5 - Kate McWhorter
Kate McWhorter
Birth Date: 07/15/1987
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
High School: Stockdale
Previous College: Cal State Bakersfield
Position: OH

Notables Tri-Captain ... Great all around player and one of the best Division III players in the nation ... Excels in passing, defense, hitting and blocking.

2008 Enjoyed the greatest season in UMass Boston volleyball history ... Named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-New England Region Honorable Mention team ... Became the first player in school history to be selected the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was also a Little East Conference First Team All-Star ... Made an immediate impact after transferring from NCAA Division I California State University Bakersfield, being named the LEC Offensive Player of the Week a league-high four times ... Led the Little East Conference with 4.52 kills per set in 109 sets to give her a school-record total of 493 for the season and her average was also good for sixth in the nation ... Her hitting percentage of .364 shattered the school record and placed her third among LEC players and 22nd among all Division III players ... Started all 33 matches she played in and served up 43 aces to give her 0.39 per set to rank seventh in the league ... Extremely consistent, putting down double-digits in kills in all but four matches, including a stretch of 14 consecutive matches from August 30 to October 3 and owned a hitting percentage of .200 or better in 29 contests, including a high of .667 at Worcester State College on October 24 in a match where she put down 11 kills and made just one error in 15 attempts ... Spiked for 12 or more kills on 24 occasions and has served up at least one ace in 22 matches, including 13 outings with two or more ... Smashed a career-best 26 kills in the LEC Championship match vs. Keene State College on November 8 and averaged 19 kills in her last six matches ... Also fired a personal-best five aces at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on October 25 ... Her kill total was not only the most in a season at UMass Boston, but also ranks eighth on the career list and her attack percentage places her at the top on the career list ... Outstanding on the defensive side of the net as well to establish herself as one of the league's best all-around players, placing second on the team with 2.44 digs per set and 0.45 blocks per set ... Got up for at least one block in 24 matches and her total of 35 block assists was the fifth-highest mark in a season for a UMB player ... Came up with six or more digs 19 times, including a career-high of 22 at Emerson College on October 28 to contribute to 11 double-doubles of kills and digs on the season ... Also named to the Plymouth State Days of Campton Inn and Salem State College Invitational All-Tournament teams.

2007 Saw action in 22 matches and 65 games at outside hitter for Division I California State University Bakersfield ... Spiked for 137 kills to average 2.11 per game and rank fifth on the squad ... Came up with 36 digs and nine total blocks ... Posted a .146 hitting percentage ... Put down seven or more kills in nine matches, including a career-high 23 to go with a .341 hitting mark at Fresno State on October 16 ... Swung for 15 kills and came up with five digs vs. Utah Valley University on October 13 and registered a .455 hitting mark with 13 kills in addition to four digs and two blocks vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology on November 16.

2006 Jumped right into the fire as a freshman and made an immediate impact as both a hitter and a setter for Division I Cal State Bakersfield ... Appeared in all 78 games, averaging 2.1 kills, 3.5 assists and 1.5 digs per game ... Reached double figures in kills eight times, including a season-high 15 vs. Cal State Stanislaus on September 23 ... Recorded six double-doubles and one triple-double ... The triple- double was a 14-kill, 13-assist, 14-dig effort in the season finale vs. Cal State San Bernardino on November 3 ... Also hit a season-high .500 (14-1-26) in that match ... Season-high 29 assists game in a four-game affair at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

2005 Redshirted as a freshman at Concordia-Irvine.

Personal/High School Two-year standout for Maria Collatz's powerful Stockdale High School program where she led the Mustangs to back-to-back Valley championships in 2003 and 2004 ... Earned All-Southwest Yosemite League and Bakersfield Californian All-Area honors ... Named the Mustangs' Rookie of the Year in 2003 and earned the Coaches Award in 2004 ... Also was a long jumper on the Stockdale track and field team as a senior ... Born July 15, 1987 ... Daughter of Charlie and Jaye McWhorter ... Named to the Honor Roll ... Majoring in psychology ... Enjoys scrapbooking, photography, travel, reading, skiing, water skiing and sports.