NAME: Katelyn Grimes
GRADUATING YEAR: 2021
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Part of 2019 state tournament
HEIGHT: 5'6"-125 lbs.
PARENTS: Todd & Nan
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "Jesus, my family, Coach Lisa Schaad."
FUTURE GOAL: Do well in college in sports & academics.
CHCA senior Katelyn Grimes is an all-star volleyball libero and outside hitter who started her impressive high school varsity career as a freshman. That year, she had 114 kills, 272 digs and 39 assists and was named second-team all-Miami Valley Conference-Scarlet Division.
Her success continued her sophomore year, when she helped the team go
an undefeated 16-0 in league play and won the MVC Scarlet championship,
finishing 23-2 as district runners-up. She logged 161 kills, 180 digs (2nd in
MVC), 92 service aces (2nd in MVC) and was named MVC Co-Player of the
Year, Cincinnati Div. III-IV Player of the Year and third team all-state Div. III.
Last season as a junior, Katelyn led the Lady Eagles a 21-7 record, an MVC Scarlet
championship, a regional championship, and a semifinals' appearance in the Ohio state
tournament, the first such appearance in school history. Her 425 digs and
107 service aces led the MVC and she was MVC Scarlet Player of the Year,
Cincinnati Div. III-IV Player of the Year, SWO District Player of the Year Div.
III and was 2nd team all-Ohio Div. III.
She has helped lead this season's team to another strong performance - 15-7 over all
and an undefeated 10-0 in league play with a fifth straight MVC Scarlet championship.
In 73 games played, she has 171 kills with 227 digs and 81 service aces.
Katelyn also plays for the Northern Kentucky Volleyball Tsunami Club. She has been named by the Cincinnati Enquirer as one of the top players to watch in 2020. A great student who is active in community service, Katelyn will play volleyball collegiately at the University of Central Florida. Her favorite athlete is Stanford volleyball libero Morgan Hentz, favorite entertainer is Elevation Worship, favorite book is The Grapes of Wrath, favorite movie is The Greatest Showman and most-like-to-meet is Ian Somerhalder or any Marvel person.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Katelyn exemplifies a CHCA 360 athlete encompassing faith values in her sport and classroom. Though Katelyn is a fierce competitor, her position of Libero is an example of her service and humility to her teammates. She has a very high volleyball IQ which makes her a standout on the court."
— Lisa Schaad, Volleyball Coach