Ryley Bugay
Ryley  Bugay

RS Junior

West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
William Henry Harrison




Bugay headed to World Cup qualifier with the Philippines

The holding midfielder trained with the squad during November and over Christmas break


Bugay and Sprecher invited to national team camps

Ryley Bugay invited to train with Philippines National Team and Kylie Sprecher with U.S. U-20 squad


Marquette trio earns BIG EAST weekly honors

Henry earns her third accolade of the year, while Bugay and Sprecher earn the first of their careers

Career Highlights

  • BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (9/4/17)
  • 2017 All-Marquette Invitational Team, Defensive MVP
  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17)

2017 (RS Jr.): Led all MU field players with 1,871 minutes played while starting all 21 matches ... Scored a goal and added an assist on the year ... Saw 90 minutes of action in the win over Kentucky (8/20) and played every minute in all but five matches in 2017 ... Scored her first career goal on a penalty kick in the shutout victory at Louisville (8/27) ... Named defensive MVP of the Marquette Invitational after helping MU to a pair of shutout wins over Central Michigan (9/1) and Mercer (9/3) and playing all 180 minutes. 

2016 (RS So.):
Made her first start of the season against Seton Hall (9/29) and went on to start the final 11 matches in a defensive midfield role ... Saw action in 19 of 22 matches as a redshirt sophomore and played every minute in four BIG EAST regular season contests and in a 2-1 overtime win against St. John's (11/4) in the BIG EAST semfinals. 

2015 (RS Fr.):
Played in 15 matches and notched eight starts in the midfield as a redshirt freshman ... Started the first eight of nine total BIG EAST matches ... Played all 90 minutes in a 1-0 shutout win over Providence (10/11) ... Saw first collegiate action against Utah (8/21) ... Made first career start and recorded first career shot in 5-1 victory against Creighton (9/27).

Bugay did not see action as a true freshman.

Prior to Marquette: Bugay was a four-time letter winner in soccer for William Henry Harrison High School ... Named team captain during her senior season ... Named high school MVP, all-state honorable mention and all-district first team for her efforts during her junior season ... Named to the HCC All-Conference Team and the all-district second team during her sophomore campaign ... Helped lead her team to a sectional championship during her sophomore season.

Personal: Born on January 23, 1996 in West Lafayette, Indiana ... Daughter of Dave and Terri Bugay ... Has three siblings Chris, Kyle and Sammi ... Plans to major in biomedical sciences.


MEET THE 'FAMILY'- August 2015

After the conclusion of your collegiate career, what are your professional goals (soccer, career, etc.)?
I plan to attend graduate school to become a physical therapist.  

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat?

Who is your biggest inspiration (athletic or otherwise)?
My mom and dad 

Favorite professional sports team?
FC Barcelona 

Favorite sport other than soccer?

Favorite meal/food?

Is there anything that others are surprised to learn about you?
My first name is Kristen, but I go by my middle name, Ryley.  

Favorite vacation destination?
New Jersey Shore 


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