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Allyson Karaba
Allyson Karaba

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Muskegon, Mich.

High School:
North Muskegon

Height:
5-7

Position:
DS/L


Allyson Karaba CH

CAREER HIGHS
Kills
1 - seven times, MR at Central Michigan, 9/21/08
Total Attacks
2 - five times, MR vs. Northwestern, 11/6/09
Assists
10 - vs. Oklahoma, 8/29/08
Aces
2 - 11 times, MR vs. Minnesota, 11/21/09
Digs
27 - at Minnesota, 10/23/09


2009: Academic All-Big Ten ... Recipient of the team's Blue Collar and Outstanding Defensive Player awards ... Served as co-captain ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 21 after her performance at the Clemson Classic ... Currently is ranked second all-time in school history with a 3.78 digs per set average ... Started all but one match at libero, missing one match due to an injury ... Played in 32 matches during the season ... Appeared in 19 of 20 conference matches ... Led the team with 515 digs, tallying 291 during conference play ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in digs in all matches (4.26) and conference only matches (4.04) ... Had eight 20+ dig efforts the season, including a career-high 28 at Minnesota (10/23) ... Recorded 18 service aces on the year ... Tied a career-high of two service aces on four different occasions ... Posted a season-best six assists vs. North Carolina (8/29).

2008: One of only two players to play in all 118 sets in 2008, starting all but two matches at libero ... Posted 518 digs on the season, the second-best single-season total in MSU history ... Her 4.39 digs per set were fourth-best in the Big Ten Conference ... Led MSU in digs in 28 of the Spartans' 31 matches, including 28 of 29 after making the switch to libero in the third match of the season ... Posted 25 digs in that match which started a four-match streak of 20-dig efforts that saw her post 23 against Syracuse (9/5) in just three sets, 24 against New Hampshire (9/6) and 22 against Delaware (9/6) ... Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after that performance in which she averaged 6.71 digs per set ... Posted double-digit digs in all but three matches, including all but one Big Ten contest ... Had 20 or more digs in 11 matches, including a career-best 27 at Indiana (10/3) in only four sets ... Had 25 digs at Minnesota (10/17), matching her second-best total of the season ... Notched 23 digs while helping MSU total a season-best 84 digs at Wisconsin (10/31) ... Had 15 or more digs in six of the final seven matches, moving her in front of Nicole Colaluca (2005) for second place on the single-season list ... Was close to flawless in service receive as well, posting a .971 reception percentage on 770 attempts ... Was perfect on a season-high 54 serve receptions against Purdue (10/25) ... Second on the team in service aces (23) and assists (88) ... Earned her second varsity letter.


2007: Played in 19 matches, 13 of which were in conference play, in her first season with the Spartans to earn a varsity letter... Fourth on the team with 0.18 aces per game (eight total)... Averaged 0.84 digs per game (37 total)... Had a season-high eight digs against Iowa (10/19); also had six vs. Wisconsin (9/29)... Posted two service aces against both Illinois (9/28) and Wisconsin (9/29).

High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball for coach Courtney Dusnik at North Muskegon... Team captain during junior and senior seasons... Earned all-area, all-region and first team all-state during senior season... Team earned Class C state runner-up honors during senior season... Also earned all-area, all-conference, all-region and first team all-state accolades as a junior in 2006... Team won Class C state title in 2006... Named honorable mention all-state as a sophomore... Also earned all-area, all-conference and all-region honors during sophomore campaign.

Club: Competed for InsideOut 18 National Team in Muskegon for coach Rick Rykse.

Personal: Full name is Allyson Jean Karaba... Daughter of Al and Debbie Karaba... An international relations major.

Allyson Karaba

CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
M
S
K
K/S
E
TA
PCT
A
SA
SE
2007
16
44
1
0.02
3
9
-.222
3
8
18
2008
29
118
6
0.05
4
19
.105
88
23
55
2009
32
121
0
0.00
4
13
-.308
67
18
56
TOTALS
82
283
7
0.03
11
41
-0.98
158
49
129
YEAR
RE
Digs
D/S
BS
BA
TB
B/S
BE
BHE
2007
6
37
0.84
0
0
0
0.00
0
2
2008
22
518
4.39
0
0
0
0.00
0
0
2009
22
515
4.29
0
0
0
0.00
0
2
TOTALS
50
1070
3.78
0
0
0
0.00
0
4