Kentucky Volleyball Signs Kennedy Washington to Valid NLI
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Volleyball head coach Craig Skinner announced Saturday that middle blocker Kennedy Washington has signed a valid National Letter of Intent, and will join the Kentucky Volleyball team.
Washington is a native of Glenn Heights, Texas where she helped lead her high school team to back-to-back state championships in 2022 and 2023. In her senior campaign this past year, Washington had 137 kills offensively with a .329 hitting percentage and recorded 78 blocks. In her junior season, she had the best statistical season of her high school career with 324 kills, 130 blocks and a .337 hitting percentage.
She was named the 2021 14-5A Newcomer of the Year, 2021 14-5A All-District Academic and was on the 2022 Tournament on the Bay All-Tournament Team. Washington also was 2022 TAPPS 6A All-District honorable mention and 2023 TAPPS 6A second team All-District in addition to bring All-State honorable mention and 2023 AVCA All-Region for the fourth region.
With her club program, Kennedy shined, with recognition that included 2022 NEQ 15 Open Gold Medalist, 2023 Show Me Qualifier 16 Open Silver Medalist, 2023 USAV All-Star Challenge Gold Medalist, 2024 Florida Fest 18 Open Silver Medalist, 2022 PrepVolleyball USAV Nationals Super7: 15 Open, 2023 PrepVolleyball.com High School Watchlist for Middle Blockers, 2023 PrepVolleyball Names2Know Asics Show Me Qualifier, 2022 PrepVolleyball NEQ All-Tournament Team, 2023 PrepVolleyball Red Rock Rave All-Tournament Team, 2023 PrepVolleyball ShowMe Qualifier All-Tournament Team and 2024 PrepVolleyball Florida Fest All-tournament Team.
“I chose Kentucky because of the instant connection I had with not only the coaching staff but with the players. It was an instant click and I felt so comfortable with the girls. What really sealed the deal for me though was when I sat down with Coach Skinner and talked about “championship vision” and my future of being an athlete at Kentucky. It was everything I wanted to become and achieve in college and with Craig’s ability to develop players, I 100 percent trusted him as a coach to help me become the best version of myself. I loved Kentucky not only for the volleyball but the school as a whole along with the academics!” – Kennedy Washington
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