Maiya Perich earned the Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season.
Hillary Keltner, Athlete of the Week
FRESHMAN YEAR (2011): Saw action in all 96 sets...served as the starting setter during 28 of 30 matches...recorded a team-leading 533 assists and 5.55 assist-per-game average...recorded a team-leading 44 helpers at Denver...also surpassed the 40-assist mark against Bryant (43) and the 30-assist mark against South Carolina Upstate (31)...ranked second on the team with a .198 hitting percentage (35-17-91)...tallied 35 kills...posted a season-high four kills against Hofstra...accounted for 11 service aces...collected three aces against Bryant...also tallied multi-ace matches against SC Upstate and Colorado State (two each)...added 11 blocks (two solo, nine assisted) and 86 digs...posted a pair of blocks (one solo, one assisted) against St. John's and Northern Colorado...also added a two-block performance (both assisted) against New Mexico...recorded a season-best seven digs against UNLV.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB TEAM: Althoff Catholic High School...coached by Lisa Orlet...lettered four years in volleyball...finalist for the Andi Collins Setter Award...named All-Metro St. Louis third-team in 2010...also named second-team all-area...South Seven Conference MVP as a senior...first-team all-conference...named fifth-team Academic All-America by PrepVolleyball.com as a senior...selected to the 2010 Crossroads Classic all-tournament team...member of the 2010 regional championship team...earned honorable mention all-area as a junior...also claimed second-team all-conference as a junior and sophomore...earned Prep Volleyball Soph 79 Elite honorable mention honors...also played on the 2007 and 2008 regional championship teams, 2007 sectional championship team and 2007 super sectional championship team...member of the squad that placed fourth at the Illinois 3A Championships in 2007...also lettered one year in soccer...class valedictorian...Illinois State Scholar...graduated within the top 10-percent of class...named St. Louis Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete...received the Young Women of Achievement award in 2010...named to the High Honor Roll all four years...National Youth Salute...member of the Student Council Executive Board as a senior...four-year Student Council Representative...Latin Club co-president...member of the Rotary Interact Club Executive Board...earned the Rotary Youth Leadership Award in 2008...received academic achievement awards in geometry, algebra 2, trigonometry, biology, chemistry, physics, English, Latin and theology...competed at the club level for Southwest Illinois Volleyball Club...coached by Kari Lane...member of three teams that qualified for the Junior Olympic National Division, including two that finished fifth (2008, 2009)...member of two runner-up teams at the Gateway Regional...also played on the team that finished third at the Gateway Regional in 2008.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Greg and Joan Keltner...nickname is "Hillz"...has a twin, Riley...also has one older sibling, Blair...majoring in management...future career plans include working in the acquisitions field...hobbies include reading, baking, exercising and movie watching...considered to be ambidextrous...known to frequently break out in random song and dance...greatest personal moment in sports came from winning Kessler's Crossroads Classic in 2008...recorded three straight kills to help Althoff Catholic come back from a 24-20 deficit (down 0-1 in the match) to win the second set...team went on to win the third set and take the title from Wheaton St. Francis...member of Cadet Squadron 35.