AT NOTRE DAME (2014-PRESENT):One-year monogram winner … had impressive rookie year after missing much of the fall of his freshman season rehabbing a knee injury … shown potential at third base and shortstop … really good player that has improved defensively from freshman year … competitive player at the plate … tough to strike out … puts ball in play … more physical from freshman campaign … heady, steady player that remains calm in tough situations … had outstanding summer in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, as he was ranked the No. 5 prospect (No. 1 infielder) in the league by Baseball America … sported a 3.188 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Made impact immediately during rookie campaign by locking up starting spot at third base in fourth game of season … ended up starting 47 contests while playing in 50 games overall during freshman season … missed three games in middle of season with injury … started primarily at third base until moving over to shortstop in mid-April to replace the injured Lane Richards … batted .268 (48-for-179) with 11 RBI, six doubles and a team-high 27 runs scored … drew 19 walks and was hit by eight pitches as part of a .362 on-base percentage … stole five bases in nine attempts … was very successful against right-handed pitching, hitting .311 (41-for-132) … reached base 21-of-46 times as a leadoff hitter …helped turn 14 double plays … had 10 multi-hit games … produced team season bests with a 13-game hitting streak and a 17-game on-base streak … made Irish debut in the first game of the season against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) as a pinch hitter … earned first career hit against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) after getting the start at third base … went 3-for-4 against Youngstown State (March 1) with one double, one RBI and one run scored … collected first hit in ACC action against No. 6 NC State (March 8) … notched two hits, two stolen bases, a walk and three runs scored at Appalachian State (March 11) … totaled three hits and a run scored versus Valparaiso (March 26) … in second game against the Crusaders (April 1), scored three runs and clocked a double … went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at No. 1 Florida State (April 6) … was hit by a pitch and had two hits and two runs scored versus Boston College (April 12) … big game at No. 11 Miami (April 19) saw him produce two doubles and two RBI … claimed two hits, including a double, and produced an RBI and a run scored versus Northeastern (April 26) … had three hits in four plate appearances in the second game of the Pittsburgh series (May 16) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL:Graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana in the spring of 2013 ... earned three letters in baseball ... named a underclass honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game in 2012 ... selected honorable mention all-region for the Central Region by Rawlings in 2013 ... named the No. 2 shortstop and No. 26 overall high school prospect in Indiana by Perfect Game ... backed up earning Prep Baseball preseason all-state honors by batting .426 with 12 doubles to receive Noblesville Times all-county honors while earning spots on the Hamilton County Sports Daily Baseball Team and the Indianapolis Star Super Team ... played club baseball for the Indiana Mustangs ... in the classroom, was a four-year scholar-athlete, a three-time Metropolitan Interscholastic academic all-conference member and was part of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... full name is Kyle Roger Fiala ... born in Santa Barbara, California to Bob and Cyndy Fiala ... has an older brother, Brooks ... father, Bob, played basketball at Biola University ... brother, Brooks, played baseball at Miami University (OH) ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business … undecided on major.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**