Deerfield Beach, Fla. / Cardinal Gibbons HS
At Delaware: First-year member of the squad • one of five true freshman on the team • versatile performer who will battle for playing time at several positions.
High School: 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 • daughter of Richard and Kathi Hillman • born Dec. 8, 1993 • undecided on major but interested in nursing or pre-pharmacy • enjoys going to the beach and boating • fan of the Miami Heat (NBA) and Miami Marlins (MLB) • father graduated from Florida State and mother graduated from Washington State • has one older brother, John.
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