The 13 wins were the most for Kenyon since the 2004 season and the Ladies' fifth-place finish in the NCAC standings was their best since the 1999 campaign. A great deal of the team's success developed from the chemistry between an outstanding freshman class and a battle-tested veteran core.
With no seniors on the roster, junior-class leaders like Kelly Heilman, Crystal Piras, Laura Harris, and Mary Myers took the young players under their wings and improvement began almost immediately. Heilman ended up leading the team with 876 assists and 41 service aces, Piras was tops with 404 digs, and Harris and Myers pounded down a combined total of 341 kills.
Trying to match what they saw the veterans doing, first-year players like Ana Maricic, Sierra DeLeon, and Mary Jo Scott produced equally impressive numbers. DeLeon led the team with 241 kills, while Maricic was not far behind with 232 kills. Maricic also recorded a team-best total of 76 blocks. Scott used her versatility to rack up 199 kills and 249 digs.
The Ladies did get off to a slow start as the lineup went through some experimentation, but by mid-season things began to heat up. At one point, the Kenyon women won seven of eight matches and put together a modest four-match win streak, which had not been accomplished by a Kenyon team since 2005.
At the conclusion of its turn-around season, Kenyon had three players picked for All-NCAC honors. Maricic was named the conference's Newcomer of the Year, while both DeLeon and Scott earned positions among the honorable mention selections.