Kelly Waterstraat
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Kelly Waterstraat

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Bloomington

Last College:
Illinois Central College

Height:
5-5

Position:
DS

Birthdate:
11/29/1984

Experience:
1L

2006: Appeared in all 30 of Illinois State's matches, and recorded 13 starts...had a career-high 232 digs, an average of 2.05 digs-per-game...tallied seven double-digit dig efforts on the season...had 13 matches with a perfect 1.000 reception percentage...recorded a career-high 18 digs in Illinois State's four-game win at Southern Illinois (Sept. 23), and an additional 13 digs in the Redbirds' sweep of the Salukis at Redbird Arena (Oct. 20)...had a single-match career best three service aces in the home opening win over Northern Illinois (Aug. 29).

2005: Double-figure digs eight times ... passed 29 serves without an error vs. Missouri State (11/18).

Junior College: 2004 First Team All-Region and First Team All-Regional Tournament ... NJCAA national scholar-athlete honoree ... set school record with 929 digs and 2004 and 1,306 digs in her two-year career ... 2004 Illinois Central College team, which went 37-8, won its regional and finished 5th at NJCAA Finals ... ... junior college coach was NJCAA Hall of Famer Sue Sinclair ... junior college teammate of current Redbird teammate Manoela Dacunha.

High School: 2002 honorable mention all-area ... set prep team record for season digs with 317 and No. 3 in career digs with 580 ... 2002 team most dedicated and most inspirational ... school senior scholar-athlete ... four-year soccer letterwinner who also played basketball for two seasons ... high school coach was Joe Sanders ... club coach for Illini Elite VBC was Andy Erins.

Personal: Major is accounting ... daughter of Francis and Kathleen Waterstraat with sisters Kim (played basketball at Webster University) and Kirstin (Illinois State alum) ... her father is an associate professor or health sciences at Illinois State ... earned dean's list and national academic honors in junior college ... Kelly Marie Waterstraat, born 11-9-84 in San Diego, Calif.