Volleyball - Thu, Jul. 1, 2010
It has been a long path to Georgetown College, but Caitlyn Kogge is definitely excited about being a Tiger.Entering her senior year of high school, the now junior-to-be was on a path to play Big East basketball, but a torn ACL saw those offers dissipate. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker instead received a volleyball scholarship to NCAA Division II Bryant University in Rhode Island. In her freshman season, Kogge helped the Bulldogs to a 32-13 record, an undefeated Northeast Conference Championship and an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Despite coming off the bench, she was still among the team leaders in total blocks and blocks per game. However, her freshman year also saw her parents move to Kentucky and a second knee injury.
Wanting to be closer to family, Kogge transferred to NCAA Division I Eastern Kentucky University, where she was granted a medical redshirt for the 2008 season. Upon receiving clearance in the spring of 2009, Kogge spent the spring season with the Colonels before sustaining yet another medical setback. This injury would steal another year from her, but her passion for the game never diminished. Kogge began to look for other schools that might give her a chance to showcase her abilities, and that is where Georgetown Head Coach Nick Griffin
"Caitlyn has had a tough road over the past few years, but I am happy to give her this opportunity. Her determination to make it through all of these injuries shows a lot about her drive and her character. I also know that whenever something is taken from you, you appreciate everything that much more."
Now she is ready to don the Orange & Black and do whatever it takes to help the team.