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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
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AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year member of the squad who has earned three letters • one of the top outside hitters in the Colonial Athletic Association • 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.

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.

2013 SEASON (MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS)
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.

2012 SEASON (MATCH BY MATCH STATISTICS)
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.

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 • honor student as a 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
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

CAREER STATISTICS

Year Sets K E TA Pct. Asst. SA Digs BS BA TB
2012 108 255 100
896 .173
7 14 118 4 64 68
2013 111 350 140 1149 .183 22 16 202 7 61 68
2014 117 376 130 1100 .224 13 41 271 4 53 57
 TOTALS 336 981 370 3145 .194 42 71 591 15 178 193
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