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   #20 - Kristy Gilchrist
FSU Volleyball
Ferris State
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Macomb, Mich.

Position:
Middle Hitter

High School:
Anchor Bay

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

Coach Brandel-Wilhelm on Gilchrist: “Kristy is a dynamic, quick, and competitive player who should vie for a significant role this fall. She’s vastly improved her game knowledge in the off season.”

2006 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics Started in all 30 matches and played in a team-high tying 111 games . . . Placed fourth on team with 220 kills and finished third among squad’s attack percentage leaders . . . Had eight matches with double-figure kill totals, including a season-best 16 versus Incarnate Word, Texas (9/1) at the Alamo City Classic . . . Turned in a productive match at Northern Michigan (9/23) with 15 kills on .565 hitting (15/2/23) to go along with a pair of block solos and assists apiece . . . Netted 13 kills at Saginaw Valley State (10/13) and compiled 11 kills apiece on two occasions – vs. West Virginia State (8/26)?and against Saginaw Valley State (9/9) . . . Her 22 block solos tied for top team honors while her 89 block assists ranked second highest on the squad . . . Racked up 12 total blocks, which included 10 block assists, against California, Pa. (8/25) at the Ferris State Invitational . . . Totaled eight block assists in home triumph against Lees-McRae, N.C. (8/25) at Ferris State Invite . . . Recorded four blocks or more in 13 matches and tallied five or more seven times . . . Served season-high five aces against Chadron State, Neb. (9/1) at the Alamo City Classic and garnered three service aces versus Michigan Tech (10/21).

2005 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Anchor Bay High . . . Played her final prep season at Anchor Bay in 2004-05 after transferring from Dakota High . . . Helped the Tars to a school-record 39 wins and district final berth . . . Coached by Terri Szur . . . Prep teammate of current FSU setter Andrea Rich . . . Totaled 356 kills, 79 blocks and 50 digs for Dakota High in 2003-04 . . . All-Macomb County Second-Teamer as a junior . . . First-team 2003-04 All-Macomb Area Conference (MAC) White Team honoree . . . Team Most Valuable Player Award winner . . . Played varsity volleyball as a freshman . . . Served as team captain . . . Prepped by Kari Drogosh at DHS . . . Also participated in basketball.

Club Team: Played USA Volleyball for the USA?Michigan?Team . . . Coached by Dave Schmidlin.

Personal: Daughter of Brian and Patty Gilchrist . . . Born 4/10/87 in Arlington, Va. . . Father is employed as a police officer while her mother is a secretary . . . Nickname is “Gilly” . . . Mother, grandmother and grandfather all had at least 10 brothers & sisters . . . Father played collegiate football . . . Enjoys dancing and playing the piano . . . Elementary Education major.

What I Like About Ferris State Is: The professors and the size of the campus
My Favorite Thing About FSU Volleyball Is: Becoming close friends with my teammates
My Best Non-Athletic Talent Is: Highland dancing

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