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#16 Kristi Richardson
Position: Setter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Glen Allen, Va.
High School: Hermitage
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As a redshirt junior:

  • Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Week after setting a career-high with 23 digs and tying her career-best mark with seven blocks.
  • Set a career-high with 53 assists in the season-opener against Montana
  • Appeared in 25 matches and played 86 sets
  • Led the team with 701 assists, adding 199 digs, 84 blocks, 73 kills and seven service aces
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient

As a redshirt sophomore:

  • Appeared in two matches before missing the remainder of the season with an injury

As a redshirt freshman:

  • JMU Days Inn Invitational All-Tournament team
  • CAA Rookie of the Week (9/26) 
  • Made collegiate debut against Green Bay, recording 20 assists
  • Posted the first triple double by a Duke since 2005, with 11 kills, 50 assists and 18 digs against George Mason
  • Recorded season-highs in kills (11), assists (50), and digs (18) against George Mason
  • Finished 1st on the team in assists with 638
  • Appeared in all 31 games, starting in 8 of them

As a freshman:

  • Did not appear in a match

Before JMU:

  • Played for coach Ginny Dolan and Hermitage High School
  • Also played for coach Don Gresham and the USPAV Club
  • Most wins in a season for Hermitage girls' volleyball 2009
  • American Bid Winner at the Mideast Qualifier in Indianapolis 18 Club 2010
  • Roanoke Volleyball Shamrock Showcase 18s Champs 2010
  • 5th place in 18 Open Division at Big South Tournament in Atlanta, Ga
  • ODR Region National Bid Winner with USPAV in 2009 and 2010
  • First Team All District All Academic
  • Honorable Mention All-Region All Academic
  • Co-MVP at Hermitage High School
  • 2nd Team All District All Academic
  • All-District Honorable Mention All Academic 
  • 2nd Team  All-District All Academic for Varsity Soccer 2007 and 2008
  • Astronomy Club, National BETA club, Honor Roll all 4 years

Personal:

  • Daughter of Amy and David Richardson
  • Plans to coach volleyball and attend graduate school for marine biology
  • Enjoys the outdoors and walking her dog

 

Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
2010 0-0 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2011 116-31 104 0.90 28 271 .280 638 5.50 7 0.06 14
2012 4-2 4 1.00 0 10 .400 16 4.00 0 0.00 2
2013 86-25 73 0.85 29 226 .195 701 8.15 7 0.08 19
TOTAL 206-58 181 0.88 57 507 .245 1355 6.58 14 0.07 35
 
Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
2010 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.0 0.00
2011 80 0.69 0 9 59 68 0.59 8 12 149.5 1.28
2012 2 0.50 0 1 3 4 1.00 0 0 6.5 1.50
2013 199 2.31 1 10 74 84 0.98 8 19 127.0 1.48
TOTAL 281 1.36 1 20 136 156 0.76 16 31 283.0 1.37

What do you love most about JMU?
I love the atmosphere of JMU. You can just feel how much everyone loves to be at JMU and it’s so contagious that it fills you with joy.


What is your major/minor?
Sociology and School of Media Arts double major

What is your favorite …
Food:
Crab Legs
Movie:
The Star Wars Movies
TV Show:
Greys Anatomy
Song:
Figure 8 by Ellie Goulding
Athlete:
Mia Hamm
Holiday:
Christmas

What are your favorite hobbies away from volleyball?
Taking my dog and going hiking.

What is your favorite memory of JMU volleyball?
Playing George Mason and I got a triple double

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
Just Breath.

What is one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?
Go to Ms. Greens on a Friday and let the woman who swipes you in say “Happy Friday” to you. It’ll make your day every time.

What is your dream vacation location?
Australia


If not volleyball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?
Soccer

If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be?
Ellie Goulding, Steve Irwin, and My grandfather