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

Career:
Concluded her four years in the program by appearing in 108 matches while totaling 348 sets of play ... Posted 46 matches of double-figure kills ... Ranks 18th on the school's all-time chart in kills average (2.64 kps).

Senior (2018):
Fine campaign that saw her net AVCA Second Team All-America honors ... AVCA All-South Region ... All-UAA First Team selection ... Registered 113 sets of action over the course of 35 matches ... Led the team with a 3.18 kills-per-set average, good for eighth place among UAA players ... Chalked up 23 outings with double-figure kills ... Career-high 19 terminations in a 3-1 win over Whitworth (Sept. 8) led all performers and represented the high-water mark by an Emory player during the year --  her .471 attack percentage (19-3--34) was the third-highest effort by an Eagle (min. 12 kills) during the campaign ... Led or tied for team honors in kills on 14 occasions ... Led all players with 13 successful attack attempts, hit .310 (13-4--29) and contributed six digs in the sweep of Calvin in the NCAA Championships match ... Named UAA Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5) after helping Emory to the UAA Championship,  playing all nine of the team's sets and topping all players with a 4.56 kills-per-game average ... Produced match highs in kills in all three UAA Championships matches and closed out the weekend with a solid .294 attack percentage (41-11--102) ... In the UAA title showdown vs. No. 10 Chicago, she hit a match-high .371 on the strength of 14 kills with just one error in 35 attempts, while also contributing three block assists ... Produced a match-high 15 kills, tying her third-highest career total, and registered a .433 hitting effort (15-2--30) in a 3-0 win vs. Washington University (Oct. 14) ... In the team's 3-1 decision over Texas-Dallas (Sept. 13), she hit .393 (13-2--28), with her kills total second on the squad, while contributing six digs ... Hit .300 or higher in 14 matches ... Chosen as the UAA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 15) after guiding the team to a 4-1 record over a five-game stretch, averaging a team-high 3.81 kills over 16 sets of action, posting double-figure terminations in each of the five contests ...  In a 3-0 triumph over No. 8 Chicago (Oct. 13), she pounded out 13 successful attack attempts, hitting .414 in the process, and chipped in two blocks, and later rang up a match-best 15 kills to go along with an attack percentage of .433 (15-2--30) in a sweep of No. 9 Washington University ... Chalked up a double-double with 11 kills and a season-high 10 digs in a 3-0 verdict over Case Western Reserve (Oct. 13).   

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