UIC falls one League win short of qualifying for the Horizon League Championship
UIC remains one win behind Cleveland State for the final spot of the Horizon League Championship
Flames set to play at Oakland and Wright State
MaryKate Imrie (37 assists and 13 digs) collected her fourth double-double of the season
Flames will celebrate the careers of MaryKate Imrie and Justine Garcia
2013 UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7)
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013): Played in all 109 sets and ranked second on the squad with 24 aces ... recorded 232 digs and nine double-digit dig efforts ... career-high 18 digs and three assists at Oakland (Nov. 15) ... career-high four aces vs. Elon (Aug. 30) ... three aces vs. Binghamton (Sept. 21) and two aces vs. UNC Wilmington (Aug. 31) and vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 8) ... compiled 16 digs in five-set win over Marshall (Sept. 6) ... collected 12 digs vs. Valparaiso (Sept. 28) ... Had 11 digs at Cleveland State (Oct. 11) and vs. Chicago State (Sept. 7).
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in 26 sets during her rookie season ... collected six assists for a season-high against Penn State on Sept. 9, 2012 ... posted a service ace against Wright State on Sept. 22, 2012 ... recorded back-to-back 10 dig performances against Belmont on Sept. 15, 2012 and Valparaiso on Sept. 21, 2012 ... totaled 15 assists and 42 digs during the campaign.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Did not appear in the UIC line up, retained four years of eligibility.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner at Crystal Lake Central (Ill.) ... three-time Fox Valley Conference champion ... sectional and regional champion her junior season ... three-time team captain ... selected as the team MVP her sophomore campaign ... two-time all-Fox Valley Conference selection ... assisted the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the state tournament in 2009 ... named special mention all-state in 2009 ... regarded as one of the top 50 players by the Chicago Tribune as a senior ... letterwinner in soccer during her freshman year ... participated in the mentor program ... a member of student council ... four-year honor roll member ... born March 9, 1993, in Barrington, Ill. ... daughter of James and Jody Friel ... has one sister, Kelly ... cousin, Stephanie Obermeier plays volleyball at Illinois ... cousin, Jen Koll plays soccer at Carthage ... currently enrolled as a Psychology major.