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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Killian Colombie

Published: September 23, 2018

NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Senior Killian Colombie was named the Iona Male Student-Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for his continually evolving offensive success.

Colombie leads the Iona men's soccer team with three goals this season. Two of those scores came in the Maroon & Gold's last win against St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday, Sept. 8. Thus far this season he has a team-best 17 shots and eight shots on goal. Colombie ranks second in the conference averaging 3.40 shots per game.

As his Iona career is wrapping up, the Paris, France native has 11 career goals and three assists. He has appeared in 59 games, making 36 starts. Colombie has a career .420 shot on goal percentage.

Get to know more about Iona men's soccer senior forward, Killian Colombie.

What is your major?
"I'm a Business Management major."

Why did you choose to study Business Management?
In France I studied international business for a year so I kind of knew what I liked and didn't like at the time so that's why I chose to study it."

What are your plans after graduation? Do you plan to go back and live in France or stay in the United States?
"I'm going to play soccer professionally in Europe. I have a few tryouts in Europe in January and, maybe, hopefully I can get to the draft."

What has been the best moment of your soccer career?
"The best moment, the one last year when we beat UConn because they were ranked 20th in the country. And my freshman year when we went to Florida for the playoff, that was a big change for me coming from Paris. So that was a great experience.

What's the story behind your tattoos?
"The inner biceps reminds me to keep chasing what you are willing to struggle for. So, it's just my motto relating to soccer. And this one [pointing to forearm], I got it last summer. It's just to have the warrior mentality and how you have to push…there's things you have to do on your own in order to grow."    

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