MEQUON, Wis. – Karina Klotz achieved a milestone few have reached before in Concordia Wisconsin history, recording her 2,000 career assist on Saturday night at Rockford. She became the fourth player in program history to attain such elite status.
CUWFalcons.com took some time to look at Klotz's career and her impressive career.
Elite company – Klotz's 2,003 career assists elevates her fourth all-time in program history and just behind Carrie Herron who has 2,027 assists. Throughout her career, she has tabulated season assist totals of 584 (freshman), 382 (sophomore), 571 (junior) and 466 (senior).
20 plus assists – The senior has accumulated 20 or more assists in 45 matches throughout her career, including three matches with 30 or more during her rookie season. Klotz assisted on a career-high 44 kills during the final game of her freshman season during a 3-2 NACC Tournament loss at Lakeland.
6-2 offensive system – What is impressive about Klotz's 2,000 assist milestone is the fact that she has primarily played in a two-setter system throughout her career. Most setters who play in a 5-1 offensive system sometimes reach 4,000 career assists.
Among the best in the NACC – She becomes the 16th player in NACC history to reach the 2,000 assist plateau and joins former Falcon Tasha Strey (2007-10) who ranks 14th all-time with 2,150 assists.
Ranking higher on list – We will never know what could have been if not for an injury that hampered her sophomore season, but Klotz could rank higher on the all-time assist list. She has been a model of toughness by not playing in just four sets during her freshman, junior and senior seasons combined. However, Klotz played in 24-of-31 matches her sophomore season and in 73 of a possible 108 sets that season. Hypothetically speaking she could have an extra 183 assists if it weren't for the injury.