#23 Kate Fissel
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Perrysburg, Ohio
High School: Perrysburg HS
Kate Fissel
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Release: 09/03/2006
Returning first team All-MAC selection ... one of the top attackers in the country ... ranks 14th in the nation in kills per game among returners ... also has one of the best jump serves in the country ... 0.59 aces/game ranked 19th nationally in 2007 ... plays all six rotations ... has evolved into a great blocker ... capable of taking over a match ... team’s top scorer a season ago ... enters her final season ranked 10th in career kills with 1,109.

First team All-MAC selection...named MVP at the Chippewa Classic and the IUPUI Invitational ... started 31 of 32 matches ... led the squad in both kills (507) and aces (63)...topped the MAC in service aces (0.59) and finished second in kills (4.74)...had double-digit kills in all 31 matches, ripping 20 or more on nine occasions...served up 63 aces, an average of 0.59 per game...named MAC Player of the Week on Sept. 3 and Oct. 22 ... had a team season-high 28 kills at Miami (10/13), third most by a MAC individual during 2008 ... recorded seven double-doubles ... had four aces, eight digs, four blocks and 23 kills while hitting .315 at Northern Illinois (9/28) ... spiked 20 kills in three games against Western Michigan (11/2) ... totaled 34 kills, one ace, 17 digs and three blocks during two matches in the MAC Tournament.

Played in all 30 matches and in 107 of a possible 112 games ... named to the all-tournament team at the Chippewa Classic hosted by CMU ... third on the team in both kills (286) and blocks (63) ... had double-digit kills in 15 matches, including a stretch of five in a row ... had a season-high 20 kills in a four-game win over Wisconsin-Green Bay (8/26) ... put down 10 or more kills in eight conference matches ... had 11 kills and five blocks in a sweep of Nicholls State (9/15).

2005: Played in 26 of 27 matches, starting 16 and playing in 85 total games ... second on team in total kills with 226 and tops on the squad with an average of 2.66 per game ... recorded 10-plus kills in 10 matches ... pounded down 17 kills in just her second collegiate match against Oakland (8/27) ... also had 16 digs against Oakland for her only double-double of the season ... totaled 44 blocks, six of which were solo ... had 89 digs ... led team with 16 service aces.

High School: All-Northern Lakes League and All-District 7 first team selection as a junior and senior ... added All-Ohio honorable mention accolades as a senior ... led club squad to the national title game as the team finished as the runner-up ... finished her career with nine school records ... helped lead her team to a district championship in 2003.

Born Kate Meredith Fissel on Sept. 16, 1987 in Toledo, Ohio ... parents are Barry and Paulette Fissel ... majoring in sport studies ... favorite pro sports team is the Boston Celtics ... her hometown is famous for being the hometown of Jim Leyland.