23 Karissa Dzurik
23 Karissa Dzurik
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbia, PA
High School: Hempfield
Position: OH

Career:
After three years in the program, she has appeared in 73 matches and totaled 235 sets of play ... Has posted 23 matches of double-figure kills.

Junior (2017):
Was slowed by an early-season injury, but came back to make key contributions over the final five weeks of the season ... Appeared in 14 matches while logging 48 sets ... Four matches of double-figure kills ... Led the team with a season-high 15 kills (tying her second-highest career total) in a 3-2 triumph over Randolph-Macon ... Ended the season averaging 2.40 kills and 0.52 blocks per set ... Topped all players with 12 terminations and hit .474 (12-3--19) in a sweep of Worcester (Nov. 9) in the opening round of the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Produced a team-leading 10 successful attack attempts en route to a .350 (10-3--20) hitting mark vs. No. 21 Christopher Newport (Nov. 10) in the semifinals of the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Second on the squad with four (0-4) blocks vs. Ithaca College (Nov. 16) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships ... Hit .571 (9-1--14) in a 3-0 win vs. Webster (Oct. 28). 

Sophomore (2016):
Saw action in 22 matches and registered 60 sets of action ... Averaged 2.52 kills per set ... Turned in six contests of 10 or more terminations ... Named UAA Player of the Week after earning a spot on the Emory Classic All-Tournament Team (Sept. 2-3), blasting out a team-high 3.67 kills over 15 sets and chalking up double-figure kills in all four matches ... Finished with 15 kills, tying her second-highest career mark, in a season-opening 3-1 victory vs. St. Thomas (Sept. 2) ... Led Emory with 15 successful attack attempts and added a season-high 13 digs, in the Classic finale vs. St. Benedict (Sept. 3) ... Led all players with 14 kills and hit .462 (14-2--26) in a sweep of St. Mary's (Sept. 3) ... Played in two sets and was second on the squad with 10 kills, and hit a blazing .714 (10-0--14) in a 3-0 verdict over Maryville (Sept. 17) ... Played in four of five sets and was No. 2 on the team with 11 kills, while chipping in three block assists, vs. No. 15 Eastern (Oct. 22) ... Solid outing in a 3-0 triumph at Berry (Sept. 20), hitting .412 on the strength of seven terminations with no errors in 17 swings ... Converted all six of her attack opportunities against Agnes Scott (Oct. 11).

Freshman (2015):
Emerged as a key offensive contributor in her first season with the program ... Appeared in 37 matches and recorded 127 sets of play ... Concluded the year No. 3 on the team with 295 kills and fourth in kills average with a 2.32 per-set average ... 778 attack attempts ranked third on the squad ... Produced 13 matches of double-figure kills ... 59 (8-51) total blocks placed her fourth on the team ... Posted three contests of five total blocks ... Chalked up 13 outings of double-figure kills ... Led the Eagles' offense with a season-high 16 terminations and hit .289 (16-5--38) in a five-set encounter vs. No. 10 Claremont-Mudd Scripps (Sept. 19) ... Paced the team with 14 kills, hitting .367 (14-3--30) in the process, and contributed three block solos vs. Birmingham Southern (Nov. 13) in NCAA Tournament action ... Totaled 12 successful attack attempts and finished with a season-high six digs along with five block assists in a 3-1 victory over No. 1-ranked Calvin College (Sept. 4) ... Second on the squad with 11 terminations and hit .360 (11-2--25) in a 3-0 outcome over No. 15 Chicago (Oct. 18) ... Turned in a fine attack percentage of .412 on the strength of seven kills with no errors in 17 swings in a 3-0 decision over No. 17-ranked Clarkson (Oct. 31) ... Second on the team with 14 kills and finished with a .333 hitting effort (14-2--36) in a 3-0 triumph against Berry College (Sept. 15) ... Second on the club in kills (2.69 kps) and blocks average (0.92 bps) during the team's three NCAA Tournament matches ... No. 2 on the squad with 14 kills against Hendrix (Nov. 14) in the finals of the NCAA Mount Berry, Ga., Regional.

High School
:
Four-year member of the Hempfield High School volleyball program where she played for Andrew Olree … As a senior, she captured PIAA All-State honors after helping her team to an overall record of 23-1 that included a berth in the Class AAA Finals … Team leader with 370 kills and doled out 66 service aces … PIAA District 3 First Team All-Star … First Team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League … PennLive Big 15 First Team … Played on the 2012 and 2013 teams at Hempfield that captured Class AAA state crowns … Played club volleyball for J-Stroke and was coached by Jason Grove.

Personal:
Daughter of Steve and Kristin Dzurik ... Born April 21 ... A double major at Emory in Spanish and business administration.

Quote:
"I chose Emory because of the endless opportunities in all areas of my education.  In addition, after visiting the school, I knew the only volleyball program that I wanted to play for was Coach McDowell's."

Career Stats

Year SP-MP K KPG SA DIGS TB BPS
2018 113-35 359 3.18 14 131 48 0.42
2017 48-14 115 2.40 0 23 25 0.52
2016 60-22 151 2.52 8 52 20 0.33
2015 127-37 295 2.32 10 66 59 0.46
TOTAL 348-108 920 2.64 32  272 152 0.44

 

Karissa Dzurik Career-High Kills Matches

Opponent SP Kills Date
Whitworth 4 19 9/8/2018
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 5 16 9/19/2015
Carnegie Mellon 3 15 11/2/2018
Washington Univ. 3 15 10/14/2018
Randolph-Macon 5 15 10/27/2017
St. Benedict 5 15 9/3/2016
St. Thomas 4 15 9/2/2016
Chicago 3 14 11/3/2018
St. Mary's 3 14 9/3/2016
Hendrix 5 14 11/14/2015
Birmingham Southern 4 14 11/13/2015
Berry 4 14 9/15/2015