"Kyle, he's just a really good defenseman because he's so athletic," coach Jim Berkman said. "He's really fast. Him, [junior long-stick midfielder Andrew] Ternahan and [senior short-stick defensive midfielder] Preston Dabbs are three of the fastest guys on the team, and you usually don't see that kind of speed on a close defenseman. But he's gotten a lot stronger. He just doesn't get beat. He can take the ball away a little, too, and he can get it off the ground. And when he gets it off the ground, he can run away from people and creates separation quickly. So the clearing game gets a little easier when he gets the ground ball because attackmen are not running him down. He's running away from them. He's got a special skill set."