UIC Volleyball in Ohio for Golden Flashes Classic This Weekend
Sept. 18, 2013
2013 Season Statistics
CHICAGO – The UIC volleyball team will play in its final tournament this season when it hits the road this weekend for Kent State’s Golden Flashes Classic. The Flames (4-7) will play three matches over two days starting with a 4 p.m. matchup with Eastern Illinois on Friday (Sept. 20).
Who: UIC vs. Eastern Illinois
Who: UIC vs. Binghamton
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 • 9 a.m. CST
Location: Kent, Ohio • Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Series History: UIC leads 1-0
Live Stats: HERE
Live Video: HERE
Who: UIC vs. Kent State
A LOOK AT THE GOLDEN FLASHES CLASSIC FIELD
Eastern Illinois (4-6)
Kent State (3-6)
UIC MATCH NOTES
LAST TIME OUT
This is the second all-tournament honor for Sternard in 2013. Sternard was also named to the All-Tournament Team at the Naval Academy’s Kristen Dickmann Invitational (Aug. 30-31).
In the four-set victory over Drake (Sept. 13), Sternard put down 11 kills on only 26 attempts to record a .308 attack percentage. The next day (Sept. 14), Sternard led the Flames with seven kills on 18 attempts against Ball State.
Sternard ranks third on UIC with 113 kills this season and tops the squad with a .263 attack percentage. Her .263 attack percentage also ranks seventh in the Horizon League. Sternard leads the team with 29 total blocks.
Sternard reached the 500-career kill milestone against Chicago State (Sept. 7) and now owns 547 career kills. Additionally, Sternard needs just two more total blocks to reach 200 in her career.
IMRIE LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN ASSISTS
Imrie’s 65-assist performance against Marshall (Sept. 6) is the most in a single match in the Horizon League this season. In the four-set win over Drake, Imrie collected 50 assists and three total blocks.
Imrie, who was named to the All-Tournament Team at the UIC Invitational (Sept. 6-7), currently ranks seventh in program history with 2,997 career assists. Imrie needs 160 more assists to move into sixth all-time in program history past Eva Svoboda (3,156 - 1992-95) and 163 assists to move into fifth ahead of Jessica Dalke (3,159 - 2008-10). If Imrie continues at her current pace, she will finish her career third in program history with over 3,850 assists.
JOHNSON IMPRESSES EARLY
Johnson finished with 18 kills on 51 attempts in the win over Drake. She also led UIC with 13 kills on 52 attempts against Iowa (Sept. 14) and ranked second on the squad with seven total blocks during the Hawkeye Challenge.
She has taken a team-high 416 swings and her 63 attempts against Marshall are the most of any Horizon League player this season. Johnson’s 3.21 kills per set rank sixth in the Horizon League and third amongst all Horizon League freshmen.
Johnson finished with 20 kills against Marshall, the most of any UIC player this season and the second highest Horizon League effort. The Champaign, Ill. native has also compiled 90 digs, which is third best on UIC. She owns three of UIC’s four double-doubles this season.
In the four-set victory over Drake, Strus compiled a season-high 24 digs. She finished the Hawkeye Challenge with a team-high 50 digs and 3.57 digs per set. Her 22 digs against Marshall is the third best five-set performance in the Horizon League this season.
Strus owns 1,075 career digs and needs 135 more digs to enter the program's Top 10. If Strus continues on her current pace, she will finish the season with over 1,300 career digs and rank sixth in program history entering her senior season.
McCoy has recorded double-digit kills in eight of UIC’s 11 matches this season. She ranks second on the squad with 114 kills and her 2.92 kills per set sit ninth in the Horizon League.
McCoy was efficient in the win over Drake with 12 kills on 28 attempts for a .321 attack percentage. She added 10 kills on 27 attempts against Iowa. McCoy owns 338 career kills and will pass the 500-career kill milestone late in the season if she continues at her current pace.
GARCIA CLOSES IN ON 1,000 CAREER DIGS
Garcia has also been UIC’s top threat from the service line as her 0.33 aces per set (14 total) ranks second in the Horizon League. Garcia’s four service aces against both Elon (Aug. 30) and Iowa rank as the Horizon League’s second best performance this season.
TOP TEAM MARKS LEAD HORIZON LEAGUE
In the season-opening victory over Elon, UIC recorded 13 aces against the Phoenix. The 13 aces are the most in a match by any Horizon League program this season.