#8 - Kaitlin McKenna
Position: MB
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Farmington Hills, Mich.
High School: Farmington HS
Height: 6-0
Major: Criminal Justice

AS A JUNIOR (2009) 
McKenna was named to the AVCA South Region… Daktronics First Team All-South Region…NCAA All-South Region Tournament Team…All-Sunshine State Conference First Team…First Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District… Saint Leo University Athlete of the Week four times (9/14/09, 9/21/09, 9/28/09, and 11/9/09) and Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, three consecutive weeks (9/14/09, 9/21/09, and 9/28/09)...McKenna competed and a started in all of the Lions 34 matches this season, competing in all 117 sets played… She was second on the team in total kills with 359 (3.07 k/s) and had a .377 attack percentage…She registered 10 or more kills in 23 contests, including a career and season-high 20 kill performance against West Florida (09/11/09)… McKenna was also second on team in total blocks with 115 (.98 b/s), 15 of which were of the solo kind… She accumulated four or more total blocks in 14 matches and had seven total blocks in three contests…Overall, McKenna ranked second in the SSC and 15th in the NCAA in hitting percentage (.377)…The middle blocker also ranked 10th in the SSC in Kills (359) and fourth in blocks (115).  

McKenna was dominant on the court once again for the Lions, playing in all 40 matches...She started in 39 contests and competed in 150 total games…She concluded the 2008 campaign leading the team in kills with 388, including back-to-back career high 17-kill performances against SSC foes Florida Southern (11/12/08) and Barry (11/15/08)…She averaged 2.59 kills per game and had an outstanding attack percentage of .398 while securing 10 or more kills in 20 matches…The middle blocker collected nine service aces and led the team in blocks with 142…The sophomore standout led the team 113 block assists and 29 block solos, averaging 0.95 blocks per game…She finished first in the SSC in hitting percentage (.398) and seventh in the nation in the same category…She also ranked 82nd in the country in blocks per game (0.95)…She had three seven block performances, one eight block contest and a nine block game against nationally-ranked West Texas A&M (9/20/08)…Her outstanding efforts on the court landed her multiple awards including, AVCA All-America Honorable Mention, AVCA All-South Region and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team…McKenna was named All-SSC Second Team and was awarded SSC Player of the Week on Sept. 20.

McKenna had a sensational freshman season in 2007, leading the nation and the Sunshine State Conference with a .452 hitting percentage that also eclipsed the Saint Leo single-season record for attack percentage...She was named the 2007 AVCA South Region and Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year…Named Honorable Mention All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-Region…McKenna had the second-most kills with 383 (2.74 kills/game) in 2007, and added 134 blocks (0.96 blocks/.game), which was also second on the team...In total, the freshman middle blocker had 26 matches with double-digit kill performances, including the final six matches of the regular season, and the NCAA Tournament match versus Florida Southern...McKenna set a career high with 15 kills in the Lions’ five-game win over Palm Beach Atlantic (9/27/07)...She had a career-high eight blocks three times as a freshman.

Born April 12 in Arlington Heights, Ill...Criminal Justice major...Names the Detroit Red Wings as her favorite team...Lists Pavel Datsyuk and Chauncey Billups as her favorite players...Daughter of Dennis and Patricia McKenna...Has one brother, Dennis, and one sister, Molly...Brother, Dennis, played lacrosse at Wheeling Jesuit University.