1 Cate Desler
1 Cate Desler
Height: 6-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Hillsborough, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Prep
Position: OH/OPP
Major: Undecided
Dream Job: CEO
Favorite Place on Campus: SEC
Favorite Professional Athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite Pregame Meal: Nutella and peanut butter bagel
Pregame Superstition: Coordinating my scrunch and jersey
Hobbies: Yoga, listening to music, hiking
Previous Team: Vision
m 17
k/s 2.80
h % .280
a/s 0.05
b/s 0.44
sa/s 0.24
d/s 2.29

2018 (Freshman): Voted Rookie of the Year by NESCAC and the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA)...also a NESCAC All-Conference second team pick and NEWVA honorable mention...the only freshman in the league to earn All-Conference...led Tufts with 247 kills and 41 service aces...season-high 17 kills versus Amherst on Ooctober 5...14 matches with double-digit kills...eight double-doubles (kills and digs)...had 14 kills with 16 digs in conference win at Williams on September 29...hit .424 (15 kills, 1 error, 33 attempts) with 12 digs in New England Challenge win over Babson on October 20...five service aces versus Wesleyan on October 27...16 digs in NESCAC semi-final against Bowdoin.

Before Tufts: Was on the volleyball team at Sacred Heart Prep...named the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL) MVP her senior year...was a First Team All-League selection her sophomore and junior years...honored as a MaxPreps Medium Schools First Team All-American and Medium Schools California Player of the Year her senior year...played for Vision Volleyball Club...was a Cal-Hi Sports Fall Student Athelte Central Coast Section honoree. 

Personal: Daughter of Jennifer and Brian...has two siblings, John and Peter. 

Recent Games
Sep 28 Johnson & Wales (RI) W, 3-0
Oct 4 Hamilton W, 3-0
Oct 5 Williams W, 3-0
Oct 11 at Clark University W, 3-0
Oct 12 at Trinity (Conn.) W, 3-0
Oct 16 at Brandeis W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 17 6
Sets 55 20
Kills 154 60
Kills per set 2.80 3.00
Errors 44 16
Total Attacks 393 164
Hitting Percentage .280 .268
Assists 3 1
Assists per set 0.05 0.05
Service Aces 13 2
Service Errors 16 4
Service Aces per set 0.24 0.10
Reception Errors 21 4
Digs 126 50
Digs per set 2.29 2.50
Block Solo 3 2
Block Assist 21 8
Block Total 24 10
Blocks per set 0.44 0.50
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 180.5 68.0
Points per set 3.3 3.4
Matches started 15 4
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 4 Emerson W, 3-2 1 5 15 6 45 .200 0 2 5 1 17 0 4 0 4 0 19.0
Sep 6 vs. Roger Williams W, 3-0 1 3 8 4 23 .174 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 7 vs. DeSales W, 3-0 1 3 7 0 15 .467 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 9.5
Sep 7 at Coast Guard W, 3-0 1 3 6 5 16 .063 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 13 at Endicott W, 3-1 1 4 11 3 22 .364 0 2 1 2 11 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 14 vs. RIT W, 3-0 1 3 10 0 22 .455 0 1 1 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 14 vs. Wellesley W, 3-1 1 4 17 5 28 .429 0 2 2 2 8 0 3 0 3 0 20.5
Sep 20 at Connecticut Col. W, 3-1 - 4 8 5 27 .111 0 0 0 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 21 at Wesleyan (Conn.) W, 3-1 1 4 15 2 44 .295 0 0 0 1 18 1 3 0 4 0 17.5
Sep 27 Bowdoin W, 3-0 1 3 12 3 29 .310 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 13.0
Sep 28 Maine Maritime W, 3-0 1 3 1 2 10 -.100 0 1 0 4 3 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Sep 28 Johnson & Wales (RI) W, 3-0 1 3 8 0 21 .381 0 0 0 2 12 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 4 Hamilton W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 21 .190 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 5 Williams W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 19 .368 0 1 0 1 8 1 2 0 3 0 12.0
Oct 11 at Clark University W, 3-0 1 1 1 0 5 .200 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 12 at Trinity (Conn.) W, 3-0 - 3 10 2 24 .333 1 0 0 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 16 at Brandeis W, 3-0 1 3 10 3 22 .318 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 18 Springfield   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 vs. Babson   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at MIT   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 at Amherst   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Middlebury   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Bates   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Colby   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Hunter   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2018-19 25 92 247 2.68 93 623 .247 12 0.13 41 0.45 209 2.27 5 31 36 0.39 308.5 3.4
2019-20 17 55 154 2.80 44 393 .280 3 0.05 13 0.24 126 2.29 3 21 24 0.44 180.5 3.3
Total 42 147 401 2.73 137 1016 .260 15 0.10 54 0.37 335 2.28 8 52 60 0.41 489.0 3.3
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 17 55 154 2.80 44 393 .280 3 0.05 13 0.24 126 2.29 3 21 24 0.44 180.5 3.3
Conference 6 20 60 3.00 16 164 .268 1 0.05 2 0.10 50 2.50 2 8 10 0.50 68.0 3.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 20 51 2.55 15 145 .248 0 0.00 5 0.25 46 2.30 1 11 12 0.60 62.5 3.1
Away 7 22 61 2.77 20 160 .256 3 0.14 2 0.09 60 2.73 1 5 6 0.27 66.5 3.0
Neutral 4 13 42 3.23 9 88 .375 0 0.00 6 0.46 20 1.54 1 5 6 0.46 51.5 4.0
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Wins 17 55 154 2.80 44 393 .280 3 0.05 13 0.24 126 2.29 3 21 24 0.44 180.5 3.3
Losses - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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September 12 42 118 2.81 35 302 .275 0 0.00 11 0.26 96 2.29 2 19 21 0.50 140.5 3.3
October 5 13 36 2.77 9 91 .297 3 0.23 2 0.15 30 2.31 1 2 3 0.23 40.0 3.1