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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


10/29/2014

UIC Volleyball Swings Through Ohio This Weekend

Fourth-place Flames play at Youngstown State Friday and Cleveland State Saturday

10/25/2014

UIC Volleyball Falls in Three to Milwaukee

Stephenee Yancy (10 kills) extended her double-digit kill streak to 24 matches

10/24/2014

UIC Volleyball Sweeps Green Bay for Fourth Straight Win

Stephenee Yancy put down 21 kills on 32 attempts

10/22/2014

UIC Volleyball Seeks Fourth Straight Horizon League Win

Flames play host to Green Bay Friday and Milwaukee Saturday

10/17/2014

UIC Volleyball Topples Valparaiso for Third Straight Win

Stephenee Yancy put down 25 kills on 45 attempts 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
Total 763 242 1,845 .282 14 32 92 57 192 249

*Ranks third in program history with .282 career attack percentage

Sternard's Photo Gallery

2014 MATCH-BY-MATCH

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 - two times - most recent vs. Wright State (11.16.13)
Attempts: 45 at Oakland (11.15.13)
Attack Pct. (min. 5 K): .684 (13-0-19) vs. Loyola (11.10.12)
Digs: 4 - two times - most recently at Green Bay (11.1.13)
Assists: 4 vs. Milwaukee (10.6.12)
Aces: 3 vs. Youngstown State (11.8.13)
Total Blocks: 8 - two times - most recently vs. Valparaiso (11.17.12)

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