September 14, 2020

Get to Know the Freshmen: Kiana Perez

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Follow along and get to know the newest members of the Buckeye women’s lacrosse program.

Today, meet midfielder Kiana Perez, who came to Ohio State from Granite Bay, Calif.

Buckeye head coach Amy Bokker on Kiana …

“We are excited to add a player from out west to our roster. Kiana is a speedy midfielder who is tenacious and makes the hustle plays. She is gritty between the 30s and has a determination for ground balls.”

Kiana, on why she chose Ohio State …

“I chose Ohio State because as soon as I stepped onto campus, I knew there was no other place I’d rather spend the next four years! The energy in Columbus is unmatched and even though the university is one of the largest in the country, it feels small in the sense that you can walk around campus and know you have at least one thing in common with every other student – your overwhelming love and support for Ohio State. This is not only embodied in the student body, but in the women’s lacrosse team as well. I was immediately attracted to the pride and love the team has for each other as well as who they play for. On top of this, I’d also receive a great mixture of quality academics and athletics and have access to resources that will help set me up for the future in the best way possible. I’m beyond excited for this journey I’m about to embark on and so proud to call myself a Buckeye!”

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Prior to Ohio State

  • 2020 Adrenaline All-American
  • Part of 2019 SVLC championship team
  • Team captain as a senior
  • Earned Sacramento All-City Team honors in 2019
  • Three-time all-conference selection, with first team honors in 2018 and ’19 and second team recognition in 2017
  • 181 career draw controls with 134 ground balls and 62 caused turnovers
  • Played for Tenacity Elite for six years

Personal

  • Daughter of Ming and Adrian
  • Has two older siblings, Ty and Jalin Serna
  • Plans to attend pharmacy school
  • Hobbies include yoga, cooking, wielding her lightsaber and hiking