Note: Join us over the next five weeks as we look back at the top moments of the 2016-2017 seasons. New features will be released each Monday and Thursday as we count down top moment through July and into August.
Senior outside hitter Kelley McLain (Simi Valley, Calif.) boosted her senior season with her 1,000th career kill on August 27 in a match at Friends University. Midway through the third set, Mary Acord (Granby, Colo.) set a ball up to McLain who drove it down the edge of the court past the Falcon's libero to collect her 1,000th kill. McLain entered her final season already holding the program record and looking to become the first Wildcat to reach the 1,000th kill benchmark. McLain finished her Wildcat's career with 1,367 kills and averaged 3.09 kills per set in her senior campaign. Throughout her four seasons she averaged 2.89 kills through 489 sets in a Wildcat uniform.
McLain was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as a Northcentral Region Honorable Mention honoree. This was her second consecutive all-region honorable mention award. She was also named to the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) All-Conference First Team. This was her third A.I.I. all-conference honor.
Top Moments of 2016-2017
#1 - August 3
#2 - July 31
#3 - July 27
#4 - July 24
#5 - July 20 -
#6 - July 17 - Kelley McLain records 1,000th career kill
#7 - July 13 - Andrew Bonner becomes program's leading scorer
#8 - July 10 - Kyra Gangemi nets sock trick and becomes program goals leader
#9 - July 6 - Women's Soccer makes postseason history
#10 - July 3 - Albert Rodriguez qualifies for NAIA Indoor Nationals