Flames start the two-day event on Friday against Virginia
Flames took a break from practice Tuesday for new pictures
Flames practice for the next 17 days before the season opener on August 29
Regular season opener against Virginia is set for August 29
UIC will host 12 home matches at the Flames Athletic Center
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year varsity starter for Saint Basil Academy Club ... Recorded 5.1 kills per set, 4.4 digs per set and a .311 attack percentage as a senior in 2013 ... Put down 545 kills with a .324 attack percentage over 170 sets played in her high school career ... Also collected 194 digs, 92 blocks and 67 service aces ... Selected All-League three times, All-District twice and Class AA All-State in 2012 ... Lettered in track & field for two years and competed in the high jump and 200-meter dash events.