8  Katie Koop
Katie Koop


Spring, Texas

High School:



2008 (Sophomore): Made eight starts in 19 matches played ... Ranked second on the team in assists (364) and hitting percentage (.242) ... Tallied 30-plus assists in four matches ... Produced a season-high 47 assists against Tulsa (10/24) before registering 40 in the next match against SMU (10/26).

2007 (Freshman): Served as the team's primary setter and experienced action in 111 of the team's 124 games ... Her 1,312 assists were the third-highest single-season total in Pirate history and she is currently eighth on the career assists leaderboard ... Established her career-high in assists with 62 in a five-game match against Southern Miss (9/30) ... 28 service aces were good for fourth place on the team ... One of five Pirates with at least 225 digs (225).

KLEIN HS: Earned Honorable-Mention All-District as a freshman ... As a junior, led the Bearkats to a 16-0 record as well as being named team MVP, setter-of-the-district and first-team all-district ... In her senior campaign as team captain, guided Klein to a 12-0 mark and a bi-district championship, earned team MVP honors and was named first-team all-district.

PERSONAL: Full name is Katelin Ann Koop ... Born October 6, 1988 ... Intended major is accounting ... Daughter of Brian and Becky Koop ... Advice to young girls wanting to play volleyball is to work hard and never give up. Always give 110% and nothing less. ... Says her favorite volleyball memory is qualifying for the Junior Olympics in the Open Division as a 17-year-old and then playing in the championship match of that tournament.