Volleyball - Wed, Mar. 25, 2009
CHICAGO - Kelly Knudsen, a senior outside hitter/middle hitter at Oak Lawn Community High School in Oak Lawn, Ill., has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar volleyball program. Knudsen was coached by Dennis McNamara during her prep career at Oak Lawn Community High School.

Knudsen is the daughter of Bob and Michelle Knudsen. She is looking to pursue a degree in nursing next year at Saint Xavier University. Knudsen is also a member of the Chicago Juniors Volleyball Club based out of Oak Lawn.

"Kelly is a player I have watched for over a year now during the club season," said Saint Xavier University volleyball coach Robert Heersema. "She is a great athlete with a high skill level and will compete for the outside hitting position right away. Kelly had a great high school career and I think she will make a smooth transition to the college game."