Volleyball Squashes Xavier in Four Sets to Open Bobcat Invitational
At the Net Blog with Katherine Mahlke
Freshman (2014) ... Varsity letterwinner ... Appeared in 25 matches with 16 starts for the Maize and Blue ... Recorded a career high and had a double-double with 20 kills and 10 digs in a five-set match at Oregon State (Sept. 12) ... Also had a double-double (12 kills, 13 digs) in her first career match, a four-set win over Stephen F. Austin (Aug. 29) ... Became the first Wolverine to record a double-double in her first match at U-M since Lexi Zimmerman in 2007 ... Also had four blocks in the win over the Lumberjacks ... Recorded 12 kills in a five-set match at No. 15 Purdue (Sept. 26) ... Registered 13 digs in a five-set match at Arkansas (Aug. 30) ... Had six kills and three blocks in a five-set win over No. 19 Duke (Sept. 5) ... Recorded six kills against No. 4 Penn State (Nov. 19) ... Had nine kills in the North Carolina match (Sept. 6).
Prep ... Downers Grove North (2014) ... Captain (2013) ... AVCA All-America nominee (2013) ... All-West Suburban Silver Conference (2012, '13) ... Academic All-West Suburban (2013) ... Daily Herald All-Area (2012, '13) ... Chicago Sun-Times All-Area (2013) ... Downers Grove Reporter All-Area (2013) ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 50 Players (2013) ... Voyager Media All-Area (2012, '13) ... Waubonsie Valley Warrior Blast All-Tournament team (2013) ... Glenbard East Autumnfest All-Tournament team (2013) ... Was named the No. 68 Senior Ace by PrepVolleyball. Com and was a Top Junior Recruit and High Honorable Mention as a sophomore by the website ... As a junior, was named as one of 30 "Underclassmen to Watch" by Volleyball Magazine ... Helped Downers Grove North to a Class 4A Regional championship her sophomore year ... Had 274 kills, 196 digs and 33 service aces her senior year at Downers Grove North ... Named to the High Honor Roll all four years at Downers Grove North.
Club/Junior: Played club volleyball for 1st Alliance/Lions Juniors (2010-14) ... Helped 1st Alliance to second-place finishes at the JVA World Challenge and the Spring Classic Extravaganza and a trip to USA Volleyball nationals in Dallas, Texas.
Personal: Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Undecided major ... Full name is Kathryn Anne Mahlke ... Daughter of Don and Mary Mahlke ... Father, Don, played football at Yale while brother, Rob, currently plays basketball at Illinois Wesleyan.