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#3 Katie Daorai
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Tampa, Fla.
High School: Plant
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As a senior:

  • Team captain
  • Played in six matches and 25 sets before missing the remainder of the season with an injury
  • Recorded 82 digs (3.28 per set), 20 assists, seven aces, and two kills
  • Finished her career ranked third in school history with 1,249 digs and second in school history averaging 3.89 digs per set.
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award recipient

As a junior:

  • Finished season ranked fourth in school history with 1,167 digs
  • Led team in digs with 425
  • Two-time CAA Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17, Oct. 15)
  • Led team in service aces with a career-high 27
  • Tied carreer-high in digs with 31 against FIU
  • Recorded seventh-highest dig total (425) and third-highest dig average (4.67/set) in a single season in JMU history
  • Registered 15+ digs in 14 matches and 20+ in seven matches
  • Fourth in CAA in digs per set with 4.67

As a sophomore: 

  • Preseason All-CAA honorable mention
  • High Point Classic All-Tournament Team
  • CAA Defensive Player of the Week (9/26)
  • Recorded the seventh-highest dig total (435) and fifth-highest dig average (3.88) in a single season in JMU history
  • Registered 14+ digs in 16 games and 20+ in 7 games
  • Eighth in the CAA in digs per set with 3.88
  • Led the team in digs with 435
  • Appeared in 30 games
  • CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

As a freshman: 

  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • Two-time CAA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 4 and Oct. 26)
  • Tied for team lead in digs with 307 and lead the team in digs per set at 3.30
  • Ninth in school history for single-seasong dig average (3.30)
  • Recorded a team-season-high 31 digs against George Mason
  • Made her collegiate debut as a sub against UNC Asheville
  • Double digit digs in 15 matches and 20+ digs in five matches
  • 27 digs and five assists against William & Mary

Before JMU:

  • Played for coach Leanna Taylor and the H.B. Plant High School Panthers
  • Also played for coach John Coup and coach Jeff Davis and the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club
  • At H.B. Plant High School won Four consecutive Florida State Titles 2006-2009
  • At Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club Finished 5th at National Championship in 16 Open Division
  • 15 Club Division National Champions
  • As a senior had 215 Digs at H.B. Plant High School
  • Second Team Western Conference Volleyball 2009
  • Prep Volleyball All-American Academic 5th team
  • Lettered in Volleyball and Track
  • National Honor Society, Beta Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish National Honor Society, Social Studies National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Journalism National Honor Society

Personal:

  • Daughter of Kathy and Pat Daorai
  • Undecided major
  • Interested in becoming an accountant or an anesthesiologist
Seasonsp-mpkk/setapctaa/ssasa/sse
2010 93-28 0 0.00 0 6 .000 32 0.34 14 0.15 19
2011 112-30 2 0.02 1 8 .125 52 0.46 14 0.12 22
2012 91-25 8 0.09 4 15 .267 55 0.60 27 0.30 29
2013 25-6 2 0.08 0 2 1.000 20 0.80 7 0.28 3
TOTAL 321-89 12 0.04 5 31 .226 159 0.50 62 0.19 73
 
Seasondigd/srebsbatbb/sbebhepointspts/s
2010 307 3.30 19 1 1 2 0.02 0 3 15.5 0.16
2011 435 3.88 23 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 16.0 0.14
2012 425 4.67 20 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 35.0 0.38
2013 82 3.28 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 9.0 0.36
TOTAL 1249 3.89 68 1 1 2 0.01 0 3 75.5 0.23

 

 Getting to know Katie ...

Why did you choose JMU?
A great education opportunity and I fell in love with the campus.

What is your major?
Business.

What is your favorite?

Food: all types
Movie: Elf
Song: anything by The Fray
Athlete: Hope Solo

What is something unique about you?
My dad's side of the family is the royal family in Thailand, so I am royalty.

What are your favorite things to do off the court?
Hang out with friends, going to the beach, listening to music

What is your favorite place on campus and why?
E-Hall because they have amazing food and you can eat as much as you want.

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?
How close we all are. I know I can count on anyone for anything.

What do you want to accomplish in the 2011 season?
To win the CAA Championship

What is your favorite place you've traveled to with JMU volleyball?
The Hofstra and Northeastern trip because we got to go watch the boys soccer game at Northeastern.

What do you want to do after college?
Find a good job that I will love and start my new life.

What is the best advice you have received?
Never give up on something you truly want.

What is your favorite JMU volleyball memory?
Beating William & Mary in five games after being down 2-0.

etting to know Katie...