Hard work and dedication pays off. Sonoma State women’s volleyball outside hitter, Kelsey Hull is a fine example. She has accomplished a lot playing at Sonoma State: she was named First Team CCAA All-Conference, CCAA Newcomer of the Year, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region, AVCA All-American and has earned NCAA Division II West Regional All-Tournament honors. She has made the Seawolves very proud.
“It all started my freshmen year of high school. All my friends played and it was something new so I wanted to try it out,” said Hull.
Hull wasn’t like most kids who started at a young age. She fell in love with the sport later on.
“I didn’t start playing really seriously until my senior year when I got on a club team so I could play in college. I set goals I thought I could achieve and worked until I got there,” said Hull.
She is a great example to young athletes that if you set your mind to something and stick with it you can achieve anything.
Hull grew up in the small town of Valley Springs where she attended Calaveras High School in San Andreas. While playing in high school she was first team all-league selection and all-conference/all-area honoree, broke the school record for kills per set, and was named Athlete of the Year.
She was also a three-sport athlete as well, not only playing volleyball but also dominating in basketball and softball as well. She still loves playing softball and basketball in her free time. Not only was she awesome on the court but also in the classroom, she received the honor roll.
If it were not for the support she wouldn’t have reached her achievements.
“My moms have been my biggest support and always my number one fans,” said Hull.
Hull grew up just three hours away from Sonoma State. When it came time to looking for colleges she was very interested in becoming a Seawolf.
“The campus was so nice I just wanted to find a school that would let me play for them and I got really lucky when Sonoma said yes and on top allowing me to play my favorite sport it was also the fact of being close enough to my home,” said Hull.
She plans on graduating majoring in Criminal Justice, but after college Hull would love to keep on playing volleyball.
“I plan on playing overseas after Sonoma State,” said Hull.
It will be exciting to see what is to come for this power hitter of an athlete.