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Kate Rodriguez
Kate Rodriguez

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

High School:
St. Francis

Height:
5-11

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
11/30/1987


Career Statistics

2008 (RS-Sophomore)
Played in a total of eight matches and saw action in 23 sets ... Finished the year with eight kills, four assists, eight service aces 43 digs and a .964 reception percentage ... Opened the season with a dig in one set against Winthrop (Aug. 30) ... Also notched one dig in the Deacs' three-set sweep of NC A&T (Sept. 20) ... Had one kill on two attempts in one set against Boston College (Oct. 24) ... Had a career-best performance in Wake's four-set win at NC State (Nov. 12), coming off the bench to notch a career-best six kills, four service aces and two assists ... Also added 11 digs and had a key service ace in the Deacs' clinching 31-29 fourth-set victory ... Followed with two more aces, two assists, eight digs, one kill and no reception errors in 24 attempts at North Carolina (Nov. 16) ... Played in all four sets against both Virginia Tech (Nov. 20) and Virginia (Nov. 21), notching seven digs in each match and recording two service aces against the Cavaliers ... Notched eight digs in four sets to finish the season at Duke (Nov. 25).

2007 (Sophomore)
Took a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury ... Played in just nine matches and appeared in 17 sets ... Named to the Dean's List in 2007-08 ... Posted a season-high nine kills and a pair of digs in four sets against Pittsburgh (Aug. 31) in the opening match of the season ... Had a pair of kills and a dig against Miami (OH) (Sept. 1) ... played in one match at the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept. 7-8), recording three digs and a kill in two sets against Radford (Sept. 8) ... Saw action in two matches at the Univ. of Houston Tournament (Sept. 14-15) ... Made ACC season debut with a pair of kills and a dig against Boston College (Sept. 21) ... Had a hitting percentage of .333 with three kills against North Carolina (Oct. 4) ... Posted season-high six digs two days later against NC State (Oct. 6).

2006 (Freshman)
Played in 15 matches with four starts ... Appeared in 35 sets total ... Averaged 1.49 digs per set, good enough for ninth on the team ... Finished the year with 52 digs ... Averaged 1.26 kills per set, ranking her sixth on the squad ... Had 44 kills total ... Turned in one double-double on the season ... Made her collegiate debut against Florida Atlantic (Sept. 2) in the Coors Invitational ... Recorded one dig in two sets in Wake's three-set defeat of FAU ... Played in all three matches at the Black & Gold Challenge (Sept. 15-16) ... Had a dig and an assist in two sets against George Washington (Sept. 15) ... Played in one set each against Davidson (Sept. 16) and Winthrop (Sept. 16) ... Made her ACC debut and first career start against Georgia Tech (Sept. 22), playing in all three sets ... Flirted with a double-double by finishing with eight kills and nine digs ... Also added season-highs of two aces and one block solo against the Yellow Jackets ... Had her best performance of the season the following night against Clemson (Sept. 23) ... Started the match and posted her first career double-double with season-highs of 12 kills and 14 digs ... Led the team in digs and also had a season-high 33 attempts in the four-set match against the Tigers ... Tallied six kills, eight digs and a season-best two assists in a start at North Carolina (Sept. 27) ... Also served 13 times without an error against the Tar Heels ... Made her fourth straight start and had four kills and a block solo at NC State (Sept. 30) ... Tallied six digs and an ace in four sets against Virginia Tech (Oct. 6) ... Recorded two digs in one set against Maryland (Oct. 13) ... Turned in three kills, one dig and a block assist in one set at Clemson (Oct. 27) ... Had three digs and a block assist against NC State (Nov. 3) ... Finished her season with seven kills, six digs, an ace and a season-best two blocks at Virginia Tech (Nov. 18).

High School
Played with Sports Performance Volleyball Club for five years ... Won gold medal at 2004 AAUs and silver medal at 2005 AAUs ... Placed fifth at the Junior Olympics in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Won back-to-back state titles at St. Francis High School in 2003 and 2004 ... 2005 SFHS team was ranked 10th nationally ... Named to 2005 Chicago Tribune All-State second team and 2005 Champaign News Gazette All-State team ... Named 2005 All-Area first team by the Daily Herald and the Chicago Sun Times ... Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year in 2005 ... Wendy's High School Heisman nominee ... National Honor Society member.

Personal
Majoring in elementary education ... Born Nov. 30, 1987 in Downers Grove, Ill. ... Full name is Mary Kathryn Rodriguez ... Daughter of Mark and Kathy Rodriguez ... Lists her parents as the most impressive people she knows ... Lists her most memorable moment in athletics as winning back-to-back Illinois state volleyball titles ... Also recruited by Clemson, Loyola-Chicago, Fairfield and Evansville ... Five high school and club teammates are currently playing Division I college volleyball.

 

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