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#9 Katie Hillman
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Fla.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons
Major: Nursing
Experience: 1 Letter

At Delaware: Second-year member of the squad who has earned one letter • expected to again challenge for a starting position as an outside hitter for the Blue Hens.

 

2012 Season: 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 Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week on Oct. 15 • selected to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

 

High School/Club: 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.

 

Personal: Katie Leigh Hillman • born December 8, 1993 • daughter of Richard and Kathi Hillman • has an older brother, John • nursing major at Delaware • enjoys going to the beach and boating • fan of the Miami Heat (NBA) and Miami Marlins (MLB) • father graduated from Washington State and mother graduated from Florida State.

 

Career Highs entering 2013 Season:
Kills: 20 at George Mason, 10/13/12
Aces: 3 vs. Delaware State, 10/2/12
Digs: 11 at Georgia State, 11/2/12
Blocks: 7 vs. Hofstra, 11/18/12

Carer Statistics at Delaware

Year M/G Kills Pct. Assists Aces Digs Blocks
2012 30/108 255 (2.36) .173 7 (0.06) 14 (0.13) 118 (1.09) 68 (0.63)
Totals 30/108 255 (2.36) .173 7 (0.06) 14 (0.13) 118 (1.09) 68 (0.63)

 

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