Volleyball Concludes Season with Maryland
Nov. 23, 2012
Boston College concludes its 2012 season with a match against the University of Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 24 at noon inside Power Gym in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Head coach Chris Campbell and the Eagles (10-21, 4-15 ACC) take on the Terrapins (16-15, 7-12 ACC) for the second time this season. BC won the first meeting between the two teams, 3-1 (25-23, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22), on Sept. 7 at Comcast Pavilion in College Park, Md. as part of the Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational.
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Workman Named to ACC All-Freshman Team
Outside hitter Katty Workman was named to the 2012 ACC All-Freshman Team, marking the first time a Boston College volleyball player has earned All-ACC honors since 2007, as selected by the league's 12 head coaches and announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford on Wednesday.
Workman earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors on three different occasions this year - on Oct. 15 (for the week of Oct. 8-14), on Sept. 24 (for the week of Sept. 17-23), and on Sept. 10 (for the week of Sept. 3-9).
Volleyball Coaches Support Movember Foundation
During November each year, the Movember Foundation is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men's faces in the United States and around the world. With their moustaches, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
With the motivation "to change the face of men's health," Boston College's volleyball coaches - head coach Chris Campbell and assistants Edgard Da Gama E Silva ("Dega") and Patrick Johnston - have teamed up with the foundation. To learn more or to donate to the cause check out the trio's team page on the Movember Foundation's website .
BC vs. Maryland
Boston College holds a 6-10 all-time record against Maryland with the first meeting between the two schools coming in 2002. The Eagles carry a 4-4 mark against the Terrapins when playing in Power Gym. BC is 2-3 against the Terps under head coach Chris Campbell and 6-9 against Maryland as members of the ACC.
In this season's previous meeting, the Eagles downed the Terrapins, 3-1 (25-23, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22), on Sept. 7 inside Comcast Pavilion in College Park, Md. In the ACC opener for both teams, Courtney Castle (17 kills, 20 digs) and Katty Workman (12 kills, 11 digs) each recorded double-doubles while Cagla Sen distributed 41 assists in the win.
Scouting the Eagles
Freshman Katty Workman leads the ACC in kills per set in all matches (4.03 k/s) and in conference matches (4.09 k/s). The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native has more total kills in a season (395) than any other freshman in program history. Julia El-Hag previously held the record with 358 kills as a rookie in 1997.
A 6-0 outside hitter, Workman has recorded 11 double-doubles on the season and has tallied double-digit kills in 23 of the 28 matches she has played in this season including in 13 of the 16 ACC contests she has appeared in.
Sophomore Courtney Castle ranks second on team with 2.94 kills per set while also sitting second on the team with 3.34 digs per set. In conference play, the Orange, Calif., native has averaged 2.56 k/s and 3.33 d/s.
A product of Orange Lutheran High School, Castle has tallied 13 double-doubles on the season with double-digit kills in each of 15 matches and double-digit digs in each of 21 matches.
At the setter position, sophomore co-captain Kellie Barnum ranks seventh in the league in assists per set (8.03 a/s) on the season and comes in at sixth in the ACC in assists per set (9.14 a/s) in conference matches. The Pacific Palisades, Calif., resident currently ranks ninth on BC's all-time assists list with 1,383 career assists.
Barnum, who has six double-doubles on the year, has distributed 20 or more assists 18 times this season, 30 or more assists nine times, 40 or more assists six times, and 50 assists three times.
At the net, senior co-captain Krystle Higgins has notched 103 total blocks on the year for a 0.96 b/s average and has posted 60 total blocks for a 0.91 b/s average in ACC play. In BC's all-time record book, the Inglewood, Calif., native currently ranks second in career total blocks (369), first in career block assists (305), and sixth in career block solos (64).
Freshman libero Franny Hock ranks 10th in the ACC in digs per set (3.53 d/s) on the season and sits at ninth in the league in digs per set (3.92 d/s) in conference play. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native has totaled 10 or more digs in a match 20 times, including in 13 of the 17 ACC matches she has played in, and has connected on 20 or more digs in each of three matches.
The Marymount High School product has compiled more digs in a season (367) than any other freshman in program history. Lauren Schwer previously held the freshman record with 341 digs in 1999.
The Eagles dropped two matches to the top two teams in the ACC standings - then-No. 24 Miami and then-No. 11 Florida State.
Boston College came up short in a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-16) loss to the Hurricanes at the Knight Sports Complex in Coral Gables, Fla., on Nov. 16. Kellie Barnum distributed a team-high 23 assists while Franny Hock connected on a team-best 12 digs for the Eagles.
BC fell 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-22) to the Seminoles inside Tully Gymnasium in Tallahassee, Fla., on Nov. 18. Katty Workman tallied a match-high 15 kills, and Barnum handed out a match-best 29 assists in the loss.
Scouting the Terrapins
Maryland (No. 84 RPI) enters the weekend with an overall record of 16-15 and a mark of 7-12 in the ACC coming off of weekend losses at then-No. 11 Florida State (3-0 on Nov. 16) and at then-No. 24 Miami (3-0 on Nov. 18).
Sophomore Ashleigh Crutcher leads the team and ranks third in the ACC with 3.77 kills per set while classmate Adreene Elliott ranks fifth in the conference in hitting percentage (.364) and leads the team in blocks with 1.02 blocks per set.
The Terrapins utilize two setters with freshman Mackenzie Dagostino averaging 5.87 assists per set, and senior Remy McBain dishing out 5.58 assists per set. Junior Sarah Harper paces the squad with 3.11 digs per set.
As a team, the Terps stand at third in the league with 1.27 service aces per set.
Saturday's match also marks the end of the season for the Terrapins and head coach Tim Horsmon.