GENERAL: Versatile talent who comes from a great program...Adds depth at a variety of positions in the front and back row...Proven winner who could see action early in her career.
BEFORE SIENA: Played six years at highly-regarded Kellenberg...Named All-Long Island by MSG Varsity (2011), All-Conference three times, and team MVP twice...Selected NSCHSGAA Player of the Year as a junior and senior.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Daughter of John and Maureen Byrne...Active in community: Relay for Life volunteer (2008-11)...Wheels 2 Water volunteer (2008-12)...CCD (religious education instructor) (2010-11)...CYO volleyball volunteer (2010-12)...Volunteer recreational basketball league coach (2011)...Beach clean-up volunteer (2008-11)...C.U.R.B. bike-a-thon (2009-2011)...Polar Bear Swim Make-a-wish-foundation (2008-12)...Avon Breast Cancer Walk (2008-10)...S.A.I.N.T.S (Senior Retreat Staff) (2011-12)...C.R.O.S.S (Christians Reaching Out Spreading Spirituality) 2010-12...S.A.L.T (Service, Allegiance, Leadership, Teamwork) (2010-11)...Tutoring/Mentoring programs (2008-12).
COACH PIERRE SAYS: "Kelly is very athletic, and she can help us in a lot of ways. She was the go-to player for her high school team, and she has a real desire to win. She wants the ball when the game is on the line."
GETTING TO KNOW KELLY:
What I like most about Siena College: The atmosphere, and the campus feels like home
Where do you see yourself in another five years? I would like to be in graduate school studying to be a physician assistant
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Lacrosse
What I like most about Siena volleyball: On my visit I felt very welcomed and connected with the girls on the team
What I like most about Coach Pierre: He sees our determination and drive in our eyes and will push us to do our best
My superstitions are: I always have to have the car radio volume on an even number
If I didn't play volleyball, I would: Play soccer
My most embarrassing sport moment: I was following the volleyball to the end line and I was calling the ball out. The ball was out but it landed on my head so the other team got the point. I could not do anything but laugh.
My most overused phrase in text messages is: LOL
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I had an extra tooth
My hidden talent is: I was a competitive Irish Step dancer
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Laguna Beach,I love California
What is that one thing, you can't do without? My Iphone
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Australia to go surfing
The best player I ever played against was: Melissa Rigo
My hobbies are: Surfing, lifeguarding, going to the beach, hanging out with my friends, boating, beach volleyball