#8-seed Florida defeated #9-seed Illinois, 3-2
Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom
A Family Affair: Sisters McKenna and Kristen Kelsay both saw time at setter--for opposing teams
The current Illini defeated the alumni team, 3-0
The current Fighting Illini will take on a team of Illini alumni
Photos by Luke Lu from the Sweet Sixteen match between Illinois and Florida in Ames, Iowa.
Illinois vs. Michigan at Huff Hall on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Illinois defeated Michigan in four sets on Senior Night at Huff Hall.
Pictures from Illinois' Big Ten matchup against Maryland.
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.
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.
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.
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
Getting to know McKenna