BEFORE SIENA: Played five years of varsity soccer at Westhill High...Two-time First Team All-CNY selection and as a senior was named the OHSL Liberty League Co-Player of the Year, First Team All-State and an NSCAA All-Region II selection...Scored 15 goals and finished with 18 points while serving as team captain during her senior season...Amassed 70 goals and 35 assists during her high school career...Played nine years for Empire United Soccer Academy, leading the club to two State Cup Championships and the US Club National Championship in 2010...President of Westhill's National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born March 27, 1994...Daughter of Kim and Karen Ristoff...Has an older brother, Jake, who attended UAlbany, and an older brother, Nick, who attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute...Plans to major in English...Enjoys photography.
KARBOWSKI ON RISTOFF:"Kelly is a physically strong player who can play equally well as a target striker and running on to the ball. She is great in the air with her aggressiveness and will to compete. Kelly is well versed technically to play in the midfield or defensively as well."