Carolina turns focus to season opener versus Gardner-Webb on Aug. 29
McNeil falls one block shy of a triple-double
Gamecock senior led the way with a match-high 15 kills
South Carolina vs. Alabama - 11/9/14
South Carolina vs. Missouri - 10/26/14
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State (Dig Pink) - 10/24/14
South Carolina vs. No. 8 Florida - 10/15/14
South Carolina vs. No. 14 Kentucky - 9/28/14
2013 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE):Played in 23 matches, with all being starts…Proved to be one of the top setters in the league before missing the last eight matches of the season with a foot injury…Led the team and ranked sixth in the SEC in assists, averaging 10.17 per set…Finished the year averaging 0.94 blocks per set, which ranked 12th in the league and is the best average in school history of record for a setter…Contributed 0.95 kills per set while hitting .283 on the season…Recorded five double-doubles…Named to the Gamecock Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 8.75 assists per set for the tournament…Tallied eight kills, 25 assists and three blocks in win over High Point (8/31)…Turned in first career double-double at Clemson (9/6), recording 54 assists, 10 digs, five kills and four blocks…Distributed a season-high 56 assists against Furman (9/7)…Hit .636 to tally seven kills and dished out 49 assists against Winthrop (9/7)…Earned Duke Invitational All-Tournament honors…Produced second double-double of the season, recording 46 assists and 11 digs in win over Utah State (9/13)…Dished out 24 assists and added five blocks at Duke (9/14)…Fell one dig shy of a double-double in win over Western Carolina (9/20), finishing with 44 assists and nine digs…Contributed 46 assists and four blocks against Robert Morris (9/21)…Paced Gamecocks with 41 assists, a career-high 20 digs and seven blocks in win at Tennessee (9/29)…Registered 42 assists, 13 digs and five blocks against Arkansas (10/4)…Dished out 53 assists and had nine digs, six kills and three blocks in win over Texas A&M…Hit career-best .500 to record seven kills along with 45 assists, six digs and four blocks in win at Ole Miss (10/20)…Came up one block shy of a triple double in win over Coastal Carolina (10/30), finishing with 52 assists, 12 digs, a career-high nine blocks and six kills (.400)…Member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (MINNESOTA): Played in 17 matches for Minnesota in 2011...Ranked second on the team in assists (320) and assists per set (6.15)...Helped lead team to NCAA Regional Semifinal...Recorded a double-double with a career-high 61 assists and 13 kills against Penn State...Produced 45 assists, nine digs, four kills and three blocks against Ohio State.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterwinner at Lakeville North High School for coach Doug Bergman and coach Milan Mader...Named Minnesota's Gatorade Player of the Year...Helped lead the Panthers to a 31-1 record and the Class 3A state title as a senior...Guided Lakeville North to a third-place finish in 2007...Named the 2010 Ms. Baden Minnesota Player of the Year...Was the 2010 Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year...2010 first-team KJASR MaxPreps High School All-American selection...Was a first-team All-State selection in 2010, second-team in 2009 and honorable mention in 2008...Earned 2010 Pioneer Press Player of the Year honors...Named to the 2009 Pioneer Press All-State Team and the MSHSL Coaches Association All-State Team...Four-time All-Conference selection...Named the KARE-11 Athlete of the Week in Sept. 2010...Ranked as the nation's No. 8 player and No. 1 setter by PrepVolleyball.com...Played club volleyball for Minnesota One under coaches Thanh Pham and Dennis Amundson...Led team to a fifth-place finish in the AAU Nationals in 2010 and was named an AAU All-American...Received the Best Setter honors at the 2009 National Junior Classic...Named the Most Outstanding 16 and under setter at the PrepVolleyball.com Classic in 2009...Most Outstanding 14 and under player at the 2008 PrepVolleyball.com Classic...Led team to a 10th-place finish in the open division at the 2008 U.S. Junior Olympic Championship.
PERSONAL: Kellie Michele McNeil is the daughter of Mark and Michele McNeil...Has one brother, Bryan, and four sisters, Kady, Megan, Taylr and Maddie...Chose South Carolina because of its facilities, coaches and support system for student-athletes...Plans to major in sport and entertainment management.