Volleyball's Spring Schedule Set

Sara Sternard returns for her senior season after being named to the 2013 All-League Team
Sara Sternard returns for her senior season after being named to the 2013 All-League Team

March 13, 2014

UIC Volleyball 2014 Spring Schedule
March 22 -
at Loyola Chicago
April 5 -
home scrimmage
April 12 -
home event
April 16 -
alumni event/home scrimmage

CHICAGO – The UIC volleyball team is set to hit the hardwood for the 2014 spring schedule beginning March 22. The Flames will play in four events which includes a home tournament at the Flames Athletic Center.

UIC opens the spring schedule March 22 with a scrimmage at Loyola Chicago against the Ramblers and Marquette. Following a weekend off, the Flames will stay in Chicago on April 5 for a home scrimmage.

The highlight of the spring schedule is UIC’s home tournament on April 12. The Flames will conclude action on April 19 at home with an alumni event and scrimmage.

Head coach Katie Schumacher-Cawley enters her sixth season as head coach in 2014 with 71 victories at the helm of the UIC program. Schumacher-Cawley earned a four-year contract last March and will be the Flames’ leader through 2017.

UIC returns eight players to the 2014 roster from last season. The Flames also added transfer Stephenee Yancy, who spent the last two seasons with Western Michigan. A 6-foot-2 middle blocker, Yancy put down 469 kills over 50 matches with the Broncos.

The Flames bring back a large senior class as Sara Sternard (763 career kills), Maggie Strus (1,250 career digs) and Molly McCoy (479 career kills) will be in their final seasons at UIC. Productive freshmen Kara Johnson (304 kills) and Casey Harris (73 total blocks) also return to the Flames’ lineup.

Over the summer, UIC will welcome three incoming freshmen in Angela Evans (Elkins Park, Pa.), Kyisha Hunt (Kankakee, Ill.) and Allison O’Reilly (Elgin, Ill.). Evans is a 6-foot-0 middle blocker, Hunt is a 5-foot-10 outside hitter and O'Reilly is a 5-foot-4 defensive specialist.

More information regarding the 2014 spring schedule will be released in the coming weeks.