Jessica Whitehead
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    Jessica Whitehead

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Murphysboro, Ill.

    High School:
    Murphysboro

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Outside Hitter


    10/26/2013

    Salukis fall to Bradley in three sets

    Salukis struggle against the Braves Saturday evening.

    11/20/2012

    Salukis open MVC Tournament Thursday

    No. 4 Volleyball opens MVC Tournament against No. 5 Illinois State

    11/17/2012

    Salukis sweep Indiana State in final regular season match

    Jessica Whitehead led SIU with 13 kills.

    11/16/2012

    Volleyball falls in five-set heartbreaker at Illinois State

    Senior Bailey Yeager records 32 digs to break SIU single-season digs record

    11/15/2012

    Salukis wrap up regular-season play at Illinois State, Indiana State

    Southern Illinois will hit the road for their final two regular matches of the 2012 season.

    09/03/2013

    Volleyball vs. MTSU

    Volleyball vs. MTSU

    11/10/2012

    Volleyball vs. Bradley

    Volleyball vs. Bradley

    11/09/2012

    Volleybal vs. UNI

    Volleybal vs. UNI

    10/20/2012

    Volleyball vs. Missouri State

    Volleyball vs. Missouri State

    09/14/2012

    Volleyball vs. Indiana State

    Volleyball vs. Indiana State

    Jessica Whitehead
    2013
    Game-By-Game Stats

    2012
    • Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team

    Game-By-Game Stats
    Started in 30 matches and played in 111 sets as a junior • Recorded 397 kills to average 3.58 kills per set to rank second in the Missouri Valley Conference • Tallied 1,109 attempts to rank seventh all-time in attempts in a season • Recorded a career-high 60 attempts against Bradley (Oct. 1) • Totaled 52 total blocks, including seven solos and 45 assists.

    2011
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played 104 sets in all 27 matches • ranked second on the team and fifth in the MVC with 338 kills for an average of 3.25 per set • the only player on the team to post 20-plus kills in multiple matches, a feat she achieved four times • posted a season-best 22 kills at Bradley (Sept. 27) • posted a season-best seven digs against Evansville (Sept. 30) • ranked fourth on the team in blocking with 44 total blocks, including 17 solos and 27 assists.

    2010
    • MVC Freshman of the Week (Oct. 25)

    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in 25 matches and started eight as a true freshman • saw action in 69 sets • finished third on the team averaging 2.17 kills per set • earned MVC Freshman of the Week honors after posting a career-high 28 kills in a win over Evansville (Oct. 22) • recorded a personal-best .529 hitting percentage at Bradley (Oct. 1) • finished the season with 28 total blocks, including 17 solo blocks • also posted 13 digs • ranked in the top-20 in the Valley in kills per set.

    High School
    Helped guide her team to a 114-32 record and four regional championships during her career • the Red Devils were sectional champions making it to the Elite Eight in 2009, setting new school records for single-season kills (516) and block points (212) • a three-time all-conference and all-south pick including The Southern Illinoisan Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, earning Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior and Second Team All-State honors as a senior • she finished her career with 1,156 kills, second all-time in MHS history and 485 block points, first all-time at MHS and fifth all-time in the state of Illinois.

    Personal
    Club Team • Southern Illinois Volleyball Club
    Full name is Jessica Lea Whitehead • majoring in sport administration • born April 22, 1992 in Carbondale, Ill. • has one sister, Jasmine • daughter of Roosevelt and Cecelia Whitehead.

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