UND Roster

2016-17 Volleyball Roster

#18 Katie Higgins

Middle Blocker

Class Senior
Hometown Kearney, NE
High School Kearney

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  • Monogram Winner (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Blue Raider Bash All-Tournament Team (2015)
  • Tri-Captain (2015)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015)

AS A SENIOR (2016)

  • Started 25 of 29 games she appeared in for the Irish
  • Ranked fourth in the ACC and led team in hitting percentage with a mark of .354
  • Recorded 199 kills, six service aces, 106 total blocks, and 262 points on the season
  • Led the team in total blocks with 106, including eight solo blocks
  • Posted 16 kills and two blocks against Howard (Sept. 3)
  • Recorded 10 total blocks in the match against Wake Forest including one solo block (Oct. 2)
  • Had 11 kills, three digs and four total blocks against #8 North Carolina (Oct. 14)
  • Also recorded 11 kills on 16 total attempts (.625) as well as having six blocks against NC State (Oct. 16)

AS A JUNIOR (2015)

  • Played in 26 matches with 16 starts during third season with the Irish
  • Finished with 123 kills (1.64 per set), 56 blocks (0.75 per set), 23 digs (0.31 per set), 12 service aces (0.16 per set) and seven assists (0.09 per set)
  • Led or tied for team lead in kills three times, attack percentage five times, service aces six times and blocks six times
  • Had 13 kills, three blocks, two service aces and three digs in season opener against Bowling Green (8/29)
  • Monster match against Cleveland State (8/29) featured a career-high 20 kills (.405 A%) to go along with five digs, four blocks, two service aces and two assists
  • Had 10 kills, four blocks, two digs and a team-high two service aces at Middle Tennessee State (8/30)
  • Totaled first career double-double by setting career standard for blocks with 10 against Syracuse (10/4)
  • Was as a tri-captain with teammates Maddie Dilfer and Natalie Johnson
  • Served as the career liaison for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
  • Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Earned a monogram


  • Showed consistency in the middle, earning 19 starts while appearing in 22 matches
  • Outstanding year cut short with ankle injury that kept her out of four of the final six matches and almost all of a fifth
  • Finished first on the team in attack percentage (.266), second in solo blocks (14), and blocks per set (0.89), third in total blocks (61) and block assists (47)
  • Also added 118 kills
  • Posted a then career-high 10 kills (.412 A%) and four blocks against the Orange before totaling eight kills (.333 A%) on a then career-high 21 attempts and a career-high seven blocks against the Blue Devils
  • Rewrote personal bests at Virginia (10/25) by recording a career-best 14 kills on a career-high 30 attack attempts
  • Was a member of the Notre Dame Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Earned a monogram


  • Saw action in five matches and earned one start (eight sets total)
  • Totaled four kills, two digs and three blocks for 5.5 points
  • Had two kills, a dig and three blocks after earning the start against Middle Tennessee State (8/31)
  • Also saw action against North Dakota State (9/21), No. 19 Florida State (10/20) and Boston College (11/9)
  • Was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
  • Earned a monogram


  • Graduated from Kearney High School (Pronounced “car-KNEE”) in the spring of 2013.
  • Earned four letters in volleyball and track & field
  • Also earned one letter in basketball
  • Finished career with 1,043 kills (school record), 200 blocks, 80 service aces and 384 digs
  • Earned all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 376 kills, 53 solo blocks, 84 assisted blocks, 210 digs and 30 service aces
  • Had breakout junior campaign, earning the Kearney Hub Territory Player of the Year, Lincoln Journal Star second team all-state and all-conference honors and Omaha World Herald honorable mention all-state accolades
  • Broke four school records: kills in a match (32), kills in a season (459), kills per game (4.6) and blocks per match (2.3)
  • Helped squad win conference championship
  • As a sophomore earned Omaha World Herald all-state mention after helping team to a conference championship by totaling 171 kills, 43 solo blocks and 78 assisted blocks
  • Was first freshman at high school to be a triple letter winner in volleyball, basketball and track & field
  • Totaled 37 kills and 19 blocks after appearing in 25 matches
  • Finished fourth at the Class A State Track & Field Championships in the high jump as a senior
  • Also qualified for the state meet in the high jump as a junior
  • Helped 4x400m relay team place ninth at the state meet as a sophomore
  • Played with the Nebraska Juniors club team
  • Actively involved in her school as a member of DECA
  • Was president of DECA in 2011 and 2012
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Youth Leadership Club, Key Club and FBLA
  • won the Nebraska School Activities Association Believer’s and Achiever’s Award
  • Was the school’s Wendy’s Heisman Award Winner and made the all-conference academic team during junior and senior seasons
  • Full name is Katelyn Mary Higgins
  • Born in Omaha, Nebraska to Tim and Sue Higgins
  • Has an older brother, Nick, and a younger brother, Cal
  • Grandfather is a cousin to former Notre Dame President Edward “Monk” Malloy
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing