As a senior: JMU Dean's List Spring 2009... CAA Commissioner's Academic Award... JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete... two double-doubles... five matches of 15 or more points, eight with double-figure kills, and four of 10+ digs... four aces against Morehead State... 14 kills against
As a junior: Recovered from injuries at mid-season to add depth to the Dukes’ attack...collected double-digit kills in four matches...had six digs against Ohio...posted a season-high 10 digs at Davidson...tallied nine digs and four assists against Northeastern...had a season high of 13 kills against George Mason...put up nine kills and six digs against Howard...tallied 12 kills against VCU...put up two blocks against William and Mary...achieved a season high of three blocks against Towson along with 10 kills and seven digs...matched her season high of 13 kills against Northeastern with five digs.
As a sophomore: Season limited by injury problems... had seven digs versus
As a freshman: CAA All-Rookie team... ranked third in the CAA for service aces, ninth in kills and tenth in points. Posted a double-double with 12 kills and 18 digs in CAA tournament first round against Towson... slammed a match-high 16 kills and served an ace against Delaware... matched her career-high and Dukes’ season high with 23 kills while posting 10 digs against Towson... led the Dukes with 10 kills and four aces while posting nine digs and assisting on three blocks in Dukes’ win over VCU... held team-high honors with 14 kills and three aces against William and Mary while turning in a career high 14 digs for a double-double... laced a match-high 15 kills with only one error on 21 attempts for a .667 attack rate adding an ace and nine digs at UNCW... knocked down six kills and served two aces at GSU... continued offensive output lacing 15 kills and serving a match-high four aces in win over Mason... had breakout performance against Northeastern netting a match-and JMU 2005 season-high 23 kills while tying a match-high with three aces and digging out seven of the Huskies' attacks... knocked in a kill versus Towson... blasted seven kills and tallied one dig versus Delaware... laced nine kills and a team-high three aces against the Tribe of William and Mary... turned in six kills at VCU... put down nine kills in win against UNCW ... netted nine kills in win at Liberty... contributed eight kills and tied a team-high with six digs against UMES at JMU Invitational... turned back a season-high two blocks versus UMES... knocked down five kills in CAA debut at Northeastern... knocked down 26 kills in 10 games at the UIC tournament... amassed 12 kills and 12.0 points against host UIC... made JMU and home debut in season opener against GWU, contributing two kills in seven attempts.
Before JMU: Earned All-Central Suburban League honors her final three years at Glenbrook North... as a senior, voted third-team All-Area by Chicago Suns Times and All-State by Chicago Tribune... named Most Athletic Female at Glenbrook North and was a finalist for Most Outstanding Girl as a senior... honored as a Central Suburban League Senior Scholar Athlete... GBN Academic Honor Roll... Pioneer Press All-Star team sophomore through senior years... captain of Pioneer Press All-Star Team as a senior... named team MVP each of her last three seasons... led the conference in kills, digs and aces as a junior... as a freshman, earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track & field, competing in pole vault and discus in the latter... played in the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics for Lions 14U’s and 15U’s finishing fifth and ninth... played for Sports Performance 16U’s and 18U’s in 2003, 2004 and 2005 going to the USA Volleyball Junior Olympics in 2003 and 2005, taking fifth place in national tournament in 2005.
Personal: Daughter of Barbara and Pat McNamara... justice studies track B major with a minor in criminal justice.
Kills: 23 (2x) last at
Digs: 14 vs. W&M, 11/4/05
Blocks: 3 vs. VCU, 11/5/05
Getting to know Kelsey...
Why did you choose JMU?
I really liked the school and the team and it is a nice change of scenery
What is your major?
Justice Studies Track B, Minors: Criminal Justice and Africana Studies
What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball?
What do you want to accomplish in the 2008 season?
I want to host and win CAA’s and advance to the second round of NCAA’s
What is your pre-game ritual?
We have a dance party in the locker room
What is your favorite?
Book: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
TV Show: The Soup
Music: Anything and Everything
Athlete: Serena Williams
Where would you most likely be found on campus?
In Godwin for practice
Something that few people know about you?
I love blues music and I paint
Best class you've taken at JMU?
Favorite place you've traveled to?
Who’s the funniest on the team?
Who is your most stylish teammate?
What is your favorite road trip memory?
Van wars freshman year in
Who eats the most on the team?
Lindsay Callahan by far