Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: West Irondequoit
Club: Volley FX


  • 4x ACC All-Academic Team
  • Finished fourth in Maryland history in kills (1,344)
  • Finished second in Maryland history in total attacks (3,903)
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2010)

As a Senior (2013): Appeared in 119-of-121 sets, battling through injuries...became the first player in program history to earn ACC All-Academic Team four times...led team with 390 total kills (3.28/s) and 11 double-doubles...second on team with 314 digs (2.64/s)...named Maryland Invitational #2 Most Valuable Player...earned All-Tournament honors at Maryland Invitational #1...opened season with 16 kills (.314 pct.) and three blocks at George Washington (8/30)...posted 15 kills and career-high 24 digs in five-set thriller versus UMKC (9/6)...notched 16 kills (.452 pct.) and 13 digs against Villanova (9/14)...totaled season-high 18 kills, 16 digs and three blocks versus Marshall (9/21)...had 17 kills against Georgia Tech (9/27)...had 16 kills,13 digs and five blocks versus Virginia (10/4)...posted season-high 19 kills and 15 digs against Virginia Tech (10/6)...had a double-double against No. 21 Florida State...surpassed 1,200 career kills with 13 against Boston College (10/20)...posted double-digit kills in 12-of-13 games from Sept. 14 - Oct. 25....had 10 kills with a .350 hitting percentage against Wake Forest (11/10)...totaled 16 digs (.324 pct) at Syracuse (11/17)...matched season-high with 19 kills on a .378 hitting percentage at Pittsburgh (11/22)...had double-double vs. #14 North Carolina (11/24).

As a Junior (2012): Finished third on the team in kills despite missing eight matches due to injury...recorded 240 kills in 24 matches...averaged 3.04 kills per set in conference action, which was the second-highest total on the squad, along with 2.09 digs per set...ranked third on the team with five double-doubles...closed the season with a nine kills, 13 digs and four blocks in a four-set win at Boston College (11/24)...had 10 kills and eight digs at Miami (11/18)...finished with a team-high 12 kills and seven digs at Florida State (11/16)...had a team-high 18 kills to go with 14 digs and a career-best tying five blocks in a five-set win over Duke (11/4)...notched her fourth double-double of the year with 16 kills and 14 digs against Clemson (10/28) a five-set win over Georgia Tech (10/26), tallied a season-high 20 kills and added 10 digs...had 10 kills on .421 hitting at American (10/23)...named to the Blackbird Invitational All-Tournament team...had seven kills and 10 digs at LIU Brooklyn (9/15)...finished with a match-high 13 kills and added 10 digs in a three-et win at Clemson (9/21)...tied a career high with five blocks and added 13 kills, eight digs and three assists against St. John's (9/14)...against Boston College (9/7), had 14 kills and seven digs...finished with seven kills and eight digs against Ohio State (9/1)...notched her first double-double of the season against Seton Hall (8/31) with 13 kills and 14 digs...led the team with 16 kills in a three-set victory over Villanova (8/24).

As a Sophomore (2011): Led the Terps with 355 kills averaging 3.01 per set...her seven double-doubles were tied for second on the team...seventh double-double of the season with 14 kills and 12 digs against Wake Forest (11/20)...had 14 kills and 16 digs against Duke (11/18) 21 kills at Virginia (11/12)...against Clemson (11/4), had a team-high 19 18 digs against #25 Miami (10/23) 16 kills and 10 digs against #19 Florida State (10/21)...finished with 17 kills and 11 digs at Clemson (10/8)...had 16 kills and a career-high 17 digs against Virginia Tech (10/2)...recorded her first career double-double against Virginia (9/30) tying a career high in kills (18) and tallied 14 digs...tied a career high with five blocks against NC State (9/25) and added 12 blocks and nine digs...finished with a match-high 12 kills in a win at Boston College (9/20)...had a team-high 15 kills against No. 25 Ohio State (9/17)...against Akron (9/16), led the team with 13 kills and added nine digs...finished with 14 kills against Delaware (9/10)...led the team with 17 kills against Sacred Heart (9/10)...tallied 16 kills and eight digs against Yale (9/9)...recorded 10 kills against Xavier (9/3)...had 11 kills against VCU (9/2)...posted 10 kills against Ohio and No. 24 Tennessee (8/27)...recorded six kills against Villanova (8/26).

As a Freshman (2010): Led Maryland in kills with 343...led Terps with 12 kills at Florida State (11/19)...recorded 11 kills on team-best .500 attack percentage in victory over Duke (11/14) Maryland's upset win over No. 22 Florida State (10/17), recorded a career-high 18 kills...led all Terps with 12 kills against Duke (10/1)...notched 12 kills in Maryland's comeback win at Wake Forest (9/30)...combined for a team-high 29 kills in two games against North Carolina (9/24)and NC State (9/25)...led all players with 15 kills against Boston College (9/21)...led Terps against Tulane (9/11) for a career-best .609 attack percentage...registered 10 kills vs. Fairfield with a .600 clip...tallied 22 kills during the Maryland collegiate debut at Tiger Invitational, led all players in kills twice, first against Missouri (8/27)with 15 and again vs. Nevada (8/28) with 13.

Before Maryland: A top-100 recruit...two-time New York State Gatorade Player of the Year (2009, 2010)...was the first athlete from West Irondequoit to be chosen as NY Gatorade POY...2010 Under Armour Second Team High School All-American (volleyball)...three-time Monroe County Player of the Year...three-time Section V Class AA MVP...two-time All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year (2009, 2010)...2010 High School Athlete of the Year...New York State Scholar Athlete...holds school records in kills, digs and service aces...played volleyball for West Irondequoit all four years of high school...was also on the track team for three years...competed in the high jump...named MVP in 2007, 2008 and 2010...finished fourth in the state in 2010.

Personal: Full name Mary Katherine Cushman...daughter of David and Judy majoring in family science...has three siblings, Sarah, David and Rachel...Sarah played soccer at Sacred Heart and Rachel played soccer at Nazareth.


Kills 21, vs. Virginia (11/12/11)
Attack% .609, vs. Tulane (9/11/10)
Digs 24, vs. UMKC (9/6/13)
Blocks 5, 6x, last vs. Virginia (10/4/13)
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