8 Katey Thompson
8 Katey Thompson
Height: 6-1
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif
High School: Newport Harbor HS
Position: MB

In her first year as a Gaucho, Katey recorded 46 kills in 40 sets ... She recorded a .245 hitting percentage and a 1.15 kill per set average ... She also tallied 18 digs on the year... On Sept 18, Katey's eight kills helped the Gauchos defeat San Diego State ... She also had seven kills against New Mexico on Sep 11 ... Totaled 27 total blocks (one solo).

High School
Earned three varsity letters at Newport Harbor High under coach Dan Glenn ... Helped lead the Sailors to California state title in 2009 ... Team also captured Sunset League title, CIF title and Southern Region crown ... Katey was named MVP of Sunset League as well as All-CIF and All-State as a middle blocker ... Was the Player of the Year in Orange County ... As a junior she was an All-Orange County selection ... Was named MVP of the Dream Team in both her junior and senior seasons ... Against Dos Pueblos on Dec. 2, 2009 she had 25 kills in 30 attempts with no errors ... Helped lead team to Sunset League crown as a sophomore ... Also played basketball and was on the track and field team ... Was a Second Team Sunset League selection in basketball.

Played six years for coach Travis Turner with the Orange County Volleyball Club.

Katelyn Thompson was born on April 3, 1992 in Newport Beach, Calif. to parents John and Garnet ... Has four siblings - Kelly, 20, Kasey, 16, Torey, 15 and Tristen, 15 ... Calls winning the CIF and state titles as a senior in high school her most memorable achievement ... Favorite movie is "We Are Marshall" ... Nicholas Sparks is her favorite author ... Favorite book is "Dear John" ... Enjoys listening to music by Florence and the Machines as well as Ellie Goulding ... Favorite TV show is "Bones" ... Enjoys playing beach volleyball in her free time ... Was also recruited by UC Irvine, Santa Clara, UC Davis and St. Mary's.