Hillary Keltner

Hillary  Keltner


Belleville, Ill.

High School:
Althoff Catholic



Club Team:
Southwest Illinois Volleyball


Hillary Keltner Named Air Force Athlete of the Week

The senior helped Air Force to its first 2-0 conference start in Academy history.


Hillary Keltner Named Air Force Athlete of the Week

The senior helped the squad to a 3-0 weekend and team title at the Air Force Invitational.


Hillary Keltner Repeats as Volleyball MVP

Keltner is the sixth Falcon to earn the MVP award more than once in a career.


Hillary Keltner Named Air Force Athlete of the Week

Keltner accounted for the program's first triple-double since 1999.


Ayesha Hein and Hillary Keltner Named Volleyball Team Captains

It is the first time since 2006 that juniors have held the captaincy outright.

SENIOR YEAR | 2014: Team captain.

JUNIOR YEAR | 2013: Received the team's Most Valuable Player Award for the second straight year...one of just four Falcons to see action in all 120 sets...started every match...accounted for 1,211 assists, which is ranked second on the program's Division I single-season list...improved career total to 2,762 assists, which is ranked second on the Academy's DI list and sixth on the program's all-time list...became just the fifth Falcon to average at least 10 assists a set (10.09)...that average was ranked sixth in the Mountain West...notched a career-high 53 assists in the Falcons' upset win over Long Beach State...matched that tally at Fresno State and at home against Boise State...also surpassed the 50-assist total in both matches against Wyoming (51 each)...became the fourth Air Force player in Division I history to reach 2,000 assists in a career against 19th-ranked Colorado State...also recorded 500th career dig during that match...accounted for 299 digs on the year, which is ranked seventh on the Academy's Division I single-season list...recorded a career-best 27 digs against Texas A&M Corpus Christi at the Pioneer Classic...that total came one match after recording a (then) career-high 25 against UC Irvine...tallied at least 10 digs in 11 matches...debuted on the program's DI career list with 646 total digs (10th)...recorded the program's first triple-double since 1999 after tallying 10 kills, 43 assists and 17 digs in the season-opener at Denver...hit at a .909 clip during that match, recording 10 kills on 11 attempts (no errors)...added a .562 outing at Navy, tallying 10 kills on 16 swings (one error)...accounted for 11 double-doubles on the year to become just the fourth Falcon since 2001 to record at least 20 double-doubles in a career...accounted for 112 total kills...tallied a career-high 10 kills in the opener at Denver and again at Navy...added 36 blocks, including six solo and 30 assisted stops...accounted for a career-best two solo blocks and six total blocks against Utah Valley...also matched personal-best total with four assisted stops during that match...tallied 11 service aces, highlighted by a season-high two aces at both Fresno State and UNLV...named the Air Force Athlete of the Week following the Pioneer Classic...selected as an alternate for the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team...team captain.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2012: Earned the team's Most Valuable Player Award...became the seventh Division I player in Academy history to surpass the 1,000-assist mark in a career...that distinction came during a career-best 51-helper performance in the conference opener...ranked fifth on the program's DI career list and 10th on the all-time list with 1,551 total assists...played in 106 sets and started all but one match...recorded 1,018 helpers...earned the Air Force Athlete of the Week award following the 51-assist performance against UNLV...broke the 40-assist mark in an additional 10 matches and the 30-helper mark in nine...ranked fourth in the Mountain West with a 9.60 assist-per-set average...led the team with a .253 hitting percentage...accounted for 113 kills...collected a career-best nine kills against San Diego State...ranked second on the team with 261 digs...recorded a career-best tally of 20 digs against Army...earned double-digit dig tallies in 12 additional matches...totaled 41 blocks, including five solo stops...earned individual blocks against BYU, Arkansas State, Army, Norfolk State and San Diego State...collected a career-best four assisted stops against both Denver and New Mexico...recorded 13 service aces, highlighted by a career-best four-ace performance against Colorado...added multi-ace matches against The Citadel, Norfolk State and Nevada...recorded 13 double-doubles (assists-digs), which was tied for second in the conference.

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...nicknames are "Hillz", "hill-dawg" and "hkelt7"...has a twin sister, Riley...also has one older sibling, Blair...majoring in management...future career plans include becoming an acquisitions officer or finance officer...also interested in attending law school...served as the Commander of Academic/Administration Squadron during the third summer session...also worked Falcon Sports Camps and traveled over 60 hours in the car during summer leave, traveling to Hilton Head and Nashville...has also served as Superintendent of Academic, Space and Cyber Group (summer 2013)...hobbies include cooking, baking, working out, reading, Pinterest, Netflix, going to the movies and frequenting karaoke nights...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 to even the match in the second set and go on to win the third set and take the title from Wheaton St. Francis)...member of Cadet Squadron 35.

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