Three Players In Double-Digit Kills Paves Way For Second Win Of Day
Utah State Volleyball Earns 600th All-Time Victory And First Of Season With Four-Setter Over Northern Iowa Saturday
USU Believed To Be 102nd Team In NCAA History To Reach 600-Win Plateau; Neves Moves Up To No. 7 On Career Assists List
Orr Leads Three Aggies In Double-Figure Kills, Followed By Etimani's Career-High 11 And Brainard's 10 Kills; Neves Reaches 2,000 Career Assists Mark
Aggies Have A Great Deal Of Talent And Depth, Mixing Veterans And Newcomers
Aggies Enter New Conference With Lots Of Talent But Cautious Of Unknowns With New League
USU Volleyball vs. Fresno State 2013
USU Women's Volleyball vs SJSU 2013
USU Volleyball vs. Colorado State 2013
USU Volleyball vs. Wyoming, 2013
USU Volleyball vs. UNLV, 2013
COACHSPEAK: Kaitlyn is our most experienced middle blocker. She understands our blocking system well, and she's really worked to increase her hitting range.
QUICKLY: Enters junior season with 251 block assists, needing seven more to crack into the USU top 10 career list, as well as with 265 total career blocks, needing 14 more to break into the Aggies' top 10 career list... Went to Tanzania for a month during the summer on volunteer service trip with HELP International program.
2012 SEASON (SO): Started and played in all 30 matches and 111 sets, one of three Aggies to start all 30 matches, one of six to play in all 30 matches as well as one of five to see action in all 111 sets... Earned second-team all-WAC honors after ranking fourth in the WAC and 30th in the NCAA in blocks per set (1.33)... Finished season with 148 total blocks with 138 block assists and 10 solo blocks... The 148 total blocks is No. 5 on USU single-season list, while the 138 block assists is No. 5 on single-season list... Logged six or more total blocks in total of 11 matches, highlighted by career-high 12 blocks vs. Sacred Heart on Sept. 1, adding 10 blocks each vs. Seattle on Sept. 20 and against Denver on Oct. 6... Logged two solo blocks against Sacred Heart on Sept. 1, tying career-high, as well as adding career-high nine kills in same match... Posted five or more kills in 17 total matches, and added eight in four other matches... Tallied a .188 attack percentage (146-70-404) with a 1.32 kills per set average... Added 11 assists, dishing out two helpers each at UTSA on Sept. 13 and at New Mexico State on Nov. 3... Earned academic all-WAC honors.
2011 SEASON (FR): Appeared in 27 matches, earning 24 starts, while playing in 98 sets... Ranked fourth in the WAC at 1.19 blocks per set... Was second on team with 117 total blocks, just outside of the USU top 10 single-season list, as her 113 block assists were the 11th-most in school history... Posted six or more total blocks in nine matches, highlighted by then career-high nine at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 17... Registered 103 kills, while hitting .188 (103-55-256), setting her then-career-high of seven twice, first at Weber State on Sept. 6 and at Nevada on Nov. 10... Finished the season with 17 assists and 29 digs... Earned academic all-WAC accolades.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned all-state honors three-straight seasons at Alta High School... Also helped her club team, Club Utah, win three-straight region championships and finish in first-place at two different qualifiers... A member of the honor roll and recipient of the all-state academic volleyball scholarship.
PERSONAL: in Sacramento, Calif... One of five children of John and Jana VanHoff... Enjoys snowboarding, traveling and being in the outdoors... Majoring in art.