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    8  Melissa Nava
    Melissa Nava

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Burr Ridge, Ill.

    High School:
    Hinsdale South

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Middle Hitter

    Club:
    1st Alliance


    10/12/2013

    Flames Fight Tough in 3-0 Loss at Youngstown State

    The match featured 13 total lead changes; Sternard put down 15 kills

    10/12/2013

    UIC Volleyball Wins Five-Set Thriller at Cleveland State

    The Flames won three straight sets to collect their first Horizon League victory

    10/04/2013

    Volleyball Falls to Milwaukee in Three Friday

    UIC continues Horizon League play Saturday against Green Bay

    09/28/2013

    Flames Drop Horizon League Opener to Valparaiso

    Sara Sternard was efficient against the Crusaders with 13 kills on 23 attempts

    09/14/2013

    Flames Drop Final Two Matches at Iowa's Hawkeye Challenge

    Junior Sara Sternard (27 kills and eight blocks) named to the All-Tournament Team

    09/07/2013

    2013 UIC Invitational

    2013 UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7)

    Year Kills Errors TA Pct. A SA Digs BS BA Total
    2012 12 6 54 .111 0 0 3 0 1 1
    2013 92 50 268 .157 2 2 22 1 18 19
    Total 104 56 322 .149 2 2 25 1 19 20

    2013 MATCH-BY-MATCH

    AS A SOPHOMORE (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): Appeared in eight matches and played in 12 sets ... put down 12 kills on 54 total attempts ... six kills on 17 attempts at Youngstown State (Sept. 28) ... four kills on 22 attempts at Cleveland State (Sept. 29) ... one kill vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 1) and IPFW (Sept. 1).

    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.

    UIC Career-Highs
    Kills: 14 vs. Marshall (9.6.13)
    Attempts: 29 vs. UNC Wilmington (8.31.13)
    Attack Pct. (min. 5 K): .435 (11-1-23) vs. Valparaiso (9.28.13)
    Digs: 3 - two times - most recent vs. Youngstown State (10.12.13)
    Total Blocks: 5 (0-5) vs. Chicago State (9.7.13)