17 Nickole Kennedy
17 - Nickole Kennedy
Birth Date: 04/07/1984
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sunbury, Ohio
High School: Big Walnut
Previous College: Youngstown State
Position: OPP


Stands seventh in block assists (228) and total blocks (236) and ninth in kills per game (2.60).

2004 - Junior Season

Emerged as one of the top players in the Horizon League, earning first team all-league honors at opposite...ranked among the league leaders in hitting percentage (.251 - 5th) and blocks (1.05 - 7th)...hit .324 with 17 kills in Horizon League championship match against Loyola (11/21)...posted nine kills and nine blocks in league semifinals versus UW-Milwaukee (11/20)...ripped a season-high 19 kills against UIC (10/22) and matched that total a week later at Wright State (10/29)...notched 15 kills and six blocks at Loyola (9/24)...named to the CSU Medical Mutual all-tournament team...opened the season with a double-double, totaling 14 kills and a career-high 11 blocks in five-game win over Kent State (9/1)....had 14 matches with double-digit kills and 14 with four or more blocks...started all season at opposite.

2003 - Sophomore Season

Tallied a season-best 17 kills in win over Wright State (11/7)...notched 16 kills at Butler (10/10)...posted 12 kills and seven blocks in victory at Virginia Tech (9/20)...recorded double-digit kills on 11 occasions...posted a career-high seven blocks on seven different occasions...ranked third on the team with 125 total blocks...started all season at opposite.

2002 - Freshman Season

Earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Newcomer squad as a freshman at Youngstown State...played in all 30 matches for the Penguins, starting 14 times at right side...averaged 2.73 kpg with a .183 hitting percentage...also recorded 70 blocks and 36 digs...had 14 matches with double-digit kills...notched career-high 26 kills on 55 attempts against Robert Morris (11/13)...posted 20 kills at Butler (10/18).

High School

A four-year letterwinner at Big Walnut...team captain in 2001 and team MVP in 2000 and 2001...named all-Ohio Capital Conference all four seasons and all-Central District in 2000 and 2001...earned all-Ohio honorable mention in 2001...earned 610 WTVN Player of the Week honors as a senior...led the Eagles in blocks and kills her final year...holds school record for blocks and kills in a season...team finished with a 23-4 overall record, won league championship and advanced to the state semifinals...earned Distinguished Athlete Award from the United States Marine Corps...played for Central Ohio Volleyball Club.


Born April 7, 1984 in Columbus, Ohio...daughter of Tim and Laurie Kennedy...has a younger sister, Meredith...is enrolled in the College of Business as an international business major...earned CSU's Athletic Academic Excellence Award in 2003, `04 & `05.