AOTW: Kyra Boccio, senior lacrosse player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Mar. 5 – Mar. 11 Why Kyra Boccio was selected: Boccio earned the MAC Freedom Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading the Colonels second-half comeback against the Notre Dame of Maryland and reaching the 100-career-goals milestone by the end of the game.


Nicole Gaetani

Female Athlete of the Week: Kyra Boccio, senior lacrosse player

Name: Kyra Boccio

Year: Senior

Major: Accounting & Management

Hometown: Dingmans Ferry, Pa.

High School: Delaware Valley HS

Position: Midfield

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I liked how close Wilkes is to home, and I had the opportunity to play lacrosse here.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduation, I plan to work in the accounting department for a furniture company called Empire. 

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing around sixth grade because my family and friends taught me how to play. 

Favorite thing to do during practice?

I really enjoy playing 7 v. 7 because it allows us to just have fun and play togeter. It really helps us mesh as a team.

Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to end my career with a strong season and just enjoy playing with my team for the last time.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

I would improve our fundraising so we could do more activities as a team or even travel without having to spend our own money.  

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I enjoy working with horses and snowboarding.

Favorite professor?

Professor Hughes.

Favorite building on campus?


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

The ice cream. 

Coke or Pepsi?

I don’t drink either, so Ginger Ale. 

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

Definitely, the egg.

Most influential person in your life?

My parents. They’re both a big part of who I am and how I play. They’re always at my games cheering me on, and they always believe in me, even when I don’t believe in myself.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

Robin Williams.

A quote you live your life by?

“Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

It means that you should be strong and represent Wilkes in a positive manner.

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

My family: thank you for always showing up for me and being my biggest fans. Also, my teammates and coaches: thank you for supporting me and helping me reach my goals; I’m so glad to be able to finish my athletic career with you all.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor