Women's Volleyball


McKenna Kelsay
McKenna Kelsay
16

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
St. Francis

Height:
5-7

Position:
S/DS

10/04/2013

No. 9 Michigan State Sinks Illinois in Straight Sets

A Family Affair: Sisters McKenna and Kristen Kelsay both saw time at setter--for opposing teams

08/24/2013

Youth Tops Experience at Alumni Match

The current Illini defeated the alumni team, 3-0

08/21/2013

Annual Alumni Match This Saturday, August 24

The current Fighting Illini will take on a team of Illini alumni

08/23/2014

Volleyball Alumni Exhibition

The women's volleyball team competed in an intrasquad competition at Huff Hall on Saturday, August 23. Several former Illini players were recognized prior to the exhibition.

09/14/2013

Illinois vs. Texas 9/14/13

Photos from the Illinois vs. Texas match at Huff Hall

08/24/2013

2013 Illinois Alumni Match

2013 Illinois Alumni Match

Match-By-Match Stats: 2013 | 2014

2013: Saw action in four matches as a freshman, primarily as a designated server ... Made her first career appearance against No. 18 Florida State, coming in to serve for an Illini middle ... Came in to serve against No. 2 Texas ... Made her first ever appearance at setter at No. 9 Michigan State, recording 14 assists, a block, an ace and a dig in the second half of the match. Played opposite her older sister Kristen, a senior setter for the Spartans ... Served for Maddie Mayers in the fourth set at No. 20 Purdue.

High School

Daily Herald All-Area 2012 ... Chicago Sun Times Top 50 Players in the State 2012 ... Conference Player of the Year 2012 ... Captain and team MVP at St. Francis in 2012 ... Academic All-Conference 2012 ... St. Francis was undefeated conference champion all four years and won the 2012 state championship ... Tallied 921 assists, 261 digs, 74 kills, 31 blocks and 31 aces in 42 matches as a senior ... Member of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club from 2007-13 ... Team captain of 16 sophomore and 18 White teams ... AAU 18 Club National Champion 2012 ... AAU All-American 2013.

Personal

Born McKenna Kathleen Kelsay on April 18, 1995 in Elmhurst, Illinois ... Daughter of Mary and Bruce Kelsay ... Has two sisters, Kristen and Nikki ... Older sister Kristen plays volleyball at Michigan State .... J. Kyle Braid Leadership Award ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Sang in the St. Francis choir ... Enjoys singing, listening to music and following sports.

Career Single-Match Highs

K: 0
TA: 0
PCT: 0
A: 14 at Michigan State (10/4/13)
SA: 1 at Michigan State (10/4/13)
D: 1 at Michigan State (10/4/13)
BS: 0
BA: 1 at Michigan State (10/4/13)
TB: 1 at Michigan State (10/4/13)

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Getting to know McKenna

Nickname: Kenna
Career Plans: Teacher
Fun fact: I love Justin Bieber
Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans
Movie you've seen in theatre that you've regretted seeing the most:Paranormal Activity
Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: Maggiano's
Favorite Midnight Snack: Oreos
Three things on your "bucket list": Travel overseas, own a huge dog, meet Justin Bieber
What are you most proud of and why? Winning State in 2012, because our team worked so hard and had to go through so much for it
If you were to win $10 million, what would you buy? A red convertible Camero
Book you've read in the past year:My Sister's Keeper
Favorite quote: "Everything is OK in the end. If it is not OK, it is not the end."
When I surf the web, page I most often go to: Twitter
Your favorite sundae topping: Hot fudge
Your weirdest quirk:I can touch my tongue to my nose
Favorite athlete: Derrick Rose
Favorite professional sports team:Chicago White Sox
Favorite TV Show: The Following
Favorite Musical Group: Mumford and Sons
If I could visit any place in the world, where would you choose and why?Ireland, because I've heard it's beautiful
Secret talent: Singing
What is your favorite game? Monopoly
Lucky number: 15
Favorite subject in high school: Forensics
Crazy thing you dream of doing someday:Skydiving
Who did you idolize growing up: My dad

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