9 Katie Placek
9 - Katie Placek
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
High School: West
Position: Outside Hitter
m 32
k/s 0.88
h % .161
a/s 0.23
b/s 0.54
sa/s 0.13
d/s 2.65

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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 11 at Michigan Tech W, 3-1
Nov 15 Ashland W, 3-0
Nov 18 Wayne State W, 3-1
Nov 19 Michigan Tech W, 3-0
Nov 30 vs. McKendree W, 3-1
Dec 1 at Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 32 16
Sets 113 58
Kills 99 68
Kills per set 0.88 1.17
Errors 41 24
Total Attacks 361 210
Hitting Percentage .161 .210
Assists 26 11
Assists per set 0.23 0.19
Service Aces 15 10
Service Errors 31 17
Service Aces per set 0.13 0.17
Reception Errors 30 9
Digs 299 158
Digs per set 2.65 2.72
Block Solo 5 2
Block Assist 56 30
Block Total 61 32
Blocks per set 0.54 0.55
Block Errors 3 3
Ball Handling Errors 2 2
Points 147.0 95.0
Points per set 1.3 1.6
Matches started 26 15
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 18 at Western Michigan W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 19 at Central Michigan W, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 1 Mo. Western St. W, 3-0 - 3 0 2 3 -.667 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 1 Cedarville W, 3-0 1 3 5 0 8 .625 2 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 2 Northwest Missouri St. W, 3-0 - 3 1 0 4 .250 0 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 2 Quincy W, 3-1 1 4 4 0 11 .364 1 1 1 2 12 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 8 vs. Tampa W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 4 -.250 1 0 1 0 14 0 5 0 5 0 2.5
Sep 8 vs. Southwest Minnesota State L, 3-0 - 3 1 2 14 -.071 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Sep 9 vs. Central Missouri W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 1 .000 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 9 vs. Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-0 - 3 2 0 10 .200 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 15 at Purdue Northwest W, 3-1 - 4 4 0 6 .667 1 1 1 0 12 0 2 0 2 1 6.0
Sep 16 at Davenport W, 3-1 1 4 5 1 23 .174 0 0 0 1 14 0 2 1 2 0 6.0
Sep 19 Northwood W, 3-0 1 3 2 4 18 -.111 0 1 2 1 12 1 2 0 3 0 5.0
Sep 22 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 13 .154 1 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 4 0 6.0
Sep 23 Northern Michigan W, 3-0 1 3 5 0 7 .714 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Sep 29 at Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 3 5 2 9 .333 0 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 30 at Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 4 1 7 .429 1 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 6.0
Oct 6 Grand Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 3 0 8 .375 0 0 1 0 9 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Oct 7 Wayne State L, 3-2 1 5 0 3 13 -.231 2 0 2 1 15 0 7 0 7 0 3.5
Oct 13 vs. Hillsdale L, 3-1 1 4 3 0 21 .143 2 0 2 3 7 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Oct 13 vs. Indianapolis W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 4 .500 1 0 1 2 7 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Oct 14 vs. Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-0 1 3 1 4 17 -.176 1 1 0 5 12 0 3 0 3 0 3.5
Oct 20 at Ashland L, 3-2 1 5 8 2 18 .333 1 1 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Oct 21 at Tiffin W, 3-0 1 3 2 1 8 .125 0 1 1 3 9 1 2 0 3 0 5.0
Oct 28 at Northwood W, 3-1 1 4 2 0 7 .286 1 1 3 1 11 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Nov 3 Saginaw Valley State W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 12 .167 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Nov 4 Lake Superior State W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 2 .000 2 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 10 at Northern Michigan L, 3-2 1 5 11 3 34 .235 0 2 1 1 9 0 2 1 2 0 14.0
Nov 11 at Michigan Tech W, 3-1 1 4 9 3 25 .240 1 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 4 0 11.0
Nov 15 Ashland W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 5 .400 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Nov 18 Wayne State W, 3-1 1 4 3 3 17 .000 1 0 0 0 6 2 5 0 7 0 7.5
Nov 19 Michigan Tech W, 3-0 1 3 1 1 7 .000 1 0 2 0 8 1 1 0 2 0 2.5
Nov 30 vs. McKendree W, 3-1 1 4 6 2 11 .364 1 1 2 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Dec 1 at Lewis (Ill.) L, 3-2 1 5 0 2 14 -.143 1 0 1 4 14 0 3 0 3 0 1.5
  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
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 32 113 99 0.88 41 361 .161 26 0.23 15 0.13 299 2.65 5 56 61 0.54 147.0 1.3
Conference 16 58 68 1.17 24 210 .210 11 0.19 10 0.17 158 2.72 2 30 32 0.55 95.0 1.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 46 34 0.74 17 128 .133 12 0.26 5 0.11 122 2.65 4 26 30 0.65 56.0 1.2
Away 10 40 50 1.25 15 151 .232 6 0.15 8 0.20 106 2.65 1 17 18 0.45 67.5 1.7
Neutral 8 27 15 0.56 9 82 .073 8 0.30 2 0.07 71 2.63 0 13 13 0.48 23.5 0.9
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Wins 24 80 73 0.91 25 220 .218 18 0.23 11 0.14 220 2.75 5 38 43 0.54 108.0 1.4
Losses 8 33 26 0.79 16 141 .071 8 0.24 4 0.12 79 2.39 0 18 18 0.55 39.0 1.2
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September 15 49 42 0.86 15 138 .196 11 0.22 8 0.16 134 2.73 1 20 21 0.43 61.0 1.2
October 8 30 21 0.70 10 96 .115 8 0.27 4 0.13 81 2.70 1 19 20 0.67 35.5 1.2
November 8 29 36 1.24 14 113 .195 6 0.21 3 0.10 70 2.41 3 14 17 0.59 49.0 1.7
December 1 5 0 0.00 2 14 -.143 1 0.20 0 0.00 14 2.80 0 3 3 0.60 1.5 0.3