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Class of 2019 Spotlight - Kiera Lane

Class of 2019 Spotlight - Kiera Lane

WINCHESTER, Va. - We continue our look at the Class of 2019 by meeting field hockey standout Kiera Lane.


Undergrad: Psychology with biology minor. Now a Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) candidate 

Sport Played: 

Field Hockey 

Why did you choose Shenandoah? 

During my first visit at Shenandoah, I instantly felt comfortable- I could see it being my new home. I loved the size and it also offered a lot of opportunity from the beginning. It is also pretty close to home so I still get to see my family often and don't have to miss too much of my little brother, Kilian growing up. 

Favorite Class and Professor: 

Favorite Class: Analysis of Health and Occupation w/ Dr. Lutman Favorite Professor: Kerry Mader 

What do you like most about playing sports at SU? 

The atmosphere- on the field, in the weight room, athletic training room, everywhere. I love having a whole family that has really helped me develop as both a player on the field and a person off the field. I really appreciate all that my team, coaches and the rest of the athletics staff have done for me. 

Favorite thing to do in Winchester: 

I love to eat at the Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet on Milwood Pike. 

Favorite SU Athletics Memory: 

My mom being at every single game (even when I had a broken jaw and couldn't play) and screaming "ROCKSTAR" from the stands during line-ups. She made it her goal to never miss a game all four years - she even showed up in a blow up dinosaur costume junior year when we played Bridgewater on Halloween. She met that goal and it means a lot to me. 

What has playing athletics at SU meant to you? 

A lot. I have learned so much through athletics at SU. I learned a lot about who I am and really grew from being a quiet individual freshman year. I met some of my best friends. I became an ODAC champion. The love for my sport grew and I saw my family grow and become stronger. Years of dedication and hard work surrounded by people with similar values really deepened my appreciation for everything life is. 

Post-Graduate Plans: 

After the spring semester, I have six months of fieldwork before graduating with my master's in December 2019. Then I take my boards, becoming a certified occupational therapist. I hope to get a job working with newborns and their families in a NICU. 

Nobody knows that I... 

medaled at an Irish dancing competition. I did Irish dance and performed for seven years but only competed once. I totally forgot my choreography for the jig category, but ended up placing for the advanced beginners reel. 

Nineteen Honored by NFHCA
March 20, 2019 Nineteen Honored by NFHCA
Academic Honors Announced
January 10, 2019 Academic Honors Announced
Happy New Year!
January 1, 2019 Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas!
December 25, 2018 Merry Christmas!
Three Earn VaSID Honors
December 12, 2018 Three Earn VaSID Honors
Payne Named All-Region
November 28, 2018 Payne Named All-Region
Happy Thanksgiving
November 22, 2018 Happy Thanksgiving
Hockey Falls in Championship
November 3, 2018 Hockey Falls in Championship
Hockey Spears Marlins
October 27, 2018 Hockey Spears Marlins
Hockey Stings 'Jackets in OT
October 19, 2018 Hockey Stings 'Jackets in OT
Payne Picked for Senior Game
October 17, 2018 Payne Picked for Senior Game
Hockey Trounces Royals
October 17, 2018 Hockey Trounces Royals
Hockey Wins on Homecoming
October 6, 2018 Hockey Wins on Homecoming
Hayes Named Player of the Week
September 24, 2018 Hayes Named Player of the Week
Hockey Claws Wolverines
September 23, 2018 Hockey Claws Wolverines
Hockey Downs Seahawks
September 19, 2018 Hockey Downs Seahawks
Two Earn ODAC Honors
September 17, 2018 Two Earn ODAC Honors
Hockey Outlasts Mustangs in OT
September 15, 2018 Hockey Outlasts Mustangs in OT
Hockey Slays Devils
September 12, 2018 Hockey Slays Devils
Hockey Rallies Past York
September 8, 2018 Hockey Rallies Past York
Hockey Shuts Out Hood
September 5, 2018 Hockey Shuts Out Hood
Hockey Opens 2018 with Win
August 31, 2018 Hockey Opens 2018 with Win
Web 101
August 30, 2018 Web 101
Fall Kickoff Announced
August 23, 2018 Fall Kickoff Announced
Hockey Picked Fourth
August 17, 2018 Hockey Picked Fourth
Happy Fourth!
July 4, 2018 Happy Fourth!