Honors and Awards
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall: 2005, 2006; Spring: 2006, 2007)
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2006)
McKensie Kirchner suffered an injury to her medial collateral ligament before the season, which hampered her throughout her junior campaign. She appeared in two games.
After playing in just eight games in all of her freshman year, Kirchner became a more prominent face in 2006. Overall, she saw playing time in 12 of
After a short absence from the pitch during conference play, Kirchner emerged to take on a pair of top-25 foes, including
Kirchner appeared in eight games for the Huskers in her freshman season. Against Oral Roberts on Oct. 14, Kirchner played a career-high 55 minutes and then logged 13 minutes at
Against ORU, Kirchner attempted the first two shots of her career, placing each shot on goal.
Although she saw limited playing time in her first year, Kirchner played well when she stepped onto the field and could prove to be a key reserve as the Huskers search for depth at the depleted defender position.High School
While starring for Millard North, Kirchner was a two-time Omaha World-Herald first-team All-Nebraska pick. She was also a two-time first-team all-state selection. Off the field, Kirchner garnered first-team academic all-state honors and Metro Conference Academic Honor Roll accolades.
As a member of the Arsenal Soccer Club, Kirchner played a key role in leading the program to five state cup championships and nine divisional titles.
The daughter of Rob and Deb Kirchner, McKensie was born on Oct. 6, 1987. She has one brother, Michael, 24. McKensie is majoring in international business at Nebraska.