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  Kelly Lamberti

Kelly  Lamberti

Player Profile

Graduate Student

Cary, Ill.

High School:
Cary Grove




Gilleland To Compete In 2014 European Global Challenge

The All-America setter will suit up with the BIP Adidas Midwest U-22 Team during the annual world volleyball event this July


2014 Ohio Volleyball: Spring Season Recap

Head coach Deane Webb and student-athletes Kelly Lamberti and Meredith Ashy recap Ohio's 2014 spring season.


Ohio Athletics Hosts Third Annual Catspys Awards

Close to 400 student-athletes, coaches, administrators and staff members attended the gala April 7 in Memorial Auditorium.


Kelly Lamberti Earns Spot On U.S. Collegiate National Team

The junior All-American will compete for the United States Collegiate Team during its European Tour this summer.


Three Bobcats to Take Part in USA Volleyball Tryouts

Abby Gilleland, Kelly Lamberti and Meredith Ashy will look to earn a spot on the national team

Kelly Lamberti Photo Gallery

Career Honors
2013 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention...2013 AVCA All-Region...2012 MAC Player of the Year...Three-time, First Team All-MAC (2011-13)...Two-time Academic All-MAC (2012-13)...BIP/USA Developmental Team...All-MAC Freshman Team (2011)...2013 MAC All-Tournament Team...2013 Oregon Classic All-Tournament Team...2012 Bobcat Invitational MVP...2011 Baymont Invitational All-Tournament Team.

2013: AVCA All-America Honorable Mention...AVCA All-Region...First Team All-MAC...MAC All-Tournament Team...Oregon Classic All-Tournament Team...MAC East Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 7)... MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 9)... Ranked eighth in the MAC in kills/set overall (3.14) and in conference play (2.98)...Team-high 14 double-doubles on the year...Also ranked second on Ohio with 2.80 digs/set...Averaged 3.6 kills, 3.2 digs/set and hit .294 against teams ranked in AVCA Coaches Poll...Posted 13 killsa and hit .355 in 3-0 win at No. 8 Oregon (Aug. 31)...Posted a double-double (15 kills, 11 digs) and hit .282 in the Sept. 7 sweep of Dayton...Season-high 21 kills, 15 digs and hit .308 at No. 10 Michigan (Sept. 21)...Tallied 19 kills, 16 digs and hit .308 in the Oct. 4 win over Miami...Notched 18 kills and hit .349 in win vs. Toledo (Oct. 18)..15 kills, 15 digs vs. Buffalo on Nov. 2...Notched 16 kills and hit .455 in win over WMU in the MAC title match (Nov. 24)...10 kills in NCAA First Round matchup with No. 20 Michigan State (Dec. 7)...One of just three Ohio players all time with 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

2012: First Ohio student-athlete named MAC Player of the Year since 2009...First Team All-MAC selection...Academic All-MAC...Led the Bobcats in kills (435), kills/set (3.95), service aces (29), service aces/set (0.29), points (495.5) and points/set (4.40)...Also ranked second on the team in digs (370) and digs/set (3.36)...Her 435 kills were the 10th-most in a single season in Ohio's rally scoring era...Ranked second in the MAC in kills per set and was tied for seventh in service aces per set...Posted a team-high 16 double-doubles on the year...Double-digit kills in 24-of-31 matches, including 11-straight to end the season...Hit .300 or better in nine matches...Double-digit digs in 19 contests...Team-high 16 kills while adding 19 digs vs. No. 19 Illinois (Aug. 25)...Selected as MVP of Bobcat Invitational after averaging 13.3 kills, 10.7 digs and 2.7 service aces in three wins for Ohio...Named MAC East Division Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11...Just missed out on a 20-20 match with a team-high 21 kills and 19 digs at North Carolina on Sept. 15...Hit at a .310 clip while adding a season-best 24 kills and 19 digs at Toledo on Oct. 12...Posted six-straight double-doubles from Oct. 19 to Nov. 3 (averaged 16.0 kills, 15.0 digs)...Knocked down 19 kills, added 14 digs and hit at .375 at Kent State on Nov. 1...Tallied 21 kills (5.25/set), 13 digs and added a service ace at Akron on Nov. 10...Notched a season-best 25 digs to go along with 19 kills in the MAC Tournament semifinals vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 17).

2011: Third in the MAC in points with an average of 4.30 per game, tops on the Bobcats with 472 ... Fourth in the league in kills, tops on the Bobcats with 409 ... Led the team with 26 service aces and second on the team with 349 digs ... Tops on the team with 19 double-doubles ... Career-highs of 24 kills and 24 digs came in win at Big East champion Cincinnati ... Also notched 21 kills and 20 digs at Pitt ... Had 20 kills against Virginia and Bowling Green and 20 digs against Kent State ... Had double-digit kill matches 25 times and never had less than five kills in a match ... Had 10+ digs in 19 matches for the Bobcatsand never had fewer than four digs in a match ... Surpassed the 20-point mark in seven matches and didn't have fewer than 11.0 points in a match over the last 16 contest of the season ... Had a career-best eight block assists in the win over Villanova ... Had blocks in 24 matches ... Had three assists against Pitt, Kent State and Buffalo ... Had four service aces in the win over Central Michigan and had multiple aces in eight matches ... Had four solo blocks on the season.

Prior to Ohio: Lamberti was named the 2010 Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year after she recorded 320 kills, 210 digs, 72 service aces and 44 blocks this past season while posting a kill percentage of .476, leading the Trojans (41-1) to the Class 4A state final. A four-year varsity starter for the nation's No. 5 team as ranked by PrepVolleyball.com, Lamberti was named 2010 Player of the Year by both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times. A four-year varsity letter winner, she set the record for blocks at the IHSA State Finals and is second all-time in the finals record books in kills. She became a 2009 Gatorade Player of the Year nominee and was an Under Armor All-American Player to Watch in 2010. Lamberti holds the Cary Grove High School season record for kills with 373 and season record for aces with 96. Her club team, Sky High, took home the bronze medal in the 2009 JVDA National Championships and were crowned AAU National Champions in that same year. Lamberti also became an AAU All-American, a First Team All-State Selection and was named Northwest Herald's Player of the Year in 2009.

Personal: Majoring in Integrated Mathematics

Kills 24 on two occasions
Attacks 74 vs. Villanova (August 27, 2011)
Hitting Percentage .524 vs. Bryant (August 30, 2013)
5 at Eastern Michigan (October 12, 2013)
Aces 4 on three occasions
Digs 25 vs. Northern Illinois (November 17, 2012)
Block Solos 2 vs. Ball State (October 19, 2013)
Block Assists
8 vs. Villanova (August 27, 2011)
Total Blocks 8.0 vs. Villanova (August 27, 2011)
Points 26.5

at Toledo (October 12, 2012)

2011 110-29 409 3.72 158 1248 .201 23 0.21 26 0.24 26 349 3.17 33 4 67 71 0.65 472.5 4.29
2012 110-31 435 3.95 178 1245 .206 21 0.19 29 0.26 51 370 3.36 32 7 49 56 0.51 495.5 4.50
TOTALS 220-60 844 3.84 336 2493 .204 44 0.20 55 0.25 77 719 3.27 65 11 116 127 0.58 968.0 4.40