#14 ARIEL CARLSON  
  Class: 2013  
  Height: 6-2  
  Position: Middle/Right  
Hometown: Alexandria, Minn.
High School: Jefferson/Texas A&M Corpus Christi
 
 

CAREER GAME HIGHS
KILLS: 19, Sept. 21, 2011 vs. Gustavus Adolphus College
BLOCKS: 8, Nov. 12, 2010 vs. Northwestern Rose
DIGS: 9, Sept. 11, 2010 vs. Carthage College
ACES: 3, Oct. 1, 2010 vs. Simpson College
SET ASSISTS: 4, Oct. 1, 2010 vs. Cornell College


AT ST. OLAF
2011
(Junior) - Played in all 99 games and 27 matches... Was second on the squad with 271 kills and 2.74kills/set... Was names MIAC's volleyball hitter of the week on Oct. 25 after she lead the Oles to a three game winning streak... Had 31 kills, 11 blocks, 10 digs, and hit .351 in the Oles' wins over Northwestern College, Macalester College, and Carelton College... Added 12 kills to five game loss to Saint Benedict on Oct. 8... Lead the team with 10 kills in three-set sweep of Hamline University on Sept. 24... Lead the team in blocking with a total of 88 for the season and .89blocks/set... Had 73 digs... Had 19 kills in loss against Gustavus Adolphus.


2010 (Sophomore) - Played in every set (133) of every match (36)... Was All-MIAC... Had 323 kills and 2.43 kills/set, good for second on the team... Had a .274 hitting percentage... Had double-digit kills in thirteen matches... Had season-best 14 kills four times... Led the Oles with 134 blocks, including 23 solo blocks, which is a school record for total blocks in a single season... Her 134 blocks rank seventh in the MIAC... Led the Simpson College Invitational with 1.15 blocks/set... Had at least 6 blocks ten times... Had season-best 8 blocks, including 6 solo blocks, in the team's five-set victory over Northwestern-Rose. on Nov. 12... Had 27 service aces, good for fourth on the team... Had 4 service aces vs. Cornell College on Oct. 1.

AT TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI
2009 (First Year) - Played and started in 30 of team's 31 matches... Set school record for hitting percentage in a four-set match with 10 kills in 13 attempts with no errors in Islanders' four-set loss to Northwestern State on Oct. 24... Had 68 assisted blocks, which led the team and is sixth in school history... Had 101 kills, good for 0.94/set... Hit. .123 in 269 attempts.

AT ALEXANDRIA JEFFERSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Helped team to win Central Lakes Conference titles in each of final two seasons... Two-time offensive team MVP... Made "Fab-50 Senior" list in 2008... Named Minesota Top Five Player by Position in 2008... Four-time Toyota Quality Player... Cardinal Athlete of the week in 2007... Earned Volleyball Academic All-State Award in 2008.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Allan and Kathryn Carlson.


FAVORITES
FOOD(S): Any variety of pasta
MOVIE(S): "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", "Inception", "Step Brothers"
TV SHOW(S): "Fringe", "Criminal Minds", "Big Bang Theory"
BOOK(S): "A Clockwork Orange", "The Host"
MUSICAL ARTIST(S): Journey, Katy Perry
ATHLETE(S): Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen
ROLE MODEL(S): My dad and my grandma C.

CAREER STATISTICS
        [---ATTACK---] [-SET-] [--SERVE--] [-----DIG-----] [-----BLOCKING-----]
Year GP MP K K/gm E TA Pct. A A/gm SA SA/gm SE DIG Dig/gm BS BA total B/gm BE BHE
2010 133 36 323 2.43 118 747 .274 3 0.02 27 0.20 24 108 0.81 23 111 134 1.01 5 0
2011 99 27 271 2.74 88 655 .279 8 0.08 16 0.16 8 73 0.74 35 53 88 0.88 8 1
2012 120 32 252 2.10 89 669 .244 6 0.05 15 0.12 12 96 0.80 36 56 92 0.77 5 0
Total 352 95 846 2.40 295 2,071 .266 17 0.05 58 0.16 36 277 0.78 94 220 314 0.89 18 1