Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown/Birthplace: Wisdom, Mont. /Missoula, Mont.
Club Team/Coach: Club Utah/Mike Burke
High School/Grad Year: Lone Peak High School/December 2012
College Status: Signed to Arizona State University
USA VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Selected to the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team. 2012 – Selected to the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team that placed third at the NORCECA Championship and qualified for the 2013 FIVB Junior World Championship. 2011/10 – Selected to the High Performance A2 Youth Red Team. 2010 – Attended the High Performance Holiday Camp. 2009 – Named to the High Performance Select A1 team. 2007 – Selected to the High Performance Intermountain Region A1 Team.
CLUB/PREP HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Prep Volleyball Top 10 OH. 2012 – Named to the Under Armor All-American 1st Team… Utah Gatorade Player of the Year... Prep Volleyball Senior Aces Top 50…Intermountain USA Player of the Tournament…Nominated for Utah Gatorade Player of the Year. 2011 – PreVolleyball.com’s Top 85 Recruits… PrepVolleyball.com Honorable Mention All-American… MaxPreps Utah Player of the Year… Utah Offensive Player of the Year… MVP from Region 4 Utah High School 5A… Desert News 5A First Team All-State… One of Utah State’s Top Recruits by ESPNHS… Tabbed a “Top 10 Player” by ESPNHS Volleyball Asics… Salt Lake Tribune to the Utah High School 5A First Team All-State… AVCA Utah High School Player of the Week by Maxpreps… State of Utah UHSAA Dig/Kill Leader for Outside Hitters. 2010 - Utah State Championship… PrepVolleyball.com’s “Soph 79” list… All-State and All-Region nominee. 2009 – Utah State Championship… PrepVolleyball.coms’ “Frosh 59” list… All-Region nominee… Utah High School – All-Tournament Team.
Born: Mckenzie Brooke Willey (1994) in Missoula, Mont.
Family: Parents are Walter and Cindy Willey… Walt played basketball at North Idaho (1983-1985) and played tennis at the University of Montana (1985-1987)… Cindy (Pitzinger) played volleyball at the University of Montana (1984-1988) and was a member of the 1998 U.S. Volleyball National B Team… Bother, McCoy (1992), plays golf for BYU.
Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, fishing, hiking, boating and tennis
College Major/Grad Year: Undecided/2017
Admires: Her family members because “they are hardworking, encouraging, supporting and successful in their own life goals and milestones.”
Book: Hunger Games
Movie: The Prestige
Music/Musician: Country and acoustic/Jack Johnson and Taylor Swift
Athletes: Mia Hamm, Keri Walsh and Michael Jordan
Actor/Actress: Russell Crowe/Sandra Bullock
Moments in Life: “Any quality time spent with my family, winning two state championships, becoming an Arizona State Sundevil, taking Gold in the 2012 High Performance Championships with the Junior National Team defeating the Dominican Republic and beating Cuba at the 2012 NORCECA Championship in Nicaragua.”
Updated May 2013