SENIOR SEASON (2014)
Competed on court two alongside partner Helen Boyle in all but one match and managed a 14-12 overall record … Advanced to the Silver bracket semifinals during the Fiesta on Siesta Key … Recorded a point for LSU in the Tigers’ first win in program history against Oregon, with a 2-0 win against Liz Brenner and Natalie Bookout-Gonzalez … Competed in the quarterfinal round of the gold bracket at the FIU Surf & Turf Tournament … Proved resiliency as the pair provided LSU’s first point on the scoreboard against Mercer, Tulane, South Carolina and Florida Atlantic … Clinched the match against UAB in the end-of-the-season Battle on the Bayou Tournament … Played one match alongside Mimi Eugene and faced a 2-0 loss to Florida State’s pair of Stephanie Pellitteri and Kristina Pelliterri.
PRIOR TO LSU
Originally signed with UNO’s indoor volleyball team and competed for the Privateers for two seasons as an outside hitter and defensive specialist … Contributed what is dubbed the (Human Performance Center) “HPC Special” dig during her freshman season against Denver that was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Play of the Week and was a finalist for AVCA Play of the Year … Appeared in 19 matches and 65 sets during her sophomore season … Ranked second on the team in digs and kills in her second season, with 190 and 159, respectively … Averaged 2.92 digs per set and 2.45 kills per set.
Led her team to back-to-back 5A Division 1 Championship titles … Notched two consecutive All-State honors … Earned Academic All-State honors as a senior … Selected as the Most Valuable Player of the 2007 State Championship … Chosen as the MVP of her district and co-defensive MVP in 2008 … Coached by Sivi Miller.
Full name is Kaitlin Anne Hatcher … Daughter of Steve and Holly Hatcher … Has two siblings: Stephanie (27) and Austin (25) … Majoring in leadership development.