Flames play No. 3 Valparaiso in the Quarterfinals Friday (Nov. 21)
Nicole Johnson selected the Freshman of the Year
The Flames (5-9) play host to the Blue Demons (12-0) Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Student-athletes were honored in both the fall and spring semesters
Team of the Year, Student-Athletes of the Year named
AS A (REDSHIRT) SENIOR (2012): Named to the All-Horizon League Team ... Compileda .277 hitting percentage with 363 kills and 77 total blocks ... Selected as the team's "Most Improved Player" ... During the Horizon League Championship, she totaled 38 kills and an attack percentage of .380.
AS A (REDSHIRT) JUNIOR (2011): Appeared in 72 sets ... posted 128 kills for an average of 1.78 kills per set ... collected 23 blocks ... academically, named to the "Silver" Team, which is a grade-point average between 3.5-3.99.
AS A (REDSHIRT) SOPHOMORE (2010): Recorded a career-high 18 kills at Youngstown State (10/16/10) ... Tied a career-high with four block assists at Wright State (10/1/10) ... Led Flames and set a career-high in hitting percentage (.538) against Evansville (9/21/10) ... Collected five total blocks (one solo, four assists) vs. Charleston Southern (9/10/10).
AS A FRESHMAN (2009): Did not appear in the lineup, retained four years of eligibility.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Two-time letterwinner at Lemont Township (Ill.) ... led Lemont to a 63-11 record in two seasons ...claimed both the South Suburban Blue and Regional Championship in 2007 ... 2008 Chicago Sun Times Top 50 selection ... selected into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars ... Horizon League Honor Roll ... Academic Achievement Award ... UIC Academic Gold Team (2009-10) ... born September 30, 1991, in LaGrange, Ill. ... daughter of Mark and Suzette Sniegowski ... has one brother, Josh ... greatest athletic thrill to date was defeating Wright State in three games for senior night. It was the best our team has played as a collective unit and it was a great way to thank our seniors ... currently enrolled as an industrial design major.