Kelsey Manasco
Kelsey  Manasco


Arlington, Texas

High School:
Arlington HS





Moved into the starting lineup at outside hitter vs. St. Mary's and started the next 11 matches before an ankle injury sidelined her for most of the remainder of the season ... Set a career high with 24 kills and 26.5 points in the win over UNLV on Sept. 26 ... Hit a season-best .314 in that contest while also recording two service aces, five digs and a block ... Career-high three assists vs. Colorado State (Oct. 8) ... First career double-double came vs. St. Mary's (Sept. 13) when she had 19 kills and 11 digs ... Set career best in digs with 14 vs. Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 23) ... Averaged 2.40 kills per set, one of six Aztecs to average over two kills ... Also had 1.60 digs per set including three matches in which she finish in double figures in that category.

Appeared in all 26 matches making four starts ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Aztec Invitational (Aug. 29-30) ... During that event, hit .405 while averaging 2.2 kills and 0.90 blocks per set over three matches ... Set career highs with 14 kills and 37 total attacks against Texas-Arlington during the Baylor Classic on Sept. 5 ... Personal best .500 hitting percentage (12-2-20) in a match came vs. UNLV on Oct. 31 ... Career-best four digs in that match as well ... Tied her personal SDSU best of five block assists on six occasions, the last time coming in the season finale against Air Force on Nov. 20 ... Reached double figures in kills on five occasions ... Averaged 2.10 points per set.

True freshman who saw action in 23 matches, starting five times ... Played primarily in the front row ... Got her first start of the year against Texas-Pan American (Sept. 8) and responded with season highs of eight kills and three blocks while hitting .462 for the match ... Tied her personal best in kills with eight against Colorado State on Nov. 4 ... Hit .571 vs. Air Force on Oct. 4, her highest attack percentage of the season ... Had a personal-best four blocks in the match at TCU on Oct. 13 ... Season-high two digs on four occasions.

Played three seasons of varsity volleyball as a middle blocker at Arlington High School ... A first-team all-district selection as a junior and senior ... Named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association all-academic squad her senior year ... Lady Colts finished 37-10 and were regional semifinalists and district champions ... Stats included 323 kills, 131 digs, 73 blocks and a .397 hitting percentage ... Selected to the all-tourney teams at the Pearland Tournament (MVP) in Houston ... Winner of Lady Colt MVP award and the Coach Sue Cauley Commitment Award ... As a junior, was team's most improved player and garnered all-tourney honors at the Allen Tournament in Allen, Texas ... Was a second-team all-district selection as a sophomore and winner of varsity 3D Award ... Won top newcomer award as a freshman on the junior varsity squad ... Competed for the Lady Colts' track and field squad during her sophomore and junior years ... Member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, German club and photography club ... Won award for Best of Show for the Association of Texas Photography Instructors photo contest ... Honorable mention at Photo Imaging Education Association international contest ... Played six years of club volleyball for Texas Advantage Volleyball ... Team won the 16s title at the Junior Olympics and she was named to the all-tournament team.

Kelsey Jane Manasco was born May 9, 1989, in Arlington, Texas ... Daughter of Mike and Lindy Manasco ... Interest include sand volleyball, the beach and movies ... Lists favorite athlete as pro volleyball player Kerry Walsh ... Also recruited by Auburn, TCU, UNLV and Memphis ... Majoring in business at SDSU.

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