3 Jessie Genger
3 Jessie Genger
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kent, Wash.
Previous College: Gonzaga

2013 Sand Season
Played in all eight matches during the program’s inaugural sand season with partner Sydney Kordic…Genger and Kordic played as the No. 1 doubles team the first six matches of the season, and at No. 2 the final two matches…in the program’s first-ever sand match, with the score tied at 2-2, it was Genger and Kordic that defeated a doubles team from Cal to clinch a 3-2 win over the Bears…Genger and Kordic went 2-4 at No. 1, and 0-2 at No. 2.

2012 Season

Started 21 of the 22 matches in which she appeared, including 85 sets played…successfully made the transition to starting outside hitter after playing on the right side as a junior…played nearly the entire season with a lower leg injury, which forced her to miss eight matches during the middle of the year…despite the injury, she finished the season with averages of 3.31 kills, 2.35 digs, 0.45 blocks, 0.31 aces and 3.86 points per set…the kills per set were easily a team high, and she led or tied for the team lead in kills in 11 matches…among Big Sky leaders, she ranked fifth in kills, aces and points per set…posted double figures in kills on 17 occasions, and double digits in digs six times…that included five double-doubles…posted a career-high 24 kills against Northern Colorado, and career-best 19 digs against Montana…her 85 attempts during the Northern Colorado match were the most by a Big Sky player all season…had at least three aces on four occasions…named to the all-tournament team at the Hampton Inn & Suites West Ashley Volleyball Invitational, and the Sacramento State Invitational.

2011 Season
Appeared in all but two matches, including two starts and 62 sets played in her first season with the Hornets…primarily played at rightside hitter…posted averages of 1.34 kills, 0.92 digs and 0.19 blocks per set…had a season-best 11 kills to go along with a .333 hitting percentage in the regular season finale at Portland State…had four kills and a .444 hitting percentage against Marist, and five kills and a .417 hitting percentage against Fresno State…was an all-tournament selection at the Sacramento State Invitational…named to the Big Sky all-academic team.

Prior to Sacramento State

Played two seasons at Gonzaga (2009-10) of the West Coast Conference…in two years with the Bulldogs, she appeared in 43 matches, including 21 starts…combined to average 1.53 kills, 0.49 digs and 0.34 blocks per set while appearing as an outside and rightside hitter…as a sophomore in 2010, Genger started 18 of the 28 matches in which she appeared, and finished the season averaging 1.86 kills, 0.56 digs and 0.29 blocks per set…tallied double figures in kills on four occasions, including a career-high 13 against Idaho…posted her first career double-double (12 kills, 12 digs) against Santa Clara…as a freshman in 2009, Genger appeared in 15 matches (three starts), and 32 sets…had season totals of 18 kills, three aces, nine digs and 15 blocks…her season high of six kills came against Washington.

High School
A 2009 graduate of Kentwood High School in Covington, Wash…played four years of both volleyball and basketball for the Conquerors…in volleyball, she was named first team all-state and the South Puget Sound League MVP as both a junior and senior…led the team to league titles all four years, including a pair of district championships…holds the school record for career hitting percentage (.293) and the record for aces in a match (14)…in basketball, she was a two-time second team all-state selection and four-time first team all-league choice…also led the basketball team to league championships all four years of her career, including two district titles and the 4A state championship in 2008-09…was named the Kentwood High School Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Parents are Tres and Barb Genger…a communication studies major…played seven years for the Kent Juniors Volleyball Club, the same club that produced former Hornet standout Kristin Lutes…mother, Barb, played basketball at Montana…father, Tres, played football at Western Montana.