The Word: Returning starter on defense ... tough and aggressive player ... good mark up defender ... extremely strong and fast ... brings energy to every contests ... motivating defender ... an imposing force on defense ... extremely capable in getting the ball to the attacking end.
2005 Season: Started in the 13 games she appeared in ... had her first career assists against George Mason ... also added 30 groundballs, six draw controls and five caused turnovers.
2004 Season: Saw action in all 18 games as a defender ... recorded 18 ground balls, seven draw controls and six caused turnovers.
2003 Season: Appeared in 11 games ... picked up two groundballs and won two draw controls.
At West Essex: Was a four-year letterwinner in both lacrosse and basketball ... captained both teams in junior and senior seasons ... three-year letterwinner in soccer ... lacrosse team won Group 2 State Championship in 2001 and 2002 ... was a two-time All-American in lacrosse ... named first-team all-state, all-county and all-conference in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... was selected as one of the preseason Top 6 Players in the State for lacrosse as a junior and senior ... was Academic All-America for lacrosse as a junior.
Personal: The daughter of Donald and Martha McKay, Kristin Nicole McKay was born on Feb. 19, 1984 in Pompton Plains, N.J. ... has two sisters, Stephanie and Liz, and two brothers, Scott and Doug ... father played football and lacrosse at Princeton ... majoring in communications.