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Kira Lazenby
19  Kira Lazenby

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Payson, Utah

High School:
Payson High School

Last College:
Iowa Western Community College

Height:
5-7

Position:
Goalkeeper

Iowa Western Community College
Two-time NJCAA All-American while starring at Iowa Western Community College ... garnered first-team accolades in 2006 after leading the Reivers to an appearance in the national title contest ... ranked fourth in the country in goals against average at .260 ... earned placement on the all-tournament team as well ... second-squad All-American in 2005 after checking in ninth nationally with .425 GAA ... two-team ICCAC first-team selection ... twice named the NJCAA player of the week ... played a school-record 1270 minutes in 2005 ... twice named the league's player of the week ... 2007 Academic All-American.

Payson High School
Four-year letterwinner who led her team into the state tournament ... twice voted as team MVP ... all-region goalkeeper in 2003 ... second-team all state in 2004 ... tabbed best defensive player in 2001 and 2002 ... listed in Who's Who Among American High School Athletes in 2003-04 ... member of National Honors Society.

Club
Helped her club team, the Celtic Storm, to back-to-back state titles.

Personal
Full name is Kira Lazenby ... a general studies major ... hails from Payson, Utah ... cites advancing to the national championship game in junior college after defeating the No. 1 team in nation as her biggest thrill in soccer ... models herself after Andrew Leavitt, her first club coach ... admires Mia Hamm, Michelle Akers, Lance Armstrong and Gordon B. Hinckley ... loves hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, boating and basically anything that involves the outdoors ... enjoys expressing herself through drawing and pastel works of art ... majoring in graphic design and drawing ... has five siblings; Alexia, 24, Rory, 23, Cody, 22, Caitlin, 18 and Collin, 17 ... born on Oct. 16, 1986, in Provo, Utah ... daughter of Alice and David Lazenby.

UTEP Athletics