Kaitlyn Early
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Kaitlyn Early

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Wildwood, Mo.

High School:
Eureka High School

Height:
5-9

Position:
S

11/30/2013

Redbirds Push Shockers to Brink, End Season in Five Set Loss

Wichita State will move on to face Southern Illinois in the tournament finale.

11/28/2013

Orrick, Rosch Recognized for All-Conference Honors

The Redbirds have won two-consecutive libero of the year awards.

11/28/2013

Redbirds Defeat Bears, Move on in Conference Tournament

The victory sets up a match against host Wichita State on Friday.

11/26/2013

Road to the Tournament; Volleyball Heads to Wichita

The Redbirds enter the tournament as the fifth-seeded team.

11/26/2013

Rosch, Early, Hlafka Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

The three Redbird student-athletes were selected from amongst 38 nonminees.

11/03/2012

WJBC Redbird Recap-ISU vs. MSU Volleyball

Missouri State vs Illinois State Volleyball

10/08/2011

WJBC Redbird Recap ISU vs. Evansville

11/14/2013

Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa

Thursday Nov. 14 at Redbird Arena

10/22/2013

Illinois State vs Valparaiso

Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Redbird Arena

10/11/2013

Illinois State vs. Wichita State

Friday, October 11 at Redbird Arena

09/27/2013

Illinois State vs. Indiana State

Friday, Sept. 27 at Redbird Arena

09/22/2013

Illinois State vs. Southern Illinois

Sunday, Sept. 22, at Redbird Arena

Junior Year (2013)
Appeared in all 32 matches and started in 31 ... ranked first on the team in assists (1,123), assists per set (10.50), service aces (34) and service aces per set (0.29) ... ranked third in digs per set (2.49) and fourth in digs (291) ... tied a career-high with 59 assists against IUPUI (8/30) and tallied at least 50 digs in six matches ... recorded at least 24 assists in all but one match ... recorded single-match highs in points (9.5), kills (8), digs (21), solo blocks (20) and service aces (4) ... recorded 10 double-doubles (assists/digs) ... recorded a service ace in 17 matches ... selected MVC Offensive Player of the Week (10/14) ... honored as a Scholar-Athlete first-team selection.

Sophomore Year (2012)
Appeared and started in all 30 matches ... ranked first on the team in assists (1,133) and assists per set (10.30) ... holds the third-place spot in digs (290) and fourth in service aces (21) ... recorded two or more kills in all but five matches ... posted 13 double-double performances (digs/assists) ... marked a career-high seven kills against Evansville (11/17) ... recorded a career-high 20 digs against Oregon State (9/1) ... Rocket Classic All-Tournament Team selection.

Freshman Year (2011)
Appeared in 18 matches and 36 sets ... ranked second on the team in assists (135) and assists per set (3.75) ... recorded a career-high 45 assists against Idaho State (9/9) ... compiled a career-high 14 digs at Missouri State (9/16) ... tallied five or more assists in 12 matches ... recorded a double-double (14 assists/13 digs) against Missouri State (9/16).

Prior to ISU
A three-year starter at Eureka High School ... named the Eureka High School MVP and Tri-State Challenge All-Tournament MVP ... recorded 2,031 career assists ... averaged 7.8 career assists-per-game ... earned first-team all-conference honors during her sophomore, junior and seniors seasons ... was named to the all-district first team as a senior and the all-district second-team as a junior and sophomore ... led the conference in assists-per-game with as a junior (7.99) and sophomore (7.69) ... led the team to conference championships as a sophomore and junior.

Personal
Kaitlyn Amanda Early ... born November 15, 1992 ... daughter of Michael and Debbie Early ... One brother (Colin) ... majoring in math education and a minor in business ... plans to become a teacher.