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Kellie McNeil
Kellie  McNeil

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Setter

Experience:
HS


11/23/2011

Gophers Host Wisconsin in Border Battle

Wisconsin Visits the Sports Pavilion Wednesday Night

11/13/2011

Gophers Fall in Straight Sets to No. 24 Michigan

Gophers fall in three sets to the Wolverines (25-21, 25-21, 25-22)

11/11/2011

Gophers Host No. 24 Michigan Sunday Afternoon

Minnesota battles the Wolverines at the Sports Pavilion

11/09/2011

Gophers Host Michigan State Wednesday Night

The Spartans visit the Sports Pavilion Wednesday, Nov. 9

11/09/2011

Minnesota Sweeps Michigan State 3-0

Ashley Wittman had 11 kills to lead Minnesota past the Spartans

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Saw her first action of the season against Saint Louis (9/9) where she recorded four digs, three kills and two blocks in three sets • had two blocks, one dig and one ace against Kansas (9/10) in one set • in five sets, had three kills, three blocks (one solo) and one dig against UNI (9-10) • played in four sets recording four blocks against Marquette (9/18) • played in her first Big Ten match at the setter position against Northwestern (9/25) • finished the night with 33 assists, four digs and one block • played in one set against Michigan (10/7) and had two assists • made her first career start against Northwestern (10/28) recording 31 assists, five digs, four blocks and an ace • in her second career start, helped the Gophers upset then No. 3 Illinois (10/29) with 31 kill assists, four blocks, three digs and two kills with a .333 hitting percentage in three sets • in five sets against Penn State (11/4) set a career-high 61 kill assists, 13 kills while recording her first double double as a Gopher and had three kills • had 45 kill assists, nine digs, four kills for a .375 hitting percentage, three blocks and an ace against Ohio State (11/5) • recorded a match-high 35 kill assists, a career-high four aces, four digs, three kills for a .600 hitting percentage and two blocks against Michigan State (11/9) • had 27 kill assists, four digs, two kills, a block and an ace against Nebraska (11/16) • competed in her first NCAA postseason competition when she started the Washington match (12/3).

High School: Graduated early from Lakeville North High School and competed in 2011 spring volleyball season. CLUB BALL: Helped her team to a fifth-place finish in the AAU Nationals in the summer of 2010 and was named an AAU All-American • received "2009 Best Setter" honors at the National Junior Classic in Chicago • named the Most Outstanding 16 and under setter at the Prepvolleyball.com Classic in 2009 • was the Most Outstanding 15 and under player at the 2008 Prepvolleyball.com Classic • was also a member of the M-1 Club program • 2008 US Junior Olympic Championship, 10th-place open division. HIGH SCHOOL: Named Minnesota's Gatorade Player of the Year, which is given to Minnesota's base high school volleyball player • as a senior, led Lakeville North to a 31-1 record and the Class AAA state title • recorded 1,172 assists, 203 digs, 147 blocks, 132 kills and 66 service aces while averaging 13.1 assists per game • named the 2010 Ms. Baden-Minnesota Volleyball Player of the Year • 2010 Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year • earned first-team all-state in 2010, second-team in 2009 and honorable mention in 2008 • 2009 Pioneer Press All State Team selection • four-time all-conference honoree • 2007 AAA MSHSL State Tournament third-place finish • named KARE-11 Athlete of the Week • ranked as the nation's No. 8 player and No. 1 setter as rated by PrepVolleyball.com • graduated Lakeville North with a 3.82 grade point average.

PERSONAL: Born on July 22, 1993 • daughter of Mark and Michele McNeil • undecided on a major.

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