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  • Neff's Career Bests

    The tallest member of the Irish team at 6-4 ... hits the ball at a very high point and unusual angles ... developed into a dependable offensive weapon during the 2002 season ... set career bests in all statistical categories last year ... ended up second on the team with 303 kills while posting a hitting percentage of .284 ... continues to improve each day in the program.

    AS A JUNIOR: Quickly established herself as one of the top offensive players on the team after seeing limited action during her first two seasons ... moved from middle blocker to opposite for the 2002 season ... appeared in 31 of 32 matches, making 18 starts ... finished second on the team with 303 kills (2.89 per game) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Sept. 16 ... earned the conference award after walking off with tournament MVP honors at the Golden Dome Invitational ... helped the Irish defeat #10 Pepperdine in the tournament finale, posting a career-best 21 kills and performing a solo block for the winning point ... notched 19 double-digit kill performances during the ?02 season ... posted a team high for kills in five matches ... compiled a five-match streak of double-digit kill performances from Sept. 14 - Sept. 29 (21 vs. #10 Pepperdine, 12 at Purdue, 13 vs. Michigan, 10 vs. Connecticut, 14 vs. St. John?s) ... able to hit over .350 in 12 matches during the year, including a .529 mark (11-2-17) vs. Saint Louis and .409 mark (13-4-22) at Georgetown ... boasts one of the top grade-point averages on the Irish team and was named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star squad.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 24 games for the Irish in 2001 ... used off the bench in special defensive situations by Irish head coach Debbie Brown ... played in three games vs. Valparaiso, scoring three kills on nine attempts ... enjoyed a four-match streak with at least one block (at West Virginia, vs. St. John?s, vs. Illinois State, vs. LSU) ... had a season-high four kills at Providence.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Gained her first career start against Seton Hall (Oct. 22) ... saw her first collegiate action against Clemson, recording a kill ... had two kills on four attempts and one block at Valparaiso ... posted a kill and a block against Samford ... had three kills and three blocks against Wyoming ... tallied four blocks and three kills at West Virginia ... had two kills and four blocks in first career start vs. Seton Hall ... notched four kills and four blocks vs. Boston College ... had a season-best five kills vs. Providence ... had three assists and four blocks vs. the Friars.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: One of the most dominant two-sport athletes in Cor Jesu history ... holds 12 school records in volleyball and ranks in the top three in five other categories ... had 390 kills, 136 blocks and 25 aces as a senior middle blocker for Cor Jesu in 1999 ... had 977 kills and .262 career hitting mark, both of which are school career records ... earned all-conference, all-district and all-metro honors her senior year in both volleyball and basketball ... was also an all-state selection in volleyball and basketball her junior and senior seasons ... named team MVP of the basketball team her sophomore through senior seasons ... set nine career records for the Cor Jesu basketball team ... her 677 career blocks is a Missouri state record ... one of six Cor Jesu senior women to sign letter of intent to play athletics in college, the most in school history ... participated in the Missouri State Basketball Hall of Fame Game in ?99 as well as the Missouri All-State Volleyball Senior Game ... earned a scholar-athlete award from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2000 ... father, John, played basketball for the University of Alabama-Huntsville ... daughter of Mary Jo and John Neff ... was a member of the National Honor Society her junior and senior year ... served on the Student Council all four years at Cor Jesu ... born Dec. 1, 1981, in St. Louis, Mo.... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an American studies major.

    Neff's Career Bests

  • Kills - 21 vs. #10 Pepperdine (9-14-02)
  • Digs - 7 vs. Miami (Fla.) (11-24-02)
  • Blocks - 7 vs. Miami (Fla.) (11-24-02)

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    Katie Neff
    Katie  Neff

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, MO

    High School:
    Cor Jesu Academy

    Height:
    6-4

    Position:
    Opposite

    Birthdate:
    12/01/1981

    Graduated:
    2004

  • Event Calendar

    Delta

    August 26
    7:00 PM
    Seton Hall
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    August 27
    12:30 PM
    Cleveland State
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    August 27
    7:00 PM
    Western Michigan
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    September 2
    7:00 PM
    Coastal Carolina
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    September 3
    12:30 PM
    Howard
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    September 3
    7:00 PM
    Purdue
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    September 9
    4:00 PM
    Stony Brook
    Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
    September 10
    11:00 AM
    San Diego State
    Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
    September 10
    7:00 PM
    Rhode Island
    Kingston, R.I. (Keaney Gymnasium)
    September 16
    11:30 AM
    Maryland Eastern Shore
    East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
    September 16
    7:00 PM
    Michigan State
    East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
    September 17
    1:00 PM
    DePaul
    East Lansing, Mich. (Jenison Field House)
    September 23
    7:00 PM
    Louisville
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    September 25
    11:30 AM
    Miami
    Coral Gables, Fla. (James L. Knight Complex)
    September 30
    7:00 PM
    Duke
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    October 2
    1:00 PM
    Wake Forest
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    October 7
    7:00 PM
    Syracuse
    Syracuse, N.Y. (Women's Building)
    October 9
    1:00 PM
    Boston College
    Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Power Gym)
    October 14
    7:00 PM
    North Carolina
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    October 16
    1:00 PM
    NC State
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    October 21
    7:00 PM
    Pitt
    Pittsburgh, Pa. (Fitzgerald Field House)
    October 23
    1:00 PM
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
    October 28
    7:00 PM
    Miami
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    October 30
    1:00 PM
    Florida State
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    November 4
    6:30 PM
    Wake Forest
    Winston-Salem, N.C. (Reynolds Gymnasium)
    November 6
    12:00 PM
    Duke
    Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
    November 9
    7:00 PM
    Louisville
    Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
    November 13
    1:00 PM
    Virginia
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    November 18
    7:00 PM
    Clemson
    Clemson, S.C. (Jervey Gym)
    November 20
    1:00 PM
    Georgia Tech
    Atlanta, Ga. (O'Keefe Gymnasium)
    November 23
    7:00 PM
    Boston College
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    November 25
    1:00 PM
    Syracuse
    Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
    December 2
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    December 4
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    December 9
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    December 10
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    December 15
    TBA
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    Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
    December 17
    TBA
    TBD
    Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)

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