Roster   |    Schedule   |    Photos   |    Stats   |    News   |    Archives

  Christen Press
Christen Press

Player Profile

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

High School:



At Stanford: Broke school records for career points (183), goals (71), assists (41), and shots (500) ... set the single-season school records for shots (180) and game-winning goals (10), and tied the mark for goals (26) ... became the second consecutive Stanford player to win the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, college soccer's most prestigious award ... Stanford became the first school to have different winners in consecutive years since 1991-94.

As a Senior in 2010: Earned college soccer's most prestigious honor, the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, as the nation's best player ... also won national player of the year awards from Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer ... became Top Drawer's first repeat Player of the Season ... named Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year, the fifth Stanford player so honored ... earned NSCAA first-team All-America honors for the first time and Soccer America MVPs first-team honors for the second time ... named to the ESPN Academic All-America first team ... selected as the Pac-10's Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's soccer, becoming the second consecutive Stanford player to receive the honor, after Ali Riley ... named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team for the third consecutive season ... selected to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Season first team ... named to the NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team ... an All-Pac-10 first-team selection for the second time ... received Pac-10 first- or second-team honors all four years ... selected to the ESPN Academic All-District 8 first team ... named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... national leader in goals (26) and points (60) while helping the Cardinal reach the College Cup final and a 23-1-2 record ... her 26 goals tied the school's single-season scoring record, set in 2009 by Kelley O'Hara ... Stanford had a 67-0-1 record when Press had a goal or assist during her collegiate career ... is the Cardinal's all-time scorer in NCAA Tournament play with 13 goals ... led Stanford to its second consecutive perfect conference season, sending the team to its third consecutive College Cup ... named to the All-Pac-10 first team for the second consecutive season ... scored her first collegiate hat trick in a 6-1 victory over Utah in Santa Clara on Sept. 17 ... named Most Valuable Player of the Santa Clara Classic ... had a goal or assist over a stretch of 18 consecutive matches ... scored or assisted in 20 of Stanford's 26 matches ... heading in the winning goal in overtime (100th minute) against Georgia for a 2-1 victory (Sept. 10) ... had seven multi-goal matches in 2010 ... scored on curving left-footed shot in the 32nd minute to give Stanford its first-ever lead against North Carolina (Aug. 27) in a 2-2 draw ... broke Stanford career scoring record on an unassisted 20-yarder in the 59th minute against USC (Oct. 8), breaking Sarah Rafanelli's mark of 59 that had stood since 1993 ... scored twice in a 2-0 victory over visiting Oregon State - the first on a full volley -- to decide the Pac-10 title (Nov. 5) ... scored twice in 3-0 NCAA third-round victory in the rain against visiting UCLA (Nov. 19) ... scored a combined three goals in two NCAA playoff matches against UCLA ... matched single-season goal-scoring record on her final collegiate goal, sparking a four-goal second-half flurry in her final home match, a 5-0 NCAA quarterfinal victory over Florida State (Nov. 26) ... had a school-record 10 game-winning goals ... a finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, the Honda Sports Award and for Soccer News Net's Player of the Year ... twice selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (Sept 20, Nov. 22).

As a Junior in 2009: Scored a golden goal on a screaming 24-yarder in the 94th minute against UCLA in the NCAA College Cup semifinals (Dec. 4) in chilly and windy conditions in College Station, Texas, to give Stanford a 2-1 victory ... had the second-highest scoring season in Stanford history, with 21 goals and 16 assists for 58 points ... set Stanford season records for assists and shots (143) ... ranked third in the nation in points behind teammate Kelley O'Hara and Portland's Danielle Foxhoven ... tied for the national lead in assists with Milwaukee's Kate Megna ... Top Drawer Soccer's national co-Player of the Year with O'Hara ... combined with O'Hara on 19 goals ... Press and O'Hara scored 47 of Stanford's 80 goals and combined for 123 points, the most for a tandem in the country since 2005 ... had seven game-winning goals ... received her first All-America honor by being named to the NSCAA second team ... named to Soccer America's MVPs first team and Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Season ... named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team for the second consecutive season ... scored an apparent tying goal off the far post against North Carolina in the NCAA College Cup final (Dec. 6) in the 89th minute, but it was disallowed by an offsides call ... tied Washington State (Oct. 23) in the 87th minute in Pullman, Wash., to send match into overtime, with Stanford winning, 2-1 ... scored the fastest goal in Stanford history, only 23 seconds into Stanford's 2-0 victory over BYU (Nov. 14) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... NSCAA All-Pacific Region first team ... All-Pac-10 first team ... Pac-10 All-Academic second team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 second team ... semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, college soccer's highest honor ... named to Soccer America's Team of the Week (Oct. 6) ... collegesoccer360.com's Primetime Performers of the Week (Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 10) ... Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week (Oct. 4) ... Pac-10 Player of the Week (Aug. 25) ... Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 8).

As a Sophomore in 2008: Had 16 goals and 11 assists (43 points), the second-highest single-season point total in school history at the time ... Top Drawer Soccer second team All-American ... second team All-West Region (NSCAA, Soccer Buzz) ... second team All-Pac-10 ... only Stanford player named to the College Cup All-Tournament team ... second team All-Academic Pac-10 ... one of five to start every game ... scored or assisted in 19 matches ... named the Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 17-24 after recording five points in the home opener against Pacific (Aug. 24), scoring twice with an assist ... had three multi-goal games, including against Cal (Nov. 8), to earn Top Drawer Soccer national team of the week honors ... scored from six yards of in the 86th minute to beat Portland 1-0 (Nov. 28) in the NCAA quarterfinals and send Stanford to the College Cup ... assisted on Kelly O'Hara's goal in a 1-0 victory over Rutgers (Nov. 21) in the NCAA third round.

As a Freshman in 2007: The Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... Soccer Buzz Freshman of the Year finalist and first-team Freshman All-American ... Top Drawer Soccer first-team All-Rookie selection ... second-team All-Pac-10 ... Pac-10 All-Freshman team ... started in 18 of 21 appearances ... led the team in assists (6), and was second in goals (8), points (22) and shots (60) ... scored twice in a 4-1 victory over St. Mary's (Sept. 30) and in a 2-0 win over Oregon State (Nov. 11) ... had two goals and an assist in 7-0 win over Sacramento State (Nov. 16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, including a goal 37 seconds into the match for the fastest in school history ... converted a penalty kick in a 7-6 shootout victory over California (Nov. 18) in the NCAA second round.

National Team Experience: In July, 2010, scored three times in three matches for the U.S. Under-23 national team, including in a 1-0 defeat of Sweden, as the U.S. won the Four Nations Tournament in England ... one of 18 players brought to Germany with the U.S. U-23 national team for a three-match tour in May, 2010 ... started both matches against U-23 national teams, which were 2-2 draws against Germany and South Korea ... also participated in an April, 2010, camp with the U.S. U-23s ... one of 24 players called to the U.S. U-23 training camp in June, 2009 ... scored against an Irish select side during a U-23 two-match tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland ... formerly a member of the U.S. U-20 player pool.

High School/Club: A 2007 graduate of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif. ... 2006 NSCAA High School All-American ... Parade Magazine All-American ... two-year team captain and four-year starter ... led Dolphins to two Southern Section Division IV titles ... scored 128 high school goals, including a school-record 38 as a junior ... a two-time Southern Section Division IV Offensive Player of the Year ... a four-time Prep League Offensive MVP ... also won letters in track and tennis ... played club for the Slammers FC of Newport Beach, Calif. ... won Golden Boot for most goals scored in the USYSA national championship tournament ... helped the Pali Blues to the semipro W-League championship in the summer of 2009 ... selected with the No. 4 pick in the Women's Professional Soccer draft, by the Washington Freedom on Jan. 14, 1011.

Personal: Daughter of Cody and Stacy Press ... father played football for Dartmouth ... born in Los Angeles ... has a brother, Tyler, and sister, Channing ... majoring in communications.

Career Statistics:

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2007 21-18 60 8 6 22
2008 25-25 117 16 11 43
2009 26-26 143 21 16 58
2010 26-26 180 26 8 60
Totals 98-95 500 71 41 183
Printer-friendly format
Email this article
Latest Women's Soccer Stories
Top Stories
NCAA Stanford University Learfield Sports