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11 Kayla Sears
Kayla  Sears

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moorpark, Calif.

High School:
Moorpark

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH

08/10/2015

Virginia Volleyball Preseason Blog

Daily account from student-athletes in preseason

02/02/2015

Virginia Volleyball Spring Blog

Catch up with the Cavaliers throughout the spring

09/26/2014

Virginia Opens ACC Play with 3-1 Win over Clemson

Janowski reaches 1,000 career kills at UVa

09/19/2014

Virginia Drops Three-Set Match to Ball State, 3-0, at VCU Invitational

Cavaliers face East Tennessee State and VCU Saturday

09/18/2014

Getting to Know UVa Volleyball's Juniors

Learn more about UVa's four junios

10/29/2015

Volleyball vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

Volleyball vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

10/24/2015

Volleyball vs. Louisville (by Kelsey Grant)

Volleyball vs. Louisville (by Kelsey Grant)

09/08/2015

Volleyball vs. Appalachian State (by Matt Riley)

Volleyball vs. Appalachian State (by Matt Riley)

09/08/2015

Volleyball vs. VCU (by Matt Riley)

Volleyball vs. VCU (by Matt Riley)

09/14/2012

Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Volleyball vs. Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

2015
• Appeared in and started 30 matches
• Fourth on the team with 254 kills (2.40 per set)
• Led UVA with 38 service aces
• Tied school record with nine aces against Pittsburgh (10/2)
• Had multiple service aces in 11 matches
• Record double-digit kills in 12 matches
• Added 35 blocks and 57 digs on the season
• Had a season-high 18 kills against American (9/19)

2014

• Played in 25 matches with 17 starts
• Third on the team with 2.80 kills per set (196 total)
• Notched 12 double-digit kill matches
• Recorded 23 aces
• Averaged 0.33 aces/set, ranking 5th in the ACC
• Matched her career-high of 21 kills twice against LIU and Clemson
• Named to the Marshall Thunder Invitational All-Tournament Team

2013
• Played in 17 matches
• Earned 15 kills
• Recorded a season-high six kills against James Madison on Aug. 31

2012
• Played in all 31 matches, including 20 starts
• Earned 263 kills, the third-most on the squad
• Tallied double-digit kills 11 times
• Hit a season-high 21 kills and four blocks in a five-set win over James Madison on Oct. 16
• Also hit 20 kills in a five-set win over Georgia Tech on Nov. 2

Background
• A Prep Volleyball Senior Ace
• Recognized on AVCA Under Armour All-American Watch List
• Listed as a Prep Volleyball Soph 79 in her sophomore year
• A 2011 AAU National All-American after leading Point West Volleyball Club to a 5th-place finish
• A three-time All-Marmonte League First Team selection
• A three-time All-Ventura County Second Team honoree
• A three-year varsity starter for Moorpark
• Named to 2011 SCVA European Global Challenge Team and 2010 SCVA High Performance Jr. Team

Personal
• Daughter of Dean and Debbie Sears
• Has a brother, Justin
• List some of favorite hobbies as hiking, swimming and traveling

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