33 Katie Best
33 - Katie Best
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
High School: North Allegheny
Position: L/OH
Major: Biochemistry
m 33
k/s 0.01
h % -.083
a/s 0.27
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.19
d/s 4.92

2015: Named to the All-University Athletic Association Second Team following the season, marking the third-straight year she has earned all-conference honors… Finished her career eighth in school history with 1,495 career digs, the 78th-best mark among active NCAA Division III players… Played in all 33 matches during the year and appeared in each of the 114 sets... Led the team with 561 digs during the year and 4.92 digs per set… Added 31 assists and 22 service aces… Had double-figure dig totals in 29 of the team’s 33 matches, including nine matches of at least 20 digs… Tallied a season-high 32 digs against Bethany on October 31st… Had a 30-dig effort against Hiram on October 13th.

2014: Played in all 30 matches and in 102 sets...recorded 165 kills for the season...tallied 24 assists...finished first on the team with 32 service aces...recorded a team-best 354 digs...tallied 26 total blocks...earned All-UAA honorable mention

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 31 Bethany (W.V.) L, 3-1
Nov 6 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 3-0
Nov 6 vs. Washington (Mo.) L, 3-0
Nov 7 vs. Chicago W, 3-1
Nov 13 vs. Mary Washington W, 3-1
Nov 14 at Juniata L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 33 7
Sets 114 22
Kills 1 0
Kills per set 0.01 0.00
Errors 3 1
Total Attacks 24 9
Hitting Percentage -.083 -.111
Assists 31 4
Assists per set 0.27 0.18
Service Aces 22 6
Service Errors 16 5
Service Aces per set 0.19 0.27
Reception Errors 25 5
Digs 561 130
Digs per set 4.92 5.91
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 23.0 6.0
Points per set 0.2 0.3
Matches started - -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 at John Carroll W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 2 1 0 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 4 vs. Kenyon W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 2 1 0 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 4 at Otterbein W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 5 vs. Berea W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 5 vs. Capital W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 3 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 11 Buffalo St. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 11 Thiel W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 12 Westminster (Pa.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 2 1 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 12 Franciscan W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 16 Mount Union W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 Baldwin Wallace L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 25 vs. Pomona-Pitzer W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 25 vs. Brooklyn W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 26 vs. Stevenson W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 26 vs. Westminster (Pa.) W, 3-1 - 4 0 1 2 -.500 1 0 3 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 3 vs. Emory L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 3 vs. Carnegie Mellon W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 4 vs. Brandeis W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 2 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 7 Oberlin W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 2 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 10 vs. Muskingum L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 3 2 2 1 28 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 10 at Heidelberg W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 13 at Hiram L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2 30 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 17 New York U. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 17 vs. Chicago W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 5 .000 0 2 0 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 18 at Washington (Mo.) L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 2 .000 2 2 0 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 18 Rochester (N.Y.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 2 -.500 0 0 2 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 31 Wooster W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 31 Bethany (W.V.) L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 2 .500 5 0 0 2 32 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 6 at Rochester (N.Y.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Nov 6 vs. Washington (Mo.) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 7 vs. Chicago W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 2 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 13 vs. Mary Washington W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 14 at Juniata L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  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 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
Conference 7 22 0 0.00 1 9 -.111 4 0.18 6 0.27 130 5.91 0 0 0 0.00 6.0 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 11 36 1 0.03 1 8 .000 8 0.22 4 0.11 188 5.22 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.1
Away 7 28 0 0.00 0 3 .000 7 0.25 7 0.25 128 4.57 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.3
Neutral 15 50 0 0.00 2 13 -.154 16 0.32 11 0.22 245 4.90 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.2
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Wins 25 83 0 0.00 3 16 -.188 18 0.22 18 0.22 389 4.69 0 0 0 0.00 18.0 0.2
Losses 8 31 1 0.03 0 8 .125 13 0.42 4 0.13 172 5.55 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.2
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September 15 52 0 0.00 2 8 -.250 12 0.23 8 0.15 225 4.33 0 0 0 0.00 8.0 0.2
October 13 45 1 0.02 1 14 .000 15 0.33 12 0.27 265 5.89 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.3
November 5 17 0 0.00 0 2 .000 4 0.24 2 0.12 71 4.18 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.1