#12 Leah McNary
Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Palm Harbor University
2013: Junior at Creighton
• Named First Team All-BIG EAST and Second-Team All-East Region by the AVCA.
• Named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team.
• Led Creighton in kills for the second straight season.
• Ranked ninth in the BIG EAST in kills per set and 10th in points per set.
• Named to All-Tournament Teams at both the Bluejay Invitational and the Denver Invitational.
• Recorded a season-high 19 kills vs. No. 11 UCLA (9/14).
• Pounded 17 kills in 3-2 win at rival Wichita State (9/22).
• Had 15 kills at Butler (10/4) and 14 more putaways one night later at Xavier (10/5).
• Tied for team-lead with 12 kills in 3-0 win vs. Marquette (10/13).
• Pounded 14 kills and had five blocks in five-set win vs. Xavier (10/18).
• Slammed 16 kills on season-high .448 hitting in 3-1 win at DePaul (10/26).
• Had match-best 14 kills in 3-0 sweep of Seton Hall (11/3).
• Earned 12 kills and five blocks in 3-1 win at Georgetown (11/9).
• Had 14 kills on .423 hitting in 3-1 win at St. John’s (11/15).
• Put down 11 kills in BIG EAST Tournament win vs. Xavier (11/29).
• Had a dozen kills in BIG EAST Tourney final vs. Marquette (11/30).
• Hit .312 and added 14 kills in NCAA Tournament win vs. Arkansas (12/6).
• Finished the year with 10 kills, four blocks and a season-high five digs vs. No. 23 Kansas (12/7) in the NCAA Tournament.
2012: Sophomore at Creighton
• Second Team All-MVC selection.
• Named to MVC All-Tournament Team.
• Honored on Cobra Magazine All-National Third Team.
• Eighth in the MVC with a team-leading 3.03 kills per set.
• Owned 22 matches with 10 or more kills.
• Recorded career-best 23 kills (on .448 hitting) in 3-2 win at Missouri State to close the regular season (11/17).
• Recorded 21 kills in 3-1 win over Wichita State (9/15).
• Slammed 20 kills, career-best seven blocks in win vs. South Dakota (9/25).
• Hit career-best .579 in sweep of Drake, finishing with 12 kills in 19 swings (9/22).
• Pounded 19 kills in 3-2 win at Northern Iowa (11/3).
• Recorded 11 kills in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State that clinched program’s first MVC regular-season title (11/10).
• Owned 18 kills in MVC Tournament semifinal vs. Illinois State (11/23).
• Had team-high 11 kills on .333 hitting in MVC Tournament finals victory over Wichita State (11/24).
• Led CU with 14 kills in NCAA Tournament win vs. Marquette (11/30), including the clincher on match point.
• Topped Creighton with 11 kills in NCAA loss at No. 11 Minnesota (12/1).
• Owned 10 or more kills in 18 of CU’s last 25 matches, including seven straight from Sept. 8-28 and final seven matches of the year (Nov. 10-Dec. 1).
• Led Creighton with 15 kills in spring exhibition win at Nebraska (4/12).
2011: Freshman at Creighton
• Named to MVC All-Freshman Team.
• Honored with a spot on Cobra Magazine’s All-West Region Honorable Mention squad.
• Named MVC Freshman of the Week on Oct. 3 after averaging 3.57 kills per set in wins over Illinois State and Indiana State.
• Pulled out of a possible redshirt season on Sept. 8 at No. 11 Nebraska in CU’s eighth match, delivering two kills.
• Pounded a season-high 16 kills in win over Illinois State (9/30).
• Had 11 kills and hit season-high .400 in win vs. Bradley (10/14).
• Team was 2-5 without her, but was 15-9 after she started playing.
• Played and trained in China for 17 days in May, 2012.
Palm Harbor University High School
• Team went 61-16 in her three seasons on varsity, including a 24-4 mark as a sophomore for the Lady Canes.
• Her senior year she averaged 3.4 kills, 1.3 digs and 0.8 blocks per set.
• As a junior, averaged 2.61 kills and a county-leading 1.93 blocks per set.
• Two-time, first-team all-conference pick after earning second-team accolades as a sophomore.
• Won the Teammate Award.
• Named by the St. Petersburg Times as one of “five to watch” in 2010 fall sports preview issue.
• Played for coach Tara Kuk in high school.
• Played in the Pinellas County Senior All-Star volleyball match, where she led her team with 24 kills in four sets and was named Most Valuable Player for the Red Team.
Creighton Awards & Honors
2011 Cobra Magazine All-West Regional Honorable Mention
2011 MVC All-Freshman Team
2011 MVC Freshman of the Week
2011-12 MVC Academic Honor Roll
2012 Cobra Magazine All-National Third Team
2012 MVC All-Tournament Team
2012 Second-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference
2012-13 Dean’s List
2012-13 MVC Academic Honor Roll
2013 AVCA All-East Region Honorable-Mention
2013 Bluejay Invitational All-Tournament Team
2013 Denver Invitational All-Tournament Team
2013 First Team All-BIG EAST Conference
2013 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
More About Leah
Full Name: Leah Ashanti McNary
Birthday: Dec. 8, 1992
Birthplace: Dunedin, Fla.
Parents: LaVaughn and Myra McNary
Siblings: Lauren (28), Madison (24), LaVaughn (14)
Major: Studio Art
Favorite TV Show: 19 Kids and Counting
Favorite Athlete: Destinee Hooker
Favorite Vacation Spot: Key West, Fla.
Why Creighton: Academics and Volleyball
Thoughts on the BIG EAST: Great opportunity
Match I’m Most Excited For: Nebraska
Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: The new floor
Favorite Professor at Creighton: John Thein
Best Volleyball Memory: Winning MVC Tournament
Funniest Teammate: Kenzie Crawford
Favorite Road Trip: New York
2014 Summer Job: Creighton University day care
Athletic Family: Father played basketball at Alabama State, sister Lauren ran track at Howard and finished 19th nationally in the 400 meters in 2009, and sister Madison ran track at Florida before transferring to Ohio State, where she was a three-time Big Ten champ (60m, 200m, 4x100m relay) and an indoor All-American (60m)
Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13)