#1 Katie Philippi

Class: JR
Height: 5-7
Position: L/DS
Hometown/ High School: Metairie, La./Haynes

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Graduated from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies as the senior class president… Maintained a 3.5 GPA… Received the President’s Academic Excellence Award and the Five Star Senior Award… Named First Team All-District for all four seasons at Haynes Academy… Recognized as a First Team Preseason All-Metro member for two years… Started for all four years on the Haynes varsity volleyball squad… Named MVP of Haynes Academy at the conclusion of every season.


Sophomore Year:
Participated in 126 sets over 33 matches played during her sophomore year…Ranked third on the team in digs with 347 on the season…Tallied 15 kills, eight assists and 25 service aces…Notched a career-high 28 digs on Oct. 18 against Truett-McConnell...Also earned a career-high four service aces against St. Gregory’s on August 29.

Freshman Year:
Took part in 27 of 30 matches during the 2013 season… Ranked sixth on the team with 121 digs… Tallied 24 kills, four aces and six assists… Earned a career and season high five kills versus Xavier on Aug. 30 and St. Thomas Houston on Aug. 31.

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Majoring in psychology (pre-health)… Born on February 13, 1995… Parents are Lisa Klein and Mark Philippi… Played club volleyball for Cajunland Volleyball Club… Philippi is the granddaughter of Lou Klein, a professional baseball player from New Orleans, who played with the St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians and Philadelphia Athletics from 1943 to 1951… Favorite food is ice cream… Best book she’s ever read is Perks of Being a Wallflower… Favorite TV show is Pretty Little Liars… Favorite sports to watch are Olympic gymnastics and beach volleyball… Favorite athlete is Misty May-Treanor… Her favorite childhood cartoon was Rugrats… The happiest day of her life was her graduation from high school… Future career plan is to be a psychiatrist.

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