2011 Volleyball
Overall CCAC Streak Home Away Neutral
18-17 (.514) 7-5 (.583) Lost 1 4-3 7-8 7-6
 Scarlet Hawk Profile 
#7 Kayla Heller
Kayla Heller Image
Height: 6-0
Class: SR
Position: MB
Hometown: Dixon, IL
Previous School: Dixon High School

Major: Applied Mathematics

Junior (2010): All-CCAC second team…Appeared in all 36 matches and 136 sets… Finished second on team in kills with 306, good enough for tenth in the conference…Recorded career-best 47 aces and 75 digs…Ranked first among her teammates in total blocks with 115 including 40 solos…Rated ninth in conference for aces per game with 0.34…Posted double-digits kills in 11 matches…Set career-high hitting percentage against St. Xavier (Sept. 21) with an impressive .609 (15-for-23) clip…Tied season-high kills against Iowa Wesleyan (Sept. 10) and St. Xavier (Sept. 21)…Established career-high 10 aces against Trinity International (Sept. 7)…Registered career-high digs against St. Ambrose (Aug. 27) with 12…CCAC all-academic…

Sophomore (2009): All-CCAC honorable mention team…Appeared in all 37 matches and 134 sets…finished with 279 kills, good for third among her teammates…Contributed 38 aces and 64 digs…Ranked first on team in total blocks with 94 including 36 solos…Registered double-digit kills in seven matches…Connected at a season best .571 clip (10 for 14) against Walsh (Sept. 5)…Tallied career-high 16 kills against Calumet St. Joseph (Nov. 4)…recorded season-high seven digs against Buena Vista (Oct. 9)…Posted a season-high nine aces against Cornerstone (Oct. 17)…Established season-high 4 solo-blocks twice against Viterbo (Sept. 25) and Wartburg (Oct. 10)…

Freshman (2008): Appeared in 31 matches as a true freshman…Posted 104 kills and 43 total blocks…Established career-high .625 hitting percentage (10-for-16) and season-high 10 kills against Goshen College (Sept. 6)...Registered career-high 8 blocks in matches against Walsh (Sept. 5) and University of Chicago (Oct. 8)…Awarded Illinois Tech Volleyball Best Newcomer

Dixon High School: Earned seven varsity letters in her high school career…Lettering twice in volleyball, twice in basketball, twice in soccer, and once in track and field…An all-conference and MVP volleyball standout as a senior …Earned MVP in basketball her senior year…Claimed a spot on the all-academic team during her junior and senior seasons…Named captain of her basketball team senior year…Involved in National Honors Society, Key Club, and Student Council…

Club Ball: Spent two years at Club Fusion- Freeport…Spent two years at React-Oregon.

Personal: Kayla Elizabeth Heller…Daughter of Kurt and Susan Swanson; Scott and Jen Heller…Six siblings Courtney 28, Nicole 25, Taylor 23, Kristen 15, Jordan 14, and Alexis 13.

 2011 Volleyball Roster 
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Samantha RichmondSOOPP/S5-7Bolingbrook, ILMontini Catholic HS
3Roma MirutenkoSOOH5-10Hawthorn Woods, ILLake Forest Academy
5Taylor DumanFRMB6-1Walled Lake, MIWalled Lake Central HS
6Samandy FulgenceSOMB5-10St. Lucia, CaribbeanSt. Joseph's Convent Secondary Scho
7Kayla HellerSRMB6-0Dixon, ILDixon High School
9Shea ManleyFROPP/S5-10White Lake, MIInternational Academy
10Chrissy KorperJRDS5-9Orange County, CASage Hill School
11Brittany MeadSODS5-5Darien, ILHinsdale South HS
12Mariska VandenberghJRMB6-0Pleasant Prarie, WITremper HS
14Kate KendallSOOH5-8Naperville, ILNeuqua Valley HS
15Rebecca WilsonSOOH6-2Macomb, MIEisenhower HS
18Rebecca BogradJRS5-11Lemont, ILLemont HS
Jacqui Gatt - Head Coach - 1st season
Jessica Gregory - Assistant Coach - 1st season