2 Kirsten Mead
2 Kirsten Mead
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Valley Christian High School
Position: Setter
Major: Economics (Business)
m 30
k/s 0.51
h % .276
a/s 10.58
b/s 0.40
sa/s 0.28
d/s 2.72

CAREER RANKS FOLLOWING JUNIOR SEASON:

3024 Assists – 6th overall – 2nd among players that played only in rally-scoring era

11.08 Assists/Set –  6th overall – 2nd among players that played only in rally-scoring era

JUNIOR (2016): All-WCC Honorable Mention … WCC All-Academic Team … USC Baden Invitational MVP … WCC Player of the Week (Aug. 29) … played in 16 matches and 57 sets with 15 starts … finished the season with 542 assists (9.51/set), 132 digs, 19 total blocks, 16 aces and six double-doubles … missed 14 matches between September and October due to an ankle injury … set the Broncos to a .273 hitting percentage and tallied 43 assists, 11 digs, four kills and four aces at No. 7 USC (Aug. 27) … the Trojans are the highest-ranked team the Broncos have defeated in regular season play in program history … had 46 assists and 20 digs for her second career 20-20 performance vs. Marquette (Aug. 27) … Mead is the only Bronco to have a 20-20 match since 2007 … tallied 42 assists and set a season-best mark with seven kills at No. 21 Louisville (Sept. 2) … set the Broncos to a .307 hitting percentage and had a season-high 51 assists alongside seven kills vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 29) … totaled 29 digs in back-to-back matches at Pepperdine (Nov. 10) and Loyola Marymount (Nov. 12) … tallied a 43-assist, 14-dig double-double vs. No. 10 BYU (Nov. 19).

SOPHOMORE (2015): First Team All-WCC First Team AVCA All-Pacific North Region WCC All-Academic Team … started all 31 matches and played in 111 of the team’s 114 sets … had 1,228 assists (team-high), 76 kills, 40 aces, 276 digs and 54 total blocks … ranked second in the WCC and 28th in the NCAA with 11.06 assists/set … ranked third in the WCC with 0.36 aces/set … finished the season with 11 double-doubles … recorded 38 assists and added 11 digs for a double-double in the season opener vs. Weber State (Aug. 28) … combined for 11 block assists in back-to-back matches vs. UC Riverside (Aug. 29) and at New Mexico (Sept. 4) …  notched 44 assists and seven digs vs. SMU (Sept. 5) … posted season-best marks with 49 assists and a career-high 17 digs for a double-double at UTSA (Sept. 10) … tallied 45 assists and 11 digs for a double-double along with four service aces at Sacramento State (Sept. 19) … named to the Sacramento State Invitational all-tournament team … notched 43 assists three kills and six digs vs. San Diego (Sept. 24) … posted her fourth double-double of the season with 46 assists and 12 digs alongside a season-high five kills and four block assists vs. No. 10 BYU (Sept. 26) … posted season highs in assists (50), digs (20) and kills (6) vs. Portland (Oct. 1) ... had 41 assists and 13 digs to top 40 assists for the sixth straight match vs. Gonzaga (Oct. 3) … received her first career WCC Player of the Week award on Oct. 5 … tallied 51 kills in consecutive matches at LMU (Oct. 17) and vs. Pacific (Oct. 22) … had a 46-kill, 16-dig double-double at Gonzaga (Oct. 29) … set a new season high with 52 assists and added 19 digs at Portland (Oct. 31) … had 49 assists at BYU (Nov. 14).

FRESHMAN (2014): WCC Freshman of the Year … one of three Bronco freshmen named to the WCC All-Freshman Team … All-WCC Honorable Mention … played in 30 matches, 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).

PRIOR TO SCU (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 MEAD 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 3 at San Francisco W, 3-0
Nov 9 Pepperdine W, 3-1
Nov 11 Loyola Marymount W, 3-2
Nov 16 at San Diego L, 3-0
Nov 18 at BYU L, 3-0
Nov 21 at Saint Mary's L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 18
Sets 116 72
Kills 59 40
Kills per set 0.51 0.56
Errors 19 13
Total Attacks 145 98
Hitting Percentage .276 .276
Assists 1227 785
Assists per set 10.58 10.90
Service Aces 33 18
Service Errors 57 32
Service Aces per set 0.28 0.25
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 316 185
Digs per set 2.72 2.57
Block Solo 4 4
Block Assist 42 27
Block Total 46 31
Blocks per set 0.40 0.43
Block Errors 6 2
Ball Handling Errors 11 9
Points 117.0 75.5
Points per set 1.0 1.0
Matches started 30 18
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 25 at American W, 3-2 1 5 1 0 8 .125 43 0 5 0 13 0 2 0 2 1 2.0
Aug 26 vs. Georgetown W, 3-2 1 5 2 1 6 .167 38 4 2 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Aug 26 at Howard L, 3-1 1 4 0 2 3 -.667 40 1 1 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Sep 1 at Washington (No. 8) L, 3-0 1 3 1 0 1 1.000 33 0 2 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 1.0
Sep 2 vs. Cal Poly L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 6 .000 28 2 1 0 12 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Sep 2 at Seattle University W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 3 .000 27 3 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 4.0
Sep 8 vs. Boise State L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 5 .000 32 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 8 vs. Portland State W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 2 1.000 30 1 2 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Sep 9 at UC Davis W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 5 .800 33 0 2 0 15 0 2 0 2 0 5.0
Sep 15 Idaho W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 4 .750 39 0 1 0 8 0 2 1 2 0 4.0
Sep 15 at Kansas 3 San José State 1   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Kansas (No. 9) W, 3-2 1 5 2 0 2 1.000 61 3 4 0 25 0 4 0 4 0 7.0
Sep 16 at Kansas 3 Idaho 1   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 at San José State L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 2 .500 38 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 21 BYU (No. 9) L, 3-0 1 3 0 1 2 -.500 31 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Sep 23 San Diego (No. 17) L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 4 .000 41 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 26 at Pacific L, 3-0 1 3 1 2 6 -.167 32 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Sep 28 Gonzaga L, 3-2 1 5 2 0 4 .500 55 2 4 0 13 0 0 1 0 1 4.0
Sep 30 Portland L, 3-2 1 5 4 1 8 .375 55 1 1 0 15 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Oct 6 San Francisco W, 3-0 1 3 4 0 6 .667 36 5 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 9.0
Oct 12 at Loyola Marymount L, 3-2 1 5 2 0 3 .667 52 0 4 0 6 1 2 0 3 2 4.0
Oct 14 at Pepperdine W, 3-2 1 5 1 0 7 .143 61 1 3 0 21 0 4 0 4 0 4.0
Oct 19 Pacific L, 3-1 1 4 1 1 4 .000 36 2 3 0 6 0 2 1 2 0 4.0
Oct 21 Saint Mary's W, 3-2 1 5 0 0 2 .000 62 1 1 0 17 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Oct 26 at Portland W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 4 .750 32 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 5.0
Oct 28 at Gonzaga W, 3-2 1 5 6 0 10 .600 55 0 3 0 11 1 1 0 2 1 7.5
Nov 3 at San Francisco W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 5 .400 35 1 1 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Nov 9 Pepperdine W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 8 .250 46 2 0 0 14 0 3 0 3 0 5.5
Nov 11 Loyola Marymount W, 3-2 1 5 4 3 9 .111 44 0 2 0 9 0 4 0 4 1 6.0
Nov 16 at San Diego L, 3-0 1 3 2 1 4 .250 19 0 1 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Nov 18 at BYU L, 3-0 1 3 0 3 5 -.600 33 0 2 1 10 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Nov 21 at Saint Mary's L, 3-2 1 5 5 0 7 .714 60 2 2 0 13 1 3 0 4 1 9.5
  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 30 105 56 0.53 12 127 .346 1254 11.94 35 0.33 180 1.71 3 35 38 0.36 111.5 1.1
2015-16 31 111 76 0.68 18 147 .395 1228 11.06 40 0.36 276 2.49 0 54 54 0.49 143.0 1.3
2016-17 16 57 36 0.63 15 80 .263 542 9.51 16 0.28 132 2.32 1 17 18 0.32 61.5 1.1
2017-18 30 116 59 0.51 19 145 .276 1227 10.58 33 0.28 316 2.72 4 42 46 0.40 117.0 1.0
Total 107 389 227 0.58 64 499 .327 4251 10.93 124 0.32 904 2.32 8 148 156 0.40 433.0 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 30 116 59 0.51 19 145 .276 1227 10.58 33 0.28 316 2.72 4 42 46 0.40 117.0 1.0
Conference 18 72 40 0.56 13 98 .276 785 10.90 18 0.25 185 2.57 4 27 31 0.43 75.5 1.0
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Home 11 45 23 0.51 7 53 .302 506 11.24 17 0.38 128 2.84 0 18 18 0.40 49.0 1.1
Away 15 57 30 0.53 9 73 .288 593 10.40 9 0.16 153 2.68 4 20 24 0.42 53.0 0.9
Neutral 4 14 6 0.43 3 19 .158 128 9.14 7 0.50 35 2.50 0 4 4 0.29 15.0 1.1
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Wins 15 60 37 0.62 5 81 .395 642 10.70 21 0.35 180 3.00 2 29 31 0.52 74.5 1.2
Losses 15 56 22 0.39 14 64 .125 585 10.45 12 0.21 136 2.43 2 13 15 0.27 42.5 0.8
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August 3 14 3 0.21 3 17 .000 121 8.64 5 0.36 34 2.43 0 4 4 0.29 10.0 0.7
September 14 49 24 0.49 8 54 .296 535 10.92 14 0.29 140 2.86 0 13 13 0.27 44.5 0.9
October 7 30 17 0.57 1 36 .444 334 11.13 9 0.30 73 2.43 3 12 15 0.50 35.0 1.2
November 6 23 15 0.65 7 38 .211 237 10.30 5 0.22 69 3.00 1 13 14 0.61 27.5 1.2