Improve Your Volleyball interviews USC girls volleyball player Kendall
When I think of what makes me special, I have to say that my family
is what makes me special.
My parents, Jane and Steve, have supported me in every way possible.
My older sister, Kelsey, has taught be to always be thankful for what I
have and to give all that I have in anything that I do.
My twin brother Stephen has taught me to relax and help keep a positive
My favorite piece of equipment that helps me play my best is the foam
roller in the training room. It helps me prepare for practice and takes
care of any soreness I might be feeling.
After a few ankle injuries my freshman year, I get my ankles taped
before every game.
My superstition is that I have to have my trainer tape my right foot and
then my left or else we have to start over.
My grandparents inspire me to play well in each volleyball match that
I play. I am lucky to have grandparents from both sides of my family
living in Southern California and able to come to my games at USC.
They are the most supportive fans and I know they will be proud of
me now matter what. They love volleyball and I am so appreciative to
have them at my games.
Kendall Bateman was voted the Pac 12 Conference Offensive
Kendall Bateman posted two 40+ assists matches averaging 13.83
assists per set against both Stanford and Cal Berkeley
Against last year's NCAA volleyball tournament finalist Cal Bears she had
42 assists, seven digs and two blocks, while leading the offense to a
.271 hitting percentage.
Against Stanford, she garnered 41 assists, nine digs and one block,
the Women of Troy extend their win streak to four matches.
With the victories, USC jumped up to No. 5 in this week’s AVCA Coaches
poll after being ranked No. 12 previously.
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