Illinois out-hit the Blue Raiders .619 to -.115 in the first set
Morganne Criswell recorded the Illini's first blocks-kills double-double in three years
Birks, Criswell and McMahon (MVP) named All-Tournament
Illinois led an efficient attack, outhitting the 49ers .333 to .102 with 10 blocks
Illinois will face Big Ten-foe Purdue Friday at State Farm Center in the NCAA Regional Semifinal
Pictures from Illinois' Big Ten matchup against Maryland.
The Fighting Illini faced off against North Carolina at Huff Hall during the Illini Classic!
Illinois takes on Long Beach State during "Stuff Huff". The Fighting Illini won 3-0
The women's volleyball team competed in an intrasquad competition at Huff Hall on Saturday, August 23. Several former Illini players were recognized prior to the exhibition.
Photos from the Illinois vs. Michigan State match at Huff Hall.
2013: 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.
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: 7 vs. Arizona State (9/13/13)
Getting to know Katie
Career Plans: Major in Kinesiology and FSHN