Leah Edmond - Volleyball - University of Kentucky Athletics 13


  • position Outside Hitter
  • height 6-2
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lexington, Kentucky
  • High school Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sophomore (2017) 
AVCA First Team All-America and first UK player to earn first team honors since 1983 … AVCA All-Southeast Region and Southeast Region Player of the Year … First team All-SEC … NCAA Regional All-Tournament team member … Won six SEC Offensive Player of the Week awards and Two SEC Player of the Week awards … Took home ESPNW’s National Player of the Week honor once … Bluegrass Battle Tournament MVP and All-Tournament team … Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament team member … Set the rally-scoring era record for kills in a season with 539 … Broke the rally-scoring record for points with 614.5 … Registered double-digit kills in 20 matches and had 20 or more in 11 matches … Had season high 26 kills at Marquette (9/10) with a .451 attacking percentage on 51 swings … SEC best kills total was 25 against Auburn (10/8) with a .438 attacking clip … Averaged 4.53 kills per set, good for second in the SEC and 14th in the nation … Thirteenth in nation in points per set at 5.16 … Had team best 40 service aces … Had 239 digs, third most on the team and averaged 2.01 digs per set … Produced 65 blocks with five solo stuffs … Had .310 attacking percentage … Won first SEC Offensive Player of the Week award after 18 kills and eight digs at Missouri (9/20) and 10 kills and eight digs against LSU (9/24) … Took home SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week after 11 kills and season-best 17 digs against Alabama (10/6) and 25 kills against Auburn (10/8) … Won back-to-back SEC Player and Offensive Player of the Week awards with 13 kills against Texas A&M (10/11) and 18 kills, nine digs, one block and one ace in win over No. 1 Florida (10/15) on the road … SEC Offensive Player of the Week after 19 kills and one ace against Tennessee (10/22) … SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week with 21 kills at Alabama (11/8) and 20 terminations and nine digs at Auburn (11/12) … Won SEC Offensive Player of the Week with 21 kills and 11 scoops in SEC-clinching match at Georgia (11/17) …  Recorded 74 kills in NCAA Tournament with 22 in five set win over WKU (12/2) … Had 20 or more kills in three of four NCAA Tournament matches … Recorded four service aces in postseason play.

Freshman (2016): 
AVCA Third-Team All-America, becoming the 11th player in program history to earn first, second or third team accolades … AVCA All-Region Freshman of the Year … AVCA All-Southeastern Region … SEC Freshman of the Year …  All-SEC Team … SEC All-Freshman Team … Eight-time SEC Freshman of the Week and two-time SEC Player of the Week … Started every match and played in all 106 sets … Second in the SEC and 33rd nationally in kills per set at 4.25 … Her 4.25 kills per set led the team and was the third-best freshman mark in the nation … Averaged 4.46 kills per set in SEC play … Her 450 kills were the second-highest total for a single season during the 25-point rally era … Accumulated 503.0 points, good for fifth-best in the SEC … Won four-straight SEC Freshman of the Week awards from Oct. 3-24 … Recorded a team-high eight double-doubles … Led UK in kills in 27 matches, digs in one and hitting percentage in one … Had nine matches with 10 or more digs …  Earned 25 double-digit kills matches, with 11 being 15 or more and five being 20 or more … Earned SEC Player of the Week for the first time in her career after helping take down No. 5 Florida in three sets with 19 kills, then followed up the match with a double-double (13 kills, 11 digs) vs. South Carolina … Earned second SEC Player of the Week award after a career-high 25 kills in four sets at Texas A&M … Recorded back-to-back dig totals of 13 and 14 against South Carolina and Missouri … Also recorded 21 kills at Missouri for a double-double … Had an 11 match double-digit kill streak from Sept. 10-Oct. 9 and ended the season on a nine match double-digit kill streak … Did not register less than 10.0 points during any match … Added 21 services aces … Recorded 57 blocks, including seven solo stuffs … Had 11 kills, 10 digs and a career-high five blocks against Saint Louis … After the season, made the training team for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship.

High School:
Competed for Lexington United and Dunbar High School … An Under-Armour Second Team All-American and AAU All-American …. 2015 Region Player of the Year … Ranked No. 7 in PrepVolleyball.com’s Senior Aces … PrepVolleyball.com Third Team All-American … Earned Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recognition her senior year … Two-time All-City selection in 2013 and 2014 … First Team All-State in 2014 and 2015 … Named to the All-Region tournament team in 2013 … Led club team to upset of top-seeded Mizuno Sports Performance 18 Elite at AAU Nationals in 2015.


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