Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Maryland Invite All-Tournament Team (2009)
On Bates Athletic outside hitter who can terminate offensively ... Will continually get better as she gets stronger and manages her game ... Started her Freshman year and will be looked at to help anchor team offensively this year.
As a Sophomore (2010) In season finale against Boston College (11/24), led Terps with 12 kills...Recorded team-high eight kills at Miami (11/21)...Recorded season-high 17 kills againast Duke (11/14)....Tied season high with17 kills in win over NC State (10/29)...Recorded 14 kills in back-to-back games against Miami (10/15)and Florida State (10/17)...Started games against Virginia Tech (10/8)and Virginina (10/10), recording 16 combined kills...Started in season opener against Missouri, posted 18 total attacks and two blocks (8/27)...Played in win against Long Island (9/18), recorded nine kills and two block assists.
As a Freshman (2009) Stellar in collegiate debut, recording 20 kills and 10 digs on .385 hitting in win against Stony Brook (8/28) ... started first-career match against Youngstown State, finishing with 15 kills on .333 hitting ... 12 kills on .321 hitting in victory at Navy (9/4) ... 10 kills on .421 hitting with eight digs in three-set win against Morgan State (9/5) ... team-high 13 kills in win against Howard (9/19) ... 12 kills in win at NC State (10/2) ... had a team-high nine kills and hit .360 at Georgia Tech (10/9) ... six kills and four blocks against Florida State (10/16) ... posted 10 kills in victory against Virginia Tech (10/25) ... back-to-back 10-kill matches at Wake Forest (10/20) and Duke (10/31) ... tied for team lead with 12 kills in upset victory against North Carolina (11/13) ... earned season high .433 attack percentage against Boston College after charting 16 attacks and 30 total kills.
Before Maryland Played at Ultimate ... Only played high school volleyball as a freshman and sophomore, opting to train with the Chicago Boys Ultimate Volleyball team as a junior and senior, where she was a captain as a senior ... honorable mention all-state in 2005 and 2006, as well as an all-area selection ... finished second in kills in the area in 2006 ... five-time Junior Olympic qualifier, leading several teams to high finishes, nationally, including a first-place finish at the Asics National Championships in 2007.
Personal Kara Marie Bates ... daughter of Don and Katie Bates ... has one brother, Andy, and one sister, Kelli ... father played college basketball at Florida State and Vanderbilt ... brother plays football at Harper College ... enjoys volleyball, shopping, reading, concerts and the beach ... member of Health Club, Varsity Club, Best Buddies, Student Council and SADD in high school ... favorite athlete is Michael Phelps ... chose Maryland for the people, coaches, team and the big-time athletic atmosphere ... also recruited by North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Colorado State ... majoring in communications.