1   Katie Walsh
Katie Walsh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, IL

High School:
North

Height:
5-11

Position:
MB


2007 Highlights: Appeared in 43 games for the Huskies, totaling 58 kills to rank seventh on the squad...finished the season with 72 points...tied her career-high of 12 kills in a three-game win against Chicago State (Sept. 14)...posted a season-high hitting percentage of .611 that same match when executing 12 kills on 18 attempts...tied career-high blocks with six during the three-game season-opener versus Western Kentucky (Aug. 25).

2006 Highlights: Appeared in all 29 matches and all 112 games for the Huskies...finished with 173 kills on the season, good for fifth on the squad...had a career-high 12 kills and finished with a hitting percentage of .611 (12 kills, one error, 18 attacks) in a three-game sweep of Lehigh...that hitting percentage was NIU's third-highest of the season...second on the squad with 63 total blocks (seven solo)...had 11 kills against both Connecticut (Sept. 9) and IPFW (Sept. 19)...was flawless in a four-game win over Kent State, posting a hitting percentage of .389 (seven kills, no errors, 18 attacks).

2005 Highlights: Appeared in 21 out of 33 matches and played in 56 games...came on at the end of the season, connecting at a clip of .344 (31 kills, nine errors, 64 attacks) in the Huskies' last five matches...finished the season with 29 total blocks (five solo)...had at least five kills in seven of the 21 matches that she appeared in...had the second-highest NIU hitting percentage in MAC play (.244)...claimed a season-high 11 kills in a five-game win over Akron (11/10/05)...finished with a hitting percentage of .438 (seven kills, no errors, 16 attacks) in a five-game victory against Central Michigan (9/24/05)...added another flawless performance against Buffalo (five kills, no errors, nine attacks) on November 11, 2005.

Prep: Two-year letterwinner for coaches Lindsay Trudell and Colleen Laurich at St. Charles North High School...capped off fantastic senior season with all-area selections from the Daily Herald (first team) and Chicago Sun-Times (third team)...notched 199 kills at a blistering .439 clip as a senior while racking up 32 service aces and 73 total blocks...also took home her first unanimous first team All-Upstate Eight Conference nod after leading the North Stars to a 32-6 overall record and 10-0 mark in the UEC that was good for a league title...led SCNHS to a 2004 regional title...awarded Honorable Mention All-Upstate Eight honors at conclusion of her junior season (2003-04).

Club Volleyball: Logged four years with Sports Performance Volleyball, playing her 18-and-under ball with head coach Robyn Lee for the SPVB Navy squad.

Personal: Major - General Studies...Birthdate - June 12, 1987.

Katie Walsh's Career Highs

Three-Game Match

Kills: 12, vs.two opponents
2007
Attempts: 20, vs. UConn 9-9-06
Hitting Pct.: .611, vs.two opponents
2007
Assists: 1, vs. four opponents 2005-06
Digs: 3, vs. three opponents 2007
Total Blocks: 5, vs. Illinois State
8-28-07

Four-Game Match

Kills: 9, vs. two opponents 2006
Attempts: 23, at Eastern Michigan 9-22-06
Hitting Pct.: .556, vs. two opponents 2005
Assists: 3, at Ohio 10-21-06
Digs: 3, vs. two opponents 2006
Total Blocks: 5, at Toledo 10-13-2006

Five-Game Match

Kills: 11, vs. two opponents 2006
Attempts: 24, vs. Eastern Michigan 10-7-06
Hitting Pct.: 1.000, vs. Kent State 10-21-05
Assists: 2, vs. Indiana
8-25-07
Digs: 4, at Akron 11-10-05
Total Blocks: 6, vs. three opponents 2007

Katie Walsh's Career Statistics

YEAR MP-GP K K/G E TA PCT. A A/G SA SA/G SE RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOT. B/G BE BHE PTS.
2005 21-56 68 1.21 30 185 .205 4 0.07 0 0.00 0 1 13 0.23 5 24 29 0.52 4 0 85.0
2006 29-112 173 1.54 86 440 .198 10 0.09 1 0.01 0 0 36 0.32 7 56 63 0.56 8 4 209.0
2007 18-47 64 1.36 46 196 .092 10 0.21 0 0.00 0 0 9 0.19 3 26 29 0.62 1 1 80.0
TOTALS 68-215 305 1.42 162 821 .174 24 0.11 1 0.01 0 1 58 0.27 15 106 121 0.56 13 5 374

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