ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
9 - Riley Kessler
Riley Kessler
Height: 5-6
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: La Canada, Calif.
High School: La Canada
Position: Attacker
Major: Neurobiology
House Affiliation: Currier

2012 (Sophomore):
Finished with six goals, nine assists and 11 steals ... Made a season-high three steals against Villanova Feb. 4 ... Contributed a goal, assist and two steals in a 14-3 win over Villanova Feb. 12 ... Scored once and had two assists and a steal during Harvard's 15-1 rout of Villanova Feb. 25 ... Registered two goals, an assist and a steal in three games to help Harvard to a third-place finish at the CWPA Southern Division Championship.

2011 (Freshman):

Finished rookie campaign with seven goals, six assists and nine steals ... One of only 19 student-athletes nationally to be named “outstanding” scholar-athlete by the CWPA for finishing with a GPA between 3.71-4.00 ... Scored first career goal versus Iona, then notched a goal and grabbed first two career steals against Villanova Feb. 5 ... Found the back of the net once and collected a takeaway versus Siena in the Marist Tournament Feb. 19 ... Had a season-high three assists at Hartwick Feb. 21 ... Put in a goal and a steal against Brown Feb. 23 ... Contributed two goals and a steal against Fresno Pacific March 14 ... Tallied a goal, a helper and two takeaways against Connecticut College April 2 ... Grabbed a steal and dished an assist against Gannon in the CWPA Eastern Championship April 29.

Before Harvard
Four-year starter for the water polo team and four-year letterwinner for the swim team … Captained water polo team as a junior and senior … Two-time team MVP … Earned all-area player of the year as a junior … A two-time first-team all-area selection for Pasadena … A two-time first-team all-area selection for Glendale … First-team Rio Hondo League as a junior and senior … First-team All-CIF as a junior … Won a silver medal at the 2007 Junior Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2008 Junior Olympics … Won gold at the 2008 U.S. Championships … Team was two-time Rio Hondo league champions … A black belt in Tae Kwon Do … Won gold medal at National Junior Olympics in 2001 … National Merit Finalist … Gold Seal Bearer in 2010 … Won a silver medal in the Regional Occupational Program  (ROP) Competition in 2009 … ROP student ambassador .. Two-time Academic All-American.