Katie

McKernan

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#5

Setter/Right Side
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio
High School: St. Ursula Academy

Bio

• A Veteran Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

• Enters the 2016 season with the fifth-most assists in program history at 1,687.

2015:

  • Appeared in 26 of 29 matches, playing in 90 sets on the season.
  • Led the Crusaders with 490 assists, averaging 5.44 per set.
  • Finished the season ranked ninth in the Partiot League for assists per set.
  • Ranked fourth on the team with 168 digs.
  • Registered seven double-doubles on the season.
  • Notched double-digit assists in 22 matches during the year.
  • Tallied a career-high 49 assists against Quinnipiac on Aug. 29.
  • Earned 19 service aces on the season, ranking fourth on the team.
  • Registered 37 kills for the year.
  • Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2014:

  • Played in 19 of 27 matches on the season.
  • Appeared in 70 sets…missed some of the season due to injury.
  • Led the team and ranked fourth in the Patriot League in assists with 534 (7.63 per set).
  • Became the fourth Crusader ever to win Patriot League Player of the Week (Sept. 15).
  • Finished the season ranked third on the team with 147 kills (2.10 per set).
  • Ranked fourth on the team with 184 total digs.
  • Set a career high of 21 digs in a matchup against Bryant (Oct. 28).
  • Led the team with an impressive five triple-doubles in matches against Temple (Sept. 6), Binghamton (Sept.14), Bucknell (Sept. 20), Bucknell (Oct. 24) and Bryant (Oct. 28).
  • Compiled 10 kills, 41 assists and 15 digs in a win over Binghamton en route to being named to the Army Invitational All-Tournament team.
  • Member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

2013:

  • Played in all 28 matches on the season.
  • Appeared in 94 sets.
  • Led the team in assists with 663 (7.05 per set).
  • Also led the team in aces with 45.
  • Ranked first in the Patriot League, ninth in program history and 10th nationally with 0.48 aces per set.
  • Had a team-best eight double-doubles.
  • Second on the team in kills with 159.
  • Finished third on the team in digs per set with 2.20.
  • Posted a career-high 48 assists against Bryant (10/8).
  • Named to the Crusader Classic All-Tournament team posting 63 assists, 18 kills, 18 digs and a .432 hitting percentage throughout the tournament.

Before Holy Cross:

  • Two-year member of the varsity volleyball team at St. Ursula Academy for coach John Buck.
  • Senior captain.
  • Led the team with 448 assists as a senior, in addition to posting 253 kills, 160 digs and 41 aces.
  • Earned 2012 second team All-State, first team All-District 7, first team All-Conference and All-Conference Academic honors.
  • Played in the 2012 state All-Star Game.
  • Won the 2012 CYO Outstanding High School Athlete Award.
  • Led team to a state championship match appearance in 2011, and the state semifinals in 2012.
  • Team captain of the Toledo Volleyball Club for coach Angie Parisho and club director Michelle Hills.
  • Senior class president.
  • Member of National Honor Society.


Personal:

  • Daughter of Dan and Sue McKernan.
  • Has two brothers (Daniel and Michael) and one sister (Megan).
  • Great uncles Peter McKernan and Joseph McKernan, and cousin Tom Schlageter all attended Holy Cross.
  • An Accounting major.
 McKernan's Career Statistics
Season Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2013 94 159 663 207 30 45
2014 70 147 534 184 30 7
2015 90 37 490 168 13 19
Total 254 343 1687 559 73 71

 

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