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    11  Julie Popp
    Julie Popp

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Queen of Peace

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    Defensive Specialist

    Club Team:
    Celtic Force


    2005: Appeared in 98 games for the Flames and finished with a career-best 257 digs...completed her first full season without injury...picked up a career-high 21 service aces on the season...garnered a career-high one solo block against Butler on Nov. 5...picked up a career-high three assists twice, most recently in a five-game win over Youngstown State on Nov. 12...posted a season-high 21 digs in a five-game victory versus Wright State on Oct. 8...recorded 13 double figure dig contests...helped the Flames to a 3-2 win over Denver on Sept. 3 with ten digs...posted a career-high 21 assists in 2005.

    2004: Returned to the court after a two-year layoff against Youngstown State on September 24th...finished the season with 10 digs and two service aces in nine games...had four digs and one service ace against the Penguins...picked up a service ace against IUPUI on October 5th...had a dig against Loyola on October 8th...appeared in one game against UW-Milwaukee on October 30th...totaled three digs against Western Illinois on November 2nd.

    2003: Missed the entire season due to a left leg injury and will use season as a medical redshirt.

    2002: Missed a majority of the season with a torn left meniscus suffered against Loyola on September 27th...played primarily at libero during the campaign...recorded a season-high 22 digs in a five-game victory against Harvard on September 14th...also picked up double-digit dig performances against Eastern Illinois (14 digs), Ohio State (13 digs) and Tulane (11 digs)...recorded six kills as an outside hitter against Birmingham-Southern on August 31st.

    Prep/Personal: Helped Queen of Peace to back-to-back sectional titles as a junior and a senior...led the Pride to a fourth-place finish at the highly prestigious Nike Challenge as a senior...served as captain as a junior and a senior...two-time selection to the GCAC All-Conference team...garnered GCAC All-Academic honors as a junior...led the Pride in kills as a junior...captured honorable mention honors for the Daily Southtown and the Sun Times as a senior...attended Junior Nationals as a freshman, sophomore and junior...competed for the Celtic Force as a junior and a senior...helped Queen of Peace defeat two nationally ranked teams at the Nike Challenge with a total of 36 kills, 41 digs and 12 aces...daughter of John and Kathy Popp...born on April 11, 1984...major is undecided.

    Career Stats

    YearKETAPCT.ASADigsBSBATotal
    20028729.03440111000
    2003DID NOT PLAY
    2004002.0000210000
    20053015.200172122101
    Totals11746.0782123378101

    UIC Career-Highs
    Kills - 6 vs. Birmingham-Southern (8/31/02)
    Att. - 12 vs. Birmingham-Southern (8/31/02)
    Pct. (min. 10 att.) - .250 (6-3-12) vs. Birmingham-Southern
    Digs - 22 vs. Harvard (9/14/02)
    Assists - 3 - twice - most recently vs. Youngstown State (11/12/05)
    Aces - 4 - twice - most recently vs. Youngstown State (11/12/05)
    Block Assists - n/a
    Solo Blocks - 1 vs. Butler (11/5/05)
    Total Blocks - 1 vs. Butler (11/5/05)