AOTW: Kiana Jedlicka, sophomore soccer player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Aug. 25 – Aug. 31 Why Kiana Jedlicka was selected: Jedlicka proved to be crucial in the Colonels game play during their season-opener against Penn State Berks, kicking a laser into the net to give Wilkes a 2-1 victory.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Kiana Jedlicka, sophomore soccer player

Name: Kiana Jedlicka

Year: Sophomore

Major: Special Education

Hometown: Poughquag, NY

High School: Arlington HS

Position: Left Wing


Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I loved that Wilkes offered a good education program and that I was still able to play soccer.


Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

I plan to get a job as a special education teacher closer to home. 


Favorite building on campus?

The SUB.


What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg.


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

I hope to win the MAC conference championship.


When/Why did you first begin playing?

I started playing soccer when I was four. My parents made me and I ended up falling in love with it.


Favorite thing to do during practice?

I love doing shooting drills or 11 v. 11.


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

We could watch more film to help correct our mistakes in games.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field? 

Outside of playing soccer, I enjoy skiing, hiking and walking my dogs.


Most influential person(s) in your life?

The most influential person in my life would have to be my Opa (grandfather) because he is the hardest working person I know.


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

Daniel Radcliffe.


Favorite professor?

Dr. Richards.


Coke or Pepsi?

I’d choose seltzer. 


Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Anything from Which Wich.


A quote you live your life by?

My favorite quote from Disney’s “UP” is, “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”


What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To me, “Be Colonel” means to work hard and be respectful on the field, in the classroom and everywhere else.


Anyone to give a shout-out to?

The Wilkes women’s soccer team and my roommates Emma and Cathy. 


-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor