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    Kelly Keporos
    Kelly Keporos

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Downers Grove, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove North

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Outside Hitter



    2008: Saw action in 21 matches with nine starts despite suffering a foot injury midway through the season ... Set personal bests in nearly every statistical category, including kills (34), attempts (141), service aces (11) and digs (84) ... Played a significant role in all three matches of the Dayton Flyer tournament, including a pair of starts ... Set a new personal-best with 13 digs and a pair of assists against Dayton (9/5) while recording seven kills on 21 attempts ... Registered four kills on 16 attempts with a block at Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Saw action in both Chicagoland Classic tournament game ... Started all three matches of the Cougar Challenge, recording 10 kills and 25 digs ... Set a new career-high with three service aces against Wisconsin (10/8), while also notching her 100th career dig ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Appeared in nine matches and 17 games ... Had a career-best five digs against Towson (9/8) ... Recorded a dig and a block in an appearance at Minnesota (11/17) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Appeared in 13 matches and 16 games ... Notched her first-career kill and her first-career block -- a solo effort -- against IUPUI at the Western Michigan Clarion Classic (9/2) ... Recorded the first two digs of her career at Western Michigan (9/2) ... Played the third game against Fairfield on 9/9, recording a career-best eight kills on 17 swings with no errors to lead NU in hitting percentage (.471) for the match ... Had a block and a kill against Michigan State (10/27) ... Played three games against No. 23 Purdue (11/17), recording five kills on a career-high 19 swings with a career-best three digs, one block and her first collegiate ace.

    2005: Appeared in two matches as a freshman, recording two attacks against UW-Green Bay (8/27).

    High School: Two-time all-conference selection ... 2003 Chicago Tribune "Top Girls Volleyball Players" selection ... Team MVP in 2001 and 2002 ... Illinois Gazette 2002 All-State honorable mention ... Downers Grove Reporter and Daily Herald All-Area selection ... Two-time all-tournament team selection at Trojan Invitational and Waubonsie Valley Tournament ... Named a top junior by Studentsports.com ... Earned 2005 Downers Grove North Trojan Award for volleyball ... Missed entire senior season with an injury ... Team won conference in 2003 ... Honor roll all four years of high school ... ISHA All-Academic award as a junior and senior ... Club team finished 17th in the nation in 2003.

    Personal: Born Kelly Elizabeth Keporos ... Daughter of George and Sue Keporos ... Father played football at Northwestern from 1968-72 ... Mother swam at Iowa ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue ... Majoring in communication studies.

    Keporos' Career Statistics

    Year M-G K E TA PCT AST SA BS BA DG
    2005 2-2 0 1 2 -.500 0 0 0 0 0
    2006 13-16 18 8 56 .179 0 1 1 3 12
    2007 9-17 4 4 16 .000 1 0 0 2 13
    2008 21-63 34 19 141 .106 1411 0 6 84
    Totals 45-98 56 33 215 .107 15 12 1 11 109

    Keporos' Career Highs

    Kills 8, vs. Fairfield (9-9-06)
    Total Attempts 21, at Dayton (9-5-08)
    Hitting Percentage (min. 10 att) .471, vs. Fairfield (9-9-06)
    Service Aces 3, vs. Wisconsin (10-8-08)
    Assists 2, three times (last, 9-13-08 vs. Wichita State)
    Total Blocks 1, 12 times (last, 9-12-08 vs. Montana State)
    Digs 13, at Dayton (9-5-08)