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#17 - Katie Layman
2007-08 Volleyball
POS.
MH
HT.
6'1"
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
LaPorte, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
New Prairie
Katie Layman

2009: Appeared in all 33 matches for the Crusaders during junior year, playing in 116 of the season’s 118 sets ... paced the Valpo squad in blocks/set (0.63) ... reached double figures in kills four times on the season ... also picked up five or more blocks on four occasions ... tallied season-best seven blocks Sept. 5 vs. South Dakota ... registered seven kills on just 13 swings, good for a .538 hitting percentage, in sweep of Murray State Sept. 11 ... picked up five blocks Sept. 25 against Wright State ... set a new career high with 13 kills Oct. 6 in sweep over Green Bay ... just four days later, registered 11 kills in winning effort at Loyola ... tallied five rejections Oct. 11 at UIC ... posted 12 kills on .435 hitting at IUPUI Oct. 20 ... totaled five blocks Oct. 23 at Cleveland State ... hit .643 with nine kills at Wright State Oct. 24 ... recorded 11 kills at Butler Oct. 30 ... earned spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters.

2008: Saw action in 13 matches as a sophomore, appearing in 29 sets ... put up 1.66 kills/set and 0.41 blocks/set ... stepped up when called upon off the bench Sept. 27 at Milwaukee, hitting .450 with 10 kills against the eventual league champions ... posted five kills on just eight swings in one set of action Oct. 4 against Youngstown State ... made most of start Nov. 14 at Chicago State, registering 10 kills for the third time in her career while swinging at a .368 clip ... also posted season-best total of seven blocks against the Cougars ... closed season with five kills in sweep of eventual Sweet 16 participant Western Michigan Nov. 29 ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention during both the fall and spring semesters.

2007: Appeared in 88 games over 22 matches ... averaged 1.01 kills and 0.98 blocks/game on the season ... led Crusaders in blocking ... registered four or more blocks in first six full matches of career and 13 times in total ... made debut Sept. 15 at Bowling Green after missing first 10 matches of season due to injury ... registered first career kill against the Falcons ... led Crusaders in blocks 16 times as a freshman, including eight straight matches beginning Sept. 21 against UIC ... helped Valpo to victory in league opener against the Flames with six kills and four blocks ... tallied six blocks in win over Loyola the next night ... registered five rejections Sept. 25 versus Bradley ... put up six blocks and five kills in victory at Butler Sept. 29 ... recorded nine kills on .333 hitting to go with a then-season best seven blocks at Green Bay Oct. 6 ... posted five blocks and four kills Oct. 26 against Milwaukee ... chipped in six rejections the next night versus Green Bay ... led Valpo defensively in win over Milwaukee in the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship on Nov. 17, racking up a career-high eight rejections ... stood out offensively in league championship match Nov. 18 versus Cleveland State, posting double figures in kills for the first time in her career ... ended match against the Vikings with 10 kills on .529 hitting.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Cougars ... a two-time Northern State Conference All-Conference recipient ... helped Cougars to NSC championship in 2003 ... New Prairie also captured a co-championship in 2005 ... was named to LaPorte Herald Argus All-Area second team as a junior ... served as a team captain as a senior ... named to Herald Argus and Michigan City News Dispatch All-Area first teams in 2006 ... team MVP as a senior ... member of the Kankakee Valley All-Tournament team ... a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Layman is the daughter of Butch and Pam Layman ... majors are communication law and political science ... has received Presidential academic honors during her time at Valpo ... born Feb. 17, 1989.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay