10   Mary Kurisch
Mary Kurisch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Crosse, Wis.

High School:
West Salem

Height:
6-2

Position:
OH/MB


11/14/2013

Huskies Cap Regular Season with Ball State, Toledo

NIU can clinch share of MAC West title with two wins and help

11/07/2013

NIU Heads to Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan

Huskies hit the road for final time in 2013 regular season

05/15/2013

Fifty Huskie Student-Athletes Earn NIU Degrees

Graduates Represent 15 Northern Illinois Teams and 25 Different Majors

03/11/2013

Scholar-Athletes of the Week (March 4-10)

Huskie student-athletes honored for excellence in academics and athletics

02/21/2013

Northern Illinois Volleyball Caps Season with Annual Banquet

Kurisch, Romo and Schepler garner team accolades

2012: Named first team All-Mid-American Conference after being named to the Preseason All-MAC squad in August... Earned a spot on the conference's all-tournament team after helping the Huskies to their third straight MAC title game... Started all 36 matches and played in all 137 sets during the season... Paced the Huskies and finished sixth in the conference with a .299 hitting percentage in 2012...Ranked third on the team by scoring a career-high 446.5 points on the year... Notched 344 kills on the front line, which was also third-best on the team... Compiled 130 blocks - 27 solo, 103 assisted... Converted 24 service aces for the Huskies, which put her third on the team for the season... Added 50 assists in 2012... Recorded career-highs in blocks (10) and points (22) against Connecticut (Sept. 8)... Participated for the second consecutive season in the China-USA Challenge Invitational Tournament in Beijing and Tianjin, China, with the BIP/USA Development Team.

2011: Started all 35 matches and saw action in all 125 sets as a middle blocker...finished first on the team while racking up career-high numbers in both solo blocks (34) and total blocks (109)...also led team with 75 block assists...ranked fourth on the team with 285 kills for a kills per set rating of 2.28...tallied a hitting percentage of .321 to finish second on team and sixth in the MAC...set career marks with 22 aces, 80 digs, and 378.5 points (third on team)...tallied nine matches with double-digit kills with a season-high 17 at Akron (Oct. 14)...totaled six matches with five or more blocks, including a season-best six on three separate occasions...grabbed a career-high eight digs against Marquette (Sep. 3)...set new career-best in aces with five versus South Dakota (Sep. 3)...compiled 20 matches with 10 or more points for the second straight season, including a season- and career-high 21.0 at Akron (Oct. 14) ... Hit .647 in the MAC Tournament semifinals vs. Ball State (Nov. 19), which is the sixth highest percentage in MAC Tournament history...earned All-MAC First Team honors for the first time ... Named an honorable mention Academic All-MAC recipient...honored as a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better) for the third straight year ... Participated in 2012 China-USA Challenge Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China, with the BIP/USA Development Team.

2010: Played in all 35 matches including 130 of 132 sets as a middle blocker...led the team with a career-high solo blocks (21), block assists (87), and total blocks (108)...finished second on the team and seventh in the conference in hitting percentage with a mark of .324...totaled a career-best 287 kills (third on team)...also set new career marks with 17 aces, 42 assists, 62 digs, and 368.5 points (third on team)...tallied eight matches with 10 or more kills with her season-high 19 versus Eastern Michigan (Nov. 19)...posted six matches with five or more blocks, including a season-best seven on four different instances...finished 20 matches with 10 or more points with the best performance of the season coming against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 19) where she finished with 20.0...was a Victory Scholar (3.50 GPA or better) ... Participated in 2011 China-USA Challenge Invitational Tournament in Beijing, China, with the BIP/USA Development Team.

2009: Appeared in 28 of 30 matches and 102 of 108 sets as a middle blocker...made Huskie debut against Western Illinois (Aug. 28), totaling four kills on nine swings with just one error, one assist, two digs, and three blocks for 6.5 points...led team in solo blocks (14)...ranked second on the team in hitting percentage (.247) and blocks with 71 (0.70/set)...ranked fourth on the team with 160 kills (1.57/set) and 202.5 points (1.99/set)...tallied two matches with 10-plus kills, including a season-high 14 against Milwaukee (Sept. 15)...had had multiple blocks in all but five matches...posted three or more blocks in a match on 12 occasions...had four-plus blocks in five matches...totaled five or more blocks three times...notched a season-best six blocks at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 13)...registered nine matches with 10 or more points, including a season-high 15.5 against Milwaukee (Sept. 15)...named a Victory Scholar (3.50 or better GPA)...participated on the Bring It Promotions/USA Development Team in June on an 11-day competitive trip to Brazil.

High School: Her prep team won three straight co-conference championships (2006-2008), three regional championships (2006-2008), sectional championship (2006) and third-place finish at state (2006)...earned Coulee Conference first team recognition during her junior and senior years...LaCrosse Tribune Player of the Year and was an honorable mention all-state selection as a senior recording 313 kills with a .458 hitting pct. to go with 114 total blocks...excelled in track and field and basketball in her freshman through junior years...helped lead West Salem to a State Championship in 2007 and was state runner up in 2008...conference winner in discus (2006-08), and shot-put (2008), while placing sixth in the state in discus her junior year...was also a state qualifier in 2007 for discus and 2008 for shot put...in basketball, named to first team all-conference and first team all-area by LaCrosse Tribune in her junior year and led her conference in scoring...member of the National Honor Society...earned high honor roll status all four years.

Club: 2005-2007 member of Club Shock...2007-2008 member of the Wisconsin Power-Sauk County coached by Ruth Leitzke.

Personal: Intends to major in math education...Birthdate - June 28, 1991...daughter of Jeffery and Pamela Kurisch.

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 19, vs. Eastern Michigan (Nov. 19, 2010)
Attempts: 40, vs. Milwaukee (Sept. 15, 2009)
Hitting Percentage: .818, two times
Assists: 6, at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 9, 2010)
Aces: 5, vs. South Dakota (Sept. 3, 2011)
Digs: 10, vs. Ohio (Nov. 17, 2012)
Blocks: 10, vs. Connecticut (Sept. 8, 2012)
Points: 22, vs. Connecticut (Sept. 8, 2012)

CAREER STATS

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