Kathryn Kelyman ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • St Johns College High School
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • Women's Volleyball
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Kathryn Kelyman's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
Club:
Virginia Elite Volleyball Club
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
120
Dominant Hand:
Right
Age:
15
Prim. Position:
L
Sec. Position:
DS
Standing Reach
7'3"
Approach Jump
9'1.5"
Block Jump
8'8”
  • 2019 Highlights

Personal Statement

When my friends think of me, volleyball immediately pops into their heads. Maybe it’s because of how much dedication I put in or how much I live to play and love the sport.  I started playing volleyball when I turned 11 on summer vacation in Europe (Slovakia/Czech Republic) when I was visiting my grandparents.  My close friends there played competitive volleyball, and playing with them made me interested in the sport.

After returning to Maryland, I stopped gymnastics and signed up for as many volleyball clinics as I could. I immediately knew that I had made the right choice, and strived to work as hard as I could to be the best that I could.  After a couple months of clinics, I went to tryouts and made the team. Most of my teammates were bigger and more experienced players since they were a year older, and played longer. As a team member new to volleyball, I didn’t get much playtime at first, but that did not discourage me!  On contrary, it motivated me to work harder and learn from my teammates. I even asked the older teams if I could stay and practice with them to get a better feel for the game. The second year of my volleyball career I was starting libero. Then I progressed to play all around as both a defense specialist and an outside hitter.  I work on practicing hard, improving my technique, stamina, agility, and game skills, so one day I can play at the collegiate level.

Volleyball is a team sport and positive team energy is important for winning. Therefore, I always strive to stay positive, encourage my teammates, concentrate on the next point, learn from my mistakes, and play fearlessly.

When I play volleyball, I forget about school work and everyday stress. Playing makes me feel happy and relaxed.  I enjoy being on the team and being the part of the energy and friendship that brings it all together.

At school, I work hard and maintain good grades. Knowing that I have volleyball practice or tournament to get to on time, motivates me to work harder, stay organized, and plan my study ahead.

I am looking for the college that will challenge me academically and on the court. I want to grow, not just as a player, but as a well-rounded individual who can be a valuable, contributing member of society and a good reliable friend to those around me. Most importantly I want to share my love for volleyball for as long as I can. 

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Jersey: #30
  • Team Awards:
    State Champs, Conference 3rd Place
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2019 Virginia Elite Volleyball Club (U15 Travel)
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Montgomery County Volleyball Club (MOCO) (Magic U14)
  • 2017 Montgomery County Volleyball Club (MOCO) (Motion U13)
  • 2016 Montgomery County Volleyball Club (MOCO) (Mania U13)

Coach References

  • Club Director
  • Coach Francis Cornejo
  • Club Coach
  • Coach Jon Skolnik
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Kelly Picardi

Academics

Grades

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High School Information

High School:
St Johns College High School
State:
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Enrollment:
1042

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Biology, Math, English
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

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