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    McKenna Kelsay
    16 McKenna Kelsay
    Class:
    Freshman

    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

    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

    At Illinois

    Match-By-Match Stats: 2013

    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 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 High Scholl 2012 ... Academic All-Conference 2012 ... St. Francis was undefeated conference champion all four years and won the 2012 state championship ... Tallies 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, Ill. ... 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 last year 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 okay in the end. If it is not okay, 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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