11 - Kelsey Elston|
|Previous School:||Rocklin HS|
Appeared in 32 matches, including 29 starts (fourth most on the team) despite being a freshman...finished with averages of 1.34 kills, 0.42 digs and a team-high 0.83 blocks per set to go along with a .194 hitting percentage...bumped those numbers against Big Sky competition to 1.43 kills and 1.10 blocks per set with a .245 hitting percentage...the 1.10 blocks were the fifth best mark in the conference...finished with at least three blocks in 14 of her final 16 matches of the season...that included a season-best 10 stuffs against Northern Arizona...posted double figures in kills on two occasions...had 11 kills, five blocks and a season-best .556 hitting percentage (11-1-18) vs. Montana...also tallied 11 kills, eight blocks and a .389 hitting percentage (11-4-18) at Idaho State...one of eight Hornets selected to the Big Sky All-Academic team.
A 2008 graduate of Rocklin High School...played four years of varsity volleyball, and four years of basketball...in volleyball, she was a three-time first team all-Sierra Foothill League selection (2005-07), two-time all-Metro (2006-07) and named to the Optimist All Star Game as a senior...her 141 blocks and 2.1 blocks per set as a junior were both school records, and her 131 blocks as a sophomore were the third-best mark in school history...had 19 blocks against Granite Bay High School in 2006, setting Rocklin’s single-match record...as a senior, she helped lead the Thunder to a 34-8 overall record, an 11-2 conference mark and a fourth-place finish in the Div. II Northern California playoffs...was an all-league choice in basketball during her junior season.
Born June 25, 1989...parents are Steven and Rosemary Elston...a family and consumer sciences major...played in the summer of 2008, along with teammate Shannon Wilson, for the 18-under Gold Cal Junior Club volleyball team, coached by current Hornet head coach Ruben Volta...that team placed fifth in the American division at the Junior Olympics...also played with teammate Cayti Crowton in 2007 for the 18-under Gold Cal Junior Club team, coached by former Sacramento State volleyball players Carissa Buie and Kristin Lutes.