Harper Hempel - Volleyball - University of Kentucky Athletics 14


  • height 5-8
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Union, Kentucky
  • High school Ryle
2017 (Senior): Appeared in 13 matches and 16 sets … Registered match winning ace against LSU (9/24) … Recorded a dig against Utah (8/25) and Mississippi State (10/1)

2016 (Junior): Saw action in 17 matches in 30 sets, starting one match … Finished the season with 46 assists … Posted a career-high 45 assists against Marquette, making her one of six players in the 25-point rally scoring era at Kentucky to have a 45+ helper match … Also posted a career-high five digs against the Golden Eagles … Had three digs against Wyoming … Served the final two points of Kentucky’s fifth set win at Purdue … Recorded a kill against Marquette … Posted two digs vs. Creighton …  Tallied an ace against Arkansas.

2015 (Sophomore):  Saw action in 13 matches with 27 total sets … Finished her inaugural season with 20 digs, three assists, a kill and an ace … Posted a season-best five digs in her collegiate debut against Michigan State (9/28) … Also recorded four digs against Illinois (9/11) and Wichita State (9/11) … Also registered first career kill against Wichita State … Logged first career ace against Northern Illinois (9/12) … Provided assists against Michigan State (8/29), Illinois (9/11) and Wichita State (9/11). 
High School: Hempel joined the Wildcats for the spring season as a defensive specialist/setter. … Hails from Union, Ky. … Was a four-year starter for Ryle High School … A three-time All-State selection by the KVCA … Tabbed the district MVP her senior season … Voted a team captain three times, while also earning the team leadership award in 2011 … In both her junior and senior seasons, she was awarded the Raider Award which recognizes the top overall on and off the court performance for that season.
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