18 - Chelsey O'Donnell
Chelsey O'Donnell
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: West Allegheny
Position: S

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Enters the 2010 season ranked second all-time at Holy Cross with 2,378 career assists...only the second Crusader to record 2,000 career assists.

2009: Started in all 29 matches and played all 105 sets…served as team co-captain…was third on the Holy Cross all-time single-season list with a career-best 893 assists, and ranked third in the Patriot League…her 8.50 assists per game were eighth all-time at the school…led the team and ranked third in the league with a career-best 37 service aces…was fourth on the team with a career-best 219 digs…posted eight double-doubles...had a career-best 64 kills…recorded 14 digs and 42 assists at Bryant (9/9) as the team won 3-1…earned Beanpot Classic All-Tournament honors (9/12)…tallied 12 digs and 44 assists at Quinnipiac (10/13)…had a season-best 53 assists at Colgate (9/25)…had 43 assists against Bucknell (10/23) as the team won 3-1…member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Played 25 matches and 85 sets…led the team in assists (594) and service aces (22), while ranking third in total blocks (25), digs (182) and digs per set (2.14)…had eight double-doubles…earned Beanpot Classic All-Tournament honors (9/20)…had 39 assists and a season-best 14 digs against Central Connecticut (9/10)…posted a season-best 43 assists and registered 12 digs versus Wagner (9/13) as the team won the match 3-2…recorded 42 assists against Bryant (9/13)…tallied 42 assists and 11 digs versus Navy (11/15).

2007: Played all 28 matches and all 94 sets…led the team in assists with 891 and assists per set with 9.48…her 891 assists rank fourth on the Holy Cross all-time single-season list and her 9.48 assists per set rank third…led the Patriot League in assists by freshmen…ranked third on the team in digs (197) and digs per set (2.10), fifth in service aces (21) and total blocks (17), and sixth in kills (43)…named to the Wildcat Invitational All-Tournament team…recorded 42 assists and eight digs in her collegiate debut in the 3-1 win over St. Peter’s (8/24)…posted her first career collegiate double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs at Northeastern (8/31)…recorded 45 assists and nine digs against Loyola (Md.) (9/8)…earned her second double-double with a career-best 58 assists and a career-best 21 digs against Providence (9/12)…had 49 assists and nine digs at Navy (10/19)…recorded her third double-double with 33 assists and 13 digs against Lafayette (11/2)…earned 43 assists and eight digs against Colgate (11/10).

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity volleyball team at West Allegheny H.S. in Imperial, Pa., for head coach Curt Russell...team won the state championship in 2006...WPIAL runners-up in 2005 and 2006...served as a team captain as a junior and senior...earned 2006 PIAA State MVP honors...received 2006 WPIAL Player of the Year accolades...in 2006 she was named to the All-PIAA first team, the All-WPIAL first team, the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star team and the MAC All-Tournament team..received second team All-WPIAL honors in 2005...earned first team All-Section honors three times and second team accolades as a freshman...named Team MVP in 2005 and 2006, while she won the Coaches Award in 2005...received Post Gazette, Tribune Review & The Times Athlete of the Week honors in 2006...two-time team captain for Pittsburgh Elite.

Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Dana O’Donnell...has one brother (John)…a Psychology major.

O'Donnell's Career Statistics

Year Sets Played Kills Assists Digs Blocks Aces
2007 94 43 891 197 17 21
2008 85 48 594 182 25 22
2009 105 64 893 219 20 37
Total 284 155 2378 598 62 80