12 Megan Sprangers
2005: Led the Huskies with 39 service aces...had four aces against both Austin Peay State and UW-Green Bay in the opening day of the NIU Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational (Sept. 2)...was third on the squad with 313 digs...had double-digit digs in 14 out of the 33 matches she appeared in and 11 out of her last 18 matches...grabbed a season-high 24 digs in a five-game win over Ball State (Oct. 15)...garnered a team-best 16 digs in a five-game loss at the hands of Kent State (Oct. 21)...added another team-best 15 digs in a four-game win over Illinois State (Oct. 25)...was tops again with 13 digs in a three-game sweep of Miami (Nov. 5).
2004: Took on a much more pronounced role as a junior, playing in all 123 games and ranking fourth on the team with 2.59 digs per game ... set a Northern Illinois record for digs in a match by racking up 35 in just four games at Akron (Oct. 15) ... posted 14 double-digit dig efforts on the season including 16 "ups" to go along with a career-high four service aces in the season-ending loss to Ball State (Nov. 19) ... filled in as a starting outside hitter for three consecutive matches early in the season and racked up 10 kills including a career-best five to go with 14 digs and two blocks against Southeastern Conference representative South Carolina at the Duke Invitational (Sept. 11) ... set another career high with three blocks while notching 10 digs during a four-game victory over South Florida to open the UNI Panther Invite (Sept. 17) ... had arguably her best all-around match the very next night, hitting .429 with three kills, a service ace, and 18 digs versus Bradley (Sept. 18).
2003: Participated in 30 of 31 matches during her sophomore year, playing 98 games as a spot server and backup libero ... posted five or more digs in eight different matches including a pair of double-digit performances ... notched at least one dig in each of her last nine matches ... racked up 29 digs over three matches to help lead NIU to the championship of the Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational ... chipped in career-best 14 digs against Valparaiso in championship match of Comfort Inn Invite (Sept. 13) ... followed up that performance with her second twin-digit effort just over two weeks later with 12 digs versus Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 30) ... notched 16 service aces over the course of the season including a career-best three versus Western Michigan (Oct. 31) ... earned her first-career block with an assist at Central Michigan (Nov. 7) ... added two service aces and five digs in MAC Quarterfinal loss to Akron (Nov. 21).
2002: Took the court in 27 games over 14 matches as a reserve defensive specialist, gaining valuable experience during her freshman campaign ... most extensive action came at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 25), with 11 digs representing nearly 70 percent of her season total ... also played in all five games of NIU's marathon meeting with Akron (Oct. 19) ...registered four service aces in her second collegiate match--the Huskies' three-game sweep of Chicago State (Sept. 10) ... both kills came in final appearance of the year when she logged a 1.000 hitting rate at Toledo (Nov. 22).
Prep: Local product from Larkin High School in Elgin ... led LHS to a 32-5 mark and an Illinois High School Association Class AA Regional Championship in 2001 ... started on Royals' 25-10 Regional champ squad as a sophomore ... earned First-Team All-Upstate Eight Conference honors as a senior, after a second-team showing her junior season ... named to the Daily Herald and Elgin Courier News First-Team All-Area squads in 2000 and 2001 ... a standout on the basketball court, she earned three varsity letters at Larkin High ... earned Daily Herald and Elgin Courier News All-Area accolades in hoops ... voted team Most Valuable Player after leading the Royals to a 17-14 mark and a Regional title ... averaged 10.5 points and 7.5 boards per contest.
Club Volleyball: Participated for Northern Illinois Junior and First Kill Volleyball from 1997-2002 ... played for coaches Kelle McGraw and Dave Soller.
Personal: Major - Sociology ... Birthdate - April 8, 1984.