2 - Catie Steffen
Catie Steffen
Height: 6-0
Year: SO
Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.
High School: Libertyville
Position: OH

2012 (Sophomore): (28 MS/28 MP)... One of two players to start every match of the season... Finished the season with team highs in kills (326), digs (269), service aces (23) and double-doubles (12)... Also had 36 total blocks (2 solo, 34 assists) and 12 assists... Had 11 kills, 11 digs, five block assists, one service ace and one assist at Fordham (11/10)... Had 12 kills, 15 digs, two service aces and two blocks at Providence (11/7)... Had 21 kills, 18 digs and one solo block at George Washington (11/4)... Had 13 digs, four kills and two block assists at Duquesne (11/2)... Had nine kills and six digs against Butler (10/27)... Had 17 kills and 10 digs against Saint Louis (10/26)... Was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22 after leading Rhode Island to five-set wins over Temple and La Salle. Had 50 kills and 18 digs in the two matches... Set a new career high with 28 kills and added 14 digs for her eighth double-double of the season in a five-set win over Temple (10/21)... Matched her career best with 22 kills and had five block assists, three service aces and one assist in a win over La Salle (10/19)... Had three kills at Dayton (10/13)... Had five kills and three digs at Xavier (10/12)... Had 11 kills and 11 digs against Fordham (10/6)... Had 11 kills and 12 digs for her sixth double-double of the season at Brown (10/3)... Had nine kills, nine digs, two service aces and one assist against Charlotte (9/30)... Had 10 kills, two digs and two service aces against VCU (9/28)... Had 16 kills and seven digs at La Salle (9/22)... Had 12 digs and seven kills at Temple (9/21)... Had 13 kills, 10 digs and two block assists against Colgate (9/15)... Had nine digs and 11 kills at Columbia (9/15)... Had 10 kills, nine digs and two block assists against Seton Hall (9/8)... Posted fourth double-double of the season with a career-high 22 kills, 13 digs and one block assists in win over Canisius (9/7)... Had 10 kills, five digs and two block assists in a sweep of Hartford (9/6)... Had second double-double of the season with 11 kills and 11 digs against Rutgers (9/1). Was named to the Rutgers Invitational All-Tournament Team... Had 10 kills and five digs against Iona (8/31)... Posted a double-double with a career-high 21 kills and 10 digs to lead team to a win over New Hampshire (8/31). Also had four block assists, two services aces and one assist... Had 19 digs and seven kills against Virginia (8/25)... Had team-high three kills and five digs against Denver (8/24).

2011 (Freshman):
Tallied three kills in first Rhode Island match against Saint Francis, Pa. (8/26)... Had three kills against Eastern Kentucky (8/27)... Made five kills at Pittsburg (8/27)... Recorded seven kills, 27 total attacks, two digs and one block assist vs. Kent State (9/3)... Had 13 kills, 34 total attacks, five digs and one block assist at Stony Brook (9/3)... Posted 14 kills, 37 total attacks, two set assists, one dig and one block solo vs. Columbia (9/9)... Tallied six kills, 15 total attacks, two digs and one block assist against Wisconsin (9/9)... Contributed five kills, 22 total attacks, five digs, one block solo and three block assists vs. Boston College (9/10)... Made five kills, 28 total attacks, six digs, one block solo and three block assists against UMBC (9/16)... Had seven kills, a team-high 37 total attacks, four digs and two block assists vs. Penn (9/16)... Tallied 10 kills, 40 total attacks, three digs, one block solo and three block assists vs. William & Mary (9/17)... Had six kills, 23 total attacks, five digs and one block assist vs. Brown (9/21)... Recorded seven kills, 24 total attacks, three digs, two block solos and one block assist at Fordham (9/24)... Tallied five kills, 17 total attacks, three digs and one block assist vs. Providence (9/28)... Posted four kills, 20 total attacks, four digs and one block assist vs. Temple (9/30)... Had five kills, 12 total attacks, five digs and two block assists at La Salle (10/1)... Made 10 kills, 26 total attacks, one set assist, four digs and one block assist vs. Duquesne (10/7)... Tallied 10 kills, 31 total attacks, one set assist, three digs and three block assists vs. Saint Louis (10/8)... Earned six kills, 28 total attacks, four digs, one block solo and four block assists at Charlotte (10/14)... Grabbed seven kills, 37 total attacks, one set assist and 18 digs at George Washington (10/16)... Had one kill, 18 total attacks, one set assist, three digs and one block assist vs. Dayton (10/21)... Made 11 kills, 20 total attacks, two digs and two block assists vs. Xavier (10/22)... Tallied three kills, 18 total attacks, five digs and one block assist at Duquesne (10/28)... Earned five kills, 19 total attacks and six digs at Xavier (10/30)... Grabbed 14 total attacks, four kills and five digs against La Salle (11/4)... Recorded six kills, 23 total attacks, two digs and one block assist vs. Temple (11/5)... Tallied 11 kills, 30 total attacks, five digs and one block solo against Charlotte (11/13)... In the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship against Saint Louis on 11/18, made nine kills, 19 total attacks, one dig and one block assist.

Prior to URI: Four-year varsity player... Played three seasons at Libertyville High School after she played on the varsity team as a freshman at Winter Springs High School... As a senior she helped guide her team to a 35-3 record, a North Suburban Conference (NSC) Championship and a Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional Championship... Totaled 518 kills during the 2009 and 2010 seasons which ranks second in school history... Two-Time NSC All-Conference First Team selection (2009 and 2010)... Selected to the Chicago Sun Times All Area First Team... Named to the Chicago Tribune All State Third Team as a senior... Off the court she was a two-time NSC All-Academic honoree... Named to the honor roll in each of her four years in high school.

Personal: Born January 27, 1993... Daughter of Diane and Tom Steffen... Has one brother (Vincent) and two sisters (Diane and Kelly)... Her cousin Jennifer Steffen Zweig swam at Harvard from 1994-98 and served as the team captain during her senior year... Lists beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh as he favorite athlete... Lists her favorite teams as the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls and Chicago Cubs... Plans on attending medical school after college.