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Kiana Rugar
Player Profile:
Kiana Rugar 1377739
Position: Forward/Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: New Fairfield, Conn.
High School: New Fairfield

2016:
 America East All-Conference Second Team and All-Tournament Team
• Graduated as UAlbany's all-time leader in assists with 16, tied for second with 48 points
• UAlbany's leading scorer with six goals and 16 points, adding four assists
• Tied for third in America East in goals and points, tied for fifth in assists
• Scored goals in both America East Tournament victories, including game-winner vs. UNH in semifinals (10/30) and equalizer vs. Hartford in final (11/6)
• Notched final assist for UAlbany to Mariah Williams at UConn in NCAA First Round (11/12)
• Assisted opening goal to Alexa Schneider in season opening victory at Army West Point (8/19)
• Scored two goals in home win over Quinnipiac (9/11)
• Notched a goal and an assist vs. Vermont (10/15)
• Game-winning goal vs. UMBC (10/23), securing 1-seed for UAlbany in America East Tournament

2015:
• Started all 21 games for UAlbany, switching between forward and midfield
• Finished tied for fourth in the America East with five assists and tied for ninth in the league with 15 points, including five goals
• 15 points tied for seventh-highest scoring season in UAlbany history
• Scored team's first goal of the year in first half at Davison (8/21)
• Five-point game in 4-1 victory at Quinnipiac (9/15) with two goals and an assist
• Assisted both goals in 2-0 victory over Vermont (10/18) to spark five-game winning streak for team
• Earned golden goal in 2-1 overtime victory over Vermont (11/1) in America East Tournament semifinal

2014:
• America East All-Rookie Team
• Tied a UAlbany single season record with seven assists, adding five goals for 17 points (fifth all-time in UAlbany single season) 
• Played in 19 games, including 15 starts
• Notched first score of collegiate career with game's opening goal vs. Siena (8/31)
• Earned America East Rookie of the Week with a goal vs. Rhode Island (9/12) and a four-point performance vs. Saint Peter's (9/14) on a goal and two assists
• Scored in three-straight conference games from 10/2-10/9, including a goal and an assist vs. Vermont (10/5)
• Game-tying goal in regular season finale at Maine (10/26), securing team's America East Tournament home game
• Set up Vivian Vega for the second goal vs. Maine (10/30) in UAlbany's America East quarterfinal victory

2013: Redshirt season.

High School: Lettered four years in soccer at New Fairfield High School... Led the state of Connecticut in scoring with 23 goals as a senior... Was named captain her junior and senior campaigns... 2010 South-West Conference Honorable Mention ... An All-State and All-Conference First Team member in 2012.

Personal: Full name is Kiana Joy Rugar... Majoring is psychology... Daughter of John and Audrey Rugar... Has two brothers, Cody and Lucas.

Rugar's Career Statistics

Year

GP/GS

Goals

Assists

Points

Shots

2013

-/-

-

-

-

-

2014

19/15

5

7

17

37

2015

21/21

5

5

15

38

2016

20/15

6

4

16

41

Career

60/51

16

16

48

116

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