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First-year soccer player takes on challenge of ROTC program

Many first-years Division I athletes don’t have the commitment to be both on the women’s soccer team and a member of the ROTC program. But Marquette’s midfielder/defender Aeryn Kennedy is an exception.

However, Kennedy is not the first student at Marquette to be involved in both programs.

Kristin Stoniecki, a 2007 graduate, was a part of the ROTC program as a student athlete. Stoniecki, a track and field athlete, transferred to Marquette her sophomore year, and holds multiple Marquette records in pole vaulting. She went on to be a White House nurse after graduating, and also won the 2020 Young Alumna of the Year Award.