Nadia Kern
5 Nadia Kern
  • Height:
    5-8
  • Year:
    SR
  • Hometown:
    El Paso, Texas
  • High School:
    Montwood
  • Position:
    L
  • Major:
    Environmental Studies
  • m
    34
  • k/s
    0.09
  • h %
    .098
  • a/s
    0.39
  • b/s
    0.00
  • sa/s
    0.25
  • d/s
    2.57

Bio

2022 Team Captain

Career Highs

Match

  • Assists: 9 (10/9/21 at Tufts)
  • Digs: 30 (10/17/21 at Southwestern), tied 22nd all-time at Trinity
  • Aces: 5 (4/23/21, Schreiner)

Season

  • Total Assists: 97 (2021)
  • Assists/Set: .96 (2021)
  • Total Digs: 381 (2021)
  • Digs/Set: 3.77 (2021)
  • Total Aces: 48 (2021)
  • Aces/Set: .48 (2021)

Collegiate Honors

  • Trinity National Invitational All-Tournament (2022)
  • SCAC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2019, Spring 2021, Fall 2021)
  • Trinity Dean's List (Fall 2021)

High School

  • Named Outstanding Varsity Volleyball Athlete and Student of the Year (2019) at Montwood High School
  • First-Team All-District (2019, 2017)
  • Bi-District Champion (2019)
  • Monahanns All-Tournament (2018)
  • Americas All-Tournament (2018)
  • El Dorado All-Tournament (2018)
  • Member of National Honor Society

Club History

  • 915 United Volleyball Club (El Paso, TX), 2013-19
  • Sun Country Regional Champions (2018, 2015, 2014), earning three USAV National bids
  • Fifth place in USAV National division (2018, 2013)

Personal

  • Daughter of Brian and Sonja Kern
  • Has one younger sister: Hanna
  • Dad played football at University of Texas at El Paso
  • Interests include art and painting
  • Favorite spot on campus is Starbucks at the Library
  • Considers five-time Olympic Gold-Medal Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci as her favorite athlete 

Intended Major/Minor/Career Path

  • Environmental Studies & Communication/ - /Higher Education

Why Trinity?

  • "I chose Trinity because I felt more welcomed and belonging on my first visit than I did at any other school I went to. I had no idea Trinity existed until the beginning of my senior year, and I found out about it through a silly college match maker quiz that I had to take for a grade. I only had one match, so I had no choice but to research it for the class project. I came to realize that it was a perfect match, so it just came down to seeing it in person before making any major decisions. After being greeted at the Office of Admissions, meeting Coach Jenkins and the team, as well as talking with actual students, I knew it was the college I would attend the following year."

Favorite Class at Trinity

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my FYE course, Climate Changed, since I had great professors, made great friends, and the subject help me find my path as an Environmental Studies major."

Favorite Professor

  • "Dr. Ribble is the professor I most admire, and as my FYE professor as well as my advisor, he has made a significant impact in deciding what I want to do with both my major and career."

Before Volleyball...

  • "I was a gymnast before I was a volleyball player, and I have met gold medalist Nastia Liukin as well as her coaches Bela & Martha Karolyi."

Extracurriculars

  • InterVarsity (Bible Study)

Player Profile

Recent Games
Nov 10 vs. Puget Sound W, 3-0
Nov 11 vs. Chicago W, 3-0
Nov 12 at #1 Claremont-M-S W, 3-2
Nov 16 vs. #18 MIT W, 3-0
Nov 17 vs. New York U. W, 3-1
Nov 19 vs. Juniata L, 3-0
  Overall Conf
Matches 34 16
Sets 110 48
Kills 10 4
Kills per set 0.09 0.08
Errors 5 4
Total Attacks 51 25
Hitting Percentage .098 .000
Assists 43 18
Assists per set 0.39 0.38
Service Aces 28 16
Service Errors 22 10
Service Aces per set 0.25 0.33
Receptions 404 130
Reception Errors 37 11
Digs 283 129
Digs per set 2.57 2.69
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 38.0 20.0
Points per set 0.3 0.4
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se r re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 Edgewood W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 2 2 17 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 2 #6 Berry W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 8 0 1 15 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 3 #24 Transylvania W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 14 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 3 #1 UW-Eau Claire W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 4 0 0 19 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 9 vs. #7 Johns Hopkins W, 3-2 - 5 1 0 2 .500 1 0 0 17 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 at #14 Emory L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 5 0 0 25 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 10 vs. #1 Claremont-M-S L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 0 1 0 19 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 16 #2 Juniata W, 3-1 - 3 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 2 9 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 17 La Verne W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 Scranton W, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 24 vs. Austin W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 0 - 2 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 24 at Centenary W, 3-0 - 2 0 0 2 .000 1 0 1 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 25 vs. Dallas W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 1 vs. #24 Colorado Col. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 9 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 1 at Schreiner W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 7 vs. Southwestern W, 3-1 - 4 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 1 19 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 7 vs. St. Thomas W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 8 vs. Texas Lutheran W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 8 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 14 UC Santa Cruz L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 0 1 0 20 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 15 Susquehanna W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 1 8 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 21 Austin W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 4 2 1 8 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 21 Dallas W, 3-1 - 2 0 0 2 .000 0 1 1 6 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 22 Centenary W, 3-0 - 2 0 1 1 -1.000 2 0 1 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 23 Colorado Col. W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 1 7 2 17 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 26 Schreiner W, 3-0 - 2 1 0 2 .500 1 0 0 5 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 29 vs. St. Thomas W, 3-1 - 4 1 1 5 .000 2 0 1 10 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 29 vs. Southwestern W, 3-2 - 5 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 0 16 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 30 at Texas Lutheran W, 3-1 - 3 0 2 4 -.500 0 1 1 15 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 4 vs. Texas Lutheran L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 16 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 10 vs. Puget Sound W, 3-0 - 3 2 0 4 .500 3 1 2 10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 11 vs. Chicago W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 8 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 12 at #1 Claremont-M-S W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 4 .000 0 1 1 27 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 16 vs. #18 MIT W, 3-0 - 3 2 1 3 .333 0 1 0 18 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 17 vs. New York U. W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 0 2 1 8 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 19 vs. Juniata L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 23 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 19 vs. NCAA Championship Match   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2019-20 32 92 1 0.01 1 16 .000 32 0.35 27 0.29 107 7 147 1.60 0 0 0 0.00 28.0 0.3
2020-21 16 52 2 0.04 1 12 .083 14 0.27 22 0.42 107 5 131 2.52 0 0 0 0.00 24.0 0.5
2021-22 34 101 5 0.05 4 24 .042 97 0.96 48 0.48 328 26 381 3.77 0 0 0 0.00 53.0 0.5
2022-23 34 110 10 0.09 5 51 .098 43 0.39 28 0.25 404 37 283 2.57 0 0 0 0.00 38.0 0.3
Total 116 355 18 0.05 11 103 .068 186 0.52 125 0.35 946 75 942 2.65 0 0 0 0.00 143.0 0.4
    m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Event Total 34 110 10 0.09 5 51 .098 43 0.39 28 0.25 404 37 283 2.57 0 0 0 0.00 38.0 0.3
Conference 16 48 4 0.08 4 25 .000 18 0.38 16 0.33 130 11 129 2.69 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 13 36 2 0.06 1 16 .063 23 0.64 14 0.39 144 17 118 3.28 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.4
Away 5 17 0 0.00 2 12 -.167 7 0.41 2 0.12 74 9 52 3.06 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.1
Neutral 16 57 8 0.14 2 23 .261 13 0.23 12 0.21 186 11 113 1.98 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.4
Result Wins 29 90 10 0.11 5 44 .114 37 0.41 26 0.29 301 27 247 2.74 0 0 0 0.00 36.0 0.4
Losses 5 20 0 0.00 0 7 .000 6 0.30 2 0.10 103 10 36 1.80 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.1
Month September 12 36 2 0.06 0 10 .200 25 0.69 7 0.19 136 17 113 3.14 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 0.3
October 15 48 4 0.08 4 26 .000 14 0.29 14 0.29 158 13 121 2.52 0 0 0 0.00 18.0 0.4
November 7 26 4 0.15 1 15 .200 4 0.15 7 0.27 110 7 49 1.88 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.4

News Mentions

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No. 6 Volleyball Sweeps No. 18 MIT for Program’s Fourth NCAA III Semifinal

Strong performances from Tiger rookies, Jenna Rodriguez and Reagan Whatley, led to overcoming a slow start en route to another sweep.

November 16, 2022

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November 11, 2022

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No. 4 Volleyball Sweeps Friday SCAC Double-Up, Improves to 10-0 in League Play

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October 21, 2022

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September 9, 2022

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No. 5 Trinity Shuts Out Reigning NCAA III Champs for 4-0 Season-Opening Weekend Slate

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Volleyball Selected for 2022 SCAC Championship in Preseason Conference Coaches' Poll

After the program's 14th undefeated SCAC regular season and 20th SCAC Championship in 2021, the Tigers were ranked atop the conference once again...

August 24, 2022

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Volleyball Ranked Fifth in 2022 AVCA Preason Poll; Six Opponents Ranked in Top Ten

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Photos

Nadia Kern action photo 1
  • Edgewood vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Edgewood vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Berry vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Berry vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Berry vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Transylvania vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Transylvania vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Wis.-Eau Claire vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Wis.-Eau Claire vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Juniata vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Juniata vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Scranton vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • UC Santa Cruz vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Austin vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Dallas vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Dallas vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Centenary (La.) vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Centenary (La.) vs. Trinity (Tex.)
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  • Schreiner vs. Trinity (Tex.)
Nadia Kern action photo 20
  • Puget Sound vs. Trinity (Tex.) @ Claremont, CA