From Tiger BLOG
There aren't too many more well-rounded student-athletes than Kyla Sears, who excels at both parts of that term.
She's a standout student with one of the top GPAs on the team, and she
is obviously one of the best women's lacrosse players Princeton has ever
seen. And she can sing.
Sears sang with choirs and a cappella groups at Skaneateles High School
outside of Syracuse, and she's sang the national anthem before Princeton
games throughout her career. Princeton, in fact, has a long history of
women's lacrosse players who sing before games, going back to Theresa
Sherry, who scored the game-winning goal in OT of the 2003 NCAA
On the field, Sears holds five school records and two Ivy League
records. The two Ivy records are the most goals (64) and points (83) by a
freshman, and she also holds the Princeton records for free position
goals in a season and career and assists in a season.
Sears currently has 217 career points, which has her sixth all-time at
Princeton. She is also tied for sixth in career assists with 68, and her
139 goals leave her three away from the top 10. She's already earned a
special place in Princeton women's lacrosse history.
It's not a coincidence that Sears has the school records for free
position goals, since she is the best TigerBlog has ever seen at drawing
a free position in the first place. In fact, TB asked Chris Sailer
about her ability to do on one of the podcasts this years, and Sailer
spoke about how Sears just has an innate ability and a tenacity put
herself in the right spots to make it happen.