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Pronounced: Cathy QUILL-ah-ko
2009 (Junior at Penn State): Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 38 matches and 118 sets ... made 18 starts ... finished the season with 21 aces and 221 digs ... led the team in digs five times ... tied for first on the team with eight digs at Temple (9/18) ... had two aces vs. Temple (9/19) ... registered eight digs at Northwestern (9/25) ... posted 10 digs and two aces at Illinois (9/26) ... recorded eight digs vs. Iowa (10/2) ... led the team with 14 digs at Minnesota (10/11) ... led the team with nine digs vs. Purdue (10/24) ... had a career-high four aces vs. Ohio State (10/28) ... led the squad with 12 digs vs. Minnesota (10/30) ... had a team-best 10 digs vs. Northwestern (11/14) ... totaled 10 saves on matches vs. Michigan State and Michigan (11/27-28) ... one of four Nittany Lions with double-digit digs vs. Florida with 12 (12/11) ... one of five Lions with double-digit digs vs. Texas with 12 (12/19).
2008 (Sophomore at Penn State): In her first season with the Nittany Lions, Quilico saw action in 28 maches, starting three ... she played primarily as a serving and defensive specialist ... finished the season with 29 digs and six service aces ... recorded her first dig as a Nittany Lion against George Washington (9/6) ... recorded four digs at Indiana (10/1) as a regular backrow sub for teammate Blair Brown ... picked up two digs against Michigan State (10/4) ... recorded first ace at Minnesota (10/11) ... had one ace and one dig against Iowa (11/1) ... tallied a season-high seven digs at Illinois (11/14) ... collected two assists and four digs against Wisconsin (11/22).
2007 (Freshman at Boston College): Played 114 of 115 games at libero and defensive specialist for the Eagles ... led the team with 479 total digs for an average of 4.20 digs per game ... ranked ninth in the ACC in digs per game (4.20) ... posted 25 double-digit dig matches, including seven contests with 20 or more digs ... tallied a career-high 33 digs in the five-game win over Virginia (11/17) ... had 25 digs in first collegiate match at Delaware (8/24) ... notched 26 digs versus Georgia Tech (11/21), 25 digs at NC State (11/4) and 24 against Maryland (9/15) ... also recorded five kills, 54 assists and two aces for the year.
Four-year letterwinner at Westlake High School in Westlake Village, Calif. ... three-time team captain for the Warriors ... recorded 478 digs in her senior season at libero, also adding in 19 assists, three aces and seven kills ... during junior season tallied 359 assists as the setter, also adding in 17 aces, eight blocks, 349 digs and 18 assists ... two-time Ventura County all-start team member ... all-area team selection ... earned first-team honors of the Marmonte League as a libero ... member of "Gene's Team" club program under legendary coach Gene Selznick for four years ... named to the Junior Olympic All-Tournament team ... four year scholar-athlete ... also participated in gymnastics and ice hockey.
Born Cathryn Adell Quilico on Jan. 4, 1989 in Santa Monica, Calif ... parents are Dave and Theresa Quilico ... has one brother, Dan (23), who played hockey at Colorado College ... majoring in communications ... names beach volleyball, gymnastics and hockey as hobbies, Brad Paisley as favorite entertainer, math as favorite school subject, Kerry Walsh-Misty May as favorite pro sports team, Gene Selznick as favorite athlete, Mexican and Chinese as favorite foods, "The Great Gatsby" as favorite book, "Glee" as favorite television show, "Dumb and Dumber" as favorite movie, Will Ferrell as favorite actor, Julie Andrews as favorite actress and Venice, Italy, as favorite place to visit.
Quoting Russ Rose
"Cathy has improved every year she's been here. She serves tough, is quick and has a great nose for the ball. She's always upbeat and possesses great energy. Cathy made some great plays for us down the stretch in our run for the national championship last year."
"This year, like every year, is a whole new team and it is exciting to create new memories and have new experiences once again!"