Duke Volleyball BIO
10 Kellie Catanach
2011: Earned AVCA All-America honorable mention honors as well as All-ACC and All-East Region accolades ... Tabbed All-ACC for the third straight season ... Named All-East Region for the fourth consecutive year ... Amassed 1,259 assists and 11.14 assists per set ... Posted 15 double-doubles ... Totaled a career-high 106 kills on 337 attacks ... Ranked third on the team with 53 blocks and 279 digs ... Totaled 50 assists in a match seven times ... Finished her career with the second-highest career total in assists, amassing 5,363 during her four year with the Blue Devils ... The third player in Duke history to record more than 5,000 assists ... Ended her career ranked ninth on the ACC's all-time assists leaderboard ... Also the third Blue Devil to post at least 1,000 assists in all four seasons ... Reached the 1,000-dig plateau as well and ranked 20th on Duke's career dig list.
2010: Named ACC Player of the Year, becoming the seventh Duke player to earn that honor...Named AVCA All-America third team...Team captain of one of the most successful teams in Duke volleyball history...Tabbed All-ACC for the second straight year...Named All-East Region for the third straight year...An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection...Led the ACC with 1,419 assists and 11.26 assists per set...Named to the NCAA All-Regional Team (University Park, Pa.) after leading Duke into the Round of Eight...Posted 12 double-doubles...Set down a career-high 29 service aces...totaled 98 kills on a career-high 365 attacks...Ranked third on the team with 76 blocks and fourth with 268 digs...Directed a balanced offense that saw five players total at least 250 kills and three break the 350-kill plateau...Started every match and played in all but one set...Totaled 50 assists in a match eight times...Dished out 55 assists in a 3-1 win over Missouri in the NCAA Regional Semifinal...Also collected 66 assists, 11 digs and five blocks in a 3-2 win over Florida State on Oct. 24.
2009: ACC Academic Honor Roll selection... Named AVCA All-America Honorable Mention...All-ACC Selection...All-East Region honoree...Named to the All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team...Led Duke and ranked fourth in the ACC with 1,277 assists...Averaged 10.55 assists per set...Named ACC Player of the Week on September 21 after averaging 11.33 assists in a 3-0 showing at the Black and Gold Challenge...Named to the InnTower Invitational, Duke Invitational and Black and Gold Challenge All-Tournament Teams...Surpassed 2,500 career assists in only her second season...Directed a Duke offense that led the ACC in kills per set and assists per set and ranked third in team hitting percentage...Posted a .397 set percentage...Put down a career-high 104 kills in 284 attacks for a .250 hitting percentage...Committed just 33 attack errors...Added a career-high 28 service aces...Set career highs in kills, kills per set, hitting percentage, service aces and total points...Contributed 217 digs and 65 blocks...Posted six double-doubles...Played in every set...Went 6-for-10 attacking without an error and added 32 assists, four digs and four blocks in a 3-0 win over Miami...Saw 23 of her 35 (.657) sets go down for kills in a 3-0 win over Tennessee State...Made more than two attack errors just twice all season...Contributed 51 assists, four kills, 10 digs and three service aces in a 3-2 loss against Florida State.
2008: Named to the All-East Region Volleyball Team...Tabbed to the ACC All-Freshman team...Started every match and played in every set as a freshman...Led the ACC with 1,409 assists while averaging 10.76 assists per set...Also led the ACC in assists and assists per set in conference-only matches...Had the sixth-most assists in school history...Finished second in the ACC with 17 double-doubles...Had the third-most blocks on the team with 83, an average of 0.63 per set...Had the third-most digs with 314 at an average of 2.40 per set...Named ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 24...Had 91 kills and just 25 errors for a .219 hitting percentage...Was named a "Rising Star" by CVU.com, appearing as one of 15 freshmen and one of two from the ACC on the national list...Helped Duke put down the most kills in the ACC with 1,797, which was over 100 more than the next closest team...Also led Duke to the most assists (1,674) and second-best assists per game average (12.78) in the conference...Named to the Charleston Invitational All-Tournament Team...Had 55 assists, 13 digs and seven kills on 13 errorless attacks in a five-set win against Georgia Tech (10/10)...Put up a career-high 62 assists in five sets against Florida State (11/2)...Picked up a career high 20 digs in a five-set win against Wake Forest (11/25)...Put back a career-high seven blocks in three sets against NC State (11/14)...Had a three-set career-high 45 assists and was 6-of-8 attacking in a 3-0 win against College of Charleston (9/19)...Collected 54 assists, three kills, 12 digs and four blocks in a 3-2 win over No. 25 San Francisco in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
High School: A four-year letterwinner out of Plant High School and a 2007 Prep All-America selection...Named Gatorade State Player of the Year and St. Petersburg Times Player of the Year as a senior...Was a finalist for PrepVolleyball's National Senior of the Year award...Received the 2007 Kirkwood Award...Named Florida Dairy Farmer's Miss Volleyball 2007...A two-time First Team All-State selection...Tabbed Hillsborough County Player of the Year...A four-time First Team All-County honoree...Had 2,811 assists, 227 aces, 320 kills and 245 blocks in her prep career...put up 735 assists as a senior along with 215 digs, 61 blocks, 133 kills and 62 aces...had 748 assists, 160 digs, 64 blocks, 72 kills and 58 aces as a junior...sophomore season produced 808 assists, 243 digs, 80 blocks, 55 kills and 57 aces...contributed 520 assists, 125 digs, 40 blocks, 60 kills and 50 aces as a freshman...Appeared on the Tampa Bay Invitational All-Tournament Team all four years of high school...Earned a spot on the Berkeley Premier All-Tournament Team as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named First Team All-Western Conference three consecutive years...Also appeared on the All-Suncoast Team as a sophomore, junior and senior...Competed with the USA High Performance Program...Has participated in the Junior Olympics with the Tampa United Volleyball Academy seven times...Helped the team take second in the National Division a the Junior Olympics before taking second again in the American Division in the 2007 Junior Olympics...Named to the Junior Olympics All-Tournament Team in 2006 and 2007 and was a runner up for MVP in 2006...Is a member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club...Is also involved with the Social Studies National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society...A member of the Plant High School Hall Of Fame.
Personal: Born Kellie Ann Catanach on April 13, 1990...Daughter of Chris and Linda Catanach...Has a sister, Christina...Father has served as head volleyball coach at the University of Tampa for 25 years...Mother played volleyball and basketball at Tampa as well....Majored in Psychology.