Kayla Varney
Kayla  Varney


Murrieta, Calif.

High School:
Vista Murrieta HS '07





Volleyball closes preseason in tourney action

Aggies face UT Arlington, Lamar and Houston Baptist before launching conference slate


Volleyball launches Big West Conference play at home

Aggies host Long Beach State (Thursday) and CSUN (Saturday)

2009: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION... Started all 30 matches and 110 sets for second straight year... Fired 307 kills with 170 errors in 910 attempts (.151)... Finished 2nd on team and 10th in conference with 3.33 digs per set (366 total)... Ranked 2nd among league's non-liberos behind UC Irvine's Kari Pestolesi... Brought career digs total to 996, putting her in line to become just sixth Aggie to surpass 1,000 milestone... Selected as Big West Conference Player of the Week on 11/2... Had team-high 15 kills in upset of UC Irvine (10/30), then scooped up season-high 18 digs in sweep of UC Riverside the next night (10/31)... Had 10 of those 18 digs in first set... Tallied 14 double-doubles, including season-best 18-5-34 hitting (.382) with 14 digs at UC Santa Barbara (10/17)... Statistical leader of Aggies' serve-receive line, committing just 22 receive errors on 708 passes (.969)... Hit .355 (14-3-31) with 16 digs in home sweep of Cal State Fullerton (10/10).

2008: Played in all 29 matches and 108 sets, one of only two Aggies (along with Avreeta Singh) to do so... Made 22 starts... Finished year with 130-81-396 (.124) hitting with 16 aces and 307 digs (2.84 dps)... Had six matches with 10-plus kills, 15 of double-figure digs... Enjoyed productive home stretch to the season, landing 81 kills and 131 digs in final nine matches... Tallied 13 kills and 22 digs in road win at Cal State Fullerton (10/18), then added 11 kills and 22 digs in home rematch with Titans a month later (11/14)... Also started strong, recording 13 kills, 2 aces and 11 digs vs. Saint Mary's (8/29) followed by 14-kill, 11-dig performance at Fresno State (8/30).

2007: Started all but one of her 28 matches, playing in 99 total sets... Led Aggies in kills (328), errors (208) and attempts (908), hitting .122 overall... Average of 3.31 kpg ranked 8th in Big West Conference... Added 17 aces and 323 digs (3.26 dpg), ranking 10th among conference leaders in latter category... Had 12 double-doubles, starting with 20-kill, 12-dig performance at Fresno State (8/31)... Also hit .304 with a pair of aces in that match... Matched season-high 20 kills with 17 digs vs. Boise State (9/7)... Posted two other matches of 20-plus digs: 22 (with 16 kills) vs. Cal State Fullerton (10/19), 23 (with 23 kills) at Cal Poly (10/27).

VISTA MURRIETA HS '07: Member of school's first-ever varsity team... Captured first-team All-Southwestern League and All-Southern Section honors as a senior... Helped Broncos advance to CIF-SS quarterfinals that year... Earned All-Southwestern League first team and All-Valley second team in 2005... Served as team captain for Saddleback Valley VBC, helping her squad place 2nd at Reno Volleyball Festival in 2006.

PERSONAL: Born in San Diego, Calif.... Majoring in communication... Parents are Mike & Krista Varney... Grandfather is Gary McCord, PGA Tour pro turned golf broadcaster and writer... Lists McCord as her sports hero... Proudest personal accomplishment was getting a 4.0 grade-point average as a senior so she could attend UC Davis.