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Leah Edmond
6′2″Lexington, Kentucky
Leah Edmond

Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'2"
College: Kentucky
Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

 Professional Experience 

  • Atlanta Vibe - 2024 
    • 2024 PVF MVP, Outside Hitter of the Year, All-PVF First Team
  • Athletes Unlimited (USA) - 2021-23 
    • 2023 AU Champion
  • Valencianas de Juncos (Puerto Rico) - 2021-22

 

Pro Volleyball Federation 

  • Atlanta Vibe - 2024 
    • 2024 League MVP 
    • 2024 Outside Hitter of the Year 
    • 2024 All-PVF First Team
    • Week 2 PVF Player of the Week (Feb. 6) 
    • First player to be signed into the PVF
    • Edmond led the league in scoring in its inaugural season with 424 points (4.8 per set) and 380 kills (4.3 per set). 
    • This season, Edmond put up ten 20-point performances, headlined by a 29-point outing in the Vibe’s history-making first ever win at Omaha on January 24, where she put down a season-high 27 kills on 70 swings.
    • The Week Two PVF Player of the Week stayed dominant both offensively and defensively all season long, hitting .250 and finishing with 261 total digs (2.9 per set).
    • Helped the Vibe finish with a league-best 19-5 regular season record, securing the league's first ever Regular Season Championship. 
    • Tallied a double-double in the Vibe's semifinal match in the PVF Championship tournament, putting down 13 kills and adding 13 digs.

College Experience 

  • A four-time AVCA All-America and All-Region selection at Kentucky, Edmond earned herself the SEC Player of the Year honor as both a junior (2018) and a senior (2019).
  • Throughout her four-year college career, Edmond consistently earned First-Team All-SEC honors.
  • In her debut season, she was named the SEC Rookie of the Year and was a member of the SEC All-Freshman Team.
  • She finished her career as the Wildcats' all-time leader with 1,978 kills and 4,655 attack attempts. She also holds several school records, including the rally scoring era record with 539 kills during her sophomore season and 40 service aces in 2017, good for third on the school's rally scoring single-season list.
  • Her career was marked by exceptional consistency and performance, with 114 matches featuring 10 or more kills and 69 matches with 15 or more kills. Edmond's offensive prowess was complemented by her defensive abilities, as she fashioned a school-record seven matches with 25 or more kills.

 High School/Club Experience 

  • Edmond competed for Lexington United and Dunbar High School, earning herself an Under-Armour Second Team All-American honor and an AAU All-American nod. 
  • Led her club team to an upset of top-seeded Mizuno Sports Performance 18 Elite at AAU Nationals in 2015.

 Personal 

  • Edmond graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in elementary education. 
  • Her father, Corey, is the director of performance for the football team at the University of Kentucky. 
  • She has a German shepherd named Luna. 
  • If not for her volleyball career, she might have pursued a path as a teacher or commentator.