Siena Boasts School Record 147 Honorees
Victoria Nguyen Earns Saints' Top Finish
Nguyen Leads Saints after 36-Holes
Strijek Leads Saints to Oklahoma State Regional
Saints Stand 23rd of 24 Teams Through 18 Holes
FALL 2013: Won the individual medalist at the 2013 ECAC Championships (9/30), shooting a 79 and Tournament low 73...Participated in the Bucknell Invitational (9/8) with a top-50 finish... Tied for 16th iin the final match of the Fall season at the St. John's Invitational, shooting an 80 and 82 in the 36-hole Tournament.
SPRING 2013: Named MAAC All-Academic Honors...Named Siena's Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month for April 2013...Finished sixth in the Hawk Invitational (3/31) with scored of 84, 82...Top-30 finish with scores of 81, 80 in the Brown Bear Invitational (4/15)...Matched team highs with four birdies in final round of MAAC Championships (4/28)
FALL 2012:Played in all four events for the Saints...Was the top finisher in two...Had her best finish in the RMU Colonial Classic with a third place showing...Also took fifth place in the ECAC Championships shooting a +8 (9/30)...Only Saint to finish in the top-25 in every event.
SPRING 2012:Enjoyed top-15 finishes in four of her five outings...Tied for second in the MAAC Championships (4/26)...Second overall in the Hartford Invite...Was one of the 15 players in the 57 team field to break 80 in the second round of the Black Bear Invite to finish 15th...11th place finisher in the Siena Invite (3/16-17).
FALL 2011:Played in all five fall events...MAAC Golfer of the Month in September...Had two top-20 finishes at Princeton (9/24-25) and Rutgers (10/14-15) Invitationals...Had a hole-in-one on the second round of play at Rutgers, holing it from 135 yards out with a 7-iron...A MAAC Student Athlete of the Week selection (10/25).
SPRING 2011:Played in four events...Had two top-10 finishes, tying for seventh at the Siena Invitational (3/18-19) and finishing fourth at her first MAAC Championships event (4/29-5/1).
FALL 2010:Competed in two events...Shot season-low round of 74 at UAlbany exhibition (10/10), finishing second...Tied for 23rd at Rutgers Invitational (10/16) after rounds of 84 and 81.
BEFORE SIENA:Four year competitor at Mainland Regional High School...Also competed on the school's swim team for two years.
PERSONAL:Born August 6th, 1992...The daughter of Michael and Susan Strijek.
GETTING TO KNOW KYLIE STRIJEK
Major: Marketing with a minor in Writing and Communication
Twitter handle: @kystrij
What I like most about my sport: It is very mentally demanding
Best moment of the previous season: Winning my first collegiate tournament at the ECAC Championships at my home course
My biggest fear is: Shanks
My hobbies are: Painting, photography, and anything on a beach
What is one thing you can't live without: Chocolate
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Scotland
If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: A wedge and my shag bag
Best advice I have ever received: Don't let anyone stand in the way of your happiness.
If I could meet anyone, it would be: My grandfathers
Sport/position I always wanted to try: Beach volleyball
My dream job: Director of Marketing for a major sports organization
Sports Team: New York Giants, New York Rangers
Movie: Almost Famous
Song: "Dream On" by Aerosmith
Pro athlete: Adam Scott
Actor/Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio