11 - Kate Uitti
Kate Uitti
Title: Tri-Captain
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pinckney, Mich.
High School: Pinckney
Position: S
2008 ~ Uitti served as the team’s captain for the second consecutive season… Uitti climbed up the all-time assist leaders list as she collected a team-high 645 assists, improving to 2,653 career assists, second only to Stacey Barnett (3,977)… Led the team in assists per game with 7.87… Ranked sixth in the America East Conference in total assists… Uitti played in 82 games and 24 matches, including 17 starts… Compiled the third-best dig total on the team with 144, while tallying 20 kills and 17 blocks… Had two 50-plus assists efforts, 51 against UMBC on Nov. 2 and a season-high 52 assists against rival Maine in a 3-2 win on Oct. 26… Uitti was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

2007 ~
Uitti, who served as a tri-captain during the 2007 season, improved on a standout freshman season with an impressive sophomore season... An America East All-Conference second team selection, she registered a career-high 1,139 assists this year, a total that ranks fifth best all-time in single season campaigns... Uitti, a three-time America East Setter of the Week (Sept. 4, 17 & Oct. 22), ranked second in the conference in assists at 11.8 apg... Uitti had five 60-plus assist efforts during the year including a career-high 78 assists in a dramatic 3-2 win over Syracuse on Sept. 15 at the UNH tournament... Uitti tallied career highs in kills with 60, hitting percentage at .221, aces with 28, digs with 203 and blocks with 44 during the 2007 season...Her impressive season adds to her career as she now ranks second all-time in career assists with a total of 2,008... Uitti was also an America East Academic Honor Roll member for the second-straight year.

2006 ~
Uitti was the Wildcats’ starting setter playing in 24 matches and 83 games starting in 19 matches for the team...She registered 852 assists, 40 kills, 197 digs and 29 blocks...She was an America East Second Team All-Conference selection and she was a one of four Wildcats on the America East All-Rookie Team...Uitti ranked fourth among America East setters with 10.27 assists per game, while her 11.41 assists per game in league play was also fourth best...She registered a career-high 68 assists on Nov. 11 vs. Binghamton at Lundholm Gym...Uitti totaled 40+ assists 11 times and had 50+ assists on six occasions... Uitti amassed 10+ digs in 10 matches, which included a career-high 17 digs on Nov. 5 vs. Maine...Uitti had 28 assists and 13 digs in her first collegiate match vs. St. John’s on Aug. 25 at the Fairfield Tournament...She earned America East Setter of the Week honors on Oct. 9 and she was the America East Rookie of the Week on Nov. 6...Uitti was honored for her efforts in the classroom and was named to the America East Academic Honor Roll in the spring.

Before UNH ~ Uitti played for Janet Hinz at Pinckney High School and played club for Eastern Volleyball Academy, where she helped her team qualify for the 2005 Junior Olympic Nationals…She was named MVP on her 17-1 team at Eastern Volleyball Academy and at the Central Michigan University Team Camp in 2005…Was selected to the KVC 1st Team in 2005… Named University of Michigan All-Tournament Team, All-Region, and Second Team Kensington Valley Conference in 2004, and Honorable Mention KVC in 2003… She also lettered in track, basketball and cross country at Pinckney High School.

Personal ~ Born February 2, 1988 in Ann Arbor, Michigan…Daughter of Stan Uitti and Robyn Acker…Has not declared a major.

UITTI'S CAREER STATISTICS

 
Year MP GP K PCT A SA DG BLK
2006 24 83 40 .121 852 14 197 29
2007 28 98 60 .221 1156 28 203 44
2008 24 82 20 .062 642 18 144 17
TOTALS 76 263 120 .151 2,653 60 544 90
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