11 Kate McCullagh
2006 Highlights: Had a Mid-American Conference-best 632 kills, good for third in NIU history for a single-season...broke the NIU career record for kills with 1,936 putaways...named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, MAC Player of the Year and AVCA All-Mideast Region...was fourth in the country with 5.74 kills-per-game...posted double-digit kills in 27 out of 29 matches...had a six-match stretch from Sept. 12-30 with at least 20+ kills in each match...had 20+ kills in 10 matches...had 30+ kills in seven matches...set a school-record for kills in a three-game match with 26 putaways in a three-game sweep of Iona (Sept. 1)...averaged 5.75 kills-per-game, good for second in school-history for a single-season...finished second in school-history with 428 career block assists...was fourth in school-history with 496 total blocks...was named the MAC West Division Player of the Week for the period ending September 24th, after collecting 82 kills and 15 blocks in matches against IPFW (Sept. 19), Eastern Michigan (Sept. 22) and Central Michigan (Sept. 23)...named to the UConn Toyota Classic (Sept. 8-9) All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.7 kills in three matches...had four double-doubles on the season...topped the Huskies with 103 total blocks (22 solo)...twice collected a career-high 34 kills against both Western Michigan (Sept. 28) and Miami (Nov. 4).
2005 Highlights: Averaged 5.39 kills-per-game, good for seventh in the country...named to the All-Mid American Conference Second Team...finished with 690 kills, good for second in school-history for a single-season...has recorded double-digit kill outputs in 41 consecutive matches...collected her 1,000th career kill in a four-game win over Bowling Green State (Oct. 2)...is currently seventh in school-history with 1,304 career putaways...led the Huskies in kills in 31 out of 33 matches...totaled 20+ kills in 18 matches...tied a school-record for kills in a three-game match with 25 putaways against Bradley (Sept. 10)...opened the season in fine fashion, collecting 33 kills in a five-game win over UIC (Aug. 26)...duplicated that effort the following weekend with another 33-kill performance in a four-game in over Indiana State (Sept. 3)...named to the NIU Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational, Bradley's Radisson Hotel Invitational and Denver Invitational All-Tournament teams...named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week after helping the Huskies to a runner-up finish in the NIU Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational, totaling 104 kills in four matches...picked up her second MAC Player of the Week award after averaging 27.5 kills in matches against Toledo (24 kills) and Ball State (31 kills) for the period ending Oct. 18.
2004 Highlights: Earned Honorable Mention All-MAC honors after breakout season that included 451 kills (3.67 kpg), 146 total blocks (1.19 bpg), and a .258 hitting percentage ... ranked in the MAC's top-ten in kills per game (ninth), blocks per game (seventh), and points per game (eighth) ... collected 88 of those blocks in MAC play (1.49 bpg) to rank second in league matches ... collected at least 10 kills in 28 of 33 matches including a span of 17 contests in a row from Sept. 10 to Oct. 20 ... hit .320 or better with at least 10 kills in each of the last six matches of the season including a blistering .636 (17-3-22) night with five digs and seven blocks during a three-game sweep of Ball State (Nov. 6) ... posted four straight matches with at least 16 kills and seven blocks during the middle of the season including back-to-back matchups that resulted in near triple-doubles (17 kills, eight digs, nine blocks vs. Oral Roberts and 16 kills, 10 digs, nine blocks at Akron) ... notched a career-high six service aces with 15 kills and 12 digs against Bradley at the UNI Panther Invitational (Sept. 18) ... played arguably best match of season wih a career-best 27 kills at a .383 clip, five digs, and four blocks in a four-game win over South Florida ... set new career high with 14 digs while also scoring with 11 kills, four aces, and six blocks against Towson (Sept. 10) ... opened season by hitting .435 with 12 kills during a three-game sweep of Western Illinois (Sept. 1).
2003 Highlights: Played in just 98 games after spending a majority of the first half of the season as a spot substitute for blocking ... nonetheless, exploded onto the scene towards the end of her freshman campaign and earned a spot on the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team ... finished the year ranked ninth in the MAC at 1.12 blocks per game ... collected five blocks or more in 11 matches including seven contests with at least seven and a trio of matches with 10 or more ... notched at least 10 kills in nine of the final 10 matches of the season ... stepped into the starting lineup for good and responded with 11 kills while hitting .455 and adding seven blocks in four-game win over rival Ball State (Oct. 24) ... followed up that effort with a then-career-best 17 kills at a .393 clip in a Huskie victory over Eastern Michigan (Oct. 28) ... posted eight blocks or more in four of last seven matches of year including 12 stuffs against Buffalo that paired with career-high four digs (Nov. 1) ... reached 12-block mark again exactly one week later while also contributing 10 kills at a rate of .286 at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8) ... tied MAC Tournament record with 10 block assists in quarterfinal loss to Akron (Nov. 22).
Prep: Logged three years on the Woodstock High School varsity squad under head coach Jeff Kaufmann ... two-time co-captain and Most Valuable Player for the Blue Streaks ... holds four WHS records including career kills (612), kills in a season (302), blocks in a season (113), and kills in a match (17) ... earned consecutive First Team All-Fox Valley Conference honors her junior and senior seasons ... named to the Northwest Herald Second Team All-Area squad in 2002 ... tabbed for the All-Tournament team at the 2002 Harlem Invitational.
Club Volleyball: Spent six years as a member of the Skyhigh Volleyball Club from 1998-2002.
International Experience: Joined a ten person U.S. delegation, which competed in Italy during the Summer of 2005.
Personal: Major - Physical Education... Birthdate - September 17, 1984.
Kate McCullagh's Career Highs
|Kills: 26, vs. Iona||9-1-06 SCHOOL RECORD|
|Attempts: 55 vs. Eastern Michigan||9-23-05|
|Hitting Pct: .636, vs. Ball State||11-6-04|
|Assists: 2, vs. five opponents||2003-06|
|Digs: 10, vs. two opponents||2004-05|
|Total Blocks: 8, vs. two opponents||2003, 2005|
|Kills: 34, at Western Michigan||9-28-06|
|Attempts: 78, at Toledo||10-13-06|
|Hitting Pct.: .483, at Western Michigan||9-28-06|
|Assists: 8, at Ohio||10-21-06|
|Digs: 14, at Ball State||10-14-06|
|Total Blocks: 12, at Eastern Michigan||11-8-03|
|Kills: 34, at Miami||11-4-06|
|Attempts: 97, at Illinois-Chicago||8-26-05|
|Hitting Pct.: .425, vs. Marshall||10-8-04|
|Assists: 5, vs. Towson||9-10-04|
|Digs: 17, vs. Toledo||10-14-05|
|Total Blocks: 12, vs. Buffalo||11-1-03|
Kate McCullagh's Career Statistics