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Makenzie

Kuchmaner

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Libero/Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'8"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Waxhaw, N.C.
High School: Marvin Ridge
Other College: N.C. State

Bio

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2018 - NC STATE)

  • Appeared in and started all 28 matches
  • Led the team with 4.69 digs per set
  • Totaled a career-high 32 digs twice on the year, both against Notre Dame
  • Tallied a career-best 100 assists for a 0.91 per set mark
  • Hit double figures in digs in 24 matches, including 12 matches over 20 saves
  • Notched only kill on the year against Pitt
  • Posted 17 service aces a career best, with a career-high three against Wright State

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2017 - NC STATE)

  • Appeared in 25 matches, starting nine of those contests
  • Played a total of 79 sets
  • Collected 195 digs, averaging 2.47 digs per set
  • Tallied a career-best 26 digs in the Puerto Rico Clasico versus Auburn
  • Also logged 20 or more digs versus No. 8 Kansas and Oregon State in the Wolfpack’s first-ever NCAA Tournament victory
  • Handed out 35 assists on the year with a season-high six against Auburn and Missouri State
  • Charted three service aces with two in NC State’s 3-0 win against Cincinnati
  • Recorded a kill at Wake Forest

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016 - NC STATE)

  • Redshirted the season and did not see action 
  • Joined the softball team as a dual-sport athlete in January

FRESHMAN (2015 - NC STATE)

  • Appeared in 27 matches in her freshman season for the Wolfpack, earning the start in five of those contests
  • Played in 74 of the team’s 119 sets on the year
  • Finished the season with 107 digs, an average of 1.45 per set
  • Also collected 17 assists and six service aces
  • Started the first match of her NC State career in the season opener against NC Central
  • Tallied a season-high 10 digs against the Eagles in her first action of the season
  • Charted two service aces in the Wolfpack’s 3-1 win against Jacksonville 

PREP

  • Attended Marvin Ridge High School and played for head coach Brook Hammers
  • Member of the Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club where she competed for head coach Brian Rosen
  • Named the Union County Player of the Year and conference MVP as a senior in 2014
  • Collected all-conference honors as a senior, junior and sophomore
  • Selected to the all-county super team in 2013 and 2014
  • Tabbed a First Team All-Charlotte Observer selection as a senior and junior
  • Earned defensive player of the year accolades in each of her four seasons at Marvin Ridge
  • Claimed MVP honors at the Capitol Hill Classic held in Washington, D.C. in 2013
  • Also a standout student, collecting AAU Academic All-America honors as well as numerous academic bars
  • Member of the National Honors Society, Interact Club and Spirit Club

PERSONAL

  • Comes from an athletic family as her father Vic played collegiate baseball, mother Susan ran track in college, brother Zach is an outfielder at UNCG and brother Jake is a pitcher at East Carolina   
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