2021 - 2022 ILLINOIS
VOLLEYBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
KATIE
HURTA
SETTER/RIGHT-SIDE HITTER
NAZARETH ACADEMY
LA GRANGE PARK, ILLINOIS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
415
KILLS
360
ASSISTS
198
DIGS
30
BLOCKS
“Katie is an extremely physical player and well-rounded. She is able to run the court at the setting position but can also hit the ball very aggressively and even pass in the back row.”
Mallory Thelander
Head Coach - head coach of Loyola Academy

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-1 senior setter and right-side hitter led the Roadrunners to a 30-7 record and the Class 3A state championship this past season. Hurta compiled 415 kills with a .531 kill percentage and a .450 hitting percentage, including 15 kills in Nazareth’s 2-1 win over Belvidere North High in the state final. Hurta also tallied 360 assists, 198 digs, 30 blocks and 22 service aces. A 2021 American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American selection, Hurta was the ILLPrepvb.com Player of the Year as well. She concluded her prep volleyball career with 1,011 kills, 578 assists and 527 digs.

Academic Achievement


Hurta has maintained a weighted 4.35 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at Indiana University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Hurta has volunteered locally as a peer tutor and youth volleyball coach and referee, and she has donated her time making meals and cookies for families at the area Ronald McDonald House.