Volleyball Announces Signing of Kyle

McKay Kyle signed a NLI with the Owls volleyball team on Wednesday.
Nov. 12, 2014

HOUSTON, Texas - The Rice volleyball team announced the signing of middle blocker McKay Kyle to a National Letter of Intent with the Owls Wednesday morning, who will enroll in school and join the team in 2015. 

"McKay stood out to us early in the recruiting process because of her athleticism and the fact that she has a very fast arm swing," Rice head coach Genny Volpe said. "She is explosive off the floor and quick in transition, which fits our style of play. She's team-oriented and very competitive, which is exactly what we are looking for. She is also an amazing student and will be a perfect fit for Rice."

Kyle is a 6-0, middle blocker from San Antonio, Texas, who has started all three years for the Alamo Heights Mules High School team. Kyle and her team (currently 41-6 overall) are currently competing in the UIL State Volleyball Championships in the 5A-Region 2 & 4and have advanced to the Regional semifinals where they'll face Veterans Memorial on Nov. 14.

This season, Kyle has compiled 429 kills (3.3 per set) while hitting 41 percent and blocking 68 attacks (0.48 per set). For her career Kyle has amassed 1,043 kills (school record) and 203 blocks.

Kyle is both a two-time, All-State selection (2012, 2013), as well as a two-time All-District (2012, 2013) selectee. She was named to the San Antonio Express News All-Area Volleyball Super Team in 2013 and has made the Pearland, North Texas East ISD and Smithson Valley All-Tournament Teams in 2014.   

A team captain the past two years, Kyle has helped lead the Mules to an undefeated record in district play the last two seasons while also setting the school record for most wins (41) in a single-season. 

She also played club volleyball for the SA Force 17s Darkside this past year, which qualified for Junior Nationals in the Open Division. Off the court, Kyle boasts a 98.8 GPA (100 point scale) and is in the top 10 percent of her class.






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