McKenzie Watson - Volleyball - University of Kentucky Athletics 2


  • position Libero
  • height 5-5
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Kentucky
  • High school Assumption
2017 (Junior): Appeared in all 33 matches … Member of the Bluegrass Battle All-Tournament team … Produced 30 digs in the NCAA Tournament, including 12 against BYU (12/8) … Recorded five matches with double-digit digs … Had a season high 13 digs against Northern Iowa (9/2) … Had 10 scoops in back-to-back matches against Utah (8/25) and Cincinnati (8/26) in the Bluegrass Battle … Posted 12 scoops against Louisville (9/15) in three sets … Had at least one dig in every match.

2016 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 106 sets during 2016, starting both NCAA Tournament matches … Averaged 1.98 digs per set with 210 total scoops … After earning her first start, led the team in digs with a career-high 21 in the NCAA Tournament win over Colorado State … Also had two aces in the win over the Rams … Hit double-digit digs in five matches … Recorded 14 digs in match at Missouri … Charted 10 digs in back-to-back matches against Northern Iowa and Marquette … Led the team in aces with 25 … Had a career-high four aces against Virginia …  Committed just nine reception errors on 324 attempts, good for a .972 reception percentage … Added 19 assists.

2015 (Freshman): Played in all but two matches for a total of 106 sets with eight starts … Recorded 215 digs for an average of 2.03 digs per set as a three-rotation defensive specialist in her freshman campaign … Added 31 assists, 14 service aces and three kills … Recorded 10 or more digs in six matches, including a season high 18 against Auburn (11/27) … Had a season best three aces in UK’s upset of No. 5 Florida (9/27) … Had five digs in collegiate debut against Michigan State (8/28) … Made NCAA tournament debut with six digs in the loss to American (12/4) … Had 13 reception errors on 380 attempts, good for a .966 reception percentage.
High School: A libero from Louisville who attended Assumption High School, the alma mater of former UK greats Jackie Napper and Stephanie Klefot … Watson and Assumption were crowned state champions in 2013 … Coming off an impressive senior season, where she earned District All-Tournament Team and 7th-Region All-Tournament Team honors … Named an AAU All-American in 2012 and helped her club team to a national title in 2010 and a third-place finish at Nationals in 2011 and 2012.
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