LWSN highlights a local native that plays college athletics or college team with former Louisville stars that are every Monday. If you have a suggestion on a female athlete to highlight , send an email to email@example.com. This week’s feature is on Assumption alum Kenzie Maloney who helped Nebraska’s volleyball team win their second NCAA title in three years.
Maloney is a champion. It’s as simple as that. Everywhere she has gone, she has walked away with multiple championships.
At Assumption, Maloney was a member of three state championship volleyball teams. Only once did the libero not come away victorious, her senior season.
Now at Nebraska, Maloney has started in each of the 105 matches she has played in her freshman, sophomore, and junior season.
Last Saturday Maloney played a key role in Nebraska’s 3-1 win over Florida in the national finals with a match-high 15 digs and a career high two kills.
Maloney finished the season with a team high 452 digs as the Cornhuskers finished the year with a 32-4 record.
This past season was her best as she delivered 192 digs as a freshman and 226 digs as a junior.
Going into the season Maloney only had 69 career aces and nearly doubled that with 119 aces this season.
Maloney has one more year to shine and a chance to bring home some more hardware to that seemingly never-ending list.