6 Morgan McKnight
6 Morgan McKnight
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Manassas, VA
High School: Flint Hill
Position: OH

Career:
After three years in the program, she has played in 102 matches and registered 318 sets of play ... Has 34 matches of double-figure kills. 

Junior (2018):
Competed in 31 matches and totaled 84 sets of play ... Fourth on the team and 16th among UAA players with a 2.50 kills-per-set average ... Placed 14th on the conference ladder with a .263 hitting percentage (210-70--533) ... Nine matches of double-figure kills ... Led or tied for team honors in terminations on 10 occasions ... Earned a spot on the Emory Classic All-Tournament Team (Aug. 31 - Sept. 1), playing in eight of 10 sets and producing a squad-best 4.75 kills-per-game average while hitting .363 (38-9--80) ... Led all players with back-to-back career-high tying 17 kills vs. Whittier (Aug. 31) and Illinois Wesleyan (Sept. 1), hitting .433 (17-4--30) and chipping in six digs in the former, and registering a .295 attack percentage (17-4--44) in the latter ... Big performance in Emory's 3-1 victory over No. 25 Ithaca (Nov. 15) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships, hitting .529 on the strength of 10 kills (second on the team) and just one miscue in 17 swings ... Helped the Eagles to a sweep of No. 25 Berry (Sept. 7) by pounding out a match-leading 12 terminations and hitting .267 (12-4--30) ... Paced Emory with 13 successful attack attempts, while adding four (0-4) blocks, in a five-set battle vs. No. 13 Juniata (Sept. 14) ... Hit .343 (28-6--64) during the UAA Round Robin I (Sept. 29-30), leading the team in kills in two of three matches including an 11-terminations performance vs. Carnegie Mellon (Sept. 30). 

Sophomore (2017):
Established herself as a key weapon in the Emory attack ... Honorable Mention All-American as selected by the AVCA ... AVCA All-South Region pick ... Second Team All-UAA ... Played in 36 matches and tied for the team lead with 125 sets ... Second on the team with 19 matches with 10 or more kills ... Led or shared for Emory's lead in terminations in 10 matches ... Finished second on the squad and eighth among UAA players with a 2.88 kills-per-set average ... Registered a .247 hitting (360-114--997) percentage, good for 16th place among UAA performers ... NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament Team after hitting .339 (24-5--56) in wins over Worcester State, Christopher Newport and Berry College ... Hit a team-best .412 (8-1--17) vs. CNU in the Regional semifinals ... Second on the team with a career-high tying 16 kills in a five-set win vs. No. 9 Carnegie Mellon (Nov. 3) in the semifinals of the UAA Championships ... Topped all players with 16 successful attack attempts and hit a season-high .484 (16-1--31) in a 3-0 triumph vs. Case Western Reserve (Oct. 14) during the UAA Round Robin II ... Named UAA Co-Hitter of the Week (Sept. 11) after capturing MVP honors at the Emory Classic where she helped the Eagles to a 4-0 record, averaging a team-high 4.09 kills over 11 sets of play, and finishing with a hitting mark of .422 (45-7--90) ... Registered double-figure terminations and led the team in kills in three matches at the Emory Classic including a pair of 13-termination outings, which led all players, vs. DeSales (Sept. 9) and Chapman (Sept. 8) -- against DeSales, she hit .480 (13-1--25) and contributed nine digs ... Named UAA Hitter of the Week (Sept. 19) after landing MVP acclaim at the Emory National Classic, helping the Eagles post wins against a pair of nationally ranked foes -- averaged a team-best 4.14 kills per set and hit .289 (29-7--76) in victories over No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and No. 6 Juniata ... Team-high 15 kills vs. CMS and followed that with 14 terminations and a hitting effort of .462 (14-2--26) vs. Juniata ... No. 2 on the club with 15 kills and totaled nine digs in a five-set win vs. Birmingham Southern (Oct. 22). 

Freshman (2016):
Enjoyed a fine rookie campaign, registering 109 sets over the course of 35 matches ... Averaged 2.24 kills per set and ranked fourth on the team and 17th on the UAA ladder with a .232 hitting percentage (244-86-681) ... Six matches with double-figure kills ... 0.37 blocks per set ranked 26th among UAA players ... Paced the team with a season-high 15 terminations and hit .275 (15-4--40) vs. Calvin College (Nov. 17) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA D-III Championships ... Stood second on the team in kills per set (2.67) during the team's four-match run in the NCAA Tournament ... Second on the squad with 14 successful attack attempts vs. Washington University (Nov. 4) in the semifinals of the UAA Championships ... Led or shared for team honors in kills on four occasions ... Tied for match honors with nine kills and hit .348 (9-1--23) vs. New Rochelle (Nov. 11) in the NCAA Brockport Regional ... Hit a keen .529 on the strength of nine kills with no errors in 17 attempts in a 3-0 win vs. St. Mary's (Sept. 3) ... Recorded a season-high attack percentage of .562 (9-0--16) in a 3-0 decision vs. Case Western Reserve (Oct. 2) ... Hit .359 (35-7--78) over a four-match stretch (Oct. 28 - Nov. 4), with one of those contests a .389 (8-1--18) performance vs. NYU (Nov. 4) in the opening match of the UAA Championships ... Registered a team-high 12 kills in a five-set clash vs. No. 15 Eastern (Oct. 22) ... Finished with a hitting mark of .368 (7-0--19) and contributed a season-high tying four total blocks in a 3-0 win vs. Clarkson (Oct. 28). 

High School:

Standout member of the volleyball program at the Flint Hill School … Was coached by Carrol and Dave Denure … Helped her team to three consecutive Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I state titles … Named the 2015 Virginia Division I Player of the Year after helping Flint Hill to a final record of 22-7 that included wins in 18 of its last 20 matches … Chalked up 20 kills and 13 digs vs. Paul VI Catholic in the state title match … Recorded 440 kills, 301 digs and 50 block solos her final season as a prep … Two-time member of the VISAA Division I All-State Team … All-conference honoree as a junior and senior … All-Metro Second Team her final two campaigns … As a junior, she finished with 311 terminations as Flint Hill turned in a 34-0 won-lost ledger … Team captain as a freshman and senior … Played club volleyball for NVVA 18 Ice for one year and with Metro American for three.

Personal:
Daughter of Jhon and Denee McKnight ... Born Dec. 15 ... Majors in psychology. 


Career Stats

Year SP-MP K KPS A SA TB BPS
2018  84-31 210 2.50 6 2 17 0.20
2017 125-36 360 2.88 14 4 38 0.30
2016 109-35 244 2.24 3 2 40 0.37
TOTAL 318-102 814 2.56 23 8 95 0.30

 

Morgan McKnight Career-High Kill Matches

Opponent SP Kills Date
Illinois Wesleyan 4 17 9/1/2018
Whittier 3 17 8/31/2018
Carnegie Mellon 5 16 11/3/2017
Case Western Reserve 3 16 10/14/2017
Birmingham Southern 5 15 10/22/2017
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 4 15 9/15/2017
Calvin 5 15 11/17/2016
Agnes Scott 3 14 10/18/2018
Texas-Dallas 4 14 9/15/2018
Juniata 3 14 9/16/2017
Illinois Wesleyan 5 14 9/2/1017
Washington Univ. 4 14 11/4/2016
Washington Univ. 4 14 10/16/2016