9  Katie Prast
Katie Prast


Burr Ridge, Ill.

High School:


Outside Hitter


2008 (Junior): Made nine starts in 26 matches played ... Named MVP of the East Carolina Classic, leading the Pirates to sweeps of East Tennessee State, Howard and High Point ... Ranked fourth on the squad in digs (190) ... Hit .474 against the Panthers (8/30), notching 11 kills in 19 attempts with just two errors ... Matched or set career highs in six categories - kills (12), digs (13), attempts (39), assists (1), aces (2) and blocks (4).

2007 (Sophomore): Registered time in 21 matches and 51 games ... Collected 32 kills, 53 digs and three block assists on the year ... Established a new career-high of eight kills at Houston (10/26) ... 11 digs recorded at Campbell (9/4) also were a personal best.

2006 (Freshman): Played in 23 matches and 38 games her freshman campaign ... Recorded her first collegiate kill against ACC opponent Virginia Tech in the East Carolina Invitational (8/26) ... Best hitting percentage occurred in the Pirates' sweep of Penn (9/9) where she hit .235 with five kills on 17 attempts.

HINSDALE SOUTH HS: A three-year varsity athlete ... Earned the Hustle Award as a senior ... Also earned the team's Most Improved Award as a junior and the Sportsmanship Award as a sophomore ... Also lettered in badminton.

PERSONAL: Full name is Katie Lee Prast ... Born January 28, 1988 ... Intended major is education ... Daughter of Larry and Leslie Prast ... Has one sibling, Paul ... Advice to young girls wanting to play volleyball is to have fun with it. ... Says her favorite volleyball memory is coming together as a team after a great play.