Kate Van Dyke - 2012
S, 5-10, Sr.
Shawnee, Kan./Bishop Miege
Notes: Enters the season 181 assists shy of school career record.
Junior (2011): Named first-team All-SoCon • Named Academic All-SoCon • Named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll • Named SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week Nov. 9 • Named to Bash in the Boro All-Tournament Team • Ranked 53rd in the country and second in the SoCon in assists per set (10.7) • Had 40-plus assists in 14 contests • Had double-digit digs in 12 matches • Finished the campaign with 1,305 assists, 306 digs, 107 kills, 52 blocks and 31 aces • Posted 62 assists and 11 digs vs. College of Charleston (10/28) • Tallied 56 assists, 16 digs and nine kills against South Dakota State (8/26) • Recorded 36 assists, 18 digs and eight kills vs. Georgia State (9/17) • Posted 49 assists and 18 digs at Davidson (11/7) • Registered 46 assists, 16 digs and four blocks vs. Appalachian State in the SoCon Tournament • Had 49 assists, 13 digs, seven kills, three blocks and two aces at College of Charleston (10/1) • Collected 48 assists in back-to-back contests vs. Elon (10/16) and Samford (10/22).
Sophomore (2010): First-team All-Southern Conference selection • SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player • Named Academic All-SoCon • Named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll • SoCon Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 25 • Started all 36 matches and played in 136 sets • Averaged 1.05 kills, 10.77 assists and 2.35 digs per set • Led the Southern Conference in assists with 1,465 • Recorded double-digit assists in every match • Had 12 double-digit dig matches as well • Recorded 62 blocks and 23 service aces • Set a season-high with 63 assists at Wofford (9/24) • Followed with 51 assists at Furman (9/25) • Recorded 50 assists and four kills against Charleston in the SoCon Championship Game (11/21) • Recorded eight kills on 12 attempts against Davidson (11/9) • Scored seven points on four aces and three kills against Mercer (9/11) • Collected 22 digs, five kills and 46 assists against South Alabama (9/16).
Freshman (2009): All-Southern Conference First Team and All-Freshman selection • Named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll • Earned SoCon Player of the Week honors for Oct. 5-11 after averaging 12.36 assists per set in three matches • One of only two players to appear in all 116 sets • With 1,229 assists on the season, entered the Georgia Southern record book • Posted 40-plus assists in 13 matches and 10-plus digs in 14 matches • Ranked second in the conference in assists, leading Georgia Southern to a second-place team ranking in the same category • Tallied 103 kills on the season • Posted season-best 63 assists and eight kills against College of Charleston (10/10) in the five-set win • Also posted 14 digs • Tallied season-best 16 digs against Auburn (9/12) in the SpringHill Suites Invitational and tied it three matches later at Winthrop (9/18) • Had two kills, 53 assists, 14 digs and four block assists vs. Gardner-Webb (9/19) • Had three block assists versus James Madison (9/18) • Collected six kills against Western Carolina (10/25) • Had 54 assists against Furman (10/30) to go along with 11 digs and five kills.
Prep: Graduate of Bishop Miege High School • Earned four varsity letters in volleyball and one in basketball • Was team captain one year • The Stags were Kansas 5A State Champions in 2009 • A 2009 Evelyn Gates Award Finalist • Named to the Kansas 5A All-State Tournament Team, Kansas 5A All-State First Team, All EKL First Team and Sun Country First Team her senior year • Named Kansas 5A Player of the Year her senior year • Helped lead team to a 42-2 record her junior season and a Kansas 5A State runner-up finish • Member of the Junior Olympic All-Tournament Team, Kansas 5A All-State Tournament team and all-state first team • Listed on the First Honors Honor Roll all four years • EKL Scholar Athlete for three years • A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Katharine Celeste Van Dyke • Daughter of Mark and Terri Van Dyke • Born Feb. 4, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo. • Chose Georgia Southern because of the coaches and beautiful campus • Describes herself as competitive • Lists her high school coaches, Coach Pike and Coach Ernst, as having the biggest influence on her athletic career for teaching her never to give up.