9 Martina Kneifel
9 Martina Kneifel
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr
Hometown: Oro Valley, Ariz.
High School: Canyon del Oro
Position: OH

The Kneifel File

2013: Played in 23 matches … Appeared in 81 sets … Recorded 230 kills for a team-best 2.84 kills per set average … Had 18 assists and 31 service aces … Posted 253 digs with 26 blocks … Finished second on the squad in kills and digs … Recorded 19 kills, three service aces and 17 digs in a 3-1 win at MCLA (9/10) ... Had eight kills and a season-high 21 digs in a 3-0 loss at MIT (9/24) ... Posted seven kills, two assists, four aces, 12 digs and two blocks in a 3-1 loss to Wheaton (9/28) ... Laid down 11 kills with two aces, 14 digs and a block in a 3-2 win over Bryn Mawr (10/12) ... Notched a season-best 20 kills with 12 digs and five blocks in a 3-1 loss to Plymouth State (10/19) ... Had 16 kills, seven aces and 20 digs in a 3-1 win at WPI (11/2) ... Named to Volleyball Hall of Fame All-Tournament Team ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference …

2012: Played in 19 matches … Appeared in 59 sets … Recorded 139 kills for a 2.36 kills per set average … Had seven assists and 21 service aces … Posted 191 digs with a team-best 23 blocks … Finished second on the squad in kills, service aces and digs … Recorded 16 kills and 12 digs with two blocks in a 3-0 loss at Clark (9/15) … Had nine kills with nine digs and two service aces in a 3-0 win at Norwich (9/29) … Posted 10 kills and 13 assists with four blocks and two service aces in a 3-1 loss to Colby (10/19) … Laid down 12 kills and a season-best 22 digs with two blocks in a 3-1 loss to Westfield State (10/20) … Named to Volleyball Hall of Fame All-Tournament Team ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference …

2011: Played in all 25 matches … Appeared in 76 sets … Recorded a team-best 221 kills for a 2.91 kills per set average … Had 232 digs with 28 blocks … Added 17 assists and 35 service aces … Recorded 13 kills with 10 digs and five service aces in a 3-1 win at St. Joseph (9/10) … Had 17 kills and 22 digs with four service aces and two blocks in a 3-1 win over Wheaton (9/17) … Notched 10 kills and 11 digs in a 3-1 loss at Clark (10/4) … Named to Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... Lyon of the Week once ...

2010: Appeared in 82 sets … Recorded a team-best 221 kills for a 2.70 kills per set average … Had 249 digs … Added 10 assists, 34 service aces and 19 blocks … Posted 13 kills and 10 digs with four service aces in a 3-0 win over Bay Path (9/9) .. Had 11 kills and 21 digs in a 3-2 victory over Daniel Webster (9/11) … Posted 14 kills and 22 digs with two service aces in a 3-2 loss to Bridgewater State (9/18) … Named to Volleyball Hall of Fame All-Tournament Team ... NEWMAC Player of the Week once ... Lyon of the Week once ...

Before Mount Holyoke: Two-year member of the varsity volleyball team … All-Conference First Team … All-Southern Arizona Second Team … Coaches Award …

Personal: Economics major … Vice-President of the Mount Holyoke German Club … Daughter of Linda Doughty and Lothar Kneifel.

 

Getting to Know Martina

  • Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - I chose to attend Mount Holyoke for the strong sense of community I felt on my visit. The people I met were welcoming and also very interesting. Mount Holyoke seemed like an ideal fit for me to challenge myself academically and physically on the volleyball court.
  • What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I love the classroom experience at Mount Holyoke. I enjoy learning from my professors and hearing other students' perspectives in class.
  • Favorite TV Show - 30 Rock
  • Favorite Athlete(s) - Michelle Akers
  • Childhood Idol - Mia Hamm
  • Best Concert You Ever Attended - Weird Al Yankovic
  • Biggest Fear - Heights and Bugs 
  • Most Famous Person Ever Met - Mia Hamm 
  • Person You'd Like to Have Dinner With - President Obama 
  • Pre-Game Rituals - Listening to fast music; I always tie my left shoe before my right one 
  • Career Aspirations - I hope to discover my career aspirations.