End of Career Notes:
• 2014 & 2015 Mid-American Conference Distinguished Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete
• 2014 & 2015 Academic All-MAC
• Played in 121 of a possible 125 matches over her career
• Saw action in 434 of a possible 475 sets over her career
• Her 434 sets played rank 13th on Ball State’s career charts
• Tied for seventh in program history with 1,250 career digs
• Ranks eighth in program history with 20-or-more digs in 16 career matches, while her 51 career matches with double-figure digs rank 12th
• Ranks 10th in program history with a 2.88 career digs-per-set average
• Her 531 digs in 2015 rank as the 13th-best single season total in program history, while her 399 digs in 2014 are 17th
• Her 27 matches with double-figure digs in 2015 are tied for 12th in Ball State’s single season charts, while her 10 matches with 20-or-more digs in 2015 are tied for 11th
• Turned in the 14th-best single season digs-per-set average in 2015 at 4.28
• Earned a career-high 33 digs at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8, 2014)
• Dished out a career-best 10 assists versus Belmont (Sept. 28, 2015)
• Recorded her only career kill versus Bowling Green (Oct. 25, 2013)
• Served up a pair of aces in nine matches, while finishing her career with 43 total aces
2015 (Sr.): Earned fourth letter at Ball State … Mid-American Conference Distinguished Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC … played in all 32 matches … one of only two players to see action in all 124 sets … led Ball State with 531 digs which was the 13th-best single season total in program history at the time … her 4.28 digs-per-set average ranked as the 14th-best single season performance in program history … recorded double-figure digs in 27 matches, which tied for 12th on Ball State’s single season charts, while her 10 matches with 20-or-more digs were tied for 11th … collected a season-high 31 digs at Toledo (Sept. 24, 2015) … earned 28 digs at Western Michigan (Nov. 6) and versus Central Michigan (Nov. 14) … recorded at least six digs in every match she played ... served up 14 aces on the year, including a career-high tying two aces in three matches … dished out a career-high 10 assists versus Belmont (Aug. 28) … earned at least one assists in 28 matches, with five-or-more 12 times … earned a perfect reception percentage in 16 matches, finishing the year with a .963 reception percentage.
2014 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State … Mid-American Conference Distinguished Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athlete … Academic All-MAC … played in 30 matches, making 19 starts at libero and six as a defensive specialist … saw action in all 119 sets … led the Ball State defense with 399 digs, which was the 16th-best single season total in program history at the time, and a 3.35 digs-per-set average … recorded double-digit digs in 17 matches, with 20-or-more on six occasions which ranked 13th on Ball State’s single season chart at the time … collected a career-high 33 digs at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 8) … recorded 24 digs in three matches … earned at least three digs in every match she played … served up 18 aces on the year, including a career-high tying two aces in three matches … dished out a career-best seven assists at Bowling Green (Oct. 25) … earned a perfect reception percentage in 13 matches, while finishing the year with a .949 mark … VCU Invitational All-Tournament Team.
2013 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … played in all 32 matches, earning 10 starts as a defensive specialist, to help Ball State claim a share of the 2013 MAC West Division title … saw action in 110 of a possible 116 sets … logged a season-high 12 digs at Ohio (Oct. 19), while adding 10 digs versus Buffalo (Oct. 5) … recorded at least one dig in 31 matches, with seven-or-more in 12 matches … served up a career-high two aces versus The Citadel (Aug. 31), and tied the mark versus Central Michigan (Nov. 1) and Toledo (Nov. 7) … finished the year with nine aces … earned her first career kill versus Bowling Green (Oct. 25) … posted a perfect reception percentage in 17 matches, while finishing the year with a .945 reception percentage.
2012 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State … played in 27 matches, earning four starts as a defensive specialist … recorded 135 digs on the season, with double-digit digs in six matches … tallied a season-high 12 digs at Toledo (Oct. 25) and tied the mark at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 9) and versus Xavier (Nov. 24) … recorded at least one dig in 23 matches … blasted her first career service ace versus Central Michigan (Oct. 5) and added a second versus Kent State (Oct. 12) … handed out a season-best three assists versus Ohio (Oct. 13).
PREP CAREER: Earned three letters in volleyball at Yorktown for coach Stephanie Bloom, who was a four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals from 2001-04 and ranks first in program history and third in Mid-American Conference history with 2,273 career digs ... helped guide the Tigers to a 38-2 overall record and to the 2011 IHSAA Class 3A State Title as the team's libero her senior season ... posted 570 digs as a senior to help her earn First Team All-State, All-Hoosier Heritage Conference, all-county and all-district honors ... team finished as state runner-ups her sophomore year ... tallied 1143 digs over her career, as well as 102 service aces ... was also a four-year letterwinner in tennis at Yorktown ... was the first girls tennis player to advance past regionals in program history ... advanced to the championship match of the IHSAA Girls Tennis Individual State Tournament Kokomo Regional as a senior ... earned second team all-state, all-state honorable mention, all-conference and all-district accolades over her tennis career ... also played club volleyball for Munciana ... helped guide her 18's squad to back-to-back third-place showings at the AAU National Championships.
PERSONAL: Graduated in the spring of 2016 with a 3.907 grade-point average as a communication studies major ... born Sept. 16, 1993 in Muncie, Ind. ... daughter of Timothy and Shelley Vasalakis ... has one sister, Kara, and two brothers, Gus and Bren ... her cousin Allison Metzger played volleyball at Butler ... member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll ... full name is Katherine May Vasalakis.