Kelsey  Mahoney

17Kelsey Mahoney


Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Keller Central H.S.



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2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2011 (SENIOR):
Saw action in 56 sets, spanning over 18 matches...After missing the early part of the season with an injury, played in the final 15 matches on the season...Competed in all five sets at Kentucky on Oct. 12, primarily in a serving role, as she did not record a service error...Since the match at UK, played in all but four sets down the stretch...Registered aces on the road versus Louisville and at home against Mississippi State and Kentucky...Finishes her career with 1,857 assists, which is seventh best in Tennessee history...She also leaves UT with two of the top three highest single season assists outputs during the 25-point rally scoring era...Named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010 (JUNIOR):
Played in 51 games...Was third on the team in assists with 322...Averaged 1.82 digs per game.

Started 30 of UT's 32 matches at the setter position during her second season at Rocky Top...Led a 5-1 offense for the final few weeks of the year after splitting time with junior Emily Steinbeck and freshman Natalie Guerra running a 6-2 offense through the team's first 25 contests... Was second on the Lady Vol squad with eight double-doubles on the season and has 13 in her career...Tallied 28 assists in the season opener against Tennessee Tech on Aug. 29 before posting 31 helpers and seven digs against Western Kentucky later that evening...Produced 13 assists, three aces, seven digs and a kill in leading the Lady Vols to a 3-0 sweep over Notre Dame at the Xavier Invitational on Sept. 5...Kicked off UT's stay at the Carolina Classic with her first double-double of the season and fifth of her career...Had 28 assists and 13 digs against the host Tar Heels on Sept. 11...Added another the next day with 24 assists and 13 digs versus Colorado State...Tallied her third consecutive double-double with 16 assists and 10 digs in UT's SEC opener at LSU on Sept. 18...Played a large role in UT's come-from-behind victory at Louisville on Sept. 30, recording four aces and a season-high 34 assists...Posted her fourth double-double of the year in a 3-1 triumph at Alabama on Oct. 16 with 16 assists and 10 digs...Tallied 27 assists, seven digs, two aces and a pair of kills in UT's four-set victory at No. 7 Kentucky on Oct. 21...Registered 33 assists and seven digs in a 3-1 loss to No. 20 LSU five days later...Helped the Lady Vols claim road wins over Ole Miss and Arkansas on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1...Finished with 22 assists and nine digs against the Rebels and 24 helpers, seven scoops and an ace versus the Razorbacks...Delivered back-to-back 21 assist performances in 3-0 sweeps over Mississippi State and Alabama...Also had 14 digs against the Tide for her fifth double-double of the season and 10th of her career...Running a 5-1 for the first time in her career at Auburn on Nov. 13, she added another double-double with career-high totals of 53 assists and 19 digs....Also had one block, an ace and a kill on a personal-high eight attacks...Continued her stellar play in the 5-1 at Georgia on Nov. 15, increasing her career-high in assists to 57, while scooping up nine Bulldog attacks...Played a vital role in UT's 3-1 triumph over No. 13 Florida on Nov. 22, with a 46-assist, 14-dig, two-block effort...Quarterbacked the Lady Vols to a thrilling, five-set win against 10th-ranked Kentucky on the final day of the regular season with 49 assists, 10 digs, two kills and a pair of blocks...Had 46 more assists, eight digs and two blocks in Tennessee's victory over Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Earned a spot on the 2009 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2008 (FRESHMAN):
Split time with departed junior Michaela Hanakova at the setter position during her freshman season...Led the team with 25 aces and 691 assists...Started against Iowa on Sept. 5 at the Denver Pioneer Classic as well as the next day against Virginia...Tallied the first double-double of her young career with 26 assists and 10 digs against No. 17 Illinois at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic on Sept. 12...Just missed out on another against Dayton two days later with 19 assists and nine digs, but was able to accomplish the feat in her next contest with 19 assists and a career-high 11 digs against Mississippi State in the SEC opener on Sept. 19...Earned her second start at Georgia, recording 16 assists, a kill and a pair of aces...Also started against Kentucky and Auburn on Oct. 1 and 3, respectively...Tallied a then-career-high 32 assists against the Wildcats before setting a personal best with three aces versus the Tigers...Posted a career-high 16 digs in addition to 28 assists against Louisville on Oct. 8 for her third career double-double...Collected the first two blocks of her career at No. 9 Florida on Oct. 12 to go along with 18 assists, seven digs, a kill and a career-high four attacks...Tallied her fourth career double-double with 21 assists and 10 digs against Ole Miss on Oct. 17...Just two days later, posted a career-high 34 assists versus Arkansas, in addition to eight digs...Paced UT to a stellar .384 hitting percentage as a team at Mississippi State with 15 assists...Continued her strong play with 17 assists against Georgia on Oct. 31, as UT hit at a season-best .391 clip (44-8-92) in a 3-0 sweep...Recorded UT's top three-set match assist mark with 28 helpers at Arkansas on Nov. 7...Also had nine digs and a career-high two kills in that contest...Tallied 19 assists and six digs in a 3-0 sweep over Ole Miss just two days later...Tied her career-high with 34 assists in a five-set victory over South Carolina on Nov. 16...Also had eight digs and two aces in the win...Paced the Lady Vols to a five-set upset victory over No. 17 Kentucky on Nov. 28 with a personal-best 36 assists...Tallied 29 assists, 12 digs, a kill and an ace in UT's 3-2 loss at Clemson in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll during the spring as well.

Was ranked No. 38 on's Senior Aces list...Named one of the top two setters in the state of Texas by as the MVP of the Texas Advantage club team, which earned the distinction of 2006 Team of the Year from 2008, her TAV 18 Asics squad claimed fifth at the Junior Olympics in Dallas, Texas...The previous summer, her TAV 17 Asics club team also earned a fifth-place finish in Minneapolis, Minn., after a third-place performance by her TAV 16 Asics team in 2006 and a placing of fifth by the TAV 15 Asics squad in 2005...Also participated on the USA Volleyball Youth National Team in 2006, helping the squad earn the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Girls' Youth Continental Volleyball Championship with a perfect 5-0 record...Recorded a double-double in the championship match against Dominican Republic with 19 assists and 11 digs...Also put together a stellar high school career as a member of the first varsity team ever at Keller-Central H.S....Was named the District 9-4A Newcomer of the Year in 2004 and first-team all-district in 2005...Guided her team to its first winning record (26-13) in 2006, while earning District 5-5A Setter of the Year, All-Texas Team and Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team honors...Did one better as a senior, leading Keller-Central to the playoffs for the first time ever and picking up District 5-5A MVP accolades.

Majoring in nutrition...Names her parents as her biggest sports influence because they encouraged her to start playing volleyball...Lists driving on long road trips, singing with her sister in the car and watching movies as hobbies and interests...Former teammates playing college volleyball include Chelsea Ringel (Texas A&M) and Shannon Hawari (California)...Chose Tennessee over Nebraska, Kansas and Arkansas...Has one sibling, Caylin, 17...Kelsey Renee Mahoney, the daughter of Michael and Carla Mahoney, was born on April 22, 1990, in Lincoln, Neb.



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