Kaitlyn Canelas ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Leesville Road High School
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Women's Volleyball
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Kaitlyn Canelas's Women's Volleyball Recruiting Profile
NC Volleyball Academy
Dominant Hand:
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Approach Jump
9ft 11in
Block Jump
9ft 8in
Standing Reach
7ft 11in

Personal Statement

    When I was younger, I used to jump from sport to sport trying to figure out which one spoke to me. By the age of ten, I had participated in four sports: soccer, swimming, basketball, and tennis. Then, I found volleyball, the sport I have grown to love. My first experience ever playing volleyball started rocky because I did not make the U11 club team at the first tryout I attended. But, instead of giving up, I worked harder, tried out at another club, and persevered to earn a position on a U12 team as a 10-year-old starting me onto my volleyball career path.

    More than the sports that I have played, volleyball really showed me how competitive I am and how much I hate to lose. As the result of this, volleyball has also provided me with the confidence to grow into a leader. Initially I was very shy on the court as the youngest player. Now I am still the youngest player on my high school volleyball varsity squad, but I work to be a leader on the court because I know that team unity and mental toughness by every player on every point lead to strong team performance. This past year my club team was unusually tall as a group, and because of my serve receive skills from playing doubles the coach wanted to work on my versatility as an outside and right side hitter. This was both fun and challenging, as it allowed me to further develop my back row skills and learn to hit a larger variety of sets. Playing time for 10-11 players in tournaments is tough for club coaches, so there were tournaments where I played in all three positions: middle, outside, and opposite the setter. Middle hitting gaps is still my favorite, and I am looking forward to going back to that routine as part of the High Performance Continental Select Youth team in Tulsa and during my sophomore high school season, but I thank my club coach for making me a more well rounded player this year.

    Volleyball has not only brought out my desire to make perfect plays and win, but it has also driven me to set high academic goals. Setting my goals high has led to an all honors class schedule in the upcoming school year. Ultimately my hope is that this challenging schedule will maximize my learning and lead to a great selection of college choices and a future degree in a science field such as biochemistry.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey:
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 7 seasons
  • 2020 NC Volleyball Academy (18 Diamond - National Open)
  • 2019 NC Volleyball Academy (16 Diamond - National Open)
  • 2018 NC Volleyball Academy (NC) (15 Diamond - National)
  • 2017 NC Volleyball Academy (National)
  • 2016 NC Volleyball Academy (National)
  • 2015 NC Volleyball Academy (National)
  • 2014 NC Volleyball Academy (Regional)

Coach References

  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Keisha Demps
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Jon Garner
  • High School Head Coach
  • Erin Hensler
  • Strength
  • Graham Tutle C.S.C.S.
  • Strength
  • Sam Blue
  • Club Director
  • Karl Redelfs
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Nadiya Omarova
  • Club Director
  • Bryan Bunn



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High School Information

High School:
Leesville Road High School
(919) 870-4250

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. English III (H) English II (H) Paideia English I (H) Biology (H) NC Math III (H) NC Math II (H) Sociology (H) Psychology (H) American History II (H) American History I (H) Paideia World History (H) Entrepreneurship 1 (H) Earth/Environmental Science (H) Math Plus (H)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2017-2018 Honor Roll 2019-2020 Honor Roll

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Statistic 2018 Varsity Te 2018 NC Volleyb 2017 Varsity Te 2017 NC Volleyb
Attack Kills 170 216 92 404
Attack Errors 58 96 32 93
Total Attempts 362 549 252 904
Kill Percentage 47.0 0.39 36.5 44.6
Kills/Game 2.1 1.37 1.0 2.56
Assists 2 1 1 8
Assist Percentage 0.0 0 0.0 .1
Assists/Game 0.0 0 0.0 .05
Solo Blocks 12 17 13 45
Assisted Blocks 21 31 36 2
Block Errors 5 1 2 6
Total Blocks 33 48 49 47
Blocks/Game 0.4 0.30 0.5 .3
Digs 55 48 24 46
Digs/Game 0.7 0.30 0.3 .29
Receiving Chances 13 83 3 8
Receiving Errors 4 21 0 3
Aces 32 10 11 74
Aces/Game 0.4 0.06 0.1 .49
Service Errors 26 18 15 47
Serving Percentage 87.8 0.89 90.3 .88
Games Played 81 158 88 158
Matches Played 25 71 26 68
Blocking Percentage 0.6
Receiving Percentage 0.75 0.1


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