7 Katie O'Connell
7 Katie O'Connell
Height: 6-0
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Evergreen Park, Ill.
High School: Chicago Mother McAuley
Position: Outside Hitter
m 32
k/s 3.04
h % .247
a/s 0.34
b/s 0.43
sa/s 0.13
d/s 3.47

2017 (Freshman): Played in 63 total sets and 25 matches for Ferris State, helped Bulldogs to their fourth consecutive GLIAC Championship Regular Season and Tournament Championship and third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance… had 37 kills and 87 digs on the season… had a season best of 9 kills against both Central Missouri and Lewis on 9/9 at the Midwest Crossover in Denver, Colo.

The standout hitter is the daughter of John and Gina O'Connell and led Chicago's Mother McAuley High School to the Illinois State Championship. Her squad finished the year ranked #1 in the high school ranks by PrepVolleyball.com. She served as a team captain during her senior campaign and was an all-conference choice. The 6-0 O'Connell tallied 334 kills with 434 digs, 21 aces and 48 total blocks while hitting .302 overall in 42 matches as a senior while leading Mother McAuley to a 40-1 overall record. Her team claimed three regional championships during her career and twice won conference and sectional titles. She played club volleyball for Michio Chicago and comes from a volleyball family as her mother played for the University of St. Francis and her brother, J.T., played at St. Xavier University. The three-time all-academic choice was a National Honor Society member and a scholar-athlete.

Recent Games
Nov 3 Northern Michigan W, 3-0
Nov 7 Wisconsin-Parkside W, 3-0
Nov 9 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0
Nov 10 vs. Davenport W, 3-0
Nov 15 vs. Ashland W, 3-2
Nov 16 vs. Rockhurst (Mo.) L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 16
Sets 121 58
Kills 368 168
Kills per set 3.04 2.90
Errors 121 53
Total Attacks 1002 459
Hitting Percentage .247 .251
Assists 41 17
Assists per set 0.34 0.29
Service Aces 16 7
Service Errors 42 19
Service Aces per set 0.13 0.12
Reception Errors 18 6
Digs 420 193
Digs per set 3.47 3.33
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 51 31
Block Total 52 32
Blocks per set 0.43 0.55
Block Errors 4 3
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 410.5 191.5
Points per set 3.4 3.3
Matches started 31 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 23 Upper Iowa W, 3-1 1 4 8 3 30 .167 1 0 3 2 21 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Aug 24 Winona State (Minn.) W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 20 .350 1 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Aug 24 Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) W, 3-0 1 3 9 0 24 .375 2 0 2 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Aug 25 Hillsdale W, 3-1 1 4 10 6 29 .138 0 0 2 0 10 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Aug 31 vs. Drury (Mo.) L, 3-1 1 4 11 9 41 .049 0 0 1 0 18 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Aug 31 at Florida Southern L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 26 .231 2 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 1 vs. Rollins W, 3-0 1 3 8 2 22 .273 1 0 4 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 1 at Tampa L, 3-2 1 5 9 5 33 .121 0 1 3 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 7 Wisconsin-Parkside W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 25 .280 1 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Sep 8 Purdue Northwest W, 3-0 1 3 5 3 18 .111 0 0 1 0 9 0 4 0 4 0 7.0
Sep 11 at Northwood W, 3-1 1 4 9 2 27 .259 1 0 3 1 13 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 14 at Northern Michigan W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 19 .421 0 1 1 0 6 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Sep 15 at Michigan Tech W, 3-1 1 4 11 2 28 .321 1 0 0 0 13 0 4 0 4 0 13.0
Sep 21 Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 3 6 5 21 .048 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 22 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-1 1 4 13 2 35 .314 1 0 1 0 13 0 2 0 2 0 14.0
Sep 28 at Davenport W, 3-2 1 5 17 8 48 .188 4 0 3 0 12 0 4 1 4 0 19.0
Sep 29 at Grand Valley State W, 3-1 1 4 18 4 47 .298 3 1 2 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Oct 5 Wayne State W, 3-0 1 3 10 4 28 .214 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 6 Ashland W, 3-2 1 5 18 3 39 .385 1 0 1 0 22 0 2 0 2 0 19.0
Oct 12 vs. Findlay W, 3-2 1 5 17 8 47 .191 5 2 1 2 22 0 2 0 2 0 20.0
Oct 12 vs. Indianapolis W, 3-1 1 4 10 7 29 .103 2 1 3 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Oct 13 vs. Drury (Mo.) L, 3-2 - 5 24 1 56 .411 2 1 1 3 12 0 2 0 2 0 26.0
Oct 20 Northwood W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 26 .192 0 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 26 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-2 1 5 14 4 31 .323 2 0 0 0 25 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Oct 27 at Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 3 7 4 20 .150 0 2 1 1 7 1 1 0 2 0 10.5
Nov 2 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 1 3 9 4 27 .185 1 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Nov 3 Northern Michigan W, 3-0 1 3 7 4 20 .150 1 1 2 2 5 0 3 2 3 0 9.5
Nov 7 Wisconsin-Parkside W, 3-0 1 3 11 2 23 .391 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Nov 9 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 11 2 24 .375 3 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Nov 10 vs. Davenport W, 3-0 1 3 13 5 34 .235 4 2 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Nov 15 vs. Ashland W, 3-2 1 5 18 8 40 .250 1 1 0 1 24 0 2 1 2 0 20.0
Nov 16 vs. Rockhurst (Mo.) L, 3-2 1 5 23 5 65 .277 0 0 1 2 16 0 3 0 3 1 24.5
  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 25 63 37 0.59 19 109 .165 4 0.06 6 0.10 87 1.38 1 10 11 0.17 49.0 0.8
2018-19 32 121 368 3.04 121 1002 .247 41 0.34 16 0.13 420 3.47 1 51 52 0.43 410.5 3.4
Total 57 184 405 2.20 140 1111 .239 45 0.24 22 0.12 507 2.76 2 61 63 0.34 459.5 2.5
  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 32 121 368 3.04 121 1002 .247 41 0.34 16 0.13 420 3.47 1 51 52 0.43 410.5 3.4
Conference 16 58 168 2.90 53 459 .251 17 0.29 7 0.12 193 3.33 1 31 32 0.55 191.5 3.3
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Home 15 50 140 2.80 42 389 .252 13 0.26 4 0.08 177 3.54 0 21 21 0.42 154.5 3.1
Away 9 37 104 2.81 34 279 .251 13 0.35 5 0.14 120 3.24 1 18 19 0.51 119.0 3.2
Neutral 8 34 124 3.65 45 334 .237 15 0.44 7 0.21 123 3.62 0 12 12 0.35 137.0 4.0
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Wins 27 98 291 2.97 97 781 .248 37 0.38 14 0.14 346 3.53 1 43 44 0.45 327.5 3.3
Losses 5 23 77 3.35 24 221 .240 4 0.17 2 0.09 74 3.22 0 8 8 0.35 83.0 3.6
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August 6 22 56 2.55 23 170 .194 6 0.27 1 0.05 77 3.50 0 7 7 0.32 60.5 2.8
September 11 41 112 2.73 34 323 .241 13 0.32 4 0.10 120 2.93 0 21 21 0.51 126.5 3.1
October 8 33 108 3.27 34 276 .268 12 0.36 6 0.18 124 3.76 1 13 14 0.42 121.5 3.7
November 7 25 92 3.68 30 233 .266 10 0.40 5 0.20 99 3.96 0 10 10 0.40 102.0 4.1