Played collegiately at Trinity Christian College in Illinois. Led the Trolls in batting average each of his last three seasons. Kiesel hit .383 in his senior year, hitting 10 doubles with 30 RBIs and .508 slugging percentage to accompany a .469 OBP. Stole 28 bases in 29 attempts in his senior year. Set the school record in stolen bases in his sernior year.