Kristen Silva joins the Lamar Community College softball program for her first year as the Head Softball Coach. For the past three years she has been an Assistant Softball Coach at the University of Puget Sound. Coach Silva was also the Head Coach of the 18U Royals, an ASA Club team located in Tacoma, Washington. Prior to that she served as the assistant softball coach at 5A Fruita Monument High School in Fruita, Colorado, where their record was 59-11. The team qualified for the CHSAA State Tournament every year, including appearances in the Elite Eight in 2011, Semi-Finals in 2010, and Quarter-Finals in 2009.
Originally from Hawaii, Coach Silva played for Maui High School at third base helping her school to the conference title her freshmen year. Coach Silva organized the Maui Mavericks Softball camps in 2010 & 2011 and was the Head Coach at St. Anthony Junior & Senior High School in Maui, Hawaii, for one year.
She attended Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she lettered four years, starting in centerfield and leftfield. Mesa State won the NCAA II Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference during her sophomore season and advanced to Super-Regionals her senior year.
At Mesa State College she earned two bachelor degrees in Kinesiology with concentrations in Exercise Science and Adapted Physical Education. Coach Silva is also completing her Masters in Strengthen & Conditioning from Southern Utah University.