18 - Chelsey O'Donnell
Chelsey O'Donnell
Height: 5-7
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: West Allegheny
Position: S

Co-captain...enters the 2009 season ranked fifth all-time at Holy Cross with 1,485 career assists.

2008: Played 25 matches and 85 sets...led the team in assists (594) and service aces (22), while ranking third in total blocks (25), digs (182) and digs per set (2.14)...set career best marks for toal blocks, service aces and digs per set...had a career-best eight double-doubles...earned Beanpot Classic all-tournament honors (9/20)...had 39 assists and a season-best 14 digs against Central Connecticut (9/10)...posted a season-best 43 assists and registered 12 digs versus Wagner (9/13) as the team won the match 3-2...recorded 42 assists against Bryant (9/13)...tallied 42 assists and 11 digs versus Navy (11/15).

2007: Played all 28 matches and all 94 sets...led the team in assists with 891 and assists per set with 9.48...her 891 assists ranked second on the Holy Cross all-time single-season list and her 9.48 assists per set ranked third...led the Patriot League in assists by freshmen...ranked third on the team in digs (197) and digs per set (2.10), fifth in service aces (21) and total blocks (17), and sixth in kills (43)...named to the Wildcat Invitational All-Tournament team...recorded 42 assists and eight digs in her collegiate debut in the 3-1 win over St. Peter's (8/24)...posted her first career collegiate double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs at Northeastern (8/31)...recorded 45 assists and nine digs against Loyola (Md.) (9/8)...earned her second double-double with a career-best 58 assists and a career-best 21 digs against Providence (9/12)...had 49 assists and nine digs at Navy (10/19)...recorded her third double-double with 33 assists and 13 digs against Lafayette (11/2)...earned 43 assists and eight digs against Colgate (11/10).

Before Holy Cross: Four-year member of the varsity volleyball team at West Allegheny H.S. in Imperial, Pa., for head coach Curt Russell...team won the state championship in 2006...WPIAL runner-ups in 2005 & 2006...served as a team captain as a junior and senior...earned 2006 PIAA State MVP honors...received 2006 WPIAL Player of the Year accolades...in 2006 she was named to the first team All-PIAA, first team All-WPIAL, Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-Star team and the MAC All-Tournament team..received second team All-WPIAL honors in 2005...earned first team All-Section honors three times and second team accolades as a freshman...won the Team MVP in 2005 & 2006, while she won the Coaches Award in 2005...received Post Gazette, Tribune Review & The Times Athlete of the Week in 2006...two-time team captain for the Pittsburgh Elite.

Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Dana O'Donnell...has one brother, John...a Psychology major.

O'Donnell's Career Statistics

Year SP Kill Asst Dig Blk Aces
2007 94 43 891 197 17 21
2008 85 48 594 182 25 22
Total 179 91 1485 379 42 43