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  Kyle Gilbert
Kyle Gilbert
Player Profile

Encinitas, CA

High School:
Santa Fe Christian


Libero/Defensive Specialist


Cardinal Knocks Off Sacramento State, 4-1

Stanford will play its final match of the season on Tuesday against Santa Clara


Stanford Takes Out USF, 4-1

The Cardinal will face Sacramento State at 3 p.m.


Sand Volleyball Outlasts Pacific, 3-2

Stanford's No. 4 pair Ajanaku and Luck remain undefeated


Sand Volleyball Sweeps Santa Clara

The Cardinal recorded its first sweep in program history


Sand Volleyball Splits at Sacramento State Tournament

Inky Ajanaku had 34 kills, 13 digs and 11 blocks in the two matches

As a Sophomore in 2012: Stanford's starting libero ... the only Cardinal player to appear in all 125 sets in 2012 ... led the team and ranked fourth in the Pac-12 with 4.46 digs per set ... tallied double-digit digs in 27 matches ... reached the 20-dig plateau on 13 occassions ... registered 23 digs at Penn State (8/31) ... collected a team-high 15 digs in a win over then-No. 18 Florida (9/1) ... recorded 20 digs and a season-high five assists versus Loyola (9/8) ... tallied 20 digs and four assists at Saint Mary's (9/15) ... finished with a match-high 15 digs in a sweep over Cal (9/19) ... recorded 24 digs in a win over then-No. 2 Oregon (10/5) ... tallied 20 digs in a sweep over Oregon State (10/7) ... finished with 22 digs in a sweep over USC (10/10) ... registered 25 digs versus UCLA (10/12) ... also had 25 digs at Washington (10/19) ... led all players with 18 digs in a sweep over Arizona (10/24) ... tallied 20 digs in a sweep at OSU (11/2) ... collected 24 digs, two assists and an ace against No. 5 Washington (11/8) ... recorded a career high 32 digs at USC (11/15) ... posted 29 digs and a career high eight assists at UCLA (11/16) ... registered 25 digs and tied her season high with two aces at Cal (11/23) ... recorded nine digs and seven assists in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Western Kentucky (12/1) ... posted 15 digs and four assists in the Regional Final loss to Michigan (12/8) ... Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (10/15) ... selected to the Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team.

2012 Match-By-Match Statistics

As a Freshman in 2011: Appeared in all 113 sets as the libero or defensive specialist ... averaged 2.73 digs per set ... registered double-digit digs in 12 matches ... made her first career start in the season opener against Delaware (8/27), totaling eight digs, two assists and an ace ... tallied 10 digs, two assists and an ace against Notre Dame (9/2) ... recorded 16 digs and three assists versus Duke (9/3) ... paced the squad with 14 digs in the win over Penn State (9/9) ... tied for the team high with 14 digs in the Nike Volleyball Big Four Classic championship against Florida (9/10) ... racked up 15 digs at California (9/13) in her Pac-12 debut ... saw her first action as the team's libero in the third set against Colorado (9/17) ... tallied a season high 22 digs at UCLA (9/23) ... made her first career start at libero at USC (9/24), posting 18 digs ... registered 19 digs against Arizona State (9/30) ... collected a team high 17 digs at Oregon (10/8) ... also registered a season high five assists against the Ducks ... finished with 10 digs in the win over OSU (11/20) ... totaled 11 digs and three assists in two NCAA Tournament matches.

2011 Match-By-Match Statistics

High School: A 2011 graduate of Santa Fe Christian High School in Solana Beach, Calif. ... a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, also lettered once in lacrosse and once in soccer ... captained her volleyball team her senior year, leading the squad to runner-up finishes in the CIF San Diego Division IV Championships and the Division IV Southern California Regional ... team was the Division IV state champion and Division IV Southern California Regional champion in 2007 and 2008 ... won the CIF San Diego Division IV Championships her freshman year ... team was a three-time Coastal League North Champion ... AVCA Under Armour First Team All-American ... 2010 ESPN Rise All-America Honorable Mention ... 2009 Junior Olympic National All-Tournament Team selection ... 2008 Junior Olympic Open All-Tournament Team pick ... two-time All-CIF first team selection, and two-time second team selection ... All-Coastal League first team pick her senior year ... two-time All-Coastal League North selection ... 2007 Top 59 Frosh selection ... two-time Team MVP ... set the CIF San Diego Section record for digs in 2010 with 634.

Club Competition: Played for Encinitas WAVE Volleyball Club.

Personal: Daughter of Clark and Beverly Gilbert ... has an older brother, Taylor ... her father was a running back for Wheaton College and was named the team's Offensive MVP in 1984 ... Taylor is a captain of the lacrosse team at the University of California, Santa Barbara ... interested in studying math, statistical science, and communications at Stanford ... considering a career as a bilingual mathematics instructor or a sports commentator ... enjoys reading, going to the beach, playing beach volleyball, performing philanthropic work, watching the San Diego Chargers, and traveling ... full name is Kyle MacKenzie Gilbert.

Gilbert's Career Statistics

Gilbert's Career Highs

Kills 1, at Washington (11/11/11)
Attempts 1, 3X, last at Washington (11/11/11)
Aces 3, at Arizona (10/21/11)
Digs 32, at USC (11/15/12)
Assists 8, at UCLA (11/16/12)
Blocks None
Hitting Percentage None