Kirstein, is entering her fourth year with TCVA, is currently on maternity leave after her first season as the head coach at North Davidson High School, where she is a Social Studies teacher. Kirstein started playing volleyball at the age of 14 and quickly excelled at the sport. For the next four years she played for her high school team and Orlando Volleyball Academy in her native Florida. She also competed for the Florida Region's High Performance program. She earned a scholarship to play for Samford University of the Southern Conference and had a successful career as a Middle Blocker. #trainingwithpurpose