13 Sarah Varcolla
13 - Sarah Varcolla
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: New Philadelphia, Ohio
High School: Tuscarawas Central Catholic
Position: Middle Blocker
Major: Exercise Science
m 29
k/s 1.81
h % .213
a/s 0.20
b/s 1.07
sa/s 0.21
d/s 0.61

Career Notes: Finished her career with 394 total blocks, which was the seventh-most in school history... Her 318 block assists ranked sixth on the all-time chart, and her 76 solo blocks ranked seventh... Was one of just four Penguins in school history to post at least 100 blocks in three consecutive seasons.

2018 (Senior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Was the only player to start all 29 matches and was one of just two to play in all 104 sets... Led the team with 111 blocks, 1.07 blocks per set, 22 aces and 0.21 aces per set... Ranked third on the squad with 188 kills and 1.81 kills per set... Also posted 21 assists and 63 digs... Averaged 1.74 kills and 1.26 blocks per set in Horizon League play... Ranked seventh in the Horizon League with her 1.07 blocks per set, and her 1.26 blocks-per-set average against league opponents ranked third in the circuit... Became just the fourth Penguin to post 100 blocks in three consecutive seasons... Averaged more than one block per set for the third straight season, and her 0.61 digs per set was her highest since her freshman year... Reached double digits in kills twice... Blocked at least four attacks in 15 matches... Had season bests of 11 kills and three aces in a five-setter versus Toledo (9/15)... Notched a season-best eight blocks four times... Had a season-high six digs against Bowling Green (8/31).

2017 (Junior) | Match-By-Match Stats: Received the program’s Best Offensive Player Award... Played in all 106 sets and was the only Penguin to start all 30 matches... Set new career highs with 256 kills, 121 blocks and 751 attempts... Averaged 2.42 kills, 1.14 blocks and 0.53 digs per set... Also notched 29 aces on the season... Posted 2.06 kills and 1.24 blocks per set during Horizon League play... Her 100 block assists rank 13th on YSU’s single-season list, and her 121 total blocks rank tied for 17th... Ranked third in the Horizon League with 1.14 blocks per set, and she ranked eighth in the conference with 0.27 aces per set... Was one of just two players to rank in the top eight in both categories... Improved her blocking rate to 1.24 per set against league opponents, which ranked fourth in the conference... Her 0.30 aces per set against the conference ranked seventh... Named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week the final week of the regular season when she averaged a league-best 1.86 blocks per set with 13 total blocks over seven sets... Named to all-tournament teams at the Eagle Challenge and the Blue/Gold Invitational... Averaged 3.11 kills and 0.78 blocks at the Eagle Challenge... Averaged 3.09 kills on a .325 attack percentage while also contributing 1.18 blocks per set at the Blue/Gold Invitational... Reached double digits in kills 10 times... Had a career-best 20 kills in a five-set win at Toledo (9/16)... Posted nine blocks twice – in a three-set win over Tennessee Tech (9/15) and in a four-set victory over Milwaukee (11/11)... Registered three aces against Winthrop (8/25), UIC (10/21) and Wright State (11/8)... Added a season-best six digs against the Flames (10/21).

2016 (Sophomore) | Match-By-Match Stats: Started all 30 matches and appeared in every set… Had a big jump in her output in her second season as she moved from the left side to the middle… Finished the season with 247 kills, 29 aces and a team-high 117 blocks for averages of 2.25 kills, 0.26 aces and 1.06 blocks per set… Averaged 2.33 kills, 0.24 aces and 1.22 blocks per set against Horizon League opponents… Improved her hitting percentage by nearly 50 points from her freshman year to .214… Ranked eighth in the Horizon League in blocks per set and was ninth in aces per set… In conference play, averaged the sixth-most blocks per set in the league… Named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 14 when she averaged 2.78 kills per set on a .375 attack percentage… Reached double figures in kills in nine matches… Posted her first career double-double at Valparaiso when she had 13 kills and a career-high 10 blocks (9/30)… Her season-high in kills was 14 at Robert Morris (9/13).

2015 (Freshman) | Match-By-Match Stats: Voted to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team... Played in 113 of YSU's 114 sets during the season and appeared in every match... Started 21 out of 31 matches... Finished with 236 kills, 40 aces and 45 blocks for averages of 2.09 kills, 0.35 aces and 0.40 blocks... Averaged 2.07 kills, 0.29 aces and 0.52 blocks in league play... Led the conference with her 40 aces and was second in aces per set with 0.35... Her seven aces against Bradley in the season opener were the most by any Horizon League player in 2015 and tied a school record... Her 236 kills were the third-most by a freshman in the league and the 10th-most ever by a YSU freshman... Reached double digits in kills in 10 different matches... Her highest total of the season came at Duquesne on Sept. 5 when she had 16 in five sets... Hit .471 in a 10-kill effort against Toledo (9/11)... Posted 14 kills on a .407 attack percentage in three sets at Butler (9/18)... Also posted 14 kills and a career-best eight digs in a five-setter against Valparaiso (10/17)... That 14-kill effort was part of a three-match stretch where she had at least 12 kills in each... Had at least three aces in eight different matches... Had a career-high six blocks at Milwaukee (10/23).

High School: Earned four letters and was co-captain her senior year... Was a Third-Team All-Ohioan and the district player of the year in her final two seasons at Tuscarawas Central Catholic... Led the Saints to four straight district titles... Finished her career with 1,051 kills, and she recorded her 1,000th kill in the 2014 district title match as part of a 30-kill effort... Registered 429 kills, 180 digs, 74 blocks and 77 aces her senior year as TCC advanced to the regional finals for the third straight season... Was a member of the Division IV state runner-up team in 2011... Played for the Klars and Varsity Elite club teams as well as the Kidron Volleyball Club team... Was also a first-team all-conference honoree in track and field.

Personal: Parents are Christopher and Jennifer... Has a brother (Anthony)... Major is psychology.

Started all 30 matches and appeared in every set… Had a big jump in her output in her second season as she moved from the left side to the middle… Finished the season with 247 kills, 29 aces and a team-high 117 blocks for averages of 2.25 kills, 0.26 aces and 1.06 blocks per set… Averaged 2.33 kills, 0.24 aces and 1.22 blocks per set against Horizon League opponents… Improved her hitting percentage by nearly 50 points from her freshman year to .214… Ranked eighth in the Horizon League in blocks per set and was ninth in aces per set… In conference play, averaged the sixth-most blocks per set in the league… Named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 14 when she averaged 2.78 kills per set on a .375 attack percentage… Reached double figures in kills in nine matches… Posted her first career double-double at Valparaiso when she had 13 kills and a career-high 10 blocks (9/30)… Her season-high in kills was 14 at Robert Morris (9/13).
Recent Games
Oct 26 Green Bay L, 3-0
Oct 27 Milwaukee L, 3-1
Oct 31 at Northern Kentucky L, 3-0
Nov 4 UIC L, 3-1
Nov 9 at IUPUI L, 3-0
Nov 10 at Wright State L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 29 16
Sets 104 54
Kills 188 94
Kills per set 1.81 1.74
Errors 70 34
Total Attacks 553 297
Hitting Percentage .213 .202
Assists 21 10
Assists per set 0.20 0.19
Service Aces 22 11
Service Errors 25 16
Service Aces per set 0.21 0.20
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 63 31
Digs per set 0.61 0.57
Block Solo 27 16
Block Assist 84 52
Block Total 111 68
Blocks per set 1.07 1.26
Block Errors 18 11
Ball Handling Errors 3 1
Points 279.0 147.0
Points per set 2.7 2.7
Matches started 29 16
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 vs. Saint Peter's W, 3-0 1 3 8 6 30 .067 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Aug 25 vs. NJIT W, 3-1 1 4 8 3 20 .250 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Aug 25 at Bucknell W, 3-1 1 4 8 3 17 .294 0 1 1 0 4 2 6 1 8 0 14.0
Aug 28 at Kent State L, 3-1 1 4 4 1 14 .214 3 2 0 0 4 1 3 0 4 0 8.5
Aug 31 vs. UNLV W, 3-2 1 5 5 0 16 .313 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 8 0 10.5
Aug 31 vs. Bowling Green L, 3-0 1 3 4 1 14 .214 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 1 at Duquesne W, 3-0 1 3 9 1 21 .381 2 1 0 0 2 0 4 1 4 0 12.0
Sep 7 at Virginia L, 3-0 1 3 4 1 11 .273 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4.5
Sep 8 vs. George Mason W, 3-1 1 4 8 5 22 .136 1 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 4 2 11.0
Sep 8 vs. UNC Wilmington L, 3-1 1 4 8 5 19 .158 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 11.5
Sep 11 at Robert Morris L, 3-1 1 4 9 4 24 .208 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 2 4 0 11.0
Sep 14 at Akron L, 3-1 1 4 8 3 19 .263 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Sep 15 vs. Toledo L, 3-2 1 5 11 3 29 .276 2 3 0 0 3 1 3 0 4 0 16.5
Sep 21 at Cleveland State L, 3-0 1 3 6 4 23 .087 0 1 0 0 3 2 3 1 5 0 10.5
Sep 22 at Oakland L, 3-0 1 3 8 2 17 .353 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 11.0
Sep 28 Wright State W, 3-1 1 4 7 5 25 .080 1 0 2 0 2 2 6 0 8 0 12.0
Sep 29 IUPUI L, 3-0 1 3 7 2 24 .208 0 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 9.0
Oct 3 Northern Kentucky L, 3-0 1 3 3 2 17 .059 0 1 1 0 3 1 7 0 8 0 8.5
Oct 5 at UIC L, 3-0 1 3 3 2 12 .083 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 12 at Milwaukee L, 3-0 1 3 2 3 7 -.143 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 4.0
Oct 13 at Green Bay L, 3-0 1 3 8 2 16 .375 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Oct 19 Cleveland State L, 3-0 1 3 5 2 14 .214 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 6.5
Oct 20 Oakland L, 3-2 1 5 7 3 20 .200 2 2 2 0 3 0 7 2 7 0 12.5
Oct 26 Green Bay L, 3-0 1 3 5 1 14 .286 1 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 6 1 9.0
Oct 27 Milwaukee L, 3-1 1 4 10 3 31 .226 1 0 3 0 2 0 3 2 3 0 11.5
Oct 31 at Northern Kentucky L, 3-0 1 3 5 0 15 .333 0 0 3 0 1 1 3 2 4 0 7.5
Nov 4 UIC L, 3-1 1 4 6 2 19 .211 0 1 0 0 1 3 2 1 5 0 11.0
Nov 9 at IUPUI L, 3-0 1 3 6 0 18 .333 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 7.5
Nov 10 at Wright State L, 3-1 1 4 6 1 25 .200 0 1 0 0 3 2 5 0 7 0 11.5
  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
2015-16 31 113 236 2.09 113 740 .166 11 0.10 40 0.35 97 0.86 8 37 45 0.40 302.5 2.7
2016-17 30 110 247 2.25 97 702 .214 12 0.11 29 0.26 56 0.51 21 96 117 1.06 345.0 3.1
2017-18 30 106 256 2.42 106 751 .200 11 0.10 29 0.27 56 0.53 21 100 121 1.14 356.0 3.4
2018-19 29 104 188 1.81 70 553 .213 21 0.20 22 0.21 63 0.61 27 84 111 1.07 279.0 2.7
Total 120 433 927 2.14 386 2746 .197 55 0.13 120 0.28 272 0.63 77 317 394 0.91 1282.5 3.0
  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
Total 29 104 188 1.81 70 553 .213 21 0.20 22 0.21 63 0.61 27 84 111 1.07 279.0 2.7
Conference 16 54 94 1.74 34 297 .202 10 0.19 11 0.20 31 0.57 16 52 68 1.26 147.0 2.7
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Home 8 29 50 1.72 20 164 .183 5 0.17 5 0.17 14 0.48 9 32 41 1.41 80.0 2.8
Away 14 47 86 1.83 27 239 .247 11 0.23 10 0.21 32 0.68 10 40 50 1.06 126.0 2.7
Neutral 7 28 52 1.86 23 150 .193 5 0.18 7 0.25 17 0.61 8 12 20 0.71 73.0 2.6
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Wins 7 27 53 1.96 23 151 .199 5 0.19 4 0.15 15 0.56 9 24 33 1.22 78.0 2.9
Losses 22 77 135 1.75 47 402 .219 16 0.21 18 0.23 48 0.62 18 60 78 1.01 201.0 2.6
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August 6 23 37 1.61 14 111 .207 5 0.22 6 0.26 19 0.83 6 15 21 0.91 56.5 2.5
September 11 40 85 2.13 35 234 .214 8 0.20 8 0.20 22 0.55 10 30 40 1.00 118.0 3.0
October 9 30 48 1.60 18 146 .205 7 0.23 6 0.20 16 0.53 5 31 36 1.20 74.5 2.5
November 3 11 18 1.64 3 62 .242 1 0.09 2 0.18 6 0.55 6 8 14 1.27 30.0 2.7