8 Kristy Kwiatkowski
8 Kristy Kwiatkowski
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
High School: Manalapan
Position: C
Bats/Throws: R/R
Kwiatkowski has earned All-Ivy recognition in each of her first three years. Last spring, she led the team in RBI with 33, only two shy of the school record, and home runs with four. Her two-run homer in the sixth inning against Seton Hall snapped a 2-2 tie. In a doubleheader sweep of Marist, she went 7-for-7 with two RBI and a run scored. In addition, she was named to the CoSIDA first team Academic All-District team.

As a sophomore, Kwiatkowski started 46 games behind the plate, threw out 15 runners trying to steal and tied for the team lead in home runs with three. The highlight of her season came when she belted a game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against St. John's.

As a freshman, she was fourth on the team in RBI (12) and fifth in hits (31). In addition, she was the only freshman to start in all 45 games. In the second game of a doubleheader against Pennsylvania she went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, and five RBI. She also had two other three-hit games.

Kwiatkowski was a two-time all-state selection at Manalapan High School. In 2001, she earned both Player of the Year and Outstanding Athlete honors. She led her team to the Shore Conference League Championship.

At Yale, Kwiatkowski majors in Political Science and resides in Ezra Stiles College. She is the daughter of Mark and Karen Kwiatkowski.