Volleyball Graduate School Year): Kenzie has accepted a position as Assistant Volleyball Coach at the University of Redlands where she will earn her MBA.
2011 (College Volleyball Senior Year) Accomplishments: At the end of her senior year, Kenzie holds the following Pomona-Pitzer Women's College Volleyball records: CAREER LEADERS - DIGS:
#8 Kenzie Aries 1045 (08-11)
CAREER LEADERS - ASSISTS:
#2 Kenzie Aries 2760 (08-11)
CAREER LEADERS - TOTAL BLOCKS:
#8 Kenzie Aries 155 (08-11)
SINGLE SEASON - ASSISTS
#3 Kenzie Aries 1002 2010
#4 Kenzie Aries 965 2009
Volleyball Senior Year) Accomplishments: At the beginning of her senior year, Kenzie is fifth all time in total assists (2316) for Pomona-Pitzer. She is seventh all time in block assists (128).
Volleyball Sophomore Year) Awards & Stats: Kenzie
earned Honorable Mention out of 31 teams for the
AVCA Division III Regional
Volleyball All Star Awards.
Volleyball stats highlights: Season Totals:
965 assists, 36 service aces, 298 digs, 49 blocks.
Match Highs: 62 assists vs Oxy (9/19), 8 kills vs
CMS (10/9) and Chapman (9/25), 20 digs vs Oxy
(10/20), 6 blocks vs Dominican (9/11). Led team with
Online videos include information on float
serving and jump serving a volleyball, plus information on
While my volleyball site
helped me get recruited for college volleyball, some
opposing fans have found my volleyball resume info
useful as well.
When I watched game film, I
heard these Redlands University boys rhythmically
chanting, "Go, Kenzilla. Go."
Hmm, go figure... but thanks
When they are not practicing the complicated intricacies of
stand-up cheering (and politely jeering me) they are extra's for the
next release of the movie "300"
These fans of the Cal Lu volleyball team were reciting snippets
from this volleyball web site, loudly... while I was serving.
When not memorizing millions of obscure pages from the net,
these protective headwear fans are future members of the US
National Water Polo Team.
Volleyball Freshman Year) Stats: Season Totals: 349
Assists, 121 kills, 262 digs, 9 blocks. Match Highs: .545
(12-0-22) hitting percentage vs Bridgewater College (9/20/08),
12 kills vs Bridgewater College (9/20/08), 26 Assists vs Chapman
(10/14/08), 31 digs vs Chapman (10/14/08), 5 blocks vs
Willamette (9/13/08). Led team with one triple double and 12
Named 2007 first team All-CIF San Diego County by three
different groups - The San Diego Union Tribune, a local TV
station and by San Diego CIF volleyball coaches.Three
year starting 6' varsity setter. Kenzie was named top a
volleyball player to watch in San Diego County by two
regional newspapers. Kenzie was one of twelve players named
to 2007 Southern California Volleyball Association
High Performance volleyball team which earned a Bronze
Medal at the national championships and she received a spot on the
USA Volleyball High
Performance Development A1 Camp. Selected as solo
captain for high school.
team All-Tournament setter in a pool of 32 teams.
Athlete of the week North County Times. Earned
team all-league Coastal League for second year in a row.
Finished 2nd in MVP voting for Coastal League. Named
first team all CIF
DIII for second year in a row. Earned team
MVP award. San Diego's "Night Lights TV" names Kenzie
Aries as a first team
all-star member of San Diego County's girls high
school volleyball team for 2007. Named
first team all CIF
San Diego County by San Diego Union. Named
San Diego County All-Star game by San Diego CIF coaches.
Finished first in the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA)
18's division (last year in two tournaments finished third
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Overall Grade Point: 4.07
(updated transcripts) including heavy load of Honors and AP courses, including: Physics, World History, English and Studio Art.
My high school, San
Dieguito Academy, is ranked 128th in the country
by Newsweek Magazine, out of the top 1,200 high schools.
Three year starting
17 year-old 6' varsity setter in 5-1 and 6-2 offense. I play
outside hitter and opposite during my front row
Kenzie now has her own
weekly column in the Student
Sports Volleyball section of
Rivals.com. Rivals.com reaches more than 2.5
million readers, and has more than 180,000 active
subscribers Rivals.com syndicates a variety of its
content to major media outlets including Yahoo!, AOL
Sports, SI.com, MSNBC.com, USA Today and Sirius
Junior Year: Starting
16 year-old 6' varsity setter
(my high school lists me as 6', my club as 5'11') in 5-1 offense, playing every meaningful minute of every game. Achieved
first team All-CIF Division III for San Diego County*. First team all-league for my conference. Earned Coach's Award at our team banquet. All San Diego County Academic Girls Volleyball honors. First team all tournament in a pool of 44 teams. Athlete of the week North County Times.
My high school volleyball team finished ranked 9th in
California. Of course, these personal honors are only
available due to having great teammates and coaches at
San Dieguito Academy
Diego Volleyball Club. I currently work out every day with boys varsity
team, in addition to club practices and beach tournaments. I
complete games from my high school volleyball season.
June 2007: My team, San
Diego Volleyball Club 17-1, did great at the Volleyball Festival
in Reno. Out of 86 teams, we finished 13-2 and came in 7th.
July 2007: Additionally our SCVA High Performance team captured
a Bronze Medal at the USA Volleyball High Performance
Championships in Florida.
Sophomore Year: Starting varsity setter in 5-1 offense, playing every meaningful minute of every game.
In one tournament, due to injuries, I not only played
setter, but middle blocker as well, setting out of the
middle blocker position. Second team all-league for my conference. Earned Coach's Award at our team banquet. Worked out every day with boys varsity in Spring.
In track, I became the all-time record holder for shot put
at my 70 year old high school. I broke the record in my
fourth meet at 15 years old. I was all-league in track and
went to the San Diego County CIF championships where I was
the youngest person to medal in my event.
Freshman Year: Youngest player on the team. Starting junior varsity setter in 6-2 offense, playing every meaningful minute of every game. Earned Most Valuable Player at our team banquet. Only player called up to varsity at years end. Worked out every day with boys varsity in Spring.
*San Diego County has over 2.9 million people, making my county larger than 22 states. My making all Division III is equivalent to making all-state in Nebraska, Rhode Island, Utah, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Iowa, New Hampshire, Maine, Idaho, West Virginia, New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming, District of Columbia, Vermont, North Dakota, Alaska, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana or Hawaii.
What coaches are saying.
A few quick bits about the way I play:
I am an exceptionally strong 6' setter with a both a powerful and clean touch. I can set a clean ball from antenna-to-antenna, with just my wrists.
I am a multi-tool player. I've played every position on the court, including Middle Blocker and Setter (debatably the two hardest positions on the court) at the same time for an entire tournament in my sophomore year.
I can overhead pass on serve-receive. In fact, I prefer overhead service receive.
a good blocker. Even though I am the setter, against teams with
a dominating outside hitter, my high school coach backed up the
rotation so I could block that hitter.
I dig the hard spike.
I serve a hard floater consistently for aces.
I flat-out hustle all the time. I live by the quote, "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard."
I lead on the court. Every play will get a verbal response from me. A setter needs to be loud.
I can hit with power that causes the recipient to flinch.
I love to block and I am capable of shutting down big outside hitters. In our first tournament of 28 high school teams, I had 14 blocks in four games.
In our second tournament, I was named to the all-tournament team from a pool of 44 teams, including nationally ranked teams.
I run a multi-faceted offense.
Opposing coaches know my name. Ask them. They'll tell you.
sophomore I played in a weekend tournament and one of our
middles was hurt in the first match. I played setter in a 5-1
offense AND I played middle blocker when I was in the front row.
California Beach Volleyball Association last year and played in just
tournaments, where I finished third twice.
My club coach asked us for our workout
schedule. From March 1 to June 1 2007, I did at least two
hours of volleyball 90% of the time. I guess I am a bit of a
junkie I love to go hiking.
"Kenzie is the hardest working player I have
ever coached. "
Lara Ramey, former USC player and current club co-director
"Kenz is starting to
develop the ability to make the players around her better by
directing them. She started to take control of her team in a
positive manner. She has talents that will help her at the next
Pat Powers, Olympic Gold Medalist & Former USC head coach
"Out of all the girls I have coached Kenzie is
by far the best when you combine strength with coordination and
Stu Waite, Beach Volleyball Coach
"Incredible work ethic, powerful, coachable,
perfectionist, leader, dominating player, works hard at every
aspect of the game."
Diane Pascua AVP player, member of Philippines Olympic team
"...she possesses all the fundamentals that
are required to be a top notch sand player."
Petia Yanchulova, Olympic Beach Volleyball Player
"...very physically powerful player who is at
the same time agile and quick."
Stu Waite, Beach Volleyball Coach
"Kenzie's talents and passion will easily take
her to the next level of the game beyond high school."
Julie Kaiser, Former Club Director, high school volleyball
"Kenzie gets to every ball."
Dexter Harvey, high school volleyball coach.