Carey Brennan
Carey Brennan

Player Profile

Smithsburg, Md.

High School:


Outside Hitter



Fourth-year starter who was an All-ACC selection in 2001, and received honors as an AVCA All-Region pick … a candidate for All-ACC honors for a second straight season who enters her senior campaign just 109 kills shy of Maryland's career record … an explosive jumper who is an excellent athlete … has the ability to take over a match on both the offensive and defensive ends … has started her entire career – 87 consecutive matches – at the outside hitter position for the Terps.

"Carey Brennan finds ways to succeed. She is capable of hitting in any of the three positions across the net, and with sets of different tempos. She possesses different types of attack, and she can frustrate a really good blocker. Even when blockers think they have her, she can turn her attack just a little bit and make the shot to frustrate them. She is very durable, and has played almost every game of her career. She is a player who not only possesses great offensive skills, but also great defensive skills. One of her strengths is her ball control and anticipation. She works hard, offensively and defensively. She contributes mentally to our team's success."

AS A JUNIOR (2001)
Ranked third in ACC with 3.19 digs per game and sixth in the conference at 3.91 kills per game … led Maryland in kills (379) and digs (309) for the second consecutive season … became ninth Terp ever to be named to the AVCA All-Region team … named second team All-ACC and selected to the all-tournament team at the ACC Championships in Tallahassee, Fla. … ranked first on team in total attempts with 951 ... had 10 digs and a match-high 19 kills in ACC semifinal loss to North Carolina (Nov. 17) … tied a career-high in kills with 28 in Maryland’s come-from-behind victory over Georgia Tech in the ACC quarterfinals … named ACC Player of the Week for Oct. 1 after posting 37 kills and 27 digs in consecutive wins over Virginia and Florida State … totaled 45 kills in two matches vs. Florida State … compiled a team-high 16 double-doubles including an impressive 25 kill-22 dig showing in a home loss to Florida State (Oct. 20) … recorded 1,000th career kill in victory over No. 25 North Carolina (Oct. 21) ... finished season with 309 digs, just 33 shy of the 1,000-dig plateau for her career ... began season on a strong note, collecting a team-high 12 kills along with five digs in opener against Indiana at the Blimpie/Holiday Inn Classic ... posted team-high seven digs to go along with nine kills and two blocks against Southwest Texas in the B&G Properties Invitational ... notched 20 kills and team-high 14 digs against Florida State (Sept. 28) ... dominated third game of match against Duke, racking up six kills, two blocks and a .545 hitting percentage en route to a Terp victory (Oct. 5) ... had 16 kills and team-best 16 digs against Georgia Tech (Oct. 12) ... notched second consecutive 20-kill performance posting 20 along with a match-high 17 digs against North Carolina (Oct. 21) ... led all players in kills and digs with 16 each against Virginia (Oct. 27) ... named to 2000-01 University of Maryland Athletic Honor Roll.

Enjoyed one of the finest seasons in Maryland volleyball history … one of two players to start every contest and play in every game … led the team with 441 kills and 375 digs … the 441 kills were the third-highest total ever in one season at Maryland … finished with 1,217 total attempts, the second-highest total in single-season history … her 3.50 digs per game ranked third in the ACC while her 4.12 kills per game were fifth-best in the conference … was named MVP of the Columbia/LIU Invitational (Sept. 8-9) after leading the Terrapins to a perfect 4-0 mark … selected to the all-tournament team at the Maryland Invitational (Sept. 15-16) as she helped guide the Terps to a 3-0 record … reached double-digit kills in 26 of 30 matches including seven contests with 20-plus kills … nailed a career-high 28 kills in Maryland’s five-game win at NC State on Oct. 17 … finished the Nov. 11 Wake Forest match with a career-best 22 kills … also eclipsed the 20-dig plateau Sept. 2 against Sacramento State with 21 … slammed 26 kills and chipped in with 10 digs in Maryland’s victory over Morgan State (Sept.16) … hit 23 kills and picked up 19 digs in a four-game victory at home over Virginia on Oct. 13 … was brilliant against NC State as she collected 22 kills and 13 digs in the Terps’ win at Ritchie Coliseum over the Wolfpack … had 21 kills and 19 digs in a 3-1 victory at Georgetown on Sept. 13 … had an efficient day against Lafayette as she hit .619 (14-1-21) in a three-game blowout over the Leopards Sept. 9 … turned in one of her finest all-around performances with 21 kills, 11 digs and a career-best five blocks in a come-from-behind, five-game win over Connecticut on Oct. 14.

Named to the ACC All-Freshman team … smacked 15 kills in her first collegiate match vs. Villanova on Sept. 1 … had a career-high 24 kills and 12 digs vs. Akron on Sept. 4 … turned in a 17-dig performance vs. Rutgers on Sept. 10 … recorded a 10-kill, 14-dig effort against Georgetown Sept. 18 … notched 14 kills against Florida State on Oct. 1 … had a 22-kill, 17-dig performance against Duke on Oct. 9 … posted 12 kills and a career-high 19 digs against Georgia Tech on Oct. 16 … turned in a 14-kill, 15-dig performance against Virginia on Nov. 5.

The Washington County Player of the Year in both volleyball and basketball her senior season … led Smithsburg to the state volleyball title her senior year … a four-year All-Washington County selection in volleyball and basketball … also ran track in the spring, as Smithsburg won the state title three times during her high school career.

Born on June 25, 1981 … parents are Marcia and Jimmy Brennan … a kinesiology major … was recruited by Florida State, Ohio and Kent State … chose to come to Maryland for the academics, athletics and location.

Kills: 28 vs. Georgia Tech (11-16-01) and NC State (10-17-00)
Attack Pct*: .647 (12-1-17) vs. Louisville (9-11-99)
Assists: 4 vs. Virginia (10-13-00)
Service Aces: 3, three times, most recently vs. Morgan State (9-16-00)
Digs: 22 vs. Florida State (10-20-01) and Wake Forest (11-11-00)
Blocks: 5 vs. Connecticut (10-14-00)
* min. 5 TA

Year   M    G    K    E   TA   PCT   A   SA  DIG  BS  BA  TB 
1999   31  116  310  158  921  .165  15  13  283  13  37  50
2000   30  107  441  185  1217 .210  25  23  375  24  33  57 
2001   26  97	379  134  951  .258  17	 12  309  5   50  55
TOTALS 87  320	1130 477  3089 .211  57  48  967  42  120 162