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You might be surprised at how many times the phrase "Whatever happened to ..." gets uttered around the club. The KIVA community would love to hear any news from you. Drop us line or send us a link and we'll toot your horn for you. Have you just earned a collegiate award? Are you coaching now?  Have you married? If you would like to keep in touch, send your email address. Perhaps a qualifier or national tournament is coming to your town and you can touch base with an old coach.

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Ron has given me a list of recent grads to post to the Alumnae page. If you have the inside scoop on any of these ...

Jenni Casper
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2004 – Played in all 30 matches as a sophomore, including a team-high 111 games ... Totaled 478 digs on the season, which ranked second in the conference ... Her 4.39 dpg average in league play was best in the SEC ... Had double-figure digs in all but four matches ... Topped the 20-dig mark on 11 times on the season ... Also totaled 17 service aces on the year, including three at Arkansas ... Has totaled 951 career digs, which already ranks ninth in school history.

2003 – Was named the first-ever SEC Defensive Player of the Year ... Also was named to the All-SEC First Team and the All-SEC Freshman Team ... Totaled 473 digs on the season, the third-highest single-season total in UK history ... Her single-season total was the most by a Wildcat since 1993 ... Had a season-best 33 digs in UK’s win at Auburn ... Had double-figure digs in 25 of UK’s 32 matches and topped the 20-dig mark seven times ... Recorded a season-high six assists in UK’s win over Mississippi State in October ... Had one kill against Florida, a career-best.

High School: Was named second-team All-State as a senior while earning All-Region and All-District honors… Also was recognized as honorable mention Academic All-State in 2003… As a junior, was named All-Region and All-State while being named an AAU All-American… Played high school volleyball under coach Ken Garvey… Finished her club career at the Kentucky-Indiana Volleyball Academy under Coach Dan Palmer.


Alisa Pierce
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Alisa Pierce

Coach Skinner (University of Kentucky's volleyball coach) on Pierce:
“Alisa has the mentality and competitiveness that we are looking for in the libero position. She has played club at the highest level which will help her come in and compete for immediate playing time.”

High School – Played outside hitter in high school, but will transition to a defensive role at Kentucky ... Was a two-time first-team All-State selection and a standout club player at Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Association ... Was named to the All-District and All-Region teams in each of her four seasons as a Panther and was a second-team All-State selection in 2001 ... Was named a Junior Olympic All-American in 2004 and 2002 ... Also been a member of the honor roll at her high school all four years ... Was coached at PRP by cousin Leslie Drury Prather ... Was coached at KIVA by Annie Filley.

Personal – Full name is Alisa Shayne Pierce ... Daughter of Monica Tabor and Jim Pierce … Born Dec. 21, 1986 in Louisville, Ky. ... Her mother played college softball at Louisville … Her cousins, Lesley Drury Prather and Sarah Drury, both played volleyball at Louisville ... Sarah was a two-time member of the US National Team ... Her aunt, Joan Burks, played softball and basketball at Louisville.


Marisa Main
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Attended Assumption High School …won three consecutive Kentucky State Championships (2001, 02, 03) ... named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Kentucky State Championship ... undefeated in 2002 (40-0) and was ranked No. 1 nationally ... was an opposite hitter in 2002 and added setting duties her senior year in a 6-2 offense ... a 2003 Volleyball Magazine "Fab 50" selection ... a finalist for the National Senior Class Player of the Year by ... 2002 AAU National Championship Most Valuable Player (18s) ... six-time AAU Nationals All-American Team (1997-2001, 2003) ... six-time Junior Olympic Nationals All-Tournament Team.

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Sidney Bennett
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Bennett attended Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky., where she made the All-State, All-Region, and Nike Challenge All-Tournament teams and was an AAU All-American in her senior season ... She was rated No. 13 in the country by Volleyball Magazine in the publication's Fab 50 list of recruits ... Her team won the state championship and was ranked No. 1 in the nation by and after compiling a 40-0 record ... Sidney was also an AAU All-American in her junior season and helped lead her team to the No. 1 ranking in the nation according to ... In her sophomore season, she received the Coaches Award, and in her freshman season, she received the Assumption High School Rocket Award ... Bennett played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.


Jennifer Craven
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Jennifer lettered four years at Assumption as a setter leading her team to four straight state championships and two national rankings. She won the 1999 110 % Award and was named to the All-StateTournament team in 2000 and '01. She earned a berth on the Nike Challenge team in 2001 and won the Sportsmanship Award in '01. She played club ball with Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy and was coached by Dan Palmer.

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Katie Beck
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1999 and 2000 All-State Kentucky Honors...Member of the Junior Olympic/AAU Team...named to the 1998, 1999, and 2000 AAU All-America team for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Jordon Brightwell
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Teammate of XU junior Kim Cockerel...played for nationally ranked Assumption H.S...had a combined 79-2 record during junior and senior seasons...won state and national championships both years...also an AAU First Team All-American for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Sam Napier
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2000 All District All State Second Team
1999 All Region, All State Hon. Mention, All Tournament Team State Tourney
1996 AAU All American.10th grade: Club finished 5th place AAU nationals.
Mercy finished 3rd Kentucky State Tournament, Sam made All Tourney Team.
Honorable mention All-State.
USVBA National Champs
1998 Cajunland Champs
3rd Place AAU Nationals. Sam made All-American for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Natalie Atzinger
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Earned three letters for coach Dan Palmer at Holy Cross High School in Louisville, Kentucky...Atzinger was named All-State following the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 season...she was named All-Region after the 1998-99 and 2000-01 seasons...played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy club team for coaches Ron Kordes and Dan Palmer...her 2000 KIVA team finished in the top four at the AAU National Championships...earned eight total letters in high school, four for volleyball and four for the Holy Cross basketball team.

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Mary Nell Bennett
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Lettered in volleyball four years under Ron Kordes...Named Kentucky MVP in 2000...Earned All-State All-Region and All-District honors her senior year...Team was 2000 national champions and state champions...School has won six consecutive state championships...Other team championships include LIVT and Muncie Burris Invitational...Played six years with the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Amanda Cecil
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Two-time all-state selection at Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky. ... 2000 Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky, the first WKU volleyball signee ever to win the award ... 2000 Kentucky Player of the Year ... AAU All-America pick while a member of the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) club team which won 2000 AAU Junior National Championship ... two-time all-region and all-conference choice ... tapped for all-tournament teams at 2000 Louisville Invitational Volleyball Tournament (LIVT) and Kentucky state tournament ... Assumption won state titles in both of her varsity seasons and was ranked No. 1 in nation by following her senior campaign ... career-high 20 kills on Oct. 7, 2000, against Indianapolis Cathedral High School (and fellow WKU sophomore Amanda Schiff) ... played for legendary head coach Ron Kordes at Assumption ... three-sport standout at AHS who also lettered in basketball and softball, earning all-region honors twice in the latter sport.

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Tracy May
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Three-year starter for perennial national power Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky. ... first-team all-state and state all-tournament team as a senior ... all-tournament pick at 1999 Louisville Invitational Volleyball Tournament (LIVT) ... member of three-time state championship squad (1997-99) ... teammate of former Lady Toppers Tara Thomas and Jessica Willard on 1997 unit, and current sophomore Amanda Cecil on 1999 team ... AHS ranked No. 2 in the nation in 1999 and third nationally in 1997 ... helped lead Assumption to championships at 1997 and 1999 Nike Challenges, defeating top-ranked team in the country in latter competition ... also played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) club volleyball team.

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Kimberly Cockerel
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High school teammate of XU freshman Jordan Brightwell...played four years of volleyball, including two years on varsity...Third-Team All-State her senior year...selected to the 1999 All-District Tournament Team...member of the 2000 Tampa Bay National Qualifier Championship Team...member of the number two team in the nation in 1999 at Assumption H.S....member of the Louisville Invitational Volleyball Tournament championship team for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy...member of the State Championship Volleyball team in 1996-1999

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Candace Cogan
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Candace was a four-year letterwinner at Assumption High School. AHS won four district, regional and state championships during her tenure there. She was selected to the 1999 All-District team and the All-State second team. She was voted Assumption's All-Around best player in her senior season. She was named to the Principal's List all four years of high school and served as a class representative for student government and participated in the ACT's Program and the National Junior Leadership Medical Forum. She played club ball with Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy where she was coached by Rick Nold.

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Beth Cowley
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Led Assumption High School to the 2000 National Championship as the starting setter ... Won three Kentucky State Championships in as many years on the varsity squad ... Was a First-Team All-State selection her senior year ... AAU team won the Nike Challenge three straight years from 1997-99 ... Was named AAU National Tournament MVP in 2000, while also being named to the Nike Challenge and Louisiville Volleyball Invitational Tournament All-Tournament Teams playing for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy... Played freshman basketball as well ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society ... Also won the 2000 Assumption Volleyball Scholar-Athlete Award.

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Jill Ender
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Jill played for the National High School Champions at Assumption High School in Louisville. She brings a wealth of experience to the Lady Bulldogs and has really stepped in and brought leadership to the team. Although she was primarily recruited as a Libero player, her hitting skills have greatly improved and will be a top outside hitter for the Lady Bulldogs this year. She definitely was a great addition to the program. Jill Played club for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Benny Flynn
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Benny lettered in volleyball four years for Denise Ranney at Male and one year in basketball. She earned AAU All-American honors in 1998 and 1999. She was Second Team All-State in 1998, First Team All-State in 1999 and was named to the All-Tournament team at the State Tournament where Male finished fifth. She played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy in club for coach Rick Nold.

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Jennifer Fox
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Fox played volleyball for one of the nation's most prestigious programs, Assumption High School...The Rockets won the state titles in each of her four years...AHS was ranked second nationally in 1997 and 1999 by second-team all-state and all-region in 1999...Chosen to the all-state tournament first team as a senior... Honorable mention all-state as a junior... Assumption won several high-profile tournaments, the Nike Challenge and the Muncie Burris Invitational, both in 1999...Selected as an AAU All-American in 1998 ...Played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy, which competed throughout the country.

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Chelsea Givens
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8-2000 Hoosier Hills Confernce Champs & Conf. Setter
2000 Section Champs & Invitation to All Star Tryouts
Ace Serving Award '99, Indiana Academic All State 2000.

Played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Katie Hall
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A first-team all-state selection at Sacred Heart Academy in 2000 ... Earned all-district and all-region honors as a junior and senior ... Helped the Valkyries to a 117-45 record in four seasons ... Earned academic all-state honorable mention accolades all four years.
Played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Kerri Johnson
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Played prep volleyball for Presentation Academy in Louisville. Ky.

Played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Lene Wachtel
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Played prep volleyball for Holy Cross Academy in Louisville. Ky.

Played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Danielle Lillie & team
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Played prep volleyball for Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville. Ky.

Played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Sarah McClellan
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McClellan and her team went undefeated in 2001 going 40-0 to win the prep national championship... Team won its ninth state championship in the last 10 years...Won the team’s Defensive Award...Named to the regional all-Tournament team...In club volleyball, plays for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy which won the Lonestar National Qualifier in 2002.

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Kenna Milner
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Four-year letterwinner and graduate of Notre Dame Academy
* Chosen Player of the Year by Northern Kentucky HS Coaches Association
* Named Player of the Year by Kentucky Post and Cincinnati Enquirer as prep senior
* Led Notre Dame to four consecutive state tournaments including a pair of runner-up finishes (1998 and 2000)
* Twice selected to state all-tournament squad
* Member of three-time national AAU championship Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy club team
* Helped lead KIVA to Top 10 USA Junior Championship finish
* Member of 2001 18-under AAU Open National Championship team
* Two-time AAU MVP and AAU All-American

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Amy Moffitt
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Played at South Oldham High School under coach Amanda Moran. She was a two-time Kentucky All-Region selection. In 2000, she was District 7 MVP, Region 4 MVP, South Oldham High School Team MVP, all-tournament at the Louisville Invitational, received the Edward Jones Award for Outstanding Achievement, and was player of the week. Amy led her team to a sixth place finish in the state of Kentucky in 1999 and to the state qualifier in 2000. She was also Academic all-state three years in a row. She  played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy

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Shelly O'Bryan
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Named First-Team All-American by Volleyball Magazine ... Played on four state championship teams at Assumption ... First-Team all-state and MVP of state tournament in 1999 ... Kentucky High School Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year in 1999 ... All-Tournament Team at Nike Challenge in 1999 ... Played on four AAU championship teams, earning AAU All-American honors all four years ... Had 21 kills and 28 blocks in a match where her team defeated the European National Team. She  played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Sara Taylor
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A 2000 graduate of Assumption High School…earned second team All-State honors as a senior while leading Assumption to its fifth consecutive state championship…helped Assumption earn a No. 2 national ranking in 1999…coached by Ron Kordes.
She  played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Addie Thiry
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Led Assumption to a national title as a senior and a No. 2 ranking as a junior... helped Assumption to a total of three state titles in four years... was an all-district and all-region selection her senior year... was the team captain as a freshman... received the Sportsmanship Award as a freshman and senior... her club team, Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy finished seventh nationally in 1999, and won the AAU Championship in 2000.

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Lyndsay Savage
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Played prep volleyball for Assumption in Louisville. Ky
Helped team to national and state championship titles in 2001 and 2002…Received Coach’s Award. Played for Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Trish Ladusaw
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Named the state tournament MVP and Kentucky Player of the Year at Assumption High under Ron Kordes ... earned first team all-region, all-state and Kentucky all-tournament selection as a senior ... named second team all-state and all-region as a junior ... helped team to a national championship, four state titles and a four-year record of 149-8 ... USVBA All-American and AAU 16 & under MVP ... played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy club team that finished ninth in the nation in 1998 and won a bronze medal with a third place finish in 1997 ...

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Sara Noe
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Two-time AAU All-American ... Most Valuable Player of 1999 AAU Junior National Championships, won by her club team, the Kentucky-Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) 18-and-under Red squad ... also member of AAU national champion teams in 1995 & 1997 ... first-team all-state and all-Region IV selection as a senior ... recorded 661 assists in final season, finishing prep career with 1,180 assists ... also rifled 127 career aces ... helped Sacred Heart reach state semifinals in 1996 & 1997 ... made all-tournament team at 1997 Louisville Invitational Volleyball Tournament (LIVT) ... first-team academic all-state honoree in 1998. Sara played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Sara Schmitt
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Murray State senior Sara Schmitt was named the Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17. The 5-11 outside hitter is a native of Louisville, Ky., and is the third Racer to earn the honor this season, the final such honor of the year. Sara played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Lisa Argabright
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Earned four varsity letters at Sacred Heart; three in volleyball and one in basketball ... As a senior hit .514 with 212 kills and 30 errors in 354 attempts ... Also collected 78 solo blocks and 88 block assists ... A 1998 first-team all-state selection and 1997 and 1998 all-conference and all-region pick ... Led her high school team to state semifinals in 1997 and state quarterfinals in 1998 ... AAU team finished first in the nation in 1997 and second in 1998. Lisa played for the Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy.

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Tara Langley
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Tara Langley was a member of the KIVA club team that claimed the
USA Junior National Championship in 2001.
- Four-year letterwinner for Tim Fagan at Butler Traditional High School
- Named First Team All-State in 2003
- Named All-District and All-Region in 2002 and 2003
- Earned Butler Impact Player Award in 2003
- Awarded Butler Best Hitter Award in 2002 and 2003

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Ashley Meffert
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Named to the America East All-Rookie Team while playing at Binghamton University 
Named the America East Rookie of the Week twice
Two-time all-region player at Fern Creek High School.
Named all-state and all-district.
Earned all-tournament honors at the Seneca Invitational three straight years.
Named to the all-tournament team at the LIT and Jefferson County Invitational.

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