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Valerie Nowlan

Legal name: Kathryn Kirk

Nickname: Kirk

Birthday: July 7th, 1990

Birthplace: Frederick, MD

College attended: Old Dominion University

Degree earned: Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology

Additional degrees:

National team experience: 2010 Junior WNC.. 2011 WNC

First job: Bus Girl at a country club.. no thank you!

Favorite color: Blue

If you could have a special power, what would it be: I would LOVE to read people’s minds

What movie can you watch over and over: Bridesmaids

Best friend: Lisa Weiler

Name something you cook well: Everything.. Just kidding, how about salmon

Countries visited: New Zealand, Aruba, Ireland. England and Holland this October

Most memorable FH moment: Scoring the winning OT goal to win our conference championship

What is something about you that people would be surprised to know about you: I am a terrible dancer

Dogs or cats: Dogs

Score or assist: What do I seem to be better at..assists, but who doesn’t like to score a goal

What makes you happy: My family and friends.. and when other people laugh at my jokesJ

Hobbies: Skiing

What you love about coaching: I love building relationships with people, and then seeing what they learned in practice, be put into a game. It’s the most exciting feeling

Pet peeves: Chewing with your mouth open

What do you know about yourself today that you didn’t always know: I’m stronger and more independent than I thought I could be

What would your older self today, tell your younger self 10 years ago: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.