7 Katie Best
7 - Katie Best
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
High School: North Allegheny
Position: OH
Major: Biochemistry
m 30
k/s 1.62
h % .195
a/s 0.24
b/s 0.25
sa/s 0.31
d/s 3.47

2013: Played in all 33 matches and a team-high 116-of-118 sets as a sophomore captain…named to All-UAA Second Team at libero…posted team bests of 538 digs and 24 service aces…ranked third in the UAA at 4.64 digs per set…recorded a career-high 29 digs versus Baldwin Wallace on September 29…registered three service aces in three separate matches. 

2012: Played in 12 matches and a total of 16 sets as a freshman…recorded 42 digs for the season with a high of eight at Oberlin on October 24.

Personal: Earned three varsity letters at North Allegheny Senior High School…named 2012 NAHS Senior Athlete of the Year…selected as 2011 All-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League...also tabbed as first-team all-section and to All-Pennsylvania squad…named second-team all-section in 2010…graduated as a four-time NAHS Scholar-Athlete with a 4.0 grade point average or better while in season…member of the Gifted Education Program and National Honor Society…also a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete…daughter of Kurt and Ann Best.

Recent Games
Oct 25 at Heidelberg L, 3-0
Nov 1 vs. Denison L, 3-0
Nov 1 at Wooster W, 3-1
Nov 7 vs. Chicago L, 3-1
Nov 7 vs. Brandeis W, 3-0
Nov 8 vs. Rochester (N.Y.) W, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 7
Sets 102 22
Kills 165 48
Kills per set 1.62 2.18
Errors 62 20
Total Attacks 527 156
Hitting Percentage .195 .179
Assists 24 7
Assists per set 0.24 0.32
Service Aces 32 3
Service Errors 21 5
Service Aces per set 0.31 0.14
Reception Errors 48 13
Digs 354 78
Digs per set 3.47 3.55
Block Solo 2 1
Block Assist 24 5
Block Total 26 6
Blocks per set 0.25 0.27
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 211.0 54.5
Points per set 2.1 2.5
Matches started 21 7
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 29 vs. Buffalo St. W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 0 2 3 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Aug 29 vs. Alma L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 1 4 0 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Aug 30 vs. Maryville (Tenn.) L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 2 1 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Aug 30 vs. Kenyon W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 3 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 5 Pitt.-Bradford W, 3-0 - 2 4 2 13 .154 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 5 Muskingum W, 3-1 1 4 7 1 13 .462 1 2 2 2 16 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Sep 6 Westminster (Pa.) W, 3-0 1 3 10 0 16 .625 0 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Sep 6 Capital W, 3-0 1 3 6 1 14 .357 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 10 at Mount Union L, 3-0 1 3 3 3 13 .000 1 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 12 vs. Kenyon W, 3-1 1 4 12 2 27 .370 4 1 1 1 9 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 13 vs. Mt. St. Joseph L, 3-2 1 5 1 3 22 -.091 1 2 1 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 17 John Carroll W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 15 .467 1 3 1 3 15 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 24 at Baldwin Wallace W, 3-0 1 2 2 1 13 .077 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 27 vs. Otterbein W, 3-2 - 4 7 4 27 .111 1 0 0 2 17 1 1 0 2 0 8.5
Sep 27 at Marietta L, 3-0 1 3 4 0 14 .286 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 4 at Emory L, 3-0 1 3 7 3 18 .222 1 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Oct 4 vs. Carnegie Mellon L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 25 .240 3 0 1 3 16 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Oct 5 vs. Rochester (N.Y.) W, 3-0 1 3 7 2 26 .192 0 1 1 2 10 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Oct 14 Hiram W, 3-2 1 5 8 1 29 .241 2 1 0 3 18 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 18 vs. Brandeis W, 3-0 1 2 2 2 10 .000 1 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 18 at Chicago W, 3-1 1 4 10 3 27 .259 1 0 2 1 19 1 0 0 1 0 11.0
Oct 19 vs. Washington (Mo.) L, 3-0 1 2 1 2 11 -.091 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 19 vs. New York U. W, 3-1 1 4 11 4 39 .179 1 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 22 at Oberlin L, 3-1 - 4 5 1 26 .154 1 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Oct 25 at Heidelberg L, 3-0 1 1 0 3 6 -.500 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0.5
Nov 1 vs. Denison L, 3-0 - 3 8 9 27 -.037 0 1 0 3 9 0 4 0 4 0 11.0
Nov 1 at Wooster W, 3-1 - 4 16 4 40 .300 0 1 0 1 5 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Nov 7 vs. Chicago L, 3-1 1 4 9 2 20 .350 1 0 0 2 21 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Nov 7 vs. Brandeis W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 14 .143 0 6 1 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Nov 8 vs. Rochester (N.Y.) W, 3-1 1 4 4 3 18 .056 2 0 0 3 9 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
  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
2012-13 12 16 1 0.06 4 7 -.429 1 0.06 0 0.00 42 2.63 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.1
2013-14 33 116 4 0.03 3 14 .071 27 0.23 24 0.21 538 4.64 0 0 0 0.00 28.0 0.2
2014-15 30 102 165 1.62 62 527 .195 24 0.24 32 0.31 354 3.47 2 24 26 0.25 211.0 2.1
2015-16 33 114 1 0.01 3 24 -.083 31 0.27 22 0.19 561 4.92 0 0 0 0.00 23.0 0.2
Total 108 348 171 0.49 72 572 .173 83 0.24 78 0.22 1495 4.30 2 24 26 0.07 263.0 0.8
  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 30 102 165 1.62 62 527 .195 24 0.24 32 0.31 354 3.47 2 24 26 0.25 211.0 2.1
Conference 7 22 48 2.18 20 156 .179 7 0.32 3 0.14 78 3.55 1 5 6 0.27 54.5 2.5
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Home 6 20 43 2.15 6 100 .370 4 0.20 7 0.35 64 3.20 0 5 5 0.25 52.5 2.6
Away 8 24 47 1.96 18 157 .185 5 0.21 1 0.04 77 3.21 1 5 6 0.25 51.5 2.1
Neutral 16 58 75 1.29 38 270 .137 15 0.26 24 0.41 213 3.67 1 14 15 0.26 107.0 1.8
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Wins 18 61 117 1.92 32 343 .248 14 0.23 22 0.36 203 3.33 2 15 17 0.28 148.5 2.4
Losses 12 41 48 1.17 30 184 .098 10 0.24 10 0.24 151 3.68 0 9 9 0.22 62.5 1.5
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August 4 16 0 0.00 0 4 .000 1 0.06 11 0.69 70 4.38 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.7
September 11 36 64 1.78 18 187 .246 10 0.28 9 0.25 115 3.19 1 7 8 0.22 77.5 2.2
October 10 32 61 1.91 25 217 .166 10 0.31 4 0.13 118 3.69 1 7 8 0.25 69.5 2.2
November 5 18 40 2.22 19 119 .176 3 0.17 8 0.44 51 2.83 0 10 10 0.56 53.0 2.9