9 Katie Placek
9 Katie Placek
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
High School: West
Position: Outside Hitter
m 32
k/s 0.02
h % .071
a/s 0.68
b/s 0.00
sa/s 0.12
d/s 5.38

2017 (Junior): Played in 113 total sets and 32 matches for Ferris State, helped Bulldogs to their fourth consecutive GLIAC Championship Regular Season and Tournament Championship and third consecutive NCAA Regional appearance… had 99 kills and 299 digs on the season… had a season best of 11 kills against Northern Michigan University on 11/10.

2016 (Sophomore): Played in 129 sets over 26 matches, captained the Bulldogs to their third consecutive GLIAC Regular Season and Tournament Championship and second consecutive NCAA Regional Final appearance…had 268 kills, fourth best on the team…finished with 469 digs, second best on the team…added 45 total blocks…had a season best 15 kills in 3-2 win over Washburn on 9/9…had a season high 25 digs twice (9/9 vs. Washburn, 10/1 at Ohio Dominican)…had 10 or more kills in a match 11 times…had 10 or more digs in a match 30 times over 36 matches…also added 32 service aces.

2015 Season (Freshman): Played in all 36 matches, helped Bulldogs to 2015 GLIAC regular season and tournament championships, as well as an NCAA Tournament Regional Final appearance. Finished with 95 kills in 119 sets. Had 390 digs, best among non-seniors, third best on the team. and 42 block assists good for fourth on the squad. Season-high nine kills at Malone on 9/26. Season-best 20 digs against Grand Valley State on Nov. 3 in 3-2 victory over Lakers. Posted four block assists twice, 9/11 vs. West Florida, 1016 vs. McKendree. Had season-high four service aces on 10/31 at Northern Michigan.

Prior To Ferris State: The 5-10 Placek had a standout career at Traverse City West High School where she was both a four-time all-state and academic all-state recipient for head coach Emily Baumann. She started more than 175 consecutive matches for TC West and netted more than 1,700 kills, 1,500 digs, 300 blocks and 225 service aces in her prep career. The four-time all-region and all-league honoree guided the squad to its fourth-straight district crown this fall along with a trip to the state tournament. In her career, she helped lead the Titans to the school's first regional title since 2006 and TC West captured the Big North Conference with a perfect 12-0 mark.

The daughter of Don and Lisa Placek, Katie also competed in basketball and soccer while serving in a variety of student organizations, including student senate. She played club level volleyball for the Northshore Volleyball Club under coach Travis Baker.

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 2 0
Kills per set 0.02 0.00
Errors 1 0
Total Attacks 14 7
Hitting Percentage .071 .000
Assists 82 50
Assists per set 0.68 0.86
Service Aces 14 7
Service Errors 16 6
Service Aces per set 0.12 0.12
Reception Errors 34 21
Digs 651 310
Digs per set 5.38 5.34
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 4 1
Points 16.0 7.0
Points per set 0.1 0.1
Matches started - -
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 - 4 0 0 0 - 3 0 1 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Aug 24 Winona State (Minn.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 24 Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 25 Hillsdale W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 2 1 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Aug 31 vs. Drury (Mo.) L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 2 1 2 1 22 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Aug 31 at Florida Southern L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 1 1.000 2 1 1 2 16 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 1 vs. Rollins W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Sep 1 at Tampa L, 3-2 - 5 1 0 1 1.000 2 0 2 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 7 Wisconsin-Parkside W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 8 Purdue Northwest W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 2 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 11 at Northwood W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 4 0 1 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 14 at Northern Michigan W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 4 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 15 at Michigan Tech W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 1 0 1 24 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 21 Lake Superior State W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 4 1 0 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 22 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 4 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 28 at Davenport W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 3 1 0 4 18 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 29 at Grand Valley State W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 7 0 1 0 22 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Oct 5 Wayne State W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 6 Ashland W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 2 0 0 4 25 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 12 vs. Findlay W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 2 28 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 12 vs. Indianapolis W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 4 1 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 13 vs. Drury (Mo.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 3 0 1 0 27 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 20 Northwood W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 4 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 26 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 2 25 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 27 at Lake Superior State W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 1 24 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 2 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 3 1 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 3 Northern Michigan W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 3 0 1 2 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 7 Wisconsin-Parkside W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 9 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 10 vs. Davenport W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 1 31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 15 vs. Ashland W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 2 0 0 1 30 0 0 1 0 0 0.0
Nov 16 vs. Rockhurst (Mo.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 4 1 1 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  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
2015-16 36 119 95 0.80 47 390 .123 37 0.31 25 0.21 390 3.28 5 42 47 0.39 146.0 1.2
2016-17 36 129 268 2.08 121 1048 .140 24 0.19 32 0.25 469 3.64 23 22 45 0.35 334.0 2.6
2017-18 32 113 99 0.88 41 361 .161 26 0.23 15 0.13 299 2.65 5 56 61 0.54 147.0 1.3
2018-19 32 121 2 0.02 1 14 .071 82 0.68 14 0.12 651 5.38 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.1
Total 136 482 464 0.96 210 1813 .140 169 0.35 86 0.18 1809 3.75 33 120 153 0.32 643.0 1.3
  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 2 0.02 1 14 .071 82 0.68 14 0.12 651 5.38 0 0 0 0.00 16.0 0.1
Conference 16 58 0 0.00 0 7 .000 50 0.86 7 0.12 310 5.34 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 50 0 0.00 1 7 -.143 35 0.70 7 0.14 259 5.18 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.1
Away 9 37 2 0.05 0 4 .500 29 0.78 4 0.11 185 5.00 0 0 0 0.00 6.0 0.2
Neutral 8 34 0 0.00 0 3 .000 18 0.53 3 0.09 207 6.09 0 0 0 0.00 3.0 0.1
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Wins 27 98 0 0.00 1 11 -.091 69 0.70 11 0.11 533 5.44 0 0 0 0.00 11.0 0.1
Losses 5 23 2 0.09 0 3 .667 13 0.57 3 0.13 118 5.13 0 0 0 0.00 5.0 0.2
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August 6 22 1 0.05 1 4 .000 13 0.59 5 0.23 108 4.91 0 0 0 0.00 6.0 0.3
September 11 41 1 0.02 0 5 .200 35 0.85 5 0.12 201 4.90 0 0 0 0.00 6.0 0.1
October 8 33 0 0.00 0 2 .000 20 0.61 2 0.06 172 5.21 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.1
November 7 25 0 0.00 0 3 .000 14 0.56 2 0.08 170 6.80 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 0.1