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#11 Kelsey McNamara
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Northbrook, Ill.
High School: Glenbrook North

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 Virginia... matched her career high with four aces against Radford...14 kills against UC Riverside... 12 kills against DePaul... 12 digs against Morgan State... 14 kills against Harvard... double-double against George Mason with 11 kills and season-high 19 digs... season-high five assists with nine kills and nine digs at Hofstra... eight kills and eight digs against UNC Wilmington... 14 kills and nine digs against Georgia State... 10 kills against William & Mary... double-double against Georgia State with season-high 16 kills and 16 digs for a season high of 18 points...

 

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 Delaware...tallied five digs against Towson...racked up 11 digs against Wake Forest... Had seven digs versus Delaware

 

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.

 

Career Highs:

Kills: 23 (2x) last at Towson, 11/11/05

Digs: 14 vs. W&M, 11/4/05

Blocks: 3 vs. VCU, 11/5/05

 

Year

G

K

E

TA

Pct.

AST

SA

DG

BS

BA

PTS

2005

69

216

91

541

0.231

13

28

120

1

10

250

2006

20

1

0

5

0.200

1

0

33

0

0

1

2007

63

79

35

217

0.203

14

7

83

1

7

90.5

2008 96 208 98 639 0.172 27 18 167 6 15 239.5

Total

248

504

224

1402

0.200

55

53

403

8

32

581

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?

My team

 

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?

SCOM220

 

Favorite place you've traveled to?

Ireland

 

Who’s the funniest on the team?

Sofia Lindroth

 

Who is your most stylish teammate?

Michelle Johnson

 

What is your favorite road trip memory?

Van wars freshman year in New York

 

Who eats the most on the team?

Lindsay Callahan by far