15 Vika Katzen
15 Vika Katzen
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kfar Saba, Israel
High School: Wingate Academy for Sports Excellence
Position: S
m 33
k/s 1.27
h % .252
a/s 7.29
b/s 0.24
sa/s 0.29
d/s 2.84

As a senior: Repeated as NEC Setter of the Year ... All-NEC First Team ... NEC All-Tournament Team ... NEC Scholar-Athlete ... ECAC All-Star First Team ... CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team ... NEC Academic Honor Roll and the NEC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Averaged 7.28 assists per set (837 total) ... Ranked fourth in the league in aces (33) and sixth in attack percentage (.257) while contributing 146 kills and 329 digs ... Added 27 blocks ... Registered 22 double-doubles on the season, bringing her career total to 57 in just three years ... Helped pace the Bulldogs in the NEC in total assists (1494), ranking them sixth in the nation ... Contributed to the Bulldogs' second-place rank in assists per game (73rd nationally) ... Became just the fourth player in Division I program history to finish with more than 2,500 career assists and 1,000 career digs ... Leaves the program ranked sixth in the all-time record books in career assists (2,906), fourth in assists per set (7.85) and 14th in digs per set (2.71).

As a sophomore: NEC Setter of the Year ... All-NEC First Team ... Two-time NEC Player of the Week ... ECAC Player of the Week ... Started in all 33 matches while playing in all 124 sets of the 2015 season ... Topped the 1000-assist mark for the second-straight season, finishing the year with a league-leading 1,034 ... Ranked second in the NEC with 8.34 assist per set, good for 13th in the program's single-season ranks ... Added 163 kills (1.31/set) and a .208 attack percentage ... Posted 20 double-doubles, including six straight to open the season, and a pair of triple-doubles on the year ... Recorded 15 kills, 21 assist and 12 digs in a 3-1 win over Holy Cross Aug. 28 ... Repeated the feat at UNH with 10 kills, 29 assists and 14 digs despite a 3-1 loss ... Hit the 30-assist mark 12 times, the 40-assist mark nine times, the 50-assist mark four times and the 60-assist mark once with 62 helpers in a 3-1 win over Saint Francis U. Oct. 18 ... Led the team with 33 aces ... Second on the squad with 339 digs ... Chipped in 56 blocks ... Finished the year with 224.5 points to average 1.81 points per set. 

As a redshirt-freshman: Started all 34 matches as the Bulldogs' primary setter in 2014 ... Recorded 1,004 assists in her first season donning the Black and Gold, quarterbacking the offense to one of its best performances of the Division I era ... Averaged 7.91 helpers per outing ... Finished second on the team in digs with 324, averaging 2.55 per set ... Also finished second on the side with 21 aces ... Added 120 kills and 67 blocks ... Led the Bulldogs with 15 double-doubles ... Posted double-digit assists in all 34 appearances, surpassing 40 helpers six times and 50 dimes twice (53 vs. La Salle Sept. 13; 52 at Holy Cross, Oct. 28) ... NEC Rookie of the Week ... Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll and the NEC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

As a freshman: Did not appear in any matches for the Bulldogs in 2013 … Named to NEC Academic Honor Roll and the NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Before Bryant: Graduated from Wingate Academy for Sports Excellence in Netanya, Israel in 2011 before serving two years of mandatory military service ... Member of Israeli Youth and Junior National Teams.

Personal: Daughter of Irina and Andrey Nesterov, Viktoria Katzen was born Viktoria Nesterov on Jan. 28, 1993 ... Married Oren Katzen on June 2, 2016.

Career Game Highs
Kills: 15 vs. Holy Cross, 8/28/15
Assists: 62 vs. Saint Francis U., 10/18/15
Aces: 3, 4 times (last vs. LIU Brooklyn, 11/5/16)
Digs: 20 (at Dartmouth, 10/19/16)
Blocks: 6, three times (last at CCSU, 11/6/15)

Recent Games
Oct 28 Central Connecticut W, 3-1
Nov 5 Long Island W, 3-0
Nov 6 St. Francis Brooklyn W, 3-0
Nov 12 at Sacred Heart L, 3-0
Nov 13 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-1
Nov 19 vs. #2 LIU Brooklyn L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 33 14
Sets 119 50
Kills 151 58
Kills per set 1.27 1.16
Errors 48 26
Total Attacks 409 166
Hitting Percentage .252 .193
Assists 868 380
Assists per set 7.29 7.60
Service Aces 35 15
Service Errors 29 10
Service Aces per set 0.29 0.30
Reception Errors 2 1
Digs 338 156
Digs per set 2.84 3.12
Block Solo 2 0
Block Assist 26 13
Block Total 28 13
Blocks per set 0.24 0.26
Block Errors 9 1
Ball Handling Errors 16 10
Points 201.0 79.5
Points per set 1.7 1.6
Matches started 33 14
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 St. John's L, 3-0 1 3 1 0 7 .143 27 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
Aug 26 Hartford W, 3-0 1 3 5 1 12 .333 23 0 1 1 11 0 1 0 1 2 5.5
Aug 27 Rider W, 3-0 1 3 2 2 10 .000 32 2 0 0 14 1 0 1 1 0 5.0
Aug 27 Rutgers L, 3-0 1 3 4 0 11 .364 17 1 2 0 13 0 1 0 1 1 5.5
Aug 31 at Quinnipiac L, 3-0 1 3 1 1 8 .000 36 1 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 2.5
Sep 2 vs. UMass Lowell L, 3-2 1 5 12 1 23 .478 35 0 3 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 2 vs. Fairfield L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 3 at Brown L, 3-1 1 4 3 2 19 .053 30 0 3 0 7 0 0 2 0 1 3.0
Sep 6 New Hampshire W, 3-0 1 3 7 1 18 .333 23 3 1 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 11.0
Sep 9 vs. SIUE L, 3-1 1 4 7 2 17 .294 28 0 1 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 7.0
Sep 10 at Columbia L, 3-1 1 4 7 1 13 .462 32 1 1 0 12 0 1 1 1 0 8.5
Sep 10 vs. Manhattan W, 3-0 1 3 4 1 7 .429 23 1 0 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 13 at Holy Cross W, 3-0 1 3 11 1 15 .667 24 1 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 16 at George Mason W, 3-1 1 4 7 1 23 .261 18 1 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 17 vs. Loyola W, 3-0 1 3 1 0 2 .500 9 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 17 vs. Hampton W, 3-0 1 3 2 0 3 .667 16 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 20 at Providence L, 3-2 1 5 5 4 19 .053 28 1 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 24 at Saint Francis U W, 3-1 1 4 2 2 10 .000 32 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 2 2 3.0
Sep 25 at Robert Morris W, 3-1 1 4 6 4 15 .133 31 1 0 0 11 0 3 0 3 2 8.5
Sep 30 at Central Connecticut L, 3-0 1 3 6 2 15 .267 22 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Oct 5 UMass Lowell W, 3-2 1 5 6 0 13 .462 36 1 2 0 9 0 2 0 2 1 8.0
Oct 8 Sacred Heart L, 3-0 1 3 3 1 9 .222 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 3.0
Oct 9 Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 12 .167 17 3 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 15 at Long Island L, 3-1 1 4 7 2 16 .313 31 1 2 1 19 0 0 1 0 0 8.0
Oct 16 at St. Francis Brooklyn W, 3-0 1 3 1 3 4 -.500 19 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 19 at Dartmouth L, 3-1 1 4 3 0 11 .273 20 1 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 22 Saint Francis U W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 3 .000 19 3 2 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 23 Robert Morris W, 3-2 1 5 8 4 24 .167 48 2 1 0 16 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Oct 28 Central Connecticut W, 3-1 1 4 6 2 15 .267 39 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 5 Long Island W, 3-0 1 3 4 2 8 .250 28 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 1 7.0
Nov 6 St. Francis Brooklyn W, 3-0 1 3 6 1 9 .556 22 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 8.0
Nov 12 at Sacred Heart L, 3-0 1 3 2 1 8 .125 19 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 1 2.0
Nov 13 at Fairleigh Dickinson W, 3-1 1 4 4 1 18 .167 35 0 2 0 11 0 2 0 2 1 5.0
Nov 19 vs. #2 LIU Brooklyn L, 3-1 1 4 5 4 12 .083 31 2 2 0 9 1 0 0 1 1 8.0
  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
2014-15 34 127 120 0.94 55 380 .171 1004 7.91 21 0.17 324 2.55 4 63 67 0.53 176.5 1.4
2015-16 33 124 163 1.31 65 471 .208 1034 8.34 33 0.27 339 2.73 1 55 56 0.45 224.5 1.8
2016-17 33 119 151 1.27 48 409 .252 868 7.29 35 0.29 338 2.84 2 26 28 0.24 201.0 1.7
Total 100 370 434 1.17 168 1260 .211 2906 7.85 89 0.24 1001 2.71 7 144 151 0.41 602.0 1.6
  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 33 119 151 1.27 48 409 .252 868 7.29 35 0.29 338 2.84 2 26 28 0.24 201.0 1.7
Conference 14 50 58 1.16 26 166 .193 380 7.60 15 0.30 156 3.12 0 13 13 0.26 79.5 1.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 13 45 55 1.22 15 151 .265 349 7.76 21 0.47 127 2.82 1 10 11 0.24 82.0 1.8
Away 14 52 65 1.25 25 194 .206 377 7.25 8 0.15 165 3.17 0 13 13 0.25 79.5 1.5
Neutral 6 22 31 1.41 8 64 .359 142 6.45 6 0.27 46 2.09 1 3 4 0.18 39.5 1.8
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Wins 19 67 85 1.27 27 221 .262 494 7.37 26 0.39 194 2.90 1 20 21 0.31 122.0 1.8
Losses 14 52 66 1.27 21 188 .239 374 7.19 9 0.17 144 2.77 1 6 7 0.13 79.0 1.5
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August 5 15 13 0.87 4 48 .188 135 9.00 5 0.33 45 3.00 1 3 4 0.27 20.5 1.4
September 14 52 80 1.54 22 199 .291 351 6.75 12 0.23 139 2.67 0 15 15 0.29 99.5 1.9
October 9 35 37 1.06 13 107 .224 247 7.06 11 0.31 109 3.11 0 6 6 0.17 51.0 1.5
November 5 17 21 1.24 9 55 .218 135 7.94 7 0.41 45 2.65 1 2 3 0.18 30.0 1.8