Spirit Reserves coach KJ Spisak inducted into Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame

Washington Spirit  |   September 18, 2018
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Orlando, FL – Friday Aug. 26, 2016: during a regular season National Womenís Soccer League (NWSL) match between the Orlando Pride and the Washington Spirit at Camping World Stadium.

Boyds, MD (Sept. 18, 2018) – Washington Spirit Reserves coach KJ Spisak was inducted in the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame over the weekend in College Station, Texas, along with six other legendary Aggies athletes from different sports.

Spisak was a standout goalkeeper for Texas A&M from 2002-2006, where she remains the program’s all-time leader in wins (69), minutes played (8,559) and saves (291). She led the Aggies to Big 12 regular-season titles in 2002, ’04 and ’05 and Big 12 Tournament crowns in 2004 and ’05. She also pushed Texas A&M to an Elite Eight appearance in the 2002 NCAA Championship, as well as Sweet 16 spots in 2003 and ’05.

Spisak was recognized as an All-American across the board in 2003 as a sophomore, earning First Team status from Soccer America, as well as Second Team from Soccer Buzz and Third Team from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Spisak was a Freshman All-American and Soccer Buzz All-America Honorable Mention in 2002. The St. Louis native was tabbed as one of the best goalkeepers in the Central Region all four of her seasons.

Soccer Buzz tabbed her All-Central Region First Team in 2003, Second Team in 2002 and Third Team in 2004 and ’05. NSCAA named her All-Central Region First Team in 2003 and Third Team in 2002 and ’04. She earned All-Big 12 First Team recognition on three occasions (2002, ’03 and ’05). Spisak was also tabbed to the 2002 Big 12 All-Newcomer team. She garnered Most Valuable Player distinction at the 2004 Big 12 Championship and received All-Tournament recognition in 2004 and ’05.

Following her college career, Spisak went on to have a successful professional playing career, and since then has served as a member of the Washington Spirit coaching staff since 2014. She also serves as Associate Athletic Director and head coach of the girls’ soccer team at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md.

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