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#6 Lindsay Callahan
Position: Right Side/Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
City/State: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Landstown
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Feature Audio Interview - April 2011

As a senior:

  • Gary and Fredericka McCollum Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • First Team All-CAA
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Athlete of the Year
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU Dean's List Fall 2010
  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • JMU Days Inn Invitational MVP
  • CAA Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 13)
  • Country Inn & Suites All-Tournament Team
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 15)
  • Ranks second all-time in attack attempts (3,942), third in kills (1,354), fourth in sets played (454), fifth in kills per set (2.98), and eighth in digs (978)
  • One of just three players in school history with 1,300+ kills and 900+ digs.
  • Second on the team with 10 double-doubles
  • Finished the season with 347 kills (3.15/set), 24 assists, 32 aces, 247 digs and 66 blocks.
  • Career-high 24 kills and 11 digs against William & Mary
  • Career-high 21 digs and 10 kills against Northeastern
  • 15 kills and 16 digs in the CAA Championships against Northeastern
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award

As a junior:

  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2010
  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • Finished the season with 266 kills, 74 aces, 209 digs, and an average of 2.27 kills/set and .57 blocks/set
  • 12 games with 10 or more kills, seven games with 10 or more digs, and five games with five or more assists
  • 10 kills, career and team-high five service aces, 11 digs, and team and season-high seven blocks against Hampton
  • Season-high 15 kills, two service aces, and four blocks against Gardner-Webb
  • Double-double with 12 kills, 16 assists, and eight digs against UMBC in first collegiate match as a setter

As a sophomore:

  • VaSID Academic All-State
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete
  • JMU President's List Fall 2008
  • JMU Dean's List Spring 2009
  • Fourth in CAA (189th nationally) in kill average (3.19 per set) and fifth in points (3.59 per set)
  • In conference matches, ranked fifth kills (3.09) and ninth points (3.49)
  • Currently fourth in JMU career kill average (3.26 per set)
  • Led JMU with 16 matches of 15+ points (three 20+) and 21 double-digit kills, including 14 with 15 or more
  • First double-double of the season against Virginia, with 11 kills and 12 digs
  • Double-double against Liberty with a season-high 19 kills, and 10 digs
  • Named to All-Tournament team at Georgetown Volleyball Classic
  • 16 kills against St. Francis and 19 points, fourth most in the CAA all season in a three-set match
  • Named to All-Tournament team in Best Western Invitational at South Florida
  • Double-double and matched season high against Northeastern with 19 kills and 10 digs
  • Double-double against Hofstra with 13 kills and career-high 17 digs
  • Double-double against Hofstra with 19 kills, 10 digs, and an additional five blocks for season-high 22.5 points
  • Fourth time with season-high 19 kills against George Mason... nine kills and nine digs against Georgia State

As a freshman:

  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 JMU Dean's List
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • CAA Rookie of the Week Oct. 1 and 29
  • Posted 22 matches with double-figure kills, four matches with at least 20 kills, and 12 matches with double-figure digs
  • Sccumulated fifth-most attack attempts in a season at JMU with 1,113
  • 10th in CAA in kills with 3.35 per game
  • Totaled 10 kills and two aces in her fist appearance for the Dukes against Rutgers
  • Totaled a season high and match high of 23 kills on .526 hitting and picked up 12 digs to make her second double-double of the season against Radford
  • Reached her season high again with 23 kills and 12 digs against George Mason marking her fourth double-double of the season 

Before JMU:

  • As a sophomore, Second Team All Virginia Beach District
  • Second Team All-Tidewater
  • Landstown team MVP three times
  • Eagle Athletic Excellence Award three times
  • As a junior, Dolphin Digs All-Tournament Team
  • Team captain and MVP
  • First Team All-Beach District and Player of the Year
  • First Team All-Tidewater Region
  • As a senior played in Virginia AAA All-Star Game
  • MVP of East Team in VHSCA All-Star game \
  • All-Beach District MVP
  • Tidewater Player of the Year
  • Landstown High School Female Athlete of the Year
  • National Honor Society, Virginia Pilot Scholastic Achievement, Class salutatorian


  • Daughter of Patty and Jim Callahan
  • Media arts and design major with minors in sport communication and computer information systems
  • Enjoys photography














2007 110 368 201 1113 0.150 21 25 265 11 39 423.5
2008 117 373 188 1034 0.179 25 26 257 7 27 419.5
2009 117 266 174 846 0.109 74 24 209 1 66 324.0

























Getting to know Lindsay...


Why did you choose JMU?
Beautiful campus, great academics, and a solid volleyball program. Also, only four hours from home.

What is your major?
Media Arts and Design - Concentration in Corporate Communications
Minor in Computer Information Systems

What is your favorite?

  • Food: Literally anything but pickles
  • Movie: Step Brothers, Anchorman, any Will Ferrell movie
  • Song: Jason Mraz - "Beautiful Mess"
  • Athlete: Ricky Bobby

What is something unique about you?
I am secretly madly in love with Natalie Abel.

What are your favorite things to do off the court?
Go to the beach, hang out with friends, go shopping.

What is your favorite place on campus and why?
E-hall, because the food is amazing and never-ending. This is why it is also my least favorite place on campus.

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?
Competing and sharing the experience with my teammates.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2010 season?
Win the CAA Championship and go out with a bang!

What is your favorite place you've traveled to with JMU volleyball?
Going to the University of California, Berkeley was a really fun experience, I had never been to California before.

What do you want to do after college?
Possibly join the circus or become a live-in Chef because I am a great cook.

What is the best advice you have received?
"If you're not first, you're last" - Ricky Bobby
"Try and score more points than the other team" - Dave Albaugh

What is your favorite JMU volleyball memory? 
Upseting Delaware my junior year at home. Also, singing beautiful melodies on bus rides - For Holly Wall especially.