Know Your Knights - Kayla Keller

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Redshirt freshman Kayla Keller exploded on the scene last September as a true freshman when she recorded a 12 kills, 13 digs double-double in her first ever college match vs. then-No. 3 USC. Keller earned a starting role at outside hitter and was on the road to stardom before an ankle injury prematurely derailed her promising freshman season after just 12 matches and earned her a medical redshirt.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Keller worked hard to rehab her injury and come back better than ever. She recorded a 13 kill, 13 dig double-double against Fairfield on Sept. 8 and set a new career high in digs with 15 against Dartmouth later that same day. Known primarily a skilled offensive player, Keller has made great strides as a defender as she leads all non-defensive Knights in digs per set with 2.03.

Off the court, like many of her non-Florida native teammates, Keller can handle the Florida heat, but dislikes the summer rain storms. She also enjoys local hibachi restaurant Kyoto and scary movies at the theater.

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