Maryland Volleyball BIO
Kaitlyn King
Player Profile:
Kaitlyn King 1194806
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'9"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
High School: Benet Academy
Club: Sports Performance

As a Senior (2014):  Saw playing time in 52 sets (19 matches) … averaged 1.06 digs per set (55 total) … made a service ace against Northwestern (11/29) … made two assists, two service aces and three digs against Georgia State (9/13) … notched 12 digs against San Jose State (8/30) … made season debut at Elon (8/29), tallying a career-high 16 digs.

As a Junior (2013): Missed entire season due to injury.

As a Sophomore (2012): Suffered a season-ending injury following the match at Duke (10/5)...appeared in 10 matches prior to the injury...totaled six digs in two matches against Virginia (9/30) and Virginia Tech (9/28)...made her season debut against New Hampshire (8/25) and recorded four digs.

As a Freshman (2011): Saw action at setter and as a defensive specialist...recorded five digs against Wake Forest (11/20)...finished with nine digs against Duke (11/18)...came off the bench against NC State (10/28) and sparked a third-set rally with five assists, two digs and a kill...against No. 25 Ohio State (9/17), recorded eight assists and one dig...made her Maryland debut against Quinnipiac (9/3) and finished with four digs and an assist.

Before Maryland: Named a 2011 Prep Volleyball High School Senior Ace and 2011 Prep Volleyball Academic All-American...played three seasons of varsity volleyball at Benet Academy under head coach Brad Baker...Benet Academy record holder for most assists in a season (812) and career (1,423)...helped compile a spectacular 107-14 record in three seasons...East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference pick...honorable mention co-captain...also recruited by Princeton, Towson, Chicago, and DePaul.

Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Donna King...father played soccer at Michigan State University from majoring in kinesiology...has one brother Brendan, who plays soccer at Notre Dame...member of National Honor Society, Outreach, and Student Government.

Digs 9, vs. Duke (11/18/11)
Assists 8, at Ohio State (9/17/11)
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