Kirsten Kilburn is entering her third season as an assistant field hockey coach at Babson College after being hired in June 2016.
A 2015 graduate of fellow New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) member Mount Holyoke College with a degree in psychology and biology, Kilburn comes to Babson after serving as an outreach specialist at Riverside Community Care in Dedham. She worked one-on-one with children and families with severe mental and emotional disorders in addition to teaming with case managers and psychiatrists to set up action plans for each client.
Kilburn enjoyed a tremendous career as a two-sport athlete at Mount Holyoke, earning a pair of All-America honors in field hockey and two all-region accolades in lacrosse. A four-year starter for the Lyons' field hockey squad, she was a three-time All-NEWMAC selection and finished as the program's all-time leader with 54 assists and 178 points. Additionally, Kilburn helped the program reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament while garnering All-America recognition in both 2013 and 2014.
Kilburn started 61 of 62 games over four years for the Mount Holyoke lacrosse program and earned all-conference recognition four times, including three first-team selections. One of just four players in school history to surpass 200 career points, she graduated as the program's all-time leader in goals (196) and ranked second on the Lyons' career list with 224 points. Kilburn also collected IWLCA All-New England Berkshire Region honors following her junior and senior seasons.