#3 Katie Neisler
Double Oak, Texas
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
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