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#8 Kelly Maguire
Position: Middle Blocker
Height: 6'3"
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Long Valley, N.J.
High School: West Morris Central
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As a redshirt junior:

  •  Appeared in 13 matches and 18 sets after returning from injury
  • Finished the season with eight kills on .143 hitting, seven blocks and a dig
  • Made her season debut coming off the bench against Wyoming
  • Had a season-high four kills on .429 hitting in three set against Wake Forest
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient

 As a junior:

  • Received a medical redshirt after missing the season due to injury

As a sophomore:

  • Set career high with 18 kills against Delaware
  • Finished 7th in the CAA in average blocks per set with 1.03
  • Recorded team-high and career-best 8 blocks against Lehigh
  • Led the team with 118 total blocks
  • Appeared in 30 games, starting 28 of them
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a freshman:

  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Made her collegiate debut as a substitute against UNC Asheville
  • Finished rookie campaign with five kills, one assist and five blocks
  • Recorded two kills and two blocks at Norfolk State
  • Had two kills and two blocks against Northeastern

Before JMU:

  • Played for coach Beth Grasso and West Morris Central High School
  • Also played for coach Greg Chiang and the Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club 17 Nationals and 18 Nationals
  • Morris County Champions 2009
  • Group III State Finalists 2008 and Champions in 2009
  • Daily Record Team of the Year 2008 and 2009
  • 1st Team All State
  • Academic All American Highest Honorable Mention
  • Morris County Player of the Year
  • Morris County 1st Team
  • All Group III 1st Team
  • Iron Hills Conference 1st Team
  • Team MVP Junior and Senior Year
  • As a junior was 1st Team Group III
  • 1st team All County
  • 1st team Iron Hills Conference (voted by coaches) 
  • 1st Team All Area (Daily Record)
  • National Honor Society, Girl Scout, Habitat for Humanity Participant, Honor Roll 3 years in a row 

Personal:

  • Daughter of Karen and Jim Maguire
  • Undecided major
  • Plans to apply for JMU School of Business
  • Loves to watch movies
Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
2010 18-13 5 0.28 5 14 .000 1 0.06 0 0.00 2
2011 115-30 254 2.21 96 563 .281 5 0.04 0 0.00 0
2012 0-0 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2013 18-13 8 0.44 4 28 .143 1 0.06 0 0.00 0
TOTAL 151-56 267 1.77 105 605 .268 7 0.05 0 0.00 2
 
Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
2010 0 0.00 0 0 5 5 0.28 0 0 7.5 0.39
2011 15 0.13 0 16 102 118 1.03 6 1 321.0 2.79
2012 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00
2013 1 0.06 0 1 6 7 0.39 0 0 12.0 0.67
TOTAL 16 0.11 0 17 113 130 0.86 6 1 340.5 2.25

 
What do you love most about JMU?
My favorite part about JMU is the atmosphere, when you walk on our campus everyone is happy to be here. We have an incomparable school spirit.

What is your major/minor?
Marketing Major, cultural communications minor

What is your favorite …
Food:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Movie:
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
TV Show:
Game of Thrones
Song:
The After Party- Party Boy Trugs
Athlete:
Katie Daorai
Holiday:
Christmas Eve

What are your favorite hobbies away from volleyball?

Netflix, baking cookies, traveling the world

What is your favorite memory of JMU volleyball?
I don’t think I could ever pick just one memory. My freshman year my dream of playing D1 volleyball at JMU came true, so watching the program change in so many good ways since then has been amazing.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein

What is one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?
Jump off of the tower!

What is your dream vacation location?
The Maldives

If not volleyball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?
Probably field hockey, I think I’d be really good at that

If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be?
Joanna Hein, Julia Scanlon and Beyonce