NIU wins after being down 0-2 for first time all season
2012: Earned Academic All-MAC recognition in 2012... Played in all 36 matches during the year, starting 33... Saw action in all 137 sets as a senior... Totaled 17 service aces, which accounted for all of her points scored on the year... Recorded a career-best 323 digs and 29 assists in her senior season... Posted a career-high 18 digs in the MAC Tournament semifinals against top-seeded Ohio (Nov. 17).
2011: Played in 30 of 35 matches, including 60 of 125 sets as a defensive specialist...racked up 65 digs including a season-high 12 against IUPUI (Aug. 26)...also totaled 10 digs against Cincinnati (Aug. 26)...compiled a reception percentage of .903 with 103 total receptions on the season...was a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better) for the third straight year.
2010: Saw action in 34 of 35 matches and 123 of 132 sets as a defensive specialist...finished fifth on the team with a career-high 220 digs...also set career highs in aces (16), assists (18), and points (16.0)...wrapped up the season with a career-best reception percentage of .952, good for fourth on the team...had eight matches with double-digit digs, including a season-high 15 at Toledo (Oct. 29)...was perfect on reception attempts in 18 different matches with a season-best 35 receptions coming against College of Charleston...posted a personal-best three aces in two separate matches...honored as a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better).
2009: Appeared in 28 of 30 matches and 96 of 108 sets as a defensive specialist...made Huskie debut against Western Illinois (Aug. 28) and was perfect in three reception attempts...tied for third on the team in aces (11)...totaled two matches with two or more aces...tallied 154 digs (1.60/set)...notched first match with double digit digs against DePaul (Sept. 22) with 10...had four matches with 10 or more digs...posted a season high 17 digs at Bowling Green (Nov. 11)...registered first collegiate kill at Buffalo (Oct. 16)...had first career dig and ace against Southern Illinois (Aug. 28)...recognized as a Victory Scholar (3.50 or better GPA).
High School: Led Mother McAuley to a 48-0 girls Catholic Athletics Conference record in her four years, winning three straight regional and sectional championships along with two consecutive super-sectional championships...led Mother McAuley to second and third place finishes in state in 2007 and 2008, respectively...named to GCAG first team all-conference as a junior and senior...selected to Southtown Star all-area Team and Rich East All-Tournament Team as a senior...earned honor roll recognition all four years...member of National Honor Society.
Club: Participated in the 1st Alliance VBC.
Personal: Intends to major in physical therapy...Birthdate - February 13, 1991...daughter of Sara Hayes...her sister, Ellen, played volleyball at DePaul University and other sister, Julie, played softball at St. Norbert College.