Kari Staehlin
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Kari Staehlin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tinley Park, Ill.

High School:
Victor J. Andrew

Height:
6-2

Position:
MB

Birthdate:
12/26/1985

Experience:
3L

2007: Appeared in and started all 33 matches ... first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... ranked fourth in the league in hitting percentage (.312), sixth in kills (3.48 kpg), and ninth in blocks (1.11 bpg) ... totaled 393 kills and a team-high 125 blocks ... named to the all-tournament team at the `Bama Bash (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) ... went over the 1,000-career kill mark at Northern Illinois (Aug. 28), and eclipsed 1,500-career points against Indiana State ... had 22 double-digit kill outings on the season ... recorded a season-high 22 kills on a season-best 26 points and tallied a career-high 12 digs in the win versus top-seeded Wichita State in the State Farm MVC Tournament semifinals (first double-double of the season) ... had a season-high seven blocks at NIU ... ended her career ranked second in both points (391) and points per game (4.04), fourth in hitting percentage (.300) and assisted blocks (391), sixth in total blocks (439) and blocks per game (1.06), seventh in kills (1,369), eighth in kills per game (3.31) and ninth in attack attempts (3,079).

2006: Second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference...For the first time in her career, appeared in all 30 matches, and collected 28 starts...averaged a team-high and Valley fourth-best 3.58 kills-per-game...hit .266 on the season, ranking seventh in the MVC...collected 13 matches with a .300 or better hitting percentage...had a season-best .688 hitting percentage in a sweep at Drake (Oct. 27)...recorded double-digit kill efforts in 24 individual matches, including the last 10 contests of the season...had a team-best 29 service aces...Her 112.0 blocks (0.97 bpg) led the Redbirds...recorded three matches with 20 or more kills, including three of the first eight matches of the season...had a career-high 24 kills in a five-game win over Florida A&M (Sept. 8)...also set a career-high with 27.0 points in the match versus the Rattlers...Nearly tripled her previous career dig total (40) with 110 digs on the season...Scored a team-best 502.5 points... named to the MVC all-Scholar-Athlete first-team.

2005: Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District ... Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference ... honorable mention Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete ... played on USA Select team on a tour to Argentina in June, along with Redbird teammate Savannah Knowles ... missed two matches with a toe injury in late September ... then missed nine more matches with monucleosis from late October until the Valley Tournament ... after not playing for a month, had 13 kills in four games vs. Missouri State (11/25) in the Valley Tournament ... hit .680 with 19 kills in 3 games vs. Akron (9/10) ... Valley Season Rankings: No. 3 in points per game, No. 4 in kills per game, No. 5 in hitting percentage...Played on USA Select team on a tour to Argentina in June, along with Redbird teammate Savannah Knowles.

2004: Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team ... MVP of the 2004 Barker GMC Classic, leading the Redbirds to the championship ... all-tournament choice at the Western Kentucky Invitational ... Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week (9/6 and 9/20) ... Valley Season Rankings: No. 6 in hitting percentage, No. 10 in blocks per game ... ISU Record Book: No. 6 in match blocks at Redbird Arena (10 vs. Creighton, 11/19) ... No. 9 in season points ... tied for No. 10 in season block assists ... fourth player in Redbird history to reach 300 kills as a freshman ... 16th player in Redbird history to hit .300 for a season ... No. 1 freshman in the Valley in kills and hitting percentage ... in double figures in kills 15 times ... collected 10 blocks vs. Creighton (11/19) which tied for No. 6 on Redbird Arena match total block list ... hit above .300 in 17 matches and ISU was 15-2 in those matches ... in last seven matches, had 36 blocks in 26 games (1.38 per game) ... joined Jenny Kabbes and Lindley McDavid as the only Redbird freshmen with 10 blocks in a match.

High School: Led team to 2003 regional championship by averaging 3.97 kills and 1.65 blocks per game with .498 hitting percentage ... all-conference in 2002 and 2003 ... all-tournament team member twice in 2003 ... National Honor Society member ... four-year scholar-athlete ... four-year high honor roll ... prep coaches were Kerri Goncher in 2002 and 2003, Jackie Ripoli in 2001 ... club coaches at Celtic Force were Erik Eastman and Gloria Coughlin.

Personal: Major is elementary education... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2004, Spring 2005 ... parents are William and Lorraine Staehlin, with sister Lisa ... full name is Kari Elizabeth Staehlin, born Dec. 26, 1985 ... last name pronounced STAY-linn.