Voted Senior Athlete of the Year, Kari was also an exceptional student and earned 13 letters while playing three sports for four years and serving as the football statistician.
In 2007, as part of the Glen Rock High School’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, she was selected Most Notable Female Scholar Athlete in the History of Glen Rock High School.
Kari led the girls’ soccer team, coached by Hall of Fame Coach Ed Troy, to three state championships, playing midfield and goalie when called upon to do so. She was second in career assists with 43 and was named to the All-League and All-county teams. The team’s record during her four years was 75-11-4. She served as team captain in her senior year.
She was captain of the basketball team during both her junior and senior years and also captained the softball team in her senior year and won All-League and All-County awards.
At Dartmouth College she continued her soccer career as an All–Ivy League goalie and was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player in its 1991 Ivy League championship season. Her career and single season records for highest save percentage still stand 20 years after graduation.
Kari and her husband Jason live in Reading, Massachusetts, with their two children Anna (11) and Erik (8). She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center in Boston where she practices clinical Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and studies genetic contributions to Pulmonary Hypertension with grant support from the National Institutes of Health.
Although she no longer playing team sports, Kari continues to be active in athletics as an ardent supporter of her daughter’s competitive swimming career, coach of her son’s soccer team and a competitor in sprint triathlons.