|Year:||4th at MIT|
Kimi Shirasaki enters her fourth year as an assistant coach with MIT following a standout playing career with the Engineers. Her responsibilities include assisting with practice and game coaching in addition to specializing in guard training.
A two-year captain, Shirasaki established the MIT records for assists in a game (13), season (139), and career (410) along with career free throw percentage (.761). She started every game the Engineers played and helped lead them to their first NEWMAC Tournament appearance in five seasons. At the conclusion of her senior year, Shirasaki was voted to the NEWMAC all-conference second team and received MIT's Pewter Bowl Award which recognizes a female senior who has shown the highest qualities of inspiration and leadership in contributing to women's athletics.
Shirasaki graduated from MIT in 2008 with a degree in mechanical engineering. A NEWMAC academic all-conference selection, she studied the advancement of high speed atomic force microscope technology for her undergraduate thesis.