24 Sara Carr
24 Sara Carr
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Birmingham, AL
High School: Mountain Brook
Position: OH

Sara Carr Feature Story (Oct. 2018)

Junior (2018):
Playing time was limited due to injuries ... Played in six matched, registering 13 sets of action ... Competed in all three sets of a sweep of Case Western Reserve (Oct. 13) and finished with a season highs in kills (8) and digs (4).

Sophomore (2017):
Outstanding season that culminated with an AVCA First Team All-America berth ... AVCA All-South Region ... First Team All-UAA ... Recorded 123 sets of play over 36 matches ... Led Emory and placed third among UAA players with a 3.28 kills-per-set average ... Concluded the campaign with a .266 hitting percentage (404-106--1120), good for seventh place on the UAA ladder ... No. 2 on the squad and 17th in the conference in digs (2.47 dps) ... Recorded a team-leading 22 matches of double-figure kills ... Led or shared for the team lead in terminations on 17 occasions ... Accounted for the top six of Emory's individual kill totals during the season including a pair of career-high tying 22-terminations performances vs. Carnegie Mellon (Oct. 15 & Nov. 3) ... Posted 10 double-doubles (kills/digs) ... Named UAA Hitter of the Week (Nov. 13) after earning Most Outstanding Player honors at the NCAA Atlanta Regional, ending the Regional hitting .316 (30-5--79) and averaging 3.33 digs over nine sets in wins over Worcester State, No. 21 Christopher Newport and Berry College ... Topped all players with 11 terminations and hit .435 (11-1--23) and added eight digs in a 3-0 decision over Berry (Nov. 11) in the Regional final ... Huge effort vs. Washington University (Nov. 4) in the finals of the UAA Championships, notching a match-high 20, a .409 (20-2--44) hitting percentage and a match-best 20 digs ... Hit a blistering season-high .515, the fourth-highest mark by an Emory player on the season, on the strength of a match-high 18 terminations with just one error in 33 swings, in a 3-0 triumph vs. NYU (Oct. 15) ... Solid effort at the UAA Round Robin II, averaging 4.5 kills and 3.75 digs over 16 sets and hitting .348 (72-12--172) ... Named MVP of the Emory National Invitational (Oct. 27-28) after leading or sharing for team lead in kills in three of four contests, ending the tourney with an average of 3.5 kills and 3.07 digs over 14 sets, while chalking up 10 total blocks ... Match-high 19 kills in a five-set win at Birmingham Southern (Oct. 22) was her fourth-highest career total ... Career-high 28 digs vs. No. 9 Carnegie Mellon (Nov. 3) in the semis of the UAA Championships, which aided in a 3-2 triumph ... Efficient performance in 3-0 win vs. Bowdoin (Sept. 23), picking up a match-leading 11 kills and a .435 (11-1--23) attack percentage ... 1,120 hitting attempts ranked 10th on the program's seasonal chart. 

Freshman (2016):
Turned in a solid first year with the program ... One of three players to appearing in all 39 matches, she totaled 128 sets of action ... Emerged as a key defensive player, averaging 2.23 digs per set with that mark ranking 28th among UAA players ... 10 matches of double-figure digs ... Led or tied for team lead in digs on five occasions ... Season-high 21 digs was second on the club, and she added three block assists in a 3-2 win vs. Hendrix (Sept. 24) ... Totaled a team-high 14 digs and contributed six kills in a 3-0 victory over Carnegie Mellon (Nov. 5) in the UAA Championships match ... Paced all players with a season-high 10 kills and chipped in a pair of service aces in a sweep of Oglethorpe (Oct. 11) ... Topped the team with 17 digs, tying her second-highest seasonal output, in a four-set meeting against No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Sept. 9) ... Hit .625 (5-0--8) and rang up three service aces in a 3-0 triumph vs. NYU (Nov. 4) in the opening match of the UAA Championships ... Nine digs, two aces and was successful on 12-of-13 serve-receive attempts vs. Washington University (Nov. 4) in the semis of the UAA Championships ... Three service aces in the team's 3-0 win vs. New Rochelle (Nov. 11) at the NCAA Brockport Regional.

High School:

Played four years of volleyball at Mountain Brook High School where she was coached by Haven O'Quinn … Selected as the 2014 and 2015 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year … PrepVolleyball.com All-American as a senior … As a senior, she helped MBHS to an overall record of 45-6 and a second consecutive Class 7A state title … Pounded out 656 kills and recorded a .340 hitting percentage her final season … Was the Class 7A State Tournament MVP as a junior and senior … Two-time AL.com State Player of the Year … Birmingham News All-Metro Player of the Year her final two seasons … MAXPREPS Academic All-American in 2014 and 2015 … Two-time honoree to the Alabama Coaches Association All-State First Team … PrepVolleyball.com National Junior of the Year Finalist in 2014 … Class 6A First Team All-State as a sophomore … Over the Mountain Player of the Year on two occasions …  Competed on the Mountain Brook basketball team … Plays for the Birmingham Volleyball Club … Member of the National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America as well as Mountain Brook's Spanish, Outreach and National Beta Clubs, she donated her time as a youth volleyball instructor … Also volunteered locally on behalf of her church, a youth literacy-outreach program, a food pantry ministry and the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Personal:
Daughter of Gregg and Juli Carr ... Born Nov. 28 ... Plans to major in chemical engineering and business ... Her father was an All-America linebacker at Auburn University and played professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Career Stats

Year SP-MP K KPG A SA DIGS DPS
2018 13 - 6 10 0.77 2 2 12 0.92
2017 123-36 404 3.28 16 22 304 2.47
2016 128-39 65 0.51 13 26 286 2.23
TOTAL 264-81 479 1.81 31 50 602 2.28

 

Sara Carr Career-High Kill Matches

Opponent SP Kills Date
Carnegie Mellon 5 22 11/3/2017
Carnegie Mellon 5 22 10/15/2017
Washington Univ. 5 20 10/14/2017
Birmingham Southern 5 19 10/22/2017
New York Univ. 3 18 10/15/2017



Sara Carr Career-High Dig Matches

Opponent SP Digs Date
Carnegie Mellon 5 28 11/3/2017
Hendrix 5 21 9/24/2016
Washington Univ. 5 20 10/14/2017
Birmingham Southern 5 18 10/22/2017
Carnegie Mellon 5 18 10/15/2017