2013: Junior at Creighton • Was used primarily in the back row to serve and play defense, but has played outside hitter in the past. • Owned 10 starts in 2013 and now has 35 overall in career. • First kill of the fall came in season-opening win vs. No. 13 BYU (8/30). • Had a career-high three aces vs. Northern Colorado (9/6). • Had nine digs in 3-0 win at Villanova (11/8). • Produced 11 digs and two kills in 3-1 win at Georgetown (11/9). • Had season-high 16 digs while adding a kill at Seton Hall (11/16). • Owned three matches with exactly nine digs, most recently vs. No. 11 UCLA (9/14). • Had a kill while playing in front row in third set win vs. Villanova (11/24). • Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
2012: Sophomore at Creighton • Played sparingly in August and September before starting the first six October matches in place of Ashley Jansen. • Team was 12-1 when she started in 2012. • Team was 13-0 when she had seven or more digs. • Had 11 digs and an ace in 3-1 win over Northern Iowa (10/5). • Also had 11 digs, an ace and a kill at Illinois State (10/12). • Had six digs, an ace and her first kill of the season in 3-1 win vs. Bradley (10/6). • Had 12 digs and an ace in 3-0 win at Drake (10/20). • Dished 14 digs at Bradley (11/2). • Produced 14 digs in 3-1 win vs. Illinois State (11/10) that clinched a share of the MVC title. • Dug 15 balls in 3-2 win at Wichita State (11/16). • Generated a career-high 20 digs in MVC Tournament semifinal win vs. Illinois State (11/23). • Had 10 digs and an ace in MVC Tournament title match win vs. Wichita State (11/24). • Dealt consecutive aces in second-round NCAA Tournament match at No. 11 Minnesota (12/1). • Led team in aces in six matches. • Produced 13 kills, nine digs and three blocks in spring exhibition win at Nebraska (4/12), including a kill on match point, while playing as an outside hitter.
2011: Freshman at Creighton • True freshman with 12 starts, including the season-opener. • Had 18 digs vs. UTSA (8/26), most in program history by a player in her debut at the time. • Had exactly 11 digs in all three matches of the Creighton Classic (Sept. 16-17). • Had 15 digs in win at Illinois State (10/29). • Owned 10 digs or more on nine times occasions. • Served up consecutive aces vs. Southern Illinois (10/21). • Saw time mainly in the back row as the year went on, but played all six rotations at the start of the year. Marcus High School • First team all-state and academic all-state as a senior, when she averaged 3.99 kills, 8.69 digs and 1.50 blocks per set while hitting .218. • Served 31 aces her senior campaign. • Team went 43-6 her senior season, including a 13-1 mark in conference play, and reached the Regional finals. • Team MVP as a senior and named district’s Defensive Player of the Year each of her final two seasons. • Also twice named an academic all-district selection. • Named to the All-Tournament Team at an event in Duncanville. • Recognized by PrepVolleyball.com as a “Defensive Dandy.” • Attended Marcus High School in the city of Flower Mound. • First Texan to play for Creighton in volleyball since Plano’s Jessica Klein from 1997-2000. • Played for coaches Cristie Liles and Mandi Roberts in high school.
Creighton Awards & Honors 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2013-14 Dean’s List
More About Katie Full Name: Katie Marie Neisler Birthday: May 28, 1993 Birthplace: Lewisville, Texas Parents: Bobby and Lorrie Neisler Sister: Haley (22), who wrapped up a four-year career with the Sam Houston State volleyball team last fall Nicknames: Cady, KK Major: Marketing Career Aspiration: Sports Marketing Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans Favorite Quote: “Are you serious Clark?” (Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach Why Creighton: The volleyball program Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: The people inside it Thoughts on the BIG EAST: I love getting to travel to new places and play new teams Best Volleyball Memory: Beating Wichita State to win the MVC title! Favorite Road Trip: New York City Favorite Class at Creighton: Ceramics Funniest Teammate: To laugh at, Kelli; To laugh with, Kenzie Match I’m Most Excited For: All of them