5 Kelly Ozurovich
5 Kelly Ozurovich
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Playa del Rey, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame Academy
Position: L

Career: Finished as Yale volleyball program's all-time leader in digs.

2010: Team captain...Second Team All-Ivy...Finished 18th in the nation and second in the Ivy League in digs per set (5.45)...Became the all-time digs leader in Yale volleyball history on Sept. 18 in Fullerton, Calif., against West Virginia...Posted highest dig total in a three-set match among all Ivy League players during 2010 season – 27 vs. NJIT on Sept. 10...Recorded at least 20 digs in a match 13 times…Posted a personal season-best 32 digs on two occasions (vs. Columbia, Oct. 16; vs. Penn, Nov. 21).

2009: Honorable Mention All-Ivy…Appeared at libero in 80 sets...Ranked second in the Ivy League and 13th in all of Division I with 5.38 digs per set (430 total digs)…Seton Hall Invitational All-Tournament Team…Yale Classic All-Tournament Team…Two-time Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll selection…Had 10 or more digs in 22 matches, including nine matches with 20 or more digs…Recorded 28 digs in three sets in the Sept. 19 win over NJIT…Had a season-best 31 digs in four sets on Nov. 7 at Dartmouth.

2008: All-Ivy honorable mention...Played in 87 sets...Averaged a team-best 4.16 digs per set...Dig total was the fifth-highest in the Ivy League...Reached double figures in digs on 19 occasions, including six matches with 20 or more...Recorded double-digit digs in nine consecutve matches from Sept. 27 to Oct.31...Dished out 37 assists and served up 19 aces...Shared the team high of 13 digs on Sept. 12 against Boston College...Posted a team-best 23 digs on Sept. 26 at Albany...Shared the match high of 15 digs on Oct. 10 against Dartmouth...Distributed a career-high four assists on Oct. 11 against Harvard...Led all players with 19 digs in the Oct. 17 sweep of Princeton...Picked up a team-best 24 digs and served up a season-best four aces on Oct. 18 against Penn...Notched a team-high 21 digson Oct. 24 at Cornell...Led Yale in digs for the fourth straight match with 16 on Oct. 25 at Columbia...Shared the team high of 11 digs in the Oct. 31 sweep at Harvard...Hit four service aces on Nov. 7 against Columbia...Posted a match-best 17 digs on Nov. 8 against Cornell...Reached a season best and shared the team high with 25 digs on Nov. 14 at Penn...Led all players with 21 digs in the Nov. 15 sweep at Princeton...Nabbed a team-best 10 digs on Nov. 25 at San Diego...Shared the team lead with 21 digs in the regular season finale on Nov. 29 at Loyola Marymount.

2007: Second team All-Ivy...Three-time Ivy Rookie of the Week selection...Played in 88 games...Tallied 449 digs, the second-highest single-season total in school history, and 41 service aces...Finished second in the Ivy League in aces (0.47 per game) and sixth in digs (5.10)...Averaged 5.96 digs per game in conference matches...Recorded at least 12 digs 20 times, including a span of 19 consecutive matches...Had more than 30 digs four times, including a career-high 35 at Cornell on Nov. 3...Notched three or more aces six times...Posted eight aces in the first two matches of her collegiate career in the Yale Invitational (three vs. Rhode Island, five vs. Sacred Heart)...Named to the LIU Volleyball Classic all-tournament team after averaging 5.4 digs and 0.4 aces per game in three matches.

Before Yale: Named a scholar-athlete and first team all-league selection at Notre Dame...Led Mizuno Long Beach to a second place finish at the 2006 Junior National Tournament.

Getting to Know Kelly

Favorite Quote: "You only live once, but if you live it right, then once is enough."
Your Theme Song: "Eye of the Tiger"
Biggest Inspiration: My dad
Favorite Reality TV Show: "American Idol"
Pre-Match Superstition: There are too many to count. I have rituals for how I get dressed, how I warm up, and even how I put in my contacts. It’s obsessive.
Favorite Sports Movie: The Sandlot
People are surprised that you…: live in Los Angeles and love to snowboard.
Which of your teammates would make the best coach?: Cat Dailey, because she knows the game very well, even beyond her own position.
Why did you choose Yale?: I wanted to go to an academic school where I could continue to play volleyball as well. Plus, it’s Yale. How can you pass that up?