2013 Season Wrap-Up
Dec. 9, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.- Boston College concluded its 2013 volleyball season last month. Although the Eagles finished 15th in the ACC with an overall record of 9-23 and a mark of 1-19 in the conference, BC's record does not indicate the individual improvements under the direction of head coach Chris Campbell.
"I was so impressed with how our team responded to adversity this year," said Campbell. "Despite the numerous injuries and a number of heartbreaking close losses, the team continued to work hard the entire season. That speaks volumes about their character and determination to succeed. We did not have the season we wanted in terms of wins and losses but that has only served as extra motivation. The girls are already in the weight room preparing for next season."
Several Eagles made positive strides over the course of the season-an encouraging sign for a team with a nucleus of freshmen and sophomores.
Moving Up in the Record Books
Despite a record that came below expectations, a number of players emerged and etched their names in the Boston College record books.
Coming off a strong freshman season, Katty Workman continued to be a vital component of the Eagles' offense. She finished her sophomore campaign sitting fourth in the ACC and fourth all-time at BC in single-season kills with 438. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., product also set a new sophomore single-season class record. She now holds the record in kills for the freshman and sophomore class.
Workman set the sophomore class record in attacks this season (1,207) and achieved the same feat her rookie season with 1,103.
The 6-foot outside hitter also moved up to third all-time in career double-doubles with 28. Junior outside hitter Courtney Castle sits fourth in this category with 27.
Senior Melissa McTighe helped provide veteran assistance for a young Eagles team as the Los Altos, Calif., native played in 121 sets for Boston College in 2013.
The middle blocker compiled 20 block solos on the season, giving her a career total of 65 - sixth all-time at BC. Her 91 block assists in 2013 gave her 293 for her career, moving her to second all-time in this category. 2012 graduate Krystle Higgins holds the record with 308.
Junior setter Kellie Barnum totaled 1,109 assists on the season, the second most by any junior at Boston College. Barnum sits under Verena Rost (2004) who notched 1,286 assists during her junior year. Barnum now has 2,540 assists throughout her career, the fourth most in BC history.
Freshman libero Madisen Lydon had a strong rookie campaign. Lydon registered 422 digs on the season, breaking Franny Hock's freshman record of 381. The Stuart, Fla., native now sits eighth all-time in this category at BC.
Looking Ahead to 2014
With 11 players returning next season, the Eagles will look to improve the team's fortunes in 2014 with a foundation of growth and experience from this past year.
The process will begin as Boston College embarks on a spring of training and scrimmages. The Eagles will also look forward to the addition of NLI signee, Brittany Pavich.