After helping the Seattle University volleyball team win two five-set matches over the weekend, redshirt senior Kaytlyn Dill (Bothell, Wash.) was named Featured Student-Athlete of the Week on GoSeattleU.com.
Thursday night, Dill helped the Redhawks rally from a 2-0 deficit against UT Arlington to pull out a 3-2 victory, winning the fifth set 17-15. Dill notched her 10th double-double of the season with 18 kills and 12 digs, plus she earned four service aces in the match.
On Senior Night, Dill once again led the Seattle U offense with 20 kills, plus she collected three service aces, seven digs, and two total blocks to help the Redhawks hold off Louisiana Tech by winning the fifth set, 15-10. It was the eighth time this season that Dill earned at least 20 kills in a single match.
With 410 kills so far this season, she became only the third person in school history to collect at least 400 kills in a single season. The 45 service aces she has earned this season is tied for fourth-most in a single season in school history. Dill is fourth on the Redhawk all-time lists for career kills (1,190) and career service aces (118).
"It was great to see Kaytlyn put together one of her best two-match performances this past weekend. Kaytlyn has always had that ability. For Kaytlyn to hit 23 percent in consecutive must-win matches for us as well as in her final two matches at the Connolly Center made it that much more special," Seattle U acting head coach Teron Uy said.
Dill is on track to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, and she currently carries a 3.265 grade point average.
The Seattle University volleyball team closes the regular season this Thursday, Nov. 15, at the University of Denver beginning at 7 p.m. local time (6 p.m. Pacific time). The Redhawks must defeat the Pioneers, plus have UT Arlington lose to Louisiana Tech, in order to advance to next week's WAC Tournament in San Antonio, Texas.
The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete of the Week every Tuesday based on performances both in competition and in the classroom.