Women's Volleyball

Katie  Stadick
Katie Stadick


Watertown, Wis.

High School:
Watertown Unified




Illini Come Up Just Short Against No. 5 Florida in Sweet 16

#8-seed Florida defeated #9-seed Illinois, 3-2


Illini Collect 59 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom


Illini Can't Quite Complete Comeback, Fall to `Cats in Five

Illinois erased an 0-2 deficit at Northwestern but dropped the fifth set, 15-11


Illini Visit Michigan State, Michigan this Weekend

Friday's match will air live on Big Ten Network


Stadick Earns Second Straight Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Honor

The sophomore stuffed 12 blocks in the Illini's 3-1 win over No. 13 Purdue


Illinois vs. Florida - NCAA Regional - Dec. 12, 2014

Photos by Luke Lu from the Sweet Sixteen match between Illinois and Florida in Ames, Iowa.


NCAA 2nd Round vs. Iowa State

No. 10 Illinois vs. Iowa State in the NCAA Division I Tournament 2nd Round game.


NCAA 1st Round vs. Murrary State

Illinois vs. Murrary State in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament at Huff Hall on December 5, 2014.


#11 Illinois vs. Michigan - Match Photos

Illinois vs. Michigan at Huff Hall on Saturday, November 29th, 2014


#12 Illinois vs. #17 Ohio State

Illinois vs. Ohio State at Huff Hall Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Career Honors
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/18)
Creighton Classic All-Tournament Team
Academic All-Big Ten

Match-By-Match Stats: 2013 | 2014


  • Started all-but-one match as a sophomore, leading the Illini with 170 blocks, totaling 175 kills, 57 digs, 13 assists, three aces and a .270 hitting percentage.
  • Ranked 7th in the nation in total block assists (163), 13th in total blocks (170), and 30th in blocks per set (1.34).
  • Helped the Illini rank third in the nation as a team in total block assists and 8th in total blocks.
  • Ranked second in the Big Ten in blocks per set.
  • Posted the fifth-most single-season block assists in Illini history, ranking 8th in total blocks.
  • Posted five kills and five blocks against Long Beach State, finishing opening weekend hitting .318 with nine kills, 10 blocks and six digs.
  • Totaled 10 blocks at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge, hitting .582 with seven kills and no errors at No. 2 Stanford.
  • Hit .700 with seven kills on 10 swings, adding two blocks, in three sets against Washington State.
  • Posted eight blocks and eight kills against Colorado en route to All-Tournament honors at the Creighton Classic.
  • Tied her then-season high with eight kills to go with four blocks at No. 5 Penn State.
  • Stuffed a then-career high 11 blocks at Iowa, with her 10 block assists tying for13th all time in the Illini's single-match records.
  • Followed her Iowa performance with eight blocks at No. 13 Nebraska to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 20.
  • Earned her second consecutive Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 27, hitting .750 with six kills vs. Indiana then stuffing a career-high 12 blocks vs. No. 13 Purdue--the seventh-most in a match all time.
  • Posted eight blocks at Michigan, including three in the pivotal third set, to lead the Illini back from down 0-2 to a five-set victory.
  • Recorded her first career double-double with career highs of 10 kills and 12 blocks at Northwestern. Her 12 BA rank fifth all time in Illinois single-match history.
  • Had seven kills and no errors at No. 2 Wisconsin.
  • Totaled nine blocks and eight kills, hitting .444, vs. Michigan.
  • Posted the sixth-best postseason match hitting percentage in program history going 7-for-11 (.636) along with five blocks against Murray State.
  • Recorded seven blocks and six kills against No. 5 Florida in the NCAA Regional.


  • Appeared in 19 matches as a true freshman, making four starts.
  • Hit .252 with 40 blocks, 42 kills, five digs and an assist in 44 sets.
  • Made her first career appearance at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational, getting the start at middle blocker against LBSU, where she registered two blocks.
  • Started against Arizona State, tallying seven kills (.429) and seven blocks in the Illini's 3-2 victory.
  • Hit .444 with five kills against No. 6 Washington.
  • Earned the start at Duke, recording eight blocks and five kills, leading Illinois to victory in the first set with five blocks in the frame.
  • Tallied five kills and three blocks against No. 4 Penn State.
  • Registered a kill on two swings in the third set at No. 16 Wisconsin.
  • Had a kill and a block in the third set at No. 11 Nebraska.
  • Proved a momentum changer in the second set against No. 13 Michigan State, slamming a kill on her second play to end a 9-0 Spartans run.
  • Made her first career Big Ten start on Nov. 15 against Indiana, hitting .333 with four kills and three blocks in the full match.
  • Stuffed three blocks in the fourth set at No. 2 Penn State.
  • Played the final three sets against Marquette, tallying five blocks and four kills to lead the Illini to a comeback victory in the NCAA Second Round.

High School

  • First Team AVCA/Under Armour High School All-American: 2012.
  • Ranked No. 51 in the nation on PrepVolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list.
  • JVA All-National Team: 2013.
  • First-Team WVCA All-State: 2011, 2012.
  • First-Team All-WI Little Ten Conference: 2011, 2012.
  • WI Little Ten Player of the Year: 2012.
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel First-Team All-Area: 2011, 2012.
  • Third-team all-state: 2010.
  • Second-team all-conference: 2010.
  • All-area honorable mention: 2010.
  • PrepVolleyball.com "Soph 79" list.
  • A four-year starter for Watertown Unified High School under coach Travis Hull.
  • Led the Goslings to three WI Little Ten Conference titles and the 2011 WIAA Division I State Semifinals.
  • Tallied 1,864 kills, 584 digs, 495 blocks, 80 assists and 91 aces in high school, including 644 kills (5.55/set) as a senior.
  • Hit .298 as a right side hitter her freshman year, then moved to middle blocker as a sophomore, where she hit .476 with 526 kills.
  • Watertown team captain: 2011, 2012.
  • Played club for Milwaukee Sting under coach Dave Galewski.
  • Placed second at AAU Nationals in 2011 and fifth in 2009.
  • AAU 15U All-American: 2009.
  • AAU 17U All-American: 2011.


  • Born Katherine Ann Stadick on March 25, 1995, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Daughter of Bill and Judy Stadick.
  • Has three siblings, Deb, Rob and Scott.
  • All six members of her family play volleyball.
  • Parents and brother, Rob, played at Wheaton College.
  • Sister, Deb, played volleyball at Iowa State from 2008-12.
  • Younger brother, Scott, plays club volleyball.
  • The Illini's first volleyball player from Wisconsin since 1994.
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Majoring in kinesiology.
  • Career aspirations include working as the dietitian for a sports team or opening her own fitness club as a trainer.

Career Single-Match Highs

K: 10 at Northwestern (11/5/14)
TA: 22 at Northwestern (11/5/14)
Pct: .750 (6-0-8) vs. Indiana (10/24/14)
A: 2 vs. Nebraska (11/26/14)
SA: 1, 3x-last vs. Ohio State (11/12/14)
D: 5 vs. Nebraska (11/26/14)
BS: 1, 9x-last vs. Michigan (11/29/14)
BA: 12 at Northwestern (11/5/14)
TB: 12, 2x-last at Northwestern (11/5/14)


Getting to know Katie

Career Plans: Major in Kinesiology and FSHN
Fun fact: When I was 13, I set a 5-1 and our team took second at Nationals.
Favorite Movie: She's the Man
Movie you've seen in theatres that you've regretted seeing the most: Promethius
Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: Mullens Dairy Bar
Favorite Midnight Snack: Frosted Mini Wheats
Three things on your "bucket list" (do before you die): Travel to Paris, play beach doubles with my sister, and eat a pizza in Naples
What are you most proud of? On a bike trip with my family, I biked 365 miles in 7 days when I was 9 years old.
Famous person you admire and why? Kerri Walsh, because she balances having a family and also being a three-time Olympic gold medalist.
If you were to win $10 million, what would you buy? I would invest in Nike, I would pay off my siblings'/cousin's college bills, take my whole extended family on a cruise, buy Nike shoes, and buy a house that has a whole closet just for my Nike shoes.
Books you've read in the past year: Safe Haven, A Mother's Hope, Safekeeping, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and of course, my Bible.
Favorite quote: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take" -Michael Jordan
When you surf the web, page you most often go to: Facebook and Pinterest
Your favorite sundae topping: Homemade hot fudge
Your weirdest quirk: My brother would say that I always seem to leave one bite of food left on my plate that I just can't finish.
Favorite professional sports team: Bears
Favorite TV Show: Psych
Favorite Musical Group: Rascal Flatts
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose and why? Venice, Italy, because I think it would be beautiful and it is unique because it is built on water.
Secret talent: I can jiggle my eyes rapidly
What is your favorite game? Phase Ten
Lucky number: 3
Favorite subject in high school: English
Crazy thing you dream of doing someday: Winning a gold medal at the Olympics in beach doubles with my sister!
Who did you idolize growing up: Debbie, my sister