The Shore wins three of four matches to place 2nd at The Henson's Hawk Invite. (photos by Joey Gardner)
2017 (Junior): Continued to be a steady presence in the team's attack ... finished the campaign third on the team in kills and fourth on the team in total blocks ... reached career highs in every categories, both offensively and defensively ... improved in MEAC play, increasing her production to 2.91 kills per set with a .312 hitting percentage ... earned a MEAC Player of the Week award on November 6th following a 3.5 kill per set, .383 hitting percentage combined effort between Morgan State and Coppin State ... recorded double-doubles in four matches, including three straight against La Salle, Howard and Morgan State.
2016 (Sophomore): Developed into a key piece of the Hawks' attack, particularly during MEAC play ... averaged a team best 2.82 kills per set against conference opponents while coming in second overall at 2.45 kills per set ... finished the season with 184 kills, 106 digs, 15 total blocks, 15 aces and 13 assists ... was named MVP of the volleyball team by the Hawks' coaching staff ... earned two double-doubles against Alabama State and Howard ... reached a season high in kills and points with 19 successful attacks versus Jackson State. 2015 (Freshman): Played in 57 sets and averaged 1.25 kills per set with 71 on the year ... also earned 31 digs and 10 block assists ... earned a season high six kills with a .417 attack percentage in a win over N.C. Central ... tallied six digs in a win over UMass Lowell on August 29th.
High School/Club: Played volleyball all four years at Granada Hills Charter ... was Most Valuable Hitter in 2013 and 2014 ... All League Player of the Year in 2013 and All League in 2014 ... All City MVP in 2013 ... Team won CIF Championship in 2013 and runner-up in 2014 ... Played in 120 sets, earning 379 kills and a .265 hitting percentage, 39 blocks, 82 digs and 32 aces ... played for the Supernova All-Stars in Granada Hills ... teams earned a third place at the Annual Soiree Tournament in the summer of 2014.
Personal: Born in Kampala, Uganda ... daughter of Robinah and Robert Kayongo ... has a sister, Ruth ... pharmacy major at Maryland Eastern Shore ... member of the honor roll all four years of high school ... involved with the Senior Leadership Council, the CSUN Alegbra Institute, St. Mark's Episcopal Church Youth Group and Revival Power Children's Ministries ... pregame routine including praying, singing to herself and listening to hyped up to music that makes her want to dance ... best personal sports moment was switching to an outside hitter and being awarded All-Tournament MVP in her first few matches played in that position ... biggest influence is her mother because of her perservearance and hard work as a single mother to ensure a successful future for her and her sister and driving her to reach full potential ... plan after graduation to finish pharmacy school, travel the world and hopefully play professionally ... favorite sayings are "Confident not Cocky; Competitive not Sloppy" and "Never respect your opponent more than you respect yourself", spoken by a pair of coaches ... hobbies outside of sports include cooking, shopping, spending time with friends, going on adventures, trying new food, traveling and listening to music ... favorite books are Gifted Hands by Ben Carson and Coldest of Colors by Dmitriy Slobodskiy ... favorite movie is Coach Carter ... wants to start as a freshman, improve her vertical, speed and agility and win multiple championships at Maryland Eastern Shore.
Kills: 19 (vs. Texas Southern, Aug. 27, 2016)
Aces: 3 (5x, last @ Norfolk State, Nov. 10, 2017) Assists: 5 (vs. Texas Southern, Aug. 27, 2016)
Digs: 13 (@ Alabama State, Aug. 26, 2016) Blocks: 3 (6x, last @ Delaware State, Nov. 12, 2017)