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  McKelle Stilson
McKelle Stilson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orangeville, Utah

High School:
Emery HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
MB

Experience:
3L

In A Nutshell: Hampered by a knee injury in 2000, but finished the season on a strong note ... first-team all-conference middle blocker in 1999 ... started every match in 1999 and 1998 and 23 matches in 2000 ... sat out the 1997 season as a redshirt ... has the athletic ability and skills ... graceful footwork and a smooth swinger ... is 3rd on Utah?s career leaders list in hitting efficiency (.284) and block assists (329), 4th in total blocks (371), 7th in kills (997) and 9th in attempts (2,208).

2000: Cal Poly SLO Tournament MVP ... played in 97 out of 114 games ... career-high five assists vs. Cal Poly SLO (9-9-00) ... season-high 23 kills vs. Stanford (9-5-00) ... four or more total blocks in 11 matches ... season-high six total blocks three times, most recent vs. Brigham Young (10-6-00) ... two or more digs in six matches ... double-figure kills 14 times in 29 matches ... season-high .625 hitting percentage at Air Force (11-10-00) ... averaged 2.90 kills per game (2nd on team) ... 0.13 assists per game ... 0.30 digs per game ... 0.85 blocks per game (2nd on team) ... academic all-MWC.

1999: First-team all-Mountain West Conference ... career high 31 kills and 11 digs vs. SDSU ... season high .583 hitting percentage vs. Idaho State ... season high 10 total blocks vs. Georgia ... career high four service aces vs. George Mason ... academic all-MWC ... ... MWC all-tourney team ... MWC Volleyball Player of the Week ... ranks number five on Utah?s individual season record list with a .296 hitting efficiency, sixth with 130 block assists, seventh with 149 total blocks and ninth with 431 kills ... eighth in the MWC in kills per game (3.62) ... ninth in the MWC with a .296 hitting percentage ... sixth in the MWC with a .281 hitting percentage in conference matches ... eighth in the MWC in kills per game in conference matches (3.57) ... sixth in the MWC in blocks per game (1.25) ... double figure kills in 26 matches ... played in all 32 matches and 119 of the 121 games.

1998: Played in all 31 matches and 106 of the 110 games ... ranked fifth in the Western Athletic Conference and led the team in blocking (1.32) ... had the eighth-most block assists (125) and the ninth-most total blocks (140) in a single season at the U. ... led the Utes in kills four times and in blocks 17 times ... 15 kills or more in four matches and double-figure kills in 13 matches ... 5 blocks or more in 14 matches ... .400 hitting percentage or better in seven matches ... season-best 18 kills and a .581 hitting percentage (18-0-31) and 9 blocks in four-game win over Gonzaga ... set the WAC league-match record with a career-best .813 hitting percentage (13-0-16) in a three-game win at San Jose State ... also had 13 kills and 7 blocks against the Spartans ... career-best 11 blocks (all block assists) against San Diego State to break the Utah three-game single-match record for block assists and tie the record for total blocks ... 16 kills and 6 blocks (2 solos) in her first collegiate match against Idaho State ... 15 kills in four-game win over Fresno State ... 15 kills and a .500 hitting percentage (15-3-24) in four-game win over Idaho ... 10 kills and 5 blocks at UTEP ... led Utes with 6 blocks and also had 7 kills with a .417 hitting percentage (7-2-12) against TCU in the first round of the WAC Tournament ... 6 kills and a match-high 9 blocks against Illinois State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... 12 kills, 3 blocks and 4 digs against Nebraska on the second round of the NCAA?s.

1997: Sat out the season as a redshirt.

High School: First-team all-state by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News in 1995-96 ... first-team all-Region II in 1996-97 ... second-team all-region selection in 1995 ... led Emery High School to the Region II title in ?96 and ?97 ... named Outstanding Front Row Player at Emery in 1996 ... averaged 4.5 blocks and 3.0 kills per game and 1.5 aces per match ... coached by Nancy Martinez ... also lettered in basketball and softball.

Club Team: Led Players Club to a second-place finish at the Intermountain Region Championships and the Denver Crossroads tournament ... coached by Dave Richards.

Personal: Major is behavioral science and health ... daughter of Ken and Kathy Stilson ... father played baseball at the U. ... born May 16, 1979.

Career Statistics

YearMPGPKETAPCTASABSBADG
199831106285121642.2551101512545
199932119431152944.29623191913095
2000299728197622.29613187429
Totals923229973702208.284472042329169

Career Highs

Kills31vs. San Diego State (11-24-99)
Digs11vs. San Diego State (11-24-99)
Assists5vs. Cal Poly SLO (9-9-00)
Hitting Efficiency.813vs. San Jose State (10-17-98)
Blocks11vs. San Diego State (10-10-98)
Service Aces4vs. George Mason (9-11-99)
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