Three B1G teams will battle in Lexington
Mathews, Moster, Wicinski Honored by AVCA
Post-Game Notes- MSU vs. Kentucky
Spartans down Kentucky, 3-1
MSU travels to Lexington, Ky. for start of Championship quest
JUNIOR (2012): Second-team AVCA All-American ... Was a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten seleciton ... Ranked fourth in the NCAA in service aces per set with 0.63 and was seventh in the country in points per set with 5.33 ... Her mark of 4.43 kills per set ranked 15th nationally ... Set the single-season record for service aces at MSU with 81, besting the previous record of 75 that had stood since 1983 ... Her 571 kills was the fourth-most in a single season in the Spartan record book ... Compiled a .288 hitting percentage, the eighth-highest percentage in school history ... Finished first in the Big Ten in aces and points and was second in kills ... Led the Spartans with 10 double-doubles ... Recorded at least 10 kills in 33 of 35 matches ... Was named MVP of the Spartan Showcase with 57 kills, 13 aces and 17 digs in three matches (8/25)... Was named to the UConn Classic All-Tournament Team and had a double-double against Dartmouth and against Connecticut (9/1) ... Also named the MVP of the Spartan Invitational and had 23 kills against IPFW (9/7)... Named College of Charleston Invitational MVP and had 23 kills and seven digs against the Cougars (9/15)... Was once named Big Ten Player of the week on October 22 after having 18 kills, nine digs and two solo blocks in a 3-0 sweep at Michigan and had a season-high 29 kills, four service aces, six digs and two blocks at Ohio State ... Had 21 kills and 12 digs at Purdue (10/27) ... Recorded a season-high six service aces at Iowa (11/2) ... Recorded 13 kills and 11 digs at Minnesota (11/9) ... Had 20 kills and 10 digs against San Diego in the NCAA Tournament (11/30) ... Notched 23 kills in a 3-1 win over UCLA in the second round (12/1) ... Was selected to participate with the U.S. Women's National Volleyball A2 Program in the summer of 2013.
AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS - SOPHOMORE (2011) : First two-time All-American in MAC history; earned third team AVCA honors as a sophomore, after honorable mention recognition as a freshman ... Two-time MAC Player of the Year, first team All-MAC and first team AVCA All-Region ... As a sophomore, led the nation in points (6.18) and kills (5.34) per set, and was third in aces (0.57) ...Hit a career high .302 and posted 17 double-doubles ... Also third on the team with 329 digs (2.65 per set) and 50 blocks (0.40 per set) ... Fastest in MAC history to 1,000 career kills (54 matches) ... 2011 Academic All-Mid-American Conference.
AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS - FRESHMAN (2010): Finished sixth in the nation in kills (4.82), fifth in points (5.62) and fourth in aces (0.54) ... Also finished third on the team in digs (2.42) and fourth in blocks (0.41) ... Had 16 double-doubles in her first season ... Honored as the first player in the MAC's 30-year history to win MAC Player of the Year and MAC Freshman of the Year in the same season ... Also garnered All-MAC First Team and All-MAC Freshman Team honors... Was selected to the All-Mideast Region team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Geneva High School before attending NIU ... As a senior was named an Armour All-American, Illinois' Gatorade Player of the Year and first team all-state.
CLUB: Member of Kane County Juniors VBC ... Named MVP of 18 Gold Team in 2008 ... Earned Most Improved award on 18 Gold Team in 2007... Played at the 18s level since her sophomore year.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Rob and Gina Wicinski... Born July 15, 1992 ... Participated in Key Club in H.S ... Mother Gina played volleyball for NIU from 1983-87 and father Rob played football for NIU from 1981-85.
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