At Princeton — 2014: earned starting setter job during freshman season and helped Princeton reach EIVA championship match … ranked second in the EIVA with 10.4 assists per set; that would have ranked 16th nationally, but he missed the qualification standard by one game … had 40 assists to help Princeton earn its first win over Penn State since 1998; that performance helped earn him the Off The Block/Springback Inc. National Freshman of the Week honor … had at least 40 assists in eight matches, including season-high 55 at George Mason … recorded 53 assists, four digs, four blocks and two service aces against Harvard in the EIVA semifinal.
At Loyola — selected to the 2013 Boys Fab 50 by Volleyball Magazine … led Loyola to 2012 state championship and 2013 state final; also finished as CIF runner-up in 2012 and 2013 … invited to USAV Junior Nationals Open Division (2009-2013) … competed at USAV High Performance Championships (2010-2012) … earned two top-five finishes at Junior Nationals … first-team All-Mission League honoree … three-time Mission League champion … awarded the Loyola High School Varsity Boys Volleyball Scholar Athlete Award … two-time Junior Nationals all-tournament team honoree … selected to the SCVR All-Southern California First Team … captain of both high school and club teams … graduated Cum Laude … California Scholarship Federation member … AP Scholar with Honors.
Personal — born Jan. 11, 1995 … son of Richard and Dawn Kennedy … father is a physician; mother is a director of human resources … has two older sisters, Alexis and Alyssa … cousin played volleyball at Yale … enjoys wakeboarding, snowboarding and the beach … may study economics and finance at Princeton.
“Princeton has both a very strong academic reputation and Division I volleyball team. Princeton also encompasses all of the qualities I want in a college experience.”
Unofficial Team Role — Southern California Recruiting Tsar