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The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team beat Saint Peter's in three on October 6, 2012
Loyola defeated Coppin State in three on September 12.
Loyola volleyball versus Saint Peter's
2011 (Junior): Limited by a shoulder injury for the majority of the season... Played in 15 matches and saw most of her action from the back row... While limited in hitting, showed her experience and ability as a passer... Finished with 148 digs, an average of 2.9 per set... Made her season debut against George Washington and had 10 digs... Had a season-best five kills at Fairfield... Recorded 10 or more digs in five consecutive matches, at Canisius, against Manhattan, at Marist and Siena and versus Fairfield.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in 32 matches and made 29 starts... Second on the team with 280 kills, an average of 2.64 per set... Had 35 service aces and 283 digs.. Hit .357 with a season-high 17 kills against Binghamton (8/28)... Posted 10 or more kills in 14 matches, including a streak of six in a row from August 28-September 7... Had seven double-doubles during the season... Logged season-highs of 21 digs against both Saint Peter's (10/31) and Manhattan (11/14)... Had 11 and 15 kills in those respective matches... Matched her season-high in kills of 17 against Iona (9/19) and had 16 digs against the Gaels... Posted 12 kills and 15 digs in a five-set win over Siena (10/2).
2009 (Freshman): Played in all 123 sets and 33 matches while starting 32 as a hitter for the Greyhounds... Was second on the team behind Nina Camaioni with 306 kills and averaged 2.49 per set on .129 hitting... Finished third on the team with 285 digs (2.32 per set)... Assisted on 37 blocks while banging down three solos... Recorded a total of 11 double-doubles including in the final five games of the season... First double-double came against Radford in the fourth and final game of the Duquesne/Robert Morris Invitational in Pittsburgh when she posted career-highs in kills (15) and digs (23)... Also chipped in with two service aces (8/29)... Hit .300 with 13 kills against Navy in the Battle of Baltimore (9/5) for her second of three straight double-digit kill games... Hit 10 kills on 20 swings for a career-high .500 hitting clip at Saint Peter's (10/3)... Ten digs against the Peahens began a streak of three straight double-doubles that continued with 14 kills and 15 digs against Canisius (10/10) and 13 kills and 13 digs against Niagara (10/11)... Tallied a career-high 17 kills and also added in 19 digs and four blocks at Manhattan (10/4) turning in a season- and career-high 19.5 points... Hitting accuracy greatly improved at the end of the season as she hit .387, .273 and .333 with 15, 11 and 13 kills in three of the final five games of the season against Canisius, Rider and Saint Peter's.
High School: Lettered one year in volleyball at Ward Melville (N.Y.) High School in East Setauket for coach Charles Fernandez... Served as team captain as a senior in 2009... Helped lead the Patriots to a New York State Championship in 2006, two Long Island Championships in 2006 and 2007, three county championships from 2006-2008 and an undefeated league season in 2007... Received all-county accolades as a junior in 2008 and a senior in 2009... Named to the all-county tournament team in 2009... Awarded Matt Doran Heart and Soul Scholarship... Played club volleyball for The Island Volleyball Academy for coach Rick Cole... Outstanding student who was a member of the national honor society.
Personal: Full name is Kathryn Marie Dircks... Born in Stony Brook, N.Y... Daughter of Donna and Dave Dircks... Has an older sister, Samantha, and a younger brother, James.