14   Maddie Hughes
Maddie Hughes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Charles, Ill.

High School:
North

Height:
5-8

Position:
DS / L


2010: Played in all 35 matches and 131 of 132 sets as libero...set career-high in digs with 597 (first on team, fourth in MAC, 98th in the nation) to finish second on the Huskie single-season list...finished her career with 2,226 digs, good for second on the NIU all-time list and fifth on the MAC all-time list...had a single-season-best 34 digs at Western Michigan (Nov. 4)...played 17 matches without committing a reception error...had a reception percentage of .960 (second on team) with only 20 errors on 502 attempts...accomplished double-figure digs in all but seven matches...tallied at least 25 digs six times on the season...notched career-best marks in assists (38) and aces (25)...earned All-MAC second team honors for the second straight year...recognized as a Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 GPA).

2009: Appeared in all 30 matches and 108 sets as libero...earned Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year award for first time in program history...named to second team All-MAC...took home the MAC's first ever West Division Defensive Player of the Week honor (Aug. 31) after racking up 75 digs (5.00/set) with only two errors in 103 reception attempts over four matches (15 sets) as NIU went 3-1 at the NIU Invitational, which also led to an all-invite team selection...garnered all-tournament recognition at the Lady Topper Volleyball Invitational after compiling 46 digs (5.11/set) and one reception error in three matches...earned MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 5) after digging 48 balls (6.86/set) and having no reception errors in matches against Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio)...named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 19) after totaling 42 digs (5.25/set) and no reception errors in a pair of NIU wins at Buffalo and Akron...led the league in digs (4.95/set) overall and during MAC play only (5.32/set)...ranked 36th in the nation in digs...had double-figure digs in all but three matches...tallied 30 or more digs twice...had 20 or more digs 11 times...set a career high with 34 digs against Western Michigan (Oct. 31)...recorded the second best three-set digs total in NIU history with 25 at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 13)...established a career-best 31 assists...posted a .969 reception percentage, making only 18 errors in 583 reception attempts...has three of the top five single season digs totals in program history (No. 2: 575 in 2007, No. 5: 519 in 2008, and No. 4: 535 in 2009)...ranks second all-time at NIU in career digs (1,629)...recognized as a Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 GPA).

2008: Appeared in all 32 matches and 117 sets as the libero...recorded a team-high 519 digs along with a career-best 27 assists and 17 aces, and 19 points...averaged 4.44 digs/set (ranked seventh in MAC) and 0.23 assists/set...registered double-digit digs in all but the first three matches and had 20-plus digs eight times...tallied a season-best 29 digs against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 7)...had a career-high five assists against DePaul (Sept. 23)...earned an all-invite team selection at the NIU Invite II as she recorded double-digit digs in all four matches for a total of 56...ranks 10th all-time at NIU with 1,094 career digs in just two seasons.

2007:
Appeared in all 112 games for the Huskies as both a defensive specialist and libero...finished first on the squad in digs with 559 and fifth in assists with 23...earned a spot in the record books, ranking second all-time in digs in a season with 559...ranked fifth in the MAC in digs per game with 4.95...finished the season with 23 assists, fifth on the team...recorded a career-high 31 digs in a four-game win versus Western Michigan (Oct. 25)...tallied double-digit digs in 26 of 28 matches and obtained 20 or more digs in 10was a Huskie Scholar with a 3.00-3.49 GPA.

High School: Two-time selection to the Daily Herald All-Area first team...collected 88 kills, 212 digs, 39 aces and 24 assists to help St. Charles North to the 2006 IHSA Class AA Supersectionals and Upstate Eight Conference title with a record of 31-9...named the team MVP as a junior...was a first-team all-conference selection as a junior and two-time academic all-conference selection.

Club:
Competed for Club Fusion and was a member of the 17-under squad that placed second overall in the Junior Olympic Open Division in 2006...named to the All-Tournament squad at the 15-under Junior Olympics.

Personal: Major - Nursing...Birthdate - September 30, 1988...daughter of Michael and Margaret Hughes.

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 2, at Eastern Michigan, Nov. 2, 2007
Attempts: 3, three times
Hitting Percentage: 1.000, 11 times
Assists: 5, at DePaul, Sept. 23, 2008
Aces: 3, vs. Western Illinois, Aug. 26, 2007
Digs: 34, vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2009
Blocks: N/A
Points: 4, vs. Western Illinois, Aug. 26, 2007

CAREER STATS

YEAR MP-SP K K/S E TA PCT. A A/S SA SA/S SE RE TA PCT. DIG DIG/S BS BA TOT. B/S BE BHE PTS. PTS./S
2007 31-116 11 0.09 3 27 .296 24 0.21 16 0.14 25 37 N/A N/A 575 4.96 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 27.0 0.23
2008 32-117 2 0.02 3 12 -.083 27 0.23 17 0.14 21 24 N/A N/A 519 4.44 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 19.0 0.16
2009 30-108 6 0.06 2 16 .250 31 0.29 11 0.10 21 18 583 .969 535 4.95 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 17.0 0.16
CAREER 93-341 19 0.06 8 55 .200 82 0.24 44 0.13 67 79 N/A N/A 1,629 4.78 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 63.0 0.18