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Katie O'Connor

Katie  O'Connor


Cartersville, Ga.

High School:
Cartersville HS




Volleyball Earns Three Spots on NCCSIA All-State Teams

Seniors Jo-Leigh VerVelde and Katie O'Connor along with freshman Gabby Gray earned all-state honors


WCU Volleyball Falls in SoCon Quarterfinals

Five seniors conclude their Catamount careers


Catamount Volleyball Ready to Host 2017 SoCon Championship

WCU takes on ETSU at 5 pm Friday evening


O'Connor and White Earn Southern Conference Honors

O'Connor is the first Catamount to earn All-Conference Honors since 2014


Catamounts Close Out Regular Season with Sweep

WCU downed The Citadel on the road 3-0 Friday night


Western Carolina versus ETSU

Western Carolina versus ETSU Southern Conference Championship Quarterfinals


Western Carolina Volleyball Senior Night

Western Carolina Volleyball Senior Night


WCU versus UNC Asheville

WCU versus UNC Asheville


Western Carolina versus Charleston Southern

Western Carolina versus Charleston Southern


WCU volleyball versus UNCG

WCU volleyball versus UNCG

2017 (Senior): Started all 30 matches … Named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State Second Team … Named Second Team All-Southern Conference … Led the Southern Conference in hitting percentage (.390) for the year … Ends her career with her name all over the record book … Set the career mark for block assists against New Orleans (9/15) and went on to add the record and now sits with 372 block assists at the top of the list … Also ranks second in career attack percentage (.337), total blocks (434) and blocks per set (0.96) … Ends her career ninth with 453 sets played and 11th with 62 solo blocks … Had 20 matches with three or more blocks this season … Had a season-best eight blocks at Wofford (10/7) … Posted 14 double-digit kill performances with a career-high 21 versus Furman (11/4) on senior night … Finished career with 816 career blocks including 279 this season, just one shy of the team leader … Led the team in kills in eight matches this season.

2016 (Junior): Started all 30 matches for the Catamounts ... Led the team with 119 blocks and was third with 200 kills ... Earned Second Team All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Was an All-Tournament selection at the USF Classic ... Ranked third in the Southern Conference in hitting percentage (.316) and fourth in blocks per set (1.06) ... Had five matches with double-digit kills including a season-high 13 in the Southern Conference Tournament against UNCG (11/19) ... Had a career-high 12 blocks against Florida Atlantic (09/03) which tied for fourth in the WCU record book for blocks in a match ... Finished with 119 total blocks which ranks eighth in the Western Carolina record book for blocks in a season ... Had 108 block assists which is third in the WCU single season record book ... Had at least two kills and one block in every match during the season ... Had 11 matches with five or more blocks ... Had an attack percentage at or above .400 12 times throughout the year ... One of three Catamounts to play in all 112 sets ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.

2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 34 matches for the Catamounts while making 33 starts ... Finished third on the team in kills with 227 while leading the squad in hitting percentage, .330, and blocks, 118 ... Had double-digit kills in seven matches including a career-high 16 against The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in kills eight times during the season ... Had at least one kill in all but two matches ... Had four or more blocks 16 times including a season-high seven three times against East Carolina (09/12), ETSU (10/24) and Samford (11/13) ... Had a career-high four solo blocks against The Citadel (10/30) ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks 18 times throughout the year ... Picked up a career-high four digs against Mercer (11/07) ... Had a season-high .733 hitting percentage against William & Mary (09/11) in which she had 11 kills on 15 swings ... Named to the 2015 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 27 matches while making 25 starts for the Catamounts ... Played in 102 total sets ... Ranked sixth on the team in kills per set (1.08) while ranking second in total blocks (94) ... Led or shared the team lead in blocks in 15 matches including seven of her first eight matches ... Made her first career appearance against Charlotte (09/09) ... After playing all five sets against Charlotte she started the next 10 matches ... Had a career-best nine blocks against Mercer (10/17) including three solo stops ... Had 12 matches with four or more blocks ... Tallied a career-high eight kills against Samford (11/07) ... Had at least one kill in all but one match she appeared in.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was named Bartow All-County Rookie of the Year her freshman season and went on to named Bartow All-County Most Valuable Player during both her junior and senior seasons ... Was twice named Cartersville High School's Most Valuable Player ... Her club team, the Atlanta Crush 18s won the Peachtree Classic.

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