Pronounced: KATE-lin HESS
Four-year volleyball letterwinner and one-year basketball letterwinner at Vincentian Academy in McCandless, Pa. ... three-time team captain for the Lions ... during senior season helped the squad to the WPIAL title and a third-place finish in the state championship ... aided the team in posting a 58-34 four year record ... earned the Heart of the Champion award during senior season ... member of the Pittsburgh 3 Rivers club volleyball program ... team captain five years with the program ... 2002 squad captured the East Coast Championship title and the 2004 Early Bird crown ... member of the high honor roll and National Honor Society.
Born Caitlyn Elizabeth Hess on June 17, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... parents are John and Terri Hess ... has two brothers, John (19) and Michael (14) ... brother John plays baseball for Allegheny College (Meadville, Mass.) and father John played football for Villanova ... plans on majoring in nursing ... names dancing, tennis and basketball as hobbies, favorite entertainers as Akon, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake, favorite pro sports team as the Miami Heat, favorite athlete as Alan Iverson, favorite food as macaroni and cheese, favorite book as "Woman at Point Zero," favorite television show as "Grey's Anatomy," favorite movie as "Wedding Crashers," favorite actor as Leonardo DiCaprio, favorite actress as Julia Roberts and favorite place to visit as the beach.
Why I Chose Penn State
"I have always dreamed of going to Penn State. Penn State has so many majors to choose from and such a wonderful campus life. I chose Penn State because it has everything to offer."
Quoting Russ Rose
"Caitlyn has good natural quickness and is a young player who we're going to train and take a look at to see if she can make some contributions from the backrow position."
"My personal goal for this season is to give it my all and stay true to myself. I also intend to always stay positive and strong. I want to shine this season and make myself known. My team goals are to work together and be supportive this season. My expectation of being on this team is that we all do `our' jobs and do them to the best of our ability. If everyone does all the aspects of their `job' then I know we will be successful this season."