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  Kerri Walsh
Kerri Walsh

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saratoga, Calif.

High School:
Archbishop Mitty

Height:
6-2

Position:
Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker

Starting outside hitter is one of the elite players in the nation ... Three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American ... Explosive front row player, has also established herself as an outstanding passer in the back row ... Member of the U.S. Volleyball team that finished ninth at the World University Games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in July ... A top candidate to represent the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... Holds school single match dig record (30) along with Lisa Sharpley ... Nominee for the 1996-97 Women's Volleyball Honda Award, which honors America's top player.

As a Junior in 1998 - First Team AVCA All-American ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Year, becoming the sixth Cardinal to earn the honor... First Team All-Pac-10 ... Member of the NCAA Mountain Regional All-Tournament Team ... Her .379 season hitting percentage is the third best total in school history ... In the first two weeks of the season, was named to the All-Tournament team at the San Diego State Tournament and led her team to the Colorado PowerBar Invitational Title, posting 29 kills, 22 digs and 18 blocks in two matches en route to tournament MVP and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (Sept. 14) ... Her 14 blocks at Colorado is the fourth best single match total in school history ... Posted her best night of the season at No. 10 Pacific on Oct. 20, recording her fifth career triple-double with 24 kills, 17 digs and 10 assists ... Reached the 1,000-kill plateau in the second game of the Pacific match, and also earned her second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor of the season in the process ... Led the team with 373 kills and 320 digs, adding 100 blocks and 100 assists ... Ranked second in the conference in hitting percentage (.379), digs per game (3.30) and eighth in kills average (3.85) ... Led the team in double-doubles, registering 13 ... From Sept. 20 through Oct. 4 - a span of five matches - recorded 53 kills and only two errors, for a .398 hitting mark ... Had a season-high 25 kills at UCLA to clinch the team's fifth straight Pac-10 title.

As a Sophomore in 1997 - First Team AVCA All-American ... First Team All-District 8 ... First Team All-Pac-10 ... NCAA Mountain Regional Most Valuable Player ... Selected as Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 17 ... Earned the First Team All-American honors despite being slowed by shoulder problems for most of the season ... Appeared in 32 matches (97 games), and led the team with 307 digs ... Also hit .335 with 296 kills, 135 blocks (second on the team) and 113 assists ... Along with Lisa Sharpley, set single match school dig record with 30 in national championship win over Penn State on Dec. 20 ... Had 18 digs and 16 kills in NCAA Mountain Regional Final victory over UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 13 ... Tied season-high with 22 kills, to go with 12 digs, six assists and five blocks in national semifinal victory over Long Beach State on Dec. 18 ... In addition to tying school record for digs in a single match (30), had 14 kills and six blocks in national championship match vs. Penn State.

As a Freshman in 1996 - National Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-American ... Final Four Most Valuable Player ... First Team All-Pac-10 ... Named to Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... All-Tournament selection at the NCAA Pacific Regional ... All-Tournament pick at the Goff/Michigan State University Volleyball Classic ... Named AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 21 ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 21 and Nov. 4 ... Led the team in kills (521), digs (309) and service aces (47) ... The 521 kills ranks third in Stanford single season history ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.369), second in aces average (0.43 pg) and fourth in kills average (4.78 pg) ... Hit .494 with 86 kills, 41 digs, 23 assists, 21 blocks and seven aces in the NCAA Tournament ... Recorded three triple-doubles - Oct. 11 at Oregon State, Oct. 19 vs. UCLA and Nov. 26 vs. Oral Roberts ... In her collegiate debut, had 16 kills, eight assists, six digs and five blocks against Houston on Aug. 30 at the Goff/Michigan State Classic ... The following night (Aug. 31), recorded a career-high six service aces against Texas ... Just eight days later (Oct. 19), earned AVCA National Player of the Week honors after hitting .585 with a then-career-high 28 kills, 13 digs and 10 blocks vs. UCLA ... Hit .471 with 19 kills, 12 digs, eight blocks, five assists and three aces in national semifinal vs. Nebraska on Dec. 19 ... Two days later (Dec. 21), hit .438 with 17 kills, eight digs and six aces in NCAA Final vs. Hawaii.

National Competition -Represented the U.S. at the 1999 World University Games in Spain over the summer ... Started on the 1995 U.S. Junior National Team that traveled to Slovakia ... Three-time Junior Olympic All-American ... MVP of the 1995 Junior Olympics as she led Team Mizuno to a first-place finish ... Only high school junior to participate in the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival ... Member of the 1994 U.S. Junior National Team.

Prep - Ranked as the No. 1 high school recruit in the nation in 1995 ... 1995 Gatorade Circle of Champions National High School Player of the Year ... 1995 USA Today/Mizuno First Team All-American ... One of five female finalists for the 1995 Dial Award ... Selected to the City of San Jose Sports Hall of Fame in June of 1995 ... 1994-95 USA Today Basketball Honorable Mention All-American ... Played volleyball for Mike Pitts at Archbishop Mitty and Dick Montgomery on Team Mizuno.

Personal - American Studies major ... Born August 15, 1978 .... Career ambition is to play pro beach volleyball before starting a business career ... Daughter of Tim and Margie Walsh ... Father, Tim, played minor league baseball in the Oakland A's organization ... Mother, Margie, played volleyball at Santa Clara and was twice named the team's MVP.

Kerri Walsh Career Highs
Kills: 28 vs. UCLA, 10/19/96
Aces: 6 vs. Texas, 8/31/96
Digs: 30 vs. Penn State, 12/20/97
Blocks: 14 at Colorado, 9/12/98
Assists: 13 at Washington State, 10/17/97

Career Statistics

 
Year    G Kills Errs.  TA  Pct. Ast. SA  SE Digs BS  BA
1996  109  521   137 1042 .369  113  47   9  309 14 105
1997   97  296    78  650 .335  113   9  39  307 30 105
1998   97  373    73  791 .379  100  13  10  320 19  81
Total 303 1190   288 2483 .363  326  69 141  936 63 291

Career Postseason Statistics

 
Year   G Kills Errs. TA  Pct. Ast. SA SE Digs BS BA
1996  16   86   10  154 .494   23   7 12   41  2 19
1997  18   74   25  167 .293   22   2  9   71  6 17
1998  11   45   15   95 .316    7   1  0   46  0  6
Total 45  205   50  416 .373   52  10 21  158  8 42
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