|Kelly Hummel 5
GENERAL: Versatile, team-first athlete...Can contribute anywhere in the front row...Hard worker...Emerged as team's top option on the right side as a sophomore and saw action in all three front row positions last year...Great leadership qualities...Good size and athleticism and a powerful swing...Imposing defensive force at the net...Shown great improvement...Has won a MAAC Championship all three years with the program.
AS A JUNIOR: MAAC All-Tournament Team selection...Played in all 32 matches and 111 of 116 sets...Fourth on team with 2.18 kills per set...Third among everyday players with a .280 attack percentage...Second on team with 80 blocks (nine solo)...Collected 38 service aces and 52 digs...Posted 11 10+ kill matches...Had 10 kills in 21 attacks in MAAC Championship win over Fairfield (11/19)...Notched season-high 20 kills in 3-1 home win over Canisius (10/7).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in all 35 matches and 116 sets...Fourth on team with 1.78 kills per set...Second on team with 53 service aces and 56 blocks (.48/set)...Registered 79 digs and 20 assists...Posted five double-digit kill performances.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in all 32 matches and 79 of the team's 120 sets...Recorded 65 kills and a .158 attack percentage...Combined for 26 total blocks (.33/set) and tallied 12 digs...Posted season-high six kills in win over Hartford (9/24).
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Born April 23, 1987 in Buffalo...Active member of community...Volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Drive and at Autumn View Nursing Home...Also participated in Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, and various charitable runs and walks...Chose Siena because she loved the atmosphere...Older brother Jim attended Stonehill...Sister Kathryn played four years of volleyball at Edinboro and now works in Boca Raton, Fla...Lists shopping, playing sports and attending concerts as outside interests...The daughter of Thomas and Kathleen Hummel...An English major.
BEFORE SIENA: A scholar athlete all four years at Frontier, where she was named Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...Tabbed ECIC Division I First Team as a junior and All-ECIC as a senior...Honored as a First Team All-Western New York (WNY) pick as a senior...Received the Captain's Award for highly regarded WNY Storm Club team...Selected to participate in WNY Super Senior All-Star game.
PIERRE ON HUMMEL: "Kelly is an extremely valuable member of our team. She is versatile enough to play any front row position and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win. In her fourth year with the program, we will count on her for leadership on the court. She has improved every season, and I expect her to finish her career strong."
Getting to Know Kelly Hummel
Favorite TV Show: Friends
What I like most about Siena volleyball: My teammates and our success
My favorite class at Siena is: Economics with Kevin Jack
Favorite musical group: I like everything
Best memory of Siena volleyball: Winning the MAAC Tournament twice and going to NCAA's
Funniest memory of Siena volleyball: Christa Glenn
Favorite food: Chicken finger subs and Mighty Taco
Favorite website: Facebook.com
Club Team: Western New York Storm
My favorite flavor of ice cream is: Heavenly Hash
Favorite sports team: Buffalo Sabers and Buffalo Bills!
Three words that describe me: Outgoing, personable, friendly
Favorite movie: Anchorman
The thing I like most about Siena: The small size makes everything more personal
The player on the team who I relate to most is: Emily Kruglik
The funniest member of the team: Everyone is funny
The quality I like most about Coach Pierre: He has built a winning team!