3   Kristin Hoffman
Kristin Hoffman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Batavia, Ill.

High School:
Batavia

Height:
5-8

Position:
S


01/20/2012

NIU-Record Five Huskies Garner Academic All-MAC Recognition

Hoffman, McGlaughlin end careers a perfect 3-for-3 with the honor

12/20/2011

Hoffman, McGlaughlin Garner Capital One Academic All-America Honors

Seniors are first teammates in MAC and NIU history to be recognized

12/14/2011

Wicinski, Hoffman Earn AVCA All-American Honors

Wicinski is first Huskie to make an AVCA All-American Team

12/06/2011

Hoffman, Wicinski Named to AVCA All-Region Team

Huskies are first MAC team to have two selections since 1994

12/02/2011

Huskies Fall to No. 25 Hurricanes in NCAA First Round, 3-1

Wicinski leads NIU with 23 kills

2011: Started all 35 matches as setter and played 124 of 125 sets ... Named to Capital One Academic All-America® First Team along with classmate Allison McGlaughlin (Third Team) to become the first teammates in NIU and MAC history to earn the recognition in the same season ... Also earned Capital One Academic All-Region First Team recognition ... Named to Academic All-MAC Team for third time to join McGlaughlin as the only two players in program history to be recognized on the Academic All-MAC team in all three years of eligibility ... Garnered an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honorable mention to become a three-time All-American ... First in program history to be named MAC Setter of the Year ... Received First Team All-MAC recognition ... Led the country in assists (12.27/set) and ran an offense that led the NCAA in kills (15.02/set) and ranked seventh in hitting percentage (.279) ... Notched her 4,000th career assist, becoming the third player in Huskie history to achieve the milestone. ... Ended the season with a career high in assists, and tied her career highs in aces (28) and digs (260) ... Finished with 23 matches with 40 or more assists; six matches with 50 or more assists; two matches with 60 or more assists; and 10 double-doubles ... Ranks second all-time at NIU in assists (4,392) and 19th in digs (796).

2010: Played in all 35 matches and 130 of 132 sets as a setter...tallied 11.51 assists/set (first on team, second in MAC, ranked 17th in the nation) for a career-best total of 1,496 assists, good for fifth on the NIU single season record list...climbed her way up to seventh on the Huskie all-time list for assists...compiled 53 kills, 28 aces, 260 digs, 35 blocks, and 99.5 points, all for career highs...finished with a single season-best eight double-doubles (assists/digs)...tied for second on the team in aces...posted single-match-high of 19 digs at Miami (Oct. 3)...totaled 12 matches with 50 assists or more including a season-high 71 at Western Michigan (Nov. 4)...had single-match-high five kills versus Coll. Of Charleston (Aug 28)...named to All-MAC First Team...earned Academic All-MAC honors...garnered First Team ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District V honors...became NIU volleyball's first Academic All-American after being named to ESPN/CoSIDA Third Team...named a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better).

2009: Appeared in 25 of 30 matches and 74 of 108 sets as setter...garnered Academic All-MAC recognition...ranked sixth in the MAC in assists (10.11/set) and led team...ranked third in assists (10.96/set) during conference play...ranked 96th in the nation in assists...set career highs for assists (748), digs (161), kills (27), blocks (25), aces (14), and points (55)...tallied a career-best five double-doubles (assists/digs)...posted a single-match-high six kills at Western Michigan (Nov. 5)...notched a single-match-high of 16 digs at Buffalo (Oct. 16)...totaled eight matches with 40 or more assists...had three matches with 50 or more assists...ranked second on team in aces...registered five matches with multiple aces...named a Victory Scholar (3.50 or better GPA)...earned Female Community Service Award at NIU's inaugural end-of-the-year awards ceremony, "The Victors," as her Relay for Life team raised more than $3,500 for the American Cancer Society.

2008: Played in 24 matches and 69 sets in her rookie campaign as a setter...tallied 626 assists on the season to rank second on the team...totaled 26 kills on 73 attempts for a .233 attack percentage along with 11 aces, 115 digs, 19 blocks and 49 points...averaged 9.07 assists/set (ranked 10th in MAC), 1.67 digs/set, 0.71 points/set, 0.38 kills/set and 0.28 blocks/set...reached double-digits in assists in all but three matches, totaling 50-plus two times, 40 or more six times and 30 or more eight times...registered seven matches with two-plus blocks and also had seven matches with two-plus kills...had a season high 66 helpers against Eastern Michigan (Oct. 4)...obtained season highs in kills (four) and digs (12) against DePaul (Sept. 23) along with 49 assists for her first collegiate double-double...notched another double-double against Toledo (Oct. 11) with 32 assists and 12 digs...produced a season-high three blocks along with 43 assists versus Eastern Michigan (Nov. 7)...played with the United States' A2 Youth National Team at the 2009 Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia in July...was a Victory Scholar with a 3.50 GPA or better.

High School: Was a Western Sun All-Conference first team performer in her junior and senior years at Batavia High School...selected to the Daily Herald All-Area first team as a senior...as a junior, she was a Batavia Republican All-Area first team honoree and was an All-Area honorable mention choice for the Kane County Chronicle, Beacon News and Daily Herald...earned three varsity letters...named team captain in her junior and senior years...as a junior, earned the Bulldog Award for having the most will to win on the team...garnered the team Rookie of the Year award as a sophomore...made the Daily Herald All-Area honorable mention list in her sophomore year...helped lead Batavia to a share of first-place in her sophomore year as Batavia finished with a 25-13, 8-2 record and went on to a conference championship and Addison Trail Regional championship...ranks at the top of the Batavia record book in highest career setting percentage (94.2% in 2474 attempts), highest career serving percentage (98.5% in 884 attempts), highest season serving percentage (99.7% in 319 attempts), service points in a career (463) and most perfect serve matches in a season (34)...while only being a setter for her junior and senior years, she totaled 673 assists in her high school career.

Club: Played for First Alliance (2006-08) under club director Sue Keck, Sunsetters (2004-06) and Sports Performance (2003-04) club teams...qualified for the USA Junior Olympics while with First Alliance, finishing 11th in the Open Division and taking home the Central Division championship.

Personal:
Major - History...Birthdate - September 24, 1990...daughter of Thomas and Cecelia Hoffman...sister Megan played volleyball at the University of Illinois-Chicago from 2001-04...participated in a community service tour with Students Today Leaders Forever in the summer of 2011.

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 6, at Western Michigan, Nov. 5, 2009
Attempts: 13, at Western Michigan, Nov. 5, 2009
Hitting Percentage: 1.000, at Green Bay, Aug. 30, 2011
Assists: 71, at Western Michigan, Nov. 4, 2010
Aces: 3, six times
Digs: 19, at Miami (Ohio), Oct. 3, 2010
Total Blocks: 5, at Miami (Ohio), Oct. 3, 2010
Points: 9.5, at Miami (Ohio), Oc.t 3, 2010

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR MP-SP K K/S E TA PCT. A A/S SA SA/S SE RE TA PCT. DIG DIG/S BS BA TOT. B/S BE BHE PTS. PTS./S
2008 24-69 26 0.38 9 73 .233 626 9.07 11 0.16 9 0 0 .000 115 1.67 5 14 19 0.28 2 7 49.0 0.71
2009 25-74 27 0.36 8 116 .164 748 10.11 14 0.19 5 0 4 1.000 161 2.18 3 22 25 0.34 1 18 55.0 0.74
2010 35-130 53 0.41 11 162 .259 1496 11.51 28 0.22 12 0 1 1.000 260 2.00 2 33 35 0.27 3 11 99.5 0.77
2011 35-124 46 0.37 13 158 .209 1522 12.27 28 0.23 14 0 0 .000 260 2.10 1 27 28 0.23 6 9 88.5 0.71
CAREER 119-397 152 0.38 41 509 .218 4392 11.06 81 0.20 40 0 5 1.000 796 2.01 11 96 107 0.27 12 45 292.0 0.74