#8-seed Florida defeated #9-seed Illinois, 3-2
Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom
Illinois erased an 0-2 deficit at Northwestern but dropped the fifth set, 15-11
Friday's match will air live on Big Ten Network
The sophomore stuffed 12 blocks in the Illini's 3-1 win over No. 13 Purdue
Photos by Luke Lu from the Sweet Sixteen match between Illinois and Florida in Ames, Iowa.
No. 10 Illinois vs. Iowa State in the NCAA Division I Tournament 2nd Round game.
Illinois vs. Murrary State in the 1st round of the NCAA tournament at Huff Hall on December 5, 2014.
Illinois vs. Michigan at Huff Hall on Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Illinois vs. Ohio State at Huff Hall Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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