Tri-captain. 2005: Appeared in all 31 matches and missed just one of the team's 114 games ... ranked second on the squad in kills with 286 (2.53/game), second in service aces with 42 (0.37/game) and second in digs with 436 (3.86/game) ... totaled 10 or more digs 26 times ... had six matches with 20+ digs ... recorded double-doubles in 13 matches ... registered a career high with 21 kills at Stony Brook and hit .475 with just two errors in 40 attempts .. set a new career best with 28 digs against Villanova, four off the Bucknell match record ... posted a career-high four blocks twice-vs. Fairleigh Dickinson and at Navy ... had a career-best four service aces on three occasions ... hit .429 with 10 kills and one error in 21 attempts at Holy Cross ... logged 12 kills without an error for a .400 hitting percentage at Lafayette ... earned Lewisburg Hotel Bison Athlete of the Week honors after recording 16 kills, 25 digs and four aces against American in the Patriot League Tournament.
2004: Appeared in 23 matches and 50 games ... recorded seven kills, five aces and 57 digs ... posted a season-high 11 digs twice -- vs. Duquesne and Army ... had two aces each vs. Duquesne and Colgate ...
2003: Played in 12 games, totaling 10 kills, six digs and two blocks ... best match came against Fairleigh Dickinson, when she tallied six kills and two digs.
Personal: Daughter of David and Gale Sydlowski ... born Sept. 28, 1984 in Bethlehem, Pa. ... has older brother, John ... three-sport star at Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa. ... earned four letters each in volleyball, basketball and track ... in volleyball was first-team all-state and District II MVP ... Express Times and Morning Call Player of the Year ... Lehigh Valley Conference MVP ... team captain in both basketball and track ... first-team all-conference in track ... named school's athlete of the year ... majoring in biomedical engineering ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
According to Opalski: "Kristen has incredible tenacity in everything she does. She always gives 100% on the court. We are simply a more competitive team with Kristen in the lineup."