WCU downed The Citadel on the road 3-0 Friday night
O'Connor once again leads the way with 18 kills and four blocks
Senior Katie O'Connor led with a career-high 21 kills while compiling a .677 attack percentage
Freshman MaKenzie White led a balanced WCU attack with 12 kills
Freshman MaKenzie White leads with 19 kills for the Catamounts
Western Carolina Volleyball Senior Night
WCU versus UNC Asheville
Western Carolina versus Charleston Southern
WCU volleyball versus UNCG
WCU vs Wofford
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in all 30 matches for the Catamounts while starting at libero ... Earned Second Team All-State honors from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) ... Named the Southern Conference's Defensive Player of the Month for November ... Named the Southern Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12 ... Earned a spot on the Colonial Classic All-Tournament squad ... Led WCU with 511 digs for an average of 4.56 per set ... The 511 digs in a season ranked seventh in the WCU single season record book ... Ranked third in the Southern Conference in digs per set (4.56) ... One of just five Catamounts with double-figure service aces (15) ... Finished with double-figure digs in all but three matches including a streak of 12-straight matches to open the season ... Went over the 20-dig mark 11 times including five-straight to close out the season ... Turned in a career-high 28 digs against Coppin State (09/09) and at the Southern Conference Tournament versus UNCG (11/19) ... Had 25 digs in just three sets at The Citadel (11/12) ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Helped compile an 83-29 record as a prep star ... Holds school career digs mark with 1,572 ... Ranked fifth in the state of Virginia in digs ... Team finished in the state semifinals both as a sophomore and a junior ... Led team to the Cedar Run Conference Championship ... As a freshman, named honorable mention All-Conference, honorable mention PrepVolleyball Frosh 59 and honorable mention PrepVolleyball Defensive Dandies ... As a sophomore, named Libero of the Year and first team all-conference ... Named to the 6A North Regional All-Tournament Team and 6A North Region Second Team as a sophomore ... Received honorable mention on the Washington Post All-Mets team and the PrepVolleyball Soph 79 ... Earned a spot on the 12th team of the PrepVolleyball Defensive Dandies as a sophomore ... As a junior, repeated as first team all-conference and region all-tournament team ... An honorable mention on the all-region team and named to USA Today's 2014 Top Fall Athletes ... Moved up to the ninth team on the PrepVolleyball Defensive Dandies list ... As a senior, named Cedar Run Conference Libero of the Year ... Named first team all-conference ... Earned honorable mention honors on the All-Region team ... With club team, named the Northern Virginia Volleyball Association's 2014 Libero of the Year ... Helped the team win the Atlantic Coast Power League Tournament ... Named to the All-Tournament team.