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Sayre's Sutryk signs with Stevenson University.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | April 13, 2017 | Photo courtesy The Review


Sayre's Sutryk signs with Stevenson UniversitySAYRE — Whether an athlete or not, finding the right fit is key when choosing a college. When an athlete has to make that choice, they have to weigh the university's athletic program along with the rest.

For Sayre senior Kaeli Sutryk, NCAA Division III and Middle Atlantic Conference member Stevenson University fit the bill.

"Whenever I researched colleges and put in what I wanted in a college, I said that I wanted a small college," she said. "Stevenson is small and it's in a really nice area."

That wasn't the only item on her list where Stevenson was a good fit.

"The facilities are really nice and the basketball program is great. I could really fit well there. The business program is really good. I'm going for accounting, so that is important."

Located in Stevenson Md., the university is about 15 miles north of Baltimore. That allows the college to have its small feel and still be a stone's throw of the city.

At first, Sutryk wasn't sure about being so far away from her family or that close to the city.

"I loved everything about it, but I'm so close to my family, so I was hesitant to be so far away."

She also wanted to feel safe and wasn't sure about being so close to Baltimore.

"It's like a nice suburb. It's different than here. Being four-and-a-half hours away, it'll be different, just with the diversity of people."

From a basketball perspective, the team couldn't be a better fit.

"I did an overnight with one of the girls on the team. I fit in really well and got along well with them. The coach is amazing and she said she needed a shooter."

And a shooter Sutryk is. The Redskins relied on her to knock down the big shot and she routinely delivered.

"I think I can be competitive for getting a good amount of playing time because they need a shooter."

She sees it as a challenge she likes.

"I'm ready to work hard."

Stevenson was 19-10 overall last season and 12-4 in the MAC.