Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned three letters • one of the top outside hitters in the Colonial Athletic Association • named Preseason All-CAA • serving as team captain along with Chandler Bryant and Ariel Shonk • team’s active leader with 981 career kills • has also added 591 digs and 193 blocks through her first three seasons • needs 19 kills to become the 18th player in UD history to reach 1,000 for a career • .194 career hitter • number of kills, kill pct., and digs have increased each year • CoSIDA Academic All-American candidate.
2015 MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS
2014 SEASON (MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS)
Second team All-CAA selection • also named to the CAA All-Academic Team • started all 32 matches and appeared in all 117 sets • ranked sixth in the league with 3.21 kills per set • was second in the conference and tied for 51st in the NCAA with 41 service aces (0.35 per set) • ranked third on the team with a .224 attack percentage and fifth with 57 blocks • led the Blue Hens with eight double-doubles • reached double digit kills in 20 matches and double figure digs in 11 contests • posted a season-high 21 kills at James Madison on Nov. 7 • added 20 kills and season-highs of 17 digs and five blocks vs. College of Charleston on Oct. 31 • notched 15 kills and a season-best 17 digs in the win over Manhattan on Sept. 12 • had six consecutive double figure kill matches from Oct. 3 through Oct. 18 • named to Harvard Invitational All-Tournament Team • selected National 5&10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on Oct. 13.
One of four Blue Hens to start all 28 matches and appear in all 111 sets • led the team and ranked fifth in the CAA with 3.15 kills per set • posted 350 kills during the season, 98 more than any other player on the squad • was sixth in the conference with 3.64 points per set • recorded a career-high 28 kills during the win over UMBC on Sept. 6, tied for the sixth most in a match in UD history • added 16 kills vs. La Salle and 13 vs. Loyola (Md.) while committing just four attack errors the following day • was named Loyola Greyhound Challenge Most Valuable Player following the three matches • led the Blue Hens with 22 kills during a five-set victory over Troy on Sept. 20 • reached double figure kills in 22 of the final 26 matches • ranked second on the team with 202 digs and recorded eight double-doubles on the year • made a career-high 15 digs at James Madison on Oct. 13 • had 18 kills and 14 digs vs. William & Mary on Oct. 26 • posted five blocks vs. Alabama and both matches against Hofstra • named to Clemson Classic All-Tournament Team • selected to CAA Academic Honor Roll.
Appeared in all 30 matches while making 25 starts as a freshman • saw action in all but one set during the year • ranked second on the Blue Hens with 255 kills and third with 2.36 kills per set • ranked third on the team with 68 blocks, fifth with 14 service aces, and sixth with 118 digs • reached double digits in kills in 12 matches, including a season-high 20 during a five-set victory at George Mason on Oct. 13 • also hit .327 against the Patriots while adding nine digs • posted 17 kills vs. Penn (Sept. 19) and 16 against both Lehigh (Aug. 31) and Saint Louis (Sept. 15) • had 11 kills and zero attack errors to hit .393 during the win at William & Mary on Oct. 7 • posted her first career double-double with 12 kills and a season-high 11 digs during the victory at Georgia State on Nov. 2 • recorded a season-best seven blocks against Hofstra in the CAA Tournament championship match • had six blocks vs. Lehigh on Aug. 31 and five against Villanova on Oct. 17 • named CAA Rookie of the Week on Oct. 15 • selected to CAA Academic Honor Roll.
Four-year starter as a middle blocker and outside hitter at Cardinal Gibbons High School for head coach Kathryn Farland • led team to four-year mark of 99-10 • team won state title her junior year in 2010, advanced to the state Final Four three times, and advanced to the regional finals in 2009 • 2011 Prep Volleyball All-American • named to Under Armour Girls High School All-American Watch List as a senior • Sun Sentinel Player of the Year for Broward County as a senior in 2011 • Broward County Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior • four-time All-Broward County selection by Miami Herald • four-time team Outstanding Player Award winner • earned school’s Jude Abrams Unsung Player Award in 2010 • recorded 341 kills (4.2 per game) as a senior and 358 kills (4.4 per game) as a junior • totaled 325 blocks over her final three seasons • National Honor Society (Top 10 in class) • AP National Scholar Award • Latin Honor Society • Mu Alpha Theta Secretary • SFHSS Maroone Scholar Athlete Award • played for Boomers Volleyball Club.
Katie Leigh Hillman • born December 8, 1993 • daughter of Richard and Kathi Hillman • has an older brother, John • honor student as a nursing major at Delaware • enjoys going to the beach and boating • completed a nursing internship in India through UD in June • father graduated from Washington State and mother graduated from Florida State • team representative to Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2015-16.
Kills: 28 vs. UMBC, 9/6/13
Assists: 3, three times, last at James Madison, 10/13/13
Aces: 4 at William & Mary, 11/8/14
Digs: 17, twice, last vs. Charleston, 10/31/14
Blocks: 7 vs. Hofstra, 11/18/12