MaryKate Imrie (5-10, Setter, Orland Park, Ill.) and Justine Garcia (5-5, Defensive Specialist, Chicago, Ill.)
UIC falls one League win short of qualifying for the Horizon League Championship
UIC remains one win behind Cleveland State for the final spot of the Horizon League Championship
Flames set to play at Oakland and Wright State
Four Flames were in double figure kills, led by Molly McCoy (17)
AS A SENIOR (2013): Saw action in 109 sets and led the team with 352 digs ... ranked ninth in the Horizon League with 3.23 digs per set ... 21 double-digit dig performances, including 11 straight from Sept. 14-Oct. 18 ... Finished with 1,036 career digs ... season-high 19 digs and four aces vs. Elon (Aug. 30) ... 18 digs at Kent State (Sept. 21), 17 at Cleveland State (Oct. 11) and 16 against both Drake (Sept. 13) and Wright State (Oct. 18) ... led UIC with 34 aces and .31 aces per set, ranking third in the Horizon League ... recorded four aces at Iowa (Sept. 14), claiming the League's second best four-set performance.
AS A JUNIOR (2012): One of the team's top defensive players ... she played in all 123 sets during the season ... earned the second-most digs on the team with 350 at 2.85 per set ... logged 21 over-10 dig performances ... collected five over-15 dig matches ... she now has five 20-plus dig performances in her career ... recorded a season-high 22 digs vs. Eastern Michigan on Sept. 1, 2012 ... led her team to a 3-1 victory over Wright State on Sept. 22, 2012 with 21 digs ... had three matches where she logged two service aces ... totaled 18 service aces during the season, the third-most on the team ... collected 17 digs during the 3-2 victory over Loyola during the quarterfinal round of the Horizon League Championship on Nov. 10, 2012 ... a recipient of the kinesiology Achievement Award ... one of three volleyball members named a Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership award winner ... selected as the team's U-I-C (Unity-Integrity-Commitment) Award winner at the team banquet.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011): Logged 201digs on the season ... posted a season-high 21 digs against Montana State on Sept. 3, 2011 ... the 21-dig match marks her third 20-plus dig performance ... appeared in 93 sets ... ranked fifth on the team in digs ... averaged 2.16 digs per set ... academically, named to the "Bronze" Team, which is a grade-point average between 3.0-3.49.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Ranked fifth on team with 2.08 digs per set ... appeared in 64 sets ... collected her second 20-plus dig performance (21) at Saint Louis on Oct.9, 2012 ... tied a season-high with two aces at Saint Louis (10.9.10) ... collected a team-high 23 digs during her collegiate debut vs. DePaul on Aug. 27, 2010 ... earned the starting position as libero in her first college match vs. DePaul (8.27.10).
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy (Ill.) ... named the Eagles' MVP following her freshman campaign ... became the first player ever from Brooks to sign with an NCAA Division I program ... achieved High Honors in the classroom all four years ... born July 16, 1992, in Chicago, Ill. ... daughter of Jeff and Renee Garcia ... youngest of four children ... has three brothers, Jeff, Jason and Justin ... greatest athletic thrill to date is earning 23 digs against DePaul ... currently enrolled as a Exercise Science/Health Promotion major.