Regular season opener against Virginia is set for August 29
UIC will host 12 home matches at the Flames Athletic Center
PREP AND PERSONAL: A versatile athlete and turned down several Division I basketball offers to follow her passion of volleyball ... Left-handed attacker and jump touches 9'10 ... Played for Ultimate Volleyball Club based out of Frankfort, Ill. and attended Bishop McNamara Catholic High School ... Was a three-time All-Area selection and named to two All-Tournament teams as a senior in 2013 (Joliet Central Tournament and Darla Moldenhauer Classic) ... Had 132 kills, 54 blocks, 55 assists and 76 digs in 2013 ... Started at the guard position for the Fightin' Irish basketball team ... Excelled in track & field as she was the lead leg for Bishop McNamara's 1,600-meter relay team, which finished ninth in Class 1A ... Also qualified for the state finals in the 400-meter dash.