Kirsten Struksnes #1
Position: S Ht.: 5-9
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Previous School: Queen Elizabeth HS
Eligibility: Jr. Major:
2012 (So.): Saw action in 34 matches and 120 sets, starting 34 times for the Buccaneers as a sophomore...Led the team with 935 set assists, averaging 7.79 assists per set...Finished the season eighth overall in the Big South standings for assists per set...Hit .190 on the season with 21 kills and 10 errors in 58 attacks...Recorded 13 service aces...Fourth on the team with 183 digs, averaging 1.52 digs per set...Recorded 16 block assists on the season, averaging 0.13 blocks per set...Finished second in the conference with four 50-assist matches on the season...Had a career high 56 set assists against Liberty on Oct. 12...Had 55 assists against The Citadel on Oct. 9...53 set assists against Winthrop on Sept. 22...50 assists against Coastal Carolina on Oct. 5...Had four double-doubles of assists and digs on the season...Season-high 12 digs on Nov. 2 at Coastal Carolina.
2011 (Fr.): Saw action in 26 matches and 78 sets, starting three times for CSU as a freshman…Was second on the team with 319 set assists, averaging 4.09 set assists per game…Recorded nine service aces and five kills…Hit 14.6 percent on the season…Finished the season with 114 digs, averaging 1.46 digs per set…Recorded four block assists…Recorded one double-double on the season on Sept. 17 vs. Gardner-Webb with 36 assists and 14 digs.
High School: Played three seasons of varsity volleyball at Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary, Alberta, Canada for coach Jeff Van Leenan. While in high school, she helped her team to a pair of city championships and three Provincial titles. She was a three-year co-captain as setter for club team Calgary Dinos and head coach Reid Brodie, playing on the same team as Morgan Hadden. Struksnes aided the Dinos to a silver medal at 2010 Canadian National Team Challenge Cup, being named to the All-Tournament Team. Additionally, she played badminton in high school, where she placed first in the Division 3 championships. She earned the 17U Dinos Award for exemplifying the characteristics of a Dinos player, being hard-working, positive, selfless, striving for excellence, and exhibiting a love for competition.
Personal: Born April 7, 1993 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada… daughter of Dale and Debbie Struksnes.