UNC Field Hockey Bio
3 Kristy Bernatchez
Bernatchez Bernatchez 1407440

Majoring in exercise and sport science ... Member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team

2015: As a junior, played in 22 games and started 18 ... Missed the first two games of the season with an injury and came off the bench in the next two as she worked her way back ... Made a defensive save in the game at Virginia ... Faced off against her older sister when the Tar Heels hosted Boston University in NCAA play ... Recipient of the team's Marjorie Moses Schwab Unsung Hero Award

2014: As a sophomore, played in all 23 games and started 21 of them ... Scored one goal ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad and the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Played in the U.S. Field Hockey Young Women's National Championship in June of 2015

2013: As a true freshman, played in all 24 games and started six ... Scored five goals and added one assist ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Before UNC: At Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine, named Miss Maine Field Hockey and Kennebec Journal Player of the Year as a senior ... Four-time all-state and all-conference honoree ... Two-year team MVP ... Team captain as a senior ... Scored 47 goals in her senior season, setting a new state scoring record ... Her team was Eastern Maine runner-up four years in a row ... MVP of the 2013 Senior All-Star Game ... Also played three years of varsity lacrosse, earning all-conference honors as a senior when her team won the conference title ... Named the Top Female Athlete in her senior class ... Earned High Honors with Distinction all four years

National/International: Current member of the U.S. Under-21 team ... Played for the U.S. Under-19 National Team 2012-14 ... Also was a member of the Under-17 Team ... Member of the Futures program since 2010 ... National Futures Championship 2010, 2013 ... Junior Olympics in 2011, when she was honored with the Most Outstanding Performance award ... Played for Majestix field hockey club ... Attended Disney Showcase 2010-12, National Festival 2009-2013 and National Indoor Tournament 2011-2013 ... Won a gold medal in Pool A at National Festival in 2013

More on Bernatchez: Born in Waterville, Maine ... Daughter of Amy and Brian Bernatchez ... Her mother played field hockey at the University of Maine and her sister played at Boston University ... Favorite pastimes are playing sports, boating and wakeboarding ... Favorite sport other than field hockey is basketball ... Fun fact is that she was a gymnast for eight years ... Athlete she most admires is Michael Jordan ... After college, hopes to play field hockey internationally ... Dream job is working for a professional sports team

Position: Back
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Belgrade, Maine
High School: Messalonskee
Major: Exercise and Sport Science
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