The match featured 13 total lead changes; Sternard put down 15 kills
The Flames won three straight sets to collect their first Horizon League victory
UIC continues Horizon League play Saturday against Green Bay
Sara Sternard was efficient against the Crusaders with 13 kills on 23 attempts
Junior Sara Sternard (27 kills and eight blocks) named to the All-Tournament Team
2013 UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7)
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013): Played in 54 sets and had 92 kills, 22 digs and 19 total blocks ... Double-digit kills four times ... career-high 14 kills on 27 attempts (.407 attack percentage) against Marshall (Sept. 6) ... recorded a .435 attack percentage with 11 kills on 23 attempts vs. Valparaiso (Sept. 28) ... had 12 kills on a career-high 29 attempts against UNC Wilmington (Aug. 31) ... 11 kills on 26 attempts (.385 attack percentage) at Youngstown State (Oct. 12) ... Season-high five blocks vs. Chicago State (Sept. 7) ... Three blocks at Iowa (Sept. 14) and vs. Valparaiso (Sept. 28).
AS A FRESHMAN (2012): Did not appear in the UIC line up, retained four years of eligibility.
PREP AND PERSONAL: A four-time letterwinner at Hinsdale South (Ill.) ... assisted her team to three-consecutive (2009, '10, '11) Western Suburban Conference championships ... collected a regional and sectional championship during the 2010 season ... all-conference, DuPage all-area second team and Warrior Blast all-tournament selection during the 2010 season ... all-academic award winner, all-conference selection, all-area honoree, in addition to being selected to the Wheaton Classic, Warrior Blast and Mizuno Cup all-tournament teams in 2011 ... 2011 Hinsdale South Most Valuable Player ... selected to play in the All-Star game ... during her junior season she had 272 kills, 28 assists and 42 digs ... led the squad in blocking with 122 ... blanked her opponents with 18 service aces ... logged a season-high 15 kills against Hinsdale Central ... during her final season as a Hornet, the team captain improved to 328 kills on the season ... season-high 18 against Downers Grove North ... posted 132 digs and 41 service aces ... led the Hinsdale South team in blocks, while finishing second in kills ... played club volleyball for 1st Alliance, where she assisted her team to a third-place finish at the Northern Lights Qualifier ... first place in the Rox Volleyball World Challenge ... 10th-place spot at the USA Volleyball Nationals ... born May 16, 1992, in Oak Lawn, Ill. ... daughter of Porfirio and Dora Nava ... has one brother, Chris ... currently enrolled as a Marketing major.