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KAYLA JOYCE

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SENIOR SEASON (2016):

 ACCOLADES – ACC Academic Honor Roll…Put together a fantastic senior season posting single-season career-highs with 16 overall wins and 15 dual-match victories…played at the No. 3, 4 and 5 positions in 2016 posting a 11-3 record at No. 4, 3-0 mark at No. 5 and 1-1 record at No. 3…partnered with four different Seminoles playing all but four matches with fellow senior Annie Montgomery…went 14-3 in dual matches with Montgomery including 8-2 against ranked schools…opened the season winning six of seven matches on the west coast with three straight coming against Long Beach State (March 9), Loyola Marymount (March 11) and Southern Cal (March 11) – all in straight sets…the win over USC’s No. 4 team helped the Seminoles snap the Women of Troy’s 19-game home winning streak…posted a 1-0 record with Hailey Luke defeating Texas A&M CC in Fort Worth (March 20) and 0-1 mark with Milica Kubura falling in straight sets to Georgia State in Tallahassee (April 15)…paired with Katherine Plessy at the LSU Beach Invitational (April 3) and finished in a tie for third in the Gold Bracket Pairs Tournament after going 1-1…served as a reserve for the Seminoles at both the CCSA Conference Championship and NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship…finished her career with a 39-17 record and a .696 winning percentage.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015):

Finished with a 7-3 overall record pairing with five teammates on the year…posted a 3-1 record with Karlie Hauer, 2-0 mark with Taylor Nyquist, 1-0 with Blyss Harkness, 1-1 with Meghan Conway and 0-1 with Katie Horton…went 3-0 in dual matches at the No. 5 position…earned points against Arizona State (March 20) and Tulane (March 20) in the Gamecock Invitational while paired with Nyquist at the No. 5 position…teamed with Harkness for a straight set victory against Carson-Newman at the No. 5 spot.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014):

Started off the season on Court 4 with partner Fatma Yildirim…also paired with teammate Hailey Luke and ended the season playing with Lexy Ryan…finished the year with a 13-7 overall record…went 8-5 playing at position 4 and 5 when paired with Yildirim…finished 4-2 with Ryan, and won her only match when teamed up with Luke…defeated No. 3 ranked Long Beach State’s fourth pair in straight sets, 21-18, 21-17 (March 12)…upended No. 6 ranked UCLA’s No. 5 team in dominating fashion, 21-18, 21-12 (March 14)…went 4-2 at the Florida State Pairs Challenge with Ryan as her partner (April 18-19).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):

Picked up the Seminole Warrior Award for her work ethic and performance in the weight room…paired with Lexy Ryan for five matches during her first season with the Seminoles…the duo went 3-2 on the year (2-2 in tournaments, 1-0 in dual matches)…finished fifth at the Panama City Beach Tournament (March 23)…defeated Webber International on Court 5 with Ryan during the Siesta Key Tournament (April 14).

HIGH SCHOOL:

Three-year starter as the setter at Oviedo High School, leading Oviedo to its fourth consecutive regional tournament her senior year with 359 assists…has experience playing sand volleyball with teammate and fellow FSU sophomore Julie Brown, who teamed up at the USA Beach Volleyball Junior Tour National Championship Tournament to take home second-place honors…the duo started playing sand volleyball together in 2009 and have placed either third or better in every single tournament they’ve competed in…competed for Club Beach Dig along with Brown and sophomore Kristina Pellitteri…two-time regional qualifier in weight lifting in high school.

PERSONAL:

Daughter of Jeff and Kim Joyce…has two brothers, David and Brock…four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree…earned a bachelor’s degree in sport management in the spring of 2016…born on February 9, 1994.