Kendall Utz

Number8
PositionL
Height5-7
HometownColorado Springs, Colo.
Prev. SchoolFlorida Atlantic (Palmer HS)

Statistics

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Season    G    K   K/G    E   TA    Pct    A   A/G   SA   SE  SA/G  RE  DIG   D/G  BS  BA Total   B/G  BE BHE
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2010     114    1  0.01    5   31  -.129   28  0.25   21   40  0.18  51  424  3.72   0   0     0  0.00   0   1   22.0
2009     105    3  0.03    2   42   .024   27  0.26   31   44  0.30  35  398  3.79   0   0     0  0.00   0   0   34.0

Notes:

CLUB TEAM: Colorado Juniors

2010: Named RMAC All-Academic honor roll ... Led the team in digs with 424 (3.72 digs per game), which was good enough for tenth all-time at UCCS for a single season ... was third on the team in aces with 21 ... Her 3.72 dig per game average placed her ninth in the RMAC ... Recorded double-digit digs in all but three matches ... Her best game came against Grand Canyon on Sept. 11 when she recorded a season high 24 digs and only one error ... Had 20 or more digs on six occasions and one or fewer errors on 15 occasions, or 52% of the time ... Had four aces on Sept. 16 against Fort Lewis ... her 817 career digs is tenth all time at UCCS.

2009: Led the Mountain Lions with 398 digs and 3.79 digs per set ... was seventh in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in digs ... added a team-best 31 service aces, ranking sixth in the RMAC ... also had 27 assists ... recorded double-digit digs in 24 of her 28 matches, including the final 16 of the season ... had career best, 27, came in the season opener against Hillsdale on Aug. 28 ... had 25 digs against regis on Nov. 7, one day after recording 22 against Metro State ... had three aces against Nebraska-Kearney on Sept. 12 and again against Chadron State on Oct. 23

Pre UCCS Notes:

2008 (At Florida Atlantic): Saw action in 22 matches for the Owls ... recorded 131 digs (2.47 per game)

2007 (at Florida Atlantic): Saw action in all 27 matches at libero as a freshman ... led the team in digs with 281 ... had 13 matches with 10+ digs, including a career-high 18 against Central Michigan ... had a six-match streak with at least one service ace ... also had at least 16 digs in four consecutive matches ... had kills against Troy and Middle Tennessee

High School: Played for Nancy Pellow at William J. Palmer High School ... two-time All-Conference and named second-team All-Region her senior season ... honors student and member of the National Honor Society ... two-sport athlete: volleyball and tennis

Club: Played for Stellar Volleyball Club and Colorado Juniors ... team captain and leader in digs, passing and kills ... played for the Rocky Mountain Region High Performance Team in 2005 ... played for the Colorado Juniors where she won a Junior Olympic Regional Championship in 2003 and played in the Junior Olympic National Tournament ... participated in the USA High Performance Camp

Personal Notes:

Majoring in Sports Management and hopes to work in community relations ... Daughter of Neil Utz and Karen Schooler ... sister-in-law of UCCS coach Keith Barnett ... has two sisters, Katie and Jessica and a brother, Ryan ... hobbies include sports, snowboarding and reading

Stories featuring Kendall Utz

November 11, 2010Playoff Loss to Mesa State Ends Mountain Lions' SeasonCOLORADO SPRINGS - Alex Nuttall and Nikki Kinzer of the University of KEARNEY, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' foray into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason tournament ended with its first match, a 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19) loss to the No. 2 seeded Mesa State Mavericks Thursday at the health & Sports Center.
November 6, 2010UCCS Ends Regular Season with Loss, Playoffs on TapCOLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs completed its regular season Saturday with a 3-0 (27-25, 25-16, 25-20) loss to the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers at the Gallogly Events Center.
November 5, 2010Mountain Lions Clinch Playoff Berth with Win over Chadron StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - Behind 16 kills and a .682 hitting mark by Nikki Kinzer, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs clinched a berth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason tournament by dispatching the Chadron State Eagles 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-13) Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
November 2, 2010Mountain Lions Lose Close Match, Not Playoff HopesThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs fell 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 21-25, 25-14, 15-17) in a back-and-forth, five-set match against the Colorado College Tigers Tuesday night. Nine Tiger aces were too much to overcome in a game leading up to the Mountain Lion’s (15-11) final playoff push this weekend.
October 29, 2010Blast-from-the-Past Crockett Leads UCCS to Win Over Colorado ChristianCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Mountain Lions went back to the future to put themselves in the driver's seat to earn a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs.But this was no DeLorean. It was Molly Crockett with 19 kills and 13 digs that lifted the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a come-from-behind 3-2 (14-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-13) victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 26, 2010Win Over Mines Sets Up Huge Match on FridayGOLDEN – Alex Nuttall had 21 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-20, 25-18) victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Tuesday evening at Lockridge Arena.
October 20, 2010Johnson Named RMAC All-Academic Second Team, Six Others on Honor RollUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior Sonja Johnson was named RMAC All-Academic second team, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced Wednesday. Six other Mountain Lions were also honored by the conference.
October 18, 2010UCCS Defeats New Mexico Highlands in Four SetsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Nikki Kinzer had 17 kills and 10 blocks, both match highs, the lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-17) victory over the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
October 16, 2010Mountain Lions Streak their Way to Win over Western StateGUNNISON – Things have gotten a bit trendy concerning the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball program.The Mountain Lions kept a number of perplexing streaks alive as they defeated the Western State Mountaineers 3-1 (29-31, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17) Saturday evening at Paul Wright Gymnasium.
October 14, 2010Mountain Lions Top CSU-Pueblo in Five Sets, UCCS Takes Steel & Silver LeadPUEBLO – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a 10-4 lead in the 2010-11 Steel & Silver Series Thursday evening with a 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12) volleyball victory over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves at Massari Arena.
October 9, 2010UCCS' Vailiant Comeback Falls Short COLORADO SPRINGS- After a 2-0 set lead, it took Metro State everything they had to hold off the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, winning in five (21-25, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, 14-16) sets. Despite several impressive performances by the Mountain Lions (10-8, 4-5 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference), the relentless attack and defensive play of the Roadrunners (13-5, 8-2 RMAC) outlasted the valiant comeback attempt of UCCS.
October 8, 2010Regis' Front Line Too Much, Mountain Lions Fall 3-0COLORADO SPRINGS- The Regis Rangers' front line was too much for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to overcome as the Mountain Lions fell 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-17). The Rangers (11-6, 6-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) put up 10 blocks on the night while UCCS (10-7, 4-4 RMAC) only managed three and gave up four points on block errors.
September 30, 2010UCCS Notches Key Road Win at Colorado ChristianLAKEWOOD, Colo. - Sonja Johnson had 10 kills and three other Mountain Lions had nine each as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scored a 3-1 road victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Thursday evening at the CCU Event Center.
September 28, 2010Mines Too Deep for Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Alex Nuttall's 17 kills and 10 digs weren't enough to keep the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team from dropping a 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 25-27, 25-19) decision to the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Tuesday evening at the Gallogly Events Center.
September 25, 2010Mountain Lions Respond with Sweep of their OwnCHADRON, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs rebounded from Friday night’s loss to Nebraska-Kearney with a win in straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-14) over the Chadron State Eagles. UCCS dominated from the get go as their only deficit of the match came via a 1-0 score to start the second set.
September 24, 2010No. 12 Nebraska-Kearney Sweeps UCCSKEARNEY, Neb. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs proved no match for the No. 12-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Friday night at the Health & Sports Center, dropping a 3-0 (25-19, 25-8, 25-15) decision.
September 16, 2010Mountain Lions Overcome 0-2 Deficit, Block their Way to Win Over Fort LewisCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Mountain Lions fought off five match points in Thursday's third set, and then they rolled all the way back to win their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opener.
September 11, 2010Mountain Lions Win Their 4th Straight at Home in a Victory Over the Grand Canyon LopesOn the strength of .267 hitting the Mountain Lions won their fourth and final match of the Hyatt Place Mountain Lion Invitational against the Grand Canyon Lopes 3-0, securing their position as tournament champions.
September 10, 2010UCCS Volleyball Initiates Gallogly Center with Win Over Fort LewisCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team scored a couple of firsts in Friday's win over Fort Lewis. First, the Mountain Lions recorded a win in its first match at UCCS' Gallogly Events Center. Also, they handed the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's last unbeaten team its first loss.
September 4, 2010Mountain Lions Fall to Rollins, Finish Florida Tournament with 2-3 RecordBOCA RATON, Fla. – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs completed its participation at the 2010 Lynn University Courtyard by Marriott Invitational with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21) loss to the Rollins Tars Saturday afternoon at the de Hoernle Center.
September 3, 2010Mountain Lions Complete Friday Sweep by Knocking Off California-PennsylvaniaBOCA RATON, Fla. – The Mountain Lions gave their fans a TGIF feeling.
November 12, 2009Mountain Lions Eliminated in First Round of RMAC PlayoffsKEARNEY, Neb. - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Keith Barnett's first trip to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs ended prematurely as the No. 4-seed Mountain Lions were beaten 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-19) by the fifth-seeded Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Thursday evening at the Health and Sports Center.
November 7, 2009Mountain Lions Win in Five Sets, Head to RMAC Playoffs on Positive NoteCOLORADO SPRINGS - It was a bad night for monkeys at the Lions' Den on Saturday.The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions got their personal monkey off their backs, taking a five-set 3-2 (25-23, 15-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-12) victory over the Regis Rangers.
November 6, 2009Loss to Metro State Puts Mountain Lions' Regional Aspirations in JeopardyCOLORADO SPRINGS - With the sets even at one each and Mountain Lions leading by five in the third, everything changed in a moment for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team. Laura Brodie, who represents one-half of one of the most formidable pair of middle blockers in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, went high to hammer a set from Cindy Bathelt. A Metro State player had crossed far enough under the net that her foot was at Brodie's landing point, her out of the game with an ankle injury and, with just a couple of weeks remaining, likely out for the season.
October 30, 2009No. 5 Lopers Too Much for UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS - Behind a powerful attack that forged a .345 hitting mark, the No. 5-ranked Nebraska-Kearney Lopers ended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' winning streak at nine with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-22) victory Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 27, 2009Mountain Lions Set New School Recordwith Ninth Consecutive VictoryCOLORADO SPRINGS - Jenica Shippy had 11 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set a new school record with its ninth straight win, a 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-17) decision over the Colorado Christian Cougars Tuesday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 24, 2009UCCS Surges into Third Place with School-Record Tying Eighth Straight WinGOLDEN - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs leapfrogged all the way into third place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with a 3-1 (26-24, 20-25, 25-19, 25-11) victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Saturday evening at Lockridge Arena.
October 17, 2009Season-Best Hitting Percentage Allows UCCS to Extend Winning Streak to SixSILVER CITY, N.M. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs hit a season-high 35.6 percent to extend its winning streak to six with a 3-0 (25-15 25-14 25-19) win over the Western New Mexico Mustangs Saturday evening at Drag's Court.
October 10, 2009Mountain Lions Finish Run of Gauntlet Unbeaten with Sweep of Western State MountaineersCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team finished the most physically grueling stretch of their schedule unbeaten as the Mountain Lions defeated the Western State Mountaineers 3-0 (30-28, 25-22, 25-20) Saturday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 9, 2009Mountain Lions Stay Hot withFifth Win in Past Six MatchesCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team won for the fifth time in its past six matches as the Mountain Lions defeated the Adams State Grizzlies 3-1 (21-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19) Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 8, 2009Mountain Lions Sweep CSU-Pueblo to Grab Steel & Silver Series PointsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Middle blockers Nicole Pederson and Laura Brodie combined for 22 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs posted a season-best 33.6 percent hitting in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 29-27) victory over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Thursday evening at the Lions' Den.
October 3, 2009Mountain Lions Find the Middle Pathis the Way to Victory Over Fort LewisDURANGO, Colo. - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' middle blockers were in the middle of the action Saturday night as Laura Brodie and Nicole Pederson combined for 19 kills on just 30 attempts to lead the Mountain Lions to a 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-14) win over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks at Whalen Gymnasium.
October 2, 2009Mesa State Beats UCCS in Straight SetsGRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Jenica Shippy's 11 kills weren't enough to keep the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs from suffering a straight-set defeat at the hands of the Mesa State Mavericks Friday evening at Brownson Arena.
September 26, 2009Bathelt Keeps Everyone Involved as Mountain Lions Sweep Chadron StateIt's little wonder why Cindy Bathelt is a geography major. She really knows where things belong.
September 25, 2009UCCS Comes from Behindto Topple OrediggersCOLORADO SPRINGS - Jenica Shippy had 15 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scored a convincing 3-1 (23-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-18) come-from-behind victory over the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers Friday evening at the Lions' Den.
September 18, 2009Mountain Lions Blow Lead, Fall to RegisDENVER - In what is becoming a disturbing trend, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team blew a 2-0 lead and went on to drop a 3-2 (23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-9) decision to the Regis Rangers Friday evening at Regis Fieldhouse.
September 12, 2009Lopers Waste Little Time in Beating UCCSKEARNEY, Neb. - Through the first nine matches of the season, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team has given tantalizing glimpses of just how good it could eventually become. Saturday at the Health and Sports Center, the Mountain Lions got a harsh lesson in just how far they have to go to get there.
September 8, 2009UCCS Sweeps Colorado Christian in Opening RMAC MatchLAKEWOOD, Colo. - A dominant defense led University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' first-year volleyball coach Keith Barnett to a win in his first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference match, 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-23) over Colorado Christian Tuesday evening at Cougar Arena.
September 5, 2009UCCS Finishes Tournament with 2-2 MarkDURANGO, Colo. - Sonja Johnson had 33 kills as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs split its two matches on Saturday and completed its participation in the Fort Lewis Volleyball Tournament with a 2-2 record
August 29, 2009Brodie Sisters Help Mountain Lions get Both Win and Steel & Silver PointsCOLORADO SPRINGS - The Brodie sisters combined for 21 kills to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a win over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves 3-1 (25-13, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17) Saturday evening in the final match of the 2009 Marriott Volleyball Invitational at the Lions' Den.
August 28, 2009Crowder, Experience Prove Difference as Hillsdale Outlasts Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Ashlee Crowder had 26 kills to lead the Hillsdale Chargers to a 3-2 (25-27, 17-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-13) come-from-behind victory over the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the first match of the 2009 Marriott Volleyball Invitational Friday at the Lions' Den.
August 28, 2009UCCS Topples No. 25 Wayne StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions held Wayne State to a .074 hitting mark and rolled to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-21) victory over the No. 25-ranked Wildcats Friday evening at the Lions’ Den.
June 10, 2009Mountain Lions Add Division I TransferCOLORADO SPRINGS - Just when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs thought volleyball coach Keith Barnett had wrapped up his first recruiting class, he landed another big prize.
April 9, 2009Barnett Announces First Recruiting ClassUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball coach Keith Barnett announced his first recruiting class Monday. Joining the Mountain Lions for the 2009 season will be transfers Nicole Pederson, Jenica Shippy and Kendall Utz along with freshmen Darby Jones, Lindsey Stich and Laura Brodie.
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