5   Mandi Caputo
Mandi Caputo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, IL

High School:
Immaculate Heart of Mary

Last College:
DePaul University

Height:
5-6

Position:
S


2007 Highlights: Appeared in all 114 games this season. Led the Huskies in assists and service aces with 1,391 and 27, respectively. Averaged 12.20 assists per game. Holds five records in the Mid-American Conference--match highs in assists, match high in digs, and average assists per game. Caputo ranks 3rd, 7th, and 10th among the conference in most assists per match with 70, 65, and 63, respectively. Finished tenth in the conference with a single match record of 34 digs (career-best) in a five-game match versus Kent State (Oct 19). Among the conference, ranks second in average assists-per-game with 12.14. Recorded 19 matches of 40 assists or more. Earned a career-best .417 hitting percentage versus Tennessee Tech (Sep 1). Tallied season-bests in both kills, 6, and attempts, 14, in a four-game loss to Utah Valley University (Aug 31). Finished the season with 18 double-doubles of assists and digs.

2006 Highlights: Appeared in 111 out of a possible 112 games for NIU in her first season in a Huskie uniform...led NIU with 1,367 assists...was fourth in the Mid-American Conference with 12.32 assists-per-game...topped NIU with 44 service aces and was fifth in the MAC with 0.40 aces-per-game...recorded 60+ assists in six matches...had 50+ assists in seven matches...had 16 double-doubles out of a possible 29 matches...notched a season-high 68 assists in a five-game win over Miami (Nov. 4)...had seven service aces against Buffalo (Nov. 11), which was second-best in school-history for a three-game match...totaled 60 assists and tied a career-high with 23 digs in a four-game win over Ball State (Oct. 27).

2005 Highlights (DePaul): Appeared in 27 matches and 92 games at setter...topped the Blue Demons in both assists (856) and service aces (29)...was second on the team with 228 digs.

2004 Highlights (DePaul): Granted a medical redshirt after breaking her finger against Eastern Illinois in her sixth match of the season...recorded double-digit assists against Davidson, UIC and Northwestern.

Prep: Named team Most Valuable Player as both a junior and senior...two-time GCAC All-Conference selection and was named Player of the Year as a senior...pushed IHM to the GCAC Conference titles in 2002 and 2003.

Club Volleyball: Played for both 1st Alliance and Lions Club Volleyball teams...named an All-American at nationals and helped Lions Club Volleyball team to a third-place finish in the nation in 2001....was named the MVP of the Great Lakes Performance Team.

Personal: Major - Finance ... Birthdate - February 7, 1986.

Mandi Caputo's Career Highs

Three-Game Match

Kills: 5, vs. Northwestern9-10-05
Attempts: 15, vs. Marquette9-30-05
Hitting Pct: .625, vs. Northwestern9-10-05
Assists: 49, vs. Western Illinois8-26-06
Digs: 16, at West Virginia11-6-05
Total Blocks: 2, vs. three opponents2005

Kills: 7, vs. two opponents....2005
Attempts: 17, at Eastern Illinois9-21-05
Hitting Pct: .400, vs. two opponents2005-06
Assists: 66, at Kent State10-20-06
Digs: 23, vs. two opponents2006
Total Blocks: 2, vs. three opponents2005

Five-Game Match

Kills: 5, vs. South Florida10-23-05
Attempts: 13, vs. two opponents2005-06
Hitting Pct: .600, vs. Eastern Kentucky8-25-06
Assists: 71, at Western Illinois9-13-05
Digs: 19, vs. Eastern Michigan10-7-06
Total Blocks: 3, vs. two opponents2006

MANDI CAPUTO'S CAREER STATISTICS (AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS)

YEARMP-GPKK/GETAPCT.AA/GSASA/GSEREDIGDIG/GBSBATOT.B/GBEBHEPTS.
200629-111380.34121530.1701,36712.3244.40 37 0 328 2.95 113140.1341589.5
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