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    14  Maggie Strus
    Maggie Strus

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Hickory Hills, Ill.

    High School:
    Stagg

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Defensive Specialist

    Club Team:
    Celtic Force


    09/17/2014

    UIC Volleyball Set to Compete in Penn State's Alumni Classic

    Nittany Lions welcome Schumacher-Cawley and three other Penn State alumni head coaches back to campus

    09/16/2014

    UIC Volleyball Falls at Northern Illinois, 3-1

    Stephenee Yancy put down 18 kills on 31 attempts

    09/15/2014

    UIC Volleyball Plays at Northern Illinois Tuesday

    Flames seek second straight win over the Huskies

    09/13/2014

    Flames Take Second at UIC Invitational

    Stephenee Yancy (67 kills, 13 blocks) named to the All-Tournament Team

    09/12/2014

    Flames Win First Two Matches of UIC Invitational

    UIC defeated Indiana 3-2 in the morning; took down Eastern Kentucky 3-1 at night

    09/25/2013

    UIC Volleyball vs. DePaul

    UIC Volleyball vs. DePaul Sept. 25, 2013 DePaul 3, UIC 0

    09/07/2013

    2013 UIC Invitational

    2013 UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7)

    Year Kills Errors TA Pct. A SA D BS BA Total
    2011 40 24 171 .094 39 28 352 0 5 5
    2012 5 3 38 .053 71 8 600 0 0 0
    2013 5 4 16 .062 56 9 298 0 1 1
    Total 50 31 225 .084 166 45 1,250 0 6 6

    *Ranks seventh in program history with 1,250 career digs

    Strus' Photo Gallery

    2014 MATCH-BY-MATCH

    AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2014): Thunder Invitational All-Tournament Team (Aug. 30)

    2013 MATCH-BY-MATCH
    AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013):
    Saw action in 99 sets and ranked second on the squad with 298 digs ... season-high 24 digs vs. Drake (Sept. 13) and at Wright State (Nov. 16) was one of the best four-set performances in the Horizon League ... four 20-plus dig efforts, including 23 digs at Loyola Chicago (Nov. 6) and 22 digs vs. Marshall (Sept. 6) ... 18 digs in four-set win vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 8) ... season-high two aces at Youngstown State (Oct. 12) ... Enters senior season ranked seventh in UIC history with 1,250 digs ... Needs 282 digs as a senior in 2014 to become UIC's all-time dig leader.

    AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2012):
    Appeared and started in all 123 sets ... top defensive player for UIC ... earned 600 digs in the season; the most in UIC volleyball program history ... she averaged 4.88 per set ... collected 35 digs against Belmont on Sept. 15, 2012, which is the most digs earned in a single match in UIC volleyball program history ... she had 13 plus-20 dig performances and two over-30 dig efforts ... led her team to the Horizon League championship match with 64 digs during the three post-season matches to be named to the Horizon League all-tournament team.

    AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011):
    Earned the UIC "Unity, Integrity, Commitment" Award ... began the season as a hitter, before transitioning to the starting libero ... appeared in all 106 sets ... led the team in service aces with 28 ... paced the Flames with 350 digs for an average of 3.30 per set.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2010):
    Did not appear in the UIC line up, retained four years of eligibility.

    PREP AND PERSONAL:
    Four-time letterwinner at Amos Alonzo Stagg (Ill.) ... helped the Chargers to four South Suburban Red Conference Championships ... three-time regional champions ... led the team in kills, blocks, digs and serve receptions as a senior ... three-time all- South Suburban Red selection ... three-time all-city honoree ... two-time all-region and all-county recipient ... all-state selection as a senior ... holds the school record in kills (1,126) and digs (1,212) ... born May, 5, 1992, in Oak Lawn, Ill. ... daughter of John and Debbie Strus ... has two brothers, Marty and Max ... brother played basketball at Lewis ... currently enrolled as a Communication major.

    UIC Career-Highs
    Kills
    : 11 vs. Nebraska-Omaha (8.26.11)
    Attempts: 43 vs. Nebraska-Omaha (8.26.11)
    Attack Pct. (min. 5 K): .294 (6k-1e-17ta) vs. DePaul (9.2.11)
    Digs: 35 vs. Belmont (9.15.12) *PROGRAM RECORD
    Assists: 10 at Youngstown State (11.5.11)
    Aces: 5 vs. Western Illinois (8.30.11)
    Total Blocks: 3 (0-3) vs. Nebraska-Omaha (8.26.11)