Katherine Carlson

#3 Katherine Carlson

Pos. OH
Ht. 5-11
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Lake Orion, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Notre Dame Prep

2018 (Volleyball): A Second Team All-MVC honoree ... started all 38 matches for Valpo as a senior, playing in 143 sets ... hit .222 with 413 kills (2.89/set), 434 digs (3.03/set) and 29 service aces ... led Valpo in kills and aces, and ranked third on the squad in digs ... ranked 90th nationally in total kills ... closed career fourth in program history in total attacks (4,061), fifth in service aces (137) and sixth in kills (1,273) ... also just missed Valpo's career top-10 chart with 1,409 career digs ... reached 1,000 career digs Aug. 25 against Iona ... surpassed 1,000 career kills Sept. 21 at Indiana State ... one of just nine members of Valpo's 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club in program history ... cracked Valpo's top-10 in career kills Oct. 26 at UNI ... recorded double figures in kills on 22 occasions, including three efforts of 20+ kills ... led Valpo outright in kills in 10 matches ... posted double figures in digs 25 times ... finished season with 18 double-doubles ... opened season with 12 kills and 17 digs Aug. 24 against Fresno State ... named to All-Tournament Teams back-to-back weekends at the Amy Svoboda Memorial Classic (Sept. 7-8) and the Crusader Classic (Sept. 14-15) ... reached double figures in kills in all three matches at Air Force ... capped Crusader Classic with 16 kills on .441 hitting and 21 digs in a win over Wright State Sept. 15 ... match against Raiders kicked off stretch of four straight double-doubles ... notched 14 kills and hit .406 against UNI Sept. 29 ... picked up season-best 24 digs in five-set come-from-behind win over Loyola Oct. 5 ... recorded 19 digs in win over Evansville Oct. 19 ... had a stellar match to lead Valpo to second five-set come-from-behind victory over Loyola on the season, setting a new career high with 24 kills while hitting .444 and picking up 16 digs in win at the Ramblers Nov. 2 ... match against Loyola kicked off stretch of final 10 matches of her career where she tallied at least 10 kills nine times and posted seven double-doubles ... picked up 17 kills in key five-set win in final weekend of regular season Nov. 16 at Missouri State ... led Valpo with 21 kills in MVC quarterfinal win at Missouri State Nov. 22 ... posted 16 kills the next night in semifinal against UNI ... helped Valpo to program's first-ever postseason with with 10 kills and 14 digs in win over Ball State in the NIVC opening round Nov. 29 ... led Valpo with 12 kills in second round sweep of Miami Nov. 30, hitting .263 ... closed volleyball career with match-high 21 kills at Tulane in NIVC quarterfinal Dec. 6 ... a First Team MVC Scholar-Athlete selection.

2017 (Volleyball): Started all 33 matches for the Crusaders as a junior and appeared in all 117 sets ... hit .162 with 306 kills (2.62/set), 433 digs (3.70/set) and a team-best 41 service aces (0.35/set) ... led the team and the Missouri Valley Conference in service aces/set ... ranked second on the team in kills and third in digs ... reached double figures in kills on 16 occasions and picked up 10 or more digs 25 times, including a pair of 20+ dig efforts ... finished the season with 12 double-doubles, ranking second on the team ... opened season with back-to-back double-doubles at Notre Dame's Golden Dome Invitational Aug. 25-26 ... averaged 5.18 digs/set over the three matches at Notre Dame, including 22 digs in a three-set sweep of Rhode Island on Aug. 26 ... posted four conseuctive double-doubles Sept. 9-15, kicking off a stretch of eight straight matches (Sept. 9-25) in double figures in digs ... tallied 12 kills, 13 digs and a season-best four service aces Sept. 9 in win over Binghamton, and followed later that day with 13 kills, 17 digs and a season-high three blocks in victory over host Cornell ... posted 14 kills in Sept. 13 win over Eastern Illinois ... hit .303 with 11 kills and 15 digs in win at Western Illinois Sept. 15 ... recorded season-high 26 digs later that day against McNeese ... hit .421, posting eight kills without an error in Oct. 14 sweep of Evansville ... registered 18 digs at #25 UNI Oct. 21 ... finished with season-high 16 kills on .341 hitting to go with 16 digs in Nov. 10 win at Evansville ... picked up 13 kills the next night at Indiana State ... closed regular season by hitting .320 with 10 kills in sweep of Southern Illinois Nov. 18 ... ended with 18 digs in MVC Tournament match at Illinois State Nov. 23 ... named an MVC Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete selection.

2016 (Volleyball): Played in all 34 matches for Valpo as a sophomore, playing 128 of the team's 131 sets ... hit .188 with 346 kills (2.70/set), 316 digs (2.47/set) and a team-high 39 service aces (0.30/set) ... ranked second on the team in total kills and total digs, as well as third in kills/set, digs/set and hitting percentage ... tallied 1,168 total attacks on the year, 10th-most in a single season in program history ... ranked fourth in the Horizon League both overall and in league-only play (0.33/set) in service aces per set ... over Valpo's final 13 matches of the season, averaged better than five assists per match ... finished the year with double figures in kills 21 times, digs on 12 occasions and assists twice ... posted 11 double-doubles, including a pair of triple-doubles - the first Valpo player to register multiple triple-doubles in a season since 2005 ... opened season with 16 kills and 15 digs against CSU Bakersfield Aug. 26 ... tallied 11 kills on .357 hitting and set a new career best with four blocks in win over South Dakota State Sept. 10 ... recorded 20 digs in Popcorn Classic finale against Duquesne Sept. 10 ... reached double figures in digs in four straight matches Sept. 17-30, starting with an 18-dig effort against UNC Greensboro ... hit .306 with 16 kills - committing just one attack error - and 14 digs at UIC Sept. 24 ... posted 17 kills and 12 digs at Wright State Oct. 8 ... posted season-best three service aces in Oct. 12 win at Oakland, a mark she would match Oct. 21 against Wright State and Nov. 4 versus UIC ... hit .346 with 13 kills in win at Chicago State Oct. 18 ... filled up the stat sheet en route to first career triple double Oct. 21 in win over Wright State ... set new career highs by far with 22 kills and 28 digs while also reaching double figures in assists for the first time in her career, tallying 10 helpers ... narrowly missed a triple-double two matches later at Fort Wayne in an Oct. 25 win, finishing with 13 kills on .324 hitting, 11 digs and eight assists ... approached a triple-double as well in victory at Youngstown State Oct. 29, closing out the win with nine kills, nine assists and eight digs ... clinched her second triple-double of the year Nov. 5 against Green Bay as she recorded 13 kills on .345 hitting, a career-best 11 assists and 10 digs ... named to the Academic All-Horizon League Team ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2015 (Volleyball): Appeared in 33 matches in her first season with the Crusaders, seeing action in 88 sets ... member of the Horizon League All-Freshman Team ... hit .239 with 2.36 kills/set and 2.57 digs/set ... ranked fourth on the team in both kills and digs per set ... finished second on the team with 28 total service aces and led Crusaders with 0.32 aces/set, good for sixth in the Horizon League ... posted double figures in kills 10 times and in digs on nine occasions ... finished season with seven double-doubles ... tallied 12 kills on .310 hitting in win over Eastern Kentucky Aug. 29 ... recorded five service aces and 13 digs in win over Rider Sept. 4 ... hit .435 with 12 kills and 12 digs later that day in sweep of NJIT, and followed the next day with nine kills on .500 hitting in sweep of Saint Francis Brooklyn ... tallied 12 kills and 13 digs in Sept. 15 win over Toledo ... hit .611 with 11 kills in three-set victory over Chicago State Sept. 18 ... hit .480 with 13 kills in league win against UIC Sept. 29 ... finished with double-double, registering 11 kills and 11 digs at Cleveland State Oct. 16 ... hit .357 with 12 kills and 16 digs versus IPFW Oct. 21 ... closed out regular season with season-high 15 kills and 13 digs in win over Cleveland State Nov. 20 ... recorded 19 digs, 11 kills, three service aces and three blocks in opening-round win over Milwaukee at Horizon League Championship Nov. 20 ... recorded a season-best 20 digs the next day in semifinal victory over Oakland, adding 13 kills as well.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Fighting Irish ... Michigan Miss Volleyball and Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... earned Second Team All-American honors from Volleyball Magazine, one of just 24 players nationwide to earn First or Second Team honors ... also received All-American accolades from MaxPreps and the AVCA, and was an Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American ... set program single-season and career kills records as a senior ... a three-time First Team All-State honoree ... runner-up for PrepVolleyball.com Junior of the Year award in 2013 ... led Notre Dame Prep to Michigan class B state title ... helped Irish post the best record in program history (57-2-1) ... named MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year in 2012, and was a finalist for the same award from PrepVolleyball.com ... played prep volleyball for Legacy Volleyball Club ... led team to AAU 16 Open national championship in 2013 ... an AAU and USA Volleyball All-American ... also lettered in track and field and basketball, earning All-League honors in the latter sport.

Personal: Katherine is the daughter of Don and Tanya Carlson ... majors are business management and sports management ... minoring in communication.