Kelli Nerison begins her fourth year at LMU after a breakout junior season... along with playing at the net, she has very good back row skills as well...an aggressive defender, blocks extremely well.
Earned first-team All-WCC, first-team All-Region, and honorable mention All-American honors after a remarkable junior season... recorded four blocks and four kills in game two of the 3-0 win over UNLV... was named MVP and selected to the All-Tournament team after the LMU Furama Hotel Invitational... recorded 10 kills and four blocks in 3-0 win over Creighton... delivered 10 kills, good for a .714 hitting percentage in 3-0 win over New Mexico... had 14 kills with a .435 hitting percentage in 3-0 win over UNLV... hit .750 with 13 kills and four blocks in the one hour, 22 minute 3-0 victory over Fairfield... recorded 12 kills and three blocks while hitting .611 in 3-2 win over Saint Mary's... posted her first career double-double with 12 blocks and 12 kills in 3-1 loss to Pepperdine... led the Lions with 12 kills and seven blocks, hitting .706 in 3-0 win over Portland... recorded 16 kills and 10 blocks to lead the Lions to their 21st straight win over Gonzaga 3-0... posted 19 kills and seven blocks and a match-high .378 hitting percentage in 3-2 win over San Francisco... put down 15 kills and nine blocks while hitting .500 in 3-2 loss to Pepperdine... hit a career-high .769 in 3-0 win over Gonzaga... had 12 kills in 3-1 win over San Diego... had 11 blocks in 3-2 loss to Santa Clara.
Appeared in just seven matches for a total of eight games...had a kill against both San Diego (Oct. 25) and Saint Mary's (Nov. 22), with a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage against the Gaels...had a season-high four attempts against San Diego on Nov. 23...posted a block assist against both San Diego (Nov. 23) and Saint Mary's (Nov. 22)...had an assist, a dig and a service ace against Idaho State (Sept. 21).
Nerison primarily competed during the non-conference portion of the schedule...recorded a kill on her first collegiate swing, posting a 1.000 attack percentage during the season opening victory over Oral Roberts (Aug. 31)...posted a career-high 11 attacks in a 3-1 victory over Indiana (Sept. 7)...appeared in five matches for a total of 13 games...came up with her first collegiate dig versus Cal Poly (Sept. 5).
Nerison is a 2001 graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, CA...a two sport athlete, earned four varsity letters in volleyball and three in swimming...earned the coaches' award as a senior swimmer while also accumulating the most team points...a two-time All-South Coast League selection in volleyball ...served as team captain during her senior campaign...was named team MVP in her final season...prep volleyball coaches were Lael Fresenius and Mark Rivadeneyra.
Kelli Anne Nerison was born in Newport Beach, CA on April 6, 1983...the daughter of Daniel and Bonnie Nerison...has one brother, Kevin...lists sailing, backpacking and water skiing as her hobbies...her favorite vacation spots are Lake Shasta and Hawaii...was also recruited by Santa Clara, Pepperdine and Hawaii...a marketing major with plans to enter the advertising business.