Has shown vast improvment each season including 214 kills in 100 games as a junior last year while posting a .310 hitting percentage--second-highest on the team ... led the team with 92 total blocks (14 solo, 78 assisted) last year ... appeared in 106 games as a sophomore last season and led the team in hitting percentage at .270 and total blocks with 85 ... Appeared in 64 games as a freshman in 2003 ... recorded 86 kills in 202 attempts with just 26 errors for a team-best .297 hitting percentage ... her 45 total blocks (4 solo, 41 assisted) were third-most on the squad ... also contributed 10 assists, 31 digs and seven service aces.
Named co-captain and MVP as a senior for the Cardinal Gibbons H.S. Crusaders under coach Jim Freeman ... one of two North Carolina players selected as honorable mention All-America by Studentsports.com ... named 2002 Triangle Independent School Athletic Association Conference Player of the Year ... had her No. 24 jersey retired ... her 726 career kills ranks second on the school's all-time list and her 211 total blocks rank third ... recorded 403 career digs and hit .407 as a senior averaging 3.84 kills per game ... slammed a school-record 30 kills in state tournament semifinal victory ... led her team to a 26-6 record as a senior, 34-3 as a junior and 29-0 her sophomore season for a three-year combined record of 89-9 ... team won the NCISAA 3A state championship each year.
Born May 27, 1985, in Houston, Texas ... full name is Kelly Patricia Kabbes ... daughter of John and Dawn Kabbes ... has one older sister, Lindsey (23), a younger brother, Greg (19) and a younger sister, Katie (16) ... member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... enjoys traveling, swimming and music ... plans to pursue a career in sports marketing ... majoring in marketing with a minor in psychology.