2 Kirsten Mead
2 Kirsten Mead
Height: 5-11
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Valley Christian
Position: S
Major: Studying in the Leavey School of Business
m 28
k/s 0.55
h % .358
a/s 11.97
b/s 0.36
sa/s 0.36
d/s 1.67

EYEBRONCO: An introduction to Kirsten Mead

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Honored as the WCC Freshman of the Year … one of three Bronco freshmen named to the WCC All-Freshman Team … also named All-WCC Honorable Mention … played in 30 matches this year, missing the matches at Saint Mary’s and Pacific due to an injury … collected five double-doubles this year (assists and digs), also topping 50+ assists in nine matches … currently No. 2 nationally in assists behind the Stanford setter … named All-Tournament at ACICS Hofstra Invitational … led the team with 1255 assists … recorded 35 aces … tallied 180 digs, averaging 1.71 dpg … vs. St. Francis Brooklyn (Aug. 29) had 21 assists … started vs. Lafayette (Aug. 30), picking up 23 assists and 3 aces … started at Hofstra (Aug. 30), earning 59 assists, 3 kills and 13 digs … at Army (Sept. 2), picked up 38 assists, 2 aces, 3 kills and 3 digs … started vs. Central Conn. St. (Sept. 5), had 3 kills and 36 assists … at Harvard (Sept. 5), started and picked up 44 assists, 2 aces, 4 digs and 3 kills … vs. Delaware (Sept. 6) started, picked up 44 assists and 2 kills … vs. Penn (Sept. 12), started and had 36 assists … vs. No. 20 Duke (Sept. 13) started, picked up 34 assists with 5 kills and 8 digs … at No. 1 Stanford (Sept. 13) scored 33 assists … at UCSB (Sept. 19) had 37 assists, 4 aces and 6 digs … vs. NIU (Sept. 20) 42 assists and 4 digs … at Cal Poly (Sept. 20) earned 55 assists, 4 kills, 2 aces and 8 digs … at San Francisco (Sept. 26) had 25 assists, 2 kills and 8 digs … vs. Pacific (Sept. 30), had 30 assists and 10 digs … at No. 24 San Diego (Oct. 2) earned 57 assists with 3 aces, 4 kills and 10 digs … at No. 10 BYU (Oct. 4) started and earned 25 assists, 2 kills and 7 digs … vs. Portland (Oct. 9) had with 43 assists, 3 aces and 10 digs … vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 10) started and had 57 assists and 5 digs … at Pepperdine (Oct. 16) picked up 56 assists with 7 digs … at No. 24 LMU (Oct. 18) started and had 54 assists and 6 digs ... had 40 assists and 4 digs vs. No. 11 BYU (Oct. 30) ... earned 66 assists and and 6 digs vs. No. 24 USD (Nov. 1) ... had 59 assists and 16 digs at Gonzaga (Nov. 6) ... picked up 38 assists and 3 digs at Portland (Nov. 8) ... earned 33 assists, 8 digs and 3 blocks vs. No. 24 LMU (Nov. 13) … tallied 56 assists and 8 digs against Pepperdine (Nov. 15) … recorded 42 assists, 8 digs and 2 block assists in 3-0 shutout over USF (Nov. 20) … had 41 assists along with 2 service aces and 3 digs against Saint Mary’s (Nov. 24) … recorded 1 kill, 2 digs, and 31 assists at No. 13 Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 5).

HIGH SCHOOL: 2013 WCAL Player of the Year and First Team ... 2013 San Jose Mercury News First Team and Co-Player of the Year ... 2013 Finalist for PrepVolleyball National Player of the Year ... 2013 MaxPreps First Team All-American, Medium Schools and First-Team All State ... 2013 PrepVolleyball High School All-American ... 2013 PrepVolleyball Academic All-American, Second Team ... 2013 PrepVolleyball Senior Ace (top 125) ... 2013 NCSAA Large School Co-National Player of the Year and All-American First Team ... 2013 Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions All Tournament Team ... 2012 Max Preps California All State, Division III ... 2012 MaxPreps Second Team All-American, medium schools ... 2012 All WCAL Second Team ... 2013 Team was nationally ranked No. 6 by MaxPreps ... 2013 WCAL Champions ... 2013 Division III Champions ... 2013 NorCal Champions ... 2013 California State Champions ... 2012 Team Division III CCS Champions ... 2012 California State Division III Semifinalist ... Senior Year Stats: 639 assists, 302 kills, 83 aces, 69 blocks and 310 digs ... Junior Year Stats: 606 assists, 249 kills, 83 aces, 49 blocks and 330 digs. 

CLUB: Played for Stingray, Payes and City Beach indoor club teams and Main Beach Elite Sand team ... member of 2013 USA Beach National U19 A1 Team ... AAA rated beach volleyball player ... 2012 USA Junior Beach Tour 16U National Champions ... won 18 beach tournaments since starting sand game in 2011. 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Hardwin and Tamara Mead ... has four siblings, Lowell (37), Paul (35), Brian (31) and Austin (19) ... Brian was a four-time All-American water polo player at Johns Hopkins and the DIII National Player of the Year ... she won the academic excellence award for top AP Economics student ... three-time winner of math awards ... won Biology, Photography and Spanish awards ... named Outstanding Scholar Athlete in 2014 Class ... Spanish Honor Society ... Graduated with High Honors (top 5%) ... studying in the Leavey School of Business.

WHY KIRSTEN CHOSE SANTA CLARA: I chose Santa Clara because it has the right combination of academics and athletics. I really like the coaches and the girls on the team. I also wanted to go to college in California, and I love the campus. 

Recent Games
Nov 8 at Portland W, 3-0
Nov 13 Loyola Marymount L, 3-0
Nov 15 Pepperdine L, 3-1
Nov 20 San Francisco W, 3-0
Nov 25 Saint Mary's W, 3-0
Dec 4 at Oregon L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 14
Sets 98 53
Kills 54 23
Kills per set 0.55 0.43
Errors 11 5
Total Attacks 120 61
Hitting Percentage .358 .295
Assists 1173 641
Assists per set 11.97 12.09
Service Aces 35 18
Service Errors 35 19
Service Aces per set 0.36 0.34
Reception Errors 3 1
Digs 164 103
Digs per set 1.67 1.94
Block Solo 3 3
Block Assist 32 21
Block Total 35 24
Blocks per set 0.36 0.45
Block Errors 2 1
Ball Handling Errors 19 13
Points 108.0 54.5
Points per set 1.1 1.0
Matches started 28 14
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 29 vs. Saint Francis W, 3-0 1 2 1 0 3 .333 21 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 3.0
Aug 30 vs. Lafayette W, 3-0 1 2 1 1 3 .000 23 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Aug 30 at Hofstra W, 3-1 1 4 3 2 5 .200 59 0 2 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 2 at Army W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 5 .600 38 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 5 vs. Central Conn. St. W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 3 1.000 35 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 5 at Harvard L, 3-2 1 5 3 1 10 .200 44 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Sep 6 vs. Delaware W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 4 .500 44 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 12 Penn W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 36 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Sep 13 Duke W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 7 .571 34 1 1 0 8 0 2 0 2 2 7.0
Sep 13 at Stanford L, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 33 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 19 at UC Santa Barbara L, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 37 4 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 20 vs. Northern Ill. W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 3 .333 42 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 2 0 3.0
Sep 20 at Cal Poly W, 3-2 1 5 4 0 7 .571 55 2 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Sep 26 at San Francisco L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 Pacific W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 30 1 1 0 10 0 3 1 3 2 3.5
Oct 2 at San Diego W, 3-1 1 4 4 0 8 .500 57 3 2 0 10 1 3 0 4 2 9.5
Oct 4 at BYU L, 3-0 1 3 2 0 5 .400 25 0 2 0 7 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Oct 9 Portland W, 3-1 1 4 1 1 4 .000 43 3 2 1 10 1 5 0 6 0 7.5
Oct 10 Gonzaga L, 3-2 1 5 1 0 10 .100 57 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 16 at Pepperdine W, 3-1 1 4 3 0 5 .600 56 1 3 0 7 0 2 0 2 1 5.0
Oct 18 at Loyola Marymount W, 3-2 1 5 1 0 4 .250 54 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Oct 23 at Saint Mary's W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Pacific L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 BYU W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 40 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Nov 1 San Diego W, 3-2 1 5 2 0 5 .400 66 2 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 4.0
Nov 6 at Gonzaga W, 3-2 1 5 1 2 6 -.167 59 1 2 0 16 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Nov 8 at Portland W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 3 .333 38 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 13 Loyola Marymount L, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 33 1 0 0 8 1 3 0 4 1 5.5
Nov 15 Pepperdine L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 San Francisco W, 3-0 1 3 0 1 3 -.333 42 0 1 0 8 0 2 0 2 1 1.0
Nov 25 Saint Mary's W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 4 .750 41 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 5.0
Dec 4 at Oregon L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 2 .000 31 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2014-15 28 98 54 0.55 11 120 .358 1173 11.97 35 0.36 164 1.67 3 32 35 0.36 108.0 1.1
Total 28 98 54 0.55 11 120 .358 1173 11.97 35 0.36 164 1.67 3 32 35 0.36 108.0 1.1
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 98 54 0.55 11 120 .358 1173 11.97 35 0.36 164 1.67 3 32 35 0.36 108.0 1.1
Conference 14 53 23 0.43 5 61 .295 641 12.09 18 0.34 103 1.94 3 21 24 0.45 54.5 1.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 10 35 16 0.46 3 39 .333 422 12.06 13 0.37 64 1.83 2 15 17 0.49 38.5 1.1
Away 13 50 30 0.60 7 65 .354 586 11.72 16 0.32 88 1.76 1 12 13 0.26 53.0 1.1
Neutral 5 13 8 0.62 1 16 .438 165 12.69 6 0.46 12 0.92 0 5 5 0.38 16.5 1.3
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Wins 21 73 42 0.58 9 86 .384 913 12.51 27 0.37 129 1.77 2 26 28 0.38 84.0 1.2
Losses 7 25 12 0.48 2 34 .294 260 10.40 8 0.32 35 1.40 1 6 7 0.28 24.0 1.0
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August 3 8 5 0.63 3 11 .182 103 12.88 4 0.50 17 2.13 0 3 3 0.38 10.5 1.3
September 11 37 26 0.70 2 47 .511 428 11.57 14 0.38 52 1.41 0 11 11 0.30 45.5 1.2
October 7 28 12 0.43 1 37 .297 332 11.86 11 0.39 49 1.75 2 12 14 0.50 31.0 1.1
November 6 22 10 0.45 4 23 .261 279 12.68 6 0.27 44 2.00 1 6 7 0.32 20.0 0.9
December 1 3 1 0.33 1 2 .000 31 10.33 0 0.00 2 0.67 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.3