Kelsey Taffner - 2016-17 JV Volleyball Signing
Kelsey TaffnerL/OH | 5-7 | Lamar, Mo. | Lamar High School

LAMAR, Mo. – In April, the Stephens College volleyball program received a letter of intent from Kelsey Taffner, a four-year starter for the Lamar High School Tigers.

The 5-7 athlete played a variety of positions including middle hitter, outside hitter, rightside hitter and libero, but considered her primary position to be outside. At Stephens, she expects to play primarily libero.

This past year, Taffner guided the Lamar Tigers to a 19-11-3 finish, 11 more wins than the previous season. In addition to high school ball, Taffner was instrumental in helping start a club team (Lamar Slam) in her hometown three years ago.

The Stars will be inheriting a strong student-athlete in the classroom as well. Carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA and ranking first in her class, Taffner has earned several academic accolades including Academic All-State in volleyball four years in a row, top overall art student, and first place at the State SkillsUSA competition in advertising design.

Kelsey, daughter of Kevin and Shelby Taffner, plans to major in Fashion Marketing & Management at Stephens.

2016-17 Stars Signings
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Kendahl AdamsF5-8Columbia, Mo.University of Missouri - St. Louis
Chalee BrittF5-9Callao, Mo.Macon R-1 High School
Makenzie JemesG/F5-9Macon, Mo.Macon R-1 High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Kiana Homan-5-4Lebanon, Mo.Lebanon High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Lindi Congour-5-5Montrose, Colo.Montrose High School
Sierra Green--O'Fallon, Mo.Fort Zumwalt North High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Katelyn Bartels-5-3Osage Beach, Mo.Camdenton, Mo.
Ellie LaPosha-5-2St. Peters, Mo.ort Zumwalt South High School
MaCayla Montgomery-5-1Eldon, Mo.School of the Osage
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Chloey CavanaughD/F5-1Juneau, AlaskaCottey College
Maeghan ElyGK5-4Lenexa, Kan.Shawnee Mission West High School
Stephanie IvanoffD/MF5-3River Forest, Ill.Oak Park & River Forest High School
Sophie TaubeMF5-2Boonville, Mo.Boonville High School
Kendall WilliamsMF/F5-5Mesa, Ariz.Skyline High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Becca Johnston3B/C5-3Columbia, Mo.Battle High School
Emma KellyP5-10Hartsburg, Mo.Southern Boone High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Allex Looper--Beaver, Okla.Beaver High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Samantha KnaustMH/RS6-1O'Fallon, Mo.Fort Zumwalt North High School
NamePositionHeightHometownPrevious School
Rose CarterOH/MH5-8Carrollton, Mo.Carrollton High School
Sydnee PoindexterOH5-7Boonville, Mo.Boonville High School
Kelsey TaffnerL/OH5-7Lamar, Mo.Lamar High School
Shelby WoodS5-4Rogers, Ark.Rogers Heritage High School
Record: 1-15-1 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-5-1 Neutral: 0-10 AMC: 0-0