Gina Caneva
Gina Caneva


Lockport, Ill.

High School:


Middle Hitter


2002: Named to the Verizon Academic All-District V second team?selected to the Horizon League Fall Academic All-League Team?missed nine matches due to dislocated shoulder?finished the season with a hitting percentage of .275 (225 kills, 76 errors, 542 attacks), which is good for eighth in UIC history?finished career with a hitting percentage of .258 (679 kills, 237 errors, 1,711 attacks) which is good for fifth in UIC history?named the MVP of the UIC Invitational?recorded a team and career-high 17 kills to lead UIC to the three-game sweep of Binghamton on September 7th?helped UIC clinch a tie for third-place in the Horizon League with 17 kills and a career-high six block assists to lead the Flames to the five-game victory over UW-Green Bay in the final regular-season match?notched a season-high hitting percentage of .522 (13 kills, 1 error, 23 attacks) in a five-game victory over Stony Brook?garnered nine double-digit kill performances over the campaign.

2001: Named to the Horizon League All-Academic team?turned in a team-season and career-high hitting percentage of .560 (16 kills, 2 errors, 25 attacks) against Southeast Louisiana on September 8th?her 16 kills against SE Louisiana marked the most kills for the Flames in a three-game match?led the team with a hitting percentage of .259 (min. 100 attacks)?that percentage was good for the tenth best in UIC history?led UIC in kills in seven out of the Flames? 30 matches?garnered a career-high 17 kills against Loyola on October 26th?recorded a career-high three solo blocks against IUPUI on October 16th?attempted a career-high 42 attacks against Loyola on September 28th?was second on the team in kills (293) and total blocks (79)?is currently tied for eighth in school history with a hitting percentage of .250?earned All-Tournament Honors at the Air Force Invitational.

2000: Appeared in 17 matches for the Flames?set personal single-season highs in kills (98), attack percentage (.244), digs (28) and blocks (43)..tabbed a career-best 14 kills in UIC?s four-game win over Cleveland State on Oct. 21?posted double digit kills on one other occasion ? vs. Oral Roberts on Oct. 19?set new personal-high with six total blocks at Wright State on Oct. 13?finished fourth on the team in blocks with 43?tallied a season-high four digs in a trio of matches ? vs. Bradley (10/9), at Butler (10/14), vs. Cleveland State (10/21)?had arguably her best match of the season on Oct. 21 versus the Vikings, recording 14 kills, four digs and five blocks in the Flames? win.

1999: Named to the MCC All-Newcomer team following her freshman campaign?led all UIC freshman in kills with 63 and blocks with 24?saw action in 19 matches?while filling in for the injured Jill Greer, she tabbed a double-double versus DePaul on Oct. 13, setting career highs with 12 kills and 10 digs?also served up a career-high two service aces in the match?registered six kills, a career-best two assists and two blocks against Tennessee State on Sept. 18?on three occasions recorded a career-high three blocks ? versus Chicago State, Valparaiso and Bradley.

Prep/Personal: Captained both the Lockport High School volleyball and basketball teams her senior season...led the Porters volleyball team(25-12) to a regional title in 1998, with a team-best 86 blocks and 42 service aces, as well as 203 kills and 114 digs...had similar success as a junior heping Lockport to a 32-6 record and a sectional championship...named All-SICA West in both volleyball and basketball as a senior...averaged 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds on the hardwood last year aiding in the Porters' run to a regional Illinois State Scholar recipient, she also earned the SICA West Scholar Athlete Award, President's Education Award, as well as Herald News All- Academic-Athletic Team and WGN Academic Athlete of the Week honors...daughter of Ron and Lynda Caneva...born on July 24, 1981...majoring in Liberal Arts.




  • Kills - 17 - three times - most recently vs. UW-Green Bay (11/16/02)
  • Attempts - 42 vs. Loyola (9/28/01)
  • Hitting Pct. (min. 10 attempts) - .560 (16-2-25) vs. SE Louisiana (9/8/01)
  • Assists - 2 vs. Tennessee State (9/18/99)
  • Aces - 3 vs. Harvard (9/14/020
  • Digs - 10 vs. DePaul (10/13/99)
  • Block Solo - 3 vs. IUPUI (10/16/01)
  • Block Assists - 6 - twice - most recently vs. UW-Green Bay (11/16/02)
  • Total Blocks - 6 - twice - most recently vs. UW-Green Bay (11/16/02)