#22 Kayla James | Setter
Hometown: Kearney, Neb.
Previous School: Kearney Catholic
2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
James played in 30 matches and saw action in 96 sets ... amassed 198 digs, 124 assists and service aces ... dished out a career high 29 assists in the win over Mount Vernon Nazarene on 8-24-13 ... racked up career highs with 15 digs each vs. Nebraska Wesleyan (10-1-13) and Morningside (9-28-13).
James improved in her sophomore season in which she played in all 31 matches and appeared in 110 sets...ranked second on the team with 478 assists and third with 180 digs...had 23 kills and 13 service aces...dished out a season high 24 assists vs. Dakota Wesleyan on 9-22-12...posted 21 assists on three separate occasions...recorded a career best 19 digs vs. York on 10-2-12.
Kayla had a strong freshman season, starting 30 matches for the Bulldogs…totaled 410 set assists on the year to go along with 152 digs…handed out a career-high 27 set assists at Dakota Wesleyan on 9-24-11…had seven digs vs. Midland University on 9-7-11 and vs. Nebraska Wesleyan on 9-21-11.
Played for the Kearney Catholic Stars for four years ... Team captain her senior year ... Under coach Kris Conner her team was District Champions her sophomore year, Conference and District Champions along with placing third at state her junior year and District and Conference Champions her senior year ... Her senior year her team placed second in the State Tournament ... Was on the National Honor Society and Honor Roll all four years ... Also played basketball for three years, soccer for two, and track and tennis each for a year.
Born February 19 in Kearney, Nebraska ... Has two younger brothers.