Shoreline girl has an amazing senior year of high school

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Kallin Spiller, left, at signing ceremony

Kallin Spiller, a resident of the Hillwood neighborhood in Shoreline, will be graduating from Lakeside School in Seattle on June 8 with a GPA of 3.78.

Kallin is the daughter of Gina Gerking Spiller of Shoreline and Sam Spiller of Camano Island and big brother to 12 year old Justin who attended Syre and is now also at Lakeside.

Her amazing year started when she earned double scholarships to D1 Seattle University for Fall 2017 to play BOTH volleyball and basketball.

She will start her college athletic career in August, by traveling with her Seattle U basketball team to play in Amsterdam and Paris.

 Kallin, who is 6'3" tall, had a senior year filled with sports honors.

In volleyball:
  • Selected by her coach to be volleyball team Captain
  • Led Lakeside to win their first ever State 3A Volleyball Championship
  • Selected WIAA State 3A Volleyball Tournament Most Valuable Player 2016
  • Led Lakeside to win the SeaKing District Volleyball Championship
  • Led Lakeside to win the Metro League Volleyball Championship
  • Selected Metro League Volleyball Most Valuable Player 2016
  • Selected as Seattle Star Times Volleyball Player 2016 - photo 
  • Selected Lakeside School "Committed Athlete"
In basketball:
  • Basketball team Captain
  • Metro League Basketball Most Valuable Player 2016-17
  • Broke Lakeside School Record for Career Rebounds (1203)
  • First Lakeside Girls basketball player to exceed 1,000 career points (over 1400)
  • Tied Lakeside School Record for Blocks in a Game (6)
  • Averaged 18.6 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game in 2016-17. Led Metro 3A League in Rebounds and was 2nd in scoring and blocks (From Max Preps).
  • WIAA Athlete of the Week (Week 19 Jan 2017)
  • Selected to play in the WSGBCA 3A Senior All-State Basketball Game 2017.

Kallin will be at Seattle U in the fall
Selected to play in the  2017 Oregon vs. Washington All-Star Basketball Game (Merritt Truax Memorial Northwest Shootout), she had 10 rebounds, 7 points, 3 blocks and 1 assist and played more minutes than any other Washington All-Star. Box Score 

She was selected as an Athletics 101 Metro League Scholar Athlete and was honored with a luncheon at the Washington Athletic Club. 

Lakeside Athletic Director, Chris Hartley wrote to Kallin and other Lakeside honorees.

"Congratulations to each of you. Your accomplishments in the classrooms of Lakeside and in competitions as athletes have been note-worthy. Your work as true student-athletes has been outstanding. 
Please know, though, that this award recognizes more than wins, great test scores, or well-written papers. 
"You have been selected for this award because of who you are and how you carry yourselves. You have made your teams better because of your willingness to be generous and caring teammates. You have inspired your peers with your dedicated efforts in and out of season. And, you have lived the mission of the school, without fail."

Kallin also had a great year for academics and activities

She was a National Merit Scholar Honorable Mention. She was founder and head of the Native American Student Alliance. She was head of her "house" at Lakeside and selected as Chairman of the House Assembly Committee. She was voted as "Most Spirited" of her senior class. She served as a Community Discussion Facilitator.

She was Stage Manager for several theatrical productions at her school.

She traveled to Nicaragua for 30 days last summer for a Global Service Learning project through her school. She spent that amazing month building solar panels and tutoring children in several remote villages in a Spanish immersion program.

Her mom Gina is very proud of her accomplished daughter.
"She is a committed scholar-athlete and a wonderful example of a young woman who works hard to make her dreams come true! We are looking forward to celebrating her accomplishments as she graduates from high school in the class of 2017 and continues to represent at Seattle U for the next 5 years!"

Kallin herself is looking to the future.
As the days continue to count down, I grow more and more excited to become a Redhawk and to begin my career, and studies, at Seattle U. The last four years have been incredible, and they've been filled with memories that I will never forget. 
As sad as I am to see my time in high school come to a close, I know that this is just the beginning of a new adventure. 


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