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8 Kristen Gengenbacher
Kristen  Gengenbacher


Quincy, IL

High School:
Quincy Notre Dame





JUNIOR (2016)
  • Was an All-WCC Honorable Mention selection
  • Started in 29 out of 30 matches as the setter for the Toreros
  • Second on the team with 253 digs
  • Led the team with 821 assists
  • Fourth on the team with 14 aces
  • Had a season high 45 assists vs Minnesota (8/27)
  • Recorded 20 digs vs UCLA (9/10)
  • Played for the US Collegiate National Team in the summer of 2017
  • Played in 113 sets as a setter for the Toreros
  • Helped lead USD to the second round of the NCAA Tournament...was named All-WCC honorable mention
  • Led the team with 1,095 assists (9.69 aps), while also recording 39 blocks, and 39 kills
  • Posted nine double-doubles
  • Recorded a season-high 68 assists in a win against Pepperdine (9/29/15)
  • Recorded 57 assists in a win against Santa Clara (11/21/15)
  • Recorded 52 assists in a win against Gonzaga (11/12/15)
  • Recorded 51 assists against Gonzaga (10/1/16)
  • Recorded a season-high 16 digs to go along with 44 assists in a win against Saint Mary's (10/8/15)
  • Recorded 15 digs, and had 51 assists in a win against Gonzaga (10/17/15)
  • Played in 30 matches with nine starts as a setter in a 6-2 system
  • Helped lead the team into the NCAA Tournament
  • Named to the All-WCC Freshman team
  • Recorded 602 assists
  • Recorded a season-high 32 assists in a win against BYU (10/17/14)
  • Recorded 30 assists in a win against Pacific (10/10/14)
  • Recorded 29 assists against Saint Mary's (10/8/14)
  • Recorded 28 assists against San Francisco (10/414)
  • Recorded 28 assists against San Francisco (10/4/14)
  • Recorded two double-doubles, one against Cal State Northridge (9/19/14) and the other against Pacific (11/6/14)
  • Prepped at Quincy Notre Dame High School
  • Was a three-time letter winner, as well as lettering in both basketball and softball
  • As a senior she recorded 833 assists, had 28 aces, 117 digs, 58 blocks, 65 kills as a starting setter
  • Was a three-time first-team All-Area selection, and a three-time All-State honorable mention
  • As a junior she recorded 814 assists, 22 aces, 121 digs, 58 blocks and 54 kills
  • As a sophomore she recorded 821 assists, 26 aces, 109 digs, 40 blocks and 54 kills
  • As a sophomore she helped lead her team to the state championship
  • Played club volleyball for the Riverfront Bruisers
  • Kristen Taylor Gengenbacher was born on January 3, 1996 in Quincy, IL
  • She is the daughter of Rick and Becky Gengenbacher
  • Chose to attend USD because of the beautiful campus, the outstanding USD education, plus the athletic and spiritual opportunities she feels no other school has to offer
  • She comes from an athletic family, as her mother played softball at Illinois State, her sister Karlee played basketball at the Minnesota State University Mankato, and her other sister Kassidy played basketball at Lindenwood University

Career Highs
Kills: 6 vs. Gonzaga (11/12/15)

11 at Pepperdine (10/21/17)

Assists: 68 vs. Pepperdine (9/29/15)

22 at Pepperdine (10/21/17)

Service Aces:

4 vs. Gonzaga (10/12/17)

Block Solos:

2 vs. Santa Clara (11/16/17)

Block Assists:

4 at USC (12/2/17) *

Total Blocks:

4 at USC (12/2/17) *

*Indicates most recent high

Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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