Thanks to her exemplary play throughout the 2012 season, Kaytlyn Dill (Bothell, Wash.) earned Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) recognition in voting by the conference coaches, announced Sunday night at the WAC Tournament banquet.
Dill led the conference in service aces per set, averaging 0.41 aces per set, including tying a school record with eight service aces against New Mexico State Sept. 13. She is also fourth in the conference in kills per set (3.84) and points per set (4.45) in all matches. In WAC matches only, Dill led the league in service aces per set (0.42) and finished third in kills per set (4.05) and in points per set (4.63).
The senior completed her Redhawk career in the top ten of numerous all-time lists: third with 3,763 attack attempts, fourth with 1,199 kills and 118 service aces, fifth with 3.20 kills per set, tied for seventh with 0.31 service aces per set, and 10th with 375 sets played. She finished the 2012 season with the third-highest single-season kill total in school history with 419 kills, and the 45 service aces she accumulated during the year is tied for fourth-most in a single season.
"This is a great honor for Kaytlyn. For Kaytlyn to be recognized by the other coaches in our first year of conference play says we are doing some things visibly in moving the program in the right direction. Kaytlyn has been a valuable member of our program during the inaugural years of Division I competition. It has been a privilege to have received her tireless work and commitment to the vision of our program," said Teron Uy, who was the acting head coach for the Redhawks throughout the 2012 season.
Dill is one of four players who will leave the Seattle U volleyball program due to graduation. The Redhawks finished the 2012 season with a 9-19 overall record, including a 4-14 record within the WAC, finishing in ninth place in the final league standings.