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Katie Di Gregorio
Discipline for Recruitment: Women’s Indoor Volleyball
Height: 5′ 6″
Spike Touch: 8′ 9.5″
Block Touch: 8′ 1″
Standing Reach: 6′ 9.5″
Wingspan: 5′ 1″
2023/24 Indoor Season:
Nov 4-5th – 17U Girls Provincial Cup
Dec 2nd – 17U Girls Challenge Cup
Feb 4th – 17U Girls McGregor Cup
March 3-4th – 17U Girls Grand Prix
2018-2023 (12U - 17U)
-Ontario Provincial 16U D1T1 Bronze Medalist
-Ontario Provincial 17U D1T1 5th place
-Toronto July 22nd 16U Premier Gold Medalist
-Toronto July 16th 17U Premier Gold Medalist
-Toronto/Cobourg 17U Premier 2x Silver Medalist
*Canadian National 15U D1T1 Bronze Medalist
*Ontario Provincial 16U D1T1 Bronze Medalist
*Ontario Provincial 15U D1T1 Bronze Medalist
2022/2023 - Jr. Volleyball Team, Setter, Conference Finalists, MVP Award
2021/2022 - Jr. Volleyball Team, Setter, Conference Finalists
2021/2022 - Track and Field 400m
Track and Field 400m, 2021-2022
Malvern Collegiate Institute, Toronto, ON
Class of 2025
Grade 9 Highest Average Award (2022)
Grade 9 Science, Geography, and Exploring Technologies Award (2022)
Honour Roll (2022 and 2023)
My programs of interest are Health Science and Engineering
2023 - Ontario Volleyball Association 16U Provincials Award of Excellence
2023 - Jr. Girls Volleyball MVP Award
SickKids Foundation, 2022-2023 - Lead organiser of the annual SickKids Boardwalk Bake Sale Fundraiser
Malvern Collegiate Institute, 2022-2023 - Peer tutor for Gr. 9 Math, Science and Geography
Grace Pascoe Care Centre, 2023 - Volunteer in Food Bank, hand out food and help others in any way I can
Leaside Volleyball Club, 2021 - Assistant Coach, assisted running drills and provided support for athletes
Student Council Secretary, 2023 - Contribute in organising school events and document meeting information
Malvern Medicine Co-President, 2023 - Lead science labs and organise guest speakers in the medical field for Malvern Collegiate Institute
Head Organiser of The Giving Tree Food Drive, Malvern CI, 2022 - helped organise and promote the food drive, collected over 200 non-perishable food items that was donated to Grace Pascoe Care Centre Food Bank
2018 - 2023 (12U - 17U)
2022-2023 - Leaside Bolts 16U, libero
-4th in Ontario Provincial Championships D1T1
-5th in Canadian National Championships D1T1
-3rd at Provincial Cup, premier
2021-2022 - Leaside Bolts 15U, right-side/defensive specialist
-Canadian National Bronze Medalist D1T1
-Ontario Provincial Bronze Medalist D1T1
-Bugarski Cup Silver Medalist, premier
-McGregor Cup Silver Medalist, premier
Five words you can use to describe yourself as a high performance athlete.
Five words you can use to describe yourself off your field of play.
Describe how you work in a team.
On and off the volleyball court, I am always trying my best to be the best teammate I can be by supporting, encouraging, and uplifting my teammates. I push my teammates and myself to work our hardest and push our limits. When it is game time, I am fired up and determined to succeed, and this positive attitude helps myself and teammates play our best. As the loudest player on the court, I am always communicating with my teammates on and off the court, and doing my part in helping my team succeed in achieving our goals.
Athletic highlights and how you felt when you received them:
An unforgettable athletic highlight that I earned with my indoor team was when we won a D1T1 bronze medal at the 15U Canadian Indoor National Championships in 2022. This was such an honour to have finished off the season on the podium with my best friends, but I also felt unsatisfied because I know that we have even more potential. Another unforgettable moment I had was winning bronze in D1T1 15U 2022 Canadian Beach National Championships with my partner Amelie. Having all of my hard work pay off on the podium truly is an amazing feeling, but I’m hungry to do even better.
What are your interests outside of sports? Why do you like them?
My interests outside of sports mostly lie in academics, as I love math and science. I pursue this love for math and science as the Co-Leader of Malvern Medicine, my schools medical club, as well as by studying for upcoming international math contests and by tutoring math and science through my school. I also love hanging out with my friends and family because we are always there for each other and always have a good laugh. Additionally, I love reading, journaling and volunteering at a local food bank.
Who are your role models and why?
My biggest role models are my mom and dad because they have taught me how to be caring, kind, and everything that makes me who I am. I look up to them in every way and I love them so much. My other role models are Melissa Humana-Peredes; a Canadian beach volleyball world champion, as well as Kat Georgiadis; a Team Canada libero. Both of these amazing people have inspired me to pursue my dreams of making it to the next level.
Involvement in other sports or extracurricular. Why is it important for you?
Being involved in other sports and extracurriculars has made me a well-rounded student-athlete and person. Participating in school clubs, such as Engineering Club, co-leading Malvern Medicine, and being Secretary on Student Council is giving me an opportunity to learn and be a leader. Volunteering weekly at my local Food Bank, Grace Pascoe Care Centre, is also really important to me because helping those in need is such an amazing way to make a difference in peoples’ lives. Additionally, tutoring Grade 9 Math and Science is important to me because it is a great way for me to share my knowledge with students looking for help.
Academic highlights and how you felt when you received them?
An academic highlight of mine was receiving the Grade 9 Highest Average Award, as well as the Grade 9 Science, Geography and Exploring Technologies Award. It was a great feeling to be awarded for all of my hard work, but my academic journey is just beginning and I’m going to continue to push myself to my limits.
What program would you like to attend in school?
The programs that I would like to attend in school are Health Science or Engineering. Although I can see myself having an amazing career in both fields, I am still deciding which path is best for me.
How do you envision your school life in college/university?
I envision my school life in University to involve learning and giving my all in school. It also involves being on the varsity volleyball team, which includes morning weightlifting, evening practices and playing games at my highest level. I envision my teammates becoming some of my closest friends, and I will make time to call my family and friends from home. Although it seems challenging to balance academics and varsity volleyball, I know I can do hard things and in my eyes, it is worth it because I love playing volleyball.