Women's Volleyball

Kristen Stehling
Kristen  Stehling


Spring, Texas

High School:
Klein Collins


Middle Blocker




Beyond The Net: A Look Inside Of SMU Volleyball

Written by Kristen Stehling


Six Student-Athletes To Represent SMU At USA Volleyball Tryouts

Mustangs to compete for spot on U.S. National Team

2015 (JR): Played in 119 sets, starting all 33 matches, including SMU’s first NCAA tournament match…Recorded 100 blocks, reaching the century mark for the second straight season, ranking eighth in the American Athletic Conference…Second on the team with a .302 attack percentage, scoring 264 kills in 604 attacks…Had a career-high 13 blocks at New Mexico (9/5), matching the American Athletic Conference record and tying for third in a match at SMU…Scored at least 10 kills nine times, including a season-high 14 kills against TCU (9/18)…Scored nine aces, including three against UCF (11/27)…Scored five kills with a block against Purdue in the NCAA tournament (12/3).

2014 (SO): Played in all 122 sets, starting all 32 matches...Second on the team with 111 blocks...Hit .244 with 249 kills...Had at least 10 kills in eight matches, including a season-high 14 at Tulsa (10/15)...Hit .407 against the Golden Hurricane with 14 kills and three errors in 27 attempts...Hit .786 with 11 kills and no errors in 14 attempts at Houston...Had at least five blocks in 10 matches, including a career-high nine against Houston (10/10)...Also had 29 service aces, 53 digs and five assists.

2013 (FR): Played in 61 sets over 23 matches with six starts...Earned all-tournament honors at the Texas State Classic...Ranked sixth on the team in kills with 104 on the season...Career-high 15 kills against Texas State (8/30)...Hit a career-high .500 with seven kills on 14 attempts against Alabama A&M (11/21)...Notched two service-aces in five different matches...Recorded a season-high six digs twice throughout the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Amanda McMeans at Klein Collins High School...Three-time All-District first team selection...Named to the Under Armor High School All-America Watch List as a junior...Named VYPE Magazine Athlete of the Month and nominated for Player of the Year in 2012...Named to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches' Association All-Star Team as a junior...Selected for the District 13-5A All-Star Team as a senior...Led her club team to a runner-up finish at the Junior Nationals, earning All-Tournament honors...Won the Tour of Texas club volleyball tournament...Member of the National Honor Society...Three-time Academic All-District honoree...Earned Academic All-State accolades as a senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kristen Nicole Stehling...Daughter of Brian and Glenda Stehling...Has one brother, Tyler, who is a quarterback at Rice...Father played professional baseball, drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1979...Favorite TV show is The Voice...Favorite color is red...Favorite thing about SMU is the campus and The Boulevard...Major is undecided.

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