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Morgan Hentz
5′9″Lakeside Park, Kentucky
Morgan Hentz

Position: Libero
Height: 5'9"
College: Stanford
Hometown: Lakeside Park, Kentucky

 

Professional Experience

  • Atlanta Vibe - 2024 
    • 2024 Libero of the Year 
    • 2024 First Team All-PVF
  • Athletes Unlimited (USA) - 2022-23
  • Dresder SC 1898 (Germany) - 2021 

 

International Experience & Events (Team USA)

  • 2024 Volleyball Nations League 
  • 2023 Volleyball Nations League Final Round
  • 2022 World Championship - 4th 
  • 2022 USAV Cup Friendlies vs. Türkiye
  • 2022 FIVB Volleyball Nations League Final Round - 5th 
  • 2015 FIVB U18 World Championship in Peru - Silver Medal 

 

Pro Volleyball Federation 

2024 Season - Atlanta Vibe 

  • Libero of the Year, First Team All-PVF
  • Finished the season averaging a league-leading 4.2 digs per set (373 total).
  • Hentz’ back row defense helped the Vibe hold their opponents to a league-low .178 hitting percentage, the only team to hold their opponents under .200, and helped Atlanta pace the league with 18.2 digs per set.
  • Finished with double-digit digs in each of the Vibe's 24 regular season matches and helped lead the team to a Regular Season Championship and No. 1 overall seed in the Championship Tournament. 
  • Picked up 16 digs and 5 assists in the Vibe's semifinal match in the PVF Championship tournament. 

College Experience

  • Hentz was a three-time First-Team AVCA and VolleyballMag.com All-America selection at Stanford. She was a key member of three NCAA Championship teams and played a pivotal role in Stanford winning three Pac-12 titles from 2017 to 2019. 
  • Her exceptional skills as a Libero earned her the Pac-12 Libero of the Year honors three times. She also received recognition for her contributions beyond the defensive role, as she was named co-recipient of the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player award in 2018. 
  • Hentz etched her name in the Stanford record books as one of three players in Stanford history with 2,000 or more digs, setting a school record with 2,310 career digs. 
  • Her remarkable achievements extended to her role on Stanford's beach volleyball team, where she ranks third in program history with 50 career victories. She teamed up with Amelia Smith to register 18 victories during the 2018 campaign, a performance that is tied for second place on the Cardinal's single-season list. 

 

High School/Club Experience

  • Hentz is a 2016 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, Ky., where she was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball, captaining her team as a junior and senior (2014 and 2015).
  • She was named the 2015 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year and Miss Kentucky Volleyball, along with an Under Armour All-American nod and a West Team MVP award in her senior season.
  • Greater Cincinnati NKY Sportswoman Association’s High School Sportswoman of the Year (2016)
  • Named a Max Preps High School All-American and KHSAA First Team All-State
  • No. 22 Senior Ace (PrepVolleyball.com) and finalist for national player of the year
  • PrepVolleyball.com All-American and Academic All-American (2015)
  • Two-time Cincinnati Enquirer NKY Volleyball Player of the Year (2014, 2015)
  • PrepVolleyball.com All-American and National Junior of the Year finalist (2014)
  • Two-time KHSAA State Championship All-Tournament Team (2013, 2014)
  • She played for NKYVC, where she was a part of the first team in NKYVC club history to win two open qualifiers in one season. 

 

Personal 

  • Hentz earned her degree in psychology from Stanford in 2020. 
  • She has three younger siblings (Abby, Louie and Joelle), and shares her life with her dog named Tommy.