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    Kayla Morin
    Kayla Morin

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Portage, Mich.

    High School:
    Portage Northern

    Height:
    6-2

    Position:
    RS/OH



    09/18/2014

    Northwestern Claws Past Ohio in Five Thrilling Sets

    Akanbi returns to the lineup with career-high 21 kills Thursday

    01/27/2014

    Wildcats Celebrate 2013 Campaign at Year-End Banquet

    Northwestern honored 2013 squad at Hilton Orrington in Evanston

    11/17/2013

    Northwestern Outlasts Indiana, 3-2

    Monica McGreal's career-high 21 kills pace the Wildcats in victory

    11/15/2013

    Wildcats Bust 18th-Ranked Boilermakers, 3-1

    Northwestern sweeps season series from Purdue for first time since 2009

    11/14/2013

    'Cats Close Homestand Against No. 18 Purdue and Indiana

    Northwestern hosts Boilermakers Friday night and Hoosiers Sunday

    2014: Tallied 11 kills and added eight digs and two blocks against Iowa (10/18) ... Put away five kills and added eight digs and a block against No. 13 Nebraska (10/15) ... Posted seven kills, 13 digs and added three blocks against Ohio State (10/11) ... Had six kills, seven digs and two blocks against defending national champion Penn State (10/8) ... Registered 11 kills and nine digs in victory over No. 18 Minnesota (10/5) ... Had 9 kills and 11 digs against No. 6 Wisconsin (10/1) ... Tallied a career-high 18 kills and added six digs against Maryland (9/27) ... Posted a career-high three aces against Rutgers (9/26) .. Notched seven kills, an assist and five digs against Green Bay (9/21) ... Put down a career-high eight blocks against Ohio (9/18) ... Also added a double-double behind 10 kills and 16 digs ... Registered four blocks and nine kills in win over Virginia (9/13) ... Posted nine kills, eight digs and three blocks in win over Loyola (9/12) ... Tallied 12 kills and three blocks against Youngstown State (9/12) ... Matched career high with two aces in win over Cal State Fullerton (9/5) ... Contributed 13 digs and four blocks and an assist in win over Brown (9/6) ... Matched career high with two assists against NIU (8/30) ... Started season with 14 kills at a clip of .467 against Colorado (8/29) ... Hitting percentage marked a career high ... Also added 12 digs and six blocks against the Buffaloes.

    2013: One of four true freshmen to see action ...Only one to start all 32 matches ... Ranks third on the team with 265 kills ... Ranks second on the team with 22 service aces ... Scored three kills and added a service ace and three digs against No. 13 Wisconsin (11/30) .... Tallied four kills and four digs and added an ace against No. 18 Illinois (11/27) ... Paced the Wildcats with 13 kills at Ohio State (11/23) ... Notched 14 kills and 15 digs at No. 2 Penn State (11/22) ... Chipped in with 12 kills vs. Indiana (11/17) ... Notched 10 kills and added six digs and two blocks against No. 17 Michigan (11/10) ... Tallied fourth double-double behind 13 kills and 11 digs against No. 13 Michigan State (11/8) ... Had 11 kills and added eight digs and two aces in win at Iowa (11/1) ... Recorded nine digs and two aces at Minnesota (10/27) ... Posted 15 digs and macthed a career high with two aces against Illinois (10/23) ... Notched nine kills vs. No. 4 Penn State (10/20) ... Racked up a career-high 17 kills on personal-best 47 attempts against No. 17 Ohio State (10/16) ... Added 10 digs to record third double-double ... Notched 13 digs against No. 20 Purdue (10/12) ... One of five players with at least eight kills at Indiana (10/11) ... Hit .357 with five kills against Michigan State (10/5) ... Collected 16 kills against Iowa (9/28) ... One of three 'Cats in double figures with 13 kills against IUPUI (9/22) ... Notched 11 digs and a pair of aces vs. Miami (OH)(9/20) ... Hit .370 (12-2-27) against Portland State (9/14) ... Led Wildcats with 12 kills in that match ... Posted 16 kills in three-set win over Columbia (9/6) ... Earned .351 attacking percentage in that match ... Secured a double-double against Belmont with 12 kills and 13 digs (9/6) ... Registered first career double-double in season's first win against Milwaukee (8/31) ... Led Wildcats with 22 digs against the Panthers ... Also added five blocks and an ace vs. UWM.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner at Portage Northern High School ... Voted team MVP sophomore and junior year ... Named All-Conference, All-Region and Second-Team All-State junior year ... 2010 Kalamazoo Gazette All-Area Honorable Mention ... 2011 Kalamazoo Gazette All-Area team ... Named to PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces List ... Named to Volleyball Magazine's Top 25 Underclassman to Watch list ... Member of USA Women's Junior National Team that won the High Performance Championship in Des Moines, Iowa ... Won 3rd place and a qualification to the 2013 World Championships at Managua, Nicaragua at the NORCECA Championship ... Team ranked 2nd in nation in 2011 with 16 and under division ... won JVA Showcase, JVA World Challenge, Pre-Nationals, Great Lakes Volleyfest Tournaments in 2011 ... placed 3rd in Great Lakes Power League 17/18 division in 2011 ... All-Tournament Team for JVA Showcase in Wisconsin Dells, WI in 2011 ... 17-and-under division team ranked 10th in nation ... Ran track as a freshman ... Conference and Regional Champion in 800 meter run ... Highest Honor Roll student all four years ... Recipient of Daughters of the American Revolution award for Portage Northern ... National Honor Society Member.

    Personal: Daughter of Gretchen Kauth and Dave Morin ... Mother, Gretchen, played collegiate volleyball at Minnesota ... Father, Dave, played tennis at Minnesota ... Father is head men's tennis coach at Western Michigan ... Chose Northwestern over Minnesota, Purdue, Ohio State, Kentucky and others ... Anticipated major is undecided.

    Morin's Career Statistics

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    Morin's Career Highs

    Kills 18, vs. Maryland (Sept. 27, 2014)
    Total Attempts 47, vs. Ohio State (Oct. 16, 2013)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .433, vs. Colorado (Aug. 29, 2014)
    Service Aces 3, vs. Rutgers (Sept. 26, 2014)
    Assists 2, four times, last vs. Loyola (Sept. 12, 2014)
    Total Blocks 8, vs. Ohio (Sept. 18, 2014)
    Digs 22, vs. Milwaukee (Aug. 31, 2013)

    Morin's 2014 Season Highs

    Kills 18, vs. Maryland (Sept. 27)*
    Total Attempts 30, vs. Colorado (Aug. 29
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) .433, vs. Colorado (Aug. 29) *
    Service Aces 3, vs, Rutgers (Sept. 26)*
    Assists 2, four times, last vs. Loyola (Sept. 12)
    Total Blocks 8, vs. Ohio (Sept. 18)*
    Digs 16, vs. Ohio (Sept. 18)