AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Played in 18 sets during her rookie season with the Panthers...recorded 22 kills as a middle hitter in 10 matches...started the Youngstown State contest (Sept. 20) and posted 10 kills in the five set victory...stuffed 13 attempts on the season...had a season best five total blocks versus Maryland Eastern Shore on (Sept. 20)...recorded a solo block against both the Penguins and Seton Hall.
Led Santa Monica High School to the 2008 CIF Division III AA High School Championships where her team finished second...named a Marlborough All-Tournament Team selection for the 2006 and 2007 seasons...a 2007 Torrance All-Tournament Team honoree...served as team captain in 2007...three-time All-Ocean League First Team member...garnered All-Ocean League Most Outstanding and All-CIF First Team honors in 2008...five-year member of the Sunshine Volleyball Club that took third place at the 2006 National Division Tournament...selected to the Southern California High Performance Global Challenge...also an All-Ocean League high jumper, triple jumper, long jumper, and 110 meter hurdler.
Born August 22, 1991...daughter of Don Katona and Karen Heard...majoring in Pre-Medicine... Resides with Karen Heard and Stuart Schurmann
Katona's Career Highs
vs. Tulane (9-4-10)
Service Aces: 1
Solo Blocks: 1
Block Assists: 5
vs. Maryland Eastern-Shore (9-20-09)
Total Blocks: 5