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#9 Katie Hillman
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Fla.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons
Major: Nursing
Experience: 2 Letters
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AT DELAWARE
Third-year member of the squad who has earned two letters • will again battle for the starting outside hitter position for the Blue Hens • team’s active leader with 705 career kills •has also added 320 digs and 136 blocks through her first two seasons.

2013 SEASON
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
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 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
 TOTALS 219 605 240
2045 .178 28 30 320 11 125 136

CAREER HIGHS
Kills: 28 vs. UMBC, 9/6/13
Assists: 3, three times, last at James Madison, 10/13/13
Aces: 3, four times, last at James Madison, 10/13/13
Digs: 15 at James Madison, 10/13/13
Blocks: 7 vs. Hofstra, 11/18/12

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