Kovaci on McKearn: Well-respected player by all of her teammates ... gives 110 percent every day ... has improved greatly since arriving at West Point.
2010: Drew action in three matches, playing four sets ... played twice during a pivotal Patriot League road slate (at Lehigh, at Colgate) ... helped Army to a 3-2 win at Lehigh (Oct. 23).
2009: Called upon after injury sidelined Army's starting middles midway through Patriot League play ... made first and only collegiate start in the Black Knights' 3-2 home victory over American (Oct. 16) during the regular season ... played all five sets and finished with a career-high four blocks ... equaled that number in a home match against Bucknell (Oct. 24) the following weekend, while adding a career-high two kills against the Bison ... played in six matches during the regular season.
Background: The first semi-local recruit inked by head coach Alma Kovaci ... played a good portion of her high school career overseas while her father, Col. Mark McKearn, was stationed in Germany ... family then moved to West Point ... while playing for Wuerzburg, named an All-European, all-conference and academic all-conference pick ... resumed her career at O'Neill High School under head coach Patty Belsito in nearby Highland Falls, N.Y. ... McKearn was an OCIAA all-star and All-Section 9 honoree at O'Neill ... also shined on the basketball court ... spent the 2008-09 season as a center at USMAPS.
Personal: Allison Ann McKearn ... daughter of Col. Mark and Kathy McKearn ... born Nov. 13, 1990 in Nurnberg, Germany ... Col. McKearn, a 1981 West Point graduate, served as Academy's Brigade Tactical Officer from 2007-2011 ... major is Human Geography.