Name: Elise Krieghoff
Pronunciation: ee-LEASE CREE-g-hoff
Jersey number: 3
Date of birth: Nov. 18, 1993
Hometown: Clovis, Calif.
College: Cal-Poly University
Last club: Cal-Poly University
How acquired: Signed as a discovery player on April 26, 2016
Follow on Twitter: @zedabish
College: At Col-Poly University, finished her career as one of five Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-Americans … Scored a school-record 52 goals and tallied eight assists in her four-year career … One of two four-time all-conference first-team honorees in the 20-year history of the Big West … Her nine player-of-the-week accolades were the most ever … Halfway through her junior season, was added to the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy candidate pool, becoming one of 43 players eligible for the national player of the year award ... Earned NSCAA All-West Region honors for the second year in a row ... Was the Big West Conference's leading goal-scorer for the third straight season, scoring 14 goals … After tying the program single-game record with five goals in the 6-1 win over Fresno State in Alex G. Spanos Stadium on Sept. 19, 2014, was named the co-Disney/NSCAA National Player of the Week and was also chosen to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week for the third time since 2013 ... On Oct. 19, 2014, her game-winning goal at UC Riverside from 35 yards out was selected as one of the Top 10 Plays of the Day on ESPN's "SportsCenter", checking in at No. 3 that Sunday night ... In her sophomore year of 2013, was chosen by Soccer News Net as one of 36 finalists for the College Boot Award, given to the national player of the year (finished fifth in fan voting) ... Was an NSCAA All-West Region First Team honoree and was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Year ... Led the nation in goals-per-match average (1.105) ... Her total of 21 goals broke a single-season school record that had stood since 1992 ... As a freshman in 2012, was chosen as the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year (and also a first-team all-conference selection) after leading the league in goals, with 11 (tied for the fifth-best single-season total in program history) ... Her 0.73 goals-per-match average ranked 17th in the nation ... Also led the Big West in points per game (1.47).
International: In May 2013, was one of 26 players invited to the U.S. Women's National Team U-23 training camp held in Chula Vista from June 7-14.
Scholastic/club: Named the Fresno Bee Player of the Year as a senior at Buchanan High School in Clovis ... Helped lead the Bears to Central Section Division 1 championships during her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons ... finished four-year career with 100 goals and 37 assists ... won back-to-back Tri-River Athletic Conference Offensive MVP awards in her final two seasons ... Played for the Cal-North Olympic Development Program and the Cal Odyssey club ... Also played basketball at Buchanan, earning All-TRAC first-team honors as a senior after helping to lead the Bears to a share of the league title ... Was an honor roll student, belonged to the California Scholarship Federation and participated in leadership.
Personal: Born in Fresno ... daughter of Kathy Krieghoff ... has a brother, Ross, and a sister, Emily ... favorite players are Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie ... majored in agricultural communication.