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  Kalee Kirby
Kalee Kirby

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
South Weber, Utah

High School:
Northridge

Last College:
Northern Arizona

Height:
5-7

Position:
S

Birthdate:
09/25/1992

Experience:
1L

Kirby Notes: Utah native who fit in well during her first season with the Utes ... hard-nosed competitor ... helped NAU win 27 matches in 2012 ... club teammate of Bailey Bateman and Alli Spurrier.

2013: Handed out 5.57 assists per set during first season with Utes ... turned in 1.85 digs per set ... started 13 matches, including each of the last 10 ... had five matches with at least 30 assists ... seven double-doubles ... season-high-tying 35 assists and nine digs in season opener against Utah State (8/30) ... 22 assists and five digs against Fairfield (8/31) ... had 27 assists, six digs and a pair of aces versus Northern Iowa (8/31) ... 24 assists and five digs against North Texas (9/6) ... recorded 11 digs to go with 19 assists against UC Irvine (9/14) ... 23 assists and three digs against Idaho State (9/14) ... 24 assists, nine digs and an ace against Utah Valley (9/14) ... 23 assists and season-high 12 digs against BYU (9/17) ... 21 assists and six digs at New Mexico State (9/19) ... 22 assists, eight digs and a season high of two kills on two attempts against Colorado (9/24) ... tied season high with 35 assists and turned in 11 digs against Washington State (10/4) ... 15 assists and eight digs at Oregon State (10/18) ... 30 assists and season-high-tying 12 digs against Arizona State (10/24) ... 22 assists and eight digs against Arizona (10/27) ... 22 assists, season-high-tying 12 digs and an ace at No. 3 Washington (11/1) ... 17 assists and 11 digs at Washington State (11/2) ... 20 assists and eight digs against Cal (11/7) ... 13 assists and 11 digs against No. 6 Stanford (11/10) ... 17 assists and seven digs at Arizona (11/14) ... tied season high for the third time with 35 assists and just missed eighth double-double with nine digs at ASU (11/17) ... also credited with first block as a Ute against the Sun Devils ... 22 assists and seven digs against Oregon (11/22) ... 20 assists and six digs versus Oregon State (11/24) ... 31 assists and six digs at Colorado (11/27) ... 27 assists and nine digs to go with a season-high three kills at UCLA (11/29) ... 31 assists and seven digs in first round of NCAA Tournament versus Yale (12/6) ... 14 assists and six digs in second round at Penn State (12/7).

2012: Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Team member after handing out 84 assists (12.00 assists per set) and 21 digs (3.00 digs per set) while adding three blocks, a service ace, and five kills on a .455 hitting percentage in the two matches ... had a a double-double against Idaho State (11/23) with 51 assists, 13 digs, three kills, and two blocks to notch her team-leading 13th double-double of the season ... had 33 assists, eight digs, two kills, a block, and service ace to lead NAU past Montana State (11/23) in the quarterfinals, the Lumberjacks' first postseason win since 1999 ... named to Big Sky All-Academic Team ... averaged 11.21 assists, 2.44 digs, 0.52 blocks and 0.18 service aces per set to help Northern Arizona to a 24-7 overall record, the most wins in program history, and a 15-5 mark in Big Sky play.

2011: Appeared in 22 matches with 12 starts, totaling 89 sets, at Northern Arizona ... Big Sky All-Academic selection and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete award recipient ... season total of 92 assists, 11 kills, and hit .375.finished third on team with 2.06 digs per set ... posted nine matches with double-digit digs ... had a career-high 17 digs vs. South Carolina Upstate ... played setter in three matches, totaling double-digit assists in each match ... had a career-high 44 assists in season final vs. Northern Colorado to go with 13 digs for first-career double-double.

High School: Two-sport athlete in volleyball and basketball at Northridge ...played volleyball for head coach Shauna Haney ... Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 ... all-state second-team selection in 2010 ... helped team win Region I championship in 2010.

Personal: Major is undeclared ... born Sept. 25, 1992 ... daughter of Val and Teri Kirby ... has two brothers, Brian and Jordan, and two sisters, Michelle and Jessica ... first name is pronounced CAL-ee ... enjoys art and reading.

2013 Season Highs Kills 3 vs. UCLA (11/29) Attempts 6 vs. UCLA (11/29) Assists 35, 3x (MR vs. Arizona State, 11/17) Service Aces 2 vs. Northern Iowa (8/31) Digs 12, 3x (MR vs. Washington State, 11/2) Blocks 1 vs. Arizona State (11/17)

Kirby's 2013 Match-by-Match Stats

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