#4 Katie Britton
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Marian|
2010: Saw action in 34 of the Crusaders’ 35 matches during her junior year, playing in 114 sets ... paced team with 2.94 kills/set, good for sixth in the Horizon League ... hit at a .215 clip on the season ... recorded double digits in kills on 17 occasions, and led Valpo in the category 16 times ... also led the Crusaders in blocks on three occasions ... named MVP of the La Salle Invitational on the season’s opening weekend, helping Valpo to the tournament title ... posted 13 kills on .478 hitting in a sweep of Hartford before matching her then-career high with 18 kills in the tournament clincher against Niagara Aug. 28 ... shattered career highs with 24 kills and 69 attacks in five-set victory over Eastern Kentucky Sept. 4 ... reached double figures in kills in 11 of the season’s first 16 matches ... set new career highs with seven digs and two service aces Oct. 1 at Milwaukee ... tallied career-best four blocks the next night in win at Green Bay ... closed season strong, averaging 4.28 kills/set on .301 hitting over her final seven matches of the year ... posted 20 kills in win at Youngstown State Nov. 5 before tallying 13 kills on .364 hitting the next day in sweep at Cleveland State ... closed regular season with 18 kills on .429 hitting and matched her career best with four blocks Nov. 13 at Loyola ... hit .500 with 17 kills in Valpo’s quarterfinal sweep of Green Bay in HL Championship action Nov. 19 ... ended the year with a 19-kill, .400 hitting effort at Western Michigan Nov. 27 ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester.
2009: Appeared in 31 of Valpo’s 33 matches as a sophomore, participating in 108 sets ... finished second on the squad in hitting percentage (.236) and third in kills/set (2.78) ... matched or surpassed her freshman-year high of seven kills 25 times as a sophomore, including 15 matches with 10 or more kills ... set new career high for terminations in three of Valpo’s first five matches, culminating with an 18-kill effort vs. South Dakota Sept. 5 ... effort against the Coyotes helped her to All-Tournament Team honors at the Drake Invitational, where she picked up 3.20 kills/set over four matches ... set new career high with three blocks Sept. 5 vs. Centenary and matched it seven days later vs. UAB ... reached double figures in kills in three straight Horizon League wins Oct. 2-7 ... put down 12 kills without an attack error, hitting at a .480 clip, in sweep at IUPUI Oct. 20 ... also matched career high with five digs against the Jaguars ... matched career-best effort with 18 kills while swinging at a .405 pace Oct. 31 in win over Oakland.
2008: Saw action in 21 sets over 15 matches during her freshman campaign …registered kills in eight matches on the year ... debuted in season-opening sweep of Nevada Aug. 29 with a pair of kills and a block … stood out in starting opportunity at Chicago State Nov. 14 ... recorded season-high seven kills while swinging at a .429 clip offensively ... posted season-best five digs and also registered a block on the defensive side of the ball ... chipped in a pair of service aces as well against the Cougars.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Knights ... helped lead Marian to Class 3A state championship match as both a junior and a senior ... Knights captured conference, sectional and regional titles in both seasons as well ... a two-time All-State selection ... closed out senior year with 344 kills and 66 blocks en route to second straight First Team All-Conference accolade ... led Knights in both kills and blocks during junior and senior campaigns ... named team MVP as a senior ... also served as team captain as a senior ... played club volleyball for Network Volleyball Club ... started on Indiana All-Star North squad in both 2007 and 2008 ... also won four letters in swimming ... holds school record in the pool in the 50 freestyle and was also part of 200m medley relay and 200m freestyle relay record-setting teams.
Personal: Katie is the daughter of Jim Britton and Maria Williams ... major is psychology with a minor in gender studies ... born Feb. 17, 1990.