3 - Kirra Kylander
Kirra Kylander
Birth Date: 03/30/1988
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
High School: Murrieta Valley HS
Position: Driver
EXP: 4V
Cal State Northridge
Scored 88 career goals at Cal State Northridge, tenth-best in school history ... Her 150 career assists are third-best in school history ... Her 89 career steals are ninth-best in school history. 2010 Season
A double-digit scorer with 17 goals ... Scored two goals in games against Azusa Pacific (1/29/10), UC Santa Barbara (2/7/10), Villanova (3/7/10) and Redlands (3/14/10) ... Led the team in assists with 67, second-best for a single season in school history ... Named an Academic All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... A Big West All-Academic selection. 2009 Season
Fifth on the team in scoring with 34 ... Her season total in 2009 easily beats her previous total of 19 set last year ... Scored at least one goal in 23 of the team's 36 games ... Scored a career-high three goals in games against UC Santa Barbara (2/7/09). Sonoma State (3/15/09) and Cal State San Bernardino (4/19/09) ... Has scored 71 goals in three seasons at Cal State Northridge, ninth-best in school history ... An Academic All-American selection by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... Also named to the All-Big West Academic team. 2008 Season
Given the Coaches "Work Ethic" Award ... Named to the 2008 All-MPSF Academic team ... Tallied 19 goals, sixth-best on the team ... Her 37 steals was second-best on the Matadors ... Scored a season-high two goals in games against Cal State Bakersfield, Fresno Pacific, UC Davis, Bucknell and UC Irvine ... Named an Academic All-American by the American College Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) ... To be eligible for Academic All-American accolades, a student-athlete must have a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA, must be at least a sophomore academically, and must have been an active participant on the team ... Earned All-Academic honors by the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) ... Named to the 2008 CSUN Academic Honor Roll. 2007 Season
Kirra Kylander was the top freshman goal-scorer for the Matadors, notching 18 goals for the year ... That total was good for fifth-best on the squad ... Logged 12 assists and 13 steals ... Scored first collegiate goal against Santa Clara on February 11 ... Found the net a season-high three times in the Matadors' win over Bucknell (3/17). High School
Earned eight letters with the Murrieta Valley Nighthawks, four as a swimmer and four as a utility player for the water polo squad ... Honored as a captain as a junior and senior ... Earned her school's Female Athlete of the Year award as a senior ... Garnered Press-Enterprise Player of the Year honors and Southwestern League MVP award as a junior and senior ... Graduated with a 3.4 GPA. Matador Memo
Born March 30, 1988 in San Diego ... Parents are Annette and Todd Kylander ... Favorites include actor Channing Tatum, television show "Rob 'n' Big", and pasta ... Chose Cal State Northridge because it's close to home ... Greatest sports moment was playing in the finals game against Belmont ...Says the toughest thing about being an athlete is being sore and tired all the time ... Likes to sleep when she has time to relax ... Best advice she's ever received is "play for the name on your cap, not the number" ... Advice to young people is to never give up ... Kinesiology major.