It took some time for Kiernan to acclimate himself a year ago, but he finished with 10 groundballs in Navy’s last two games. The Mids already have surpassed their victory total from a season ago, with a self-certain Kiernan serving as a crucial influence.
“Coming in as a freshman, you have an uneasiness about what you can and cannot do on the field,” Kiernan said. “Now, I just feel the coaches have the trust in me and I feel like I have more freedom to play how I like to play.”
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