Members of the 2016 graduating class were honored at the event and the team's annual award winners were announced.
The Friars advanced to the BIG EAST Championship Semifinal for third-straight year.
Gressel and Kilday earned the honor for their performances in the BIG EAST Tournament.
The Friars will travel to Omaha, Neb. on Nov. 12 to face No. 2 seed Creighton in the BIG EAST Semifinal.
The Friars will travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to play Butler in the First Round of the BIG EAST Tournament on Nov. 8 at 1:00 p.m.
2015: Started all 18 of the games for the Friars as a co-captain… Tallied one goal for two points… Helped the Friars record six shutouts… Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team… Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 12… Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Nov. 9… Named the teams’ Martin Hayes Most Valuable Defensive Player.
2014: Started all 20 of the games he played for the Friars … Tallied three points for the season with a goal and an assist, including his first collegiate goal in a 2-0 shutout of Holy Cross on Sept. 5 … Helped the Friars record eight shutouts on the season … Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice (9/8 and 10/6) … Named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Dec. 2).
2013: Started all 22 games for the Friars ... Registered two points on two assists during the season, one coming against URI in a 2-1 win (9/6) and one against Boston University in a 2-0 victory (9/20) ... Was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Sept. 23 ... Played the full 110 minutes in the both the team’s BIG EAST Semi-final penalty shootout vs. Georgetown (11/15) and the team’s NCAA penalty shootout vs. Penn (11/21).
2012: Played in 12 games while making 10 starts ... Made his collegiate debut at Northeastern (8/24) ... Had nine shots on the year.
2011: Did not play in a match.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played soccer and baseball for four years at Marshfield High School ... Played in every game at Marshfield and totaled 20 goals and 15 assists ... Named ACL All-Star 2007-2009 ... During senior year, Kilday was selected to the Eastern Mass All-Star Team, All-State Team, All New England Team and was unanimously voted the ACL Player of the Year ... Attended Worcester Academy after his senior year ... Named Team MVP, NEPSAC All-Star and was a finalist for NEPSAC MVP ... Also played for the Crusaders United Soccer Club and was named captain ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Son of Paul and Carol Kilday ... Has two brothers, Paul and Steven ... Steven played soccer for four years at St. Anselm College ... Favorite athlete is Carlos Puyol ... Accounting major.
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