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Sara Jo Sternard
Sara Jo Sternard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarendon Hills, Ill.

High School:
Westmont

Height:
6-2

Position:
Middle Blocker

Club Team:
New Wave


11/21/2014

UIC Falls to Valparaiso in HL Quarterfinals

Flames conclude the season with 14 wins, seven in Horizon League play

11/19/2014

No. 6 UIC Heads to Michigan for Horizon League Tournament

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

11/17/2014

Stephenee Yancy Named Horizon League Co-Player of the Year

Nicole Johnson selected the Freshman of the Year

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

09/07/2013

2013 UIC Invitational

2013 UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7)

Year Kills Errors TA Pct. A SA D BS BA Total
2011 156 45 406 .273 3 7 29 18 55 73
2012 278 94 667 .276 5 9 28 22 74 96
2013 329 103 772 .293 6 16 35 17 63 80
2014 260 79 633 .286 5 18 56 24 54 78
Total 1,023 321 2,478 .283 19 50 148 81 246 327

*16th member of UIC's 1,000 Kills Club

2014 MATCH-BY-MATCH
AS A SENIOR (2014): Concluded her career with 1,023 kills ... Became the 16th member of UIC's 1,000 Kills Club with six kills against Wright State (Nov. 8) ... Third in program history with a .283 attack percentage ... Fifth in program history with 81 solo blocks and ninth with 327 total blocks ... Preseason All-Horizon League Team Selection ... Saw action in all 117 matches ... recorded 260 kills, 78 blocks and 18 service aces ... earned 10 double-digit kill efforts including season high 19 kills against Indiana (Sept. 12) ... had 17 kills vs. DePaul (Sept. 6) and at Cleveland State (Nov. 1) ... 16 kills vs. Syracuse (Sept. 6) ... recorded 15 vs. EMU (Aug. 30) ... had a .286 attack percentage with seven matches over .400 ... season high .700 attack percentage (8k-1e-10ta) vs. Valparaiso (Nov. 21) ... .684 attack percentage (13k-0e-19ta) at Chicago State (Sept. 5) ... had .586 attack percentage (17k-0e-29ta) at Cleveland State (Nov. 1) ... totaled a .538 attack percentage (8k-1e-13ta) against Loyola (Nov. 14) ... recorded .519 against Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 12) ... recorded season high eight blocks at Cleveland State (Nov. 1) ... had six blocks at Chicago State (Sept. 5) ... had back-to-back games with five blocks versus Eastern Illinois (Sept. 20) and at Milwaukee (Sept. 26) ... put down season high four service aces against Oakland (Nov. 7) ... three service aces against Green Bay (Oct. 24) ... recorded two service aces vs. Virginia (Aug. 29), vs. DePaul (Sept. 6) and vs. Valparaiso (Nov. 21).

2013 MATCH-BY-MATCH
AS A JUNIOR (2013): Named to the 2013 All-Horizon League Team ... Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 14 ... played in 109 sets, led UIC with 329 kills ... ranked fifth in the Horizon League with a .293 attack percentage and sixth with 3.02 kills per set ... During League play, ranked fifth in the conference with 3.20 kills per set ... recorded double-digit kills on 18 occasions ... career-high 19 kills against Loyola Chicago (Nov. 6) and Wright State (Nov. 16) ... had 15-plus kills on six occasions ... posted over a .400 attack percentage nine times, including a season-high .562 clip against Binghamton (9k-0e-16ta) ... 12 kills on 22 attempts vs. TCU (Sept. 5) for a .500 attack percentage ... led team with 80 blocks ... collected five blocks on three occasions ... recorded a career-high three aces vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 8) ... selected to Navy All-Tournament team (Aug. 31) and Iowa All-Tournament team (Sept. 14).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Appeared in all 123 sets ... collected 278 kills a 2.26 per set ... compiled a hitting percentage of .276; the 11th-highest percentage in program history ... hit at .500 or higher in six matches during the season ... had 16 kills against Alabama A&M on Sept. 14, 2012 to lead the Flames to a 3-1 victory ... posted 13 over-10 kills performances ... hit at .684 with 13 kills, no errors on 19 attempts in a 3-2 victory over Loyola on Nov. 10, 2012 ... the performance earned her Horizon League Player of the Week honors on Nov. 11, 2012 ... 2012-13 Horizon League Honor Roll member ... served as the 2012-13 SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) secretary ... one of three volleyball members named a Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership award winner ... earned the Spirit Award at the UIC volleyball banquet.

AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Honored as UIC's Most Improved Player ... an all-Horizon League Newcomer selection ... named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26, 2011 after logging a .538 hitting percentage against Loyola (9.23.11) and .600 against Green Bay (9.24.11) to help the Flames to back-to-back conference victories ... appeared in all 106 sets ... ranked second on the team with 73 total blocks ... 18 solo blocks and 55 block assists ... collected 156 kills on the season for an average of 1.47 per set ... posted a season-high 15 kills against DePaul on Sept. 2, 2011 ... in her .600 hitting percentage performance against Green Bay, she had 12 kills with no errors ... academically, named to the Silver Team, which is a grade-point average between 3.5-3.99.

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner at Westmont (Ill.) ... assisted the Sentinels to four conference championships and four regional championships ... three-time all-Interstate 8 selection ... team MVP during her junior and senior seasons ... selected as the team captain as a senior ... set the Westmont record of highest single season kills with 353 ... garnered the school record in career kills and total hitting efficiency ... member of the Academic all-Interstate 8 squad in 2009 and 2010 ... four-time letterwinner in basketball ... assisted her team to conference championships and regional championships during her junior and senior seasons ... selected as the team captain as a senior ... two-time team MVP ... four-time all-Interstate 8 selection ... all-state honoree as a junior and senior ... posted 1,500 points during her basketball career ... member of the USJN All-Star team ... high honor roll achievement ... senior of the year ... graduated second in her class ... secretary of National Honor Society ... born Oct. 10, 1992, in Hinsdale, Ill. ... daughter of Don and Jill Sternard ... has two sisters, Shelley and Susie ... currently enrolled as Biological Sciences major.

UIC Career Highs
Kills: 19 vs. Indiana (9.12.14)
Attempts: 45 at Oakland (11.15.13)
Attack Pct.: .684 (13k-0e-19ta) at Chicago State (9.5.14)
Digs: 7 vs. Western Illinois (9.13.14)
Assists: 4 vs. Milwaukee (10.6.12)
Aces: 4 vs. Oakland (11.7.14)
Total Blocks: 8 at Cleveland State (11.1.14)

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