Kalehua  Katagiri
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Kalehua Katagiri

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kaneohe, HI

High School:
Kamehameha (Kaplama)

Last College:
Washington University (St. Louis)

Height:
5-7

Position:
L/DS

08/02/2017

Total of 153 Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Saints Cap Another Banner Year in the Classroom

05/22/2017

Record Tying 11 Student Athletes Named 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

Scott Kim Previously Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Semifinalist

12/07/2016

Sericolo and Katagiri Named November Student Athletes of the Month

Sydney Sericolo and Kalehua Katagiri Take Siena Monthly Award

11/19/2016

MAAC Tournament Central - #5 Siena vs. #1 Fairfield (2PM )

Volleyball Faces #1 Fairfield in the Semifinals

11/19/2016

Saints Eliminated From MAAC Tournament

Volleyball Falls 3-1 to #1 Fairfield

11/27/2016

Women's Volleyball Senior Day vs. Manhattan (11/6/16)

Women's Volleyball Senior Day vs. Manhattan (11/6/16)

09/20/2016

Women's Volleyball vs. Canisius (9/18/16)

Women's Volleyball vs. Canisius (9/18/16)

08/23/2016

2016 Siena Volleyball Picture Day

2016 Siena Volleyball Picture Day

10/24/2015

Siena Volleyball vs Marist

Photos from Siena's 3-1 win over Marist (10/17/15)

09/17/2015

Volleyball Picture Day

Volleyball Picture Day

GENERAL:
  • Transfer from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Exceptional defensive player who comes in ready to contribute immediately
  • Serves at high percentage with great movement
  • Versatile enough to play any backrow position, fortifying what already was top defensive unit
  • continues tradition of Hawaiian players in the program

2015
  • Two-time MAAC Libero of the Week and one ECAC Libero of the Week award
  • One of four players to appear in all 29 matches
  • Led the team with 523 digs for a 4.84 digs per set average
  • Second on team with 62 assists and 23 service aces
  • Season-high 31 digs vs. Canisius (11/7)
  • Had 12 matches where she recorded 20 or more digs
  • Recorded 25 double-digit dig matches

2014 at Washington University:
  • Tallied 673 digs (third on program's all-time single-season charts) on her way to earning AVCA All-America Honorable Mention and First Team All-Central Region honors
  • Received First Team All-UAA honors
  • Three-time UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week
  • Academic All-UAA selection
  • Helped Washington to a 35-win season and the Regional Finals of the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2014

2013 at Washington University:
  • Led team with 547 digs, which ranked ninth on Washington U.'s all-time single-season list
  • Tallied a season-high 39 digs, the second-highest single-match total in school history, in a win at Brandeis (11/8)
  • Finished third on the team with 106 assists and added 25 aces while leading the team with a .973 serving percentage
  • Made just 14 service reception errors on 501 attempts for a .972 serve reception percentage
  • Named to the WU Invitational All-Tournament team and selected as the UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week Oct. 14

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Full name is Kalehua Tayler Hiroe Katagiri
  • Daughter of Robert and Kanoe Katagiri
  • Older brother Tyler attended University of Hawaii. Also has younger brother (Makalii) and sister (Kahili)
  • Enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends when not on the court or in the classroom
  • Chose Siena for a "new East-coast experience"
  • Active in community: Volunteer at Enchanted Lake Physical Therapy in Kailua, HI (May 2015), Special Olympics Volunteer in St. Louis, MO (April 2015), Books and Basketball Mentoring Program at Shaw High School St. Louis, MO (March 2014), Cook at Church of the Crossroads (May 2013)

COACH PIERRE SAYS:
    "Kalehua's numbers speak for themselves: 39 digs in a match, 673 for the season. I'm just happy to have her on my side of the net."

GETTING TO KNOW KALEHUA:

    Nickname: Hua
    Major: Psychology
    Instagram handle: kalehuak27
    What I like most about Siena:Balance between athletics and academics
    What I like most about Siena volleyball:My teammates, of course What I like most about coach Pierre: He cares about his players
    Other Siena sports I follow: I'll support all the sports teams
    My goal for the upcoming season: Enjoy my last year
    My biggest fears are:Jellyfish
    My hobbies are: Going to the beach
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Tahiti
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring:swimsuit
    My biggest fan: Kui and my family
    My before game routine: Get lots of sleep
    Best advice I have ever received: Do what makes you happy
    Person I look up to the most: My older brother, Tyler
    Three words that describe me: Hawaii, happy and passionate
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Channing Tatum of course
    Sport/position I always wanted to try: Gymnastics
    When I'm not playing, you can find me:With my roomies
    My dream job: Physical Therapist
    If I could have any pet, I would have: A koala bear
    My dream car: Any car as long as it's fast
    Future Plans: Go to grad school for physical therapy, and then work back in Hawaii

    Favorites

    TV show: Grey's Anatomy
    Vacation spot:Anywhere in Hawaii
    Color: Pink
    Website: stumble upon
    Flavor of ice cream: cookies and cream
    App: Instagram
    Animal: Dolphin
    Food: Mangoes
    Movie: Spectacular Now
    Song: All of Sam Smith's songs
    Actor/Actress: Patrick Dempsey
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