12 Katie Cordell
12 Katie Cordell
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Esperanza
Position: OH

2010: Appeared in 94 sets...Finished in the Ivy League top 10 in digs per set (8th, 3.69) and service aces per set (10th, 0.23)...Posted at least 10 kills in a match five times...Had at least 10 kills and 10 digs in a match four times...Tallied 17 kills, hit .517 with 23 digs at Albany on Sept. 25...Contributed a personal season-high 32 digs against West Virginia on Sept. 18.

2009: Appeared in 76 sets...Averaged 0.29 service aces per set...Recorded 15 kills and seven assists...Had 11 digs in the Sept. 19 sweep on NJIT...Posted 14 digs in the sweep of Quinnipiac on Sept. 26...Had three blocks.

2008: Appeared in 75 sets over 25 matches...Led the team and ranked sixth in the Ivy League with 0.27 service aces per set...Tallied three kills, three assists and 23 digs...Picked up five digs on Oct. 4 against Brown...Recorded her first career kill in the Oct. 11 win over Harvard...Picked up two kills on Nov. 7 against Columbia...Served up four aces on Nov. 15 at Princeton...Racked up three service aces in the NCAA Championship First Round win over Ohio.

Before Yale: Won three varsity letters and served as team captain her senior year...Earned First Team All-Sunset League honors and received the team's Coach's Award in 2007...Named team MVP after leading Esperanza to the 2005 CIF Division I-AA southern section championship...Led her club team to the 2006 Junior Olympic Invitational championship and a second place finish at the 2007 Reno Volleyball Festival.

Appleman on Katie: "Katie was an important member of our back court as a freshman. I will rely on her as one of our toughest servers. She will also have more opportunities to show what she is capable of as a hitter this season."

Getting to Know Katie

Favorite Quote: "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi
Your Theme Song: "Go Girl"
Biggest Inspiration: Anyone who has had to work for their success. I admire the underdog. I admire those people who aren’t always noticed first and aren’t always given an easy road.
Favorite Reality TV Show: "The Office"
Greatest Fear: Public humiliation
Pre-Match Superstition: There’s a sign in the hallway by the locker room that reads “Defense”. I have to jump up and touch it every time I go by.
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Signature Dance Move: Cheering on Cramm while she does "The Move".
People are surprised that you: can’t stand ice in my drinks.
Which of your teammates would make the best coach?: Any one of them. They’re all great leaders and teachers.
Why did you choose Yale?: I fell in love with Yale when I visited. Being here is not even a dream come true for me. It’s something that I never even thought I could dream about.