Penn State women's volleyball advances to their 13th NCAA semifinal with a 3-0 win over Michigan State.
2017 (Sophomore): AVCA Second Team All-American, first libero to earn All-America status for Penn State since 2005 when Kaleena Walters earned a place on the Honorable Mention team … All-Big Ten honoree, only libero honored … started all 35 matches at libero … led the team with 462 digs, good for 3.76 per set … recorded double-digit digs in 25 matches, including surpassing 20-plus four times, including a season-high 29 against No. 11 Michigan State (11/1) … dished out a career-best four service aces against Yale (9/15) … The libero finished the season with a 96.3-percent success rating in her 537 serve receive attempts … helped keep Penn State's opponents to just .167 hitting and 11.69 kills per set average.
2016 (Freshman):Big Ten All-Freshman Team … Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team … Filled the libero role, playing in all 34 matches with 121 sets in her rookie campaign … Posted 500 digs, 81 assists, 13 service aces and three kills during the 2016 season … Led the team with 16 digs against West Virginia (8/26) in her first appearance in the Blue and White ... Finished first on the team with 17 digs against No. 19 North Carolina (8/27) ... Finished first on the team with 18 digs at Colorado (9/3) ... Posted her first 20-dig performance with 22 digs against No. 9 Stanford (9/4) ... Registered a service ace to go along with nine digs vs. Siena (9/9)...Tallied 12 digs against Syracuse (9/10)...Posted four assists and added 10 digs against Rhode Island (9/16)...Logged 15 digs, two assists and one kill vs. Clemson (9/17)... Scored on an ace and added 13 digs against Rutgers (9/21) ... Logged 10 digs, two aces and two assists at Northwestern (9/25)...Led the defense posting 11 digs and one kill vs. No. 18 Michigan State (9/30)...Matched a season-high mark with four assists to go along with six digs against No. 22 Michigan (10/1)...Recorded a match-high 21 digs to go along with four assists and one kill vs. No. 1 Minnesota (10/5)...Tallied 14 digs against Rutgers (10/8)...Dished out 11 digs and two assists against No. 22 Purdue (10/14)...Posted a team-high nine digs to go along with three assists vs. Indiana (10/15)...Notched 23 digs and a career-high seven assists against No. 16 Michigan (10/22)...Passed out a team-high 16 digs vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (10/28)...Registered 15 digs and one assist against No. 3 Minnesota (10/29)...Charted a career-high 32 digs vs. No. 1 Nebraska (11/4)...Logged a match-high 13 digs and two assists against Iowa (11/5)...Tallied 19 digs, three assists and an ace vs. Maryland (11/11)...Recorded 23 digs and two assists against Ohio State (11/12)...Charted seven digs and four assists vs. Northwestern (11/25)...Posted 16 digs, two aces and two assists against Illinois (11/26)...Notched 18 digs and six assists vs. Pitt (12/3) … Posted the second most digs in a single game of her career with 26, adding four assists and a service ace in the NCAA round of 16 game against Nebraska (12/9).
Personal Born Kendall Avery White, July 7, 1997 in Zionsville, Indiana … Parents are Stephanie and Brad White … Father, Brad, played baseball at Indiana … Has two sisters, Payton and Sloane and one brother, Max … Names the Indiana Pacers as her favorite professional sports team … “Bridesmaids” as her favorite movie … Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete … Dylan O’Brien as her favorite actor and biscuits and sausage gravy as her favorite food … Undecided on a major.
High School A four-year letterwinner at Cathedral, White helped the Irish become the first Indiana 4A team to post an undefeated record (36-0) in 2015 on the way to an Indiana Class 4A state title as the team’s libero … Earned Indiana All-State first team honors from 2014-16, as well as second team laurels in 2013 … Picked up All-City honors from 2013-16 … Served as team captain at Cathedral in 2015-16, earning team MVP honors in 2016 … Also selected as the Indy Star Player of the Year and Cathedral’s High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2015-16 … Named Indiana’s volleyball Gatorade State Player of the Year in 2015-16 … Earned 2015 PrepVolleyball.com High School All-America honors … Selected to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA volleyball team in 2015 … Played club volleyball with Munciana, earning AAU All-America accolades in 2015-16.