#11 Elly Kaiser
|HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)||Champaign, Ill. (Illinois State)|
2009:Played in 65 of 101 sets. ...Credited with 40 digs. ...Match-high eight digs vs. Stetson (10/24). ...Made first kill of the season against Campbell (11/13. ...Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2008:Twice made a season-high seven digs (at Belmont, 10/28; at USC Upstate, 11/7). ...Recorded 56 digs, 1.10 per set. ...Played in 22 matches, 51 sets. ...Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.
2007:Played for Illinois State, playing in eight games.
High School:A two-year starter for Centennial High School in Champaign, Ill. …Served as team captain as both a junior and senior. …High school team advanced to regional finals in both seasons, winning the championship her junior year. ...Averaged 2.6 digs per game as a senior. …Named the team’s “Defensive Player of the Year” as a senior. …Named a Big 12 Scholar Athlete her senior year. …Also participated in basketball and track and field. …Top long jumper, helping her team earn back-to-back conference championships in 2004 and 2005.
Personal: Played club volleyball for Primetime VBC. …Daughter of Connie and Brian Kaiser.
Favorite volleyball moment: Playing front row one rotation, when my coach forgot to sub me out!
Favorite food:Hickory Smokehouse in Champaign, Ill.
Favorite song: Breakfast at Tiffany’sby Hootie and the Blowfish
Favorite show:Grey’s Anatomy & One Tree Hill
What is one thing you wish you could do bette?r:Singing and dancing! I have no talent in either, but that doesn’t stop me!
Best advice you have ever been given:“Trust in the Lord.