19 - Karen Thompson
Karen Thompson
Height: 5-10
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Holt, Mich.
High School: Holt
Position: Outside Hitter

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2008 Season (Freshman): Match-By-Match Statistics . . . Registered a team sixth-most 87 digs while ranking seventh in both service aces (11) and total blocks (13) . . . Placed eighth on the squad in kills (26) . . . Accumulated a team-leading 11 digs at Grand Valley State (9/16) . . . Recorded eight digs against Minnesota State (9/6) in a Tampa Classic match . . . Garnered seven digs in a contest three times - vs. Eckerd (9/5), at Northwood (9/12), and at Wayne State (9/13) . . . Netted three block assists on as many occasions - vs. Urbana (8/30) along with consecutive contests vs. Minnesota State (9/6) and at Tampa (9/6) . . . Four kills vs. Aquinas (8/28) and vs. Eckerd (9/5) marked a season high . . . Tallied three kills in a match twice - vs. Wheeling Jesuit (8/29) at Ferris State Invitational and against Michigan Tech (9/20) . . . Served up two aces apiece vs. Minnesota State (9/6) and at Lake Superior State (9/26) . . . Posted a .667 attack percentage vs. Indiana, Pa. (8/29) in a Ferris State Invitational match with two kills in three attempts . . . Generated three assists against nationally-ranked Minnesota Duluth (8/30) at the Ferris State Invite . . . Averaged 1.14 digs per set (41 total) in 13 league matchups.

High School: Selected as the Lansing State Journal's 2007 Player of the Year in senior season at Holt High under coach Stephen May . . . Graduated in 2008 . . . Earned all-region plaudits in final two prep campaigns . . . A four-time all-academic team selection and a two-time team captain . . . Helped guide the Rams to a conference championship in 2007 for the first time in 26 seasons . . . Selected as the 2007 squad's Most Valuable Player . . . Chalked up 528 kills to go with 117 service aces, 31 block solos, 40 block assists, and 541 digs during her senior year . . . Posted 2006-07 season totals of 547 kills, 135 service aces, 22 block solos, 45 block assists, and 493 digs as a junior as HHS compiled a 40-19 record . . . Recognized as the Lansing State Journal's Athlete of the Week in 2006 . . . As a sophomore in 2005-06, she amassed 348 kills, 82 aces, 17 block solos, and 18 block assists with 251 digs as squad turned in a 35-18-4 overall mark . . . Played varsity tennis in the fall of 2006 after playing previous year on the junior varsity squad.

Club Team: Competed for the Michigan Junior Nationals under coach Ed Tolentino along with various Lansing Area Volleyball Association (LAVA) teams.

Personal: Born 1/28/90 in Lansing, Mich. . . . Parents are Mike and Janet Thompson . . . Has an older brother . . . Enjoys tennis . . . Majoring in psychology.

Career Highs

 Kills - 4, twice, last vs. Eckerd, 9/5/08#
 Attempts - 11, twice, last at Tampa, 9/6/08
 Assists - 3 vs. Minnesota Duluth, 8/30/08
 Service Aces - 2, twice, last at Lake Superior State, 9/26/08
 Block Solos - None
 Block Assists - 3, 3 times, last at Tampa, 9/6/08
 Digs - 11 at Grand Valley State, 9/16/08
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