On Kenning Strong outside hitter with a great arm and the ability to terminate at the pins ... Missed almost all of last year rehabbing from a knee injury but had a great spring and will be counted on as a go to attacker and point scorer.
As a Senior (2010) Recorded 11 kills and a team-high .345 attack percentage in Maryland's ACC opener against Boston College (9/21)...Set new season high in digs with six against Villanova (9/17)...Tallied nine kills, three blocks and five digs against Tulane (9/11)...Led all players in kills vs. Fordham (9/3)with 12 and clipped a .375 attack percentage.
As a Junior (2009) Set season-high mark in kills with 13 against VCU...In season opener, Led Maryland against Central Michigan with a match-best 11 kills and .409 attack percentage.
As a Sophomore (2008) Played in 30 matches and 91 sets ... finished with 166 kills, fourth-best on the team ... averaged 1.66 digs per set ... team-high 11 kills on .409 hitting in season opener against Central Michigan (8/29) ... 14 digs against Liberty (8/30) ... team-high 13 kills in win at VCU (8/30) ... recorded career-high 19 digs against St. John's to go with nine kills (9/6) ... 12 kills in win against Jacksonville State ... 11 kills and career-high four blocks in Boston College victory (9/23).
As a Freshman (2007) Played in 25 matches and 71 games ... made ACC All-Freshmen Team ... finished fifth on team with 156 kills, averaging over two per game on .220 hitting ... recorded 23 kills on .300 hitting during three matches of Hilton Garden Inn Greenbelt INN-vitational, including 13 kills in championship match against Temple (9/8) ... 10 kills at Duke (9/21) ... 12 kills on .435 hitting with three blocks against Boston College (10/16) ... tied season high with 14 kills on .609 hitting with season-high 16 digs against Virginia (11/16) ... recorded 14 kills for second straight match, hitting .448 with 15 digs and three blocks in win against Virginia Tech (11/17) ... 13 kills in season-ending victory against Georgia Tech (11/23).
Before Maryland Played at Team Z ... Won a National Championship at St. Ursula Academy as a freshman in 2003 with former Terps Beth Gillming and Maggie Schmelzle ... team finished 29-0 that year and won the Ohio State tournament ... team was Ohio Division I Regional semifinalist in 2004 ... also won district that season .. on the academic honor roll ... also competed on the same club team (Team Z) as Beth Gillming and Maggie Schmelzle.
Personal Michelle Marie Kenning ... daughter of Jim and Karen Kenning ... father, Jim, played football at Wilmington College ... has two younger sisters, Stephanie and Julie ... also recruited by Cincinnati, Indiana and Georgia Tech ... planning to major in nutrition and dietetics.