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#2 Kate Sommer
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
High School: Lighthouse Christian Academy
Experience: 2 Letters
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SOMMER’S WSU CAREER.
SOPHOMORE (2013): Second year starter at libero...4.02 dps average led team and was eighth-best in Pac-12...tallied 21 digs @Oregon State 9/27 and again @Utah 10/4...landed three aces vs. Alabama 8/31...served back-to-back aces in 21-19 fifth-set win over No. 4 USC...had a career-high 36 digs in 3-2 come-from-behind win at No. 23 California 11/24...36 digs is the second-most in WSU all-time records and tied for most in Pac-12 this season...double-digit digs in 27 of 33 matches this season...holds two spots on WSU’s single season digs records - 495 digs in 2013 is fifth-best and 459 digs in 2012 is seventh-best...also listed twice on single season digs per set list - 4.06 dpg 2012 is sixth and 4.02 dps in 2013 is seventh...954 career digs is 10-best in WSU all-time...4.04 dps career average is fourth-best in WSU all-time records.

FRESHMAN (2012): Sole freshman on squad...second recruit for Greeny’s WSU program...named to Cougar Challenge all-tournament team...led team and 6th in Pac-12 at 4.06 dps and 7th in Pac-12 ONLY matches with 4.29 dps...known for hustle and jaw-dropping digs...served three aces vs. No. 4 Oregon 11/17...tallied 29 digs vs. Oregon State 11/16...had 25 matches with double-figure digs...459 digs this season is 6th-best in WSU’s single season all-time records.

SOMMER'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER.
Earned three varsity letters as an outside hitter and defensive specialist for volleyball coach Emily Hamilton...three-time All-Coastal League selection and was named the league most valuable player as a junior...earned All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) accolades as a junior...began 2011 season named one of the top liberos on prepvolleyball.com's Senior Aces, a list of the top 150 high school players in the country...competed at the Junior Olympics for the past five years as a member of the Sunshine Volleyball Club.

PERSONAL.
Born in March 1994 in Santa Monica, Calif...father Harrison is a lawyer...mother Pamela is a teacher...older brothers Daniel and Clayton...older sisters Lauren, Lindsey and Stephanie...Lindsey played volleyball at Concordia and Stephanie played volleyball at Cal State Fullerton...interested in majoring in education/special education at WSU.