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NORTHWESTERN KATE NOBILIO

BRITTANI GRAY

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SABEL MOFFETT

R E C R U I T I N G

ARIEL BAXTERBECK

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TABLE OF CONTENTS WILDCAT VOLLEYBALL • 2-8

2008 in review • 34-36

Quick Facts............................................ 2 Media Information.................................. 2 2009 Season Preview......................... 4-5 Coach Chan’s Thoughts........................ 5 Wildcats’ Italian Trek........................... 6-7 Welsh-Ryan Arena................................. 8

2008 Season Review...................... 34-35 2008 Results........................................ 34 2008 Single-Match Highs.................... 34 2008 Season Leaders......................... 35 2008 Overall Statistics......................... 36 2008 Big Ten Statistics........................ 36 2008 Big Ten Standings....................... 36

2009 WILDCATS • 10-26

WILDCAT history • 38-54

Head Coach Keylor Chan............... 10-11 Wildcat Assistant Coaches............. 12-13 2009 Wildcat Roster............................ 14 2009 Seniors.................................. 15-17 2009 Juniors................................... 18-21 2009 Sophomores.......................... 22-24 2009 Freshmen.............................. 25-26 Support Staff........................................ 26

Individual Match Records............... 38-39 Individual Season Records.................. 40 Individual Career Records................... 41 Team Match Records........................... 42 Team Season Records........................ 43 Wildcat Honors.................................... 44 Wildcat Letterwinners.......................... 45 All-Time Series Records...................... 46 All-Time Coaching Records................. 47 Year-By-Year Results..................... 48-53 NCAA Tournament History................... 53 Program All-Time Leaders................... 54

2009 OPPONENTS • 28-32

THE UNIVERSITY • 56-64

Kentucky Classic................................. 28 IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational........... 28 Comfort Suites 49er Tournament......... 29 28th Annual Wildcat Classic................ 29 Big Ten Conference Opponents..... 30-32

This is Northwestern............................ 56 Schools of Northwestern..................... 57 President Morton O. Schapiro............. 58 Director of Athletics Jim Phillips........... 59 Academic Services.............................. 60 Athletic Excellence.............................. 61 Athletic Endowments........................... 62 My Kind of Town, Chicago................... 63 The Ultimate Sports Town................... 64

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quick facts/media information 2009 QUICK FACTS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Location.......................................Evanston, Ill. Founded................................................... 1851 Enrollment.............................................. 8,000 President........................... Morton O. Schapiro Dir. of Athletics and Recreation....... Jim Phillips Sr. Woman Administrator........ Noreen Morris Nickname............................................Wildcats Colors....................................Purple and White Conference.......................................... Big Ten Facility (Capacity)..... Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL FACTS Head Coach................................. Keylor Chan Alma Mater.............................. Florida, 1995 Record at NU............122-154 (10th season) Career Record.......... 140-169 (11th season) Assistant Coach......................Kirstine Jensen Alma Mater........................ Ohio State, 1997 Assistant Coach.......................... Aaron Smith Alma Mater....................... Penn State, 2007 Volleyball Office......................(847) 491-4638 2008 Overall Record......................8-23 (.258) 2008 Big Ten Record/Finish......2-18 (.100)/11th Letterwinners Returning/Lost................... 8/2 Starters Returning/Lost.................. 5+libero/1 First Season of Competition.................. 1976 Overall Record................................556-556-5 ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Asst. Dir./Volleyball Contact.... Rand Champion Office Phone........................(847) 467-3758 Cell Phone............................(847) 833-3220 Email.............. champion@northwestern.edu Fax........................................(847) 491-8818 Press Row............................(847) 491-8852 Athletic Communications Office Address Athletic Communications Northwestern University 1501 Central Street Evanston, IL 60208 Official Web Site....................... NUsports.com Asst. A.D. for Ath. Comm............... Mike Wolf Associate Director.................... Nick Brilowski Associate Director..................... Doug Meffley Assoc. Dir./Dir. of Publications..... Julie Dunn Assistant Director.................... Scott Hammer Director of New Media.................. Rob Coons Program Assistant..............Jocelyn Serranilla Photography......................Stephen J. Carrera Printing........................ Multi-Ad Services, Inc. Cover Design............... Multi-Ad Services, Inc.

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ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

PRESS ROW

Volleyball athletic communications are coordinated by assistant director Rand Champion. All interview, photo and other requests with coach Chan and his staff or any volleyball student-athletes need to be directed through him at (847) 467-3758. The Northwestern Athletic Communication offices are located on the first floor of Anderson Hall, which is directly northeast of Ryan Field.

Limited space for working media is available on press row during Northwestern home matches, so advance notice to the Athletic Communications office is appreciated. Space and a phone line will be reserved for visiting radio and sports information. Game notes and statistics will be available to all working media. Wireless internet is also available throughout Welsh-Ryan Arena. Contact Rand Champion to obtain a username and password or for any other in-match needs.

COACH/PLAYER AVAILABILITY Generally the best times for interviews with players and coaches are immediately before and after practices on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Practices are typically held mid-afternoons at Welsh-Ryan Arena during the season. Home or cell numbers of student-athletes will not be made available to members of the media and Northwestern student-athletes are instructed not to talk to media members who have not coordinated interviews through the Athletic Communications office. Post-match interviews will be conducted upon request 10 minutes following the conclusion of the match.

NUSPORTS.COM The official website of Northwestern Athletics is NUsports. com. Updated daily, the site includes NU’s volleyball weekly releases, game notes and other volleyball related information. Links to all of the other 18 Wildcat sports are provided and include schedules, player bios, history, school traditions and campus information.

CREDENTIALS Working media will need credentials to gain entry to Welsh-Ryan Arena. Season and single-game credentials are available by contacting Rand Champion at least 24 hours prior to the match. Media credential pick-up is located at the west ticket window in the Welsh-Ryan Arena lobby.

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2009 PREVIEW 2009 SEASON PREVIEW.................................................................................................4-5 HEAD COACH KEYLOR CHAN’S THOUGHTS.................................................................. 5 WILDCATS’ 2009 SPRING BREAK ITALIAN TREK..........................................................6-7 WELSH-RYAN ARENA......................................................................................................... 8


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in 2008, she already sits seventh all-time in program history with 2,310, and has been working closely with Chan in the off-season to instill some new options into the Wildcat offensive attack. Despite being moved to the outside, Shalter will step in as a back-up setter when needed.

s the 2009 volleyball season draws near, there is a feeling of anticipation in Evanston. Northwestern returns nearly its entire roster from 2008, giving the Wildcats one of their most experienced teams in head coach Keylor Chan’s tenure. Along with a pair of new assistant coaches and a re-energizing spring break trip to Italy in March, Chan and the ‘Cats are ready to get the 2009 campaign underway. “We’re ready to get out on that court in the fall,” Chan said. “We had a very good offseason and a lot of different girls really stepped up and made some major strides. We are going to have a good team this year, and I’m excited to see the girls live up to what they can be.”

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LIBERO/DEFENSIVE SPECIALISTS Perhaps the biggest strength of the 2009 Wildcats will be in the backcourt at the libero/ defensive specialist position. A great deal of that confidence comes from senior Kate Nobilio who enters the year as the program’s all-time digs leader (1,665). She has ranked among the nation’s leaders in digs in each of COACHES her previous three seasons as a Wildcat, and Chan returns for his 10th season at the will be looked to as the on-court leader for helm of the Wildcats with an overall record of Senior KATE NOBILIO became Northwestern’s all-time digs leader in the 2008 season finale against Illinois. She has ranked among the nation’s best Northwestern in 2009. 122-154 during his time at Northwestern. He Nobilio will have a trio of underclassis well within striking distance of an impressive in each of her first three seasons in Evanston. men looking to her to gain valuable insights. career milestone, as with an overall record of Freshman Susan Oxnard is one of the ’Cats’ Sophomore Mary Grace Gallagher should factor 140-169, Chan needs just 10 victories to reach 150 newest additions and will add some depth to an into the backcourt rotation this season after gaining in his head coaching career. already stacked position in the fall. some valuable playing time in the off-season. There will be a pair of new faces aiding Chan Chan also brought in a pair of freshmen to add on the Wildcat bench this season, with Kirstine MIDDLE BLOCKERS some depth to the position. Julie Chin is coming Jensen and Aaron Smith being brought in as NU’s Traditionally, the middle blocker position has been off an impressive career at nearby Naperville North new assistant coaches in the off-season. Jensen, a one of the strengths of the Northwestern program High School where she finished as the school’s allfour-year letterwinner for Ohio State, spent the past and this season should be no different. Redshirt time digs leader. Maria Turner will join the Wildcat three seasons as an assistant coach at Northern junior Sabel Moffett looks to anchor the Wildcats’ roster this fall and could also emerge as one of the Illinois. Smith, a 2007 graduate of Penn State, spent offensive attack after recording a career-best 280 team’s top serving threats. a year playing professional volleyball overseas kills with a .264 hitting percentage in 2008. She also before serving as the volunteer assistant coach at led the team in both solo blocks (22) and total blocks THE SCHEDULE Wake Forest last season. (115) and should continue to be a headache for NU As is typically the case, the Wildcats will face opponents. a challenging blend of both non conference and OUTSIDE HITTERS Junior Naomi Johnson has been moved back Big Ten Conference foes. The 2009 campaign gets The outside hitters will be the most experienced to the middle after filling in on the outside for the underway the last weekend in August with a battle position on the floor for the Wildcats in 2009 with past two seasons. Chan is looking for big things out of Wildcats in Lexington, Ky., as Northwestern faces four players returning that saw significant playing of Johnson as she returns to her natural position, SEC runner-up and NCAA tournament participant time last season. Senior Ariel Baxterback is comlooking to build on her Kentucky in the season ing off her best season in 2008, a year in which she career-best 153 kills in opener. NU also meets up recorded personal-highs in nearly every statisti2008. She also enters with Florida International cal category. Coming off a pair of knee injuries, the year needing just one and Western Carolina as Baxterbeck notched 133 kills and 23 blocks up front, block to reach 100 for her part of the Kentucky Clasand should be even more dangerous now that she Northwestern career. sic. is pain-free. Kathryn Chrystal will The Wildcats then head Redshirt junior Brittani Gray remains one of also see her first collegiate to Indianapolis, Ind., for Northwestern’s most potent attackers, killing a teamaction as a Wildcat after the IUPUI Hampton Inn high 288 balls in 2008 while adding 46 blocks. She taking a redshirt season Invitational where they will has worked hard in the off-season on improving her last year. She proved face a pair of 2008 NCAA hitting percentage, and Chan is looking to Gray as to be one of NU’s most tournament teams in one of his go-to point scorers. consistent players during Miami (Ohio) and Western Sophomores Alexandra Ayers and Madalyn off-season workouts. Kentucky. The ‘Cats will Shalter both saw valuable playing time in their meet the host Jaguars in freshman campaigns and should continue to play SETTER the Saturday night prime critical roles for the ‘Cats in 2009. Ayers tied for Junior Elyse Glab has time match. fifth on the squad with 133 kills to go along with 17 emerged as one of the Northwestern returns to blocks on the year. Shalter makes the move to the top setters not just in the the southeast for its final right side after serving as a back-up setter in 2008 Big Ten, but nationally road tournament of the and should build on her 52 kills and 18 blocks. as well, and is poised to non conference schedule, Natalie Taylor also saw quite a bit of playing time have another big year heading to Charlotte, N.C., during the off-season and Chan expects her to push for Northwestern. After Junior BRITTANI GRAY emerged as one of NU’s top to compete in the Comfort the upperclassmen for playing time in the fall. dishing out 1,101 assists scoring threats in 2008, recording a career-best 288 kills.

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2009 SEASON PREVIEW HEAD COACH KEYLOR CHAN’S THOUGHTS On the experience gained last season... “The old saying goes ‘you can forgive, but you can never forget,’ and that is kind of my motto in regards to last season. We don’t dwell on the adversity we had last year, but at the same time I don’t think anyone on the team has forgotten how last year felt. The most important thing when you have a down year is to learn from it and grow. The girls know that last year does not define this year by any means and they are starting with a clean slate to achieve the goals we have set.”

Junior SABEL MOFFETT looks to build on her impressive 2008 season in which she ranked first in blocks (115), second in hitting percentage (.264) and third in kills (280).

Suites 49er Tournament. The Wildcats open with a match against Presbyterian Friday before facing James Madison and host Charlotte in a Saturday doubleheader. September 18 and 19 marks the 28th annual Wildcat Classic at Welsh-Ryan Arena, with Akron serving as the `Cats’ opening opponent on Friday, Sept. 18. Saturday pits Northwestern against a pair of NCAA tournament foes, as the Wildcats host Long Island and Cincinnati in the final regular season tune-up. The 2009 Big Ten schedule opens with a bang, as Northwestern hosts two-time defending national champion Penn State in the conference opener on Sept. 25. Ohio State then makes its annual trip to Evanston on Sept. 26. Following a two-game Michigan road swing, the Wildcats host Purdue on Oct. 10. The Boilermakers finished 2008 ranked 17th with a 24-8 record and advanced to the round of 16. Indiana then visits Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday, Oct. 11, followed by Minnesota, who finished 10th nationally at 26-6. NU then embarks on a four-game Big Ten road swing, visiting Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue and Indiana before hosting Michigan State on Nov. 6. The Wildcats took a thrilling three-set victory over the Spartans at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 1, 2008, and have won three of the last four against MSU in Evanston. Michigan, who also advanced to the round of 16 after a 24-8 2008 campaign, takes on NU Nov. 7. After another road trip to take on the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions, Northwestern returns to WelshRyan Arena for the final three home matches of the season, beginning with Wisconsin on Nov. 20 and then Iowa on Nov. 21. The Wildcats close out the home slate hosting rival Illinois on Wednesday, Nov. 25, as the Illini ended 2008 ranked 14th following a 24-7 campaign and becoming the fourth Big Ten team to advance to the NCAA’s round of 16.

On the Wildcats’ spring break trip to Italy... “I think more than anything the trip to Italy opened our eyes to volleyball on a grander scale. None of these players had ever seen a professional match before and just being around that atmosphere, to see eight and nine thousand people in the stands to watch these women play volleyball, really made them see things in a different perspective. It was great to have that extra time for the girls to play with each other and bond, but more than anything I think it re-instilled that passion and excitement for the game and made us appreciate it more.” On this year’s schedule... “The goal of our non conference schedule is to challenge us and to get us ready for Big Ten play, and I think this year’s schedule will do that. We went out and scheduled teams like Kentucky, Miami (Ohio) and Western Kentucky, who are always near the top of their conference standings and perennial NCAA tournament teams, to give us that experience as we prepare for our conference. The Big Ten is what it is—one of the top conferences in the country, and I know our girls are looking forward to going up against some of the nation’s best teams.” On the Big Ten Conference... “The Big Ten has always been one of the toughest conferences in the nation, but I think it really has started to grow the last few years. The coaches in this conference have the vision of wanting to push the sport of volleyball to even greater heights, which means the Big Ten will continue to get tougher. We had four teams from the conference reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament last year, which means the error for winning and losing is pretty much non-existent. But at the

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same time, I think we need to look at it from a viewpoint of how fun it is to get to go up against some of the top teams in the nation. We get to have the two-time defending national champions (Penn State) and all these other top-25 and NCAA tournament teams come to our house to play, and that’s something we are excited about.” On the new additions to the coaching staff... “I think more than anything what I’m looking for Kirstine (Jensen) and Aaron (Smith) to bring to the team is a renewed energy. I think it’s important to re-invent yourself every few years and to challenge yourself to achieve something better, and they are people that share that same mind set. They have some new, fresh ideas for the team and both have Big Ten volleyball backgrounds which I think is key. Kirstine and Aaron are both committed to helping make this team better in the future and helping the girls achieve those goals they’ve set for themselves.” On the strength of this year’s team... “Our biggest strength of this year’s team is definitely our balance. The truly successful teams can’t be reliant on solely one player, and our team knows that each player has a role to play and is willing to assume it. It doesn’t matter how big or how small it is. If the girls live up to each of their individual roles on this team, who knows how good we are going to be this year.” On the Wildcats’ goals for 2009... “We only have one goal for this year, and that is to be a great team that makes the NCAA tournament. We’ve said it, our girls know it, and it’s not something I feel we need to talk about all the time or chant or things like that. Now it’s up to us to make it happen. I don’t think it’s just a blind statement of wanting to make the tournament. This team has the tools to be a great team, and as long as everyone comes through and lives up to their roles, I’m excited for a great year of Northwestern volleyball.”

Head coach KEYLOR CHAN ranks second all-time in Northwestern program history in both victories (122) and Big Ten victories (63).

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WILDCATS’ 2009 ITALIAN TREK Shetland ponies giving people rides. Closer to the center of Milan, we did some shopping. It was cool shopping in a city where everyone is so fashionable. The Duomo was amazing; we took a lot of good pictures. In the evening, we had our first practice of the trip. We had to get used to the balls they use here in Italy. They float more than we’re used to so serve receive was difficult at first, but our passers adjusted well. Overall, it was a good practice. We’re ready for our first match in Italy tomorrow. Buena sera! — Elyse Glab

Day One • Saturday, March 21 CIAO!! Today we arrived in Italy after a long and uneventful flight to Zurich and then a short flight to Milan. The entertainment selection was outstanding as each of us had our own screens and plenty of movies to choose from. The team’s most popular picks were Slumdog Millionaire, High School Musical 3, and my personal favorite, the map screen charting our progress across the Atlantic. We finally got to our hotel around 2:30 hoping to take naps, but unfortunately our tour guide had other plans as our one rule of the afternoon was not to fall asleep so that we would adjust to the time difference. To stay busy, we walked around the local centre commercial for a quick lunch and our first chance (hopefully one of many!) to go shopping. The salespeople were very friendly but I wish I remembered my high school Italian better since I could only answer every question with “Ciao!” or “Grazie!” The highlight of the day was the professional volleyball match we went to. It featured Navaro and Pesaro, two of the top teams in the Italian A-1 league, which is the best in the world according to our tour guide. While we were waiting for the game to start, the event coordinators surprised us by playing the NU fight song over the sound system. — Ariel Baxterbeck

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Day Two • Sunday, March 22 The professional match we watched was awesome. The first game, Pesaro beat Navaro 25-9. We were sure the entire match was going to be a blowout, but then Navaro came back to win the match! It was very exciting to watch. #13 on Navaro is our team’s new idol; she’s a phenomenal outside. And their serving was really impressive; it was aggressive and smart. Today, we took the train into Milan. Cory, our tour guide, gave us 20 euros that we could spend on either a metro ride to the Duomo, or on gelato if we walked. Our team chose the gelato of course! Some favorite flavors were the coffee, strawberry, stratiacella and banana. We had a fun time meandering about the city, trying to find our way from the train station to the Duomo without a map and without knowing how to speak Italian. We walked through a beautiful park where we saw teacup Chihuahuas in pink sweaters and

Day Three • Monday, March 23 It is already day three here in Navaro, Italy. A last minute serve and pass addition had the team a little upset seeing as we could not sleep in this morning; as many of us had hoped we would. However, once we got back from our hour-long serve and pass (it took us longer to get there and back, than we actually practiced) we were left on our own to do whatever we wanted for the rest of the afternoon as long as we were downstairs in the lobby by 5:30 p.m. The day proved gorgeous; cloudless and mid 60’s. Most of us opted to take a short nap (because we all love to sleep) and then head outside to soak in the beautiful sun. In the middle of Navaro, there is a little town square with a church and shopping strip. The Italians we have learned are incredibly fashionable and tend to wear more designer items in one outfit than most people will ever own in a lifetime. That said, they did not take too kindly to six-foot tall girls wearing sweatpants we hoped were clean. Once 5:30 rolled around, we hurried onto a bus to head to our first match of the trip, and continued to get little lessons in Italian from our new tour guide, Cory’s work partner, Tim! We played our first youth national team of many that we would face while touring this beautiful country. Although the rules in international style volleyball state that there are only six substitutions in an entire game (compared to our 12), the rules were relaxed for us “foreigners” that have never played overseas before. Well some rules that is... we were called for being out of rotation (when two players are overlapping when they should not be) more times than I can count on both hands and possibly some toes. In the end though after some confusion and frustration on everyone’s part we came out winning 4 games to 1 and chit-chatting with the local girls about the ever popular show Gossip Girl! Tomorrow we take on Rome! — Brittani Gray Day Four • Tuesday, March 24 Hello from Roma! Today, we left our hotel in Novara and began our journey toward Roma on a coach bus. Waking up at 5:30 a.m., we ate breakfast on the bus and shortly after, all fell asleep.

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On our way to Rome, we stopped in a small, walled-in town called Lucca. Here, we were each given 15 euro and the opportunity to explore the town. We all rented bikes and rode through the narrow streets, popping in and out of different stores and eventually stopping for lunch. After a couple hours in Lucca, we hopped back on the bus and arrived in Roma at about 5 p.m. In Rome, we checked into the Olympic Training Center, and made ourselves at home in the dorm-like rooms also called the “Hotel dello Sport.” The center, complete with all necessary facilities for training, houses and trains athletes year-round of all ages. The gym where we practice and train is also in the Center. After moving into our rooms, we walked across the Training Center to the volleyball gym and practiced for a couple of hours. We ate dinner in the cafeteria just around the corner from our rooms right after practice. Exhausted from a long and fulfilling day, we all went to bed shortly after dinner. — Kathryn Chrystal

Day Five • Wednesday, March 25 Today was our first day in Rome. We woke up early and took the train into town with the coaches and then we were on our own! It was a gorgeous day, so we started by relaxing on the Spanish Steps. We then started toward the Trevi Fountain, stopping at a local grocery store for a quick breakfast. When we got to the fountain we each took turns throwing a Euro coin over our shoulder and taking pictures of the process. Then we decided to venture on the long walk towards the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. We walked around this area for awhile, snapping pictures of all the ancient ruins. It was amazing seeing these ruins in person when we had seen pictures of them for so long. Then we decided to head back to the Spanish Steps for lunch. We put on our backpacks backwards so they were in front of us and took out our tickets before heading down into the crazy underground world of the Roman metro. When we got back to the Spanish Steps we were ready for some food and a rest. We found a to-go window of a


WILDCATS’ 2009 ITALIAN TREK café that served huge slices of wood-fired pizza by the gram. We each chose our toppings of choice and sat down to eat our pizza. It felt like half of Rome was sitting on the Spanish Steps, enjoying the afternoon sun. As we finished our food, we took the train back to Campi Sportivi, where we are staying at the Olympic training center. When we got back, we got ready for our match that night against the Italian Youth National Team. These girls live at the Olympic training center and attend school, while working hard at volleyball. It was a great five games, even though we were tired from walking around Rome all day. It was a great relief to finally get some down time after dinner and get ready for our next day in Roma. - Natalie Taylor Day Six • Thursday, March 26 Today was our second day in beautiful Rome. This morning we had to wake up early in order to get in our site seeing. We began the day in Vatican City. Since we arrived so early there was no wait to go inside to see the Sistine Chapel, which is truly a breathtaking site, and being in a place so rich in history and beauty is humbling. After marveling over the Chapel’s paintings and architecture, we made our way to St. Peter’s Square, the preaching place for His Holiness. St. Peter’s square is one of the busiest places in Rome due to all the pigeons and people that frequent it every day. Most of those people end up inside one of the largest domed churches in the world, St. Peter’s Basilica, a staple of the Catholic Church and a marvel to art lovers everywhere. Yet, since we had a game in the early afternoon we could not spend too much time looking at Rome’s other treasures. When we arrived back at the Olympic Training Complex, it was game time again. Today we played the top players on the Italian Junior National Team that are headed to the European Championships in a few weeks. This was our `official’ match because we played best 3/5 games as opposed to five games no matter what, as we had typically been doing this trip. We played well but due to exhaustion and hurting feet, we could not quite pull it out and lost in four. However, we learned a lot about the European style of volleyball and worked on our ability to adjust to a different team and their habits. After the match we got our first opportunity to see Rome at night! We went into the city for dinner at a wonderful restaurant. I say wonderful because they fed us right. We ate family style and received plate after plate of tantalizing concoctions. Dinner filled us up, so some of us were ready

to go home and digest it all, but many of us decided to see what Rome would be like at night. Naturally, since when in Rome you do as the Romans do, we got gelato! We ate our gelato while admiring the awe-inspiring Trevi fountain. Of course, we all threw in our coins with a wish. Sadly, the night had to come to an end early because we have a game tomorrow morning, so we took the train back to the Training Complex for a wonderful night’s sleep. - Mary Grace Gallagher Day Seven • Friday, March 27 Friday was another early morning, which we all love so much! Our last match in Italy was at 9:30, so after a quick breakfast we were off to the gym by 8:45. Our final opponent was the Italian Junior National Team that we had lost to the previous afternoon, and we were both looking for a win. The Italians are preparing for the European World Cup and are leaving for Holland next week, so they had every intention to bring their A-game. And this being our last match in Italy, we were seeking revenge. It was an exciting and hard-fought battle each game. We played our best volleyball of the trip and won the match after five great games! Afterwards, Tim congratulated us and told us he was impressed with the match. He explained that, because their season is so long, European teams don’t usually celebrate or cheer like most American teams. They save their emotions for their most important matches. During our match, the Italians were pumped up, which says a lot about how we competed against them!

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Our win made leaving Rome a few hours later much easier. We said our goodbyes to the Olympic Sports Training Center after lunch and got on a train to Florence. The trip was about an hour and a half and we got to Florence around 3 in the afternoon. Tim stayed with our bags as we explored the city for almost four hours. I had never been to Florence before and I didn’t really know anything about it. I was thrilled to find it an amazingly historic and beautiful place! First, we saw the Duomo, which is the huge church in the city. It was built in the 1400’s and the architecture was stunning. Next, we were determined to see `David’ by Michelangelo. Everyone has seen pictures of the `David’ statue, including me, but I was floored by the real thing. It is more beautiful and impressive than I ever expected. The famous `Birth of Venus’ painting by Botticelli is also in Florence, but after a race against the clock to its museum, we were too late. We tried to see the tomb of Michelangelo in a nearby church next, but we were disappointed again. Back at the train station, we found ourselves wishing that our stay in Florence wasn’t so short. The day was uneventful after our stop in Florence. The train to Venice was three and a half hours and we reached our hotel after ten. Dinner was up next, and we were all starving when we got to the restaurant. After another great meal, we finally got back to our rooms with full tummies, and we were all ready for bed! - Naomi Johnson Day Eight • Saturday, March 28 Yesterday we spent the entire day in Venice. After an early breakfast at our hotel just outside of Venice, we took a bus into the city. We meandered around the narrow streets looking at all the shops within the island. The team took different routes around the island, passing various places like the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. While we walked, we passed many anxious gondoliers waiting to give us lovely American girls a ride on their gondolas. The stores we passed were filled with Morano glass jewelry and authentic leather purses (those items seemed to be the most popular amongst the team). The canals were gorgeous, filled with boats and fishermen, and people eating at the bordering restaurants. After three hours of exploring the city, we headed back to the hotel for an afternoon siesta before dinner. For dinner we went back to the island and had a huge meal of delicious salads, pasta, and about five different types of pizza. The pizza had everything from artichoke hearts to wild boar salami. It was quite the spread and a great way to end our trip. After roaming around the canals one more time we headed back to the hotel and got ready for our long flight back to Chicago. - Alexandra Ayers

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hen it comes to Division I volleyball, the Big Ten Conference ranks right at the top among the nation’s elite in both on-court performance as well as facilities. Welsh-Ryan Arena has been the home of Wildcat volleyball since 1976, and has been a valuable home-court advantage for the program. Originally dedicated in 1953, McGaw Memorial Hall was donated to Northwestern by Foster G. McGaw and friends in memory of his father, the Reverend Francis A. McGaw, a Presbyterian minister who died at his mission in Nairobi, Africa, in 1942. The Wildcats took up a temporary home in 1982 while the arena underwent a $6.75 million renovation which dramatically altered the interior, the biggest improvement being the completion of Welsh-Ryan Arena. Now considered one of the top facilities of its size in the nation, Welsh-Ryan Arena is situated at the south end of McGaw Hall and has a seating capacity of 8,117.

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As part of the $20 million Campaign for Athletic Excellence, various facilities in McGaw Hall were updated and improved. A new wooden court was installed in the field house, allowing extra practice time and space for the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams. The arena is named in recognition of a leadership gift to the $21 million Athletic Facilities Campaign by the Patrick G. Ryan family of Kenilworth, Ill. Ryan, the former chairman of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees, is president and chief executive officer of AON Corporation and the chairman of the Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee. The name-gift pledge to the Campaign was made by the Ryan family in honor of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick G. Ryan Sr. and his wife’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Welsh Sr.

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The first intercollegiate athletic event held after Welsh-Ryan Arena’s 1982-83 renovation was a women’s volleyball match between the Wildcats and Illinois-Chicago on Sept. 2, 1983. Since then, Northwestern has posted a 193-181 home record, and are 63-58 under Chan, highlighted by an 11-4 mark in 2007. Each year Welsh-Ryan Arena serves as the host venue for the Wildcat Classic, held for the 28th year in 2009. Northwestern welcomes Akron to Evanston on Friday, Sept. 18, then faces a pair of NCAA tournament opponents in Long Island and Cincinnati on Saturday, Sept. 19. A handful of the top teams in the country routinely visit WelshRyan Arena, and the 2009 season will be no different. Northwestern opens up Big Ten play hosting Penn State, the two-time defending national champions, as well as five other teams who finished 2008 ranked in the top-25.


2009 WILDCATS HEAD COACH KEYLOR CHAN.................................................................................... 10-11 ASSISTANT COACH KIRSTINE JENSEN......................................................................... 12 ASSISTANT COACH AARON SMITH................................................................................ 13 2009 WILDCAT ROSTER................................................................................................... 14 2009 WILDCAT SENIORS............................................................................................15-17 2009 WILDCAT JUNIORS.............................................................................................18-21 2009 WILDCAT SOPHOMORES..................................................................................22-24 2009 WILDCAT FRESHMEN........................................................................................25-26 SUPPORT STAFF.............................................................................................................. 26


HEAD COACH KEYLOR CHAN KEYLOR CHAN Head Coach 10th Season Florida, 1995

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eylor Chan, beginning his 10th season as Northwestern’s head volleyball coach, has proven to be one of the nation’s talented young coaches. Chan took over the program in 2000, inheriting a team that had won just four matches in 1999, and in three short years he turned the program around and led the Wildcats back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1984. Chan currently is the second-winningest coach in Northwestern history with 122 wins as a Wildcat. He recorded his 100th victory as the head coach of the ’Cats with a 3-0 victory over Georgetown on Sept. 7, 2007, and is 140-169 overall in his head coaching career after spending the 1999 season at Furman. Prior to his arrival in 2000, the Wildcat volleyball program had not experienced a winning season since 1990. Now, Northwestern has finished above .500 in four of the last seven years under Chan with a pair of NCAA tournament appearances. Despite a challenging 2008 season, a pair of Wildcats reached some impressive milestones under Chan’s tutelage. Kate Nobilio became the program’s all-time digs leader while Chelsy Hyser finished among the leaders in NU history in both hitting percentage and blocks. The highlight of the campaign was a five-set victory at 18th-ranked Illinois on Oct. 17 — the ’Cats’ fourth-straight win in Champaign. The 2007 season proved to be a memorable one for Chan and offered exciting glimpses into the future of the Wildcat program. In addition to recording his 100th career victory, he helped guide the ’Cats to an 18-13 overall record, the second-best performance in his eight years in Evanston. Chan’s squad also recorded three victories over nationally ranked teams in 2007, defeating 13th-ranked Minnesota and 20thranked Michigan at Welsh-Ryan Arena and notching an intense fivegame victory over 23rd-ranked Ohio State in Columbus in the Wildcats’ Big Ten opener. In just his third year at the helm of the volleyball program, Chan led an experienced group that made an NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time in almost 20 years. The team finished the season with an overall record of 17-16 and completed Big Ten play at 10-10. The conference record of 10-10 was enough for Northwestern to finish in a sixth-place tie with Michigan and Indiana. In 2003, Chan’s squad produced an 18-15 record, its best since 1988, en route to its second-consecutive postseason appearance. In addition, middle blocker Erika Lange earned her third-consecutive All-Big Ten honor to become the second Wildcat in program history to accomplish that feat. With the graduation of a large group of talented players from that 2003 squad, Chan proved to be not only a top-flight coach, but one of the best recruiters in the country. His 2004 recruiting class was ranked No. 20 in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com, while his 2006 class reached No. 14 and the 2007 freshmen again notched the No. 20 slot. In 2005, the Wildcats won 20 matches for the first time since 1988, had their best record (20-12) since 1987 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. Northwestern’s first-round NCAA Tournament victory came against perennial power Texas A&M, which had not lost in the first round in 13-consecutive appearances. The win also gave Chan 100 for his career.

KEYLOR CHAN ranks second in Northwestern history in both career victories (122) and Big Ten Conference victories (63).

CHAN AT-A-GLANCE ALMA MATER:

University of Florida, 1995

DEGREE: Bachelor’s Degree Microbiology and Cell Science PLAYING University of Florida, 1991-1995 EXPERIENCE: Men’s club team COACHING University of Florida, 1992-1995 EXPERIENCE: Student Assistant Coach Kent State University, 1996 Assistant Coach Northwestern University, 1997-1998 Assistant Coach Furman University, 1999 Head Coach Northwestern University, 2000-present Head Coach FAMILY:

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Maren - Wife


HEAD COACH KEYLOR CHAN

Entering his 10th season at the helm of the Wildcats, Chan is the fifth-longest tenured coach in the Big Ten, trailing only Penn State’s Russ Rose, Minnesota’s Mike Herbert, Michigan’s Mark Rosen and Wisconsin’s Pete Waite.

Following a 14-15 record in 2006 against a brutally tough schedule featuring ranked non conference foes Stanford, Hawaii and Arizona, Northwestern rebounded with an 18-13 mark in 2007. The 18 wins tied for the second-most for NU during the Chan era. Despite an 8-4 record over the final 12 matches of the year including wins over No. 13 Minnesota and No. 20 Michigan, the NCAA committee left Northwestern out of the NCAA Tournament, making the Wildcats the first Big Ten school in seven years to finish at least five matches over .500 and not receive a bid into the field of 64. In his first season as head coach, Chan was faced with the challenge of playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules with a young team. His starting lineup consisted of one senior, two sophomores and three freshmen. Over the span of the 2000 season, the Wildcats faced 12 nationally ranked teams, including eventual national champion Nebraska, which was one of the three 2000 NCAA Tournament semifinalists on Northwestern’s schedule. Without a senior on the 2001 roster, the Wildcats recorded their best Big Ten Conference finish in more than a decade and reached double digits in victories for the first time since 1998. Northwestern won more conference matches in 2001 (six) than it had since the 1993 season. Before taking over the coaching reins at Northwestern, Chan spent one season at Furman University as head coach. He guided the Paladins to an 18-15 overall mark, including a 13-7 conference mark. While under Chan’s direction, Furman climbed 22 positions from 167th to 145th in the Sagarin Power Rating. Chan was an assistant coach for the Wildcats under head coach Kevin Renshler for two years prior to his tenure at Furman. As an assistant at Northwestern, Chan was responsible for the development and implementation of drills and conditioning work, scouting and statistical analysis of opponents, scheduling and team travel. During his two-year term, the Wildcats’ Sagarin Power Rating improved from 175th to 38th. Prior to joining the staff at Northwestern in 1997, Chan spent one year as an assistant at Kent State. The Golden Flashes experienced an im-

pressive season under his guidance, as they notched a 20-12 overall record and their first winning record in the Mid-American Conference at 10-7. During his time as a student at Florida, Chan also served as an undergraduate assistant coach for Florida’s Lady Gator varsity program, which won four SEC titles and advanced to one Sweet 16, one Elite Eight and two Final Fours. Chan also is an accomplished athlete, having played on the University of Florida men’s club team from 1991-95. During his time as a Gator, Florida won four-consecutive conference titles and made back-to-back appearances in the National Collegiate Club Final Four. In his senior season, Chan earned conference Player of the Year honors, All North/South Region accolades, and was a National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) second-team All-American. In addition, he was named to the NIRSA All-Tournament team after leading Florida to the national championship match and a 30-6 season record. He closed out his career second in career kills (1,104) and digs (435), and first in aces (103). Chan’s name also appears 21 times in the Florida record books for various match, season and career superlatives. Chan graduated from Florida in 1995, with a bachelor of science degree in microbiology and cell science. He currently resides in Evanston, Ill., and is married to the former Maren Witzel.

CHAN’S CAREER RECORD Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

HEAD COACH (1999-PRESENT) School W Northwestern University 8 Northwestern University 18 Northwestern University 14 Northwestern University 20 Northwestern University 10 Northwestern University 18 Northwestern University 17 Northwestern University 10 Northwestern University 7 Furman University 18 Totals 140

L 23 13 15 12 20 15 16 17 23 15 169

Pct. .258 .581 .483 .625 .333 .545 .515 .370 .233 .545 .453

Year 1998 1997 1996

ASSISTANT COACH (1996-1998) School W Northwestern University 15 Northwestern University 13 Kent State University 20 Totals 48

L 17 18 12 47

Pct. .469 .419 .625 .505

Year 1995 1994 1993 1992

STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH (1992-1995) School W L University of Florida 35 2 University of Florida 28 6 University of Florida 33 4 University of Florida 34 2 Totals 130 14

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Pct. .946 .824 .892 .944 .903

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ASSISTANT COACH KIRSTINE JENSEN JENSEN AT-A-GLANCE

KIRSTINE JENSEN

ALMA MATER:

DEGREE: Bachelor’s Degree Speech and Hearing Sciences

Assistant Coach First Season Ohio State, 1997

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Ohio State University, 1997

irstine Jensen was hired on February 9, 2009, as the Wildcats’ assistant coach. Jensen, who most recently held the position of associate head volleyball coach at Northern Illinois University, will be responsible for the outside hitters and will serve as the recruiting coordinator. “I’m absolutely thrilled that Kirstine is joining the Northwestern family,” said head coach Keylor Chan. “I have always admired her professionalism, work ethic, and energy, and she is a perfect fit for our team. She has recruiting ties within Chicago and the Midwest that will continue our efforts to attract the very best student-athletes. I’m confident that Kirstine’s impact within our program will be tremendous.” A Sycamore, Ill., native, Jensen spent four years with the Huskies, the first three as an assistant coach before being promoted to associate head coach before the 2008 season. Working mainly with the outside hitters and defensive personnel, NIU finished 18-14 in 2008, including a 9-7 record in the Mid-American Conference, and advanced to the second round of the MAC tournament. Prior to her time in DeKalb, Jensen spent three years as an assistant coach at Florida State from 2002-05, and also worked as an assistant coach at Ohio University from 2000-2002. She began her coaching career at Northern Illinois, serving as a volunteer assistant coach from 1997-2000 while working toward her master’s degree in kinesiology and physical education. A 1997 graduate of Ohio State University, Jensen was a four-time scholar-athlete for the Buckeyes, racking up 655 kills and helped lead Ohio State to the NCAA Final Four as a junior in 1995. Her career .260 hitting percentage also ranks in the top-20 of the Buckeye record books. Jensen graduated magna cum laude from OSU with a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Ohio State University, 1993-1997 COACHING Northern Illinois University, 1997-2000 EXPERIENCE: Volunteer Assistant Coach Ohio University, 2000-2002 Assistant Coach Florida State University, 2002-2005 Assistant Coach Northern Illinois University, 2005-2009 Asst. Coach/Associate Head Coach Northwestern University, 2009-present Assistant Coach

KIRSTINE JENSEN joins the Wildcat staff after spending time at Northern Illinois, Ohio and Florida State. A 1997 graduate of Ohio State, she helped lead the Buckeyes to the Final Four as a junior.

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ASSISTANT COACH AARON SMITH SMITH AT-A-GLANCE

AARON SMITH

ALMA MATER:

DEGREE: Bachelor’s Degree Landscape Contracting Management

Assistant Coach First Season Penn State, 2007

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Penn State University, 2007

PLAYING Penn State University, 2003-2007 EXPERIENCE: Club Tarragona St. Pete y St. Pau, 2007 Spain 1st Division

aron Smith begins his first season as an assistant coach on the Wildcat staff. Smith will serve as an assistant coach, with video coordination, camps and clinics and recruiting serving as his major responsibilities. “I am very excited to add Aaron to our volleyball program,” said head coach Keylor Chan. “Aaron is a talented coach with great potential, and his background as a student-athlete both collegiately and professionally coupled with his time at Wake Forest make him an ideal fit for Northwestern. I believe he understands our goals and directives and will help our program earn a bid back to the NCAA tournament in 2009.” Smith comes to Northwestern from Wake Forest where he served as a volunteer assistant for the Demon Deacons this past season. Wake finished 19-13 in 2008, the program’s best record since 2003, and posted a program-best 14-3 record at home. He also served as the head coach of the Set Point Volleyball Club in Winston-Salem, comprised of the top 16-year-olds, and Smith led the team to a fourth-place finish at the Big South Qualifier. He has also spent the past two years as camp counselor at Wake Forest’s Black and Gold Volleyball Camp. Smith spent one year as a professional volleyball player in Tarragona, Spain, competing for Club Tarragona St. Pere y St. Pau in Spain’s 1st Division. He started at the outside hitter position, helping lead team maintain its 1st Division status after posting a winning season in 200708. A native of Forest, Va., Smith played collegiately at Penn State, serving as a team captain in 2007. He currently ranks 14th all-time in Nittany Lion history in both digs (499) and aces (58) while also registering 166 kills as a senior. Smith, a former Virginia High School Player of the Year, graduated with a degree in landscape contracting management from Penn State in 2007.

COACHING Wake Forest University, 2008 EXPERIENCE: Volunteer Assistant Coach Northwestern University, 2009-present Assistant Coach

AARON SMITH was a four-year letterwinner at Penn State before spending a year playing professionally in Spain. He spent the 2008 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Wake Forest.

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2009 wildcat roster ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 10

2 6 5 13 11 7 3 17 1 12 9 4 8 BACK ROW (Standing L to R): Assistant coach Aaron Smith, athletic trainer Michelle Krause, assistant coach Kirstine Jensen, Natalie Taylor, Alexandra Ayers, Ariel Baxterbeck, Madalyn Shalter, Naomi Johnson, Sabel Moffett, Brittani Gray, Kathryn Chrystal, Elyse Glab, head coach Keylor Chan, director of operations Anne Mastandrea, volunteer assistant coach John Kessenich. FRONT ROW (Sitting L to R): Julie Chin, Mary Grace Gallagher, Kate Nobilio, Maria Turner, Susan Oxnard.

2009 NORTHWESTERN VOLLEYBALL ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 17

Player Year Kate Nobilio Sr. Ariel Baxterbeck Sr. Naomi Johnson Jr. Natalie Taylor So. Kathryn Chrystal R-Fr. Julie Chin Fr. Brittani Gray R-Jr. Maria Turner Fr. Madalyn Shalter So. Alexandra Ayers So. Elyse Glab Jr. Susan Oxnard Fr. Mary Grace Gallagher So. Sabel Moffett R-Jr.

Pos. LIB OH MB OH MB LIB OH DS OH/S OH S OH LIB MB

Ht. 5-4 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-1 5-7 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-9 5-5 6-0

Hometown (High School) Johnsburg, Ill. (Johnsburg) Menlo Park, Calif. (Castilleja) Bloomington, Minn. (Kennedy) Del Mar, Calif. (Torrey Pines) Crystal Lake, Ill. (Central) Naperville, Ill. (North) Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore) Dallas, Texas (Mansfield Legacy) Ottawa, Ohio (Ottawa-Glandorf) Playa del Rey, Calif. (Marymount) Chicago, Ill. (Resurrection) Yorba Linda, Calif. (Esperanza) Atlanta, Ga. (Lovett Upper School) Temecula, Calif. (Chapparal)

Head Coach: Keylor Chan (10th season), Florida 1995 Assistant Coach: Kirstine Jensen (first season), Ohio State 1997 Assistant Coach: Aaron Smith (first season), Penn State 2007 Volunteer Assistant Coach: John Kessenich (first season), Vassar College 2009 Director of Operations: Anne Mastandrea (second season), Purdue 2007

AYERS, Alexandra (So., OH) BAXTERBECK, Ariel (Sr., OH) CHIN, Julie (Fr., LIB) CHRYSTAL, Kathryn (R-Fr., MB) GALLAGHER, Mary Grace (So., LIB) GLAB, Elyse (Jr., S) GRAY, Brittani (R-Jr., OH) JOHNSON, Naomi (Jr., MB) MOFFETT, Sabel (R-Jr., MB) NOBILIO, Kate (Sr., LIB) OXNARD, Susan (Fr., OH) SHALTER, Madalyn (So., OH/S) TAYLOR, Natalie (So., OH) TURNER, Maria (Fr., DS)

BY POSITION OUTSIDE HITTERS (6) Alexandra Ayers, Ariel Baxterbeck, Brittani Gray, Susan Oxnard, Madalyn Shalter, Natalie Taylor MIDDLE BLOCKERS (3) Kathryn Chrystal, Naomi Johnson, Sabel Moffett SETTER (1) Elyse Glab LIBERO/DEFENSIVE SPECIALISTS (4) Julie Chin, Mary Grace Gallagher, Kate Nobilio, Maria Turner

BY STATE CALIFORNIA (5) Alexandra Ayers, Ariel Baxterbeck, Sabel Moffett, Susan Oxnard, Natalie Taylor ILLINOIS (4) Julie Chin, Kathryn Chrystal, Elyse Glab, Kate Nobilio OHIO (2) Brittani Gray, Madalyn Shalter

ANNE MASTANDREA

JOHN KESSENICH

GEORGIA (1) Mary Grace Gallagher

Director of Operations Second Season

Volunteer Assistant First Season

MINNESOTA (1) Naomi Johnson TEXAS (1) Maria Turner

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ARIEL BAXTERBECK 6-0 • Senior Outside Hitter Menlo Park, Calif. Castilleja CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“I’m extremely excited to watch Ariel this season. She has been plagued by injuries her entire career, and this is the first time she has truly been pain-free. She’s got some training and some conditioning back under her belt now, and I really think this will be a year of redemption for her. Ariel has been a great teammate, and along with Kate they are really focused on taking this program to where they envisioned it would be when they first walked in the doors.”

2008 Had a breakthrough season for Northwestern, appearing in all 31 matches with 22 starts ... Registered personal season-bests in every statistical category ... One of only two Wildcats to record triple-digit kill (133) and dig (207) totals ... Put together arguably the best night of her career against Indiana (10/24), killing a career-high 16 balls on 41 attempts, tied her season-high with 16 digs and notched a career-high four blocks ... Had another big outing against Michigan (10/4), killing 10 balls on 20 attempts with no errors for a hitting percentage of .500 ... Also tallied five digs and a block ... Tallied 10 kills in the Wildcats’ upset of 17th-ranked Illinois (10/17) while adding 15 digs and a career-high three assists ... Blocked a career-high three attempts against Ohio State (10/3) ... Started the year with six kills on 20 attempts at Loyola Chicago (8/30) to go along with eight digs ... Notched a pair of kills as well as a pair of service aces and five digs vs. Illinois-Chicago (8/29) ... Recorded her first career block against Montana State (9/12)... Saw action in all three matches of the Wildcat Classic, with her most extensive against fourth-ranked UCLA (9/20) ... Tied a career-high with a pair of assists against the Bruins while setting a season-high in digs with 16 ... Recorded her 100th career kill against Iowa (11/14) ... Had 11 kills, eight digs and a pair of services at Indiana (11/22) ... Notched six kills and added 11 digs against Purdue (11/28) ... Recorded double-digit kill totals in five matches ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007 Appeared in 23 matches with three starts ... Served up a pair of aces along with seven digs against Illinois-Chicago (8/25) ... Compiled a season-high 11 digs at Loyola Marymount (8/31) ... Earned a start against No. 1 Penn State, then took over the libero position in game three to finish with 10 digs (11/9) ... Had 10 digs again in a four-game win over Ohio State (11/10) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2006 Appeared in 26 matches, primarily substituting in to serve ... Had aces in all three matches at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Volleyball Challenge, and again served up aces in all three matches at the Wildcat Classic to ace in every one of her first six collegiate appearances ... Had two aces against Illinois (9/27) ... Reached doubledigits in digs for the first time in her career with 10 at Michigan (10/6) ... Served up a pair of aces against No. 16 Ohio State (10/14) ... Raised season-high to three aces against Michigan (10/28) ... Started the first match of her career on Nov. 4 at Iowa, recording a career-best 17 digs ... Had 12 digs against No. 23 Purdue (11/17).

ARIEL BAXTERBECK High School Named to all-tournament team in 17-Open division at the 2005 Junior Olympics ... WBAL MVP in 2004 and 2005 ... Named team MVP in 2004 and 2005 ... First-team All-Central Coast Section in 2005 ... Second-team All-Central Coast Section in 2004 ... All-league in 2003 ... Ranked No. 53 on PrepVolleyball.com “Senior Aces” list ... Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” selection for the class of 2006 ... High school team won the Division 5 Central Coast-Section and NorCal championships and were finalists at the state level ... Named to state championship all-tournament team ... Four-time Palo Alto Weekly Player of the Week, twotime Palo Alto Daily News Player of the Week, two-time San Jose Mercury News Player of the Week and one-time San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Week ... Led high school team to NorCal semifinals in 2004 ... Posted 24 kills and hit .523 in 2004 NorCal semifinals ... High school team compiled a 134-25 record in four years, including a 47-1 WBAL record ... Named Castilleja High School Athlete of the Year in 2005-06 ... Club team claimed silver medal in 17-Open Division at the 2005 Junior Olympics and placed fifth in the 18-Open Division at the 2006 Junior Olympics ... Club team won SoCal and Far Western Qualifiers in 2005, and the Colorado Crossroads and Far Western qualifiers in 2006 ... National Merit Finalist and Cum Laude graduate.

Personal Born Ariel Nicole Baxterbeck on Feb. 9, 1988 ... Daughter of Jane Baxter and Steve Beck ... Chose Northwestern over Rice, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgetown ... Mother swam at UC Santa Barbara ... Majoring in both environmental sciences and psychology

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

16, vs. Indiana (Oct. 24, 2008) 41, vs. Indiana (Oct. 24, 2008) .500, vs. Michigan (Oct. 4, 2008) 3, vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2008) 3, at Illinois (Oct. 17, 2008) 4, vs. Indiana (Oct. 24, 2008) 17, at Iowa (Nov. 4, 2006)

BAXTERBECK’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2007 2006 Totals

MP SP 31 117 23 57 26 96 80 270

K 133 0 0 133

K/S 1.14 0.00 0.00 0.49

E 67 0 1 68

TA 477 8 8 493

PCT A .138 19 .000 6 -.125 6 .132 31

A/S 0.16 0.11 0.06 0.11

SA 11 6 18 35

SE 23 21 32 76

SA/S 0.09 0.11 0.19 0.13

RE 32 2 8 42

DIG 207 92 87 386

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D/S 1.77 1.61 0.91 1.43

BS 2 0 0 2

BA 21 0 0 21

TB 23 0 0 23

B/S 0.20 0.00 0.00 0.09

BE BHE 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

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KATE NOBILIO 5-4 • Senior Libero Johnsburg, Ill. Johnsburg CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“Kate will continue to be the heart of this team. She has set program records and will probably set some more this year, and the last thing that she wants to add to her resume here at Northwestern is to take this team as far as it has been in the past, and then even a little further. Kate really understands what is at stake and what she wants to accomplish for herself and the team, and I’ve been impressed with the maturity and confidence she has developed as she takes on that role.”

2008 Continued to establish herself as one of the top players in Northwestern history ... Started all 31 matches, seeing action in all 118 sets for the Wildcats ... Became NU’s all-time dig leader, recording 17 in the season finale against Illinois (11/29) to surpass Christie Gardner ... Her 554 digs was the third-best single season total in NU history ... Ranked second in the Big Ten and 46th nationally averaging 4.69 digs per set ... Set a Wildcat program record with 38 digs against Dayton (9/5) ... Also added 17 digs against Cleveland State (9/6) and 18 against Towson (9/6) en route to being named to the Dayton Flyer all-tournament team ... Recorded 18 digs in the season-opening victory over Illinois-Chicago (8/29) ... Followed it up with 22 against Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Had a combined 50 digs in three sets of the Washington State Cougar Challenge, highlighted by 19 against the host Cougars (9/13) ... Kept up her stellar play with 59 digs at the Wildcat Classic, including 20 against Virginia (9/19) and 26 against fourth-ranked UCLA (9/20) ... Also tied a career-high with seven assists against the Bruins, en route to being named to the all-tournament team ... Moved into second place on the all-time digs list after notching 17 at Michigan State (10/10), surpassing Janine Makar’s mark of 1,430 ... Recorded 34 digs in helping the Wildcats upset 17th-ranked Illinois (10/17) ... Added 14 digs the following night at Purdue (10/18) ... Became just the second Wildcat to eclipse the 1,600-dig mark against Penn State (11/21), as her six on the night bumped her career total to 1,603 ... Recorded double-digit dig totals in 27 matches this season, including 10 matches with 20 or more.

2007 Started every match save for when an injury kept her out of matches against No. 1 Penn State (11/9) and Ohio State (11/10) ... Broke school single-season record with 603 digs ... Ranked second in the Big Ten and 31st in the nation with 5.69 digs per game ... Opened the season with a 16-dig, four-ace performance against Loyola (Chicago) on 8/24 ... Had a match-best 14 digs in the Chicago Challenge championship match (8/25) ... Named to the Chicago Challenge All-Tournament team ... Had three assists and 17 digs in a three-game match at Loyola Marymount (8/31) ... Reached 21 digs versus UNLV on 9/1 before digging 25 attacks that night against UC Santa Barbara ... Had 18 digs at Georgetown on 9/7, then had 19 digs versus Iona on 9/8 ... Broke the Northwestern three-game digs record with 31 in a sweep of Towson on 9/8, also contributing three assists and three aces in the match ... Named to the Georgetown Classic All-Tournament team ... Had 21 digs and matched her career-best with four aces against Drake (9/14) ... Finished with 20 digs versus Western Michigan (9/14) ... Had a then-career-best five assists, adding 26 digs in a four-game win over Saint Louis (9/15) ... Named MVP of the

KATE NOBILIO Wildcat Classic and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17 ... Had 23 digs and a then-career-best six assists at No. 23 Ohio State (9/21) ... Had a match-best 15 digs at Michigan State (10/3) ... Dug 24 attacks in a three-game match at No. 16 Michigan (10/7) ... Had 21 digs and a career-best seven assists at Purdue (10/12) ... Reached 30 digs for the fourth time in her career with 30 in a four-game match at Indiana on 10/13 ... Had 24 digs in a five-game win over No. 13 Minnesota (10/19) ... Finished with 20 digs against Michigan State (10/24) ... Had 26 digs in a five-game win over No. 20 Michigan (10/26) ... Notched 28 digs in five-game win at Illinois (11/2) ... Had 28 digs for the second-straight match, this time at No. 7 Wisconsin (11/3) ... Returned from injury to make 18 digs in a win at Iowa (11/16), then made 21 saves at Minnesota (11/17) ... Had 23 digs in a three-game win over Indiana (11/23) ... Made 20 digs in a four-game match versus Purdue (11/24).

2006 Appeared in every match and game ... Led Northwestern with 508 digs (4.70 per game), ranking second in NU single-season history ... Finished third in the Big Ten in digs per game ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team, becoming the first Wildcat to receive the honor since 2001 ... Made first collegiate start in season opener against UIC (8/29), registering 15 digs, four assists and an ace from the libero position ... Named to the Western Michigan Clarion Classic All-Tournament team ... Had 15 digs again in her second match, this time against IUPUI (9/2) ... Dug a team-best 22 balls at Western Michigan (9/2) ... Set a Northwestern four-game match record with 34 digs at No. 9 Hawaii (9/8), tying for the third-best total in any length match in NU history ... Named to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament team ... Reached 20 digs for the third time this season with her performance against Pittsburgh (9/15) ... Had a crucial service ace late in game five to take the momentum away from No. 24

NOBILIO’S CAREER STATISTICS

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Year 2008 2007 2006 Totals

MP 31 31 29 91

SP 118 106 108 332

K 3 2 1 6

K/S 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.02

E 3 2 2 7

TA 24 11 9 44

PCT .000 .000 -.111 -.023

A 84 86 36 206

A/S 0.71 0.81 0.33 0.62

SA 13 21 20 54

SE 30 23 31 84

SA/S 0.11 0.20 0.19 0.16

RE DIG 33 554 23 603 32 508 88 1665

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D/S 4.69 5.69 4.70 5.02

BS 0 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0 0

B/S 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

BE BHE 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 4


2009 SENIORS Arizona in a five-match NU win (9/16) ... Turned in 32 digs against Minnesota on Sept. 22, then had 19 in a three-game match against No. 14 Wisconsin ... Turned in 23 digs in a three-game match at Michigan (10/6), the best total for any Big Ten student-athlete to that point in the season ... Dug 25 balls in a 3-2 win over No. 16 Ohio State (10/14) ... Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 16 ... Again had 25 digs in a four-game match at Indiana (10/20) before turning in a match-best 18 at No. 14 Purdue (10/21) ... Had 17 digs in a 5-game win over Michigan (10/28) ... Again had 17 digs in a win at Illinois (11/1) before notching 21 in a four-game win at Iowa (11/4) ... Dug 24 attacks at No. 10 Wisconsin (11/10) ... Had 16 digs against No. 23 Purdue (11/17) before recording 19 to go along with her first-career kill in a sweep of Indiana (11/18).

High School Ranked No. 112 on PrepVolleyball’s “Senior Aces” list ... 2004 and 2005 Big Northern East all-conference selection ... Named team MVP and best defensive player in 2004 and 2005 ... Named to the 2005 Northwest Herald “Top Five Players to Watch” list ... Northwest Herald first-team All-Area selection ... Honorable mention Champaign News-Gazette All-State honoree ... 2005 Minooka all-tournament team selection ... High school team advanced to regional championship before falling to No. 1 team in state ... Participated with Sky High volleyball club ... Club finished third in 2003 and 2004 in the club national division at the U.S. Junior Nationals ... Named to all-tournament team in both years ... 2005 and 2006 Prep Volleyball first-team Dandy Lion selection ... Club finished 14th in open division at the U.S. Junior Nationals in 2005 and 18th in 2006 ... National Honor Society and High Honor Roll member ... Who’s Who Among American High School Students, sports edition honoree.

Personal Born Kate Kendall Nobilio on July 17, 1988 ... Daughter of John and Christine Nobilio ... Sister Brittany played volleyball at Eastern Kentucky ... Chose Northwestern over Miami (Fla.), Western Michigan and Penn State ... Majoring in secondary teaching.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

1, six times (most recent at Illinois, Oct. 17, 2008) 3, at Washington State (Sept. 13, 2008) N/A 4, three times (most recent vs. Drake, Sept. 14, 2007) 7, at Purdue (Oct. 12, 2007) N/A 38, at Dayton (Sept. 5, 2008)

NORTHWESTERN SENIOR CLASS REFLECTIONS Ariel Baxterbeck Outside Hitter • Menlo Park, Calif. “I am so grateful to have been a part of the Northwestern volleyball family and to have had the privilege to play for Keylor for four years. I did not know how strong I was, physically or mentally, until I was pushed by teammates, coaches, injuries, and the team’s collective desire to succeed. While there are too many individual memories to recount here, our team trips to Italy, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and California stand out above the rest. Outside of volleyball, I’ve enjoyed the academics of NU as well as experiencing some of what Chicago has to offer, from Cubs games to concerts, shopping, riding the el, and the nightlife, among other things. More than anything though, I am thankful for the friendships I’ve made that I will take with me for the rest of my life.”

Kate Nobilio Libero • Johnsburg, Ill. “Success is a journey, not a destination. My journey at Northwestern has been one of growth where I have developed lifelong memories and treasured friendships. In spite of what our win/loss record says, my time at Northwestern has been and will continue to be measured as ‘a success.’ I have been given such an incredible opportunity to play volleyball in the Big Ten, which had been a childhood dream come true. My experiences have included traveling to Hawaii and Italy and I have grown through my many experiences. I will miss all the amazing people I have met over the past four year. I wouldn’t be the person I am without you guys!”

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2009 JUNIORS 11

ELYSE GLAB

ELYSE GLAB

6-1 • Junior Setter Chicago, Ill. Resurrection CHAN’S OUTLOOK “During the off-season, I took over responsibility for the setters, so Elyse and I have worked a lot with each other the past few months. There are a lot of ideas I want to try and work into our offensive scheme, and Elyse has been on the same page since day one. She has made some incredible strides in the past few months as we’ve tried to install this new offense, and she really has embraced it. I’m looking for her to have an even better year than she has the previous two.”

2008 Solidified herself as a constant on the court for Northwestern, as she was one of just two Wildcats to start all 31 matches ... Moved into seventh-place on the Wildcats’ all-time assist list after tallying 40 assists against Indiana (11/22), surpassing Heather Fredin’s 2,195 career helpers ... Became the ninth Wildcat to register 2,000 assists in the first set against Wisconsin (10/29) ... Named to the Chicagoland Classic all-tournament team after recording eight kills, 74 assists and 23 digs through a pair of matches ... Had a season-high five kills, 13 digs and 37 assists at Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Recorded 37 assists and 10 digs vs. Illinois-Chicago (8/29) ... Earned Dayton Flyer all-tournament honors after registering 101 assists, eight kills and 14 digs on the weekend ... Registered 48 assists and six kills at Dayton (9/5) and followed it up with 44 assists against Cleveland State (9/6) ... Dished out 54 assists against Wichita State (9/13) ... Continued her consistent play at the Wildcat Classic, totaling 118 assists, including 46 against to go along with a career-high 14 digs against Virginia (9/19) ... Set personal bests in kills (eight), hitting percentage (.429) and blocks (seven) against Georgetown (9/19) ... Set a career-high with 15 digs at Iowa (9/27) ... Recorded her 100th career kill against Ohio State (10/3) ... Nearly cracked the 50-assist plateau for the second time this season, registering 49 against Indiana (10/24) ... Dished out a season-high 59 assists against Iowa (11/14) with a pair of service aces ... Lead the squad with six double-doubles this season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007 Appeared in 29 matches with 26 starts ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 50th in the nation with 12.46 assists per game on the year in the regular season ... Earned first-career double-double with 54 assists and 13 digs in her first-career start on 9/1 against UC Santa Barbara ... Had 25 assists in two games played at Georgetown (9/7) ... Had 47 assists against Western Michigan on 9/14, an average of 15.7 per game ... Had 58 assists and a double-double with 12 digs against Saint Louis on 9/15 ... Had a then-season-best 61 assists in a five-game win at No. 23 Ohio State (9/21) ... Double-doubled at Purdue with 55 assists and 11 digs ... Had a seasonbest five kills with 53 assists in a five-game win over No. 13 Minnesota (10/19) ... Had a double-double with 50 assists and 10 digs against Michigan State (10/24), also adding a season-best six blocks in the match ... Again had a double-double with 44 assists and 12 digs versus No. 20 Michigan (10/26) ... Double-doubled for the third-straight match with 53 assists and 10 digs in a five-game win at Illinois (11/2) ... Set a season-best with 64 assists at No. 7 Wisconsin (11/3) ... Had 63 assists (15.75 per game) in a four-game win over Ohio State (11/10) ... Recorded a double-double with 54 assists and 13 digs at Iowa (11/16) ... Concluded season with 54 assists, 12 digs and a season-best six blocks against Purdue (11/24).

High School Selected as one of the nation’s top-50 recruits by PrepVolleyball.com ... Earned the No. 41 spot on PrepVolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list ... Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year ... GCAC All-Conference selection all four years of high school ... Named to Chicago Sun-Times Top-50 Players list ... Second-team selection by The News-Gazette ... Named team MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Played eight years of club with Sports Performance ... Team won the 2007 Junior Olympics 18-Open National Championship and the AAU national title ... Earned All-Tournament team honors at the AAU 18s and the USAV 18Club tournaments ... Took home the Sports Performance Spirit Award ... Club team 18 Red took fifth at the USAV 18 Club Nationals and the AAU Nationals in 2006 ... Honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... Illinois State Scholar ... Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... National Society of High School Scholars, National Honor Roll and Quill and Scroll member.

Personal Born Elyse Nicole Glab on Jan. 14, 1989 ... Daughter of Teresa Glab and Michael Glab ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue ... Majoring in psychology.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

8, vs. Georgetown (Sept. 19, 2008) 19, at Dayton (Sept. 5. 2008) .429, vs. Georgetown (Sept. 19, 2008) 2, four times (most recent vs. Iowa, Nov. 14, 2008) 64, at Wisconsin (Nov. 3, 2007) 7, vs. Georgetown (Sept. 19, 2008) 15, at Iowa (Sept. 27, 2008)

GLAB’S CAREER STATISTICS

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Year 2008 2007 Totals

MP SP 31 113 29 97 60 210

K 77 52 129

K/S 0.68 0.54 0.61

E 31 23 54

TA 253 217 470

PCT A A/S SA .182 1101 9.74 13 .134 1209 12.46 7 .160 2310 11.00 20

SE 36 19 55

SA/S 0.12 0.07 0.10

RE 0 1 1

DIG 203 205 408

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D/S 1.80 2.11 1.94

BS 11 6 17

BA TB B/S 56 67 0.59 66 72 0.74 122 139 0.66

BE BHE 5 20 5 41 10 61


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BRITTANI GRAY

6-0 • R-Junior Outside Hitter Cincinnati, Ohio Sycamore CHAN’S OUTLOOK “Brittani is really starting to evolve as a steady attacker for us. This spring was probably the most consistent I’ve ever seen her, and that is something that will be crucial for us in the fall. We need players that will score points for us and with all the experience she has had on the floor the last couple of years, we are going to be asking more of her this season. She is going to be a major factor in our offense, and she is going to be one of our go-to players to score points.”

2008 Had another productive season for Northwestern, appearing in all 31 matches and starting 20 ... Set personal bests in nearly every statistical category, including kills (288), solo blocks (12), block assists (34) and total blocks (46) ... Lead the team in attempts with 825 ... Tied a career-best with 21 kills against Purdue (11/28), the highest kill total of the season for the ’Cats ... Provided a solid spark for NU in the Dayton Flyer tournament, recording 17 kills against the Flyers (9/5) on a careerhigh 61 attempts ... Notched 37 kills and 15 digs during the two-day tournament ... Had a solid outing against Illinois-Chicago (8/29) in the season opener, recording 10 kills on 24 attempts with a pair of digs ... Recorded a pair of kills and a dig against Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Set a personal-best with five service aces against Wichita State (9/13) while adding 15 kills against the Shockers ... Had a big weekend for NU at the Wildcat Classic, totaling 32 kills and six blocks over the course of three matches ... Tied a season-high with three blocks and added 12 kills against Virginia (9/19) ... Lead the team with 12 kills against Michigan (11/7), as well as notching 15 at Indiana (11/22), tying her second-highest output of the season ... Recorded 14 double-digit kill totals.

2007 Appeared in 29 matches, starting 15 times ... Had 13 kills against UNLV (9/1) ... Had first-career double-double on 9/1 against UC Santa Barbara with 10 kills and 22 digs ... Notched 12 kills and hit a match-best .524 (12-1-21) at Georgetown on 9/7 ... Followed that up by hitting .500 (7-0-14) against Iona (9/8) ... Was one dig shy of a double-double with 10 kills and nine digs versus Towson (9/8) ... Named to Georgetown Classic All-Tournament team ... Had 16 kills, adding 11 digs for a double-double versus Western Michigan (9/14) ... Again had a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs on 9/15 against Saint Louis ... Terminated 17 swings including the match winner at No. 23 Ohio State on 9/21 ... Had a team-high 10 kills at No. 3 Penn State (9/22) ... Hit .439 (21-3-41) with a season-best 21 kills against No. 9 Wisconsin (9/28) ... Led NU with 14 kills versus Illinois (9/29) ... Had 15 kills at Michigan State (10/3) ... Paced the Wildcats with 10 kills at No. 16 Michigan (10/7) ... Matched her season high with five blocks at Iowa (11/16).

2006 Redshirted.

High School Youth National A2 Team selection ... All-state selection ... All-city team selection ... Named team MVP ... Played in 65 games as a junior ... Recorded 289 kills

and hit at a .374 clip ... Posted 189 blocks ... Did not play senior season due to injuries ... Captain three years ... GMC All-Academic Sports Award recipient ... Honor roll all four years of high school ... Athletic honor roll ... Club team finished 13th in the nation as 16-year-olds and fifth as 17-year-olds.

Personal Born Brittani Michelle Gray on March 29, 1988 ... Daughter of Michael and Angela Gray ... Chose Northwestern over Duke, Miami (Fla.) and Washington ... Lived in Japan and Mexico prior to freshman year of high school ... Majoring in psychology.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

21, two times (most recent vs. Purdue, Nov. 28, 2008) 61, at Dayton (Sept. 5, 2008) .524, at Georgetown (Sept. 7, 2007) 5, vs. Wichita State (Sept. 13, 2008) 1, 10 times (most recent vs. Iowa, Nov. 14, 2008) 5, two times (most recent vs. Iowa, Nov. 16, 2007) 22, vs. UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 1, 2007)

GRAY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2007 Totals

MP SP 31 107 29 89 60 196

K 288 240 528

K/S E TA 2.69 174 825 2.70 114 642 2.69 288 1467

PCT .138 .196 .163

A 5 5 10

A/S 0.05 0.06 0.05

SA 16 6 22

SE SA/S 36 0.15 26 0.07 62 0.11

RE 1 3 4

DIG 76 114 190

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D/S 0.71 1.28 0.97

BS 12 8 20

BA 34 30 64

TB B/S 46 0.43 38 0.43 84 0.43

BE BHE 8 0 4 3 12 3

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2009 JUNIORS 3

NAOMI JOHNSON 6-3 • Junior Middle Blocker Bloomington, Minn. Kennedy CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“Naomi will be moved back to the middle this season, which is a natural position for her. She gives us the size of a Big Ten middle blocker. She’s long and tall and can do things at that position for us that we haven’t had for a couple of years now. Having Naomi back to where she feels most comfortable will give us a lot more flexibility up front and will allow her to utilize the talents she has.”

2008 Appeared in all 31 matches for Northwestern with 14 starts, setting personal bests in kills (153), attempts (423), hitting percentage (.154) and block assists (43) ... Stepped up in a big way against Ohio State (10/3), recording a career-high 16 kills on 33 attempts for a .364 hitting percentage ... Started her first match of the season against Illinois-Chicago (8/29), recording seven kills on 18 attempts, a pair of digs and a solo block ... Registered a pair of kills against Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Notched a pair of block assists against Cleveland State (9/6) ... Recorded her 100th career kill against Washington State (9/13) ... Set a season-high with four blocks against fourth-ranked UCLA (9/20) in the finale of the Wildcat Classic ... Killed eight balls on 26 attempts at Iowa (9/27) ... Tied a season-high with four blocks in the Wildcats’ upset of 17th-ranked Illinois (10/17) ... Tied a career-best with seven blocks against Indiana (10/24) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007 Appeared in 22 matches with 12 starts ... Had three service aces against Iona on 9/8 ... Earned her first-career start on 10/19 against No. 13 Minnesota, recording three aces and a then-season-best five blocks in a five-game win ... Had nine kills in a five-game win over No. 20 Michigan (10/24) ... Blocked a season-best seven attacks in a five-game win at Illinois (11/2) ... Terminated a season-best 10 swings in a four-game win over Ohio State (11/10) ... Hit a season-best .429 (7-1-14) with four blocks in return to her native Minnesota (11/17).

Personal

High School

Born Naomi Marie Johnson on Aug. 24, 1989 ... Daughter of David and Karin Johnson ... Majoring in mathematics.

Named to the No. 95 spot on PrepVolleyball.com’s 2007 “Senior Aces” list ... Named All-State in 2006 ... Earned Star-Tribune and Pioneer Press All-Metro honors in 2006 as well ... 2005 All-Lake Conference honoree ... Team MVP in 2005 ... Played club with the Northern Lights for four years ... Team earned bronze medal at the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Starting middle on the 2006 AAU and USJO national champion 17 open team ... Has a 4.0 GPA and is a National Merit Commended Scholar ... Was home-schooled through the 10th grade before attending Normandale Community College in 11th and 12th grade ... Earned Dean’s List honors at Normandale ... Played her high school volleyball at Kennedy in Bloomington, Minn.

NAOMI JOHNSON

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

16, vs. Ohio State (Oct. 3, 2008) 23, vs. Ohio State (Oct. 3, 2008) .429, at Minnesota (Nov. 17, 2007) 3, two times (most recent vs. Minnesota, Oct. 19, 2007) 2, two times (most recent vs. Iowa, Oct. 20, 2007) 7, two times (most recent vs. Indiana, Oct. 24, 2008) 5, vs. Michigan (Oct. 25, 2007)

JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

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Year 2008 2007 Totals

MP SP 31 101 22 59 53 160

K 153 69 222

K/S E TA 1.51 88 423 1.17 42 224 1.39 130 647

PCT .154 .121 .142

A 1 5 6

A/S SA 0.01 1 0.08 12 0.04 13

SE 4 26 30

SA/S 0.01 0.20 0.08

RE 0 0 0

DIG 17 23 40

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D/S 0.17 0.39 0.25

BS 5 9 14

BA 43 42 85

TB B/S 48 0.48 51 0.86 99 0.62

BE BHE 12 1 4 0 16 1


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SABEL MOFFETT 6-0 • R-Junior Middle Blocker Temecula, Calif. Chapparal CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“Sabel absolutely has the talent and the experience to really have a breakout season. Last year you saw her be a dominant player in a handful of matches. This year I expect her, along with Brittani, to be the dominant players in every match. She has the ability to take over, and I’m hoping with the combination of maturity, experience and confidence Sabel will really come into her own this year. She’s a special talent and we expect a lot. She’s a natural leader.”

2008 One of the top contributors for the Wildcats, starting all 31 matches and playing in all 118 sets ... Set personal bests in every statistical category, leading the team in block assists (94) and total blocks (115) ... Ranked second on the squad in hitting percentage (.264) and was third in kills (280)and attempts (637) ... Named to the Chicagoland Classic all-tournament team after recording 23 kills and nine blocks over the two-day period ... Recorded 14 kills on 27 attempts at Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Registered nine kills and five blocks against Illinois-Chicago (8/29) ... Tallied her 100th career kill against the Flames ... Proved to be one of the ’Cats’ top offensive threats at the Dayton Flyer tournament, notching 29 kills and adding 18 blocks ... Her best game of the weekend was a 13-kill, five-block effort against Cleveland State (9/6) ... Picked up Cougar Challenge all-tournament honors after recording 40 kills and seven blocks on the weekend, including a career-high 19 kills on 38 attempts against Wichita State (9/13) ... Tallied 30 kills with a .388 hitting percentage at the Wildcat Classic, en route to being named to the all-tournament team ... Lead all players with 15 kills at Michigan State (10/10) ... Had 12 kills, including the match-winner, in the upset victory of 17th-ranked Illinois (10/17) while also adding eight blocks ... Tied a career-best with 10 blocks against Indiana (10/24) ... Recorded double-digit kill totals in 13 matches ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007 Appeared in 21 matches, starting 15 ... Hit .333 in her second-career match (7-215) against Illinois-Chicago (8/25) ... Hit .471 (8-0-17) while recording four solo blocks in a win against UC Santa Barbara ... Hit .500 (4-0-8) with five blocks on 9/7 at Georgetown ... Hit a season-best .667 (9-1-12) against Western Michigan on 9/14 ... Reached double-digits in blocks for the first time in her career with 10 against Saint Louis (9/15) ... Terminated a season-best 11 attacks against No. 9 Wisconsin (9/28) ... Came in during the third game against Iowa on 10/20, recording three blocks including the match-winner ... Played three games in NU’s five-game win at Illinois, blocking five Illini attacks (11/2) ... Played the final two games against No. 1 Penn State, going a perfect 3-of-3 on the attack with two blocks (11/9) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2006 Redshirted.

SABEL MOFFETT High School Two-time first-team All-Valley selection for volleyball ... Two-time all-league honoree ... Named team MVP in 2005 ... Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist in 2005 ... Earned academic CIF-SS award in 2005 ... Scholar athlete all four years of high school ... High school won league championships with undefeated seasons from 2002-04 ... Won the CIF championship in 2003 for the first time in school history ... CIF-SS finalists and state finalists in 2004 ... Played club for Vintage, advancing in the Southern California qualifier to go to Junior Olympics ... Two-time first-team All-Valley in track and field ... Holds the school records in the triple jump and the 100 hurdles ... Track team won CIF titles in 2002 and 2003 ... National Honor Society member ... Named to the California Scholastic Federation ... Also earned Character Counts, student of the month, peer leader and Commissioner of Athletics honors.

Personal Born Sabel Ruth Moffett on Nov. 27, 1987 ... Daughter of Tim and Carol Moffett ... Father was an NFL wide receiver for the Los Angeles Raiders and San Diego Chargers, playing his college ball at the University of Mississippi from 1981-85 ... Chose Northwestern over UC Irvine, Georgia, Tennessee, UC Santa Barbara and Washington State ... Majoring in psychology.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

19, vs. Wichita State (Sept. 13, 2008) 38, vs. Wichita State (Sept. 13, 2008) .667, vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 14, 2007) N/A 1, vs. Ohio State (Oct. 3, 2008) 10, two times (most recent vs. Indiana, Oct. 24, 2008) 2, at Michigan (Oct. 7, 2007)

MOFFETT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2007 Totals

MP SP 31 118 21 51 52 169

K 280 92 372

K/S E TA 2.37 112 637 1.80 44 215 2.20 156 852

PCT .264 .223 .254

A 1 0 1

A/S 0.01 0.00 0.01

SA 0 0 0

SE 0 0 0

SA/S 0.00 0.00 0.00

RE 0 0 0

DIG 11 8 19

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D/S 0.09 0.16 0.11

BS 21 11 32

BA TB B/S 94 115 0.97 48 59 1.16 142 174 1.03

BE BHE 5 0 2 0 7 0

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2009 SOPHOMORES 10

ALEXANDRA AYERS

ALEXANDRA AYERS

6-1 • Sophomore Outside Hitter Playa del Rey, Calif. Marymount CHAN’S OUTLOOK “Alex is a very gifted player, and after coming off surgery in the off-season, I’m extremely confident that she will finally be able to do the things we knew she could do but was held back by the injury. She understands the game at an extremely high level for someone so young and now will have the ability to attack the ball as well as anyone. We’re just working on getting her strength back up and getting her ready to make an impact once the season gets underway.”

2008 Hit the court running as a freshman, appearing in all 31 matches for Northwestern while starting 17, including her collegiate debut against Illinois Chicago (8/29) ... Finished fifth in the team in kills with 133 and was one of just two ’Cats to tally triple digits in both kills and digs (185) ... Had an impressive collegiate debut, starting both matches of the Chicagoland Challenge ... Registered eight kills on 34 attempts at Loyola Chicago (8/30) to go along with five digs and a pair of blocks ... Registered seven kills, three digs and three service aces in her collegiate debut vs. Illinois-Chicago (8/29) ... Had a eight digs against Cleveland State (9/6) while adding a pair of blocks ... Came up big against Montana State (9/12), setting personal-bests in kills (nine) and digs (13) ... Played a key role for NU at the Wildcat Classic, setting new personal bests in kills (15) and hitting percentage (.375) against Virginia ... Had a pair of assists and blocks against UCLA (9/20) ... Recorded her 100th career kill against Wisconsin (10/8).

High School Four-year letterwinner for Marymount High School ... Helped lead the Sailors to the division 4 state championship as a junior ... Captured CIF championship all four years ... Was named to the CIF first-team in 2004, 2006 and 2007 ... As a freshman was named one of PrepVolleyball.com’s top-50 freshman and was evaluated by USA Volleyball as “one of the top 10 outside hitters in the country in her age group” ... Began playing club volleyball at eight years old, most recently for TCA 18-1 ... Played a major role in helping club team capture the 2008 Las Vegas Fiesta Classic championship ... Member of 2006 national championship while finishing third nationally in 2007 ... Named to the honor roll and California Scholarship Federation in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Participated in student council as a senior.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

15, vs. Virginia (Sept. 19, 2008) 39, two times (most recent at Illinois, Oct. 17, 2008) .375, vs. Virginia (Sept. 19, 2008) 3, vs. Illinois-Chicago (Aug. 29, 2008) 27, vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 8, 2008) 2, three times (most recent vs. UCLA, Sept. 20, 2008) 13, vs. Montana State (Sept. 12, 2008)

Personal Born Alexandra Ayers on Jan. 4, 1990 ... Daughter of Jim and Paula Ayers ... Sister Kelly played volleyball for William & Mary ... Received first volleyball recruiting letter from Southern California when she was 12 years old ... Competed against fellow Wildcat Natalie Taylor in high school ... Majoring in radio/televison/film.

AYERS’ CAREER STATISTICS

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Year 2008 Totals

MP SP 31 110 31 110

K 133 133

K/S 1.21 1.21

E 73 73

TA 510 510

PCT .118 .118

A 5 5

A/S SA 0.05 16 0.05 16

SE SA/S 36 0.15 36 0.15

RE 22 22

DIG 185 185

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D/S 1.68 1.68

BS 2 2

BA 15 15

TB B/S 17 0.15 17 0.15

BE BHE 4 0 4 0


2009 SOPHOMORES MARY GRACE GALLAGHER

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NATALIE TAYLOR

5-5 • Sophomore Libero Atlanta, Ga. The Lovett School

5-11 • Sophomore Outside Hitter Del Mar, Calif. Torrey Pines

CHAN’S OUTLOOK

CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“Mary Grace is a tremendous athlete, and now she’s been able to have some time on the court. This year I look for her to contribute more than she ever has in the past. Last year she did a great job at pushing Kate and helping her develop into an even better player, and this year I expect her to play a key role in helping everyone become better. She adds another dynamic to our team.”

“Natalie really made some progress as a freshman. She saw quite a bit of playing time over in Italy, and has really made some great strides, especially up front. I think she’s going to come out this year and really push our upperclassmen in practice. Natalie is just a great kid that adds a lot of value to our team and is a great athlete as well.”

2008

2008

Did not see action for the Wildcats.

Did not see action for the Wildcats.

High School

High School

Four-year letterwinner at the Lovett School ... All-state selection in 2007 ... Allarea selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Helped lead the Lions to the state championship game in 2006 and 2007 ... Captured regional championships those same years ... Competed three years for A5 Mizuno club team ... Placed 13th at AAU nationals ... Helped team to a third place finish at both the Impact tournament and Spring Bash ... Also lettered in swimming and track and field in high school ... State champion in the 4x400m relay her junior year ... Named Best Female Athlete as a sophomore and junior ... Named to the scholar’s and headmaster’s list for academics all four years of high school ... Earned Wellesley Book award as a junior and Principal’s Award as a senior.

Four-year letterwinner at Torrey Pines ... Helped lead Falcons to the CIF quarterfinals in 2006 and followed it up with a semifinal appearance in 2007 ... Earned 2007 All-Palomar League honorable mention honors ... Competed for both Encinitas Wave and Solana Beach VBC club teams ... Participated in junior olympics with Wave in 2006 ... Also competed in soccer for the Falcons for three seasons ... Named Torrey Pines Scholar Athlete award as a junior and senior ... Union-Tribune All-Academic Team selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Member of National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and Principal’s Honor Court.

Personal Born Mary Grace Gallagher on Nov. 23, 1989 ... Daughter of Kevin and Peggy Gallagher ... Father was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference fencer at North Carolina ... Brother James plays on the junior varsity basketball team at UNC as well ... Chose Northwestern over George Washington, Maryland and Vermont ... Major is undeclared.

Personal Born Natalie Elisabeth Taylor on Nov. 20, 1990 ... Daughter of Bill and Carolyn Taylor ... Father won two NCAA championships in water polo at Stanford ... Chose Northwestern over UCLA, Middlebury and Claremont McKenna ... Competed against fellow Wildcat Alexandra Ayers in high school ... Major is undeclared.

MARY GRACE GALLAGHER

NATALIE TAYLOR

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2009 SOPHOMORES 9

MADALYN SHALTER

MADALYN SHALTER

6-2 • Sophomore Outside Hitter/Setter Ottawa, Ohio Ottawa-Glandorf CHAN’S OUTLOOK “Maddy has moved to the right side for us and will continue to be a back-up setter if needed. She is going to help us in so many ways and will give us that flexibility we desperately needed last year. I think it’s a role that will suit Maddy well. She basically played every position during her high school career, so I have confidence in her. She is a very mature player and will play a critical role for us this year.”

2008 Made a significant contribution in her freshman campaign for Northwestern, appearing in 25 matches with 12 starts ... Saw her first collegiate action at the Cougar Challenge, including her first career start against Washington State (9/13) where she tallied six digs ... Notched her first kill against Wichita State (9/13) ... Started all three games of the Wildcat Classic, where she had her best outing of the year against Georgetown (9/19), setting personal highs in kills (six), digs (13), assists (six) and blocks (four) ... Assumed the role of primary setter against Wisconsin (10/8), recording a career-high 27 assists ... Had 11 digs in the Wildcats’ upset over 17th-ranked Illinois (10/17) ... Tied a career-high with six kills and four blocks against Wisconsin (10/29), while setting a new personal best in hitting percentage (.545) ... Her six kills against Indiana (11/22) tied her career-high while also adding nine digs ... Notched three kills and added three blocks in the season finale against Illinois (11/29).

High School Ranked No. 89 on PrepVolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list ... Four-year letterwinner at Ottawa-Glandorf High School ... Integral part of the Titans’ three Western Buckeye League championships ... Named the All-Ohio District II second-team as a sophomore and was a first-team selection as both a junior and senior ... Was a three-time all-district first-team selection, including garnering Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior ... Finished high school career with over 1200 kills and nearly 1100 assists ... Named to the All-Ohio and District Eight all-star teams ... FOX24 Player of the Week ... Putnam County Sentinel Senior Spotlight ... Competed three years for Team Atlantis club team, helping them to a third-place national finish in 2006 where she garnered all-tournament team recognition ... Also was a three-year letterwinner in basketball ... Was a member of both the honor roll and National Honor Society, as well as a two-time member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

CAREER SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS: ATTEMPTS: HITTING PCT.: SERVICE ACES: ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: DIGS:

6, three times (most recent at Indiana, Nov. 22, 2008) 25, vs. Virginia (Sept. 19, 2008) .545, at Wisconsin (Oct. 29, 2008) 2, two times (most recent vs. Virginia, Sept. 19, 2008) 27, vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 8, 2008) 4, two times (most recent at Wisconsin, Oct. 29, 2008) 13, vs. Georgetown (Sept. 19, 2008)

Personal Born Madalyn Lee Shalter on Nov. 28, 1989 ... Daughter of John and Nancy Shalter ... Chose Northwestern over Florida State ... Major is undeclared.

SHALTER’S CAREER STATISTICS

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Year 2008 Totals

MP SP 25 93 25 93

K 52 52

K/S 0.56 0.56

E 38 38

TA 213 213

PCT .066 .066

A 70 70

A/S SA 0.75 18 0.75 18

SE SA/S 14 0.19 14 0.19

RE 14 14

DIG 155 155

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BS 2 2

BA 16 16

TB B/S 18 0.19 18 0.19

BE BHE 2 2 2 2


2009 FRESHMEN 5

KATHRYN CHRYSTAL

JULIE CHIN

6-1 • R-Freshman Middle Blocker Crystal Lake, Ill. Crystal Lake Central

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5-7 • Freshman Libero Naperville, Ill. Naperville North

CHAN’S OUTLOOK

CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“We redshirted Kathryn last season because we wanted to give her some quality time as a middle, which has been a strength of our program the last few years. She is a very steady and consistent player, always hitting right around .300 and giving you at least a block per set. Kathryn is a very good athlete and I expect her to see some quality time at the middle this season.”

“Julie is probably one of the best passing liberos we have ever recruited. She has the ability to extend plays defensively and has great range. We have a great tradition with our liberos at Northwestern and I strongly believe Julie will carry that legacy forward.”

High School

2008 Redshirted.

High School Ranked No. 83 on the PrepVolleyball.com’s “Senior Aces” list ... Four-year letterwinner at Crystal Lake Central High School, helping the Tigers to four-straight regional championships ... Earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior and named to the all-area team as a senior ... Two-time all-conference selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Named high school varsity MVP as a junior ... All-tournament team selection at Jacobs High School Invitational ... Competed for Club Fusion for two years, helping lead the team to a fifth-place finish at nationals in 2007 ... Member of the honor roll.

Four-year letterwinner at Naperville North High School ... Set school record with 469 digs during her career ... Helped lead the Huskies to the regional championship as a senior while also capturing the DuPage Valley Conference championship ... Named to the 2008 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team ... Captured all-conference honors as a senior ... Earned 2008 Wheaton Warrenville all-tournament honors and was named Best Libero at Mizuno Cup ... Competed for Sports Performance club team for seven years ... Team won 2008 JVDA 18-Open championship and AAU national title ... Named AAU All-American in 2007 after team placed third at AAU nationals ... Honor roll student and Illinois State Scholar.

Personal Born Julie Yeuyin Chin on July 13, 1991 ... Daughter of Terry and Linda Chin ... Plans to major in economics.

Personal Born Kathryn Ann Chrystal on April 18, 1990 ... Daughter of Jim and Nancy Chrystal ... Father played rugby at Illinois ... Anticipated major is undecided.

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2009 FRESHMEN 12

SUSAN OXNARD

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MARIA TURNER

5-9 • Freshman Outside Hitter Yorba Linda, Calif. Esperanza

5-10 • Freshman Defensive Specialist Dallas, Texas Mansfield Legacy

CHAN’S OUTLOOK

CHAN’S OUTLOOK

“Susan is a dynamic athlete with tremendous volleyball potential. Volleyball has always been a part of Susan’s life and all her experiences will be an asset for our program. Currently Susan is an outside hitter for her club team, but we see her developing into a back row specialist for our program.”

“Maria’s greatest strength is her passion for the game of volleyball. She has worked to develop her volleyball skills and I’m excited to have a player join our program with that kind of passion. Maria has played many positions during her career and we expect her to add depth and competition to the libero and defensive specialist positions within our program.”

High School Three-year letterwinner at Esperanza High School ... Helped the Aztecs qualify for the CIF playoffs in 2006, ‘07 and ‘08 ... Led the team in both kills and digs as a senior ... Earned first-team All-Sunset League honors in 2008 and was an AllOrange County honorable mention selection ... Named the team’s Most Valuable Player and earned Captain’s Award as a senior ... Second team all-league selection in 2007 ... Earned CVBA beach volleyball AA rating in 2008 ... 18 and under team finished third at Manhattan Beach Championship in 2007 ... Competed for Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club for five years ... Team captured a handful of top10 tournament finishes, including placing third at Festival and fifth in Las Vegas in 2008 ... Also was a four-year letterwinner in the high jump and lettered twice in track ... Named to Principal Honor Roll each of her four years at Esperanza.

High School

Personal

Personal

Born Susan Liana Oxnard on Jan. 24, 1991 ... Daughter of Thor and Kristin Oxnard ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell, Fairfield and UC San Diego ... Plans to major in political science.

Four-year letterwinner at Mansfield Legacy high school ... Helped lead Broncos to an undefeated district championship and the regional quarterfinals in 2008 ... Established herself as a serving specialist, leading the district in service aces per set ... Also ranked fifth in the district in kills ... Team captured bi-district championship in 2007 ... Named All-District in 2007 and 2008 ... Academic All-District selection in 2007 and 2008 ... Member of Texas Advantage Volleyball Club ... Team was ranked No. 1 volleyball club in Texas by PrepVolleyball.com ... Helped TAV to a bronze medal in Minneapolis tournament and a fifth-place finish at Las Vegas tournament ... National Honor Society member ... Student Athletic Leadership Council treasurer.

Born Maria Elizabeth Turner on Nov. 15, 1990 ... Daughter of Kevin and Mary Turner ... Father is a member of the Southern Methodist faculty and is a corporate executive coach to a number of prominent figures ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell, Auburn, Brown and Providence College ... Plans to major in economics and is interested in pre-dental program.

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KATE AUSTIN

MICHELLE KRAUSE

MELI RESENDIZ

Associate Director Strength and Conditioning

Assistant Athletic Trainer Physical Therapist

Associate Director Equipment

SCOTT AREY

RAND CHAMPION

RYAN CHENAULT

Assistant A.D. Facilities

Assistant Director Athletic Communications

Associate Director Sales and Marketing

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2009 OPPONENTS KENTUCKY CLASSIC........................................................................................................ 28 IUPUI HAMPTON INN INVITATIONAL............................................................................... 28 COMFORT SUITES 49ER TOURNAMENT....................................................................... 29 WILDCAT CLASSIC........................................................................................................... 29 BIG TEN conference OPPONENTS......................................................................30-32


2009 non conference opponents KENTUCKY CLASSIC • MEMORIAL COLISEUM • LEXINGTON, KY.

KENTUCKY WILDCATS Aug. 28 • 6 p.m. CT Location.....................................................Lexington, Ky. Enrollment............................................................ 27,000 President.............................................Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr. Athletic Director....................................... Mitch Barnhart Conference................................................. Southeastern Colors...................................................... Blue and White Facility.................................. Memorial Coliseum (5,600) Head Coach....................... Craig Skinner (Ball State ‘93) Record at UK............................. 84-40 (5th season) Overall Record............................................... Same Assistant Coaches..........Chris Beerman, Lauren Sauer 2008 Record...................................................26-6 (.813) 2008 Conference Record/Place.............17-3 (.850)/2nd 2008 Postseason............................... NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................11/2 Starters Returning/Lost..................................5+libero/1 All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 3-2 Last Meeting.................... Sept. 17, 2005 (NU, 3-0) Website.................................................. UKathletics.com Volleyball Contact..........................................Deb Moore Office Phone...................................(859) 257-8506 Email....................................... deb.moore@uky.edu

FLA. INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN PANTHERS

WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS

Aug. 29 • 11 a.m. CT

Aug. 29 • 4 p.m. CT

Location..........................................................Miami, Fla. Enrollment............................................................ 38,000 President.....................................Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg Athletic Director........................................... Pete Garcia Conference.........................................................Sun Belt Colors........................................................Blue and Gold Facility.........................U.S. Century Bank Arena (5,000) Head Coach....Danijela Tomic (Arkansas-Little Rock ‘99) Record at FIU............................ 86-36 (5th season) Overall Record............................................... Same Assistant Coaches......... Trevor Theroulde, Rose Burke 2008 Record...................................................28-7 (.800) 2008 Conference Record/Place.............. 15-2 (.882)/1st 2008 Postseason............................... NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................ 10/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................6/0+libero All-Time Series............................................First meeting Website.................................................... FIUSports.com Volleyball Contact.......................................... Rich Kelch Office Phone...................................(305) 348-3164 Email......................................richard.kelch@fiu.edu

Location................................................. Cullowhee, N.C. Enrollment.............................................................. 9,000 Chancellor.......................................... Dr. John W. Bardo Director of Athletics......................................Chip Smith Conference........................................................Southern Colors.................................................... Purple and Gold Facility........................................ Ramsey Center (7,826) Head Coach................ Manuel Concepcion (Ashford ‘02) Record at WCU....................................First season Overall Record.....................................First season Assistant Coach...................................Josh Wielebnicki 2008 Record...................................................6-26 (.261) 2008 Conference Record/Place.........3-15 (.167)/T-10th 2008 Postseason....................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 8/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................6+libero/0 All-Time Series............................................First meeting Website.........................................CatamountSports.com Volleyball Contact....................................Denise Gideon Office Phone...................................(828) 227-2336 Email................................. dgideon@email.wcu.edu

IUPUI HAMPTON INN INVITATIONAL • THE JUNGLE • INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

MIAMI (OHIO) REDHAWKS Sept. 5 • 9 a.m. CT

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Location....................................................... Oxford, Ohio Enrollment............................................................ 16,300 President.......................................... Dr. David C. Hodge Athletic Director.............................................Brad Bates Conference................................................ Mid-American Colors.......................................................Red and White Facility................................................ Millett Hall (6,400) Head Coach............. Carolyn Condit (Mt. St. Joseph ‘76) Record at Miami................. 454-334 (26th season) Overall Record.................... 553-413 (30th season) Assistant Coaches..................Anna Nies, Jason Reese 2008 Record.................................................21-12 (.636) 2008 Conference Record/Place.............12-4 (.750)/2nd 2008 Postseason............................... NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................ 10/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................5/1+libero All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 2-1 Last Meeting..................Sept. 1, 1999 (Miami, 3-0) Website..............................................MURedHawks.com Volleyball Contact...................................... Michael Roth Office Phone...................................(513) 529-7092 Email.......................................rothmb@muohio.edu

IUPUI JAGUARS

WESTERN KENTUCKY HILLTOPPERS

Sept. 5 • 6 p.m. CT

Sept. 6 • 11:30 a.m. CT

Location................................................ Indianapolis, Ind. Enrollment............................................................ 30,300 Chancellor............................................ Charles R. Bantz Director of Athletics........................... Michael R. Moore Conference...................................... The Summit League Colors............................................. Red, Gold and Black Facility............................................... The Jungle (1,215) Head Coach...............Steve Payne (Northern Illinois ‘87) Record at IUPUI.................. 166-210 (13th season) Overall Record............................................... Same Assistant Coach......................................... Nicole Cirillo 2008 Record.................................................16-15 (.516) 2008 Conference Record/Place................9-7 (.563)/4th 2008 Postseason....................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................11/2 Starters Returning/Lost..................................6/0+libero All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 1-0 Last Meeting...................... Sept. 2, 2006 (NU, 3-0) Website................................................... IUPUIJags.com Volleyball Contact............................................ Bill Potter Office Phone...................................(317) 278-3619 Email.........................................wcpotter@iupui.edu

Location.............................................Bowling Green, Ky. Enrollment............................................................ 19,265 President.........................................Dr. Gary A. Ransdell Athletic Director........................Dr. Camden Wood Selig Conference.........................................................Sun Belt Colors.......................................................Red and White Facility.....................................E.A. Diddle Arena (7,326) Head Coach........ Travis Hudson (Western Kentucky ‘94) Record at WKU................... 324-154 (16th season) Overall Record............................................... Same Assistant Coaches.........Kristi Griffin, Megan Argabright 2008 Record.................................................26-10 (.722) 2008 Conference Record/Place..............12-5 (.706)/6th 2008 Postseason............................... NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 9/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................4/2+libero All-Time Series...................Western Kentucky leads, 1-0 Last Meeting................. Sept. 17, 2004 (WKU, 3-1) Website..................................................WKUSports.com Volleyball Contact........................................Kelly Oravet Office Phone...................................(270) 745-5379 Email..................................... kelly.oravet@wku.edu

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2009 NON CONFERENCE OPPONENTS COMFORT SUITES 49ER TOURNAMENT • HALTON ARENA • CHARLOTTE, N.C.

PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE Sept. 11 • 3:30 p.m. CT Location....................................................... Clinton, S.C. Enrollment.............................................................. 1,200 President............................................ Dr. John V. Griffith Director of Athletics................Dr. William “Bee” Carlton Conference.......................................................Big South Colors.................................................... Garnet and Blue Facility.....................................Templeton Center (2,000) Head Coach.................... Chris Belshe (Illinois State ‘05) Record at PC............................. 42-59 (4th season) Overall Record............................................... Same Assistant Coach....... Megan Trimpe, Scott Schweihofer 2008 Record.................................................13-21 (.382) 2008 Conference Record/Place..............6-10 (.375)/6th 2008 Postseason....................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................ 10/2 Starters Returning/Lost..................................3+libero/3 All-Time Series............................................First meeting Website................................................ GoBlueHose.com Volleyball Contact................................... Brent C. Hager Office Phone...................................(864) 833-8252 Email...................................... bchager@presby.edu

CHARLOTTE 49ERS

JAMES MADISON DUKES Sept. 12 • 9 a.m. CT

Aug. 29 • 4 p.m. CT

Location................................................Harrisonburg, Va. Enrollment............................................................ 18,000 President........................................ Dr. Linwood H. Rose Director of Athletics..................................... Jeff Bourne Conference..........................Colonial Athletic Association Colors.................................................... Purple and Gold Facility........................ Sinclair Gym/Godwin Hall (5,000) Head Coach...............................Disa Garner (Illinois ‘88) Record at JMU.....................146-110 (10th season) Overall Record.................... 200-247 (16th season) Assistant Coaches...............Ryan Parker, Brian Grimes 2008 Record.................................................13-18 (.419) 2008 Conference Record/Place................6-8 (.429)/7th 2008 Postseason....................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 8/6 Starters Returning/Lost..................................3/3+libero All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 1-0 Last Meeting...................... Sept. 7, 1996 (NU, 3-0) Website...................................................JMUSports.com Volleyball Contact......................................Kevin Warner Office Phone...................................(540) 568-6154 Email......................................... warnerka@jmu.edu

Location....................................................Charlotte, N.C. Enrollment............................................................ 22,254 Chancellor........................................ Dr. Phillip L. Dubois Director of Athletics...................................... Judy Rose Conference......................................................Atlantic 10 Colors................................................... Green and White Facility............................................ Halton Arena (9,105) Head Coach.............Chris Redding (SUNY Cortland ‘90) Record at Charlotte.................. 27-30 (3rd season) Overall Record........................ 71-109 (7th season) Assistant Coaches................. Jay Correll, Casey Harris 2008 Record.................................................12-17 (.414) 2008 Conference Record/Place...........3-10 (.231)/T-8th 2008 Postseason....................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 8/2 Starters Returning/Lost..................................5/1+libero All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 1-0 Last Meeting..................... Aug. 31, 2002 (NU, 3-0) Website............................................. Charlotte49ers.com Volleyball Contact..........................................Ryan Rose Office Phone...................................(704) 687-6312 Email....................................... ryan.rose@uncc.edu

WILDCAT CLASSIC • WELSH-RYAN ARENA • EVANSTON, ILL.

AKRON ZIPS Sept. 18 • 7 p.m. CT Location........................................................ Akron, Ohio Enrollment............................................................ 24,704 President..........................................Dr. Luis M. Proenza Interim Athletic Director.......................Hunter Yurachek Conference................................................ Mid-American Colors........................................................Blue and Gold Facility......................... James A. Rhodes Arena (5,500) Head Coach..............Ron Arenz (Long Beach State, ‘95) Record at Akron.......................11-17 (2nd season) Overall Record.......................... 47-46 (5th season) Assistant Coaches.......... Cass Dixon, Aline dos Santos 2008 Record................................................. 11-17 (.393) 2008 Conference Record/Place...........5-11 (.313)/T-8th 2008 Postseason....................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 7/7 Starters Returning/Lost..................................4+libero/2 All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 1-0 Last Meeting..................... Aug. 29, 1997 (NU, 3-1) Website......................................................... GoZips.com Volleyball Contact...................................... Amanda Aller Office Phone...................................(330) 972-6584 Email........................................ama38@uakron.edu

LONG ISLAND BLACKBIRDS

CINCINNATI BEARCATS

Sept. 19 • Noon CT

Sept. 19 • 7 p.m. CT

Location.....................................................Brooklyn, N.Y. Enrollment.............................................................11,000 President...................................... Dr. David J. Steinberg Director of Athletics................................... John Suarez Conference.......................................................Northeast Colors................................. Black, Silver and Royal Blue Facility.... Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center (2,500) Head Coach.......Kyle Robinson (LIU-Southhampton ‘98) Record at LIU........................... 19-12 (2nd season) Overall Record............................................... Same Assistant Coaches.....Jennifer Robinson, Lindsey Patty 2008 Record.................................................19-12 (.613) 2008 Conference Record/Place...............7-1 (.875)/2nd 2008 Postseason............................... NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 7/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................4/2+libero All-Time Series............................................First meeting Website................................................. LIUAthletics.com Volleyball Contact.................................Shawn Sweeney Office Phone...................................(718) 488-1307 Email.................................shawn.sweeney@liu.edu

Location.................................................. Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment............................................................ 36,518 Interim President.......................................Monica Rimai Director of Athletics..................................Mike Thomas Conference......................................................... Big East Colors....................................................... Red and Black Facility.....................................Fifth Third Arena (13,176) Head Coach..........................Reed Sunahara (UCLA ‘89) Record at UC......................... 207-82 (10th season) Overall Record.................... 226-122 (12th season) Assistant Coaches............Erin Virtue, Myanna Hellsten 2008 Record...................................................27-7 (.794) 2008 Conference Record/Place...........12-2 (.857)/T-1st 2008 Postseason..........................NCAA Second Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 7/8 Starters Returning/Lost..................................4+libero/2 All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 2-0 Last Meeting...................... Oct. 11, 1980 (NU, 3-0) Website..................................................GoBearcats.com Volleyball Contact.......................................... John Berry Office Phone...................................(513) 556-0618 Email.......................................... john.berry@uc.edu

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2009 BIG TEN CONFERENCE opponents ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI

INDIANA HOOSIERS

Oct. 14 • Champaign, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT Nov. 25 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT

Oct. 11 • Evanston, Ill. • 5 p.m. CT Oct. 31 • Bloomington, Ind. • 6 p.m. CT

Location....................................................... Champaign, Ill. Enrollment................................................................ 42,326 Chancellor............................................Dr. Richard Herman Athletic Director...................................Ronald E. Guenther Colors....................................................... Orange and Blue Facility....................................................... Huff Hall (4,050) Head Coach................................Kevin Hambly (Illinois ‘06) Record at Illinois..........................................First season Career Record..............................................First season Assistant Coaches...........................Jen Flynn, Kent Miller 2008 Record.......................................................26-8 (.765) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.........................15-5 (.750)/3rd 2008 Postseason......................................NCAA Regionals Letterwinners Returning/Lost.....................................11/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 6+libero/1 All-Time Series......................................Illinois leads, 42-26 First Meeting..............................Sept. 30, 1978 (UI, 2-0) Last Meeting................................Nov. 29, 2008 (UI, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston.........................Nov. 5, 2005, 3-1 Last UI win in Evanston........................Nov. 29, 2008, 3-0 Last NU win in Champaign................... Oct. 17, 2008, 3-2 Last UI win in Champaign.......................Nov. 6, 2004, 3-0 Website......................................................FightingIllini.com Volleyball Contact.............................................. Mike Koon Office Phone...........................................(217) 244-1256 Email................................................. mkoon@illinois.edu

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Kevin Hambly

Laura DeBruler

Location................................................... Bloomington, Ind. Enrollment................................................................ 40,354 President............................................Michael A. McRobbie Director of Athletics..........................................Fred Glass Colors.................................................. Cream and Crimson Facility.............................................University Gym (2,000) Head Coach......................... Sherry Dunbar (Ball State ‘92) Record at Indiana.............................32-32 (3rd season) Career Record................................. 145-54 (7th season) Assistant Coaches.............. Sarah Gustin, Keith Schunzel 2008 Record.....................................................17-15 (.531) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.........................9-11 (.450)/6th 2008 Postseason........................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................... 6/6 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 4+libero/2 All-Time Series....................................Indiana leads, 28-27 First Meeting................................Oct. 29, 1976 (IU, 1-0) Last Meeting................................Nov. 22, 2008 (IU, 3-1) Last NU win in Evanston.......................Nov. 23, 2007, 3-0 Last IU win in Evanston........................ Oct. 24, 2008, 3-2 Last NU win in Bloomington................. Oct. 20, 2006, 3-1 Last IU win in Bloomington..................Nov. 22, 2008, 3-1 Website.......................................................IUHoosiers.com Volleyball Contact......................................... Kyle Kuhlman Office Phone...........................................(812) 855-4770 Email...........................................kkuhlman@indiana.edu

Sherry Dunbar

Ashley Benson

IOWA HAWKEYES

MICHIGAN WOLVERINES

Oct. 23 • Iowa City, Iowa • 7 p.m. CT Nov. 21 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT

Oct. 2 • Ann Arbor, Mich. • 6 p.m. CT Nov. 7 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT

Location....................................................... Iowa City, Iowa Enrollment................................................................ 30,561 President.................................................... Dr. Sally Mason Director of Athletics..........................................Gary Barta Colors..........................................................Black and Gold Facility..............................Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,500) Head Coach........Sharon Dingman (Northern Michigan ‘84) Record at Iowa................................. 14-18 (2nd season) Career Record............................. 350-225 (19th season) Assistant Coaches.................................. Jason Allen, TBA 2008 Record.....................................................14-18 (.438) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.........................6-14 (.300)/9th 2008 Postseason........................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................... 13/4 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 3/3+libero All-Time Series.......................Northwestern leads, 33-25-1 First Meeting................................Oct. 29, 1977 (UI, 2-0) Last Meeting................................Nov. 14, 2008 (UI, 3-2) Last NU win in Evanston....................... Oct. 20, 2007, 3-0 Last UI win in Evanston........................Nov. 14, 2008, 3-2 Last NU win in Iowa City.......................Nov. 16, 2007, 3-1 Last UI win in Iowa City........................Sept. 27, 2008, 3-1 Website............................................... HawkeyeSports.com Volleyball Contact...........................................Chris Brewer Office Phone...........................................(319) 335-9411 Email...............christopher-brewer@hawkeyesports.com

Sharon Dingman

Megan Schipper

Location.....................................................Ann Arbor, Mich. Enrollment................................................................ 38,820 President...............................................Mary Sue Coleman Director of Athletics................................ William C. Martin Colors..........................................................Maize and Blue Facility...........................................Cliff Keen Arena (1,800) Head Coach............Mark Rosen (Cal-State Northridge ‘85) Record at Michigan.................... 189-132 (11th season) Career Record............................. 398-169 (17th season) Assistant Coaches................... Leisa Rosen, Amanda Ault 2008 Record.......................................................26-9 (.743) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.........................12-8 (.600)/5th 2008 Postseason......................................NCAA Regionals Letterwinners Returning/Lost.....................................11/2 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 4+libero/2 All-Time Series................................. Michigan leads, 32-24 First Meeting..............................Oct. 27, 1978 (NU, 2-0) Last Meeting................................Nov. 7, 2008 (UM, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston....................... Oct. 26, 2007, 3-2 Last UM win in Evanston........................ Oct. 4, 2008, 3-0 Last NU win in Ann Arbor..................... Oct. 21, 2005, 3-0 Last UM win in Ann Arbor.......................Nov. 7, 2008, 3-0 Website..........................................................MGoBlue.com Volleyball Contact........................................... Matt Fancett Office Phone...........................................(734) 763-4423 Email.............................................. mfancett@umich.edu

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Lexi Zimmerman


2009 BIG TEN CONFERENCE OPPONENTS MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS

Oct. 3 • East Lansing, Mich. • 5:30 p.m. CT Nov. 6 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT

Oct. 17 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT Nov. 27 • Minneapolis, Minn. • 7 p.m. CT

Location................................................East Lansing, Mich. Enrollment................................................................ 46,648 President.........................................Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon Athletics Director...............................................Mark Hollis Colors....................................................... Green and White Facility.................................... Jenison Field House (5,017) Head Coach...................... Cathy George (Illinois State ‘85) Record at Michigan State................. 67-60 (5th season) Career Record.............................417-268 (23rd season) Assistant Coaches................... Russ Carney, Mike Gawlik 2008 Record.....................................................15-16 (.484) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place......................7-13 (.350)/T-7th 2008 Postseason........................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................... 8/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 6+libero/1 All-Time Series.......................... Northwestern leads, 31-25 First Meeting............................ Sept. 23, 1978 (NU, 2-1) Last Meeting................................ Nov. 1, 2008 (NU, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston.........................Nov. 1, 2008, 3-1 Last MSU win in Evanston.................... Oct. 27, 2006, 3-0 Last NU win in East Lansing.................. Oct. 7, 2006, 3-0 Last MSU win in East Lansing.............. Oct. 10, 2008, 3-2 Website.................................................. MSUSpartans.com Volleyball Contact............................................Vince Baker Office Phone...........................................(517) 355-2271 Email........................................... bakervin@ath.msu.edu

Cathy George

Vanessa King

Location................................................. Minneapolis, Minn. Enrollment................................................................ 50,402 President.............................................. Robert H. Bruininks Athletics Director...............................................Joel Maturi Colors.......................................................Maroon and Gold Facility.............................................Sports Pavilion (5,840) Head Coach......................................................Mike Hebert Record at Minnesota.................. 328-118 (14th season) Career Record............................. 900-375 (34th season) Assistant Coaches.................Scott Swanson, Laura Bush 2008 Record.......................................................27-7 (.794) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place........................16-4 (.800)/2nd 2008 Postseason..............................NCAA Second Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................... 6/7 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 3+libero/4 All-Time Series...............................Minnesota leads, 41-16 First Meeting..............................Oct. 28, 1976 (UM, 1-0) Last Meeting..............................Nov. 15, 2008 (UM, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston....................... Oct. 19, 2007, 3-2 Last UM win in Evanston......................Nov. 15, 2008, 3-0 Last NU win in Minneapolis.................. Nov. 11, 2005, 3-2 Last UM win in Minneapolis.................Sept. 26, 2008, 3-0 Website.................................................. GopherSports.com Volleyball Contact............................................Steve Geller Office Phone...........................................(612) 624-9369 Email................................................. gelle014@umn.edu

Mike Hebert

Brook Dieter

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS

Sept. 26 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT Nov. 13 • Columbus, Ohio • 7 p.m. CT

Sept. 25 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT Nov. 14 • University Park, Pa. • 6 p.m. CT

Location......................................................Columbus, Ohio Enrollment................................................................ 53,715 President..................................................... E. Gordon Gee Director of Athletics........................................ Gene Smith Colors....................................................... Scarlet and Gray Facility........................................... St. John Arena (13,276) Head Coach........................ Geoff Carlston (Minnesota ‘93) Record at Ohio State....................... 12-20 (2nd season) Career Record............................... 205-84 (10th season) Assistant Coaches..............Nadia Edwards, Don Gromala 2008 Record.....................................................12-20 (.375) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.......................3-17 (.150)/10th 2008 Postseason........................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................... 10/2 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 5+libero/1 All-Time Series...............................Ohio State leads, 46-14 First Meeting........................... Oct. 30, 1977 (OSU, 2-0) Last Meeting..............................Nov. 8, 2008 (OSU, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston.......................Nov. 10, 2007, 3-1 Last OSU win in Evanston...................... Oct. 3, 2008, 3-2 Last NU win in Columbus....................Sept. 21, 2007, 3-2 Last OSU win in Columbus.....................Nov. 8, 2008, 3-0 Website.........................................OhioStateBuckeyes.com Volleyball Contact..............................................D.C. Koehl Office Phone...........................................(614) 292-4056 Email.................................................... koehl.1@osu.edu

Geoff Carlston

Katie Dull

Location................................................University Park, Pa. Enrollment................................................................ 40,709 President............................................. Dr. Graham Spanier Director of Athletics.......................................... Tim Curley Colors..........................................................Blue and White Facility....................................................... Rec Hall (5,812) Head Coach.................... Russ Rose (George Williams ‘75) Record at Penn State................. 963-159 (31st season) Career Record........................................................Same Assistant Coaches.....Dennis Hohenshelt, Kaleena Davidson 2008 Record.....................................................38-0 (1.000) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.......................20-0 (1.000)/1st 2008 Postseason................................... NCAA Champions Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................... 10/3 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 5/2+libero All-Time Series................................Penn State leads, 36-8 First Meeting........................... Nov. 27, 1981 (PSU, 3-1) Last Meeting............................ Nov. 21, 2008 (PSU, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston.......................Nov. 23, 2002, 3-1 Last PSU win in Evanston.................... Oct. 25, 2008, 3-0 Last NU win in University Park..................................None Last PSU win in University Park..........Nov. 21, 2008, 3-0 Website..................................................GoPSUSports.com Volleyball Contact................................... Susan Bedsworth Office Phone...........................................(814) 865-1757 Email................................................... sjb5001@psu.edu

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Megan Hodge

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2009 BIG TEN conference opponents PURDUE BOILERMAKERS

WISCONSIN BADGERS

Oct. 10 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT Oct. 30 • West Lafayette, Ind. • 6 p.m. CT

Oct. 24 • Madison, Wis. • 7 p.m. CT Nov. 20 • Evanston, Ill. • 7 p.m. CT

Location............................................... West Lafayette, Ind. Enrollment................................................................ 40,090 President............................................... France A. Córdova Athletics Director......................................Morgan J. Burke Colors................................................... Old Gold and Black Facility.................................. Holloway Gymnasium (2,288) Head Coach........................ Dave Shondell (Ball State, ‘81) Record at Purdue............................ 124-75 (7th season) Career Record........................................................Same Assistant Coaches................ Kathy Jewell, John Shondell 2008 Record.......................................................26-9 (.743) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place.........................13-7 (.650)/4th 2008 Postseason..............................NCAA Second Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................... 9/6 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 3/3+libero All-Time Series....................................Purdue leads, 44-23 First Meeting.............................. Oct. 29, 1976 (PU, 1-0) Last Meeting...............................Nov. 28, 2008 (PU, 3-2) Last NU win in Evanston.........................Nov. 4, 2005, 3-2 Last PU win in Evanston.......................Nov. 28, 2008, 3-2 Last NU win in West Lafayette.............Nov. 27, 2004, 3-2 Last PU win in West Lafayette.............. Oct. 18, 2008, 3-0 Website...................................................PurdueSports.com Volleyball Contact......................................... Wendy Mayer Office Phone...........................................(765) 494-3919 Email..............................................wbroker@purdue.edu

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Dave Shondell

Carrie Gurnell

Location.........................................................Madison, Wis. Enrollment................................................................ 42,041 Chancellor........................................Carolyn (Biddy) Martin Athletic Director.............................................Barry Alvarez Colors....................................................Cardinal and White Facility.............................. Wisconsin Field House (10,600) Head Coach............................... Pete Waite (Ball State ‘81) Record at Wisconsin.................... 245-82 (11th season) Career Record............................ 511-184 (22nd season) Assistant Coaches............Colleen Bayer, Brian Heffernan 2008 Record.....................................................17-15 (.531) 2008 Big Ten Record/Place......................7-13 (.350)/T-7th 2008 Postseason........................................................None Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................... 9/4 Starters Returning/Lost..................................... 4+libero/2 All-Time Series............................... Wisconsin leads, 43-25 First Meeting............................. Oct. 29, 1978 (UW, 2-0) Last Meeting.............................. Oct. 29, 2008 (UW, 3-0) Last NU win in Evanston.......................Nov. 14, 2003, 3-0 Last UW win in Evanston........................ Oct. 8, 2008, 3-1 Last NU win in Madison..........................Nov. 5, 1986, 3-0 Last UW win in Madison....................... Oct. 29, 2008, 3-0 Website..................................................... UWBadgers.com Volleyball Contact.................................... Diane Nordstrom Office Phone...........................................(608) 262-9024 Email...........................................dkn@athletics.wisc.edu

BIG LIFE. BIG STAGE. BIG TEN • The Big Ten Conference is a union of 11 world-class academic institutions who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. The conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. • The Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual have the opportunity to live a Big Life. STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITIES • Big Ten universities provide approximately $100 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships; 12 for men and 13 for women. • Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams, second only to the Ivy League among all other athletic conferences. TOP ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS • Big Ten universities are members of the nation’s only conference whose constituency is entirely composed of institutions that are members of the AAU, a prestigious association of major academic and research institutions. • Big Ten institutions house on their campuses 10 of the nation’s 35 largest academic libraries, collectively holding more than 70 million book volumes. Institutions work to build and share resources with other Big Ten members.

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MORE TELEVISION EXPOSURE • The Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS, ABC/ESPN and the Big Ten Network provide the conference with its greatest television exposure ever. • In 2006, the Big Ten created the first national conference-owned television network devoted to the athletic and academic programs of a single conference. The Big Ten Network launched on Aug. 30, 2007, and is now available in over 70 million homes nationally, appearing in 23 of the top 25 national media markets. • The Big Ten’s new media agreements resulted in the broadcast of more than 500 events nationally and regionally on an annual basis, compared to 300 events in the final year of the previous agreements. SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS • The Big Ten is the only conference in the nation in which every school has captured at least one national title in an NCAA-sponsored sport over the last 10 seasons. • During the 2008-09 season, the Big Ten claimed five team national championships, including Iowa wrestling, Penn State fencing and women’s volleyball, Northwestern lacrosse and Wisconsin women’s ice hockey. In addition, Big Ten teams finished as the national runners-up in men’s basketball and men’s gymnastics. NATION’S BEST FANS • Big Ten fans are some of the most supportive in the country, as nearly 7.8 million patrons attended conference home contests during the 2007-08 seasons for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone. • Big Ten institutions have more than 4.2 million living alumni and over 300,000 undergraduate students attending their universities.


2008 REVIEW 2008 SEASON IN REVIEW...........................................................................................34-35 2008 results.................................................................................................................. 34 2008 single-match highs........................................................................................... 34 2008 season leaders.................................................................................................. 35 2008 OVERALL STATISTICS............................................................................................. 36 2008 BIG TEN STATISTICS............................................................................................... 36 2008 BIG TEN STANDINGS.............................................................................................. 36


2008 season review Opening Serve

Keporos Notches Career-Bests as Senior

Northwestern concluded the 2008 season with an overall record of 8-23 and were 2-18 in Big Ten Conference action. NU’s signature wins were a five-set upset of 17th-ranked Illinois in Champaign on Oct. 17 and a three-set sweep of Michigan State on Nov. 1 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats played 14 matches against teams ranked in the AVCA top-25 poll, and faced eight teams which qualified for the 2008 NCAA Volleyball Championships.

Kelly Keporos saved her best for last, having her most productive season in Evanston as a senior despite missing 10 matches with a foot injury. Keporos saw her most playing time, appearing in 21 matches and 63 sets, while setting personal-bests in every statistical category. She recorded 34 kills on 141 attempts, with 14 assists, 84 digs and six blocks. Keporos also was one of the Wildcats’ most potent serving weapons, recording 11 aces on the year.

Nobilio Sits Alone As NU’s Dig Leader

Glab Sits Seventh on All-Time Assist List

Libero Kate Nobilio continued to establish herself as one of the top players in Northwestern history, and wrapped up the 2008 season in grand style. Entering the season finale against 15th-ranked Illinois at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Nov. 29, Nobilio needed just 11 digs to surpass Christie Gardner’s 1,658 career total as the Wildcats’ all-time digs leader. She accomplished the feat late in the second set, thwarting an Illini attack to sit alone atop NU’s dig list. Nobilio concluded her junior season with 1,665 digs and now sets her sights on becoming the first Wildcat to eclipse the 2,000-dig plateau. Nobilio finished the season with 554, the third-best singleseason performance in school history, and now holds the first, third and fourth-best single-season dig totals in program history.

Setter Elyse Glab has already made her presence felt in the short time she has been in Evanston, and looks to continue to build her legacy. Glab finished her sophomore campaign with 1,101 assists, upping her career total to 2,310 and placing her seventh on the all-time Wildcat assist list. She enters her junior season just 25 helpers shy of Jackie Nuñez for sixth-place all-time, and has her sights set on becoming just the fourth player to join the 3,000-assist club. Glab became the ninth Wildcat to eclipse 2,000 assists in a career at Wisconsin on Oct. 29. She also ranked third on the team in digs (203) and blocks (67) in 2008.

Hyser Concludes Wildcat Career Among All-Time Greats One of the staples of the Northwestern program the past four seasons had been middle blocker Chelsy Hyser, who concluded her Wildcat career with her place firmly cemented in the NU record books. Hyser has been one of the top blockers in the program’s history, and capped off her career by recording 114 blocks (22 solo and 92 block assists) in 2008. She leaves Evanston ranked fourth all-time in block assists with 361, is sixth in total blocks (435) and eighth in solo blocks (74). Hyser also was an offensive force for the `Cats in 2008, leading the team in kills with 304, upping her career total to 970. Her .290 hitting percentage also was a team-best and goes down as the eighth-best performance in the program’s history. Hyser proved to be a consistent threat at the nets during her time in Evanston, as her career hitting percentage of .297 is second on the all-time list, trailing only Erika Lange’s .304 hitting percentage. KELLY KEPOROS played a key role for Northwestern off the bench in 2008, despite missing nearly a month of action due to an injury. She appeared in 45 matches during her Wildcat career, tallying 56 kills, 109 digs and 11 blocks.

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Moffett, Gray Lead NU’s Offensive Charge Sabel Moffett and Brittani Gray both took redshirt seasons in 2006, and it appears that extra season of learning started to pay off in 2008. Gray and Moffett emerged as the top offensive threats for the Wildcats, finishing second and third on the team in kills last season with 288 and 280, respectively. Moffett’s .264 hitting percentage ranked second on the Wildcats, upping her career percentage to .255, which currently ranks seventh on the all-time list, and finished first in total blocks (115) and block assists (94). Gray remains on pace to join the 1,000-kill club before her career is over, upping her two-year total to 528. She also set personal bests in kills, attempts (825), service aces (16) and blocks (46).

2008 NORTHWESTERN RESULTS (8-23, 2-18 Big Ten) DATE Aug. 29 Aug. 30

OPPONENT SCORE Chicago Challenge vs. Illinois-Chicago....................W, 3-0 at Loyola (Chicago)....................L, 3-1

Sept. 5 Sept. 6

Dayton Flyer Tournament at Dayton....................................L, 3-2 vs. Cleveland State...................W, 3-0 vs. Towson.................................W, 3-0

Cougar Challenge Tournament Sept. 12 vs. Montana State.....................W, 3-0 Sept. 13 vs. Wichita State.........................L, 3-2 at Washington State...................L, 3-0 Wildcat Classic Sept. 19 GEORGETOWN........................W, 3-2 VIRGINIA...................................W, 3-2 Sept. 20 UCLA..........................................L, 3-1 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 4 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Oct. 25 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 21 Nov. 22 Nov. 28 Nov. 29

at Minnesota *............................L, 3-0 at Iowa *.....................................L, 3-1 OHIO STATE *............................L, 3-2 MICHIGAN *...............................L, 3-0 WISCONSIN *............................L, 3-1 at Michigan State *.....................L, 3-2 at Illinois *..................................W, 3-2 at Purdue *.................................L, 3-0 INDIANA *...................................L, 3-2 PENN STATE *...........................L, 3-0 at Wisconsin *.............................L, 3-0 MICHIGAN STATE *..................W, 3-0 at Michigan *...............................L, 3-0 at Ohio State *............................L, 3-0 IOWA *........................................L, 3-2 MINNESOTA *............................L, 3-0 at Penn State *...........................L, 3-0 at Indiana *.................................L, 3-1 PURDUE *..................................L, 3-2 ILLINOIS *..................................L, 3-0

* Big Ten Conference matches Home matches in BOLD CAPS

2008 WILDCAT SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS

Baxterbeck Sets Career Bests in Every Statistical Category

KILLS 21 — Brittani Gray vs. Purdue (Nov. 28)

One of the highlights of the 2008 season for Northwestern was the play of outside hitter Ariel Baxterbeck, who was playing healthy for the first time in her career after a pair of knee injuries. Baxterbeck showed the spark that made her a coveted recruit out of high school, setting personal bests in every statistical category in 2008, including kills (133), attempts (477), blocks (23) and digs (207). She was one of just two Wildcats to record triple-digit totals in both kills and digs, and looks to be one of the key players heading into the 2009 season.

ATTEMPTS 61 — Brittani Gray at Dayton (Sept. 5) HITTING PERCENTAGE .500 — Chelsy Hyser vs. Illinois (Nov. 29) ASSISTS 59 — Elyse Glab vs. Iowa (Nov. 14) BLOCKS 10 ­­— Sabel Moffett vs. Indiana (Oct. 24) DIGS 38 — Kate Nobilio at Dayton (Sept. 5) * * Northwestern record

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2008 SEASON REVIEW Nobilio also had 34 digs in NU’s five-set victory over nationally ranked Illinois, marking the fifth time in her storied career the libero has notched at least 30 digs in a single match. Her 554 on the year was the thirdhighest single-season total in program history, as Nobilio also holds the first (603 in 2007) and fourth (508 in 2006) best season totals. Hyser proved to be the most consistent attacker up front for the Wildcats, notching 304 kills on 670 attempts with just 110 errors for a .290 hitting KELLY KEPOROS and CHELSY HYSER comprised Northwestern’s class of 2008. percentage, the eighthhighest in program Freshmen `Cats Make Immediate Impact history. Hyser finishes her career also holding the After losing four key seniors to graduation in 2007, third (.316 in 2007), ninth (.289 in 2006) and 11th the Wildcats knew they would need some significant (.284 in 2005) highest hitting percentage totals in contributions from the freshman class, and they found Northwestern program history. it from outside hitter Alexandra Ayers and setter Madalyn Shalter. Ayers hit the court running, starting Wildcats Among her first collegiate game in the season-opener against Big Ten Leaders Illinois-Chicago, and saw action in all 31 matches in The Big Ten once again 2008. Ayers was one of six Wildcats to tally tripleproved to be one of the top digit kill totals, finishing with 133, and was fourth on conferences in the country, the team in digs with 185. Shalter missed the first and a pair of Wildcats six matches due to an made their mark among injury, but saw significant the conference leaders all action in the final 25 season. Elyse Glab finmatches of the year, talished among the top six in lying 52 kills, 70 assists and the conference in assists per 155 digs while also adding 18 blocks set at 9.74, while libero Kate Nobilio placed defensively. second in the conference and was 46th nationally

Nobilio, Hyser Rewrite NU Record Book Kate Nobilio and Chelsy Hyser have been a formidable duo in recent years for Northwestern and the two continued to make their marks in the Wildcat record books. In addition to becoming the program’s all-time digs leader, Nobilio also set a single-match digs record, notching 38 at Dayton on Sept. 5, surpassing Christie Gardner’s previous single-match record of 37. CHELSY HYSER, a four-year starter for the Wildcats, closed out her Northwestern career in style, recording a team-best 304 kills with a .290 hitting percentage and 114 blocks. Hyser ranks second all-time in Wildcat history in career hitting percentage (.297), while sitting fourth all-time in block assists (361), sixth in total blocks (435) and eighth in solo blocks (74).

in digs at 4.69 per set.

Trio of `Cats Earn All-Tournament Honors Northwestern wrapped up the pre-season tournament portion of its schedule with a number of Wildcats earning all-tournament honors. Sabel Moffett’s explosive start to the season did not go unnoticed, as she was named to the Chicagoland Challenge, Washington State Cougar Challenge and Wildcat Classic all-tournament teams. Kate Nobilio and Elyse Glab each picked up a pair of all-tournament honors this season as well, with Nobilio being named to the Dayton Flyer Tournament and Wildcat Classic teams, with Glab earning the nod at the Chicagoland Challenge and Dayton Flyer Tournament.

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2008 WILDCAT SEASON LEADERS KILLS 1. Chelsy Hyser.......................................... 304 2. Brittani Gray............................................ 288 3. Sabel Moffett........................................... 280 4. Naomi Johnson....................................... 153 5. Alexandra Ayers...................................... 133 Ariel Baxterbeck...................................... 133 TEAM TOTAL...................................... 1,457 ATTEMPTS 1. Brittani Gray............................................ 825 2. Chelsy Hyser.......................................... 670 3. Sabel Moffett........................................... 637 4. Alexandra Ayers...................................... 510 5. Ariel Baxterbeck...................................... 477 TEAM TOTAL...................................... 4,173 HITTING PERCENTAGE 1. Chelsy Hyser......................................... .290 2. Sabel Moffett.......................................... .264 3. Elyse Glab............................................. .182 4. Naomi Johnson...................................... .154 5. Ariel Baxterbeck..................................... .138 Brittani Gray........................................... .138 TEAM TOTAL........................................ .178 ASSISTS 1. Elyse Glab........................................... 1,101 2. Kate Nobilio.............................................. 84 3. Madalyn Shalter........................................ 70 4. Alexandra Ayers........................................ 20 5. Ariel Baxterbeck........................................ 19 TEAM TOTAL...................................... 1,322 BLOCKS 1. Sabel Moffett (21s, 94a)..........................115 2. Chelsy Hyser (22s, 92a)..........................114 3. Elyse Glab (11s, 56a)............................... 67 4. Naomi Johnson (5s, 43a).......................... 48 5. Brittani Gray (12s, 34a)............................. 47 TEAM TOTAL...................................... 265.5 SERVICE ACES 1. Madalyn Shalter........................................ 18 2. Brittani Gray.............................................. 16 3. Alexandra Ayers........................................ 15 Chelsy Hyser............................................ 15 5. Elyse Glab................................................ 13 Kate Nobilio.............................................. 13 TEAM TOTAL..........................................113 DIGS 1. Kate Nobilio............................................ 554 2. Ariel Baxterbeck...................................... 207 3. Elyse Glab.............................................. 203 4. Alexandra Ayers...................................... 185 5. Madalyn Shalter...................................... 155 TEAM TOTAL...................................... 1,543

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2008 STATISTICS

RECORD: ALL MATCHES CONFERENCE NON CONFERENCE

OVERALL 8-23 2-18 6-5

HOME 3-10 1-9 2-1

AWAY 1-12 1-9 0-3

NEUTRAL 4-1 0-0 4-1

ALL MATCHES MATCHES ALL Returners in italics

## STATS SUMMARY 16 HYSER, Chelsy 17 MOFFETT, Sabel 11 GLAB, Elyse 3 JOHNSON, Naomi 2 BAXTERBECK, Ariel 7 GRAY, Brittani 10 AYERS, Alexandra 12 KEPOROS, Kelly 9 SHALTER, Madalyn 1 NOBILIO, Kate TEAM NORTHWESTERN Opponents

|--------------------ATTACK-------------------| S K K/S E TA Pct 118 304 2.58 110 670 .290 118 280 2.37 112 637 .264 113 77 0.68 31 253 .182 101 153 1.51 88 423 .154 117 133 1.14 67 477 .138 107 288 2.69 174 825 .138 110 133 1.21 73 510 .118 63 34 0.54 19 141 .106 93 52 0.56 38 213 .066 118 3 0.03 3 24 .000 - - - - - - 118 1457 12.35 715 4173 .178 118 1564 13.25 619 3999 .236

|------SET-------| |----------SERVE---------| |-------DIG-------| A A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S 7 0.06 15 28 0.13 0 51 0.43 1 0.01 0 1 0.00 0 11 0.09 1101 9.74 13 36 0.12 0 203 1.80 1 0.01 1 4 0.01 0 17 0.17 19 0.16 11 23 0.09 32 207 1.77 5 0.05 16 36 0.15 1 76 0.71 20 0.18 15 5 0.14 22 185 1.68 14 0.22 11 15 0.17 11 84 1.33 70 0.75 18 14 0.19 14 155 1.67 84 0.71 13 30 0.11 33 554 4.69 - - - - - 13 - - 1322 11.20 113 192 0.96 126 1543 13.08 1459 12.36 126 215 1.07 112 1651 13.99

| --------------BLOCKING-------------| BS BA Total B/S BE BHE 22 92 114 0.97 4 0 21 94 115 0.97 5 0 11 56 67 0.59 5 20 5 43 48 0.48 12 1 2 21 23 0.20 3 0 12 34 46 0.43 8 0 2 15 17 0.15 4 0 0 6 6 0.10 0 0 2 16 18 0.19 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 - - - - - 77 377 265.5 2.25 43 23 68 405 270.5 2.29 57 34

BIG BIG TEN TEN MATCHES MATCHES Returners in italics

## STATS SUMMARY 16 HYSER, Chelsy 17 MOFFETT, Sabel 11 GLAB, Elyse 2 BAXTERBECK, Ariel 3 JOHNSON, Naomi 7 GRAY, Brittani 1 NOBILIO, Kate 10 AYERS, Alexandra 9 SHALTER, Madalyn 12 KEPOROS, Kelly TEAM NORTHWESTERN Opponents

1. PENN STATE 2. MINNESOTA 3. ILLINOIS 4. PURDUE 5. MICHIGAN 6. INDIANA 7. WISCONSIN MICHIGAN STATE 9. IOWA 10. OHIO STATE 11. NORTHWESTERN

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|--------------------ATTACK-------------------| |------SET-------| |----------SERVE---------| |-------DIG-------| S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S 75 173 2.31 65 394 .274 3 0.04 7 21 0.09 0 30 0.40 75 158 2.11 82 400 .190 1 0.01 0 0 0.00 0 7 0.09 70 35 0.50 14 121 .174 665 9.50 5 21 0.07 0 110 1.57 75 123 1.64 52 416 .171 15 0.20 7 16 0.09 26 145 1.93 69 117 1.70 63 326 .166 1 0.01 0 1 0.00 0 13 0.19 67 176 2.63 112 515 .124 2 0.03 4 19 0.06 1 41 0.61 75 2 0.03 1 15 .067 42 0.56 8 20 0.11 23 332 4.43 68 52 0.76 40 240 .050 9 0.13 7 4 0.10 12 102 1.50 75 39 0.52 32 152 .046 60 0.80 13 3 0.17 9 115 1.53 27 5 0.19 6 35 -.029 3 0.11 6 6 0.22 3 22 0.81 - - - - - - - - - - - 7 - - 75 880 11.73 467 2614 .158 801 10.68 57 121 0.76 81 917 12.23 75 1031 13.75 397 2511 .252 969 12.92 81 143 1.08 57 1047 13.96

| --------------BLOCKING-------------| BS BA Total B/S BE BHE 16 72 88 1.17 1 0 10 56 66 0.88 4 0 3 41 44 0.63 2 12 2 20 22 0.29 2 0 3 34 37 0.54 6 0 6 21 27 0.40 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 5 5 0.07 1 0 2 10 12 0.16 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 - - - - - 42 259 171.5 2.29 20 14 50 295 197.5 2.63 37 19

2008 BIG TEN STANDINGS BIG TEN MATCHES W L PCT 20 0 1.000 16 4 .800 15 5 .750 13 7 .650 12 8 .600 9 11 .450 7 13 .350 7 13 .350 6 14 .300 3 17 .150 2 18 .100

ALL MATCHES W L PCT 38 0 1.000 27 7 .794 26 8 .765 26 9 .743 26 9 .743 17 15 .531 17 15 .531 15 16 .484 14 18 .438 12 20 .375 8 23 .258

vs. Top 25 W-L 14-0 9-4 7-6 3-8 4-8 2-9 2-9 2-11 1-9 0-13 1-13

vs. Non Conf. Home W-L W-L 18-0 22-0 11-3 15-3 11-3 13-3 13-2 12-3 14-1 14-2 8-4 11-5 10-2 7-6 8-3 9-5 8-4 7-6 9-3 3-10 6-5 3-10

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Away W-L 12-0 8-4 11-2 9-4 7-6 3-9 6-7 4-9 2-11 4-10 1-12

Neutral W-L 6-0 4-0 2-3 5-2 5-1 3-1 4-2 2-2 5-1 5-0 4-1


WILDCAT HISTORY INDIVIDUAL MATCH RECORDS..................................................................................38-39 INDIVIDUAL SEASON RECORDS.................................................................................... 40 INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS.................................................................................... 41 TEAM MATCH RECORDS................................................................................................. 42 TEAM SEASON RECORDS............................................................................................... 43 WILDCAT HONORS........................................................................................................... 44 WILDCAT LETTERWINNERS............................................................................................ 45 ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS.......................................................................................... 46 ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS.................................................................................... 47 YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS...........................................................................................48-53 WILDCAT NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY...................................................................... 53 PROGRAM ALL-TIME LEADERS...................................................................................... 54


INDIVIDUAL match records NORTHWESTERN SINGLE-MATCH RECORDS KILLS: TOTAL ATTEMPTS: HITTING PERCENTAGE: ASSISTS: SOLO BLOCKS: BLOCK ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: SERVICE ACES: DIGS:

36, Janine Makar vs. Minnesota (Sept. 25, 1987) 82, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) .917, Kim Ludwig vs. UW-Milwaukee (Sept. 17, 1994) 83, Liz Renius vs. Iowa (Nov. 15, 1997) 83, Andrea Proos vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 7, Janine Makar vs. Ohio State (Nov. 16, 1985) 13, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 13, Erika Lange vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Oct. 16, 2001) 13, Erika Lange vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 15, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 9, Patty Walsh vs. Michigan (Oct. 24, 1980) 38, Kate Nobilio at Dayton (Sept. 5, 2008)

CHELSY HYSER holds the Wildcats’ single-match records for both block assists (13) and total blocks (15).

NORTHWESTERN SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS 1. 36, Janine Makar vs. Minnesota (Sept. 25, 1987) 2. 32, Jessica Holloway vs. Indiana (Oct. 17, 1997) 32, Janine Makar vs. Wyoming (Sept. 9, 1986) 4. 31, Alison Krumbein vs. Minnesota (Oct. 16, 1993) 5. 29, Alison Krumbein vs. Purdue (Nov. 26, 1993) 29, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Indiana (Sept. 23, 1989) 7. 28, Lindsay Anderson vs. Indiana (Nov. 26, 2004) 28, Courtnie Paulus vs. Iowa (Oct. 8, 2004) 9. 27, Janine Makar vs. Michigan (Sept. 24, 1988) 10. 26, four different players, most recent: Jessica Holloway vs. Illinois (Nov. 7, 1998)

SOLO BLOCKS 1. 7, Janine Makar vs. Ohio State (Nov. 16, 1985) 2. 6, Shawn Karey vs. San Francisco (Sept. 11, 1992) 6, Tricia Tadin vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 27, 1988) 4. 5, Erika Lange vs. Missouri (Dec. 6, 2002) 5, Shawn Karey vs. Villanova (Sept. 10, 1993) 5, Miriam Stariha vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1989) 5, Stephanie Kammes vs. Michigan (Oct. 25, 1986) 5, Janine Makar vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 13, 1986) 5, Janine Makar vs. Michigan (Nov. 8, 1985) 10. 4, many players, most recent: Stephanie Jurivich vs. Fairfield (Sept. 9, 2007)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 1. 82, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 2. 78, Alison Krumbein vs. Minnesota (Oct. 16, 1993) 3. 77, Stacey Kammes vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1990) 4. 75, Jessica Holloway vs. Indiana (Oct. 17, 1997) 5. 74, Lindsay Anderson vs. Purdue (Nov. 4, 2005) 74, Madelyn Meneghetti vs. Illinois State (Nov. 7, 1984) 7. 72, Janine Makar vs. Michigan (Nov. 25, 1988) 72, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988) 9. 68, Janine Makar vs. Minnesota (Sept. 25, 1987) 10. 66, Courtnie Paulus vs. Ohio State (Oct. 14, 2006) 66, Jessica Holloway vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 2, 1995) 66, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1989)

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 13, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 13, Erika Lange vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Oct. 16, 2001) 13, Erika Lange vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 4. 11, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan State (Nov. 4, 2006) 11, Sarah Ballog vs. Iowa (Nov. 11, 2001) 11, Erika Lange vs. Penn State (Sept. 23, 2000) 11, Tricia Tadin vs. Lamar (Sept. 3, 1988) 8. 10, Erika Lange vs. Illinois (Nov. 16, 2000) 10, Sarah Ballog vs. Towson (Sept. 15, 2000) 10, Kitty Owen vs. Purdue (Oct. 22, 1999) 10, Miriam Stariha vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1990)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 attempts) 1. .917, Kim Ludwig vs. UW-Milwaukee (Sept. 17, 1994) 2. .857, Stephanie Kammes vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 11, 1986) 3. .846, Janine Makar vs. Providence (Sept. 8, 1987) 4. .818, Kathy Burns vs. Minnesota (Nov. 3, 1984) 5. .800, Jessica Holloway vs. Towson (Sept. 18, 1996) .800, Maura Cullen vs. Minnesota (Nov. 3, 1984) 7. .786, Janine Makar vs. Montana State (Sept. 7, 1985) 8. .778, Liz Renius vs. Marquette (Sept. 14, 1996) 9. .750, Brittney Aldridge vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 16, 2005) 10. .714, Kim Hanson vs. UNC-Wilmington (Sept. 29, 1990)

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TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 15, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 2. 14, Erika Lange vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Oct. 16, 2001) 14, Erika Lange vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 4. 13, Erika Lange vs. Penn State (Sept. 23, 2000) 13, Tricia Tadin vs. Lamar (Sept. 3, 1988) 6. 12, Chelsy Hyser vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 10, 2006) 12, Chelsy Hyser vs. Iowa (Nov. 4, 2006) 12, Sarah Ballog vs. Towson (Sept. 15, 2000) 12, Shawn Karey vs. Indiana (Nov. 13, 1992) 12, Stephanie Kammes vs. LSU (Sept. 17, 1988) Active players in bold Statistics not available prior to 1985

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ASSISTS 1. 83, Liz Renius vs. Iowa (Nov. 15, 1997) 83, Andrea Proos vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 3. 81, Andrea Proos vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 1987) 4. 77, Liz Renius vs. Purdue (Nov. 28, 1997) 5. 74, Liz Renius vs. Indiana (Oct. 17, 1997) 6. 73, Heather Fredin vs. Michigan State (Nov. 23, 1990) 73, Renee Duckman vs. Wyoming (Sept. 9, 1986) 8. 69, Jeanne Wolhberg vs. Purdue (Nov. 26, 1993) 9. 68, Kelli Meyer vs. Penn State (Sept. 23, 2000) 10. 67, Heather Fredin vs. Minnesota (Nov. 16, 1990) SERVICE ACES 1. 9, Patty Walsh vs. Michigan (Oct. 20, 1980) 2. 8, Kara McManaman vs. Duke (Sept. 15, 1989) 3. 7, Lindsay Anderson vs. Brown (Sept. 17, 2005) 7, Drew Robertson vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 14, 2003) 7, Iwona Lodzik vs. Penn State (Oct. 11, 2003) 7, Molly Maloney vs. Michigan State (Sept. 24, 1994) 7, Sharon Fisk vs. Northeastern Illinois (Sept. 17, 1994) 7, Molly Maloney vs. Purdue (Nov. 26, 1993) 7, Molly Maloney vs. Kansas (Sept. 4, 1993) 7, Stacy Kammes vs. Michigan (Sept. 21, 1990) 7, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan (Oct. 14, 1989) 7, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 16, 1989 7, Jill Wagner vs. Michigan (Oct. 10, 1987) 7, Jackie Nuñez vs. Purdue (Oct. 20, 1985) DIGS 1. 38, Kate Nobilio at Dayton (Sept. 5, 2008) 2. 37, Christie Gardner vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11, 2005) 3. 36, Christie Gardner vs. Purdue (Nov. 4, 2005) 4. 34, Kate Nobilio at Illinois (Oct. 17, 2008) 34, Kate Nobilio vs. Hawaii (Sept. 8, 2006) 34, Jill Wagner vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 7. 33, Jenny Jostes vs. Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988) 33, Janine Makar vs. Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988) 9. 32, Kate Nobilio vs. Minnesota (Sept. 22, 2006) 32, Christie Gardner vs. Michigan (Nov. 19, 2005) 32, Christie Gardner vs. Illinois (Sept. 30, 2005)


INDIVIDUAL MATCH RECORDS THREE-SET MATCH

FOUR-SET MATCH

KILLS 1. 22, Iwona Lodzik vs. North Carolina (Sept. 19, 2003) 22, Erika Lange vs. Montana (Sept. 7, 2002) 22, Jennifer Zagorski vs. Michigan (Oct. 5, 1996) 22, Madelyn Meneghetti vs. Ohio State (Sept. 22, 1984) 5. 21, Jennifer Zagorski vs. Delaware (Sept. 7, 1996) 21, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan State (Nov. 26, 1988)

KILLS 1. 31, Alison Krumbein vs. Minnesota (Oct. 16, 1993) 2. 29, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Indiana (Sept. 23, 1989) 3. 26, Jessica Holloway vs. Illinois (Nov. 7, 1998) 26, Sharon Fisk vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Sept. 12, 1997) 26, Stacy Kammes vs. Minnesota (Nov. 16, 1990) 26, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan State (Nov. 11, 1989)

KILLS 1. 36, Janine Makar vs. Minnesota (Sept. 25, 1987) 2. 32, Jessica Holloway vs. Indiana (Oct. 17, 1997) 32, Janine Makar vs. Wyoming (Sept. 9, 1986) 4. 29, Alison Krumbein vs. Purdue (Nov. 26, 1993) 5. 28, Lindsay Anderson vs. Indiana (Nov. 26, 2004) 28, Courtnie Paulus vs. Iowa (Oct. 8, 2004)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 1. 53, Jennifer Zagorski vs. Michigan (Oct. 5, 1996) 2. 52, Lindsay Anderson vs. Notre Dame (Dec. 2, 2005) 3. 51, Iwona Lodzik vs. Penn State (Oct. 31, 2003) 4. 50, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Duke (Sept. 15, 1989) 5. 49, Madelyn Meneghetti vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 21, 1984)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 1. 78, Alison Krumbein vs. Minnesota (Oct. 16, 1993) 2. 65, Alison Krumbein vs. Colorado State (Sept. 2, 1994) 3. 62, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Indiana (Sept. 23, 1989) 4. 61, Jessica Holloway vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 9, 1995) 61, Alison Krumbein vs. Northern Arizona (Sept. 3, 1995)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 1. 82, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 2. 77, Stacey Kammes vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1990) 3. 75, Jessica Holloway vs. Indiana (Oct. 17, 1997) 4. 74, Lindsay Anderson vs. Purdue (Nov. 4, 2005) 74, Madelyn Meneghetti vs. Illinois State (Nov. 7, 1984)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 attempts) 1. .917, Kim Ludwig vs. UW-Milwaukee (Sept. 17, 1994) 2. .857, Stephanie Kammes vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 11, 1986) 3. .846, Janine Makar vs. Providence (Sept. 8, 1987) 4. .818, Kathy Burns vs. Minnesota (Nov. 3, 1984) 5. .800, Jessica Holloway vs. Towson (Sept. 18, 1998) .800, Maura Cullen vs. Minnesota (Nov. 3, 1984)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 attempts) 1. .636, Chelsy Hyser vs. Iowa (Nov. 16, 2007) .636, Staci Suneson vs. SE Missouri State (Sept. 16, 1994) 3. .630, Chelsy Hyser vs. Indiana (Oct. 13, 2007) 4. .619, Cassie McLaughlin vs. Indiana (Oct. 15, 2005) 5. .615, Kim Ludwig vs. Michigan (Nov. 6, 1993)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 10 attempts) 1. .562, Brittney Aldridge vs. Ohio State (Oct. 8, 2005) 2. .545, Jennifer Zagorski vs. Purdue (Nov. 19, 1999) 3. .543, Sharon Fisk vs. Baylor (Sept. 6, 1998) 4. .538, Chelsy Hyser vs. Arizona (Sept. 16, 2006) 5. .536, Brittney Aldridge vs. Ohio State (Oct. 14, 2006)

ASSISTS 1. 77, Liz Renius vs. Purdue (Nov. 28, 1997) 2. 67, Heather Fredin vs. Minnesota (Nov. 16, 1990) 3. 64, Drew Robertson vs. Miami (Fla.) (Sept. 12, 2003) 64, Jeanne Wohlberg vs. Minnesota (Oct. 16, 1993) 5. 63, Elyse Glab vs. Ohio State (Nov. 10, 2007)

ASSISTS 1. 83, Liz Renius vs. Iowa (Nov. 15, 1997) 83, Andrea Proos vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 3. 81, Andrea Proos vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 1987) 4. 74, Liz Renius vs. Indiana (Oct. 17, 1997) 5. 73, Heather Fredin vs. Michigan State (Nov. 23, 1990) 73, Renee Duckman vs. Wyoming (Sept. 9, 1986)

ASSISTS 1. 60, Karen Church vs. Delaware (Sept. 7, 1996) 2. 58, Jackie Nuñez vs. Ohio State (Sept. 22, 1984) 3. 54, Drew Robertson vs. Indiana (Nov. 22, 2003) 4. 53, Liz Renius vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Sept. 2, 1998) 5. 52, Renee Duckman vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 12, 1988) SOLO BLOCKS 1. 6, Shawn Karey vs. San Francisco (Sept. 11, 1992) 2. 4, Stephanie Jurivich vs. Fairfield (Sept. 9, 2007) 4, Shawn Karey vs. Rhode Island (Sept. 11, 1993) 4, Stephanie Kammes vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 10, 1987) 4, Janine Makar vs. San Jose State (Sept. 12, 1985) 4, Janine Makar vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 21, 1985) BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 8, Cassie McLaughlin vs. Illinois-Chicago (Sept. 10, 2005) 8, Erika Lange vs. Michigan State (Oct. 18, 2003) 3. 7, 10 different players, most recent: Courtnie Paulus vs. Eastern Illinois (Sept. 15, 2006) TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 9, Erika Lange vs. Michigan State (Nov. 28, 2003) 9, Erika Lange vs. Ohio State (Oct. 12, 2002) 9, Sarah Ballog vs. Purdue (Nov. 24, 2001) 9, Sharon Fisk vs. DePaul (Sept. 13, 1997) 9, Staci Suneson vs. Temple (Sept. 17, 1993) 9, Shawn Karey vs. Villanova (Sept. 11, 1992) 9, Molly Maloney vs. San Francisco (Sept. 11, 1992) SERVICE ACES 1. 7, Lindsay Anderson vs. Brown (Sept. 17, 2005) 7, Molly Maloney vs. Michigan State (Sept. 24, 1994) 7, Sharon Fisk vs. Northeastern Illinois (Sept. 17, 1994) 7, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Michigan (Oct. 14, 1989) 5. 6, five different players, most recent: Jill Buschur vs. Mississippi (Sept. 6, 2003) DIGS 1. 31, Kate Nobilio vs. Towson (Sept. 8, 2007) 2. 25, Christie Gardner vs. Penn State (Sept. 24, 2004) 3. 24, Jessica Holloway vs. Delaware (Sept. 7, 1996) 24, Jill Wagner vs. Santa Clara (Sept. 10, 1985) 5. 23, Kate Nobilio vs. Michigan (Oct. 6, 2006)

SOLO BLOCKS 1. 7, Janine Makar vs. Ohio State (Nov. 16, 1985) 2. 5, Erika Lange vs. Missouri (Dec. 6, 2002) 5, Shawn Karey vs. Villanova (Sept. 10, 1993) 4. 4, many players, most recent: Sabel Moffett vs. UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 1, 2007) BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 11, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan State (Nov. 4, 2006) 11, Sarah Ballog vs. Iowa (Nov. 11, 2001) 11, Tricia Tadin vs. Lamar (Sept. 3, 1988) 4. 10, Erika Lange vs. Illinois (Nov. 16, 2000) 5. 9, Brittney Aldridge vs. Illinois (Nov. 1, 2006) 9, Kitty Owens vs. Illinois (Oct. 9, 1998) 9, Leah Ackerman vs. Purdue (Nov. 28, 1997) TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 14, Erika Lange vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Oct. 16, 2001) 2. 13, Tricia Tadin vs. Lamar (Sept. 3, 1988) 3. 12, Chelsy Hyser vs. Iowa (Nov. 4, 2006) 12, Stephanie Kammes vs. LSU (Sept. 17, 1988) 5. 11, Sarah Ballog vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 2001) SERVICE ACES 1. 7, Drew Robertson vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 14, 2003) 7, Iwona Lodzik vs. Penn State (Oct. 11, 2003) 7, Molly Maloney vs. Kansas (Sept. 4, 1993) 4. 6, five different players, most recent: Christie Gardner vs. DePaul (Sept. 20, 2002) DIGS 1. 34, Kate Nobilio vs. Hawaii (Sept. 8, 2006) 2. 28, Jessica Holloway vs. Ohio State (Oct. 11, 1996) 3. 27, Lindsay Pavlik vs. Creighton (Sept. 7, 2000) 4. 25, five different players, most recent: Kate Nobilio vs. Indiana (Nov. 18, 2006) Active players in bold Statistics not available prior to 1985

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SOLO BLOCKS 1. 6, Tricia Tadin vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 27, 1988) 2. 5, Miriam Stariha vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1989) 5, Stephanie Kammes vs. Michigan (Oct. 25, 1986) 5, Janine Makar vs. Southern Illinois (Sept. 13, 1986) 5, Janine Makar vs. Michigan (Nov. 8, 1985) BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 13, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 13, Erika Lange vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Oct. 16, 2001) 13, Erika Lange vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 4. 11, Erika Lange vs. Penn State (Sept. 23, 2000) 5. 10, Sarah Ballog vs. Towson (Sept. 15, 2000) 10, Kitty Owen vs. Purdue (Oct. 22, 1999) 10, Miriam Stariha vs. Iowa (Nov. 17, 1990) TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 15, Chelsy Hyser vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 2. 14, Erika Lange vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 3. 13, Erika Lange vs. Penn State (Sept. 23, 2000) 4. 12, Chelsy Hyser vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 10, 2006) 12, Sarah Ballog vs. Towson (Sept. 15, 2000) 12, Shawn Karey vs. Indiana (Nov. 13, 1992) SERVICE ACES 1. 9, Patty Walsh vs. Michigan (Oct. 24, 1980) 2. 8, Kara McManaman vs. Duke (Sept. 15, 1989) 3. 7, Molly Maloney vs. Purdue (Nov. 26, 1993) 7, Stacy Kammes vs. Michigan (Sept. 21, 1990) 7, Shelley Brzozowski vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 16, 1989) 7, Jill Wagner vs. Michigan (Oct. 10, 1987) 7, Jackie Nuñez vs. Purdue (Oct. 20, 1985) DIGS 1. 38, Kate Nobilio at Dayton (Sept. 5, 2008) 2. 37, Christie Gardner vs. Minnesota (Nov. 11, 2005) 3. 36, Christie Gardner vs. Purdue (Nov. 4, 2005) 4. 34, Kate Nobilio at Illinois (Oct. 17, 2008) 34, Jill Wagner vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986)

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INDIVIDUAL SEASON RECORDS NORTHWESTERN SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS SETS PLAYED: MATCHES PLAYED: KILLS: TOTAL ATTEMPTS: HITTING PERCENTAGE: ASSISTS: SOLO BLOCKS: BLOCK ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: SERVICE ACES: DIGS:

185, Pattijean McCahill...............................................1981 185, Dawn Reig...........................................................1981 63, Pattijean McCahill.................................................1981 63, Dawn Reig.............................................................1981 596, Madelyn Meneghetti............................................1984 1,380, Dawn Reig........................................................1980 .343, Erika Lange........................................................2002 1,515, Drew Robertson...............................................2002 66, Janine Makar.........................................................1985 146, Erika Lange.........................................................2000 179, Liz Douglass........................................................1980 117, Dawn Reig...........................................................1981 603, Kate Nobilio.......................................................2007

NORTHWESTERN SINGLE-SEASON HIGHS DREW ROBERTSON holds the top-two single-season assist records in Northwestern history.

KILLS PER SET Year S K Avg. 1. Iwona Lodzik.........................2003.......... 113......... 506........ 4.48 2. Madelyn Meneghetti.............1984.......... 134......... 596........ 4.45 3. Erika Lange..........................2002.......... 114......... 487........ 4.27 4. Erika Lange..........................2003.......... 113......... 455........ 4.03 5. Alison Krumbein...................1993.......... 103......... 404........ 3.92 6. Alison Krumbein...................1994.......... 114......... 446........ 3.91 7. Janine Makar........................1987.......... 119......... 456........ 3.83 8. Lindsay Anderson.................2007.......... 114......... 426........ 3.74 9. Lindsay Anderson.................2005.......... 113......... 418........ 3.70 10. Janine Makar........................1988.......... 127......... 466........ 3.67

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HITTING PERCENTAGE Year K E TA Pct. 1. Erika Lange..........................2002.......... 467......... 161.........951.........343 2. Erika Lange..........................2003.......... 455......... 158.........913.........325 3. Chelsy Hyser........................2007.......... 318......... 100.........689.........316 4. Brittney Aldridge...................2007.......... 216.......... 67..........476.........313 5. Janine Makar........................1987.......... 456......... 130....... 1,067........306 6. Cassie McLaughlin...............2005.......... 181.......... 66..........377.........305 7. Brittney Aldridge...................2005.......... 242.......... 81..........542.........297 8. Chelsy Hyser........................2008.......... 304......... 110.........670.........290 9. Chelsy Hyser........................2006.......... 222.......... 77..........502.........289 10. Madelyn Meneghetti.............1984.......... 596......... 227....... 1,293........285

JANINE MAKAR recorded a program-best 66 solo blocks in 1985.

KILLS 1. Madelyn Meneghetti....... 1984....... 596 2. Dawn Reig...................... 1980....... 557 3. Iwona Lodzik.................. 2003....... 506 4. Dawn Reig...................... 1981....... 503 5. Erika Lange.................... 2002....... 487 6. Shelley Brzozowski........ 1989....... 476 7. Janine Makar.................. 1988....... 466 8. Janine Makar.................. 1987....... 456 9. Erika Lange.................... 2003....... 455 10. Lindsay Anderson........... 2007....... 426

SOLO BLOCKS 1. Janine Makar.................. 1985......... 66 2. Stephanie Kammes........ 1986......... 55 3. Liz Douglass................... 1980......... 48 4. Rosie Schumacher......... 1981......... 45 5. Mary Stack..................... 1983......... 44 6. Stephanie Kammes........ 1988......... 42 7. Stephanie Kammes........ 1987......... 41 Mary Stack..................... 1982......... 41 9. Erika Lange.................... 2003......... 39 10. Shawn Karey.................. 1993......... 37

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Liz Douglass....................1980....... 179 2. Erika Lange......................2002....... 171 3. Erika Lange......................2000....... 162 Rosie Schumacher...........1981....... 162 5. Liz Douglass....................1981....... 161 6. Erika Lange.................... 2003....... 157 Erika Lange.................... 2001....... 157 8. Shawn Karey.................. 1993....... 155 9. Janine Makar.................. 1985....... 149 10. Pattijean McCahill.......... 1981....... 148

ASSISTS 1. Drew Robertson............. 2002.... 1,515 2. Drew Robertson............. 2003.... 1,463 3. Liz Renius...................... 1997.... 1,373 4. Liz Renius...................... 1998.... 1,326 5. Andrea Proos................. 1987.... 1,248 6. Stephanie Jurivich.......... 2006.... 1,215 7. Elyse Glab..................... 2007.... 1,209 8. Kelli Meyer..................... 2000.... 1,195 9. Drew Robertson............. 2004.... 1,191 10. Jeanne Wohlberg........... 1993.... 1,188

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Erika Lange......................2000....... 146 2. Erika Lange......................2002....... 140 3. Erika Lange......................2001....... 132 Liz Douglass....................1981....... 132 5. Liz Douglass....................1980....... 131 6. Brittney Aldridge...............2005....... 127 7. Erika Lange......................2003....... 118 Shawn Karey....................1993....... 118 Pattijean McCahill............1981....... 118 10. Rosie Schumacher...........1981....... 117

SERVICE ACES 1. Dawn Reig...................... 1981....... 117 2. Pattijean McCahill.......... 1981....... 103 3. Patty Walsh.................... 1980......... 94 4. Shelley Brzozowski........ 1989......... 89 5. Molly Maloney................ 1993......... 84 6. Madelyn Meneghetti....... 1984......... 79 Pattijean McCahill.......... 1982......... 79 8. Pattijean McCahill.......... 1983......... 73 9. Iwona Lodzik.................. 2003......... 48 10. Iwona Lodzik.................. 2002......... 44

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DIGS 1. Kate Nobilio.................. 2007....... 603 2. Christie Gardner............. 2005....... 572 3. Kate Nobilio.................. 2008....... 554 4. Kate Nobilio.................. 2006....... 508 5. Christie Gardner............. 2004....... 460 6. Jennifer Jostes............... 1990....... 450 7. Janine Makar.................. 1988....... 446 8. Shelley Brzozowski........ 1989....... 432 9. Jennifer Jostes............... 1989....... 404 10. Iwona Lodzik.................. 2002....... 385

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INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS NORTHWESTERN CAREER RECORDS SETS PLAYED: MATCHES PLAYED: KILLS: TOTAL ATTEMPTS: HITTING PERCENTAGE: ASSISTS: SOLO BLOCKS: BLOCK ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: SERVICE ACES: DIGS:

627, Liz Douglass................................................ 1980-83 196, Dawn Reig................................................... 1980-83 1,666, Janine Makar............................................ 1985-88 4,470, Lindsay Anderson..................................... 2004-07 .304, Erika Lange................................................ 2000-03 5,126, Drew Robertson....................................... 2001-04 174, Stephanie Kammes..................................... 1986-89 448, Liz Douglass................................................ 1980-83 573, Liz Douglass................................................ 1980-83 320, Pattijean McCahill....................................... 1980-83 1,665, Kate Nobilio........................................2006-present KATE NOBILIO records her 1,659th career dig in the 2008 season finale against Illinois, surpassing Christie Gardner as the program’s all-time leader.

NORTHWESTERN CAREER HIGHS KILLS PER SET Years S K Avg. 1. Erika Lange....................... 2000-03........ 438........1,618...... 3,69 2. Lindsay Anderson.............. 2004-07........ 422........1,516...... 3.59 3. Janine Makar..................... 1985-88........ 494........1,666...... 3.37 4. Jessica Holloway............... 1995-98........ 428........1,396...... 3.26 5. Stacey Kammes................ 1989-92........ 441........1,408...... 3.19 6. Alison Krumbein................ 1991-94........ 397........1,246...... 3.14 7. Carmen Burbach............... 1997-00........ 430........1,263...... 2.93 Shelley Brzozowski............ 1986-89........ 445........1,304...... 2.93 9. Courtnie Paulus................. 2004-07........ 413........1,201...... 2.91 10. Madelyn Meneghetti.......... 1981-84........ 520........1,490...... 2.87 HITTING PERCENTAGE Years K E TA Pct. 1. Erika Lange....................... 2000-03.......1,618....... 600....... 3,349........304 2. Chelsy Hyser..................... 2005-08........ 970......... 335....... 2,136........297 3. Brittney Aldridge................ 2004-07........ 866......... 298....... 1,997........284 4. Liz Douglass...................... 1980-83.......1,428....... 544....... 3,344........264 Sue Kerry........................... 1981-84........ 420......... 140....... 1,060........264 6. Dawn Reig......................... 1980-83.......1,546....... 575....... 3,758........258 7. Sabel Moffett.................... 2007-08........ 372......... 156.........852.........254 8. Janine Makar..................... 1985-88.......1,666....... 589....... 4,249........253 9. Miriam Stariha................... 1988-91.......1,096....... 395....... 2,803........250 10. Stephanie Kammes........... 1986-89.......1,163....... 487....... 2,894........234

WILDCAT 1,000-KILL CLUB No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Player Years Kills Janine Makar...................1985-88................... 1,666 Erika Lange......................2000-03....................1618 Dawn Reig.......................1980-83................... 1,546 Lindsay Anderson............2004-07................... 1,516 Madelyn Meneghetti........1981-84................... 1,490 Liz Douglass....................1980-83................... 1,428 Stacey Kammes...............1989-92................... 1,408 Jessica Holloway.............1995-98................... 1,396 Shelley Brzozowski..........1986-89................... 1,304 Carmen Burbach..............1997-00................... 1,263 Alison Krumbein...............1991-94................... 1,246 Courtnie Paulus...............2004-07................... 1,201 Stephanie Kammes.........1986-89................... 1,163 Pattijean McCahill............1980-83................... 1,135 Kathy Burns.....................1984-87....................1,111 Miriam Stariha..................1988-91................... 1,096 Melissa Doan...................1995-98................... 1,059 Molly Maloney..................1991-94................... 1,005

ASSISTS 1. Drew Robertson.................. 2001-04.................. 5,126 2. Liz Renius........................... 1995-98.................. 4,743 3. Jeanne Wohlberg................ 1991-94.................. 3,634 4. Andrea Proos...................... 1985-88.................. 2,874 5. Kelli Meyer.......................... 1999-02.................. 2,466 6. Jackie Nuñez....................... 1983-85.................. 2,335 7. Elyse Glab......................2007-present............. 2,310 8. Heather Fredin.................... 1988-91.................. 2,194 9. Stephanie Jurivich............... 2004-07.................. 2,108 10. Renee Duckmann............... 1985-88.................. 1,859

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. Erika Lange......................... 2000-03..................... 536 2. Liz Douglass........................ 1980-83..................... 448 3. Brittney Aldridge.................. 2004-07..................... 409 4. Chelsy Hyser....................... 2005-08..................... 361 5. Sarah Ballog........................ 1999-02..................... 349 6. Shawn Karey....................... 1990-93..................... 343 7. Stephanie Kammes............. 1986-89..................... 339 8. Pattijean McCahill............... 1980-83..................... 312 9. Miriam Stariha..................... 1988-91..................... 268 10. Jennifer Jostes.................... 1988-91..................... 242

SOLO BLOCKS 1. Stephanie Kammes............. 1986-89..................... 174 2. Shawn Karey....................... 1990-93..................... 135 3. Mary Stack.......................... 1981-84..................... 134 4. Janine Makar....................... 1985-88..................... 128 5. Liz Douglass........................ 1980-83..................... 125 6. Erika Lange......................... 2000-03......................111 7. Miriam Stariha..................... 1988-91..................... 107 8. Chelsy Hyser....................... 2005-08....................... 74 9. Julie Wittig........................... 1984-87....................... 69 10. Brittney Aldridge.................. 2004-07....................... 56

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Erika Lange......................... 2000-03..................... 647 2. Liz Douglass........................ 1980-83..................... 573 3. Stephanie Kammes............. 1986-89..................... 513 4. Shawn Karey....................... 1990-93..................... 478 5. Brittney Aldridge.................. 2004-07..................... 465 6. Chelsy Hyser....................... 2005-08..................... 435 7. Mary Stack.......................... 1981-84..................... 407 8. Sarah Ballog........................ 1999-02..................... 397 9. Pattijean McCahill............... 1980-83..................... 376 10. Miriam Stariha..................... 1988-91..................... 375

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DIGS (All Wildcats with 1,000 or more) 1. Kate Nobilio...................2006-present............. 1,665 2. Christie Gardner.................. 2002-05.................. 1,658 3. Janine Makar....................... 1985-88.................. 1,430 4. Jennifer Jostes.................... 1988-91.................. 1,409 5. Jessica Holloway................. 1995-98.................. 1,335 6. Shelley Brzozowski............. 1986-89.................. 1,239 7. Kathy Burns......................... 1984-87.................. 1,237 8. Stacey Kammes.................. 1989-92.................. 1,218 9. Carmen Burbach................. 1997-00.................. 1,117 10. Lizzie Carlson...................... 2002-05.................. 1,083 11. Courtnie Paulus................... 2004-07.................. 1,013 Liz Renius.......................... 1995-98.................. 1,013 SERVICE ACES 1. Pattijean McCahill............... 1980-83..................... 320 2. Dawn Reig........................... 1980-83..................... 297 3. Patty Walsh......................... 1980-82..................... 230 4. Liz Douglass........................ 1980-83..................... 216 5. Madelyn Meneghetti............ 1981-84..................... 212 6. Shelley Brzozowski............. 1986-89..................... 200 7. Lorie Miller........................... 1980-83..................... 198 8. Janine Makar....................... 1985-88..................... 196

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TEAM MATCH RECORDS NORTHWESTERN TEAM SINGLE-MATCH RECORDS KILLS: HITTING ERRORS (Fewest): TOTAL ATTEMPTS: HITTING PERCENTAGE: ASSISTS: SOLO BLOCKS: BLOCK ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: SERVICE ACES: DIGS:

107, vs. Michigan State............................ Oct. 24, 1986 9, vs. Iona..................................................Sept. 8, 2007 9, at Santa Clara.....................................Sept. 10, 1985 9, vs. DePaul.............................................Sept. 7, 1985 302, at Iowa................................................ Oct. 1, 1988 .689, vs. Towson......................................Sept. 18, 1998 105, vs. Michigan State............................ Oct. 24, 1986 13, vs. San Francisco..............................Sept. 11, 1992 44, vs. Michigan....................................... Oct. 13, 2000 25, at Baylor..............................................Sept. 6, 1998 23, vs. Texas Tech...................................Sept. 16, 1989 134, at Iowa................................................ Oct. 1, 1988

NORTHWESTERN TEAM SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS KILLS 1. 107, vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 2. 106, vs. Iowa (Nov. 15, 1997) 3. 99, vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 1987) 4. 97, at Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988) 5. 95, at Michigan State (Nov. 23, 1990)

SOLO BLOCKS 1. 13, vs. San Francisco (Sept. 11, 1992) 2. 12, at Ohio State (Oct. 21, 1988) 3. 11, vs. Villanova (Sept. 10, 1993) 11, at Wyoming (Sept. 10, 1991) 11, vs. Ohio State (Nov. 16, 1985)

HITTING ERRORS (Fewest) 1. 9, vs. Iona (Sept. 8, 2007) 9, at Santa Clara (Sept. 10, 1985) 9, vs. DePaul (Sept. 7, 1985) 4. 10, vs. Missouri (Sept. 5, 1986) 10, vs. Loyola (Chicago) (Sept. 1, 1986) TOTAL ATTEMPTS 1. 302, at Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988) 2. 290, vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 3. 257, vs. Iowa (Nov. 18, 1994) 4. 253, vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 1987) 5. 250, at Michigan State (Nov. 23, 1990)

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 44, vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 2. 35, vs. Louisiana State (Sept. 17, 1988) 3. 34, at Indiana (Oct. 11, 2002) 4. 32, vs. Michigan (Oct. 28, 2006) 32, vs. Michigan (Nov. 19, 2005)

HITTING PERCENTAGE: 1. .689, vs. Towson (Sept. 18, 1998) 2. .609, at Michigan (Oct. 30, 1987) 3. .525, vs. Alabama (Sept. 8, 1990) 4. .438, vs. DePaul (Sept. 7, 1985) 5. .400, vs. Buffalo (Sept. 16, 2000)

SERVICE ACES 1. 23, vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 16, 1989) 2. 21, vs. Michigan (Sept. 21, 1990) 3. 17, at Michigan (Oct. 30, 1987) 17, vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 5. 16, vs. Brown (Sept. 17, 2005) 16, vs. Northeastern Illinois (Sept. 17, 1994) 16, vs. Houston (Sept. 6, 1991)

ASSISTS 1. 105, vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986) 2. 95, vs. Purdue (Nov. 7, 1987) 3. 87, vs. Iowa (Nov. 15, 1997) 4. 84, at Michigan State (Nov. 11, 1989) 5. 82, at Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988)

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TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 25, at Baylor (Sept. 6, 1998) 2. 24, vs. Michigan (Oct. 13, 2000) 24, vs. Iowa (Oct. 4, 1991) 4. 22.5, vs. Lousiana State (Sept. 17, 1988) 5. 22, vs. San Francisco (Sept. 11, 1992)

DIGS 1. 134, at Iowa (Oct. 1, 1988) 2. 127, at Wisconsin (Nov. 22, 1985) 3. 116, at Virginia Tech (Sept. 9, 1995) 116, vs. Iowa (Nov. 18, 1994) 5. 113, vs. Michigan State (Oct. 24, 1986)

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TEAM SEASON RECORDS NORTHWESTERN TEAM SEASON RECORDS SETS PLAYED: MATCHES PLAYED: KILLS: HITTING ERRORS (Fewest): TOTAL ATTEMPTS: HITTING PERCENTAGE: ASSISTS: SOLO BLOCKS: BLOCK ASSISTS: TOTAL BLOCKS: SERVICE ACES: DIGS:

193......................................................... 1981 63........................................................... 1981 2,579...................................................... 1981 639......................................................... 1987 6,435...................................................... 1981 .245........................................................ 1987 1,707...................................................... 2002 180......................................................... 1981 633......................................................... 1981 528......................................................... 1989 510......................................................... 1981 1,937...................................................... 2007

MISCELLANEOUS TEAM RECORDS All-Time Records Overall: 556-556-5 Big Ten: 216-352 Home: 229-198 Away: 135-263 Neutral: 176-83-5

CHRISTIE GARDNER ranks second on the Wildcats’ all-time digs list (1,658) after being surpassed by Kate Nobilio in 2008.

(.500) (.380) (.536) (.339) (.676)

Season Records Most Wins: Fewest Losses: Highest Winning Percentage: Best Big Ten Conference Record: Best Home Record: Best Road Record:

47; 1981 10; 1978, 1984, 1987 .759 (44-14); 1980 12-1 (.923); 1984 7-1 (.875); 1978 7-3 (.700); 1980

Consecutive Records Longest Match Winning Streak: Longest Home Match Winning Streak: Longest Road Match Winning Streak: Consecutive Sets Won: Consecutive Home Sets Won: Consecutive Road Sets Won:

13; 1981 9; 1984 9, 1987 22; 1984 21, 1984 16, 1982 LIZ DOUGLASS and DAWN REIG both played in nearly 200 matches each in 1981.

NORTHWESTERN TEAM SINGLE-SEASON HIGHS SETS PLAYED 1. 193..........................................1981 2. 169..........................................1980 3. 147..........................................1983 4. 145..........................................1982 5. 138..........................................1986

HITTING ERRORS (Fewest) 1. 639..........................................1987 2. 704..........................................2006 3. 705..........................................1999 4. 715..........................................2008 5. 725..........................................1993

ASSISTS 1. 1,707.......................................2002 2. 1,653.......................................2003 3. 1,633.......................................2007 4. 1,585.......................................2005 5. 1,505.......................................1997

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 528..........................................1989 2. 339.5.......................................2007 3. 317..........................................2002 4. 313..........................................2000 5. 312..........................................2006

MATCHES PLAYED 1. 63............................................1981 2. 58............................................1980 3. 41............................................1982 4. 39............................................1979 5. 37........................1986, 1984, 1978

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 1. 6,435.......................................1981 2. 5,546.......................................1988 3. 5,375.......................................1989 4. 5,370.......................................1990 5. 5,300.......................................1986

SOLO BLOCKS 1. 180..........................................1981 2. 151..........................................1985 3. 140..........................................1986 4. 139..........................................1989 5. 118..........................................1987

SERVICE ACES 1. 510..............................................1981 2. 452..............................................1982 3. 412..............................................1983 4. 368..............................................1984 5. 320..............................................1987

KILLS 1. 2,579.......................................1981 2. 1,984.......................................1984 3. 1,937.......................................2002 4. 1,913.......................................1988 5. 1,911.......................................1986

HITTING PERCENTAGE 1. .245.........................................1987 2. .236.........................................1984 3. .221.........................................2003 4. .216.........................................1982 5. .214...............................2007, 2005

BLOCK ASSISTS 1. 633..........................................1981 2. 526..........................................2000 3. 505..........................................2007 4. 478..........................................2002 5. 466..........................................2006

DIGS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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1,937...........................................2007 1,898...........................................1996 1,768...........................................2005 1,761...........................................2002 1,697...........................................2004

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WILDCAT HONORS AIAW RUSSELL ALL-AMERICAN 1980 Patty Walsh 1981 Patty Walsh (HM) 1982 Patty Walsh (3rd) 1984

CVCA ALL-AMERICAN Madelyn Meneghetti (2nd)

ASICS/VOLLEYBALL MONTHLY ALL-AMERICA 1983 Liz Douglass (HM) 1985

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM Madelyn Meneghetti

1978 1981 1982 1983 1985 1987

U.S. OLYMPIC FESTIVAL Patty Walsh Patty Walsh Liz Douglass Madelyn Meneghetti Madelyn Meneghetti Janine Makar Kathy Burns Tricia Tadin

BIG TEN CONFERENCE ALL-DECADE TEAM 1980s Madelyn Meneghetti (2nd) Patty Walsh (2nd) BIG TEN CONFERENCE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM 1980 Pattijean McCahill Patty Walsh ALL-BIG TEN CONFERENCE 1983Liz Douglass (1st) Lorie Miller (1st) 1984 Madelyn Meneghetti (1st) Jackie Nuñez (1st) Sue Kerry (2nd) Mary Stack (2nd) 1985 Janine Makar (2nd) 1987 Janine Makar (2nd) Kathy Burns (HM) 1988 Janine Makar (2nd) 1989 Shelley Brzozowski (HM) Stephanie Kammes (HM) 1991 Miriam Stariha (HM) 1993 Alison Krumbein (HM) 2001 Erika Lange (HM) 2002 Erika Lange (1st) 2003 Erika Lange (1st) 2005 Christie Gardner (HM)

BIG TEN CONFERENCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (Defensive POW instituted in 2005)

1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1997 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007

Liz Douglass (Sept. 26) Lorie Miller (Oct. 31) Pattijean McCahill (Nov. 14) Sue Kerry (Oct. 16) Madelyn Meneghetti (Oct. 23) Kathy Burns (Oct. 15) Janine Makar (Nov. 19) Janine Makar (Sept. 16) Janine Makar (Sept. 29) Janine Makar (Oct. 25) Carmen Burbach (Oct. 20) Iwona Lodzik (Sept. 15) Erika Lange (Sept. 8) Iwona Lodzik (Sept. 15) D-Christie Gardner (Sept. 12) Lindsay Anderson (Nov. 7) D-Christie Gardner (Nov. 7) D-Christie Gardner (Nov. 14) D-Kate Nobilio (Oct. 16) D-Chelsy Hyser (Oct. 30) D-Kate Nobilio (Sept. 17)

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 1994 Alison Krumbein (1st) 1998 Melissa Doan (2nd) 2005 Stephanie Jurivich (3rd) 2006 Stephanie Jurivich (1st) CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 1987 Janine Makar (2nd) AVCA ALL-MIDEAST REGION 2002 Erika Lange 2007 Chelsy Hyser (HM) AVCA NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2003 Erika Lange (Sept. 8)

BIG TEN CONFERENCE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2000 Erika Lange 2001 Drew Robertson 2006 Kate Nobilio

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ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1988 1999

Janine Makar Julie Wittig Kathy Burns Janine Makar Julie Wittig Janine Makar Shelley Brzozowski Amy Loose Kara McManaman Kim Hanson Kara McManaman Kim Hanson Alison Krumbein Kara McManaman Amy Gonyea Meghan Hanrahan Kim Hanson Joyce Hopman Kristin Keller Alison Krumbein Kim Ludwig Meghan Hanrahan Debbie Harris Joyce Hopman Kristin Keller Alison Krumbein Kim Ludwig Staci Suneson Emily Armstrong Debbie Harris Joyce Hopman Kristin Keller Staci Suneson Emily Armstrong Melissa Doan Debbie Harris Sarah Strauss Staci Suneson Melissa Doan Sharon Fisk Jennier Huggins Kitty Owen Sarah Strauss Leah Ackerman Jennifer Armson Carmen Burbach Melissa Doan Sharon Fisk Jennifer Higgins Jessica Holloway Kitty Owen Jennifer Zagorski Leah Ackerman Jennifer Armson Carmen Burbach Jennifer Higgins Kitty Owen Jennifer Zagorski

ERIKA LANGE remains the only Wildcat to be named AVCA’s National Player of the Week.

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2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Jennifer Armson Sarah Ballog Carmen Burbach Traci Lato Kelli Meyer Adriana Ruhl Sarah Ballog Jill Buschur Jill Fantozzi Molly Kamp Erica Knavel Erika Lange Cassie McKnight Kelli Meyer Adriana Ruhl Sarah Ballog Jill Buschur Jill Fantozzi Erica Knavel Erika Lange Cassie McKnight Kelli Meyer Lindsay Pavlik Drew Robertson Jill Buschar Lizzie Carlson Erica Knavel Iwona Lodzik Drew Robertson Lizzie Carlson Lauren Greenwood Stephanie Jurivich Julie Purcell Drew Robertson Stefanie Alde Lindsay Anderson Lizzie Carlson Lauren Greenwood Stephanie Jurivich Julie Purcell Cally Stolbach Lindsay Anderson Lauren Greenwood Chelsy Hyser Stephanie Jurivich Cassie McLaughlin Julie Purcell Lindsay Anderson Ariel Baxterbeck Chelsy Hyser Stephanie Jurivich Kelly Keporos Sabel Moffett Courtnie Paulus Emma Pollert Ariel Baxterbeck Elyse Glab Chelsy Hyser Naomi Johnson Kelly Keporos Sabel Moffett

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WILDCAT HONORS WILDCAT ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Ackerman, Leah............ 1996, 97, 98, 99 Alde, Stefanie............................ 2004, 05 Aldridge, Brittney........... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Alford, Toni..................... 1982, 83, 84, 85 Anderson, Lindsay......... 2004, 05, 06, 07 Armson, Jennifer........... 1997, 98, 99, 00 Armstrong, Emily................. 1994, 95, 96 Ayers, Alexandra........................... 2008 Ballog, Sarah................. 1999, 00, 01, 02 Baxterbeck, Ariel............... 2006, 07, 08 Bennett, Gwen........................... 1977, 78 Bitzegaio, Anne................................ 2005 Brauck, Cindy.................................. 1977 Brzozowski, Shelley....... 1986, 87, 88, 89 Burbach, Carmen.......... 1997, 98, 99, 00 Burgher, Lisa............................. 1979, 80 Burns, Bernadette............................ 1979 Burns, Kathy.................. 1984, 85, 86, 87 Buschur, Jill......................... 2001, 02, 03 Cabaniss, Linda......................... 1986, 87 Canak, Tanya................................... 1998 Carlson, Lizzie............... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Case, Kathy......................... 1977, 78, 79 Christman, Karen............................. 1996 Church, Karen................................. 1996 Clausen, Kim................. 1979, 80, 81, 82 Cullen, Maura................ 1983, 84, 85, 86 Deal, Vicky....................................... 1977 Delcourt, Leah............... 2001, 02, 03, 04 Doan, Melissa................ 1995, 96, 97, 98 Douglass, Liz................. 1980, 81, 82, 83 Duckmann, Renee......... 1985, 86, 87, 88 Fantozzi, Jill................... 1999, 00, 01, 02 Fisk, Sharon.................. 1994, 96, 97, 98 Florek, Karen............................. 1977, 78 Fredin, Heather.............. 1988, 89, 90, 91 Gardner, Christie........... 2002, 03, 04, 05 Glab, Elyse............................... 2007, 08 Gonyea, Amy............................. 1992, 93 Gray, Brittani............................ 2007, 08 Greenwood, Lauren.......... 2003, 04, 05, 06 Hanson, Kim.................. 1990, 91, 92, 93 Hanrahan, Megan...................... 1993, 94 Harelik, Anya................................... 1988 Harris, Debbie................ 1993, 94, 95, 96 Henley, Joan.............................. 1978, 79 Higgins, Jennifer............ 1996, 97, 98, 99 Hill, Kate 1998 Holloway, Jessica.......... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Hopman, Joyce.............. 1992, 93, 94, 95 Hyser, Chelsy................ 2005, 06, 07, 08 Johnson, Naomi....................... 2007, 08 Jostes, Jennifer......................... 1988, 91 Jurivich, Stephanie........ 2004, 05, 06, 07 Just, Mary.................................. 1983, 84

Kammes, Stacey........... 1989, 90, 91, 92 Kammes, Stephanie......... 1986, 87, 88, 89 Kamp, Molly............................... 2000, 01 Karey, Shawn................ 1990, 91, 92, 93 Keller, Kristin........................ 1993, 94, 95 Kennedy, Carol.......................... 1978, 79 Keporos, Kelly............... 2005, 06, 07, 08 Kerry, Sue...................... 1981, 82, 83, 84 Klavins, Larissa......................... 1980, 81 Knavel, Erica................. 2000, 01, 02, 03 Kresch, Lindsay............................... 2007 Krumbein, Alison............ 1991, 92, 93, 94

Schumacher, Rosemarie.....1978, 79, 80, 81 Shalter, Madalyn............................ 2008 Sikorski, Karen................................ 1995 Snider, Joy................................. 1977, 78 Stack, Mary.................... 1981, 82, 83, 84 Stahl, Leslie......................... 1978, 79, 80 Stariha, Miriam.............. 1988, 89, 90, 91 Stohl, Brandy................. 1999, 00, 01, 02 Stolbach, Cally........................... 2004, 05 Strauss, Sarah..................... 1995, 96, 97 Suneson, Staci.............. 1993, 94, 95, 96 Tadin, Tricia......................... 1987, 89, 90

Lange, Erika.................. 2000, 01, 02, 03 Lato, Traci........................................ 2000 Lodzik, Iwona............................. 2002, 03 Loose, Amy................................ 1987, 90 Ludwig, Kim......................... 1992, 93, 94 Makar, Janine................ 1985, 86, 87, 88 Maloney, Molly............... 1991, 92, 93, 94 May, Marianne............... 1976, 77, 78, 79 McCahill, Pattijean......... 1980, 81, 82, 83 McKnight, Cassie........... 1999, 00, 01, 02 McLaughlin, Cassie................... 2005, 06 McManaman, Kara......... 1989, 90, 91, 92 Meneghetti, Madelyn........ 1981, 82, 83, 84 Meyer, Kelli.................... 1999, 00, 01, 02 Meyer, Mary............................... 1977, 79 Michalek, Jean..................... 1982, 83, 84 Miller, Lorie ................... 1980, 81, 82, 83 Moffett, Sabel........................... 2007, 08

Wagner, Jill.................... 1985, 86, 87, 88 Walsh, Patty........................ 1980, 81, 82 Weaver, Denise............. 1977, 78, 79, 80 Weiss, Marla.................................... 1982 White, Mary..................................... 1979 Wittig, Julie.................... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Wohlberg, Jeanne......... 1991, 92, 93, 94 Wong, Genie.................................... 1977 Zagorski, Jennifer.......... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Active players in bold

ERICA KNAVEL was a four-time letterwinner for Northwestern while also earning Academic-All Big Ten honors three times.

Nelson, Kathy.................................. 1977 Niedbalski, Gwen........... 1984, 85, 86, 87 Nobilio, Kate....................... 2006, 07, 08 Nostrant, Carey.................... 1989 90, 91 Nuñez, Jackie...................... 1983, 84, 85 Ossola, Ashley................................. 1998 Owen, Kitty.................... 1996, 97, 98, 99 Paulus, Courtnie............ 2004, 05, 06, 07 Pavlik, Lindsay..................... 2000, 01, 02 Plinska, Ryann..................... 1993, 94, 95 Pollert, Emma.................................. 2007 Proos, Andrea................ 1985, 86, 87, 88 Purcell, Julie.................. 2003, 04, 05, 06 Reig, Dawn.................... 1980, 81, 82, 83 Renius, Liz..................... 1995, 96, 97, 98 Robertson, Drew............ 2001, 02, 03, 04 Rohde, Denice........................... 1985, 86 Ruhl, Adriana....................... 1999, 00, 01 IWONA LODZIK is one of just four Wildcats to record over 500 kills in a single season, notching 506 in 2003.

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS

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OPPONENT RECORD Akron..................................1-0-0 Alabama..............................2-1-0 Appalachian State...............1-0-0 Arizona................................1-2-0 Arizona State.......................1-0-0 Ball State.............................2-1-0 Baylor..................................2-1-0 Boise State..........................0-1-0 Boston College....................1-0-0 Bowling Green.....................2-1-0 Bradley................................2-0-0 Brigham Young....................0-2-0 Brown..................................1-0-0 Buffalo.................................1-0-0 Butler...................................1-0-0 California.............................4-1-0 Cal Poly-SLO.......................0-3-0 Carthage..............................1-1-0 Central Florida.....................1-0-0 Central Michigan..................4-0-0 Charlotte.............................1-0-0 Chicago State......................3-0-0 Cincinnati...........................2-0-0 Cleveland State...................3-0-0 Coastal Carolina..................1-0-0 Colorado..............................0-1-0 Colorado State.....................0-7-0 Columbia.............................1-0-0 Concordia............................1-0-0 Connecticut..........................0-1-0 Creighton.............................0-1-0 Dayton.................................0-1-0 Delaware.............................1-0-0 DePaul................................16-7-1 Drake...................................4-1-0 Duke....................................0-3-0 East Carolina.......................1-0-0 Eastern Illinois.....................1-0-0 Eastern Michigan.................1-0-0 East Tennessee State..........1-0-0 Elmhurst..............................2-1-0 Fairfield................................1-0-0 Florida..................................0-4-0 Florida International..........0-0-0 Florida State........................1-1-0 George Mason.....................2-0-0 Georgetown.........................3-0-0 George Washington.............2-0-0 George Williams..................1-2-0 Georgia................................1-2-0 Georgia Tech.......................1-1-0 Gonzaga..............................1-0-0 Harvard................................1-0-0 Hawaii..................................0-4-0 Houston...............................3-2-0 Idaho...................................1-0-0 Illinois...............................26-42-0 Illinois-Chicago...................24-4-0 Illinois State.......................15-13-0 Indiana..............................27-28-0 Iona.....................................1-0-0 Iowa...................................33-25-1

FIRST LAST 1997 1997 1981 2003 1995 1995 1989 2006 1981 1981 1987 1992 1988 1998 1999 1999 1987 1987 1990 2004 1977 1984 1982 1983 2005 2005 2000 2000 1992 1992 1981 1994 1980 1983 1977 1977 1981 1981 1980 1988 2002 2002 1977 2003 1980 1980 1979 2008 2003 2003 1991 1991 1986 2000 2003 2003 1978 1978 2001 2001 2000 2000 2008 2008 1996 1996 1977 2005 1977 2007 1986 1990 2001 2001 2006 2006 1984 1984 2002 2002 1977 1979 2006 2006 1997 2004 First Meeting 1981 1985 1987 2003 1997 2008 1990 2001 1977 1978 1986 2000 2003 2005 1999 1999 2002 2002 1981 2006 1981 1991 1986 1986 1978 2008 1978 2008 1978 1993 1978 2008 2007 2007 1977 2008

OPPONENT RECORD Iowa State............................3-2-0 IPFW....................................1-0-0 IUPUI...................................1-0-0 James Madison..................1-0-0 Kansas.................................3-0-0 Kansas State.......................3-1-0 Kentucky............................3-2-0 Lake Cook County...............1-0-0 Lake Forest..........................1-0-0 Lamar..................................2-0-0 Lehigh..................................1-0-0 Lewis...................................2-1-1 Long Beach State................0-1-0 Long Island........................0-0-0 Louisiana State....................4-1-0 Louisville..............................0-1-0 Loyola (Chicago)................15-4-0 Loyola (Md.).........................1-0-0 Loyola Marymount...............0-1-0 Marquette............................1-0-0 Memphis..............................1-0-0 Miami (Fla.)..........................1-0-0 Miami (Ohio).......................2-1-0 Michigan...........................24-32-0 Michigan State.................31-25-0 Minnesota.........................16-41-0 Mississippi...........................2-0-0 Mississippi State..................1-0-0 Missouri...............................5-3-0 Montana...............................2-0-0 Montana State.....................2-1-0 Nebraska.............................0-4-0 New Mexico State................1-0-0 North Carolina.....................1-1-0 North Carolina State............2-0-0 Northeastern Illinois.............5-0-0 Northeast Louisiana.............1-0-0 Northern Arizona..................0-1-0 Northern Illinois...................10-8-1 Northern Iowa......................3-1-0 Northern Michigan...............1-0-0 North Park...........................1-0-0 Notre Dame.........................4-7-0 Ohio.....................................1-0-0 Ohio State.........................14-46-0 Oklahoma............................1-0-0 Oral Roberts........................0-1-0 Oregon.................................2-1-0 Pacific..................................1-9-0 Penn State.........................8-36-0 Pepperdine..........................0-2-0 Pittsburgh............................3-1-0 Portland...............................1-0-0 Portland State......................1-0-0 Providence...........................2-0-0 Purdue..............................23-44-0 Presbyterian.......................0-0-0 Rhode Island.......................4-0-0 Rice.....................................2-3-0 Rockford..............................1-0-0 St. Cloud State....................1-0-0 Saint Louis...........................1-0-0

FIRST LAST 1981 1992 2004 2004 2006 2006 1996 1996 1987 1997 1985 1998 1980 2005 1978 1978 1977 1977 1981 1988 1998 1998 1979 1980 2004 2004 First Meeting 1984 1999 1999 1999 1977 2008 2002 2002 2007 2007 1996 1996 1981 1981 2003 2003 1980 1999 1978 2008 1978 2008 1977 2008 1998 2003 2001 2001 1978 2002 1982 2002 1985 2008 1979 2000 1989 1989 2002 2003 1996 1997 1977 1994 1986 1986 1994 1994 1977 1997 1978 1991 1980 1980 1977 1977 1985 2005 1996 1996 1977 2008 1999 1999 1980 1980 1985 2000 1980 2001 1981 2008 1982 2002 1981 2006 1990 1990 1982 1982 1987 1993 1977 2008 First Meeting 1984 1993 1988 1996 1977 1977 1979 1979 2007 2007

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OPPONENT RECORD San Diego............................0-1-0 San Diego State..................0-3-0 San Francisco......................1-0-0 San Jose State....................1-5-0 Santa Clara..........................4-1-0 South Carolina.....................1-0-0 Southeast Missouri State.......1-0-0 Southern California..............0-1-0 Southern Illinois..................13-1-0 Southern Methodist.............1-0-0 Southwest Missouri State......2-3-0 Southwest Texas State........1-0-0 Stanford...............................2-5-0 Temple.................................1-0-0 Tennessee...........................4-2-0 Texas...................................1-8-0 Texas A&M...........................1-1-0 Texas-Arlington....................2-1-0 Texas Tech...........................0-1-0 Toledo..................................2-0-0 Towson................................4-0-0 Tulane..................................1-0-0 Tulsa....................................1-0-0 UC Irvine..............................0-1-0 UCLA...................................0-1-0 UC Santa Barbara...............1-1-0 UNC Wilmington..................1-0-0 UNLV...................................0-1-0 U.S. International.................1-0-0 Virginia.................................2-0-0 Virginia Tech........................2-1-0 Villanova..............................3-0-0 Wake Forest........................0-1-0 Washington..........................0-2-0 Washington State................0-1-0 West Virginia.......................0-1-0 Western Carolina...............0-0-0 Western Illinois....................5-2-0 Western Kentucky.............0-1-0 Western Michigan................6-6-0 Wichita State.......................1-1-0 William & Mary.....................1-1-0 Winthrop..............................1-0-0 Wisconsin.........................25-43-0 UW-Green Bay....................1-0-0 UW-La Crosse.....................3-0-0 UW-Milwaukee....................2-0-0 UW-Parkside.......................3-2-0 UW-Stevens Point...............1-0-1 Wright State.........................1-0-0 Wyoming..............................1-1-0 TOTALS..........................556-556-3 2009 opponents in bold

FIRST LAST 2002 2002 1982 1992 1992 1992 1981 1999 1981 1994 1981 1981 1994 1994 1982 1982 1979 2005 2002 2002 1980 1996 1988 1988 1981 2006 1993 1993 1982 1992 1982 1998 1988 2005 1980 1983 1989 1989 1989 1993 1998 2008 1988 1988 1981 1981 2000 2000 2008 2008 1983 2007 1990 1990 2007 2007 1984 1984 1995 2008 1991 1997 1992 2004 2001 2001 1980 2003 2008 2008 1999 1999 First Meeting 1977 1995 2004 2004 1981 2007 1994 2008 1994 1996 2005 2005 1978 2008 2005 2005 1978 1979 1978 1994 1977 1979 1979 1979 1993 1993 1986 1991


ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS YEAR COACH

OVERALL BIG TEN BIG TEN BIG TEN RECORD PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL RECORD PCT. FINISH

1976 Mary Conway 12-11 1977 Mary Conway 8-13 1978 Mary Conway 27-10 1979 Jerry Angle 18-16-5 1980 Jerry Angle 44-14 1981 Jerry Angle 47-16 1982 Jerry Angle 26-15 1983 Jerry Angle 24-12 1984 Jerry Angle 27-10 1985 Jerry Angle 19-16 1986 Jerry Angle 17-20 1987 Jerry Angle 23-10 1988 Jerry Angle 20-14 1989 Jerry Angle 13-21 1990 Jerry Angle 18-16 1991 Jerry Angle 9-21 1992 Jerry Angle 9-22 1993 Jerry Angle 13-17 1994 Margie Fitzpatrick 12-20 1995 Margie Fitzpatrick 5-25 1996 Margie Fitzpatrick 9-24 1997 Kevin Renshler 13-18 1998 Kevin Renshler 15-17 1999 Kevin Renshler 6-24 2000 Keylor Chan 7-23 2001 Keylor Chan 10-17 2002 Keylor Chan 17-16 2003 Keylor Chan 18-15 2004 Keylor Chan 10-20 2005 Keylor Chan 20-12 2006 Keylor Chan 14-15 2007 Keylor Chan 18-13 2008 Keylor Chan 8-23 TOTALS 556-556-5 ^ Big Ten Tournament # Divisional Play

.522 .381 .730 .526 .759 .742 .634 .667 .730 .543 .460 .697 .588 .382 .529 .300 .290 .433 .375 .167 .273 .419 .469 .176 .233 .370 .515 .545 .333 .625 .483 .581 .258 .500

N/A N/A N/A — — — 6-5 2-1 0-7 0-4 .000 T-9th ^ 7-1 2-2 18-7 7-5 .583 4th 4-4 2-2 12-10-5 5-4-1 .550 T-6th ^ 4-0 7-3 33-11 17-4 .810 4th ^ 4-4 12-6 31-6 10-5 .667 5th ^ 11-3 9-6 6-6 11-2 .846 2nd # 12-5 9-6 3-1 11-2 .846 1st # 17-3 7-6 3-1 12-1 .923 1st # 12-8 7-8 0-0 9-9 .500 6th 8-9 5-10 4-1 5-13 .278 T-8th 11-5 8-5 4-0 9-9 .500 T-5th 8-2 7-10 5-2 11-7 .611 T-2nd 7-8 4-9 2-4 6-12 .333 8th 6-7 7-7 5-2 9-9 .500 T-6th 5-7 3-11 1-3 6-14 .300 8th 4-9 3-10 2-3 4-16 .200 T-9th 7-5 3-11 3-1 6-14 .300 9th 8-7 0-10 4-3 3-17 .150 11th 3-12 0-12 2-1 1-19 .050 11th 4-13 1-11 4-0 0-20 .000 11th 5-8 4-10 4-0 4-16 .200 9th 9-5 1-12 5-0 5-15 .250 9th 4-10 2-11 0-3 2-18 .100 11th 6-7 1-12 0-4 4-16 .200 11th 4-6 3-10 3-1 6-14 .300 8th 8-5 5-8 4-3 10-10 .500 T-6th 9-4 3-10 6-1 9-11 .450 7th 5-11 3-9 2-0 5-15 .250 9th 9-5 6-7 5-0 10-10 .500 6th 8-6 4-8 2-1 8-12 .400 7th 11-4 4-8 3-1 9-11 .450 7th 3-10 1-12 4-1 2-18 .100 11th 229-198 135-263 180-84-5 216-352 .380 * 1999 and 2000 seasons include matches forfeited by Ohio State

WILDCAT HEAD COACHES mary conway 1976-1978 (3 seasons) Overall Record: 47-34 (.580) Big Ten Record: 7-9 (.438)

JERRY ANGLE 1979-1993 (15 seasons) Overall Record: 327-240-5 (.576) Big Ten Record: 131-121 (.520)

MARGIE FITZPATRICK 1994-1996 (3 seasons) Overall Record: 26-69 (.274) Big Ten Record: 4-56 (.067)

KEVIN RENSHLER 1997-1999 (3 seasons) Overall Record: 34-59 (.366) Big Ten Record: 11-49 (.183)

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KEYLOR CHAN 2000-present (9 seasons) Overall Record: 122-154 (.442) Big Ten Record: 63-117 (.350)

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS MARY CONWAY

JERRY ANGLE

1976 - 1978 Overall: 47-34 (.580) Big Ten: 7-9 (.438)

1979-1993 Overall: 327-240-5 (.576) Big Ten: 131-121 (.520)

1976 Record 12-11 (Match results not available) 1977 Record: 8-13, Big Ten: 0-4 (T-9th) N/A W @ Lake Forest 15-1, 15-9 N/A W @ Loyola (Chicago) 15-5, 17-15, 15-12 N/A L CARTHAGE 4-15, 11-15 N/A W NE ILLINOIS 15-8, 15-10 N/A W BRADLEY 15-13, 15-14 N/A W CHICAGO STATE. 13-15, 15-6, 15-9 N/A L WESTERN ILLINOIS 2-15, 5-15 N/A L GEO. WILLIAMS 2-15, 0-15w 10/15 L ELMHURST 9-15, 15-17w 10/15 W NORTH PARK 15-6, 15-5w 10/15 W ROCKFORD 15-8, 15-2w 10/18 W CARTHAGE 15-4, 10-15, 17-15 N/A L UW-PARKSIDE 8-15, 11-15 10/22 L Northern Illinois 13-15, 8-15, 10-15z 10/22 L @ DePaul 3-15, 8-15z 10/22 L Drake 11-15, 12-15z 10/22 L Geo. Williams 12-15, 13-15z 10/28 L Minnesota 14-16, 4-15v 10/29 L Purdue 3-15, 12-15v 10/29 L Iowa 10-15, 11-15v 10/30 L Ohio State 6-15, 7-15v w Northwestern Invitational z @ DePaul v 9th tie/10 teams, Big Ten Tournament 1978 Record: 27-10; Big Ten: 7-5 (4th) 9/22 L @ Illinois-Chicago 8-15, 13-15w 9/22 W Concordia 15-9, 15-6w 9/23 W NE Illinois 15-2, 15-5w 9/23 W Michigan State 15-8, 14-16, 15-12w 9/29 W Missouri 15-8, 15-4z 9/29 W UW-La Crosse 15-4, 15-13z 9/29 W Northern Iowa 15-2, 15-8z 9/30 L Illinois 11-15, 13-15z 9/30 W Iowa 15-1, 15-7z 9/30 W @ Wisconsin 15-6, 14-16, 15-8z 9/30 W Illinois 15-13, 16-14z 10/3 W ELMHURST 15-1, 15-5 10/6 W UW-La Crosse 15-12, 15-10, 15-5v 10/6 W UW-Parkside 15-9, 15-4, 15-12v 10/7 W Geo. Williams NU 3 of 4 gamesv 10/7 L @ Northern Illinois 15-11, 13-15, 8-15, 12-15v 10/12 W UW-Parkside 15-9, 15-13 10/12 W UW-Milwaukee 15-3, 8-15, 15-3 10/14 W DRAKE 13-15, 15-6 (pts.)^ 10/14 W LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 5-8, 15-3^ 10/14 W NE ILLINOIS 15-5, 15-5^ 10/14 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS 15-7, 15-4^ 10/14 W DRAKE 15-7, 15-4^ 10/19 W @ Chicago State 15-2, 15-2, 15-4 10/26 W Indiana * 17-15, 12-15, 15-11R 10/27 W Michigan * 15-7, 15-1R 10/27 W Wisconsin * 12-15, 15-12, 15-8R 10/28 L Illinois * 10-15, 6-15R 10/28 L Ohio State * 8-15, 5-15R 10/29 L Illinois * 10-15, 6-15R 10/31 W LAKE COOK 15-3, 15-3, 15-5 11/4 L ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 16-14, 16-14, 11-15, 7-15, 12-15 11/9 W NE Illinois Scores n/a T 11/10 L Illinois 3-15, 15-12, 15-8, 10-15, 5-15T 11/10 W Western Illinois 15-1, 15-6, 15-5T 11/11 L DePaul 2-15, 10-15, 7-15T 11/11 L Illinois State 8-15, 15-3, 5-15, 8-15T w 2nd/4 teams, Illinois-Chicago Tournament z 1st/8 teams, Badger Invitational v 1st/6 teams, Northern Illinois Tournament ^ 1st/6 teams, Northwestern Invitational R 4th/10 teams, Big Ten Tournament T 4th/12 teams, IAIAW State Championship

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1979 Record: 18-16-5; Big Ten: 5-4 (T-6th) 9/28 T UW-Stevens Point 15-13, 10-15w 9/28 T Iowa 15-9, 14-16w 9/28 W St. Cloud State 15-8, 18-16w 9/29 L Missouri 2-15, 2-15w 9/29 W UW-Stevens Point 15-6, 15-6w 9/29 L @ Wisconsin 15-6, 15-7w 10/3 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS 15-1, 15-8, 16-14 10/5 L DePaul 8-15, 9-15, 7-15z 10/5 W @ Western Illinois 15-2, 15-9, 16-18, 15-7z 10/6 W Southern Illinois 15-10, 15-8, 15-10z 10/6 L Illinois State 5-15, 12-15, 6-15z 10/10 W @ Illinois-Chicago 11-15, 12-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-10 10/12 T Northern Illinois 10-15, 15-13v 10/12 W Elmhurst 15-6, 15-5v 10/12 L Wisconsin 4-15, 6-15v 10/13 T DePaul 15-12, 11-15v 10/13 L Nebraska 2-15, 3-15v 10/13 T Lewis 10-15, 15-12v 10/13 L Northern Illinois 11-15v 10/16 L LEWIS 9-15, 15-12, 15-5, 6-15, 5-15 10/19 W UW-Parkside 15-13, 15-7^ 10/19 W Loyola (Chicago) 15-4, 15-11, 15-12^ 10/19 W @ Northern Illinois 15-11, 15-5^ 10/20 W Iowa 15-5, 18-16^ 10/20 W UW-LaCrosse 13-15, 15-9, 15-12^ 10/20 L DePaul 15-13, 9-15, 2-15^ 10/25 L Ohio State 10-15, 13-15R 10/26 W Wisconsin 8-15, 15-9, 15-6R 10/26 W Indiana 15-12, 15-13R 10/27 L Purdue 9-15, 4-15R 10/30 L UW-PARKSIDE 13-15, 15-2, 16-14, 9-15, 10-5 11/2 W Cleveland State 15-10, 15-9T 11/2 L DePaul 15-8, 5-15, 14-16T 11/3 W Wisconsin 15-11, 15-12T 11/3 W Wisconsin 15-7, 15-7T 11/3 L DePaul 10-15, 15-12, 15-17T 11/8 L Illinois State 14-16, 8-15S 11/9 L Western Illinois 15-8, 4-15, 11-15S 11/9 W Illinois-Chicago 11-15, 15-4, 15-4S w 6th/8 teams, Badger Invitational z NTS, DePaul Tournament v 4th tie/14 teams, Windy City Tournament ^ 2nd/10 teams, NIU Cornhusker Invitational R 6th tie/10 teams, Big Ten Tournament T 2nd/4 teams, Northwestern Invitational S 5th tie/8 teams, IAIAW State Championship 1980 Record: 44-14; Big Ten: 17-4 (4th) 9/19 W DePaul 9/19 W Cincinnati 9/19 W Illinois 9/20 W Wisconsin 9/20 W @ Illinois State 9/20 L Purdue 9/20 W Purdue 9/23 W LEWIS 9/26 W Northern Michigan 9/27 W @ Wisconsin 9/27 W Drake 9/27 W Central Michigan 10/1 L @ Illinois State 10/3 W Michigan State 10/3 L Oral Roberts 10/3 L Illinois State 10/4 L @ SW Missouri State 10/4 W UT-Arlington 10/7 W DePAUL 10/11 W Cincinnati 10/11 W @ DePaul 10/11 W Loyola (Chicago) 10/14 W @ Purdue 10/17 W Wisconsin 10/18 W Southern Illinois 10/18 W @ Illinois 10/21 W Illinois State 10/24 W Wisconsin 10/25 W Michigan 10/25 L Ohio State

9-15, 15-4, 15-11w 15-10, 15-8w 15-7, 13-15, 15-10w 15-4, 15-13w 7-15, 15-6, 15-6w 6-15, 12-15w 15-13w 15-4, 15-12, 15-2 15-9, 18-16, 15-11z 6-15, 15-9, 13-15, 15-6, 15-3z 15-12, 15-5, 15-10z 15-9, 15-5, 15-6z 13-15, 1-15, 9-15 11-15, 15-10, 15-5v 10-15, 15-8, 12-15v 6-15, 15-11, 7-15v 5-15, 3-15v 15-4, 15-9v 15-11, 7-15, 10-15, 15-8, 15-11 15-9, 15-8, 15-12^ 15-7, 9-15, 13-15, 17-15, 15-6^ 15-9, 15-9, 15-12^ 16-14, 15-11, 15-8 15-8, 15-3, 8-15, 15-8R 15-9, 15-8, 15-7R 15-2, 14-16, 15-6, 15-6R 15-12, 19-17, 15-8R 15-12, 15-10T 15-3, 15-13T 11-15, 8-15T

10/25 W Michigan State 15-4, 15-4T 10/25 L Purdue 15-10, 9-15, 15-9, 10-15, 13-15T 10/25 L Ohio State 11-15, 8-15T 10/31 W Illinois-Chicago 15-4, 15-11S 10/31 L @ DePaul 11-15, 15-4, 5-15S 11/1 W Western Illinois 15-6, 15-6S 11/1 W Iowa 15-10, 15-9S 11/1 W Northern Illinois 15-12, 15-4S 11/5 W PURDUE 15-7, 9-15, 15-11, 15-5 11/7 W Illinois-Chicago 15-9, 15-1, 15-5X 11/7 W DePaul 15-13, 12-15, 13-15, 15-9, 15-11X 11/7 W @ Northern Illinois 15-11, 11-15, 15-5, 15-13X 11/14 W Western Illinois 15-11, 15-8, 15-6O 11/14 L Northern Illinois 15-6, 7-15, 15-11, 12-15, 14-16O 11/14 W Illinois 15-8, 15-9O 11/15 W Southern Illinois 16-14, 15-6O 11/15 W Northern Illinois 15-10, 15-5O 11/15 W Illinois State 7-15, 15-13, 15-13, 5-15, 15-9O 11/15 W Illinois State 15-10O 11/21 W Michigan 15-5, 15-11p 11/21 W Miami (Ohio) 15-8, 15-11p 11/21 W Michigan 15-9, 7-15, 15-5, 15-5p 11/22 W Central Michigan 12-15, 15-6, 14-16, 15-2, 15-8p 11/22 W Illinois 15-6, 15-6, 15-6p 12/11 L Cal Poly-SLO 7-15, 7-15P 12/11 L Washington 8-15, 15-11, 11-15P 12/11 L Pacific 6-15, 5-15P 12/11 L Kentucky 12-15, 6-15P w 1st/7 teams, Illinois State Invitational z 1st/5 teams, Wisconsin Badger Classic v No place/16 teams, SW Missouri St. Autumn Classic ^ 1st/4 teams, DePaul Invitational R 1st/4 teams, Illini Tournament T 5th/10 teams, Big Ten Tournament S 2nd/6 teams, DePaul Halloween Invitational X 1st Place, Northern Illinois Tournament O 1st/8 teams, IAIAW State Championship p 1st/12 teams, MAIAW Regional Championship P17th/20 teams, AIAW National Championship 1981 Record: 47-16; Big Ten: 2-2 (5th) 9/11 W Illinois 9/11 W Michigan State 9/11 L Western Michigan 9/12 W Illinois State 9/12 W Southern Illinois 9/12 W Central Michigan 9/14 W Santa Clara 9/15 W Stanford 9/16 L San Jose State 9/17 L Pacific 9/19 W Arizona State 9/20 W @ Pacific 9/21 W @ California 9/25 W Central Florida 9/25 W Memphis 9/25 W @ Kentucky 9/26 W Alabama 9/26 W South Carolina 9/26 W @ Kentucky N/A W DePAUL 10/2 W Purdue 10/2 W Florida State 10/2 W Minnesota 10/2 L @ SW Missouri State 10/3 W Houston 10/3 L UT-Arlington 10/3 W Illinois State 10/7 L @ Illinois 10/9 W DePaul 10/9 W Tulsa 10/9 W Illinois-Chicago 10/10 W DePaul 10/10 W Lewis 10/10 W Iowa State 10/14 L @ Illinois State 10/17 L PURDUE 10/23 W Wisconsin 10/23 L Michigan 10/24 L Minnesota 10/24 W Michigan State 10/27 W ILLINOIS 10/30 W Lamar 10/31 W SW Missouri State 10/31 W @ Illinois State 11/3 L @ Purdue 11/5 W ILLINOIS STATE 11/6 W Illinois 11/6 W Southern Illinois 11/6 L Pittsburgh

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11-15, 15-3, 15-12w 15-10, 15-7w 15-8, 4-15, 11-15w 16-14, 15-5w 15-10, 15-6w 15-11, 15-13, 15-9w 10-15, 14-16, 15-6, 15-3, 15-1 11-15, 15-4, 15-12, 5-15, 15-9 15-12, 13-15, 9-15, 7-15 15-12, 11-15, 6-15, 15-13, 3-15 15-13, 16-14, 15-11z 15-10, 4-15, 15-6, 15-11z 15-7, 15-2, 9-15, 15-6 13-15, 15-6, 15-1v 15-11, 15-5v 15-12, 12-15, 15-12v 15-5, 15-8v 15-3, 15-1v 11-15, 13-15, 15-7, 15-12, 15-11v 15-6, 15-8, 15-1 15-3, 12-15, 15-8^ 15-7, 15-8^ 13-15, 15-2, 15-11^ 13-15, 15-8, 5-15^ 15-9, 15-4^ 13-15, 14-16^ 15-5, 15-2^ 15-12, 15-10, 10-15, 10-15, 6-15 15-3, 14-16, 15-5R 15-7, 15-8R 15-7, 10-15, 16-14R 16-14, 15-7R 12-15, 15-11, 15-4R 15-13, 7-15, 15-13R 10-15, 9-15, 15-11, 8-15 4-15, 9-15, 10-15 15-6, 15-5T 9-15, 9-15T 4-15, 15-4, 3-15T 16-14, 15-12T 15-5, 15-11, 16-14 15-11, 10-15, 15-11, 15-6S 15-11, 15-10, 15-9S 15-11, 10-15, 15-13, 15-9S 8-15, 10-15, 15-1, 9-15 15-9, 15-2, 9-15, 15-8 7-15, 17-15, 15-7X 15-6, 15-7X 3-15, 14-16X


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 11/7 W Illinois State 15-12, 13-15, 15-4, 15-6X 11/7 W @ Western Michigan 15-13, 15-11, 15-17, 15-6X 11/7 W Pittsburgh 15-7, 15-12, 15-11X 11/9 L HAWAII 12-15, 8-15, 7-15 11/13 W Wisconsin 15-9, 15-11, 15-13O 11/13 W Illinois 8-15, 15-7, 15-5O 11/13 L Illinois State 6-15, 12-15, 7-15O 11/14 W Southern Illinois 15-5, 15-11O 11/14 W Illinois State 15-10, 15-5, 15-12O 11/21 W @ Illinois State 10-15, 15-3, 15-12, 8-15, 17-15 11/28 L @ Penn State 8-15, 12-15, 15-12, 10-15 11/29 W PENN STATE 15-3, 15-4, 15-8 12/12 L Cal Poly-SLO 16-18, 11-15, 14-16P w 1st/8 teams, DePaul Invitational z 1st/4 teams, Pacific Invitational v 1st/6 teams, Kentucky Invitational ^ 3rd/12 teams, SW Missouri State Invitational R 1st/12 teams, Windy City Invitational T 5th/10 teams, Big Ten Tournament S 1st/9 teams, Illinois State Redbird Classic X 1st/8 teams, WMU Bronco Invitational O 1st/9 teams, Illinois-Chicago College Classic P 3rd tie/4 teams, NCAA Mideast Regional 1982 Record: 26-15; Big Ten: 11-2 (1st - West Division) 9/10 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS 15-11, 15-5, 15-8w 9/11 W ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 15-6, 15-8, 15-4w 9/11 W SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 15-10, 15-4, 9-15, 15-12w 9/13 W @ Santa Clara 15-7, 15-9, 6-15, 18-16 9/14 L @ Stanford 12-15, 2-15, 10-15 9/15 W @ San Jose State 15-4, 15-9, 6-15, 10-15, 15-10 9/16 L @ Pacific 12-15, 7-15, 6-15 9/18 W Montana 15-6, 15-12, 15-10z 9/19 L @ California 10-15, 15-10, 14-16, 10-15z 9/25 W IOWA 15-4, 15-7, 15-6 9/29 W WISCONSIN 15-10, 12-15, 16-14, 15-11 10/1 W Penn State 15-12, 10-15, 12-15, 15-6, 15-12^ 10/1 L San Diego State 7-15, 5-15, 5-15^ 10/2 W @ Houston 15-7, 15-4, 13-15, 15-12^ 10/2 L Texas 5-15, 15-1, 15-12, 8-15, 9-15^ 10/9 W @ Ohio State 15-10, 15-9, 14-16, 12-15, 15-10 10/15 L Kentucky 7-15, 15-13, 15-13, 15-17, 13-15R 10/16 L @ Purdue 12-15, 11-15, 10-15R 10/16 W Penn State 15-6, 11-15, 15-4, 15-9R 10/17 W @ Indiana 15-4, 15-4, 15-7 10/20 W @ Wisconsin 15-6, 15-11, 15-6 10/22 W MICHIGAN 15-11, 15-7, 15-6 10/23 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-0, 15-7, 15-3 10/24 L MINNESOTA 13-15, 7-15, 9-15 10/27 W ILLINOIS 15-11, 15-1, 15-8 10/29 W @ Minnesota 15-11, 15-3, 15-9 10/30 W @ Iowa 15-10, 15-12, 15-7 11/5 L Pepperdine 15-12, 11-15, 10-15T 11/5 W Portland State 15-10, 15-5T 11/5 L Brigham Young 8-15, 7-15T 11/6 W Stanford 15-10, 15-13T 11/6 L Southern California 5-15, 8-15T 11/10 W @ Illinois 15-10, 15-6, 15-5 11/12 W INDIANA 15-4, 15-7, 10-15, 15-6 11/13 W ILLINOIS STATE 15-9, 15-6, 15-8 11/16 L PURDUE 15-11, 6-15, 11-15, 7-15 11/19 W Ohio State 15-3, 15-11, 15-8S 11/20 L Purdue 15-13, 6-15, 13-15, 10-15S 11/27 W LSU 15-5, 15-4, 15-6X 11/28 L TEXAS 9-15, 8-15, 15-10, 13-15X 12/4 L Tennessee 12-15, 15-7, 15-4, 8-15, 9-15O w 1st/4 teams, Purple-White Tournament z No team places/4 teams, Cal Classic ^ 3rd/5 teams, Houston Invitational R 2nd/4 teams, Purdue Invitational T No place/24 teams, UCLA Invitational S 2nd/4 teams, Big Ten Tournament X 2nd/4 teams, Northwestern Invitational O 17th/28 teams, NCAA Tournament 1983 Record: 24-12; Big Ten: 11-2 (1st - West Division) Big Ten Conference Champions 9/2 W ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 15-2, 15-4, 15-8 9/7 L CAL POLY-SLO 11-15, 9-15, 15-13, 3-15 9/9 W UT-Arlington 10-15, 12-15, 15-9, 15-9, 15-5w 9/9 W SW Missouri State 15-2, 15-12, 15-6w 9/10 W Wisconsin 15-3, 12-15, 11-15, 15-8, 15-2w 9/10 W @ Texas 15-11, 15-6, 12-15, 15-2w 9/13 W @ Santa Clara 12-15, 15-12, 15-0, 15-12 9/14 L @ San Jose State 15-11, 16-14, 8-15, 9-15, 4-15 9/15 W @ California 9-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-12 9/16 L @ Pacific 10-15, 13-15, 7-15z 9/17 L Brigham Young 7-15, 6-15, 10-15z 9/23 W MINNESOTA 12-15, 15-9, 15-7, 15-7

9/24 W WISCONSIN 15-9, 15-9, 13-15, 2-15, 15-6 9/27 L PURDUE 10-15, 15-12, 10-15, 13-15 9/30 L @ Michigan 15-5, 11-15, 15-8, 10-15, 8-15 10/1 W @ Michigan State 15-4, 15-6, 15-13 10/7 L @ Ohio State 15-12, 15-13, 10-15, 13-15, 13-15 10/8 W @ Indiana 17-15, 15-7, 15-5 10/11 L HAWAII 8-15, 6-15, 0-15 10/14 W ILLINOIS 15-10, 10-15, 15-11, 11-15, 15-6 10/15 L @ Purdue 12-15, 9-15, 15-13, 16-14, 4-15 10/19 W @ Iowa 10-15, 11-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-2 10/21 W LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 15-6, 15-12, 15-6 10/22 W HOUSTON 15-10, 15-9, 15-5 10/23 W IOWA STATE 15-6, 16-14, 15-13 10/25 W @ Illinois 15-9, 9-15, 15-5, 15-10 10/28 W @ Wisconsin 13-15, 15-8, 15-12, 15-6 1029 W @ Minnesota 9-15, 15-11, 15-10, 16-14 11/2 W IOWA 15-9, 15-6, 12-15, 15-8 11/6 Exh. ITO-YOKADA 2-15, 2-15, 7-15 11/11 W INDIANA 15-10, 15-9, 15-2 11/12 W OHIO STATE 11-15, 11-15, 15-1, 15-10, 15-8 11/18 W Ohio State 15-11, 15-6, 15-11v 11/19 W Purdue 8-15, 5-15, 15-12, 15-8, 15-13v 11/26 L PENN STATE 8-15, 12-15, 15-8, 15-11, 9-15^ 11/27 L TEXAS 15-7, 15-13, 2-15, 6-15, 7-15^ 12/3 L UC Santa Barbara 5-15, 13-15, 8-15R w 1st/5 teams, Longhorn Invitational z 4th/4 teams, Pacific Invitational v1st/4 teams, Big Ten Tournament ^ 4th/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Invitational R 17th/28 teams, NCAA Tournament 1984 Record: 27-10; Big Ten: 12-1 (1st - West Division) Big Ten Conference Champions 9/1 W BRADLEY 15-5, 15-6, 15-10 9/1 W LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 15-4, 15-8, 15-4 9/1 W EASTERN MICHIGAN 15-1, 15-7, 15-2 9/6 W ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 15-2, 15-6, 15-5 9/7 W DePAUL 15-3, 15-3, 15-4 9/8 W RHODE ISLAND 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 9/8 W SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 15-2, 15-9, 15-12 9/10 W @ California 15-6, 9-15, 15-4, 15-9 9/11 L @ San Jose State 9-15, 15-9, 8-15, 13-15 9/12 L @ Pacific 15-13, 3-15, 1-15, 8-15 9/14 W U.S. International 15-7, 15-3, 7-15, 15-2w 9/15 W Louisiana State 15-3, 15-5, 15-11w 9/15 L @ Nebraska 6-15, 13-15, 10-15w 9/22 W @ Ohio State 16-14, 15-9, 15-11 9/23 L @ Purdue 15-6, 11-15, 6-15, 8-15 9/28 W @ Iowa 15-7, 15-5, 7-15, 15-11z 9/29 L Missouri 6-15, 13-15, 9-15z 10/6 W IOWA 11-15, 15-8, 15-11, 15-10 10/9 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS 15-13, 15-8, 15-9 10/12 W @ Minnesota 15-5, 15-7, 15-7 10/13 W @ Wisconsin 14-16, 15-7, 15-4, 15-9 10/17 L WESTERN MICHIGAN 8-15, 15-7, 7-15, 10-15 10/19 W ILLINOIS 15-6, 15-5, 15-7 10/20 W PURDUE 11-15, 15-11, 13-15, 15-7, 15-8 10/24 L @ Illinois State 13-15, 11-15, 15-13, 8-15 10/26 W MICHIGAN 15-10, 15-8, 15-4 10/27 W MICHIGAN STATE 9-15, 15-13, 15-3, 15-4 11/2 W WISCONSIN 15-11, 15-7, 14-16, 15-9 11/3 W MINNESOTA 15-10, 15-7, 15-8 11/7 W ILLINOIS STATE 15-12, 16-14, 14-16, 7-15, 15-13 11/9 L @ Indiana 10-15, 12-15, 15-6, 15-10, 13-15 11/10 W @ Illinois 15-7, 15-9, 12-15, 15-9 11/17 W Ohio State 15-6, 15-1, 15-10v 11/18 W Purdue 15-13, 15-13, 15-12v 11/24 W TENNESSEE 15-13, 15-12, 15-12^ 11/25 L TEXAS 17-15, 15-11, 10-15, 10-15, 5-15^ 12/1 L Penn State 15-7, 9-15, 4-15, 15-9, 3-15R w @ Lincoln, Neb. z @ Iowa City, Iowa v 1st/4 teams, Big Ten Tournament ^ 2nd/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Tournament R 17th/28 teams, NCAA Tournament 1985 Record: 19-16; Big Ten: 9-9 (6th) 9/3 W @ Illinois-Chicago 9/6 W LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 9/7 W DEPAUL 9/7 W MONTANA STATE 9/10 W @ Santa Clara 9/12 L @ San Jose State 9/14 L Pacific 9/17 W OREGON 9/20 W SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 9/21 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS 9/21 W KANSAS STATE 9/24 L @ Iowa

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9/27 W NOTRE DAME 15-0, 15-7, 15-3 10/4 L @ Purdue 7-15, 3-15, 14-16 10/5 L @ Illinois 12-15, 5-15, 15-8, 4-15 10/11 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-4, 15-10, 15-5 10/12 W MICHIGAN 15-11, 4-15, 15-4, 15-10 10/18 L @ Ohio State 8-15, 15-13, 8-15, 6-15 10/19 W @ Indiana 10-15, 18-16, 7-15, 15-11, 15-4 10/23 L @ Western Michigan 3-15, 3-15, 7-15 10/25 L MINNESOTA 15-5, 15-7, 14-16, 13-15, 5-15 10/26 W WISCONSIN 15-12, 15-9, 12-15, 12-15, 16-14 10/30 L @ Illinois State 9-15, 7-15, 12-15 11/1 W ILLINOIS 15-13, 15-12, 7-15, 18-16 11/2 L PURDUE 3-15, 7-15, 0-15 11/4 L FLORIDA STATE 15-9, 14-16, 15-8, 9-15, 11-15 11/8 W @ Michigan 9-15, 15-11, 15-4, 10-15, 15-12 11/9 W @ Michigan State 15-7, 15-3, 15-11 11/15 L INDIANA 15-11, 11-15, 13-15, 16-14, 3-15 11/16 L OHIO STATE 11-15, 15-2, 13-15, 1-15 11/22 W @ Wisconsin 15-9, 15-13, 10-15, 3-15, 15-11 11/23 W @ Minnesota 6-15, 11-15, 17-15, 15-12, 15-4 11/26 L IOWA 11-15, 11-15, 15-9, 12-15 11/30 L TEXAS 5-15, 12-15, 8-15w 12/1 W TENNESSEE 15-6, 15-7, 15-7w w 3rd/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Invitational 1986 Record: 17-20; Big Ten: 5-13 (t8th) 9/1 W LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 15-9, 15-6, 15-4 9/5 W Missouri 15-2, 15-7, 15-8w 9/5 W Northeastern Louisiana 15-3, 15-10, 15-5w 9/5 W @ Kansas State 15-3, 13-15, 15-2, 15-9w 9/9 W @ Wyoming 7-15, 15-11, 10-15, 15-12, 15-8 9/10 L @ Colorado State 11-15, 8-15, 12-15 9/12 W Idaho 15-6, 15-3, 15-6z 9/12 L Pacific 6-15, 9-15, 11-15z 9/13 L @ Colorado State 8-15, 4-15, 9-15z 9/13 W Southern Illinois 11-15, 15-4, 15-8, 6-15, 15-13z 9/19 W IOWA STATE 15-8, 15-3, 17-15v 9/19 L GEORGIA 6-15, 13-15, 7-15v 9/26 L @ Ohio State 8-15, 7-15, 7-15 9/27 L @ Indiana 9-15, 15-9, 4-15, 15-8, 8-15 10/1 L WESTERN MICHIGAN 12-15, 4-15, 10-15 10/3 L MINNESOTA 9-15, 13-15, 15-5, 8-15 10/4 L IOWA 6-15, 7-15, 9-15 10/8 W WISCONSIN 16-14, 15-8, 15-9 10/10 W DePaul 15-3, 15-8, 15-4^ 10/10 W Illinois-Chicago 15-11, 14-16, 15-9, 15-13^ 10/13 L DUKE 16-18, 13-15, 15-10, 15-7, 5-15 10/17 L @ Purdue 15-9, 15-8, 14-16, 2-15, 8-15 10/18 L Illinois 6-15, 5-15, 8-15 10/24 L MICHIGAN STATE 12-15, 13-15, 15-6, 15-10, 10-15 10/25 L MICHIGAN 12-15, 6-15, 15-6, 15-10, 10-15 10/31 L @ Iowa 8-15, 15-13, 15-2, 9-15, 11-15 11/1 L @ Minnesota 8-15, 5-15, 15-11, 4-15 11/5 W @ Wisconsin 15-11, 17-15, 15-4 11/8 L @ Notre Dame 15-9, 11-15, 10-15, 15-13, 6-15 11/11 W @ Northern Illinois 15-5, 15-2, 15-12 11/14 L ILLINOIS 6-15, 7-15, 2-15 11/15 W PURDUE 15-13, 15-9, 15-9 11/18 W ILLINOIS STATE 9-15, 15-8, 15-6, 15-13 11/21 L @ Michigan 5-15, 14-16, 15-7, 15-9, 11-15 11/22 W @ Michigan State 8-15, 16-14, 15-7, 7-15, 15-12 11/28 W INDIANA 15-8, 15-10, 15-8 11/29 L OHIO STATE 14-16, 9-15, 3-15 w 1st/4 teams, Kansas State Invitational z 3rd/5 teams, Colorado State Invitational v 2nd/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Invitational ^ 1st/4 teams, Chicagoland Classic

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1987 Record: 23-10; Big Ten: 9-9 (t5th) 9/1 W OREGON 15-2, 6-15, 15-8, 15-5 9/4 W George Mason 15-7, 15-6, 15-1w 9/5 W Missouri 15-9, 15-4, 15-5w 9/5 W @ Penn State 15-5, 15-13, 14-16, 15-12w 9/8 W @ Providence 15-8, 15-7, 15-12 9/9 W @ Rhode Island 15-6, 15-12, 15-2 9/11 W Georgia 15-2, 15-5, 15-2z 9/12 W Boston College 15-2, 15-6, 15-9z 9/18 W BALL STATE 15-2, 15-7, 15-7v 9/19 L COLORADO STATE 12-15, 5-15, 13-15v 9/25 W @ Minnesota 15-11, 12-15, 15-17, 15-12, 15-2 9/26 W @ Iowa 15-13, 15-8, 15-5 9/30 W NOTRE DAME 10-15, 15-10, 15-12, 11-15, 15-8 10/2 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-11, 15-1, 15-5 10/3 W MICHIGAN 15-0, 15-2, 15-2 10/9 L @ Purdue 15-8, 8-15, 7-15, 14-16 10/10 L @ Illinois 10-15, 15-17, 7-15 10/14 W @ Illinois-Chicago 15-4, 15-9, 15-13 10/16 W OHIO STATE 5-15, 15-6, 15-11, 15-8 10/17 W INDIANA 15-5, 15-11, 5-15, 16-14 10/21 L @ Wisconsin 14-16, 9-15, 16-4, 11-15 10/23 W NORTHERN IOWA 15-8, 15-13, 8-15, 10-15, 15-7 10/24 W KANSAS 15-5, 15-2, 15-11 10/30 W @ Michigan 15-3, 10-15, 9-15, 15-12, 15-3 10/31 W @ Michigan State 15-2, 15-4, 15-9 11/6 L ILLINOIS 6-15, 10-15, 13-15 11/7 L PURDUE 15-12, 15-9, 11-15, 14-16, 12-15 11/10 W NORTHERN ILLINOIS 15-6, 15-3, 15-12 11/13 L @ Indiana 10-15, 9-15, 2-15 11/14 L @ Ohio State 9-15, 10-15, 15-9, 4-15 11/18 L WISCONSIN 0-15, 6-15, 15-2, 9-15 11/27 W IOWA 16-14, 15-7, 15-5 11/28 L MINNESOTA 12-15, 15-6, 9-15, 15-5, 14-16 w 1st/4 teams, Baden/Penn State Invitational z 1st/4 teams, Rhode Island Classic v 2nd/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Invitational 1988 Record: 20-14; Big Ten: 11-7 (t2nd) 9/1 W @ Baylor 15-9, 15-5, 15-10 9/2 W @ SW Texas State 7-15, 15-9, 15-5, 15-7w 9/3 W Lamar 15-8, 15-8, 13-15, 15-2w 9/3 L Texas 5-15, 4-15, 8-15w 9/6 L @ Houston 11-15, 13-15, 8-15 9/7 L @ Texas A&M 15-13, 6-15, 15-11, 9-15, 13-15 9/9 W Tulane 15-4, 15-13, 15-9z 9/10 W Tennessee 15-12, 15-4, 15-12z 9/10 W @ Rice 16-14, 15-13, 15-7z 9/16 L Nebraska 7-15, 7-15, 8-15v 9/17 W Louisiana State 15-10, 15-9, 13-15, 15-11v 9/23 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-7, 15-9, 15-13 9/24 W MICHIGAN 15-8, 13-15, 19-17, 7-15, 15-7 9/27 L @ Notre Dame 15-12, 8-15, 13-15, 10-15 9/30 W @ Minnesota 15-8, 8-15, 15-9, 9-15, 17-15 10/1 L @ Iowa 13-15, 15-8, 10-15, 16-14, 14-16 10/7 W PURDUE 15-9, 15-2, 15-6 10/8 L ILLINOIS 15-10, 9-15, 9-15, 15-17 10/12 W WISCONSIN 15-7, 15-12, 15-6 10/14 W CENTRAL MICHIGAN 15-8, 11-15, 9-15, 15-10, 15-4 10/21 L @ Ohio State 15-12, 10-15, 15-7, 12-15, 7-15 10/22 W @ Indiana 15-10, 16-14, 15-13 10/28 L IOWA 4-15, 5-15, 15-7, 4-15 10/29 W MINNESOTA 15-7, 15-8, 13-15, 15-8 11/1 L @ Western Michigan 14-16, 2-15, 15-9, 7-15 11/4 L @ Illinois 9-15, 7-15, 0-15 11/5 L @ Purdue 12-15, 7-15, 8-15 11/9 L @ Wisconsin 8-15, 15-7, 15-7, 11-15, 11-15 11/11 W Penn State 15-12, 15-9, 14-16, 15-8^ 11/12 L @ Notre Dame 3-15, 5-15, 5-15^ 11/18 W INDIANA 15-9, 15-17, 15-8, 15-11 11/19 W OHIO STATE 15-6, 15-4, 15-9 11/25 W @ Michigan 15-13, 15-9, 11-15, 3-15, 15-12 11/26 W @ Michigan State 15-10, 15-7, 15-5 w 2nd/4 teams, Southwest Texas State Classic z 1st/4 teams, Rice Invitational v 3rd/4 teams, Illini Classic ^ 2nd/4 teams, Golden Dome Classic

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1989 Record: 13-21; Big Ten: 6-12 (8th) 9/1 W Toledo 15-5, 15-7, 14-16, 15-4w 9/2 W Rhode Island 15-9, 15-6, 15-7w 9/2 L @ Ball State 15-10, 4-15, 7-15, 9-15w 9/5 L @ Illinois State 15-9, 3-15, 5-15, 9-15 9/8 L @ Louisiana State 10-15, 15-7, 7-15, 12-15z 9/8 L Arizona 1-15, 16-14, 10-15, 11-15z 9/9 L Rice 7-15, 9-15, 10-15z 9/15 L Duke 6-15, 15-11, 15-6, 14-16, 6-15v 9/16 L Texas Tech 15-8, 15-5, 5-15, 13-15, 14-16v

9/22 L OHIO STATE 15-7, 15-13, 7-15, 8-15, 11-15 9/23 W INDIANA 15-8, 12-15, 16-14, 16-14 9/27 L @ Wisconsin 3-15, 2-15, 18-16, 6-15 9/29 W NEW MEXICO STATE 15-8, 7-15, 15-1, 15-8^ 9/30 L RICE 4-15, 15-3, 11-15, 3-15^ 10/6 W @ Purdue 15-3, 15-11, 15-8 10/7 L @ Illinois 3-15, 4-15, 11-15 10/10 W @ Illinois-Chicago 15-7, 15-8, 11-15, 14-16, 15-1 10/13 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-8, 15-7, 15-10 10/14 W MICHIGAN 15-6, 15-7, 18-16 10/20 L @ Minnesota 15-11, 11-15, 2-15, 10-15 10/21 L @ Iowa 12-15, 4-15, 6-15 10/25 L WISCONSIN 10-15, 15-7, 10-15, 15-3, 10-15 10/27 W MIAMI (Ohio) 15-2, 11-15, 15-12, 15-8R 10/28 L NOTRE DAME 6-15, 10-15, 15-13, 13-15R 11/3 L ILLINOIS 6-15, 13-15, 10-15 11/4 L PURDUE 15-3, 9-15, 12-15, 15-8, 7-15 11/8 W NOTRE DAME 15-12, 15-12, 6-15, 14-16, 15-7 11/10 W @ Michigan 15-7, 15-7, 15-11 11/11 W @ Michigan State 13-15, 17-15, 15-5, 15-8 11/14 W WESTERN MICHIGAN 15-11, 15-12, 15-12 11/17 L IOWA 14-16, 15-2, 15-12, 12-15, 8-15 11/18 L MINNESOTA 13-15, 16-14, 6-15, 9-15 11/24 L Indiana 16-14, 4-15, 4-15, 10-15 11/25 L Ohio State 13-15, 8-15, 15-17 w 2nd/4 teams, Ball State Classic z 4th/4 teams, LSU Classic v 4th/4 teams, Hilton Head Super Smash ^ 2nd/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Invitational R 2nd/4 teams, NU Academic Classic 1990 Record: 18-16; Big Ten: 9-9 (T-6th) 9/1 W Illinois-Chicago 15-10, 15-10, 21-19w 9/2 L Montana State 12-15, 14-16, 12-15w 9/2 L Northern Iowa 11-15, 1-15, 6-15w 9/5 L STANFORD 11-15, 6-15, 16-14, 5-15 9/7 W Portland 15-6, 15-13, 15-10z 9/7 W Southern Illinois 16-18, 15-5, 15-5, 10-15, 15-12z 9/8 W Alabama 15-4, 15-6, 15-2z 9/8 L Bowling Green 15-10, 6-15, 13-15, 5-15z 9/14 L ILLINOIS STATE 3-15, 6-15, 2-15v 9/15 W TENNESSEE 10-15, 10-15, 15-9, 15-10, 15-2v 9/21 W MICHIGAN 15-3, 6-15, 15-6, 15-17, 15-3 9/22 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-8, 15-5, 15-7 9/26 L @ Wisconsin 2-15, 5-15, 5-15 9/28 W George Washington 12-15, 15-13, 16-14, 15-6^ 9/29 W UNC-Wilmington 15-9, 15-10, 15-7^ 9/29 L @ Duke 15-11, 7-15, 15-6, 6-15, 10-15^ 10/5 W @ Indiana 12-15, 6-15, 15-7, 15-13, 15-1 10/6 L @ Ohio State 9-15, 4-15, 10-15 10/12 W ILLINOIS 13-15, 15-8, 15-13, 15-7 10/13 W PURDUE 15-6, 11-15, 15-8, 15-9 10/19 L @ Iowa 5-15, 11-15, 15-17 10/20 W @ Minnesota 15-3, 4-15, 15-4, 15-8 10/24 L WISCONSIN 1-15, 6-15, 5-15 10/26 L ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 18-15, 15-17, 15-5, 15-12, 10-15 10/30 W @ Western Michigan 15-13, 15-6, 15-11 11/2 L OHIO STATE 16-14, 8-15, 15-4, 8-15, 7-15 11/3 L INDIANA 15-9, 15-12, 5-15, 10-15, 8-15 11/9 L @ Purdue 15-7, 5-15, 4-15, 15-11, 9-15 11/10 L @ Illinois 10-15, 5-15, 8-15 11/13 W @ Notre Dame 16-14, 15-10, 15-6 11/16 W MINNESOTA 15-4, 15-10, 13-15, 15-13 11/17 L IOWA 15-11, 10-15, 15-13, 4-15, 6-15 11/23 W @ Michigan State 15-13, 15-13, 13-15, 14-16, 15-7 11/24 W @ Michigan 15-9, 15-10, 16-14 w 2nd/4 teams, Northern Iowa Tournament z 2nd/5 teams, Saluki Invitational v 3rd/4 teams, Sheraton Invitational ^ at Duke Invitational (4 teams) 1991 Record: 9-21; Big Ten: 6-14 (8th) 8/30 W Virginia Tech 8/31 W DePaul 8/31 L Iowa State 9/6 L Colorado 9/7 L Stanford 9/7 L Houston 9/10 L @ Wyoming 9/14 L @ Colorado State 9/20 L SAN DIEGO STATE 9/21 W NORTHERN IOWA 9/27 L @ Illinois 9/28 L @ Purdue 10/4 W IOWA 10/5 L MINNESOTA 10/11 L @ Ohio State 10/12 L @ Indiana 10/18 W MICHIGAN STATE

15-9, 15-1, 15-8w 15-11, 2-15, 10-15, 15-4, 15-11w 4-15, 3-15, 11-15w 12-15, 10-15, 8-15z 1-15, 12-15, 8-15z 17-16, 15-9, 10-15, 4-15, 9-15z 3-15, 15-12, 11-15, 8-15 8-15, 15-12, 6-15, 6-15 3-15, 12-15, 3-15v 15-6, 15-13, 6-15, 12-15, 15-12v 13-15, 8-15, 10-15 15-13, 15-17, 15-6, 13-15, 12-15 15-10, 8-15, 16-14, 15-9 15-12, 9-15, 4-15, 4-15 4-15, 8-15, 8-15 15-6, 7-15, 11-15, 1-15 15-8, 12-15, 15-4, 15-11

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10/19 L MICHIGAN 6-15, 14-16, 7-15 10/23 L WISCONSIN 15-8, 13-15, 15-10, 7-15, 8-15 10/25 L @ Penn State 6-15, 8-15, 0-15 11/1 L @ Minnesota 3-15, 6-15, 15-6, 4-15 11/2 W @ Iowa 15-6, 15-6, 13-15, 15-9 11/8 W INDIANA 10-15, 15-12, 15-4, 13-15, 16-14 11/9 L OHIO STATE 10-15, 7-15, 10-15 11/15 L @ Michigan 8-15, 10-15, 1-15 11/16 W @ Michigan State 9-15, 15-11, 15-11, 15-9 11/20 L @ Wisconsin 15-17, 2-15, 16-14, 15-9, 11-15 11/23 W PENN STATE 15-7, 5-15, 15-7, 2-15, 15-10 11/29 L ILLINOIS 9-15, 9-15, 11-15 11/30 L PURDUE 9-15, 10-15, 11-15 w 2nd/4 teams, DePaul Classic z 4th/4 teams, Colorado Invitational v 3rd/4 teams, Sheraton/NU Invitational 1992 Record: 9-22; Big Ten: 4-16 (T-9th) 9/1 W @ Illinois-Chicago 5-15, 15-13, 15-7, 15-13 9/4 L Texas 15-11, 15-12, 7-15, 3-15, 12-15w 9/5 W Ball State 13-15, 15-6, 15-12, 15-2w 9/5 L Tennessee 15-12, 6-15, 14-16, 10-15w 9/11 W Villanova 15-8, 15-6, 15-4z 9/11 W San Francisco 15-9, 15-12, 11-15, 15-10z 9/12 L San Diego State 15-12, 2-15, 4-15, 9-15z 9/12 L Baylor 7-15, 18-16, 15-1, 13-15, 10-15z 9/16 L ILLINOIS STATE 9-15, 0-15, 8-15 9/18 W BUTLER 15-11, 12-15, 15-9, 15-13v 9/19 L IOWA STATE 13-15, 15-5, 13-15, 10-15v 9/25 L @ Penn State 2-15, 7-15, 6-15 9/26 L @ Ohio State 15-10, 4-15, 12-15, 4-15 10/2 L MINNESOTA 6-15, 15-9, 11-15, 15-7, 10-15 10/3 W IOWA 17-15, 15-5, 15-4 10/7 L @ Illinois 7-15, 5-15, 2-15 10/10 L WISCONSIN 11-15, 6-15, 11-15 10/16 L @ Purdue 9-15, 10-15, 15-9, 6-15 10/17 L @ Indiana 12-15, 15-5, 15-6, 14-16, 13-15 10/23 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-6, 15-13, 17-15 10/24 L MICHIGAN 11-15, 9-15, 10-15 10/30 L @ Iowa 5-15, 8-15, 15-12, 12-15 10/31 L @ Minnesota 6-15, 13-15, 13-15 11/4 L ILLINOIS 1-15, 9-15, 5-15 11/6 L @ Wisconsin 15-12, 9-15, 6-15, 9-15 11/13 W INDIANA 13-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-10, 15-11 11/14 L PURDUE 15-7, 13-15, 2-15, 15-9, 11-15 11/20 W @ Michigan State 15-13, 15-12, 15-8 11/21 L @ Michigan 11-15, 11-15, 4-15 11/27 L OHIO STATE 15-10, 5-15, 10-15 11/28 L PENN STATE 2-15, 1-15, 5-15 w 3rd/4 teams, Ball State Volleyball Challenge z 3rd/4 teams, ASICS/San Diego State Grand Prix Tourn. v 2nd/4 teams, NU Invitational 1993 Record: 13-17; Big Ten: 6-14 (9th) 9/3 L Northern Illinois 15-10, 8-15, 3-15, 10-15w 9/4 L Colorado State 0-3, 8-15, 7-15, 12-15, 13-15w 9/4 W Kansas 15-7, 15-10, 6-15, 15-2w 9/8 W @ Providence 15-3, 15-9, 15-9 9/10 W Villanova 16-14, 14-16, 15-10, 15-12z 9/11 W Toledo 15-2, 9-15, 15-11, 6-15, 15-3z 9/11 W Rhode Island 15-10, 15-7, 15-5z 9/17 W TEMPLE 15-7, 16-4, 15-4v 9/18 W WRIGHT STATE 15-5, 10-15, 15-6, 15-10v 9/24 L @ Indiana 7-15, 12-15, 16-15 9/25 L @ Purdue 9-15, 7-15, 10-15 10/1 L PENN STATE 10-15, 12-15, 4-15 10/2 L OHIO STATE 11-15, 8-15, 6-15 10/8 L @ Michigan 15-2, 5-15, 11-15, 11-15 10/9 L @ Michigan State 15-3, 6-15, 13-15, 9-15 10/12 L @ Illinois State 15-2, 14-16, 12-15, 6-15 10/15 W IOWA 15-3, 15-8, 15-11 10/16 W MINNESOTA 13-15, 15-8, 15-10, 20-18 10/20 L WISCONSIN 15-11, 16-14, 12-15, 10-15, 10-15 10/22 L ILLINOIS 12-15, 15-13, 7-15, 2-15 10/29 L @ Ohio State 4-15, 4-15, 4-15 10/30 L @ Penn State 1-15, 6-15, 4-15 11/5 W MICHIGAN STATE 9-15, 4-15, 15-2, 15-2, 15-10 11/6 W MICHIGAN 15-10, 15-11, 6-15, 15-6 11/12 L @ Minnesota 15-8, 7-15, 14-16, 3-15 11/13 W @ Iowa 15-3, 12-15, 15-9, 7-15, 15-6 11/17 L @ Wisconsin 15-17, 12-15, 7-15 11/20 L @ Illinois 3-15, 8-15, 16-14, 6-15 11/26 W PURDUE 15-12, 11-15, 15-10, 14-16, 15-12 11/27 L INDIANA 15-9, 7-15, 15-2, 7-15, 11-15 w 3rd/4 teams, Huskie Invitational z 1st/4 teams, Rhode Island Invitational v 1st/4 teams, Wildcat Invitational


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS MARGIE FITZPATRICK 1994 - 1996 Overall: 26-69 (.274) Big Ten: 4-56 (.067)

1994 Record: 12-20; Big Ten: 3-17 (11th) 9/2 W Wichita State 12-15, 15-2, 15-10, 15-13w 9/2 L Colorado State 15-17, 15-13, 3-15, 4-15w 9/3 L Northern Arizona 12-15, 11-15, 15-12, 11-15w 9/3 L Santa Clara 8-15, 7-15, 15-9, 10-15w 9/7 W WESTERN MICHIGAN 15-7, 15-4, 15-7 9/9 W California 15-12, 15-10, 15-11z 9/10 W Rice 11-15, 15-10, 15-9, 15-3z 9/10 W William & Mary 15-6, 15-8, 15-9z 9/16 W SE MISSOURI STATE 15-12, 15-0, 8-15, 15-1v 9/17 W NE ILLINOIS 15-5, 15-5, 15-11v 9/17 W UW-MILWAUKEE 15-3, 15-5, 15-6v 9/21 W ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 15-8, 15-2, 15-9 9/23 W MICHIGAN 15-6, 16-14, 15-8 9/24 W MICHIGAN STATE 15-8, 15-10, 15-8 9/28 L @ Wisconsin 1-15, 1-15, 15-13, 4-15 10/1 L @ Indiana 6-15, 15-8, 9-15, 10-15 10/7 L @ Purdue 12-15, 13-15, 13-15 10/8 L @ Illinois 4-15, 11-15, 15-11, 4-15 10/14 L OHIO STATE 8-15, 4-15, 2-15 10/15 L PENN STATE 6-15, 9-15, 3-15 10/21 L @ Minnesota 7-15, 15-13, 13-15, 9-15 10/23 L @ Iowa 16-14, 5-15, 14-16, 3-15 10/26 L WISCONSIN 13-15, 4-15, 13-15 10/28 W INDIANA 16-14, 15-6, 4-15, 15-13 11/4 L ILLINOIS 8-15, 5-15, 7-15 11/5 L PURDUE 15-6, 15-6, 15-17, 8-15, 13-15 11/11 L @ Penn State 2-15, 5-15, 10-15 11/12 L @ Ohio State 10-15, 3-15, 5-15 11/18 L IOWA 10-15, 15-11, 15-11, 9-15, 13-15 11/19 L MINNESOTA 15-9, 5-15, 17-15, 4-15, 11-15 11/25 L @ Michigan State 4-15, 5-15, 5-15 11/26 L @ Michigan 11-15, 15-2, 7-15, 12-15 w 3rd/4 teams, Colorado State Invitational z 1st/4 teams, Rice University/Volleyball Monthly Invite v 1st/4 teams, Wildcat Invitational 1995 Record: 5-25; Big Ten: 1-19 (11th) 9/1 L Notre Dame 15-11, 4-15, 12-15, 7-15w 9/2 L Southern Illinois 16-14, 11-15, 5-15, 16-14, 12-15w 9/5 W WESTERN ILLINOIS 15-5, 15-8, 15-10 9/8 W Appalachian State 15-4, 15-13, 15-11z 9/9 W Virginia 15-12, 10-15, 15-11, 14-16, 15-11z 9/9 L Virginia Tech 14-16, 11-15, 15-13, 14-16z 9/15 W DePAUL 15-6, 15-5, 8-15, 15-2v 9/16 L ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 8-15, 15-11, 9-15, 15-3, 8-15v 9/16 L LOYOLA (CHICAGO) 7-15, 12-15, 6-15v 9/19 L NORTHERN ILLINOIS 11-15, 6-15, 13-15 9/22 L @ Michigan State 4-15, 6-15, 13-15 9/23 L @ Michigan 15-8, 5-15, 5-15, 10-15 9/29 L INDIANA 10-15, 10-15, 5-15 9/30 L ILLINOIS 10-15, 10-15, 7-15 10/6 L @ Wisconsin 15-11, 4-15, 5-15, 8-15 10/7 L @ Minnesota 10-15, 9-15, 8-15 10/13 L OHIO STATE 5-15, 9-15, 9-15 10/14 L PENN STATE 7-15, 4-15, 13-15 10/18 L @ Purdue 10-14, 20-22, 11-23 10/21 W IOWA 15-5, 11-15, 15-8, 15-8 10/27 L @ Illinois 1-15, 6-15, 15-10, 1-15 10/28 L @ Indiana 4-15, 7-15, 10-15 11/3 L MINNESOTA 8-15, 6-15, 7-15 11/4 L WISCONSIN 10-15, 8-15, 11-15 11/10 L @ Penn State 7-15, 1-15, 3-15 11/11 L @ Ohio State 9-15, 12-15, 2-15 11/15 L PURDUE 17-15, 8-15, 3-15, 15-12, 13-15 11/17 L @ Iowa 15-7, 5-15, 13-15, 11-15 11/24 L MICHIGAN 15-17, 1-15, 9-15 11/25 L MICHIGAN STATE 10-15, 8-15, 12-19 w 4th/4 teams, Notre Dame Invitational z 2nd/4 teams, Comfort Inn Hokie Classic v 3rd/4 teams, First Chicago Challenge 1996 Record: 9-24; Big Ten: 0-20 (11th) 8/30 W N.C. STATE 8/30 L KANSAS STATE 8/31 L SW MISSOURI STATE 8/31 L RICE 9/6 W Bowling Green

15-6, 15-12, 15-0w 15-13, 14-16, 6-15, 10-15w 15-5, 7-15, 10-15, 13-15w 8-15, 15-9, 3-15, 12-15w 11-15, 15-10, 15-13,13-15, 15-13z

9/6 L @ William & Mary 14-16, 11-15, 15-8, 10-15z 9/7 W Delaware 16-14, 15-10, 15-10z 9/7 W James Madison 15-8, 15-3, 15-3z 9/10 W Illinois-Chicago 15-4, 15-10, 15-11v 9/11 W @ Loyola (Chicago) 16-14, 10-15, 15-2,16-14v 9/13 W MISSOURI 15-17, 15-8, 5-15, 15-3,15-10^ 9/14 W OHIO 13-15, 16-14, 5-15, 15-8, 15-9^ 9/14 W MARQUETTE 15-13, 15-8, 15-12^ 9/27 L @ Purdue 15-13, 10-15, 4-15, 13-15 9/28 L @ Indiana 4-15, 4-15, 15-13, 10-15 10/2 L MICHIGAN STATE 4-19, 13-18, 8-10 10/5 L MICHIGAN 11-15, 14-16, 13-15 10/11 L OHIO STATE 14-12, 9-23, 11-22, 7-17 10/12 L PENN STATE 8-15, 7-15, 11-15 10/18 L @ Illinois 12-15, 6-15, 3-15 10/19 L @ Iowa 11-15, 13-15, 15-4, 8-15 10/25 L WISCONSIN 10-15, 10-15, 6-15 10/26 L MINNESOTA 7-15, 11-15, 18-16, 6-15 10/30 L @ Michigan State 7-15, 3-15, 7-15 11/1 L @ Michigan 2-15, 3-15, 15-13, 4-15 11/8 L @ Penn State 3-15, 2-15, 0-15 11/9 L @ Ohio State 3-15, 3-15, 6-15 11/15 L IOWA 15-4, 15-9, 15-17, 6-15, 13-15 11/16 L ILLINOIS 15-13, 5-15, 8-15, 2-15 11/22 L @ Minnesota 5-15, 4-15, 9-15 11/23 L @ Wisconsin 7-15, 8-15, 7-15 11/29 L INDIANA 6-15, 13-15, 4-15 11/30 L PURDUE 8-15, 15-12, 4-15, 11-15 w 4th/5 teams, Wildcat/Evanston Holiday Inn Challenge z 2nd/5 teams, William and Mary Hi-IQ Classic v 1st/4 teams, Chicago Challenge ^ 1st/4 teams, Northwestern Molten Invitational

KEVIN RENSHLER 1997 - 1999 Overall: 34-59 (.366) Big Ten: 11-49 (.183)

1997 Record: 13-18; Big Ten: 4-16 (9th) 8/29 W Akron 15-7, 10-15, 15-12, 15-1w 8/30 W Georgetown 15-8, 7-15, 15-8, 15-5w 8/30 W @ N.C. State 15-5, 15-6, 8-15, 15-13w 9/3 W @ Western Michigan 15-10, 15-12, 5-15, 15-12 9/5 W KANSAS 15-8, 15-13, 17-15z 9/6 W VIRGINIA TECH 15-10, 15-3, 15-3z 9/6 L FLORIDA 8-15, 15-5, 4-15, 4-15z 9/9 L @ Northern Illinois 12-15, 11-15, 8-15 9/12 W Loyola (Chicago) 15-12, 6-15, 17-15, 15-8v 9/13 W DePaul 15-4, 15-13, 15-8v 9/13 W @ Illinois-Chicago 15-4, 15-3, 15-9v 9/26 W @ Iowa 8-15, 15-10, 6-15, 15-12, 15-12 9/27 L @ Minnesota 9-15, 10-15, 8-15 10/1 L @ Michigan 10-15, 7-15, 11-15 10/5 L MICHIGAN STATE 6-15, 15-12, 10-15, 6-15 10/10 L @ Illinois 3-15, 6-15, 10-15 10/11 L @ Wisconsin 8-15, 5-15, 7-15 10/17 W INDIANA 14-16, 15-4, 15-8, 6-15, 15-11 10/19 L PENN STATE 3-15, 11-15, 15-7, 15-13, 14-16 10/24 L @ Ohio State 9-15, 13-15, 6-15 10/25 L @ Purdue 4-15, 8-15, 3-15 10/29 L MICHIGAN 9-15, 5-15, 3-15 10/31 L @ Michigan State 15-17, 7-15, 15-8, 15-13, 14-16 11/7 L WISCONSIN 9-15, 6-15, 7-15 11/8 L ILLINOIS 15-5, 5-15, 14-16, 5-15 11/14 L MINNESOTA 6-15, 13-15, 14-16 11/15 W IOWA 15-13, 9-15, 15-9, 14-16, 15-10 11/21 L @ Penn State 9-15, 0-15, 3-15 11/22 L @ Indiana 10-15, 9-15, 12-15 11/28 W PURDUE 15-5, 9-15, 15-12, 16-14 11/29 L OHIO STATE 11-15, 5-15, 3-15 w 1st/4 teams, N.C. State Wolfpack Invitational z 2nd/4 teams, Evanston Holiday Inn Wildcat Classic v 1st/4 teams, Chicago Challenge 1998 Record: 15-17; Big Ten: 5-15 (9th) 9/1 W Illinois-Chicago 9/2 W Loyola (Chicago) 9/5 W Southern Illinois 9/5 L at Texas 9/6 W at Baylor 9/11 L at Florida 9/12 W Kansas State 9/12 W Pittsburgh

15-3, 15-12, 15-6w 15-4, 15-12, 15-12w 15-5, 15-13, 15-7z 9-15, 13-15, 5-15z 13-15, 15-13, 15-10, 4-15, 15-13 9-15, 9-15, 3-15v 9-15, 15-3, 1-15, 15-6, 15-12v 15-7, 15-4, 15-11v

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9/18 W Towson 15-0, 15-0, 15-3^ 9/18 W Mississippi 15-10, 15-0, 15-2^ 9/19 W Lehigh 15-6, 15-8, 15-12^ 9/19 W Missouri 16-14, 15-3, 15-8^ 9/25 W IOWA 15-12, 15-13, 15-7 9/26 L WISCONSIN 2-15, 11-15, 12-15 10/2 L MICHIGAN 7-15, 12-15, 12-15 10/3 L MICHIGAN STATE 7-15, 8-15, 4-15 10/9 L @ Illinois 11-15, 15-9, 14-16, 12-15 10/10 L @ Purdue 9-15, 13-15, 10-15 10/14 W INDIANA 15-6, 15-9, 15-4 10/16 L @ Minnesota 13-15, 9-15, 12-15 10/23 W OHIO STATE 15-12, 14-16, 15-10, 15-7 10/24 L PENN STATE 11-15, 1-15, 6-15 10/30 L @ Michigan State 7-15, 15-9, 4-15, 10-15 10/31 L @ Michigan 15-13, 8-15, 3-15, 13-15 11/6 W PURDUE 15-5, 7-15, 15-13, 15-13 11/7 W ILLINOIS 15-12, 4-15, 15-12, 15-9 11/13 L @ Wisconsin 9-15, 15-8, 10-15, 10-15 11/14 L @ Iowa 10-15, 10-15, 5-15 11/18 L @ Indiana 13-15, 7-15, 15-10, 11-15 11/21 L MINNESOTA 13-15, 4-15, 10-15 11/27 L @ Penn State 5-15, 3-15, 6-15 11/28 L @ Ohio State 5-15, 2-15, 9-15 w 1st/4 teams, Chicago Challenge (Chicago, Ill.) z Longhorn Invitational (Austin, Texas) v SunTrust Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) ^ Evanston Holiday Inn Wildcat Classic 1999 Record: 4-26; Big Ten: 2-18 (11th) 9/1 L @ Miami (Ohio) 13-15, 13-15, 6-15 9/3 L @ Notre Dame 8-15, 9-15, 8-15w 9/4 L vs. Louisville 12-15, 11-15, 17-15, 11-15w 9/5 L vs. Pacific 8-15, 6-15, 6-15w 9/10 L vs. Gonzaga 9-15, 15-12, 5-15, 15-8, 10-15z 9/11 L at Boise State 11-15, 6-15, 15-8, 11-15z 9/17 L San Jose 12-15, 12-15, 3-15v 9/17 W Louisiana State 9-15, 15-10, 15-12, 8-15, 15-12v 9/18 L West Virginia 13-15, 15-10, 11-15, 2-15v 9/18 W Oklahoma 15-9, 15-8, 15-11v 9/24 L ILLINOIS 15-6, 11-15, 15-9, 9-15, 12-15 9/25 L INDIANA 15-8, 5-15, 5-15, 7-15 10/1 L @ Iowa 8-15, 11-15, 7-15 10/2 L @ Minnesota 7-15, 6-15, 0-15 10/8 L PENN STATE 8-15, 4-15, 2-15 10/9 L* OHIO STATE 6-15, 5-15, 8-15R 10/15 L @ Michigan State 8-15, 2-15, 2-15 10/16 L @ Michigan 13-15, 15-11, 6-15, 13-15 10/22 L PURDUE 11-15, 12-15, 15-6, 15-9, 13-15 10/23 L WISCONSIN 3-15, 13-15, 11-15 10/29 L* @ Ohio State 5-15, 5-15, 7-15R 10/30 L @ Penn State 7-15, 5-15, 4-15 11/5 L MINNESOTA 12-15, 5-15, 10-15 11/6 W IOWA 15-2, 15-4, 15-8 11/12 L @ Indiana 8-15, 6-15, 7-15 11/13 L @ Illinois 2-15, 10-15, 8-15 11/19 L @ Wisconsin 15-6, 10-15, 5-15, 11-15 11/20 W @ Purdue 8-15, 15-12, 13-15, 15-5, 15-11 11/26 L MICHIGAN 11-15, 6-15, 9-15 11/27 L MICHIGAN STATE 12-15, 12-15, 9-15 w 4th/4 teams, Notre Dame Invitational z 4th/4 teams, Boise State Invitational v 3rd/5 teams, NU Invitational R Ohio State forfeited these matches in 2002

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS KEYLOR CHAN 2000 - present Overall: 122-154 (.442) Big Ten: 63-117 (.350)

2000 Record: 5-25; Big Ten: 2-18 (11th) 9/1 L @ Nebraska 4-15, 7-15, 6-15w 9/2 L vs. Colorado State 6-15, 10-15, 3-15w 9/2 L vs. Georgia 14-16, 15-13, 11-15, 9-15w 9/5 L @ UC Irvine 15-7, 12-15, 9-15, 9-15 9/7 L vs. Creighton 13-15, 16-14, 5-15, 10-15z 9/8 L vs. Oregon 4-15, 13-15, 15-5, 14-16z 9/10 L @ Hawaii 7-15, 5-15, 0-15z 9/15 W Towson 15-9, 15-6, 10-15, 14-16, 15-8v 9/16 W Buffalo 15-12, 15-4, 12-15, 15-2v 9/16 W Cleveland State 15-6, 15-17, 15-5, 15-6v 9/22 L INDIANA 2-15, 10-15, 15-10, 8-15 9/23 W PENN STATE 10-15, 16-14, 4-15, 15-12, 15-12 9/27 L @ Wisconsin 4-15, 7-15, 4-15 9/30 L* OHIO STATE 2-15, 2-15, 8-15R 10/6 L @ Iowa 8-15, 15-13, 7-15, 3-15 10/7 L @ Minnesota 8-15, 3-15, 7-15 10/13 L MICHIGAN 12-15, 13-15, 16-14, 16-14, 12-15 10/14 L MICHIGAN STATE 15-7, 10-15, 10-15, 8-15 10/20 L @ Illinois 15-12, 2-15, 15-10, 6-15, 9-15 10/21 L @ Purdue 9-15, 10-15, 15-5, 15-8, 13-15 10/27 L MINNESOTA 15-9, 9-15, 6-15, 6-15 10/28 L IOWA 8-15, 2-15, 14-16 11/1 L WISCONSIN 9-15, 4-15, 3-15 11/3 L* @ Ohio State 1-15, 9-15, 13-15R 11/12 L @ Penn State 4-15, 4-15, 9-15 11/11 L @ Indiana 12-15, 6-15, 7-15 11/16 W ILLINOIS 14-16, 15-12, 16-14, 15-11 11/17 L PURDUE 7-15, 12-15, 14-16 11/24 L @ Michigan State 3-15, 11-15, 1-15 11/25 L @ Michigan 11-15, 15-13, 3-15, 5-15 w 4th/4 teams, Nebraska U.S. Bank Tournament z 4th/4 teams, Hawaii Tournament ^1st/4 teams, Evanston Holiday Inn Wildcat Classic R Ohio State forfeited these matches in 2002 2001 Record: 10-17; Big Ten: 6-14 (8th) 8/31 W vs. East Carolina 30-17, 30-25, 30-20w 9/1 W vs. Mississippi State 30-18, 30-17, 20-30, 30-26w 9/1 L @ Wake Forest 21-30, 25-30, 31-33w 9/7 L vs. Connecticut 30-24, 28-30, 30-18, 19-30, 8-15z 9/8 W vs. George Washington 21-30, 30-27, 30-16, 15-13z 9/8 L @ Pacific 16-30, 21-30, 19-30z 9/21 W MICHIGAN 21-30, 30-23, 32-34, 30-16, 15-13 9/22 W MICHIGAN STATE 30-24, 32-30, 30-20 9/28 L @ Illinois 24-30, 19-30, 20-30 9/29 W @ Indiana 18-30, 30-21, 30-17, 30-26 10/5 L OHIO STATE 30-27, 21-30, 15-30, 19-30 10/6 L PENN STATE 19-30, 24-30, 23-30 10/10 L WISCONSIN 29-31, 15-30, 21-30 10/12 W PURDUE 34-32, 30-26, 28-30, 30-24 10/16 W @ Loyola (Chicago) 30-15, 30-22, 29-31, 30-26 10/19 L @ Iowa 22-30, 21-30, 30-27, 23-30 10/20 L @ Minnesota 15-30, 13-30, 21-30 10/26 L @ Penn State 25-30, 21-30, 23-30 10/27 L @ Ohio State 22-30, 13-30, 15-30 11/2 L INDIANA 21-30, 30-25, 27-30, 30-28, 9-15 11/3 L ILLINOIS 20-30, 31-33, 23-30 11/9 L @ Michigan State 26-30, 21-30, 30-26, 20-30 11/10 L @ Michigan 17-30, 20-30, 21-30 11/16 L MINNESOTA 28-30, 30-27, 24-30, 27-30 11/17 W IOWA 30-25, 23-30, 30-25, 30-20 11/21 L @ Wisconsin 23-30, 19-30, 27-30 11/24 W @ Purdue 21-30, 30-23, 30-25, 28-30, 20-18 w Deacon Invitational (Winston-Salem, N.C.) z Nike Pacific Challenge (Stockton, Calif.)

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2002 Record: 17-16; Big Ten: 10-10 (T-6th) 8/30 W SMU 30-24, 30-22, 30-27w 8/31 W East Tennessee State 30-19, 30-18, 30-19w 8/31 W Charlotte 30-20, 30-26, 30-24w 9/6 L San Diego 30-28, 15-30, 29-31, 30-28, 15-17z 9/7 L North Carolina 28-30, 28-30, 30-28, 22-30z 9/7 W Montana 30-20, 30-24, 32-30z 9/13 L Notre Dame 28-30, 26-30, 21-30v 9/14 L Pepperdine 25-30, 26-30, 26-30v 9/14 W Loyola (Md.) 30-20, 30-16, 30-18v 9/20 W DePAUL 30-19, 26-30, 30-20, 34-32^

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26-30, 30-27, 29-31, 30-22, 15-13w 30-28, 30-26, 30-17w 24-30, 20-30, 14-30w 22-30, 24-30, 28-30z 30-19, 30-18, 31-29z 33-35, 30-22, 30-22, 30-17z 28-30, 23-30, 24-30 30-16, 30-24, 30-23v 30-28, 17-30, 29-31, 24-30v 17-30, 23-30, 18-30v 25-30, 24-30, 24-30 23-30, 17-30, 25-30 28-30, 20-30, 16-30 21-30, 17-30, 27-30 30-22, 21-30, 28-30, 30-18, 15-10 21-30, 26-30, 27-30 30-22, 30-27, 18-30, 30-24 29-31, 30-22, 30-28, 27-30, 15-17 16-30, 32-34, 27-30

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10/23 L @ Michigan State 24-30, 27-30, 30-26, 25-30 10/29 L Minnesota 17-30, 17-30, 24-30 10/30 W Iowa 30-23, 30-28, 30-16 11/3 L @ Wisconsin 19-30, 19-30, 20-30 11/6 L @ Illinois 30-23, 23-30, 27-30, 27-30 11/12 L @ Ohio State 32-30, 20-30, 20-30, 11-30 11/13 L @ Penn State 17-30, 25-30, 8-30 11/19 L Michigan State 22-30, 24-30, 28-30 11/20 L Michigan 21-30, 26-30, 20-30 11/26 W @ Indiana 29-31, 30-25, 26-30, 30-24, 16-14 11/27 W @ Purdue 30-26, 24-30, 28-30, 30-28, 15-13 w NU Labor Day Invite (Evanston, Ill.) z Chicago Challenge (Chicago, Ill.) v Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.) 2005 Record: 20-12; Big Ten: 10-10 (6th) 8/27 W UW-GREEN BAY 31-29, 30-20, 30-23 9/1 W Winthrop 30-20, 30-19, 30-26w 9/2 W Georgia Tech 34-32, 30-28, 30-23w 9/3 L @Arizona 25-30, 26-30, 25-30w 9/9 W Loyola (Chicago) 31-29, 23-30, 30-15, 30-13z 9/10 W @DePaul 30-18, 30-18, 30-24z 9/10 W Illinois-Chicago 31-29, 30-25, 30-28z 9/16 W Southern Illinois 30-26, 30-23, 30-23v 9/17 W Brown 30-10, 30-24, 30-13v 9/17 W Kentucky 30-28, 30-25, 30-27v 9/23 L IOWA 26-30, 24-30, 28-30 9/24 L MINNESOTA 20-30, 26-30, 22-30 9/30 W @Illinois 30-18, 31-33, 31-29, 26-30, 15-10 10/2 L @Purdue 31-33, 18-30, 23-30 10/7 L PENN STATE 14-30, 21-30, 16-30 10/8 L OHIO STATE 30-25, 21-30, 30-24, 21-30, 10-15 10/12 L @Wisconsin 17-30, 27-30, 19-30 10/15 W INDIANA 30-21, 30-20, 21-30, 30-21 10/21 W @ Michigan 31-29, 30-27, 33-31 10/22 L @ Michigan State 30-25, 21-30, 30-23, 19-30, 10-15 10/28 L @ Ohio State 33-31, 28-30, 25-30, 20-30 10/29 L @ Penn State 24-30, 23-30, 21-30 11/4 W PURDUE 28-30, 20-30, 30-26, 30-27, 15-12 11/5 W ILLINOIS 30-21, 25-30, 30-26, 30-25 11/11 W @ Minnesota 30-27, 30-28, 23-30, 28-30, 15-12 11/12 W @ Iowa 30-21, 30-20, 30-23 11/18 W MICHIGAN STATE 33-31, 30-21, 31-29 11/19 W MICHIGAN 30-24, 30-28, 22-30, 30-24 11/23 L WISCONSIN 22-30, 28-30, 15-30 11/25 W @ Indiana 30-25, 35-33, 23-30, 30-27 12/1 W Texas A&M 30-26, 20-30, 28-30, 30-27, 15-12R 12/2 L @ Notre Dame 27-30, 30-32, 28-30R w Four Points Sheraton Wildcat Classic (Tucson, Ariz.) z Chicago Challenge (DePaul) v Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.) R NCAA Tournament (South Bend, Ind.) 2006 Record: 14-15; Big Ten: 8-12 (7th) 8/29 W ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 30-22, 30-21, 34-32 9/2 W IUPUI 30-16, 30-20, 30-23w 9/2 L @ Western Michigan 18-30, 30-28, 30-32, 30-26, 9-15w 9/7 L Stanford 27-30, 27-30, 17-30z 9/8 L @ Hawaii 31-29, 27-30, 30-32, 30-32z 9/9 W Fairfield 30-27, 30-22, 30-25z 9/15 W EASTERN ILLINOIS 30-16, 30-21, 30-22v 9/15 W PITTSBURGH 34-32, 28-30, 30-20, 30-23v 9/16 W ARIZONA 30-26, 30-21, 27-30, 20-30, 15-12v 9/22 L MINNESOTA 30-27, 28-30, 19-30, 31-29, 12-15 9/23 L WISCONSIN 22-30, 24-30, 22-30 9/27 L ILLINOIS 21-30, 23-30, 27-30 9/29 W IOWA 30-18, 30-20, 30-25 10/6 L @ Michigan 28-30, 25-30, 28-30 10/7 W @ Michigan State 19-30, 30-21, 27-30, 30-26, 15-11 10/13 L PENN STATE 26-30, 26-30, 22-30 10/14 W OHIO STATE 30-28, 24-30, 26-30, 30-27, 15-10 10/20 W @ Indiana 30-25, 25-30, 30-23, 30-18 10/21 L @ Purdue 30-23, 30-32, 28-30, 23-30 10/27 L MICHIGAN STATE 23-30, 23-30, 28-30 10/28 W MICHIGAN 22-30, 31-29, 30-23, 23-30, 15-12 11/1 W @ Illinois 30-25, 25-30, 30-26, 30-27 11/4 W @ Iowa 32-30, 30-26, 26-30, 30-25 11/10 L @ Wisconsin 23-30, 19-30, 30-24, 31-29, 13-15 11/11 L @ Minnesota 24-30, 11-30, 17-30 11/17 L PURDUE 32-30, 18-30, 25-30, 24-30 11/18 W INDIANA 30-21, 30-16, 30-21 11/24 L @ Ohio State 13-30, 28-30, 23-30 11/25 L @ Penn State 21-30, 27-30, 22-30 w Western Michigan Clarion Classic (Kalamazoo, Mich.) z Waikiki Beach Marriott Challenge (Honolulu, Hawaii) v Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.)


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2007 Record: 18-13; Big Ten: 9-11 (7th) 8/24 W Loyola (Chicago) 30-23, 30-12, 30-15w 8/25 W ILLINOIS-CHICAGO 30-20, 30-26, 30-21w 8/31 L @ Loyola Marymount 26-30, 22-30, 25-30z 9/1 L UNLV 28-30, 24-30, 30-25, 27-30z 9/1 W UC Santa Barbara 30-23, 30-26, 27-30, 30-20z 9/7 W @ Georgetown 30-14, 30-15, 30-17v 9/8 W Iona 30-23, 30-9, 30-11v 9/8 W Towson 30-21, 30-15, 30-18v 9/14 W DRAKE 30-19, 30-22, 30-17^ 9/14 W WESTERN MICHIGAN 30-15, 30-22, 30-23^ 9/15 W SAINT LOUIS 30-26, 30-15, 28-30, 30-20^ 9/21 W @ Ohio State 28-30, 30-22, 30-24, 26-30, 15-13 9/22 L @ Penn State 29-31, 23-30, 13-30 9/28 L WISCONSIN 28-30, 20-30, 30-25, 24-30 9/29 L ILLINOIS 25-30, 25-30, 23-30 10/3 L @ Michigan State 28-30, 27-30, 30-25, 26-30 10/7 L @ Michigan 24-30, 19-30, 22-30 10/12 L @ Purdue 30-22, 28-30, 21-30, 25-30 10/13 L @ Indiana 26-30, 26-30, 30-22, 27-30 10/19 W  MINNESOTA 30-16, 25-30, 30-27, 27-30, 17-15 10/20 W IOWA 31-29, 30-22, 30-19 10/24 W MICHIGAN STATE 33-31, 27-30, 30-27, 30-24 10/26 W MICHIGAN 26-30, 30-28, 16-30, 30-25, 15-9 11/2 W @ Illinois 25-30, 30-18, 20-30, 30-27, 15-12 11/3 L @ Wisconsin 23-30, 30-27, 37-35, 26-30, 15-17 11/9 L PENN STATE 24-30, 20-30, 27-30 11/10 W OHIO STATE 30-27, 28-30, 30-20, 30-25 11/16 W @ Iowa 19-30, 30-21, 30-24, 30-27 11/17 L @ Minnesota 25-30, 25-30, 27-30 11/23 W INDIANA 30-23, 30-26, 30-25 11/24 L PURDUE 31-29, 21-30, 28-30, 24-30 w Chicago Challenge (Evanston, Ill.) z LMU Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic (Los Angeles, Calif.) v Georgetown Classic (Washington, D.C.) ^ Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.) 2008 Record: 8-23; Big Ten: 2-18 (11th) 8/29 W Illinois-Chicago 25-19, 25-21, 25-18 w 8/30 L @ Loyola (Chicago) 20-25, 21-25, 25-13, 26-28 w 9/5 L @ Dayton 29-27, 23-25, 18-25, 25-13, 13-15 z 9/6 W Cleveland State 25-19, 27-25, 25-21 z 9/6 W Towson 25-18, 27-25, 25-18 z 9/12 W Montana State 25-16, 25-18, 25-12 v 9/13 L Wichita State 25-21, 25-16, 18-25, 19-25, 9-15 v 9/13 L @ Washington State 20-25, 16-25, 20-25 v 9/19 W GEORGETOWN 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 15-12 ^ 9/19 W VIRGINIA 25-15, 23-25, 17-25, 25-15, 15-13 ^ 9/20 L UCLA 19-25, 32-30, 22-25, 21-25 ^ 9/26 L @ Minnesota 22-25, 23-25, 24-26 9/27 L @ Iowa 25-18, 18-25, 23-25, 19-25 10/3 L OHIO STATE 24-26, 24-26, 25-2, 25-12, 10-15 10/4 L MICHIGAN 17-25, 18-25, 23-25 10/8 L WISCONSIN 19-25, 18-25, 25-19, 19-25 10/10 L @ Michigan State 17-25, 25-20, 25-21, 23-25, 12-15 10/17 W @ Illinois 20-25 ,27-25, 11-25, 25-19, 19-17 10/18 L @ Purdue 19-25, 20-25, 23-25 10/24 L INDIANA 25-23, 23-25, 29-27, 18-25, 10-15 10/25 L PENN STATE 19-25, 17-25, 14-25 10/29 L @ Wisconsin 20-25, 19-25, 21-25 11/1 W MICHIGAN STATE 25-18, 26-24, 25-23 11/7 L @ Michigan 21-25, 21-25, 18-25 11/8 L @ Ohio State 21-25, 20-25, 17-25 11/14 L IOWA 20-25, 25-22, 25-11, 22-25, 13-15 11/15 L MINNESOTA 15-25, 20-25, 12-25 11/21 L @ Penn State 15-25, 18-25, 11-25 11/22 L @ Indiana 25-20, 25-27, 18-25, 20-25 11/28 L PURDUE 25-22, 22-25, 22-25, 25-21, 13-15 11/29 L ILLINOIS 18-25, 16-25, 17-25 w Chicago Challenge (Chicago, Ill.) z Dayton Flyer Tournament (Dayton, Ohio) v Baden Cougar Challenge (Pullman, Wash.) ^ Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.)

WILDCAT NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY 1981

2002

Head Coach: Jerry Angle NCAA Midwest Regional Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 3, Northwestern 0 16-18, 11-15, 14-16

Head Coach: Keylor Chan NCAA First Round Missouri 3, Northwestern 1 30-25, 20-30, 29-31, 38-40

1982

2003

Head Coach: Jerry Angle NCAA First Round Tennessee 3, Northwestern 2 12-15, 15-7, 15-4, 8-15, 9-15

Head Coach: Keylor Chan NCAA First Round Washington 3, Northwestern 0 20-30, 21-30, 26-30

1983

2005

Head Coach: Jerry Angle NCAA First Round UC Santa Barbara 3, Northwestern 0 5-15, 13-15, 8-15

Head Coach: Keylor Chan NCAA First Round Northwestern 3, Texas A&M 2 30-26, 20-30, 28-30, 30-27, 15-12 NCAA Second Round Notre Dame 3, Northwestern 0 27-30, 30-32, 28-30

1984 Head Coach: Jerry Angle NCAA First Round Penn State 3, Northwestern 2 15-7, 9-15, 4-15, 15-9, 3-15

CHELSY HYSER holds a place in Wildcat history, as she recorded the game-winning kill against Texas A&M in the 2005 NCAA first round, giving Northwestern its first-ever tournament victory.

2009 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship Schedule First Round­—Friday, Dec. 4—Campus Sites Second Round—Sunday, Dec. 6—Campus Sites Regional Semifinals—Friday, Dec. 11—TBA Regional Finals—Sunday, Dec. 13—TBA National Semifinals—Thursday, Dec. 17—Tampa, Fla. National Championship—Saturday, Dec. 19—Tampa, Fla.

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KILLS

ATTEMPTS

HITTING PERCENTAGE

JANINE MAKAR 1,666 • 1985-1988

LINDSAY ANDERSON 4,470 • 2004-2007

ERIKA LANGE .304 • 2000-2003

ASSISTS

SOLO BLOCKS

BLOCK ASSISTS

DREW ROBERTSON 5,126 • 2001-2004

STEPHANIE KAMMES 174 • 1986-1989

LIZ DOUGLASS 448 • 1980-1983

TOTAL BLOCKS

SERVICE ACES

DIGS

LIZ DOUGLASS 573 • 1980-1983

PATTIJEAN McCAHILL 320 • 1980-1983

KATE NOBILIO 1,665 • 2006-PRESENT

2009 northwestern volleyball • NUsports.com


THE UNIVERSITY THIS IS NORTHWESTERN............................................................................................... 56 SCHOOLS OF NORTHWESTERN.................................................................................... 57 PRESIDENT morton o. Schapiro.............................................................................. 58 DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND RECREATION JIM PHILLIPS...................................... 59 ACADEMIC SERVICES and student development............................................... 60 ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE.................................................................................................. 61 ATHLETIC ENDOWMENTS............................................................................................... 62 CHICAGO........................................................................................................................... 63 THE ULTIMATE SPORTS TOWN...................................................................................... 64


The highest order of excellence N

orthwestern University was founded in 1851 as a private institution of “the highest order of excellence” to serve the Northwest Territory, an area that now includes the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. Today one of the nation’s premier universities, Northwestern occupies two campuses along the shore of Lake Michigan and is connected by both geography and programming to one of the nation’s great cities, Chicago. In addition, Northwestern has a campus in Doha, Qatar. In this midsize research university, 11 schools— each with relatively small academic departments—offer high-quality programs spanning a remarkably diverse portfolio. Northwestern is recognized both nationally and internationally for the quality of its educational programs at all levels. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the University’s undergraduate and graduate programs among the best in the country.

more about Northwestern • From 25,000 freshman candidates each year, about 6,500 are offered admission for a freshman class size of 2,000. • Students from all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries make up the undergraduate student body of approximately 8,000. The undergraduate population is about 54 percent women, and just under 30 percent are African American, Hispanic or Asian American. Total enrollment is approx­imately 17,000, including 1,100 part-time students in evening programs of the School of Continuing Studies. • Undergraduate financial aid is need based. More than half of all Northwestern undergraduates receive some combination of needbased scholarships, student loans and work-study employment. • Among the more than 50 fellowships awarded to students or alumni in 2008–09 were two Rhodes, one Marshall, four Gates Cambridge and 32 Fulbright Scholarships. • Among graduate programs, the J.L. Kellogg School of Management regularly ranks among the top five business schools in the country for both its traditional curriculum and its executive master’s program. • U.S. News & World Report placed Northwestern’s School of Law in the top 10 law schools nationally and the Feinberg School of Medicine in the top 20 medical programs. In its most recent assessment of doctoral programs, the National Research Council ranked five Northwestern programs in the top 10 percent nationally and 10 programs in the top 25 percent.

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on the shore of lake michigan The unde rg radu at e sc h ool s The Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences is the largest of Northwestern’s undergraduate schools with more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 500 faculty members. It is the cornerstone of a University that believes study in the liberal arts and sciences is the foundation of a strong undergraduate education. Students may enhance their studies with independent research projects, ad hoc majors or minors, Chicago field studies and study abroad. The School of Communication offers opportunities for study in five top-ranking departments: communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, performance studies, radio/television/film and theatre. Cocurricular opportunities include the top debate team in the country, hospital internships, student video and film projects, theater productions and the largest student-run college radio station in the country. The School of Education and Social Policy started as a department in the College of Liberal Arts and became a separate school of education in 1926. “Social policy” was added to its name in 1986 to reflect a distinctive mission among schools of education—to understand and improve learning communities (schools and classrooms, workplace settings, families and neighborhoods), to study lifelong learning and to improve lives through policy. By producing scholarly research that informs and influences public policy-making about education, this small school (350 undergraduates, 300 graduate students and 23 faculty) has earned national recognition. In the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, about 1,300 undergraduates and approximately 750 graduate students choose from among 15 majors, including such interdisciplinary fields as materials science, biomedical engineering and environmental engineering. Recent curriculum innovations and the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center give students exceptional opportunities for team learning, collaborative projects and computer-assisted learning. The Medill School of Journalism prepares students for careers in newspapers, magazines, broadcast journalism, new media or integrated marketing communications. Medill students have consistently won in the Hearst Foundation’s National Writing, Photojournalism and Broadcast News Championships, the Pulitzer Prize competition of college journalism; and its students dominate the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards competition. Established in 1895 as an integral part of the University, the HENRY AND LEIGH BIENEN School of Music combines a nationally ranked music program of conservatory intensity with the academic rigor and scholarly resources found only at a firstrank research university. Students are encouraged to grow as both artists and people and to explore the myriad career options available in a life devoted to music. Artists from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and other world-class performing organizations are among the faculty.

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university president morton O. Schapiro M

orton Owen Schapiro was named 16th president of Northwestern University on December 16, 2008 and began his term on September 1, 2009. President Schapiro is among the nation’s premier authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He is widely quoted in the national media and has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues. Before coming to Northwestern, he was president of Williams College from 2000 to 2009. Among the initiatives implemented during his presidency were a substantial reduction in average class size, a tripling of the number of courses offered in the college’s signature tutorial program and the completion of a number of major building projects including a center for theatre and dance, a student center and new faculty office/classroom buildings. Courses taught by President Schapiro at Williams College included introductory microeconomics, a tutorial on the economics of higher education and two interdisciplinary seminars, one on the economics and philosophy of education and the other on disease, culture and society. He previously served as a member of the Williams College faculty from 1980 to 1991, as Professor of Economics and as Assistant Provost. In 1991 he went to the University of Southern California where he served as Chair of the Department of Economics until 1994 and then as Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences until 2000. During his last two years as Dean, he also served as the University’s Vice President for Planning. President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and five books, and he has edited two others, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson. These include: The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education (Princeton University

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Press 1998); Paying the Piper: Productivity, Incentives and Financing in Higher Education (also with Gordon Winston, University of Michigan Press 1993) and Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity (Brookings 1991), plus two recent edited volumes College Success: What It Means and How to Make It Happen (College Board 2008) and College Access: Opportunity or Privilege? (College Board 2006).

President Schapiro has received research grants and contracts from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the World Bank, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the College Board, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other groups to study the economics of higher education and related topics. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hofstra University in 1975 and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. President Schapiro and his wife Mimi have three children: Matt, Alissa and Rachel.


director of athletics and recreation jim phillips J

ames J. Phillips became Northwestern’s 21st director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation on April 14, 2008, bringing a track record of Division I success and a commitment to the values NU always has maintained in collegiate athletics. “The opportunity to lead Northwestern’s athletic and recreation programs is both exciting and humbling,” Phillips said. “Northwestern is a world-class institution that does things right in terms of college athletics and what they stand for.” One of 10 children, Phillips, who grew up in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, is the perfect fit to head up NU’s 19-sport program in the nation’s No. 3 market. His Windy City roots and family orientation are integral parts of his philosophy of providing student-athletes with a “world-class experience” that enables them to succeed academically, socially and athletically. One of Phillips’ first actions at Northwestern was to begin the implementation of a Department of Athletics and Recreation re-organization that was completed in January of 2009. NU’s existing departments were broken into three key “silos:” internal, external and student-athlete welfare. Northwestern’s stellar marketing and promotions staff continued to excel in 2008-09, winning its sixth national NACMA award since 2003. Ticket sales for Big Ten football home games went up 17 percent, men’s basketball sales improved 13 percent for weekend games and overall attendance was up at all seven of NU’s admission-charging sports. New courtside seating at Welsh-Ryan Arena sold out for the men’s basketball season. NU signed corporate sponsorship deals with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Harris Bank, re-branded its media rights holder to Northwestern Sports Properties (NSP), defeated Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field in baseball and created an Annual Report to showcase the department’s previous year. Phillips hired ultra-successful women’s basketball coach Joe McKeown in June of 2008. McKeown came to Evanston after 19 years at George Washington, where he took his team to the postseason 17 times and compiled a 509-174 record. Phillips’ second coaching hire was to name Tracey Fuchs the head of the field hockey program in January of 2009. Fuchs had arguably the most successful playing career in USA Field Hockey history and has been referred to as the “Michael Jordan of field hockey.” In 2009, Phillips signed a four-year deal with WGN Radio, the long-time radio outlet of Northwestern football and men’s basketball. In addition to those two sports, a new weekly Inside

Wildcat Athletics show will air on The Voice of Chicago through the 2012-13 season. Phillips also inked head football coach Pat Fitzgerald to a new seven-year deal that will keep him on the Wildcat sidelines through 2015. Northwestern had a great athletic year in 2008-09, beginning in the fall with the Wildcats’ 9-4 Alamo Bowl season. The team became the fifth in NU history to win nine contests, finishing No. 23 in the BCS. The football team also earned a program-record 26 Academic All-Big Ten awards and earned a 3.0 or better team GPA during the spring quarter for the highest team GPA in school history. In addition, men’s soccer made its second appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals in the last three years. In the winter, men’s basketball earned NU’s first postseason bid during head coach Bill Carmody’s tenure. Northwestern recorded its fourth-straight year with an individual national champion when Jake Herbert won the 184-lbs wrestling title, the Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top collegiate wrestler and the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Award. In the spring, Northwestern won its fifthstraight NCAA women’s lacrosse title and Hannah Nielsen repeated as the Tewaaraton Trophy winner. Women’s tennis ranked No. 1 for much of the year and won the ITA Indoor national title, a first for a northern school. Men’s tennis made a great turnaround to qualify for the NCAA Tournament and men’s golf made the NCAA Championships. Seven of NU’s eight men’s teams had postseason representation in 2008-09, making it arguably the top year for men’s athletics at NU in history. Academically and in the community, the Wildcats had a banner year in 2008-09. Northwestern touted a school-record-tying 879 studentathlete quarters in which a 3.0 GPA was earned, and 17 teams achieved a 3.0 or better team GPA. All 19 varsity squads recorded a 2.9 or better mark for two academic quarters (fall and spring) for the first time in school history. Northwestern’s combined student-athlete GPA for the spring was a school-record 3.21. NU’s APR and GSR scores ranked in the nation’s top five and 10, respectively. In the community, student-athletes volunteered a school-record 5,346 hours while serving 66 organizations in Evanston and greater Chicagoland. In June of 2009, Phillips served on the NCAA Champions Forum panel. The panel consisted of football coaches and athletics directors making an effort to bring minority football coaches closer to the mindset of those who hire football coaches. He also is part of the NCAA Mentoring Program, the NACDA Executive Committee and the 2016 Chicago Olympic Committee. Beginning in 2004, Phillips served as Northern Illinois’ athletic director for four years. In 2006, he was promoted to associate vice president in addition to his director of athletics title. He was chosen to serve as chairman of the MAC Athletic Director’s Council and also served on the NCAA

women’s basketball selection committee. Phillips spearheaded the fund raising and construction of the $14-million Yordon Academic and Athletic Performance Center, the largest capital project in athletics history at NIU. The Huskies also opened an indoor practice facility for baseball, softball and men’s and women’s golf and began construction in the spring of 2008 on a soccer/track and field complex. During Phillips’ tenure at NIU, he helped schedule football games with Michigan and Ohio State that resulted in NIU’s first national TV appearances. He negotiated playing Iowa at Soldier Field in 2007 as a home game, a contest that sold out in less than a week. Phillips also signed a multiple-year agreement for the radio power WSCR-AM (The Score) to carry football, men’s basketball and a weekly NIU Live radio show. A 1990 Illinois graduate, Phillips worked as a manager and student assistant in the Illini’s athletic department. He earned a master’s degree in education at Arizona State (1992) while serving as a restricted earnings basketball coach before moving into athletics administration in the Arizona State development office. Phillips holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from Tennessee, completed in 2007. Phillips served as an assistant athletics director with the Volunteers until 2000. He directed a $12.4 million annual athletics giving program and aided in the first-ever capital campaign for athletics at UT that raised over $50 million for endowments, facilities and programs. Phillips moved to Notre Dame in 2000, serving as associate director of athletics and senior associate director of athletics for external affairs. He helped launch the Rockne Heritage Annual Fund and played an integral part in the funding of a $24-million, 96,000-square foot athletic facility. In addition, he managed the ticket office, various corporate sponsorships, athletic programs and a weekly Irish radio show. Phillips and his wife, Laura, have five children: Luke, Madeline, Meredith, John and James.

The Phillips family: (from left) Front: John, Meredith and Madeline. Back: Laura (holding James), Luke and Jim.

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academic services and student development

Margaret Akerstrom Associate AD

Betsi Burns Assistant AD Director of Student Development

Shea’na Grigsby Academic Advisor

Mary Beth Hawkinson Associate Director

Davon Robb Intern

The staff of Academic Services and Student Development assists student athletes in their pursuit of academic excellence. The professional staff, which consists of four full-time advisors and an intern, helps the students make the most of all of the opportunities Northwestern University offers.

Mission Statement “The mission of the Office of Academic Services and Student Development is to offer a comprehensive array of the support programs and services, integrated with University resources, that empowers all student-athletes to achieve academic success while balancing the demands of athletic participation and everyday college life. The Office is built on the philosophy of individual responsibility and personal integrity, with the end result being the overall development and preparation of the studentathletes for a successful life after college.”

freshman assistance. The advisors work closely with the freshmen to help ease the transition from high school to college. The freshmen meet weekly with their advisors to discuss their performance in the classroom and to receive academic assistance when necessary. The evening study skills/tutoring program is held at the University Library 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The tutoring staff consists of mostly graduate students, with some outstanding undergraduates rounding out the 30-plus staff. The tutors are available for drop-in assistance, small group learning teams and individualized tutorial sessions. registration advising. In close collaboration with the advising staffs in each of the six undergraduate schools, the Academic Services and Student Development staff also provides advice to help student-athletes develop a plan of study, including guidance in selecting majors and minors. An important component of their services is course registration advising. Prior to the beginning of each quarter, student-athletes meet individually first with their schools’ academic advisors and then with their athletic advisors to plan their curriculum for the upcoming quarter and discuss the registration process. career planning. Preparation for a productive and successful entry into the workforce or graduate school begins during the freshman-year orientation programs. In conjunction with University Career Services, the provision of career counseling and the education of job search skills help Northwestern student-athletes obtain relevant summer employment and internships, as well as permanent employment or graduate school admissions upon graduation. The ’CATS Life Skills Program includes programs on major selection, finding a summer internship, securing a full time job, and the transition from school to work. The N club has partnered with the Life Skills program to provide mentoring opportunities as well as to facilitate internships and full-time employment. With the numerous companies and organizations that specifically recruit Northwestern student-athletes and with the help of the Wildcat network of alumni and fans, excellent job opportunities in all fields are possible.

NU academic advisor named best in the nation

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ssociate Director for Academic Services & Director of Student Development Betsi Burns has been honored with the 2008 Lan Hewlett Award from the National Association of Academic Advisors in Athletics. The award, given for outstanding performance as an Academic Advisor for Athletics, is presented to an advisor who, in part, achieves a merited stature among and support from student-athletes, faculty, coaches and fellow administrators in addition to creating an innovative response

to the varied and emerging needs of student-athletes. It also recognizes significant contributions and leadership to the field both nationally and within the university. An 11-year veteran as an academic advisor at Northwestern, Burns has an impressive list of accomplishments in that time span. She has instituted the Junior Jumpstart and Senior Transition workshops, implemented the PURPLE Peer Mentoring Program and launched the Career Athlete program that currently has

50 mentors and 150 student-athletes registered with multiple job postings. Burns developed “An Insider’s Guide to Northwestern Athletics” and also created Field Day, an event that has brought together student-athletes from all 19 of NU’s varsity sports and hundreds of community children for the past nine years. Burns has done all this while serving as an academic advisor to over 150 student-athletes.


Athletic excellence N

orthwestern University’s athletic department is consistently one of the finest in the Big Ten and the nation. The school has gained prominence in the last 15 years with the renewed success of the Wildcat football team, but fans who know college athletics know that Northwestern has long been a hidden gem in numerous other sports. A quick look across the board yields some truths about the quality of the Wildcats’ 19 varsity programs—and makes it no surprise to find out that Northwestern has been ranked in the Top 25 of The Sporting News listing of the top athletic departments in the nation every year that TSN has performed the survey. Since the 1995-96 athletic year, Northwestern has had 40 conference players of the year, 28 conference rookies of the year, and 29 conference coaches of the year. Twenty-six teams have been crowned with a conference championship, and 62 individuals have won Big Ten titles while 595 have received All-Big Ten recognition. Northwestern athletes have been accorded 130 first-team All-America honors during that time, while six different NU coaches have earned National Coach of the Year honors since 1997. Northwestern also has added five NCAA team championships (women’s lacrosse in 2005-09) and nine NCAA individual titles to its ledger. Northwestern finished 44th in this past year’s U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup standings after posting three-consecutive top-30 finishes from 2005-07. Northwestern’s five-year run of finishing among the top-45 Division I programs in the country marks its best-overall stretch of athletic success. Northwestern’s athletes also deliver in the classroom—the department has had more than 1,530 Academic All-Big Ten certificates delivered since 1995-96, including more than 100 each of the last 10 years. The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has honored a Northwestern athlete 28 times with Academic All-America recognition, and 81 times with Academic All-District accolades. The women’s lacrosse team recorded its fifth-consecutive NCAA title. Senior Hannah Nielsen (bottom right) won the Tewaaraton Trophy for the second-straight year.

2008 Valero Alamo Bowl

The No. 1-ranked wildcats captured their 11th-straight Big Ten Championship and won the ITA Indoor Championship in 2009.

Northwestern freshman ERIC CHUN won the Big Ten Individual title and helped the ’Cats advance to the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championships.

The MEN’S SOCCER TEAM tied a school wins record and reached a program-best No. 2 national ranking. It also advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second time in three years.

Senior jake herbert was the 2009 NCAA champion and Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, which is presented annually to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler. Herbert also was named the Big Ten’s Jesse Owens Award winner, given to the top male athlete across all sports in the Big Ten Conference.

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athletic endowments Through The Generosity... Each year more than 90 Northwestern student-athletes, representing all sports, are awarded a prestigious endowed scholarship, thanks to the generosity of alumni and friends of the Wildcats. These donors and recipients met for the annual Endowed Athletic Scholarship Luncheon which was held in Welsh-Ryan Arena (pictured at left). • Alex Agase and Tom Noble Honorary Scholarship • Alex Agase Wildcats’ Scholarship • Harold and Virginia Anderson Scholarship • Harry D. Brookby Baseball Scholarship • Henry S. Bienen Basketball Scholarship • Henry S. Bienen Tennis Scholarship

• Stanley E. and Louise G. Hathaway Scholarship • Jennie Stoker Helwig Scholarship • John L. Hennerich Baseball Scholarship

• Carleton H. and Bradford H. Pendleton Memorial Scholarship

• Jay and Michaela Hoag Basketball Scholarship

• James J. Progar Athletic Scholarship

• Thomas J. Hoehn Tennis Scholarship

• Ray Regalis Basketball Scholarship

• Thomas J. and Dorothy Somers Hoehn Athletic Scholarships

• James and Mary Jo Rausch Family Scholarship

• Patricia and Albert Buehler Scholarship

• Steve and Audrey Sawle Scholarship

• Willard J. and Evelyn G. Buntain Family Football Scholarship

• Paul and Margaret Schutt Scholarship • Walter K. Smart Scholarship

• John and Rita Canning Student-Athlete Scholarships

• Stearns Family Scholarship

• Ronald J. and Elizabeth D. Chinnock Scholarship

• Marie Mikkelsen Stoker Swimming Scholarship From left: richard dean, tammy walker, joel howells, adam kadela, jane dean, pat fitzgerald at the 2007 event.

• Combe Family Tennis Scholarships • June S. Cordier Memorial Scholarship • Dean Family Scholarship • Richard H. and Jane S. Dean Scholarship • Ross and Elizabeth Dean Football Scholarship • Bruce and Betty DeSwarte Scholarship • Eggemeyer Family Endowed Scholarships • Raymond F. Farley Endowed Scholarship • Waldo Fisher Memorial Scholarships • Scott Freidheim Soccer Scholarship

• Thomas J. and Dorothy Somers Hoehn Memorial Scholarship • Dr. Robert W. Johnson Memorial Scholarship

• Bruce Thompson Wrestling Scholarship • Torch of Center Court Scholarship • Joseph H. Trienens Swimming Scholarship

• Ronald E. Kiper Memorial Scholarship

• Bob and Charlotte Voigts Recognition Scholarship

• Koldyke Family Scholarship

• Randy Walker Memorial Football Scholarship

• Laird Koldyke Baseball Scholarship

• Sidney Warshauer and Joseph Stein Athletic Scholarship

• Mildred and Sidney LaPidus Scholarship • Robert F. and Gordon E. Lietzow Athletic Scholarship • Sophia and Konstandino Loukas Endowed Scholarship

• Philip J. Weber Scholarship • Mr. and Mrs. Roger LeMoyne White Basketball Scholarships • Mildred White Endowed Football Scholarship

• Shirley Louise Malloy Memorial Scholarship

• Trent Whitney Endowed Scholarship

• Edwin C. Gage Memorial Scholarship

• Gene G. and Merrill H. Mundy Athletic Scholarship

• Alfred S. Wiltberger Memorial Scholarship

• Charles “Doc” and Helen Glass Scholarship

• N Club Scholarship

• John H. Glenn Memorial Scholarship

• Nelson R. Nedde Memorial Scholarship

• Bon and Holly French Swimming Scholarship

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• Robert K. Rauth Scholarship • Patrick and Shirley Ryan Family Scholarships

• Dr. James R. Buntain Endowed Basketball Scholarship

• Vandy Christie Memorial Scholarship

• Robert and Dorothy Osborn Endowed Scholarship


my kind of town, chicago C

hicago is the third-largest city in the United States, behind only New York and Los Angeles. It has everything you’d expect of a world-class city. • Sports: Chicago is one of the best sports towns in the country. Among the pro teams that call Chicago home are the Cubs and White Sox (MLB), the Bulls (NBA), the Sky (WNBA), the Bears (NFL), the Blackhawks (NHL), the Rush (Arena Football), the Bandits (NFP Softball) and the Fire (MLS). • Nightlife: The pioneering Second City is just one of a host of top-flight comedy clubs in the city. Chicago is also famous for blues clubs and jazz lounges, including the Green Mill, the oldest jazz club in the U.S.

Evanston and Chicago Downtown Chicago is just 12 miles south of Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Students without cars can easily get to Chicago by taking the Northwestern shuttle bus or hopping on an el or Metra train at stations close to campus.

• Theater: Chicago has one of the most important and active theater communities in the nation. You can find everything from intimate store-front productions to the latest and greatest musicals. • Shopping: Ecletic boutiques can be found in neighborhoods throughout the city. Chicago’s downtown shopping, with all the major retail chains, is concentrated on State Street and Michigan Avenue. • Recreation: Chicago has plenty of beaches and parks easily reached from most neighborhoods as well as running and biking paths that stretch for miles along Lake Michigan. • Dining: Chicago boasts some of the finest dining establishments in the country. Among the most popular are Harry Caray’s, Ditka’s, the Chicago Chop House and the original Gino’s East (deep-dish pizza). • Museums: From the Impressionist collection at the Art Institute to the Boeing 727 at the Museum of Science and Industry, you’ll find an exhibit to match your interests. The museum campus, featuring the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium, is a popular destination for a day in the city. • Music: The choices for music lovers range from small clubs to outdoor festivals, from the latest in pop music to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera. If an artist or group is on tour, you can bet they’ll be coming to Chicago. • Festivals: The world famous Taste of Chicago in Grant Park is the largest of Chicago’s many festivals. Smaller fairs and festivals provide an opportunity to explore Chicago’s many neighborhoods. • Skyline: You can visit the top of the Willis (formerly known as the Sears Tower) Tower, the nation’s tallest building, for a breathtaking view of one of the world’s most beautiful skylines. Or enjoy the view of the lake and city while dining at the Signature Room in the John Hancock Center.

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the ultimate sports town Da Bulls, Da Bears and More When an athlete attends Northwestern University, he or she joins the Chicago sports family—an elite group that includes some of the most famous athletes in the world. • College sports: Chicagoland is the home base of the Big Ten Conference, and the local media serve as the hub for Big Ten coverage throughout the Midwest. Everyone loves a winner, and when Northwestern is winning the media coverage—both regional and national—is unparalleled.

Chicago’s Pro Teams

• Stadiums and arenas: Chicago is also home to some of the most famous sports venues in the country. The “friendly confines” of Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, and Soldier Field, home of the Bears, are landmarks. The United Center is home to the Bulls and Blackhawks, while U.S. Cellular Field hosts the White Sox. Soldier Field, Home of the Chicago Bears

• Bandits, National Pro Fastpitch • Bears, National Football League • Blackhawks, National Hockey League • Bulls, National Basketball Association • Cubs, Major League Baseball • Fire, Major League Soccer • Machine, Major League Lacrosse • Red Stars, Women’s Professional Soccer • Sky, Women’s National Basketball Association • Thunder, United States Pro Volleyball • White Sox, Major League Baseball • Wolves, American Hockey League

US Cellular field, home of the 2005 world champion white sox

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the chicago blackhawks advanced to the conference finals of the 2009 stanley cup playoffs.

Patrick Kane, 2007 NHL Rookie of the Year


2 0 0 9 AUGUST 28 29

Kentucky Classic

at Kentucky vs. Florida International vs. Western Carolina

Lexington, Ky. Lexington, Ky. Lexington, Ky.

SC H E D U LE OCTOBER 2 3 10 11 14 17 23 24 30 31

6 p.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 5 6

IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational

vs. Miami (Ohio) at IUPUI vs. Western Kentucky

Indianapolis, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind.

Comfort Suites 49er Tournament

11 12

vs. Presbyterian vs. James Madison at Charlotte

18 19

AKRON LONG ISLAND CINCINNATI

25 26

PENN STATE ✱ OHIO STATE ✱

Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte, N.C.

Wildcat Classic

9 a.m. 6 p.m. 11:30 a.m.

NOVEMBER 6 7 13 14 20 21 25 27

3:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 6 p.m.

Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill.

7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m.

Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill.

7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Home matches in BOLD CAPS • ✱ Big Ten Conference match All times Central and subject to change

at Michigan ✱ at Michigan State ✱ PURDUE ✱ INDIANA ✱ at Illinois ✱ MINNESOTA ✱ at Iowa ✱ at Wisconsin ✱ at Purdue ✱ at Indiana ✱

MICHIGAN STATE ✱ MICHIGAN ✱ at Ohio State ✱ at Penn State ✱ WISCONSIN ✱ IOWA ✱ ILLINOIS ✱ at Minnesota ✱

DECEMBER 4–6 11–13 17 19

NCAA First and Second Rounds NCAA Regionals NCAA Semifinals NCAA Championship

Ann Arbor, Mich. East Lansing, Mich. Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Iowa City, Iowa Madison, Wis. West Lafayette, Ind. Bloomington, Ind.

6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Columbus, Ohio University Park, Pa. Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Evanston, Ill. Minneapolis, Minn.

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

TBA TBA TBA TBA

TBA TBA TBA TBA ALEXANDRA AYERS

ELYSE GLAB NAOMI JOHNSON

MADDY SHALTER


2009 Northwestern Volleyball Media Guide  

2009 Wildcat volleyball media guide

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