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High School: Played volleyball at Ward Melville (N.Y.) High School in East Setauket for coach Charles Fernandez... Served as team captain as a senior in 2009... Helped lead the Patriots to a New York State Championship in 2006, two Long Island Championships in 2006 and 2007, three county championships from 2006-2008 and an undefeated league season in 2007... Received all-county accolades as a junior in 2008 and a senior in 2009... Named to the all-county tournament team in 2009... Awarded Matt Doran Heart and Soul Scholarship... Played club volleyball for The Island Volleyball Academy under coach Rick Cole... Outstanding student who was a member of the national honor society.
Personal: Full name is Kathryn Marie Dircks... Daughter of Donna and Dave Dircks... Has an older sister, Samantha (20) and a younger brother, James (12)... Born in Stony Brook, N.Y.