Kelly Leonardo
Kelly  Leonardo

Merced, Calif.

High School:
Golden Valley


Fresno State
2009 (Senior): Finished her career as a Bulldog ranking fourth in blocks assists (284), fifth in total blocks (343) and in sets played (416) and T10th all-time in matches played (115) and in block solos (59) ... played and started in all 31 matches ... posted season-highs in matches played, sets played (122), kills (205), hitting percentage (.275), assists (36) and points (261.5) ... had a new career-high with four assists at CSUB on Nov. 17 ... posted new career-highs in block assists (eight) and total blocks (10) vs. North Dakota on Sept. 4 ... her 10 total blocks vs. UND is the third highest total in a four-set match in school history ... had double-digit kills in four matches ... posted a season-high 11 kills at Nevada on Sept. 26 and vs. Idaho on Oct. 10 ... Second-Team All-WAC ... Fresno State All-Decade team ... Cowgirl Invitational All-Tournament team ... Academic All-WAC.

2008 (Junior): For the second-straight season, led the Bulldogs in blocks with 20 solo blocks, 68 block assists, 88 total blocks and 0.92 blocks per set ... her 20 block solos in a season were a career-high ... tied a career-high for a single match with eight block assists and eight total blocks vs. Arizona on Sept. 13 ... posted a career-high with four solo blocks vs. Saint Mary's on Aug. 30 ... had double-digit kills in four matches, including a season-high 12 at Utah State on Sept. 25 and vs. Louisiana Tech on Nov. 1.

2007 (Sophomore): Leonardo had a breakout year as she broke all of her previous career records in 2007 ... Leonardo had 13 kills against both Cal State Northridge and Cal State Bakersfield ... she had four service aces at Boise State Sept. 22 ... she was one of the key components at the net as she led the team with 99 total blocks.

2006 (Freshman): Appeared in 26 matches, 93 games . . . had 111 kills an average of 1.19 . . . second on the team with 59 blocks . . . also had a 145.0 total points . . . had 11 kills vs. Louisiana Tech Nov. 22 . . . had 10 kills vs. Boise State Nov. 11 . . . recorded seven blocks at Louisiana Tech Nov. 18 . . . recorded 13.5 points vs. Boise State Nov. 11.

Golden Valley High School
Three-sport athlete at Golden Valley, lettering in volleyball, basketball and softball ... four-year letterwinner in basketball as a center ... basketball team captain as a senior ... three-time first-team all-conference selection ... led team to two Central California conference championships ... also pitched for the softball team, guiding them to two-straight conference championships ... team captain for softball, and first-team all-conference as a senior ... three-year letterwinner in volleyball and part of three conference champions ... team captain as a senior ... named conference MVP and All-league in 2005.

Born November 28, 1988 ... parents are Paul and Janet Leonardo ... father works for PG&E and mother is a teacher's aide ... has two sisters, Gina and Michelle and one brother, Paul ... Is also an aunt of six ... along with volleyball enjoys being with family and friends, dancing, watching movies, playing ping pong and Nintendo 64 ... favorite athlete is Lebron James ... lists biggest athletic thrill as winning CCC in volleyball, basketball and softball ... admires her parents and family for their dedication ... chose Fresno State because her brother and sister both graduated from there and it has one of the best athletic programs in the country.

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