Hill (Portland, Ore./Portland Christian HS), a sophomore middle blocker, had a team-high 4.22 kills along with a remarkable .519 hitting percentage (97-16-156) during the Waves' final five matches of the 2009 season (four of which were wins). She also averaged 0.78 blocks and 4.72 points in 23 sets.
She had at least 14 kills in each match and had 20 or more in three of the five matches, including a career-high 23 in the finale at San Francisco. She hit no worse than .421 in any of the five matches, was over .500 in three of them with a .594 (22-3-32) performance against Gonzaga.
Her big finish helped her to a .425 hitting percentage for the year, which ranks fifth in the country.
Hill was named to the All-WCC first team this season, and was the WCC Freshman of the Year in 2008 as well as an All-WCC honorable mention selection. For the 2009 season, she averaged 3.01 kills and 0.72 blocks.
Pepperdine concluded its regular season with a 16-11 overall record and in third place in the WCC with a 9-5 mark.