McIlroy, Rachel, Kazala Join 1,000 Kill/1,000 Dig Club on Week 9

  0 Wendy Mayer | October 24th, 2018 | ACC, Big West, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, SEC, WCC

Three players joined the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club on Week 9 as Auburn’s Brenna McIlroy, College of Charleston’s Devon Rachel and American’s Aleksandra Kazala each crossed the 1,000 digs mark.

McIlroy notched her 1,000th dig amidst a 13-save effort at Missouri on Friday, making her second start at libero. The senior is the seventh player in school history to join the 1,000/1,000 club. She boasts 1,176 kills and 1,006 digs.

Rachel posted her 1,000th dig on her first of seven in a four-set win over UNC Wilmington on Sunday. The senior outside hitter also notched a career-high and four-set match 30 kills and three blocks in the match, while becoming the ninth player in CofC history to reach the 1,000/1,000 club. All told, she has 1,155 kills and 1,006 digs.

Kazala posted her 1,000th dig with a 13-kills, seven dig effort against Bucknell on Sunday. All told, she has 1,521 kills and 1,001 digs.

Two other players are inching closer to joining the 17-member 1000/1000 club group.

Name, School Kills Digs
Bryn Recker, James Madison 1046 975
Blessing Dunn, New Orleans 995 1212

Newest 1,000 Kill Club Members

  • 1.009 – Rachel Giustino, Murray State – the junior posted 16 kills in the team’s five-set win over Jacksonville to become the 14th Racer in program history to reach 1,000 kills.
  • 1,007 – Jemma Yeadon, Notre Dame – the junior downed 18 kills on a .317 hitting effort in a four-set win over Virginia to notch her 1,000th kill. She is the 23rd Irish player to reach 1,000.
  • 1,005 – McKenna Miller, BYU – the junior recorded 10 kills in the Cougars’ sweep of Pepperdine on Saturday to reach 1,000.
  • 1,003 – Ann Ernst, Loyola Maryland – the junior turned in 17 kills in a five-set loss to Lehigh on Saturday to cross the 1,000-kill milestone.

Approaching 1,000 Kills

Name Kills
Anna Haak, Marquette 998
Blessing Dunn, New Orleans 995
Ellie Dunn, Ball State 993
Kevreion Ward, Grambling 991
Emily Baptista, USC 990
Mikayla Shields, South Carolina 989
Kayla Williams, North Dakota 986
Karlie Taylor, UNI 980
Jessica Wolf, Green Bay 977
Sherridan Atkinson, Purdue 974
Mallory Mattingly, Jacksonville 973
Sahbria McLetchie, Rutgers 964
Erica Treiber, Tennessee 964
Mckenna Granato, Hawaii 958
Alexis Hart, Minnesota 952

Newest 1,000 Dig Club Members

  • 1,037 – Hailey Harward, Long Beach State – the junior tallied a season-high 24 digs to reach 1,000 as the 49ers topped UC Santa Barbara in five sets on Friday.
  • 1,012 – Patricia Mattingly, Navy – the senior setter surpassed 1,000 digs with 10 digs and 36 assists in a sweep of Lehigh on Friday. Her final dig of the night gave her 1,005, moving her into sixth in Navy history. She is the first Navy player to notch more than 3,000 assists and 1000 digs.
  • 1,006 – Devon Rachel, College of Charleston
  • 1,006 – Brenna McIlroy, Auburn
  • 1,001 – Aleksandra Kazala, American

Approaching 1,000 Digs

School, Name Digs
Lisa Mordell, Tulane 999
Brianna Doehrmann, Utah 993
Madison Jaqua, Purdue Fort Wayne 990
Shayne McPherson, Washington 989
Lauren Anderson, Lipscomb 985
Elisa Edman, Davidson 982
Bryn Recker, James Madison 975
Katie McCullough, UNCW 969
Kekai Whitford, Loyola Marymount 964
Alejandra Rodriguez, Quinnipiac 963
Erineka Moller, Grambling 958
Tatum Ticknor, Arkansas State 957
Olivia Budinich, Rhode Island 957
Markayisha Masani, Jackson State 956
Nicole Abreu, Cal Baptist 954
Emily Allen, UC Davis 953
Sophia Coffey, Seton Hall 952
Bailey Jefferson, Southern 952
Tamia Dockery, Howard 951
Kelsey Miller, Virginia 950

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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