4 Kirsten Nickles
4 Kirsten Nickles
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Loudonville, Ohio
High School: Loudonville
Position: OH
Position Abbreviation: OH
Club Team: Columbus VB Academy
m 27
k/s 1.78
h % .112
a/s 0.08
b/s 0.22
sa/s 0.24
d/s 1.90

2016: Academic All-OAC … finished third on the team with 157 kills … amassed 167 digs … second on the team with 1.78 kills per set … notched 19 total blocks, all assisted … recorded 21 service aces … tallied seven assists … set a career-high 15 kills against Bluffton on Sept. 17 … posted a season-high 15 digs against Otterbein on Sept. 30.

2015: Earned Academic All-OAC … appeared in 29 matches, started 16 … finished second on the team with 233 digs (2.37 digs per set) … accumulated 126 kills (1.27 kills per set) … third on the team with 22 service aces … tallied 13 block assists and seven solo blocks … set a career-high with 22 digs against Ohio Christian on Sept. 16 … tied a career-high with 10 kills in three separate matches, Kenyon (9/4), Anderson (9/13) and Franciscan (10/9).

2014: Earned Academic All-OAC ... appeared in 29 matches ... tallied career highs with 66 kills and a .135 hitting percentage … recorded 7 assists, 64 digs and 16 blocks ... registered a season-best 11 digs against Muskingum on Oct. 7 ...  totaled a season-high 8 kills in a 3-0 win over Earlham (Ind.) on Sept. 12.

2013: Appeared in 23 matches … tallied 39 kills and a .119 hitting percentage … recorded five assists and 10 digs … contributed with six blocks … totaled a season-high eight kills in Capital’s four-set loss against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) on Aug. 31 … registered a season-best two blocks along with four kills in the Crusaders’ three-set victory over Muskingum on Oct. 29.

Personal: Majoring in pre-veterinary medicine with a minor in chemistry … parents are Doug and Sherry Nickles … First Team All-Mid-Buckeye Conference, second team all-area and second team all-district selection in volleyball at Loudonville High School ... played for coach Kristen Hudson … career ambition is to be a large animal veterinarian … hobbies include crocheting and playing with dogs.

Recent Games
Oct 11 Muskingum L, 3-1
Oct 15 at Mount Union L, 3-1
Oct 18 Marietta L, 3-1
Oct 22 John Carroll L, 3-0
Oct 25 at Heidelberg L, 3-0
Oct 29 at Baldwin Wallace L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 9
Sets 88 30
Kills 157 40
Kills per set 1.78 1.33
Errors 103 32
Total Attacks 483 139
Hitting Percentage .112 .058
Assists 7 1
Assists per set 0.08 0.03
Service Aces 21 4
Service Errors 34 13
Service Aces per set 0.24 0.13
Reception Errors 27 8
Digs 167 70
Digs per set 1.90 2.33
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 19 4
Block Total 19 4
Blocks per set 0.22 0.13
Block Errors 9 4
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 187.5 46.0
Points per set 2.1 1.5
Matches started 21 8
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 at Kenyon L, 3-1 1 4 11 6 28 .179 0 2 2 2 7 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 2 Earlham (Ind.) W, 3-1 - 4 9 3 25 .240 0 0 0 2 12 0 2 1 2 0 10.0
Sep 2 Case Western Reserve L, 3-1 1 4 6 6 23 .000 1 4 2 4 10 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 3 Denison L, 3-1 1 4 8 6 25 .080 0 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 3 Ohio Christian W, 3-1 1 3 7 0 18 .389 0 4 1 2 5 0 3 0 3 0 12.5
Sep 7 Franciscan W, 3-1 1 3 3 5 19 -.105 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Sep 9 vs. Oswego St. L, 3-0 1 3 8 3 21 .238 1 0 1 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 10 at Nazareth L, 3-1 1 4 14 6 36 .222 2 1 2 0 12 0 1 2 1 0 15.5
Sep 10 vs. Medaille (N.Y.) L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 25 .240 1 0 2 1 6 0 0 2 0 0 10.0
Sep 16 vs. Pitt.-Bradford L, 3-0 1 3 4 3 13 .077 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 4.0
Sep 16 at Wooster L, 3-0 - 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 17 vs. Bluffton L, 3-2 1 5 15 10 39 .128 0 2 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Sep 17 vs. Franciscan W, 3-1 1 4 10 8 28 .071 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Sep 23 at Hanover (Ind.) L, 3-0 - 3 5 3 13 .154 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 23 vs. Mt. St. Joseph L, 3-2 1 3 3 2 9 .111 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 24 vs. Bluffton L, 3-0 - 2 0 2 3 -.667 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 24 vs. Transylvania (Ky.) L, 3-1 - 2 1 1 8 .000 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 2.0
Sep 30 Otterbein L, 3-2 1 5 6 4 27 .074 0 2 1 2 15 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 1 Albion (Mich.) L, 3-0 1 2 3 3 11 .000 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 4 at Wilmington W, 3-1 1 3 7 5 17 .118 0 1 3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 7 at Ohio Northern L, 3-0 1 3 4 3 15 .067 0 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 11 Muskingum L, 3-1 1 3 4 5 12 -.083 1 0 3 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 15 at Mount Union L, 3-1 1 4 2 0 3 .667 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 18 Marietta L, 3-1 1 4 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 3 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 22 John Carroll L, 3-0 1 3 8 7 34 .029 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 8.0
Oct 25 at Heidelberg L, 3-0 1 3 4 6 19 -.105 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 4.0
Oct 29 at Baldwin Wallace L, 3-0 - 2 4 2 11 .182 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 1 1 4.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2013-14 23 50 39 0.78 22 143 .119 5 0.10 0 0.00 10 0.20 0 6 6 0.12 42.0 0.8
2014-15 29 70 66 0.94 36 223 .135 7 0.10 5 0.07 64 0.91 1 15 16 0.23 79.5 1.1
2015-16 29 99 126 1.27 83 508 .085 5 0.05 22 0.22 236 2.38 7 13 20 0.20 161.5 1.6
2016-17 27 88 157 1.78 103 483 .112 7 0.08 21 0.24 167 1.90 0 19 19 0.22 187.5 2.1
Total 108 307 388 1.26 244 1357 .106 24 0.08 48 0.16 477 1.55 8 53 61 0.20 470.5 1.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 27 88 157 1.78 103 483 .112 7 0.08 21 0.24 167 1.90 0 19 19 0.22 187.5 2.1
Conference 9 30 40 1.33 32 139 .058 1 0.03 4 0.13 70 2.33 0 4 4 0.13 46.0 1.5
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Home 10 35 55 1.57 39 195 .082 2 0.06 13 0.37 79 2.26 0 13 13 0.37 74.5 2.1
Away 9 27 51 1.89 31 142 .141 2 0.07 4 0.15 54 2.00 0 3 3 0.11 56.5 2.1
Neutral 8 26 51 1.96 33 146 .123 3 0.12 4 0.15 34 1.31 0 3 3 0.12 56.5 2.2
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Wins 5 17 36 2.12 21 107 .140 0 0.00 6 0.35 29 1.71 0 6 6 0.35 45.0 2.6
Losses 22 71 121 1.70 82 376 .104 7 0.10 15 0.21 138 1.94 0 13 13 0.18 142.5 2.0
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September 18 61 120 1.97 72 360 .133 6 0.10 19 0.31 107 1.75 0 17 17 0.28 147.5 2.4
October 9 27 37 1.37 31 123 .049 1 0.04 2 0.07 60 2.22 0 2 2 0.07 40.0 1.5