UMES play final road match before home opener next week
Hawks face Hornets at 7 p.m. in Dover looking for a sixth-straight MEAC North title
UMES heads to Bakersfield to play three matches in the Roadrunner Invite
Hawks continue strongest start in school history with a 12-1 mark
Hawks win all four matches in Alabama to improve to 14-1
UMES defeated Florida A&M to win the MEAC Championship for the first time in school history! (Megan Raymond photos)
UMES taking on Hampton, defeating the Lady Pirates in three sets to take sole possession of first place.
2012: Started first 15 matches of the season, one of the top middle blockers in the MEAC until season-ending injury ... concluded with 115 kills with career-best .332 hitting percentage, 30 aces and becoming UMES's all-time blocks leader briefly with 39 blocks in 58 sets, totaling 206 in her career after the 2012 season ... surpassed Samanatha Chukwura for UMES all-time blocks leader with four blocks against Jackson State (9/15) in Alabama State Invitational, hitting .733 with 12 kills and just one attack error in 15 total attacks ... hit .423 in season-opening SFC Terrier Invitational, earning combined 26 kills with just four attack errors in three matches ... hit .692 with 10 kills and one attack error in 13 attacks in shutout win over Kennesaw State (9/1) ... earned MVP of the WVU Golden Horseshoe Challenge, combining for 26 kills in three match victories, including 11 kills and five digs against Wright State (9/8).
2011: Earned Second Team All-MEAC second season in a row ... COBRA All-East Honorable Mention ... fifth in the conference and 198th in NCAA Division I in hitting percentage at .296 with 200 kills and just 72 errors ... fourth in the MEAC in blocks per set (0.88), tallying 88 ... fifth in the MEAC regular season with hitting percentage of .296, earning 203 kills with only 73 errors ... member of the Brown Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/16-17) ... played in 28 matches, starting all of them ... recorded career-high 19 kills vs. Fordham at Brown Invitational (9/17) ... earned first-ever double double with 16 kills and 11 digs vs. Campbell at the High Point Invitational (9/24) ... six matches with double digit kills, including four of five matches from Sept. 17th-30th ... career-high nine blocks with four kills and digs vs. Hampton (11/13) ... six kills and three aces in MEAC Championship win over Florida A&M (11/20) ... earned three kills, three digs and two block assists in NCAA Tournament match at UCLA (12/2).
2010: Named Second Team All-MEAC ... earned consecutive MEAC Rookie of the Week honors (9/20, 9/27) ... named to Kristin Dickmann Memorial Tournament All-Tournament Team at Navy (9/17-18) and Peaky's North/South UMES Invitational All-Tournament Team (10/1-2) ... played in all 118 games, totaling 292 kills with .270 hitting percentage, third best in the MEAC ... recorded 77 total blocks ... third on the team with 38 service aces ... fourth in the MEAC and 119th in NCAA in service aces per game (0.32), 10th in conference in points per game (3.23) ... totaled career high eight blocks at Navy in the Kristin Dickmann Memorial Tournament (9/18) ... served a career-best four aces in a match twice, most recently against North Carolina A&T in the Peaky's North/South UMES Invitational (10/2) ... had career high 18 kills against Hampton (10/31).
High School/Club: Played volleyball and basketball at Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah ... named First Team All-State in volleyball as a senior ... also earned MVP honors in 2009 ... led team to regional championships in final three years ... was an honor roll student final three years of high school ... played club volleyball with Club Union in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Personal: Born Nov. 4, 1991 in Utah ... daughter of Litiane and Petipuni Lea'Aetoa ... has a brother, Anthony ... nickname is "Kave" ... majoring in exercise science ... pregame routine includes praying and listening to music ... most influential person is her mother because she is a hard worker ... favorite saying is "Go hard or go home" ... hobbies include dancing, singing and hanging out ... favorite movie is "Set It Off"... athletic goal for the season is to get better as a player.