Kayla Klinger #3
Position: OH Ht.: 5-9
Hometown: Cary, Ill.
Previous School: Cary Grove HS
Eligibility: Sr. Major:
2012 (Jr.): Played in 27 matches and 94 sets in her junior season, recording 26 starts for CSU...Finished second on the team with 235 kills, leading the team with 2.50 kills per set...Hit .166 from the floor on the season...Finished second on the team with 228 digs overall, averaging 2.43 digs per set...Led the team with eight double-doubles on the season...Had 13 matches with double-digit kills, capped by a season-high 15 kills on three separate occasions (Sept. 18 vs. CofC, Oct. 12 vs. Liberty and Oct. 20 at Gardner-Webb)...11 matches with double-digit digs, including a season-high 17 on Sept. 22 against Winthrop...Tied for second on the team with 20 service aces...Recorded 20 set assists...Finished with 25 block assists on the year, averaging 0.27 blocks per set.
2011 (So.): Played in all 30 matches and 103 sets on the season, recording 29 starts as a sophomore for CSU…Was one of four players to see action in all 30 matches on the year…Led the team with 219 kills and 23 service aces…Finished third on the team with 184 digs on the year…Finished the season with 27 total blocks...Recorded 10 double-digit kill matches on the season, including a career high 15 kills on Sept. 3 at Wake Forest…Had three double-digit digs games…Recorded two double-doubles on the season (Oct. 1 vs. Campbell, 10 kills-12 digs, Sept. 3 vs. North Florida, 12 kills-12 digs)…Posted a career high with six service aces on Oct. 1 vs. Campbell...Contributed a career high six total blocks on Sept. 13 at the Citadel.
2010 (Fr.): Started in 28 matches while appearing in all 33 of the team’s contests as a freshman… saw action in 117 sets, and is one of five Buccaneers to play in all 33 matches… placed second on the team with 24 service aces, and ranked third with 213 kills and 236 digs… recorded three double-doubles, all in conference play… spiked 11 kills at a .409 pace in Big South Quarterfinal win, becoming first CSU freshman in over a decade to register double-digits in kills in first BSC tournament match… added 10 kills in Big South Semifinal… posted double-figure kills totals seven times, including in four out of last five matches of season… had back-to-back double-doubles, with a 10-kill, 13-dig performance at UNC Asheville and a 14-kill, 13 dig outing vs. Gardner-Webb…set career high of 14 kills Oct. 23 at Radford and tied in Nov. 12 vs. Gardner-Webb…had 11 10+-dig games, including career-high 14 Sept. 11 vs. Chattanooga… also served up career-best four aces against Chattanooga… posted 34 total blocks, contributing three blocks three times.
High School: Klinger competed at Cary Grove HS, under Coach Patty Lanqanis... played alongside fellow CSU freshman Colleen Hargrove at Cary Grove... was part of four consecutive Conference Championships and acted a captain on 2009 4A State Championship team... named to the All-Conference Team during her senior year while being tabbed special mention All-State... also selected to the Daily Herald All-Area Team and the Northwest Herald All-Area Second Team during her 2008 and 2009... played club volleyball for Sky High 18 Black under Coach Kevin Kwon, finishing in fifth place in the JVDA and AAU club division in 2008 and third place in 2009... also played softball as a freshman and was a member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born on June 2, 1992 in Barrington, Ill. … daughter of Brian and Sylvia Klinger.