Athlete of the Week: Kennedi Evans

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Kennedi Evans stands at over six foot and is a force to be reckoned with on the volleyball court.

She finished her senior campaign with 251 kills and 511 attack attempts.

"I think it's important to be someone who the team can count on in those important situations. So it's nice to know I can make a difference in the game," said Evans.

She has committed to continuing her volleyball career at the University of Utah in the fall.

"I think I really wanted to go to the University of Utah just when I went on my visits there I loved the coaches, and I loved the girl's on the team. And it's in the PAC-12 and I've always wanted to play in that conference," Evans said.

But she will add a few accolades to her resume before she gets there. She was named to the All-State First Team for the fourth time, and named All-Conference Player of the Year for the third straight year.

"I just found out I didn't know, you just told me, I didn't know I was player of the year again. Yeah it's cool I guess, I don't know. I've had a great team all four years. I love my teammates and I think it's been fun," Evans said.

In early summer she was able to play with her club team and compete in the Open Division at the USA Volleyball Nationals in Minneapolis.

"It was crazy it was the first time an Idaho team had ever qualify for nationals," Evans said.

Exposure to playing against the best competition in the country paid off as Evans received 70 division one offers.

"I'm excited to go play at the U!" Evans said.

With a humbled attitude she was pleased with how well her high school team did this year and hopes the program has continued success in the future.

"It all comes from the team. Like a pass and a set, I can't do it by myself."

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