18 Kayla Lefeld
- St. Henry, Ohio
- High School:
- St. Henry
Kayla Lefeld is the epitome of what hard work and dedication can lead to. A reserve outside hitter for the first two plus seasons of her career, injuries forced Lefeld into the starting lineup last season and she responded by becoming one of the top all-around players in the Horizon League. She has the ability to make a full rotation on the floor, terminating points at the net, while also scrapping for loose balls on defense. In addition, Lefeld is armed with one of the most lethal serves in the league that can lock up opponents with the speed and movement on the ball.
2008 SEASON (JUNIOR)
Appeared in all 30 matches, becoming a starter one-third
of the way through the season and finishing with 22 starts.
Was third on the team with 263 kills and fourth with 193
Ranked third in the league and 150th in the nation in aces
(0.32) with a team-high tying 35.
Recorded double-digit kills in 13 matches and had six
Hit .310 with 15 kills, six digs and career-high six aces
in season finale win at Kent State.
Notched 12 kills and three aces in league title match vs.
Tallied 11 kills with a career-high 17 digs in win at
Youngstown State (11/14).
Totaled 13 kills, four aces and 11 digs in win over Wright
Hammered out season-high 19 kills with nine digs at UIC
Posted a double-double effort of 16 kills and 12 digs vs.
Milwaukee (11/7) and another of 13 kills and 10 digs at Valparaiso
Came off the bench and finished with 15 kills against
2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE)
Amassed 199 kills, coming up just short in bid to be the
sixth CSU player to reach 200 kills.
Added 100 digs, 28 aces and 41 blocks as a reserve outside
hitter, playing in 31 of 32 matches.
Ranked ninth in the league in aces (0.30).
Made first career start vs. Xavier (8/25) and responded
with 14 kills, five digs and two blocks.
Notched lone double-double of the season with 12 kills and
14 digs against UMKC (9/8), adding a career-high six blocks.
Came off the bench to post 11 kills, including seven in
the deciding fourth set, at Valparaiso (10/2).
Finished with a career-best 22 kills and hit .386
(22-5-44) against UIC (10/5).
Chipped in 11 kills and seven digs in a win over Wright
Reached double-digit kills in 10 matches.
2006 SEASON (FRESHMAN)
Notched only double-double with career-highs in kills (14)
and digs (12) against Milwaukee (10/20).
Averaged 7.5 kills, 2.0 aces and 7.5 digs per game in
matches against Wright State (11/3) and Butler (11/4).
Finished season with 35 kills, 10 aces and 40 digs,
receiving action in 26 matches.
Named first team All-Ohio as a senior, leading St. Henry
High to a 15-7 record and the league title.
Posted 281 kills, 131 aces and 166 digs in 2005 en route
to earning district and conference player of the year accolades as
Helped team to Division IV state title as a junior,
earning second team All- Ohio honors.
Two-time first team all-conference and all-district pick
and two-year letterwinner under head coach Lori Schwieterman.
Born June 26, 1987 in Coldwater, Ohio.
Daughter of Cindy and the late Jerry Lefeld.
Has two brothers, Ryan and Evan, and one sister, Sara.
Member of the Spanish club, yearbook, and art club and
also volunteered for the children liturgies.
Earned CSU's Athletic Academic Excellence Award in 2007,
2008 and 2009.
Middle childhood education and math and science major.