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 18
k/s 2.67
h % .205
a/s 0.14
b/s 0.89
sa/s 0.27
d/s 2.95

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 1 at Averett L, 3-1
Oct 5 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-1
Oct 5 vs. Greensboro W, 3-0
Oct 8 at Pfeiffer L, 3-0
Oct 10 at Meredith L, 3-0
Oct 16 Methodist W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 18 9
Sets 64 31
Kills 171 90
Kills per set 2.67 2.90
Errors 77 42
Total Attacks 459 240
Hitting Percentage .205 .200
Assists 9 4
Assists per set 0.14 0.13
Service Aces 17 9
Service Errors 17 8
Service Aces per set 0.27 0.29
Reception Errors 22 15
Digs 189 87
Digs per set 2.95 2.81
Block Solo 16 13
Block Assist 41 18
Block Total 57 31
Blocks per set 0.89 1.00
Block Errors 3 1
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 224.5 121.0
Points per set 3.5 3.9
Matches started 12 8
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 18 at Bluefield St.   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 vs. Mary Baldwin   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at William Peace   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 22 Averett   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 vs. N.C. Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Greensboro   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 Pfeiffer   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Meredith   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 vs. Sewanee   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 5 USA South Conference Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 18 64 171 2.67 77 459 .205 9 0.14 17 0.27 189 2.95 16 41 57 0.89 224.5 3.5
Total 80 285 558 1.96 203 1471 .241 35 0.12 89 0.31 431 1.51 56 182 238 0.84 794.0 2.8
  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 18 64 171 2.67 77 459 .205 9 0.14 17 0.27 189 2.95 16 41 57 0.89 224.5 3.5
Conference 9 31 90 2.90 42 240 .200 4 0.13 9 0.29 87 2.81 13 18 31 1.00 121.0 3.9
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 21 63 3.00 20 152 .283 5 0.24 4 0.19 62 2.95 8 18 26 1.24 84.0 4.0
Away 9 32 73 2.28 45 230 .122 3 0.09 11 0.34 90 2.81 4 13 17 0.53 94.5 3.0
Neutral 3 11 35 3.18 12 77 .299 1 0.09 2 0.18 37 3.36 4 10 14 1.27 46.0 4.2
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Wins 10 36 104 2.89 40 247 .259 7 0.19 12 0.33 120 3.33 13 32 45 1.25 145.0 4.0
Losses 8 28 67 2.39 37 212 .142 2 0.07 5 0.18 69 2.46 3 9 12 0.43 79.5 2.8
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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 6 20 53 2.65 27 155 .168 2 0.10 6 0.30 57 2.85 9 14 23 1.15 75.0 3.8