GENERAL: Talented middle hitter with great size and a powerful swing...Comes from a winning volleyball program...Dedicated work ethic...Has improved her footwork and all around game...Could be a major force at the net on both offense and defense...Will be called upon in an expanded role this season.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in 14 matches and 27 sets...Recorded 13 kills and 10 blocks...Posted a .176 attack percentage.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in 16 matches and 20 sets...Posted 14 kills and a .273 attack percentage...Averaged .35 blocks per set.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in four matches and four sets...Killed one of her four attacks and collected one dig.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Born January 23, 1987 in Hartford...Chose Siena because of its location and the size of the campus...Older sister Denise attended Merrimack College...The daughter of Zdzislaw and Roberta Kruglik.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered in volleyball and basketball for four years at Coventry...Named First Team All-State and First Team All-Conference as a senior...Led Coventry to Class S State Championship in 2003 and 2004...Was Named State Championship Game MVP in 2004 and selected to the Senior All-Star Game...Coventry finished 2004 season undefeated and Kruglik was honored with the team's Leadership Award...A sociology major.
PIERRE ON KRUGLIK: "Emily has worked hard at developing her game throughout her career and we feel she is poised to be a contributor this season. She brings great size to our front row and we will be looking for her to take her game to the next level in her final season."
Getting to Know Emily Kruglik