Freshman Ties for Seventh With 2-Under 214 Total, Colonials Finish Sixth
Colonials Card 1-Under 287 Behind Season-Best Scores from Hickey and Piela
Freshman Hickey Equals Season-Low With Opening 1-Over 73
Colonials Aim for Repeat Performance at Heron Bay Golf Club in South Florida
Colonials Look to Ride Momentum, Defend Crown at Next Week's A-10 Championship
High School: A First Team All-Colonial Hills Conference selection in 2009...Named NJJPGA Player of the Year and First Team All-New Jersey State and Non-Public B in 2010...Earned All-Super Essex Conference First Team Honors for three straight years...Named to the all-state second team and First Team Non-Public B his senior year...Claimed medalist honors in the Colonial Hills Conference Championship...Two-time New Jersey Prep B State Champion in 2010 and 2011...Won Super Essex County Championship in 2011 and 2012...Guided squad to two New Jersey Non-Public B and Prep B State Championships in 2010 and 2012...Helped team to a 2012 Non-Public B Sectional Championship...Set a Colonial Hills Conference individual low-round record in 2009 with a score of 69 and broke his own record with a 68 as the 2011 Super Essex County champion...Tied the New Jersey state record low-nine-hole round with a five-under par 30...Served as vice president of student government and student chair on the executive committee at Montclair Kimberley Academy.
Personal: Born Stephen Raymond Piela on March 4, 1993 in Hackensack, NJ...Son of Kathie and Raymond Piela...Has two sisters, Andrea and Jamie, both of whom played softball for Siena College...Intended major at GW is undecided.