2012: Sophomore at Creighton
• Sophomore who saw most of her time as a defensive specialist.
• 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 this season.
• Team was 13-0 when she has seven or more digs this fall.
• 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).
• Dug a career-high 20 balls 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 #11 Minnesota (12/1).
• Led team in aces in six matches this fall.
• Averaged 2.03 digs per set last year when she played in all 31 matches, including 12 starts.
2011: Freshman at Creighton
• True freshman with 12 starts, including the season-opener.
• Had 18 digs vs. UTSA (Aug. 26), most in program history by a player in her debut.
• Had exactly 11 digs in all three matches of the Creighton Classic (Sept. 16-17).
• Had 15 digs in win at Illinois State (Oct. 29).
• Owned 10 or more digs nine times overall.
• Served up consecutive aces vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 21).
• Played mostly 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.
• Also 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.
• Ranked seventh academically in her class of 123.
• Played for coaches Cristie Liles and Mandi Roberts in high school.
More About Katie
Full Name: Katie Marie Neisler
Birthday: May 28, 1993
Birthplace: Lewisville, Texas
Parents: Bobby and Lorrie Neisler
Sister: Haley (20), who is a junior on the Sam Houston State volleyball team
Nickname: Cady, KK
Career Aspiration: To be successful and have a job that I love
Favorite Movies/TV Show: Titanic/Remember The Titans/Vampire Diaries
Favorite Athlete: Dirk Nowitzki
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” (Oscar Wilde)
Favorite Vacation Spot: Somewhere on a beach
Why Creighton: Great school and volleyball program
Hobbies: Seeing movies, going on the lake
Team I Wish We Would Play: Sam Houston State
Favorite Celebrity: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: Locker rooms, the court