She wanted to party like it was 1999. And the late artist formerly known as Prince would be proud because junior Katelyn Dillon did much more than that. In fact, had a party all month on the volleyball court. Dillon not only broke the Oak Lawn Community High School record for single-season kills that was originally set in 1999, but she also earned Lincoln-Way Central All-Tournament honors, All-South Suburban Conference Red honors, and eventually claimed the team’s Most Valuable Player Award.
Acknowledging these accomplishments, the OLCHS Athletic Department named Dillon as the Spartan Athlete of the Month for October. She had 118 kills with a .482 kill percentage and .216 hitting efficiency during the month. She added 12 blocks and 95 digs with a .910 serve percentage and 10 aces. It was simply an exceptional month on the court. She finished the year with 303 kills, which now stands as the new school record.
“She is a player who takes command of a match and maintains a competitive intensity that motivates her teammates,” said head coach Kathleen Miller. “Kate was awarded the team MVP honor and will continue to serve in her role as a two-year team captain.”
There is not much time for Dillon to slow down, however, as the girls basketball season is already underway, and she is a key factor of success for the Spartans and coach Mark Sevedge as well.