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WSU Volleyball BIO
Kate Sommer
Player Profile:
Kate Sommer 1265182
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
High School: Lighthouse Christian Academy
Experience: 3 Letters

SOMMER’S WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2015): Second season as team Tri- Captain...four-year starter at libero...named to Texas Tech Lone Star Showdown All-Tournament team...28 digs at Radford 8/28/15...served 3 aces in sweep of UC Irvine 9/4/15...had 30 digs vs. No. 14 Arizona 10/9/15...4.20 digs per set was fourth-best in Pac-12...2015 season had 27 matches with double-digit 36 digs in 3-2 come-from-behind win @No. 23 California 11/24/13 - second-most in WSU all-time records...double-digit digs: 30/32 in 2014, 27/33 in 2013...Career stats: played in 472 sets (3rd-best), 129 matches (t-3rd-best) SCHOOL RECORD 1,954 CAREER DIGS.

JUNIOR (2014): Three-year starter at libero...named to Notre Dame Golden Dome All-Tournament team...named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament team...season-best 32 digs at No. 17 Arizona State 10/19 - fifth-best in Pac-12 in 2014...25 digs at Oregon State 10/11...double-digit digs in 28 of 30 matches in 2014...4.27 digs per set is fifth-best in Pac-12...521 digs in 2014 is fourth-best on the WSU single-season 36 digs in 3-2 come-from-behind win at No. 23 California 11/24/13 - second-most in WSU all-time 2014 had double-digit digs in 30 of 32 matches; in 2013 had double-digit digs in 27 of 33 matches...1,475 career digs is second-best in WSU all-time...competed at the 11th Annual Global Challenge volleyball tournament in Pula, Croatia, July 13-16, 2015, as a member of the 10-player BIP Midwest U22 USA High Performance squad.

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.

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'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.

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...majoring in Human Development at WSU.

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