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Alexis Kiehl

School

Dayton

Position
Forward
Major
Sport Management with a Business Administration mi

Classroom

Alexis Kiehl was a 2016 NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team selection. She was also a 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-East Region First Team selection. She was a 2016 Academic All-Ohio First Team honoree and was named to the second team in 2015. Kiehl has been named to multiple Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls and University of Dayton Dean’s Lists and has done internships with the University of Dayton Athletics Communication and Multimedia departments, creating videos and graphics for Dayton’s social media platforms. Her work has reached more than 100,000 people on social media platforms. Kiehl took extra classes in the summer and graduated early from Walnut Hills, the No. 1 Academic high school in Ohio. This allowed her to attend UD a semester early and get started with academics and soccer at a higher level.

Character

Kiehl is a member of Dayton’s Leadership Group, and has proven to be a vital contributor. The coaches rely on the leadership group to help to enhance communication within the team, invest in developing meaningful relationships with each member of the team, provide positive role models in the classroom/community/field, serve as a mentor for the freshmen players and consistently live by the program’s core values while holding others accountable to program values and standards.

Kiehl has grown from being a talented student-athlete as she has seen great success both in the classroom and on the field and has become an influential leader within the program. She is a fantastic ambassador for the program both on and off of campus, as she has been engaged in both during her time at Dayton. She has had to deal with a number of injuries during her career, and each time has displayed a pure passion for the game and a blue collar work ethic to overcome any adversity that she’s faced. Talent has provided her with a number of opportunities, and her work rate and drive have allowed her to become a shining example of a student-athlete success story. Her dad, step-dad and uncle all are/were in the military and were sent overseas (including Afghanistan and Iraq).

Community

Kiehl tutors students at the Academy of World Languages where English is the second language. She has volunteered with the Interparish Ministry food pantry, collecting and donating items. She also volunteered at The Dayton Foodbank. She takes part in Christmas on Campus at UD every year, in which students “adopt” a child. Nearly 1,000 children from Dayton City Schools are paired with UD students the night of Christmas on Campus. Kiehl also raised $1,250 for the Front Row Foundation to help a little girl with cancer achieve her dream of seeing the Cubs play. She has worked with the Dayton women’s soccer camps the last three years.

Competition

Kiehl was one of 30 players selected to the women’s 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. She is coming off of a phenomenal 2016 season in which she led the Flyers with 21 goals and six assists for a total of 48 points. Her 21 goals tied for first in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer in 2016 and also was the fourth-best, single-season effort in UD women’s soccer history. She broke the A-10 Tournament record for points (12) and goals scored (5), was named a 2016 NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region First Team selection and is a three-time Atlantic 10 selection (first-team in 2016 and 2015, and second-team in 2014).

Kiehl has been named to the A-10 All-Championship Team two times, in 2016 and 2014. She is a three-time All-Ohio selection, earning first-team honors in 2016 and second-team honors in 2014 and 2015. She is currently ranked as the 35th best player in the 2017 Preseason TDS National Top 100 and was selected as the 2016 NSCAA Division I College Player of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer National Player of the Week (Nov. 8). She’s been named to the Preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team three times (2016, 2015 and 2014) and has led the Flyers to two NCAA appearances in her three seasons so far (2016 and 2014).