Katherine Niesen
Katherine  Niesen


Gainesville, Fla.

High School:


Middle Blocker

2007: Played in 108 games ... Totaled 215 kills, fourth best on the squad ... Lead the team with 108 total blocks ... Had a season-high 13 kills in a 3-1 loss to Austin Peay on Sept. 1 ... Recorded 11 kills in the Hoyas, 3-1 victory over Iona on Sept. 8 ... Had 12 kills in a 3-1 loss to Towson on Sept. 8 ... Had 12 kills and five blocks in a 3-0 loss to Villanova on Oct. 28.

2006: Played in 77 games ... Totaled 120 kills, third best on the squad ... Ranked second in total blocks with 60 ... Twice recorded a season-high 11 kills, the first on September 2 against Wright State and the second on October 10 against UMBC ... Maintained a game-high .643 hitting percentage on September 1 at Virginia with nine kills ... Tallied seven blocks (two solo, fi ve assisted) against George Washington on August 25.

2005: Competed in all 99 games as a freshman...First on the squad in blocks with 107 (1.08/game), including 12 solos...Finished the year ranked fourth on the team in kills with 203 (2.05/game)...Hit in double figures eight times during the season...Posted a career high of 15 kills against Central Connecticut State on 9/10/05, to go with 7 blocks (2 solos)...Tallied a career-high 8 blocks versus DePaul on October 22.

High School: Played varsity volleyball from ninth grade through her senior year at Eastside...Earned Florida High School All-State Third Team honors in 2005...Niesen also competed for Mizuno Gainesville Junior 18 Blue club volleyball team...A member of Eastside's track & field team as a sophomore, junior and senior...2004 Florida Regional high Jump Champion...Voted Most Valuable Athlete for Girls' Track as a junior...Placed third in the high jump at the 2004 Florida State Meet in 2004...Member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and the Inter and Key Clubs, two service organizations...Also a member of the Spanish Club...Council member of the Church Youth Group.

Niesen's Career Statistics

2005289920388498 .2315 624 1295
2006257712056323 .19810 017 852
Totals53176323144821 .21815 641 20147
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