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Lindsey Knudsen
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Lindsey  Knudsen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Santa Clarita, Calif.

High School:
Valencia

Height:
6-0

Experience:
2V

Position:
Outside Hitter

05/09/2018

BVB | Bible, Knudsen to Compete at USAV Collegiate Beach Championships

Saint Mary's beach volleyball's Emily Bible and Lindsey Knudsen will represent the Gaels at the USA Volleyball collegiate beach championships

05/02/2018

BVB | Gaels Place Six On All-WCC Teams

The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team had a program-best six players honored Wednesday on the 2018 all-WCC teams

04/25/2018

BVB | Seven Gaels Honored on WCC All-Academic Team

The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team had the most honorees of any team on the 2018 WCC All-Academic Team

04/22/2018

BVB | Gaels Are Runners-Up At WCC Championship

The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team finished second at the 2018 WCC Championship for the second time in three years

04/21/2018

BVB | Gaels Sweep Through Day 1 of WCC Championship

The Saint Mary's beach volleyball team won both of its matches Friday on the first day of the 2018 WCC Championship

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18)

Indoor: Named to the 2017 West Coast Conference All-Academic First Team … Played in all 28 matches for the Gaels … Was an all-around player for the Gaels, finishing among the team’s top-four in kills (t-2nd, 227), service aces (2nd, 25), digs (2nd, 249) and total blocks (4th, 44) ... Notched four double-doubles and had double-figure digs in 10 matches … Also had at least 10 kills in seven matches, with a season-best 17 versus No. 8 BYU on Oct. 5 … Had a season-high 20 digs at Santa Clara on Oct. 21.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17)

Beach: Honored as the 2017 WCC Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-WCC First Team and All-WCC Preseason Team ... Also named to the WCC All-Academic First Team … Along with Payton Rund, was named the DiG Magazine National Pair of the Week for the week of March 20 as the Gaels went undefeated and handed No. 11/14 California as a team its first loss of the season … Played with Rund at the No. 1 pair for the entire season finishing 24-5 after starting the season with eight straight victories … On April 8, broke Kelly Claes and Sarah Hughes' (the No. 1 pair of USC) 103-match winning streak … Finished with key victories over major schools such as USC, Hawai'i, Loyola Marymount, California and Stanford ... Selected for the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships along with partner Payton Rund, making it all the way to the quarterfinals.

Indoor: Named to the 2016 WCC Volleyball All-Academic First Team ... Played in every match (99 sets played) for the Gaels … Recorded a team-high 300 kills averaging 3.03 kills per set … Racked 26 digs, good for second on the team … Finished the year with 16 double-digit kills games (team-high), 14 double-digit digs games and 11 double-doubles (team-high) … Recorded a season-high 20 kills in a four-set win against North Dakota State on Aug. 28 and a career-high 18 digs against Gonzaga on Nov. 19 … Finished with 17 service aces and tied her season-high of two aces four times … Tallied up 36 blocks and tied her season-high of three, five times.

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16)

Beach: Named the WCC Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-WCC First Team and All-Freshmen team ... Partnered with the WCC Player of the Year, senior Dalas Dodd, and went 19-4 on the top court ... Helped lead the Gaels to the finals of the WCC Tournament in Santa Monica and a final national ranking of No. 17 in the DIG Magazine Poll ... Received Gold Honors on the 2015-16 WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.96 GPA during her freshman year.

Indoor: Played in all 99 sets for the Gaels and was named to the WCC All-Freshmen team ... Finished as the team leader in kills with 275 (2.78/set) and service aces with 24 (.24/set) while ranking third in digs with 225 (2.27/set) ... Hit .159 for the year ... Recorded double-digit kills on 14 occasions including 21 on .405 hitting in a four-set victory at Pepperdine on Oct. 1, 16 versus Loyola Marymount on Oct. 29, and 15 at Pacific on Oct. 17 ... In the spring, along with teammate Lindsey Calvin, traveled to Colorado Springs to participate in the USA Volleyball National Team tryouts

PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S: Native of Valencia, Calif. starred at Valencia High School, earning Foothill League co-player of the year and Los Angeles Daily News volleyball player of the year for a standout senior season in which she helped her team reach the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-A Playoffs ... Was team captain in both 2013 and 14 helped Valencia win three straight Foothill League titles and in 2013 was named league player of the year, Santa Clarita Valley player of the year and team MVP ... Compiled 1,309 kills, 793 assists and 1,365 digs in four years at Valencia, playing two years at setter and two at outside hitter ... Helped her team place second in the Gold division of the Nike Tournament of Champions ... Played for Legacy Volleyball Club and won a gold medal at the 2012 International Children's Games in Daegu, Korea ... Brings a standout resume on the sand as well, having placed second at the La Jolla Beach Cities Invitational and winning numerous tournaments at the U-18, U-16 and U-14 levels ... Parents are Mark and Diane Knudsen and has three siblings (Delaney, Kelsey and Jacob).

Get To Know Lindsey Knudsen Favorite volleyball memory: All of them? Every time I get to play. Favorite holiday: Christmas. What do you love most about Saint Mary's: I love the beautiful campus, the small size and the sense of community. What do you love most about SMC Volleyball: I love that it's like a family and that they're all really good at volleyball! Favorite food or meal: Breakfast. Top 3 songs: Constellations by Jack Johnson, Come on Eileen and Don't Worry, Be Happy. Favorite books: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter (all of them). Favorite movies: Tarzan (Disney). Personal hobbies: Playing the piano and the ukulele. Personal motto or favorite quote: "If you try to learn everything about something, you'll inevitably learn something about everything." One thing everyone should do in their lifetime: Just be really passionate about something. Describe yourself in one word: Sore.

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