Kiah Begley, Sophomore, Volleyball
Kiah Begley is a setter and two-year starter for the Saint Joseph's College Volleyball team. As a freshman, she broke the program single-season record with 703 assists and is just the second player in team history to surpass the 1,000-assist plateau. Kiah also holds the single-game record for assists, as she dealt 45 helpers in a match against Green Mountain College on September 12th, 2009 - which was her 10th collegiate contest.
Volleyball Head Coach Yami Nolan:
Kiah is a second year starting setter for Women's Volleyball. She confidently runs our offense and is a true leader on the court. She has excellent ball control skills and a great passion for the game. Her sense of humor helps carry us through difficult times, and her dedication to her teammates is second to none. She is a true competitor. As an Education major she works hard and will be an awesome teacher one day. We are very lucky to have Kiah on our team!
Full name: Kiah Danielle Begley
Born when and where? February 18, 1991 in Dover, New Hampshire
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Berwick, Maine
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas
Sport(s) and position(s): Volleyball; Setter
Song: Free, Zac Brown Band
Professional Sports Team: The C's
Food: Grilled Cheese
T.V. Show(s): Desperate Housewives, The Nanny
Movie(s): Love & Basketball, Young Frankenstein
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Why did you choose Saint Joseph's College?
I wanted something small and close, and I wanted to play
What is/was your favorite class at St. Joe's and why?
Wellness with Tiffany Miller-Gagnon
What was your first job?
Chuck E Cheese
Who would you like to trade places for a day with and why?
I would have to say Misty May just so I could play beach with Kerri Walsh in the Olympics
What is on your "Bucket List?"
Live in Italy
Talent you'd most like to have:
I want to be able to sing well
What do you drive?
Blue 2002 Mitzubishi Galant
What is your motto?
Live with no regrets
Do you have any superstitions before you go into a big game?
I listen to Eminem before every game
Why did you choose your jersey #?
Everyone said 13 was an unlucky number, so I wanted to beat the
What is your most memorable moment as an athlete at SJC?
Our game against UMF on September 28th, 2010, I became
the 2nd player in SJC history to reach the 1000 assist
Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
My Mom. She has always supported me and believes in me more than
Can you tell us something about you that most people don't know?
I still sleep with my baby blanket.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Living on my own, having a steady job, possibly
married/engaged/in a relationship
If you could meet anyone (past or present) who would it be and why?
Eminem. I'm a huge fan.
What are your hobbies?
Volleyball, hiking, taking my dogs for walks
What is your ideal day away from athletics?
A day of fishing on the lake with a few friends
Do you plan on playing sports or coaching after you graduate?
What are your personal and team goals for this season?
I would like to see us take games from teams that no one thinks we can beat and I would like to see us go far in playoffs. As for personal goals, I want to beat the all time school record for assists in a single season before I graduate.