15 Nicole Kessler
15 - Nicole Kessler
Height: 5-9
Year: JR
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Patrick Henry HS
Position: L
Experience: 2V

2014 (Junior)
One of four players to participate in every set during the season … led team with 444 digs, which ranked second in the Big West …  second among all conference players with 4.40 digs per set, the highest average during her career … also led team with 22 service aces … recorded 71 assists, which ranked third overall on team … tallied double-digit digs in all but one match … had a season-high 27 digs at Saint Mary’s (Sept. 7) … produced 26 digs versus Northern Illinois (Sept. 19) … recorded 25 digs in a match twice, versus Santa Clara (Sept. 20) and versus Hawaii (Nov. 22) … earned two service aces in six matches.

2013 (Sophomore)
Appeared in all 107 sets and started 22 of 29 matches … finished second among Mustangs with 282 digs … recorded season-high 24 digs in five-set win at UC Irvine (Nov. 29) … finished with 13 matches of double-digit digs … matched career-high two aces on three occasions, most recently versus Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 23).

2012 (Freshman)
Played in all 108 sets and started nine of 30 matches … led program with 331 digs and 3.06 digs per set … registered career-high 35 digs in five-set, home-opening victory against Idaho (Aug. 30) … posted 15 matches of double-digit digs … twice recorded two aces: versus San Diego (Aug. 24) and at Cal State Northridge (Nov. 1).

Patrick Henry HS (San Diego, Calif.)
Four-year letterwinner helped program to four successive City League championships … earned All-City League first team praise and San Diego County All-Star Team recognition as a senior in 2012 and junior in 2011 … garnered program Most Valuable Player honors in 2010 and 2011 … named to San Diego Union-Tribune Academic Athlete Team three times.

Daughter of Dan and Mary Kessler … has one brother (Brian) and one sister (Natalie) … aunt, Lynn Kessler Blevins, competed at Cal Poly (1982-85) and remains first in program history in career kills per set (5.07), fifth in hitting attempts (3,507) and sixth in total kills (1,303) … majoring in liberal studies … Nicole Kathleen Kessler was born on Jan. 1, 1994 in San Diego, Calif.