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Maggie Strus
Maggie Strus

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hickory Hills, Ill.

High School:
Stagg

Height:
5-11

Position:
Defensive Specialist

Club Team:
Celtic Force


11/19/2014

No. 6 UIC Heads to Michigan for Horizon League Tournament

Flames play No. 3 Valparaiso in the Quarterfinals Friday (Nov. 21)

11/15/2014

UIC Volleyball Falls to Valparaiso; Sights Set on HL Tournament

Flames are the No. 6 seed of the 2014 Horizon League Tournament (Nov. 21-23)

11/14/2014

UIC Volleyball Defeats Loyola, 3-1

Flames had 10 blocks and five service aces Friday night

11/12/2014

Seniors To Be Honored as UIC Volleyball Concludes Regular Season

Flames play host to Loyola Chicago Friday and Valparaiso Saturday

11/08/2014

Sternard Reaches 1,000 Kills; UIC Sweeps Wright State

Sara Jo Sternard is the 16th member of UIC's 1,000 Kills Club

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

*UIC's all-time dig leader

Strus' Photo Gallery

2014 MATCH-BY-MATCH

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2014): Thunder Invitational All-Tournament Team (Aug. 30) ... Broke UIC's career dig program record (1,533) on Oct. 4 with 16 digs against Youngstown State.

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) ... Entered her senior season ranked seventh in UIC history with 1,250 digs.

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)

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