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Kira Bilecky
Kira Bilecky

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
Woodrow Wilson Senior

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
12/04/1986

Experience:
3VL



2006: Academic All-Big Ten ... One of two Boilermakers (Lauren Mason) to start and play all 23 matches ... named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week on Sept. 5, for leading team to three shutouts against Cincinnati, Texas Tech and Baylor helping hold all three to fewer than seven shots on goal while heading in first goal of season vs. the Red Raiders ... at center back, anchored a defensive line that pitched a team record 12 shutouts ... defense recorded a program best seven-straight shutouts from Aug. 29 through Sept. 15 ... was part of a team effort that established a program record 10-match unbeaten streak from Aug. 29 through Sept. 29, in which the Boilermakers allowed just one goal ... scored Purdue's first goal in a 4-0 win over Texas Tech ... provided one of two assists (Jill Sarbaugh) on Sylvia Forbes' game-winning header that beat Ohio State 2-1 in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.

2005: One of three Boilermakers, along with seniors Kim Comisar and Lauren Sesselmann, to play and start all 20 matches ... as a defender, matched last 2004's offensive output with one goal and one assist ... also recorded five shots and two shots on goal ... scored lone goal in 1-1 tie at Indiana, heading in a Comisar corner kick in the 24th minute ... provided lone assist to Kalie Grambeau, which knotted game with Butler at 1-1 in the 68th minute ... part of defensive unit that posted shutout victories over DePaul, Wisconsin and No. 22 Michigan ... made a fantastic save against the Badgers, sliding along the goal line to keep Purdue's 1-0 lead in tact.

2004: Battled way into starting lineup, playing last 17 matches of the season, starting 15 ... in those 15 starts, did not miss a minute of playing time, totaling 1,350 minutes ... finished third on the team with 1,411 minutes played ... scored game-winning goal against Minnesota in the 85th minute ... headed the ball through traffic in the goalmouth, after receiving the ball from Shauna Stapleton ... was credited with an assist in team's 2-0 win at Indiana State ... headed a Jayme-Lee Biamonte corner kick that hit the left post and bounced out to Shauna Stapleton, who scored the goal ... in her first career start, held Wright State to only seven shots ... was part of a defensive effort that combined for seven shutout victories, which included wins over Big Ten opponents Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State and Indiana ... in her 17 matches, opponents averaged 1.1 goal per match on 13 shots.

High School: Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2004 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... captained the soccer team during her senior season... club team was a finalist in the 2003 Premier Columbus Day Tournament ... U-17 team won the Division II championship in fall of 2003 ... member of the 3.0 club and National Honor Society ... received the President's Award for Academic Excellence.

Personal: Given name is Kira Marie Bilecky ... born Dec. 4, 1986 ... daughter of Michael and Pilar Bilecky ... has an older brother, Raul ... father, Michael, is a 1971 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.