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#3 Katie Neisler
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Double Oak, Texas
High School: Marcus
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).
• 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 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 or more digs nine times overall.
• 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 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.

More About Katie
Full Name: Katie Marie Neisler
Birthday: May 28, 1993
Birthplace: Lewisville, Texas
Parents: Bobby and Lorrie Neisler
Sister: Haley (21), who is a senior on the Sam Houston State volleyball team
Major: Entrepreneurship
Nickname: Cady, Caddles, KK
Career Aspiration: To have a job doing something that I love
Favorite Movie: Remember The Titans
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” (Oscar Wilde)
Favorite Vacation Spot: The beach
Why Creighton: Great school and volleyball program
Hobbies: Watching movies, going on the lake
Team I Wish We Would Play: Sam Houston State
Favorite Part About Ryan Center/D.J. Sokol Arena: Locker room
Thoughts on Joining the BIG EAST: I’m really excited to get to play some new schools and travel to new places
Best Volleyball Memory: Winning the MVC title and getting a bid to the NCAA’s

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