#8 - Allison Sears
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2007: Appeared in 37 games over Valpo's first 11 matches before suffering season-ending injury ... averaged 4.16 kills and 1.11 blocks/game on the year ... also registered 16 service aces after posting just two in her first two seasons combined ... surpassed double figures in kills in 10 of 11 matches ... registered at least three blocks in 10 matches as well ... kicked off season with 16-kill, six-block effort versus Miami Aug. 24 ... also tallied a career-best four aces against the RedHawks ... put up a season-best 19 kills in win versus Binghamton Sept. 1 ... hit .450 with 12 kills and added a season-high eight blocks against St. Francis Sept. 1 ... earned All-Tournament accolades at Valparaiso's own Popcorn Classic after totaling 42 kills and 10 blocks over the tournament's three matches ... earned Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honors on September 17 after being named to the All-Tournament Team at the Bowling Green Best Western Invitational the previous weekend ... hit a season-best .625 with 17 kills in opener versus Duquesne ... followed with 13 kills on .579 hitting the next morning against DePaul ... had already registered 12 terminations and three blocks through the first three games before getting hurt against Bowling Green ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.
2006: Played in 123 games over 34 matches during sophomore campaign ... finished among team's leaders in kills/game (3.03, 3rd) and blocks/game (0.91, 2nd) ... ranked seventh in the Mid-Con in both categories ... reached double digits in kills 22 times ... tallied five or more blocks in eight matches ... named to Chicagoland Classic All-Tournament team after posting 35 kills and 13 blocks over the tournament's three matches ... enjoyed a stellar outing Sept. 2 against Idaho, setting career highs with 22 kills and nine blocks ... registered 17 kills on .412 hitting Sept. 16 at Western Carolina ... posted 10 kills and eight blocks Sept. 30 against Centenary ... hit at a .562 clip with 11 kills Oct. 14 versus Chicago State ... registered 19 kills Oct. 17 against Illinois State ... hit .522 with 14 kills Nov. 17 versus Western Illinois ... named to Miami Invitational All-Tournament squad to close out season ... posted 14 kills against Fairfield before tallying 15 markers on .583 hitting against the hosts ... .583 hitting percentage is the third-highest in a four-game match in Valpo history ... a Mid-Con All-Academic Team member ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
2005: Appeared in only 14 games and nine matches as a freshman after suffering an ACL tear before enrolling at Valpo ... named to Mid-Con's Academic All-Conference Team ... third on team with .266 hitting percentage ... began collegiate career Sept. 30 at home against Chicago State, recording three kills on six attacks ... posted season highs in kills (9), digs (4), solo blocks (1) and total blocks (5) in three games at Centenary, Oct. 15 ... picked up three more kills Oct. 29 at Chicago State, adding three digs ... put down eight kills on 14 attacks Nov. 11 against Centenary ... played in one game Nov. 25 against Fairfield, recording five kills.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Crimson Chargers ... led Memorial to three-straight Northern Lakes Conference Championships (2002-04) ... Chargers won Sectional and Regional Championships in 2003, finishing as State Finalists ... earned First Team All-Conference honors four consecutive years ... named to All-State First Team as junior and senior ... named team's co-Most Valuable Player in 2003 and 2004, sharing honors with Crusader teammate Brittany Marks ... named to Academic All-Conference and All-State teams as a senior ... holds school records for single-season kills (451 in 2003), single-season blocks (132 in 2003), career kills (1,260) and career blocks (385) ... named a Kiwanis Athlete of the Month in 2003 ... ... a two-time First Team All-Northern Lakes Conference selection in basketball and softball, earning four letters in each sport ... ranks second in school history in career rebounds and sixth in career scoring ... holds school's single-season triples and stolen bases record ... class valedictorian ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Allison is the daughter of Craig and Karen Sears ... major is elementary education ... brother, Kyle, played basketball for four years at Bethel College in Elkhart, earning Second Team All-Conference honors as a senior ... born October 2, 1986.
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