Ciesynski is one of three Sparks prep athletes this year to sign at Nevada, joining Spanish Springs' Gabby Szachara (volleyball) and Hunter Fralick (football).
“Oh my gosh, it’s so nice, I’m so happy right now,” Ciesynski said.
The future member of the Wolf Pack started all four years on the Reed varsity squad and was named a first-team defender her freshman year, a first-team midfielder as a sophomore, a second-team forward as a junior and a first-team defender this year.
Ciesynski said she expressed interest in a few other schools, particularly in California, but Nevada was always the favorite.
“I’m a homebody. I love being home,” Ciesynski said. “I love having four seasons here. My mom went to UNR and she’s had me up there a couple times. It felt right and it felt like home up there.
“When I was 6 or 7 I went and did UNR camps … You always have the big dream of going and playing up there and it’s so cool that it came true.”
Playing multiple positions in her high school career, Ciesynski does not now what position she will to play at Nevada.
She is the second Reed soccer player this year to sign a letter of intent. Teammate Kennady Whitehead declared her intentions last week to take her talents to Cal.-St. Stanislaus. Whitehead was the 2013 High Desert League Midfielder of the Year.
“They (Ciesynski and Whitehead) have been the model of consistency. Their level of play has been consistent all the way through,” Reed girls soccer coach Jason Saville said of the duo in October. “It’s just been a pleasure to coach (them) the last four years.”