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    15  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


    09/20/2014

    UIC Volleyball Downs Eastern Illinois in Four Sets

    Flames went 2-1 at the PSU Alumni Classic; start Horizon League play next weekend

    09/20/2014

    UIC Volleyball Falls to No. 3 Penn State, 3-0

    Stephenee Yancy had 14 kills on 25 attempts Saturday morning

    09/17/2014

    UIC Volleyball Set to Compete in Penn State's Alumni Classic

    Nittany Lions welcome Schumacher-Cawley and three other Penn State alumni head coaches back to campus

    09/16/2014

    UIC Volleyball Falls at Northern Illinois, 3-1

    Stephenee Yancy put down 18 kills on 31 attempts

    09/15/2014

    UIC Volleyball Plays at Northern Illinois Tuesday

    Flames seek second straight win over the Huskies

    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)