Kellerman’s journey to Marshall volleyball



Attending college in another state can often times make you home sick. However, junior volleyball standout Allie Kellerman said a remedy for that problem is to attend a college that makes you feel like you never left home.

Leaving her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky was initally tough, but from the moment she stepped on Marshall University’s campus, she knew she had made the right decision.

“When I visited Marshall, it just immediately felt like home,” Kellerman said. “It just had that comfortable laid back feel overall as a university and as a team.”

Kellerman, who is majoring in finance, is having her best season yet as a member of the Herd. Kellerman not only leads her team with 372 digs, she also leads Conference USA with an average of 4.65 digs per game.

Despite her accolades, Kellerman said she does not like to get caught up in her statistics during the season.

“I try to keep it out of my mind,” Kellerman said. “I really didn’t pay attention to it. It’s a huge honor of course, but you’ve got to put that behind you and just keep focusing on improving.”

Though her coaches and teammates may say she is modest, Kellerman has no problem stepping as a leader for the Herd.

“Every year, I’ve had to play a new role as far as leadership goes,” Kellerman said. “It keeps getting more important as I get older, so I’ll just take my experience and what leaders from the past have given me and take that on to the next year.”

Kellerman has helped lead Marshall to an 12-8 record. Along the way, she has seen C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors, as well as being named to the Comfort Inn-Vitational All-Tournament Team.

Ishmael Witten can be contacted at [email protected]