Kenzie

Maloney

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Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.
High School: Assumption
Major: Communication Studies

Bio

Honors & Awards
• NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2017)
• PrepVolleyball.com All-America First Team (2017)
• Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team (2017)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2017)
 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (Beach, 2017)
Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)

2017 (Junior)
• Named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after serving a school-record 13 aces during the NCAA Tournament
• Played all 125 sets and averaged 3.62 digs per set and 0.95 aces per set with season totals of 452 digs and 37 aces, second-most on the team
• Had 21 digs, six assists and four aces against Penn State in the NCAA Semifinals
• Put up 15 digs and recorded two kills in the NCAA Final against Florida
• Her five aces in the NCAA Semifinal and Final rank second in NCAA history in the 25-point scoring era (since 2008), trailing only Penn State’s Micha Hancock (6 aces at the 2013 NCAA Championship).
• Had a career-high 22 digs in a win over Saint Mary’s on Sept. 2
• Totaled a team-high 24 digs in Nebraska’s two matches at the Lexington Regional
(11 digs vs. Colorado; 13 digs at Kentucky)
• Posted 21 digs against UNI on Sept. 16
• Served four aces against Stony Brook on Dec. 1 in the NCAA Tournament
• Was named the best libero at the Ameritas Players Challenge
• Recorded 18 digs in her season-opening matches vs. Oregon and at Florida
• Dug 17 balls and served two aces in a win over Michigan State on Oct. 4
• Tallied 17 digs and six assists against Illinois on Oct. 21
• Notched a season-high eight set assists at Florida on Aug. 26
• Had 16 digs and four set assists at Michigan State on Oct. 27
• Served three aces in a win over Maryland on Nov. 8

2016 (Sophomore)
• Played in all 34 matches and started one as libero
• Averaged 1.93 digs per set while totaling 226 digs
• Set a season high in digs with 17 in a win at Penn State on Nov. 4
• Recorded 13 digs in four sets against Michigan on Nov. 26
• Notched 12 digs in a regional semifinal win over Penn State
• Posted 11 digs against Creighton on Sept. 17
• Had 10 digs against Texas on Aug. 27 and nine at Ohio State on Oct. 14
• Made her third career start at libero against Northwestern on Oct. 29 and posted nine digs
• Tallied nine digs at Minnesota on Nov. 23

2017 Beach Volleyball
• Went 5-7 with Mikaela Foecke as her partner in Nebraska's No. 4 spot
• Beat No. 11 Arizona State's No. 4 pair 

2015 (Freshman)
• Made 30 starts as a defensive specialist and two starts at libero with Justine Wong-Orantes out injured
• Totaled 192 digs in her freshman season for an average of 1.57 per set while establishing herself as one of the Big Ten's best young passers
• Made her first career appearance at libero on Nov. 14 at Maryland, matching her season high with 11 digs while adding six set assists
• Posted 11 digs vs. Grand Canyon on Aug. 29
• Had 10 digs vs. Oregon on Sept. 5
• Went eight straight Big Ten matches without a reception error from Oct. 17 to Nov. 11
• Served two aces at Creighton on Sept. 15

2016 Beach Volleyball
• Went 7-5 with Briana Holman as Nebraska's No. 4 pair
• Defeated pairs from ranked teams in No. 20 Loyola Marymount and No.5 Hawaii
• Placed fifth in the silver bracket of the Hawaii Invite

Before Nebraska
• Joined the Huskers from Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky
• Was named an Under Armour Second-Team All-American, as well as the Kentucky Seventh Region Player of the Year as a senior
• Rated as the top libero by PrepVolleyball.com and the No. 24 overall prospect
• Helped lead Assumption to three straight state championships from 2011 to 2013 and was a Kentucky 3-A first-team all-state pick
• As a sophomore, helped Assumption finish 41-2 with a No. 5 national ranking
• Was a starter on the U.S. Youth National Team that won a silver medal in the Youth World Championships in 2013
• Played club volleyball for KIVA and developed a reputation as an outstanding athlete who can cover the whole court

Personal
• Born July 30, 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky
• Parents are Tim and Angie Maloney
• Major is communications

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2018 Volleyball Coaches Clinic Video
2017 Volleyball Championship Ceremony
Highlights vs. Colorado 12/8/17