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Keara Rutz


Player profile

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
high school
Capistrano Valley


Year Overall Tourn. Dual
2020 8-2 0-0 8-2
Total 8-2 (.800) 0-0 8-2 (.800)


  • Volleyball Magazine First Team All-American w/ Torrey Van Winden (2021)
  • AVCA Second Team All-American w/ Torrey Van Winden (2021)
  • CCSA All-Conference w/ Torrey Van Winden (2021)
  • CCSA Freshman of the Year (2021)
  • CCSA All-Freshman Team (2021)
  • AVCA/ Pair of the Week w/Torrey Van Winden (March 9, 2021)
  • CCSA Pair of the Week w/Torrey Van Winden (March 10, 2021)

FRESHMAN (2020):

Played in 10 matches as a freshman, finishing with an 8-2 record…was 5-1 with Jenna Johnson, 2-0 with Lexi McKeown and 1-1 with Morgan Chacon… went 6-0 during the first week of the season, playing four of her matches with Johnson…the two earned four ranked wins over No. 9 Stetson (21-18, 21-13), No. 16 TCU (21-14, 21-13), No. 7 Cal Poly (19-21, 21-17, 15-9) and No. 16 South Carolina (21-17, 21-17)…earned her last win of the season against UNCW on court five with Johnson in a 21-9, 21-5 dominating win… Rutz and Johnson outscored their opponents by an average of 4.9 points per set in six matches…her two matches with McKeown ended in straight-set wins over ULM (21-7, 21-11) and Houston Baptist (21-18, 21-18)…her one win with Chacon was in dominating fashion as they defeated College of Charleston 21-12, 21-8.

Prior to FSU:

Beach: Best pro tour finish: 29th (twice: 2017 AVP Huntington Beach and 2018 AVP Seattle)… advanced through the second qualifying round of the AVP Hermosa Beach with partner Charlie Ekstrom (2018)… finished 33rd at the AVP Hermosa Beach with Jayelin Lombard (2017)… came in 6th place in the Girls 18U division of the USAV Beach HP World Trials (2017)… Orange County Register Athlete of the Week (9/18/17)…won the Volley America Junior National Championships with partner Shannon Murphy (8/6/16)… came in third place at the GNBV Seaside Heights, New Jersey event with Shannon Murphy (8/4/16)

Indoor: Three times MaxPreps/AVCA Player of the Week…Capistrano Valley Christian Volleyball Player of the Year (2017)


Personal: Daughter of Chris and Kristan Rutz…mom played tennis at Westmont College…majoring in Exercise Physiology…wants to play on the AVP and get her doctorate of Physical Therapy… born September 3, 2000.