Saints Gunning for Ninth MAAC Title
Albany Times Union Fetaure
Volleyball vs. Canisius 9/16/12
GENERAL: Developing student athlete who could see time on the outside this season...Comes from strong volleyball program...Can play all three front row positions...Has worked hard to fine tune her game and improve her skill set.
2011: Played in nine matches and three sets...Collected eight digs on the season.
2010: Saw limited action in three matches.
BEFORE SIENA: A team captain, academic scholar and athletic honor roll selection at Rangeview...Started in volleyball for four years playing outside and middle...Played club volleyball for two years for the Raider Volleyball Club and one year for the Colorado Volleyball Company.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Born June 18, 1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii...Daughter of Dennis and Nancy Hurlburt...Lists sand volleyball, lacrosse and playing other sports as outside interests...Volunteers back home with American Legion Post 1992 and helped put together community events for children such as "Home on the Range" (2006) through CASA.
PIERRE ON HURLBURT: "Kelly has improved tremendously, and she is really pressing for playing time. She adds quality depth, and at this stage I am totally comfortable playing her."
GETTING TO KNOW KELLY:
Follow me on Twitter: @Kellaaybaby
What I like most about Siena College: The campus is small and it is easy to get around everywhere quickly.
Where do you see yourself in another five years? In graduate school and living back in Colorado.
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Soccer and Lacrosse.
What I like most about Siena volleyball: That our team is so diverse and we are all from different places around the country.
My best Siena volleyball moment has been: Beating Niagara 3-0 in 2011 season when they were undefeated and my parents were here from Colorado to see it.
What I like most about Coach Pierre: He is always looking out for everyone's best interest and will do anything he can to help.
My superstitions are: Never say that we're going to win before we play
If I didn't play volleyball, I would: I wouldn't really know what to do with my life. I'd probably spend more time snowboarding.
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Taylor Akana. We are the only juniors this year, roommates, and both from out of state. She's one of my best friends.
The funniest player on the team is: Anita Jackson. She doesn't even have to try to be funny, everything she does is hilarious. Definitely lightens the mood during practices.
My most embarrassing sport moment: Tripping onto the court when I got subbed in, and stepping fully out of my shoe...then having to quickly shove it back onto my foot.
My most overused phrase in text messages is: "Lol" ...
One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I was born in Hawaii and I lived in Japan.
My hidden talent is: I draw, but it's just for fun and nothing serious.
What is that one thing, you can't do without: My cell phone, I'm always on it.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to (why): Australia, I've always wanted to go there.
My hobbies are: Snowboarding, volleyball, running, sand volleyball, rock climbing, and drawing.
My biggest fear is: Not being successful in life.
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: That blue colored crayon that tricks you and ends up being purple when you use it.
Professional athlete: Shaun White
Pro sports team: Denver Broncos or Colorado Rockies
Flavor of ice cream: Cookie dough
Pizza Topping: Pepperoni and black olives
Day of the Week: Friday
Animal: Koala Bear
TV show: Bad Girls Club
Class at Siena: Any of my psychology classes, I love them all
Spot on campus is: The gym