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Caitlyn Dillard
Caitlyn Dillard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lancaster, Pa.

High School:
Conestoga Valley H.S.

Last College:
Cayuga C.C. (N.Y.)

Height:
5-5

Position:
G

11/28/2011

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Men's and women's basketball in action, volleyball to face UCLA in first round of NCAA Tournament

11/21/2011

HAWK TALK - A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Volleyball claims first-ever MEAC title, bowling finishes fourth at Hawk Classic

11/21/2011

LADY HAWKS LOSE CLOSE DEFENSIVE BATTLE TO CANISIUS

UMES FALLS IN LAST SECOND TO CANISIUS

11/17/2011

UMES FALLS SHORT IN THEIR BATTLE WITH THE DUKES

UMES FALLS TO JAMES MADISON 61-53

10/20/2011

MEET THE LADY HAWKS: The Locker Room Series with Amber Cook

Inside 2011-12 UMES Women's Basketball with Amber Cook

Batchelor on Dillard: "Caitlyn will make us better at the point guard spot immediately. Her ability to score, make plays for others as well as provide leadership on the floor will make us a much better team."

2010-11: Appeared in 19 games off the bench as a reserve point guard ... finished the season with 35 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists ... scored first point off free throw against Wake Forest (12/20) ... scored first basket against Canisius (12/28), finishing with three points and two boards ... earned season high eight points with three rebounds against Bethune-Cookman (3/5) ... scored seven points with five rebounds and two assists in MEAC Tournament game against Morgan State in Winston-Salem (3/9) ... named to Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

Junior College/High School/Club: Played two years at Cayuga Community College in New York ... Named an NJCAA Division III First Team All-American as a sophomore in 2009-10 ... Led the nation in scoring that season at 24.5 points per game ... Is Cayuga's all-time leading scorer (1,424 points) ... Also named NJCAA Region III Division III Player of the Year and Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year leading the Spartans to the Region III Finals ... As a freshman, she garnered NJCAA Third Team honors, leading the country in scoring (23.8 points per game) again ... Cayuga County legislature declared April 27, 2010 "Caitlyn Dillard Day" in her honor ... Attended Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa., playing four years of basketball ... Led team to state titles in 2005 and 2006 ... Graduated as Conestoga Valley's all-time leading scorer (1,716 points) ... Earned Lancaster/Lebanon League All-Star in 2007 ... Named to Buck Skins Classic All-Tournament Team for four years and MVP in three straight years ... Played AAU basketball for York Unity in York, Pa. ... Led team in scoring ... Under-11 team finished 13th in tournament in Indiana.

Personal: Born Dec. 1, 1988 in Lancaster, Pa. ...Daughter of Danita and Willie Dillard ... Has one sister, Courtenay and one brother Gary Thomas ... Major is Criminal Justice ... Had perfect attendance for two years of high school ... Best sports moment is leading Conestoga Valley to a section championship for the first time in 15 years in 2005 ... Most influential person is her mom, she schooled her on life's lessons and practiced what she preached ... Best non-athletic achievement is not succumbing to peer pressure ... Upon graduation, she plans to play overseas and become a state police officer ... Best advice received is "Keep Go hard or go home!" ... Hobbies include family outings, the beach and amusement parks ... Favorite book is The Coldest Winter Ever ... Favorite movie is "Love and Basketball" ... Personal goal for the season is to lead the team in assists ... Personal athletic goal before graduation is to be the best defensive player.

DILLARD'S CAREER STATISTICS (UMES)

Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds Scoring
Season GP-GS Min/Avg fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast to blk stl pts avg
2010-11 19-0 194/10.2 9-43 .209 3-13 .231 14-24 .583 7 17 24 1.3 6 0 10 21 1 9 35 1.8

TOTAL 19-0 194/10.2 9-43 .209 3-13 .231 14-24 .583 7 17 24 1.3 6 0 10 21 1 9 35 1.8

Career Highs (UMES)
Points: 8 (vs. Bethune-Cookman in Durham, N.C., Mar. 5, 2011)
Rebounds: 5 (vs. Morgan State in MEAC Tournament, Mar. 9, 2011)
Steals: 2 (twice, last: @ Hampton, Jan. 31, 2011)
Assists: 2 (three times, last: vs. Morgan State in MEAC Tournament, Mar. 9, 2011)
Blocks: 1 (vs. Long Island, Dec. 8, 2011)
Minutes: 20 (twice, last: vs. Morgan State in MEAC Tournament, Mar. 9, 2011)