The Flames open Horizon League Championship play at 5:30 p.m. (CT)
The Flames face Wright State Friday and Valparaiso Saturday
The Flames faces Youngstown Friday, followed by Cleveland State Saturday.
UIC defeats Valparaiso for the first time in nine seasons.
The Flames hit at .423 in the third set of play.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Appeared in 40 sets during her rookie season ... collected 70 kills ... averaged 1.75 kills per set ... academically, named to the "Bronze" Team, which is a grade-point average between 3.0-3.49.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner at Wheaton Academy (Ill.) ... assisted her team to a Christian Suburban Conference Championship and a regional championship as a freshman in 2007 ... three-time (2008-10) all-Christian Suburban Conference honoree ... led the Warriors in aces, kills, hitting percentage, digs and passing as a junior and senior ... participated in Project Lead and the 4-H Club ... born March 10, 1993, in St. Charles, Ill. ... daughter of Dick and Sherri McCoy ... has two siblings, Rachel and Alex ... currently enrolled as a nursing major.