20 - Kara Sherrard
Kara Sherrard
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
High School: Quartz Hill HS
Position: OH
Major: Psychology
m 33
k/s 1.72
h % .070
a/s 0.13
b/s 0.27
sa/s 0.13
d/s 2.36

2012
As a junior, Kara was one of just four Gauchos to appear in all 33 of the team's matches. The outside hitter ranked fourth on the team in kills (232) and aces (17), while ranking third in digs (319). Kara finished the season with three consecutive double-doubles, totaling eight on the year. Had a career night against Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 19, totaling 16 kills and a career-high 26 digs as part of a rally-scoring era record 124 dig performance by the Gauchos. Put up a strong all-around performance against Long Beach State on Nov. 23, recording 10 kills, three aces, and 15 digs.

2011
In her sophomore season, Kara appeared in all of the Gauchos 31 games ... Finished third on the team in kills with a total of 323 ... Averaged 2.67 kills per set and hit at a .118 percentage Was third on the squad with 339 total digs, good for a 2.80 average ... Also took third-best on the team in service aces with 18 averaging 0.15 ... Additionally, Sherrard had 43 total blocks on the season (0.36 per set) ... Earned double doubles in 13 games ... Had 19 games with double-digit kills, garnering a season-high of 18 twice – Oct. 1 vs. UC Davis and Oct. 21 vs. Cal State Fullerton ... Had 18 games with double-digit digs, including a career-high 22 on Oct. 29 at Pacific ... Also saw the second-most kills on the team in conference play with 189 (2.86 per set) ... Her 225 digs in Big West matches gave her an average of 3.41 ... Complimented her strong conference stats with another 10 service aces and 19 blocks.

2010
All-Big West Freshman Team

In her first season of action, Kara recorded 254 kills which placed her third on the team and she was a member of the All-Big West Freshman Team ... She led the team with 22 aces and appeared in all but four of UCSB's 111 sets ... Her 2.37 kills per set were third on the team ... Averaged 2.81 kills per set and 2.73 digs per set during conference play ... She tallied 284 digs, which ranked her fourth on the Gauchos as did her 2.65 dig per set average ... Had nine double-doubles ... Had 16 kills and 14 digs in UCSB's five-set win at Cal Poly on Oct. 9 ... Kara had four games with at least 15 kills and had an attack percentage of .343 against Pacific on Oct 15 ... She finished the year third on the team with 293.5 points and second on the team with 284 digs ... Had 31 total blocks (four solo).

2009
Redshirted.

High School
In her junior and senior years at Quartz Hill High, Kara led the Rebels to consecutive undefeated Golden League seasons...As a senior she was named Golden League Player of the Year and First Team All-CIF Southern Section...Also served as the team's captain...As a junior was also a First Team All-CIF Southern Section pick as well as First Team All-Golden League and was named the Best Outside Hitter in the Golden League...Averaged 5.6 kills per game with a 51.4 hitting percentage and a 60.8 kill percentage...Helped team to CIF quarterfinals as a senior and semi-finals as a junior...That was the furthest the school had gone in the state tournament...Named the 2009 Quartz Hill High Female Athlete of the Year...Also competed in soccer and was named the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year.

Club
Was a three-year player on Revolution Volleyball, serving as the squad's outside hitter...Helped lead the team to a Gold Division finish and subsequent improved finishes at the Volleyball Festivals in Reno and Phoenix.

Personal
Kara Corine Sherrard came was born on May 8, 1991 to James and Roberta Sherrard ... Enjoys skiing, swimming, going to the beach and traveling with her parents ... Lists "She's The Man" as her favorite movie ... Names Nicholas Sparks as her favorite author and To Kill A Mockingbird as her favorite novel ... A Psychology major at UCSB, Kara would like to be a physician's assistant ... Has a brother, Michael, 18 ... Calls her parents her personal heroes ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers ... Listens to Jason Aldean and Jason Owen ... Jared Wilson of the UCSB Baseball team is her favorite athlete ... Favorite TV show is "How I Met Your Mother."

Recent Games
Nov 9 Pacific L, 3-2
Nov 10 UC Davis L, 3-0
Nov 16 at UC Riverside W, 3-2
Nov 17 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-2
Nov 23 Long Beach State L, 3-2
Nov 24 UC Irvine W, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 33 18
Sets 135 73
Kills 232 152
Kills per set 1.72 2.08
Errors 159 93
Total Attacks 1046 621
Hitting Percentage .070 .095
Assists 18 8
Assists per set 0.13 0.11
Service Aces 17 11
Service Errors 23 10
Service Aces per set 0.13 0.15
Reception Errors 35 19
Digs 319 194
Digs per set 2.36 2.66
Block Solo 2 2
Block Assist 34 17
Block Total 36 19
Blocks per set 0.27 0.26
Block Errors 4 2
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 268.0 173.5
Points per set 2.0 2.4
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 vs. Iona W, 3-1 4 10 6 42 .095 2 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Aug 25 vs. Connecticut L, 3-0 3 2 7 33 -.152 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Aug 25 at Loyola Marymount W, 3-0 3 6 6 36 .000 0 0 1 0 5 0 4 0 4 0 8.0
Aug 31 Idaho W, 3-2 5 15 3 62 .194 0 0 2 0 12 0 2 1 2 0 16.0
Sep 1 Northeastern W, 3-0 3 2 4 25 -.080 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Sep 1 UCLA L, 3-1 4 8 8 39 .000 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 4 at Portland St. W, 3-1 4 10 3 50 .140 0 1 1 2 11 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Sep 5 at Oregon L, 3-1 4 1 5 15 -.267 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 7 vs. Portland L, 3-2 5 5 5 17 .000 3 0 1 0 6 0 1 1 1 0 5.5
Sep 8 vs. Georgia Southern W, 3-2 5 6 3 23 .130 2 0 1 1 15 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Sep 8 at New Mexico L, 3-2 5 0 5 10 -.500 1 0 2 0 10 0 2 0 2 1 1.0
Sep 14 vs. Yale W, 3-1 4 0 2 5 -.400 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 15 vs. Fresno State L, 3-2 5 8 5 37 .081 0 2 0 5 12 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 15 at San Diego L, 3-1 4 2 0 7 .286 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 21 at UC Irvine L, 3-1 4 4 5 14 -.071 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 22 at Long Beach State L, 3-0 3 2 3 13 -.077 0 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 29 at Cal Poly W, 3-0 3 3 5 18 -.111 1 1 1 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 3 Pepperdine L, 3-1 4 5 4 24 .042 2 1 1 4 11 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 5 Cal State Northridge W, 3-0 3 7 1 16 .375 0 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 6 Hawaii L, 3-0 3 8 5 33 .091 0 0 1 1 7 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 12 at UC Davis W, 3-1 4 9 3 37 .162 1 2 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Oct 13 at Pacific W, 3-2 5 8 8 47 .000 0 0 1 0 14 0 2 1 2 0 9.0
Oct 19 Cal State Fullerton L, 3-2 5 16 7 61 .148 0 1 1 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Oct 20 UC Riverside W, 3-1 4 8 2 33 .182 0 0 0 2 15 1 2 1 3 0 10.0
Oct 27 Cal Poly W, 3-1 4 14 5 48 .188 2 0 0 0 15 1 1 0 2 0 15.5
Nov 1 at Hawaii L, 3-0 3 3 4 15 -.067 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 3 at Cal State Northridge L, 3-1 4 7 9 44 -.045 0 0 0 2 10 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Nov 9 Pacific L, 3-2 5 11 3 44 .182 0 0 1 1 18 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Nov 10 UC Davis L, 3-0 3 4 4 16 .000 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Nov 16 at UC Riverside W, 3-2 5 12 7 38 .132 0 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 13.0
Nov 17 at Cal State Fullerton W, 3-2 5 11 9 52 .038 1 1 0 4 10 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Nov 23 Long Beach State L, 3-2 5 10 7 42 .071 2 3 0 0 15 0 2 0 2 0 14.0
Nov 24 UC Irvine W, 3-2 5 15 6 50 .180 1 1 2 2 13 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
  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
2011-12 31 121 323 2.67 185 1169 .118 19 0.16 18 0.15 339 2.80 7 36 43 0.36 366.0 3.0
2012-13 33 135 232 1.72 159 1046 .070 18 0.13 17 0.13 319 2.36 2 34 36 0.27 268.0 2.0
2013-14 29 112 4 0.04 2 24 .083 34 0.30 27 0.24 235 2.10 0 0 0 0.00 31.0 0.3
Total 93 368 559 1.52 346 2239 .095 71 0.19 62 0.17 893 2.43 9 70 79 0.21 665.0 1.8
  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 33 135 232 1.72 159 1046 .070 18 0.13 17 0.13 319 2.36 2 34 36 0.27 268.0 2.0
Conference 18 73 152 2.08 93 621 .095 8 0.11 11 0.15 194 2.66 2 17 19 0.26 173.5 2.4
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Home 13 53 123 2.32 59 493 .130 7 0.13 7 0.13 164 3.09 2 13 15 0.28 138.5 2.6
Away 14 56 78 1.39 72 396 .015 4 0.07 7 0.12 96 1.71 0 16 16 0.29 93.0 1.7
Neutral 6 26 31 1.19 28 157 .019 7 0.27 3 0.12 59 2.27 0 5 5 0.19 36.5 1.4

Wins 16 66 136 2.06 73 582 .108 10 0.15 8 0.12 158 2.39 2 22 24 0.36 157.0 2.4
Losses 17 69 96 1.39 86 464 .022 8 0.12 9 0.13 161 2.33 0 12 12 0.17 111.0 1.6