Hillary Keltner
    Hillary Keltner


    Belleville, Ill.

    High School:
    Althoff Catholic



    Club Team:
    Southwest Illinois Volleyball


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    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.


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    Maiya Perich earned the Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season.


    Hillary Keltner, Athlete of the Week

    Hillary Keltner, Athlete of the Week

    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" and "Hill Dog"...has a twin sister, Riley...also has one older sibling, Blair...majoring in management...future career plans include becoming an acquisitions officer...served as the Superintendent of the Academic, Space and Cyber Group during the third summer session...also traveled to Little Rock AFB, Ark., for Operation Air Force and spent leave at the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala., during the summer...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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