8 Kathryn O'Connell
8 - Kathryn O'Connell
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Harrisburg, N.C.
High School: Hickory Ridge HS
Position: MB / OH
m 28
k/s 2.66
h % .216
a/s 0.17
b/s 0.91
sa/s 0.27
d/s 2.91

AWARDS & ACCOLADES
-USA South Second Team East Division (2019)
-CoSIDA Academic All-District District 5 (2019)

JUNIOR (2019):
Put together an outstanding season for the Spirits and finished it ranked in the top-five of 11 major statistical categories including kills (271—1st), kills / set (2.66—1st), solo blocks (27—1st), assisted blocks (66—1st), total blocks (93—1st), blocks / set (0.91—1st), digs (297—2nd), digs / set (2.91—2nd), total attacks (726—2nd), attack percentage (.216—2nd) and service aces (28—4th) … notched her first of 12 double doubles on the season in the opener against Wilson (Aug. 30), finishing with 13 digs, 10 kills … came through with 12 kills and 12 digs against Delaware Valley (Aug. 31), while posting a .474 attack percentage, while posting six blocks (five assisted blocks) … emerged with 15 digs against Eastern Mennonite (Aug. 31) and 14 digs against Brevard (Sept. 6) … closed out a match against Guilford (Sept. 14) with 14 digs, 13 kills and five assisted blocks … followed that with 11 kills, 10 digs, eight blocks (seven assisted) in the home opener against Piedmont International (Sept. 17) … finished off a clash with Mary Baldwin (Sept. 28) with 14 kills, 14 digs and three blocks … topped off a tri-match on Sept. 28 with 13 kills, 10 digs, three blocks and a .440 attack percentage at William Peace … enjoyed her single-match season-high in digs (21) at N.C. Wesleyan (Oct. 5), while adding five blocks along the way … capped off a clash with Greensboro (Oct. 5) by emerging with 12 kills, 10 digs, seven total blocks (four solo) while posting a .286 attack percentage … recorded double-digit kills in seven of her final eight matches of the season, beginning with 11 kills, 14 digs and three total blocks against Averett (Oct. 22) … followed with 13 digs and 12 kills, while posting a .333 attack percentage … emerged with 12 digs, 12 kills, four blocks and a .357 attack percentage at Greensboro (Oct. 26) … came through with 15 digs, 10 kills and seven blocks (five assisted) in the first match of November against Meredith (Nov. 1) … posted the final double-double of the season (14 digs / 12 kills), while finishing with seven blocks and a .429 attack percentage at Emory & Henry (Nov. 3) … tied her single-match season-high in kills (14) against Greensboro (Nov. 5) in the opening round of the USA South Conference tournament.

SOPHOMORE (2018):
Finished among the top-five among team leaders in kills (153—3rd), kills / set (1.56—3rd), service aces (32—1st), solo blocks (19—1st), assisted blocks (61—1st), total blocks (80—1st) and blocks / set (0.82—1st) … began the campaign with seven total blocks, three digs and two kills against Lynchburg (Aug. 31) … assisted on seven blocks while contributing seven kills versus Lynchburg (Sept. 7) … contributed eight kills and emerged with five blocks (four solo) against Averett (Sept. 25) … slammed home 10 kills, finishing with a .692 attack percentage, while finishing with 10 digs at Greensboro (Sept. 29) … added nine kills and a .333 attack percentage against William Peace (Oct. 13) … key in helping the Spirits down N.C. Wesleyan (Oct. 20) with 11 kills … key on defensive with 12 digs to help Salem defeat Greensboro (Oct. 20) … added 13 digs and eight kills at Pfeiffer (Oct. 24) … a defensive juggernaut with 14 digs to go along with six kills against Methodist (Oct. 30).

FIRST YEAR (2017): Ranked among the top-five on the team in eight statistical categories including kills (234—3rd), kills / set (1.90—3rd), solo blocks (21—1st), assisted blocks (80—1st), total blocks (101—1st), blocks / set (0.82), service aces (40—3rd) and service aces / set (0.33—3rd) … opened the campaign with eight kills (.438 attack percentage) … came through with eight kills and a .583 attack percentage along with three digs and two assisted blocks in her collegiate debut against Mary Baldwin (Sept. 2) … eclipsed double figure kills (10) for the first time against Brevard (Sept. 13), adding six digs and four assisted blocks … slammed home 10 kills (.385 attack percentage) in a clash with Methodist (Sept. 21) … instrumental in a four-set win over Ferrum (Sept. 22) with 13 kills (.478 attack percentage), four digs and two total blocks … responsible for 10 kills (.348 attack percentage), five digs and four total blocks … came through with 12 kills and 11 digs while contributing four total blocks in a four-set match with William Peace (Oct. 7) … slammed home 11 kills (.588 attack percentage), four digs and four total blocks in a four-set win over N.C. Wesleyan (Oct. 14) … had a pair of nine-kill outings against Guilford (Oct. 18) and Greensboro (Oct. 28).

PREP: Graduated from Hickory Ridge High School in 2017.

PERSONAL: Kathryn Annette O’Connell … daughter of Anne and Brian O’Connell … born Nov. 5, 1998 … has one sibling, Alex … member of National Honor Society and Beta Club … graduated with honors after being named to A honor roll … served as a Beta Club officer … member of French Club.

Recent Games
Oct 26 at Greensboro W, 3-1
Oct 30 Pfeiffer W, 3-1
Nov 1 Meredith L, 3-1
Nov 3 vs. Sewanee L, 3-0
Nov 3 at Emory & Henry L, 3-1
Nov 5 vs. Greensboro L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 16
Sets 102 57
Kills 271 162
Kills per set 2.66 2.84
Errors 114 70
Total Attacks 726 428
Hitting Percentage .216 .215
Assists 17 7
Assists per set 0.17 0.12
Service Aces 28 17
Service Errors 23 14
Service Aces per set 0.27 0.30
Reception Errors 38 23
Digs 297 169
Digs per set 2.91 2.96
Block Solo 27 22
Block Assist 66 33
Block Total 93 55
Blocks per set 0.91 0.96
Block Errors 5 1
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 359.0 217.5
Points per set 3.5 3.8
Matches started 22 15
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 30 vs. Wilson W, 3-0 1 3 10 1 12 .750 0 0 2 0 13 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Aug 30 at Bridgewater (Va.) L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 15 .333 0 3 1 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 10.0
Aug 31 Delaware Valley W, 3-1 - 4 12 3 19 .474 1 1 0 2 12 1 5 0 6 0 16.5
Aug 31 at East. Mennonite L, 3-1 - 4 8 5 36 .083 0 1 1 2 15 1 1 0 2 0 10.5
Sep 6 at Brevard W, 3-1 1 4 8 5 25 .120 2 1 1 1 14 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Sep 13 William Peace L, 3-0 - 3 7 3 24 .167 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 14 at Maryville (Tenn.) L, 3-0 - 3 5 6 20 -.050 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 14 vs. Guilford L, 3-2 - 5 13 7 37 .162 1 0 2 0 14 0 5 0 5 0 15.5
Sep 17 Piedmont International W, 3-1 1 4 11 3 31 .258 1 1 2 0 10 1 7 0 8 1 16.5
Sep 25 at Methodist W, 3-1 - 4 10 7 28 .107 0 2 2 4 6 0 2 0 2 0 13.0
Sep 28 Mary Baldwin W, 3-1 1 4 14 6 32 .250 1 1 1 1 14 2 1 0 3 0 17.5
Sep 28 William Peace W, 3-0 1 3 13 2 25 .440 1 0 0 0 10 2 1 0 3 0 15.5
Oct 1 at Averett L, 3-1 1 4 9 5 30 .133 1 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Oct 5 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-1 1 4 8 6 26 .077 0 4 1 3 21 1 4 0 5 0 15.0
Oct 5 vs. Greensboro W, 3-0 1 3 12 4 28 .286 0 2 1 0 10 4 3 0 7 0 19.5
Oct 8 at Pfeiffer L, 3-0 1 3 10 5 27 .185 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 10 at Meredith L, 3-0 1 3 8 4 23 .174 0 0 0 4 7 2 1 1 3 0 10.5
Oct 16 Methodist W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 21 .143 1 0 0 2 10 2 4 0 6 0 10.0
Oct 19 vs. Mary Baldwin W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 20 .250 0 2 1 0 10 0 4 0 4 0 12.0
Oct 19 at William Peace L, 3-0 1 3 7 5 22 .091 0 0 0 1 10 1 0 0 1 0 8.0
Oct 22 Averett L, 3-2 1 5 11 6 36 .139 1 0 0 2 14 1 2 0 3 0 13.0
Oct 26 vs. N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-0 1 3 12 3 27 .333 0 0 3 1 13 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Oct 26 at Greensboro W, 3-1 1 4 12 2 28 .357 1 2 1 3 12 2 2 0 4 0 17.0
Oct 30 Pfeiffer W, 3-1 1 4 12 5 31 .226 1 4 0 0 8 3 1 0 4 0 19.5
Nov 1 Meredith L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 24 .250 0 0 1 1 15 2 5 0 7 0 14.5
Nov 3 vs. Sewanee L, 3-0 1 3 2 3 19 -.053 0 1 0 5 5 2 1 1 3 0 5.5
Nov 3 at Emory & Henry L, 3-1 1 4 12 3 21 .429 3 2 0 2 14 0 7 1 7 0 17.5
Nov 5 vs. Greensboro L, 3-2 1 5 14 3 39 .282 2 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2017-18 33 123 234 1.90 70 582 .282 8 0.07 40 0.33 123 1.00 21 80 101 0.82 335.0 2.7
2018-19 29 98 153 1.56 56 430 .226 18 0.18 32 0.33 119 1.21 19 61 80 0.82 234.5 2.4
2019-20 28 102 271 2.66 114 726 .216 17 0.17 28 0.27 297 2.91 27 66 93 0.91 359.0 3.5
Total 90 323 658 2.04 240 1738 .241 43 0.13 100 0.31 539 1.67 67 207 274 0.85 928.5 2.9
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 102 271 2.66 114 726 .216 17 0.17 28 0.27 297 2.91 27 66 93 0.91 359.0 3.5
Conference 16 57 162 2.84 70 428 .215 7 0.12 17 0.30 169 2.96 22 33 55 0.96 217.5 3.8
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Home 9 34 96 2.82 35 243 .251 7 0.21 8 0.24 99 2.91 14 26 40 1.18 131.0 3.9
Away 12 43 104 2.42 55 301 .163 7 0.16 15 0.35 126 2.93 7 22 29 0.67 137.0 3.2
Neutral 7 25 71 2.84 24 182 .258 3 0.12 5 0.20 72 2.88 6 18 24 0.96 91.0 3.6
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Wins 14 50 148 2.96 53 353 .269 9 0.18 20 0.40 163 3.26 18 40 58 1.16 206.0 4.1
Losses 14 52 123 2.37 61 373 .166 8 0.15 8 0.15 134 2.58 9 26 35 0.67 153.0 2.9
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August 4 14 37 2.64 11 82 .317 1 0.07 5 0.36 50 3.57 2 8 10 0.71 48.0 3.4
September 8 30 81 2.70 39 222 .189 6 0.20 6 0.20 82 2.73 5 19 24 0.80 101.5 3.4
October 12 42 115 2.74 51 319 .201 5 0.12 14 0.33 124 2.95 16 24 40 0.95 157.0 3.7
November 4 16 38 2.38 13 103 .243 5 0.31 3 0.19 41 2.56 4 15 19 1.19 52.5 3.3