17 Brenna Bell
Brenna Bell
  • Height:
    6-0
  • Year:
    So.
  • Hometown:
    Murrieta, CA
  • High School:
    Murrieta Valley
  • Position:
    RS
  • Major:
    Environment, Economics and Politics
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna
  • m
    25
  • k/s
    2.73
  • h %
    .404
  • a/s
    0.03
  • b/s
    0.66
  • sa/s
    0.00
  • d/s
    0.56

Bio



At CMS
2022 (Sophomore)
First-Team AVCA All-American ... First-Team All-West Region ... First-Team All-SCIAC ... 
Set CMS record with a .404 hitting percentage, finishing the year seventh nationally (tops among outside hitters) ... Had 10 kills in 20 attempts against Texas-Dallas in the NCAA Regional Semifinals, while also adding a season-high six blocks ... Hit .800 (8-10) in the first round against Fontbonne ... Earned SCIAC Athlete of the Week honors after tallying 33 kills in 55 attempts over a 3-0 week, including 10 kill sin 15 attempts against Pomona-Pitzer ... Hit .857 in a win over Occidental (12-14) ... Had a big day in a 3-1 win at Emory with 16 kills in 23 attempts. 

2021 (First-Year)

SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Played in 29 matches, totaling 157 kills (1.87 per set) ... Had a huge performance in the NCAA Regional Finals, when she had 18 kills in 36 attempts with no errors to help CMS knock off undefeated and host Wartburg in five sets ... Had the match-clinching kill against Wartburg for an 18-16 win in the fifth set ... Also had double figures in kills against Chapman in the SCIAC Championship match with 10 (in 22 tries) ... Had 15 kills against Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 25 attempts in her first collegiate tournament (the Pacific Coast Classic) ... Tallied eight kills in 14 attempts in her debut against UC Santa Cruz. 

Prior to CMS
Attended Murrieta Valley High School, where she was a member of the volleyball team ... Also played club volleyball for Forza1 South ... Named to the Inland Sports Public Schools All-Area Volleyball Team in 2019 ... Was a Southwest League 2nd Team All League 2019, while also earning SW League All-Scholastic Team honors twice in 2018 and 2019 ... Helped Murrieta Valley to the CIF Division 2 finals in 2019, as well as an appearance in the state semifinals ... Academic honors included Valedictory Circle (Top 10), IB Diploma, and The Golden State Biliteracy Seal of Merit in German ... Extracurricular activities included Cards Club President 2019-2021, Tutoring for 150+ Hours, IB Club, NHS, Table Work for Men's Volleyball.

Personal
Attends Claremont McKenna, where she majors in environment, economics and politics ... Father, David, played water polo at the US Air Force Academy, where her mother also attended ... Spent the summer of 2022 playing in beach volleyball tournaments and traveling to Monterey and Florida ("I also worked at the local volleyball club that I played for as a high schooler. It was interesting to have a different perspective of my past coaches as I worked with them. Even now I was still able to learn things from them about volleyball while working alongside them.") ... Lists Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling as her favorite book ... Lists general chemistry as her favorite course she has taken in college so far ("I really enjoy STEM subjects and helping my peers learn. This school year I plan to TA for Gen Chem in the spring!") ... Chose CMS "because it had the best of both worlds: small class sizes but big social opportunities."

Brenna Bell posed shot

Player Profile

Recent Games
Oct 29 La Verne W, 3-0
Nov 3 La Verne W, 3-0
Nov 5 Pomona-Pitzer W, 3-0
Nov 10 Fontbonne W, 3-0
Nov 11 Texas-Dallas W, 3-0
Nov 12 Trinity (Tex.) L, 3-2
  Overall Conf
Matches 25 13
Sets 77 40
Kills 210 114
Kills per set 2.73 2.85
Errors 46 23
Total Attacks 406 213
Hitting Percentage .404 .427
Assists 2 2
Assists per set 0.03 0.05
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Receptions 3 1
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 43 20
Digs per set 0.56 0.50
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 50 22
Block Total 51 23
Blocks per set 0.66 0.57
Block Errors 3 1
Ball Handling Errors 3 0
Points 236.0 126.0
Points per set 3.1 3.1
Matches started 15 8
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se r re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 UC Santa Cruz W, 3-0 1 3 7 1 20 .300 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 3 1 8.5
Sep 2 Babson W, 3-0 - 3 4 1 10 .300 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 3 New York U. W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 17 .294 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 3 Millikin W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 vs. Johns Hopkins W, 3-0 - 3 5 3 12 .167 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 10 vs. Trinity (Tex.) W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 10 at Emory W, 3-1 1 4 16 2 23 .609 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Sep 16 vs. UC Santa Cruz W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 vs. Endicott W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 16 .500 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 10.5
Sep 17 vs. Colorado College W, 3-1 - 2 6 1 11 .455 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Sep 20 at Whittier W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 15 .267 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 23 Occidental W, 3-0 1 3 12 0 14 .857 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 24 at La Verne W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 20 .400 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 27 Redlands W, 3-0 1 3 11 2 18 .500 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 30 at Cal Lutheran W, 3-0 - 3 2 2 11 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 4 0 4.0
Oct 4 Chapman W, 3-0 1 3 11 4 22 .318 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 7 at Caltech W, 3-0 - 3 12 1 18 .611 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Oct 8 Pomona-Pitzer W, 3-0 - 3 10 2 15 .533 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 5 0 12.5
Oct 11 at Redlands W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 Cal Lutheran W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 15 .533 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Oct 18 at Chapman W, 3-0 - 3 7 2 21 .238 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 8.5
Oct 21 Caltech W, 3-0 1 3 7 3 15 .267 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 8.5
Oct 22 at Pomona-Pitzer W, 3-1 1 4 10 1 16 .563 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 25 Whittier W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Occidental W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 29 La Verne W, 3-0 - 3 7 1 13 .462 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 8.0
Nov 3 La Verne W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 16 .188 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 8.0
Nov 5 Pomona-Pitzer W, 3-0 1 3 8 2 17 .353 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Nov 10 Fontbonne W, 3-0 - 2 8 0 10 .800 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 0 10.0
Nov 11 Texas-Dallas W, 3-0 1 3 10 1 20 .450 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 1 6 1 13.0
Nov 12 Trinity (Tex.) L, 3-2 - 5 8 4 21 .190 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 8.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2021-22 29 84 157 1.87 46 369 .301 6 0.07 0 0.00 2 0 42 0.50 1 28 29 0.35 172.0 2.0
2022-23 25 77 210 2.73 46 406 .404 2 0.03 0 0.00 3 1 43 0.56 1 50 51 0.66 236.0 3.1
Total 54 161 367 2.28 92 775 .355 8 0.05 0 0.00 5 1 85 0.53 2 78 80 0.50 408.0 2.5
    m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Event Total 25 77 210 2.73 46 406 .404 2 0.03 0 0.00 3 1 43 0.56 1 50 51 0.66 236.0 3.1
Conference 13 40 114 2.85 23 213 .427 2 0.05 0 0.00 1 0 20 0.50 1 22 23 0.57 126.0 3.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 15 46 127 2.76 29 243 .403 1 0.02 0 0.00 1 1 30 0.65 1 33 34 0.74 144.5 3.1
Away 7 23 62 2.70 11 124 .411 1 0.04 0 0.00 1 0 11 0.48 0 12 12 0.52 68.0 3.0
Neutral 3 8 21 2.63 6 39 .385 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0 2 0.25 0 5 5 0.63 23.5 2.9
Result Wins 24 72 202 2.81 42 385 .416 2 0.03 0 0.00 3 1 42 0.58 1 49 50 0.69 227.5 3.2
Losses 1 5 8 1.60 4 21 .190 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 1 0.20 0 1 1 0.20 8.5 1.7
Month September 12 36 96 2.67 20 187 .406 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 1 15 0.42 0 20 20 0.56 106.0 2.9
October 8 25 74 2.96 16 135 .430 2 0.08 0 0.00 0 0 15 0.60 1 14 15 0.60 82.0 3.3
November 5 16 40 2.50 10 84 .357 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0 13 0.81 0 16 16 1.00 48.0 3.0

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November 12, 2022

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October 21, 2022

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October 10, 2022

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October 8, 2022

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October 7, 2022

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October 4, 2022

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September 27, 2022

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September 24, 2022

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September 23, 2022

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Top-Ranked Volleyball Improves to 10-0 with 3-1 win over Colorado College

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September 17, 2022

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Photos

Brenna Bell action photo 1
  • UC Santa Cruz vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 2
  • UC Santa Cruz vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 3
  • Occidental vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 4
  • Occidental vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 5
  • Redlands vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 6
  • Chapman vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 7
  • Texas-Dallas vs. Claremont-M-S
Brenna Bell action photo 8
  • Texas-Dallas vs. Claremont-M-S