A strong passer who will battle for a starting spot as a defensive specialist. Could receive even more playing time in 2002 due to the new Libero rule.
2001: Primarily a defensive specialist ... an early season illiness limited her to only 15 matches and 46 games ... had season-high 13 digs vs SMS (9/22) and 10 digs vs Tenn.-Martin (9/25) in consecutive matches ... had a career-high five aces at Oregon St. (9/1) ... finished with 76 digs (1.65 per game), 16 aces (.35 per game) and 10 assists ... added seven kills.
2000: Added depth off the bench ... played in 30 matches and 80 of 102 games ... came close to her first kill-dig double-double performance with a career best 9 kills, 25 attempts, 16 digs and two blocks against Austin Peay at the Conference Challenge tournament (9/16) in Lexington, Kentucky ... added 10 digs against Bradley (11/10) ... finished fifth with 14 aces ... added eight assists ... totaled 75 digs (.94 average), 15 kills and three blocks.
High School: Four year starter who led her squad to two state championships, one district title and a second place finish at the 1999 state tournament as the team's captain ... named the Kalamazoo Gazette's Prep Star ... an all-conference choice and Kalamazoo Gazette Prep Star swimmer as a senior, finishing 14th at state ... a National Honor Society member ... awarded as both a Binet-Brith and Meap Scholar Recipient.
Personal: Majoring in animal science... born June 25, 1982 in Elmhurst, Ill. ... one of nine players honored at the Saluki Scholars Academic Banquet for a 3.50 GPA or better in the 2001 Fall or Spring semester ... member of the Dean?s List last spring ... carries a 3.83 GPA ... has two sisters, Tracy and Christina ... daughter of Ceaser and Phyllis Ciucci.