17 Kara Koch
17 Kara Koch
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Salem, Ohio
High School: Northwestern
Position: OH


Named to the All-Horizon League First Team...two-time Horizon League Player of the Week (10/10 & 11/7)...named the Collegiate Volleyball Update National Player of the Week (11/7)...earned a spot on the all-tournament team following the Horizon League Championship...named the Horizon League Scholar-Athlete for the Month of November...finished the season ranked second in the league averaging 4.20 kills per set and 10th in the league with 3.09 digs per set...posted 13 double-doubles on the season...recorded double-digit kills during 21 matches, including six matches with 20 or more kills...led the Viking offense with 428 kills on the season, which ranks 10th all-time on the CSU season kills list...set a Cleveland State match record with 35 kills against UIC (11/4), while also tallying 13 digs and three blocks...recorded her 1,000th career kill with a 22-kill performance against Valparaiso (11/ 5)...tied her career-high with 21 digs against the Crusaders (10/8) while also adding 23 kills...set a Horizon League Tournament record with 34 kills against Butler in the semifinals (11/19), also recording 17 digs, three aces and three blocks...set a career-high with five blocks along with 21 kills and 15 digs against Kent State (9/6)...had a season-high .429 hitting percentage (14-2-28) against Toledo (9/2).


Ranked second in the league in kills (3.82), points (4.37) and aces (0.33) to earn first team All-Horizon League accolades...tallied 409 kills, the most by a sophomore in CSU history...led squad with 35 aces and 11 double-doubles, while also ranking second with 274 digs...finished with 15 kills and career-high 21 digs in league semifinal against Butler (11/20)...had 11 kills with career-high six aces in first round league tournament win over UIC (11/19)...hit .387 (17-5-31) at Youngstown State (10/29)...tallied 23 kills with 14 digs against Robert Morris (10/26)...amassed 15 kills, 14 digs and career-best four aces at Green Bay (10/22)...had a string of five straight double-dobules from Oct. 5-15, averaging 15.0 kills and 12.8 digs during the stretch...hammered out 24 kills on a career-high 72 swings, adding 15 digs against Milwaukee (9/24)...opened season with seven straight matches of at least 12 kills, including career-high 25 kills at Marshall (9/4)...tallied first career double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs at East Carolina (8/28)...named MVP of East Carolina Invitational and Marshall Invitational.


Selected to Horizon League All-Newcomer team after totaling 239 kills, 95 digs and 40 blocks in 103 sets...played in 30 matches, drawing five starts...had 11 kills and hit .391 (11-2-23) in regular season finale against Youngstown State (11/13)...hit .421 (10-2-19) with three blocks at Bowling Green (10/13)...totaled 12 kills and five digs at Butler (9/25)...finished with 14 kills, eight digs and career-high three assists against Xavier (9/18)...hit .478 (12-1-23) at Robert Morris (9/1)...had then career-highs in kills (16) and digs (9), just missing a double-double vs. Farleigh Dickinson (8/29), while hitting a then career-best .500 (16-2-28).


Selected to All-Ohio first team three times including freshman, sophomore and junior seasons...collected first team all-league and first team all-district honors in each of her four seasons...named league MVP as both a junior and senior...led state of Ohio in kills as a senior (614)...all-time Ohio High School leader with 2,196 kills, adding 977 digs, 146 aces and 281 blocks in her four-year career...three-time District 4 Player of the Year, earning the honor as a freshman, junior and senior...four-time selection to Daily Record and Ashland Gazette first teams, including three Gazette and two Record Player of the Year honors...earned four letters as an outside/middle hitter at Northwestern High School playing for coach Veronica Briggs...earned four letters each in basketball and softball.


Born April 17, 1991 in Wooster, Ohio...daughter of Bruce and Cheryl Koch...has three brothers, Scott, Brice and Derek...member of National Honor Society...participated in Club Wood and Young Life with community service at Meals & More...earned CSU's Athletic Academic Excellence Award in 2010 and 2011...accounting major.