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Illini volleyball’s Katie Stadick cements herself as defensive stopper

Illinois’ Katie Stadick (left) and Jocelynn Birks block a hit from Maryland during the game at Huff Hall on Sept. 26. Stadick was named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the second-straight week.

October 29, 2014

In a conference dominated by defense, the Illinois volleyball team’s defensive anchor is starting to hit her stride. Middle blocker Katie Stadick has stepped into the starting lineup this season and flourished as a defensive middle blocker while continuing to make strides as an offensive player. T...