Women's Volleyball


Katie  Stadick
Katie Stadick
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Watertown, Wis.

High School:
Watertown Unified

Height:
6-3

Position:
MB

12/12/2014

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

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

12/10/2014

Illini Collect 59 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom

11/05/2014

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

10/30/2014

Illini Visit Michigan State, Michigan this Weekend

Friday's match will air live on Big Ten Network

10/27/2014

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

12/18/2014

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

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

12/06/2014

NCAA 2nd Round vs. Iowa State

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

12/05/2014

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.

11/29/2014

#11 Illinois vs. Michigan - Match Photos

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

11/12/2014

#12 Illinois vs. #17 Ohio State

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

Career Honors
2014
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (10/18)
Creighton Classic All-Tournament Team
Academic All-Big Ten

Match-By-Match Stats: 2013 | 2014

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.

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.

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.

Personal

  • 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)

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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

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