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Kelly Byrne   8
Kelly Byrne

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lido Beach, N.Y.

High School:
Kellenberg

Height:
5-8

Position:
RS/OH/DS

Twitter Handle:
@3rd_degreeBYRNE


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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 will likely be increased situational action in her third season with program

2013:
  • MAAC All-Academic Team and MAAC Honor Roll selection
  • Played in 15 matches and 33 sets
  • Collected 32 digs (.97/set) and seven aces
  • Posted four aces and six digs in 3-1 win over Rider (1/16)

2012:
  • Saw limited action in nine matches and 21 sets
  • Tallied three service aces and eight digs on the season

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), and Tutoring/Mentoring programs (2008-12)

COACH PIERRE SAYS:
    "Kelly is very athletic and has a great passion for the game. Her mental game has improved a great deal. We expect her to help the team as a serving specialist and a defender."

GETTING TO KNOW KELLY:
    Nickname: KB
    Major: Psychology
    What I like most about Siena: The small campus
    What I like most about volleyball: The intensity of the game
    What I like most about coach Pierre: His ability to push us to our highest potential
    Another Siena sport I follow: Field Hockey
    Player I most relate to on the team: Erin Bies
    Best moment at Siena: MAAC Championships Finals 2012
    My goal for the upcoming season: Win MAAC's
    My biggest fear is: Failing
    My hobbies are: Beach volleyball, surfing
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go: Fiji
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: My surfboard
    My before match routine: Erin braids my hair
    Best advice I have ever received: "In a world where you can be anything, be yourself"
    Person I look up to the most: My mom
    Three words that describe me: Outgoing, hardworking, and dedicated
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Kerri Lee Walsh
    When I'm not playing volleyball, you can find me: At the beach or with Erin
    My dream job: Orthopedic Physician Assistant
    If I could have any pet, I would have: Dolphin
    My dream car: Range Rover
    Future Plans: Attend graduate school in a physician's assistant program

    Favorites

    TV show: Grey's Anatomy
    Class at Siena: Biology
    Vacation spot: Puerto Rico
    Twitter account to follow: @BIES_inthetrap
    Color: Yellow
    Sports Team: NY Giants
    App: Instagram
    Food: Filet Mignon
    Movie: Blue Crush
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