Katherine Carlson

#3 Katherine Carlson

Pos. OH
Ht. 5-11
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Lake Orion, Mich.
High School Notre Dame Prep

2016: 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: 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.