Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#4 - Sara Hughes
2004-05 Volleyball
POS.
S
HT.
5'8"
YR.
Fr.
HOMETOWN
San Antonio, Texas
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Perrysburg [Ohio] H.S.
Sara Hughes

2006: Stepped into starting role, appearing in 116 games over each of the Crusaders' 35 matches ... dished out 1,388 assists, fifth-most in a single season in Valpo history ... finished second in the league with 11.97 assists/game ... broke Valpo record for most assists in a single match Nov. 17 vs. Western Illinois, handing out 82 helpers ... also set record for most assists in a Mid-Con Tournament match with her performance against the Westerwinds ... registered second-most assists in a Mid-Con Tournament match all-time the next night with 76 assists against Oral Roberts ... handed out at least 60 assists on three other occasions ... 78 helpers Oct. 6 at Western Illinois ranks third-most in a single match in Valpo history ... recorded double-digit dig totals six times, including a career-high 17 on two occasions ... earned All-Tournament honors at the Miami Invitational ... led Valpo to two victories at the tournament, handing out 95 assists and tallying 17 digs ... a Mid-Con All-Academic Team member ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2005: Appeared in 18 games and 11 matches, backing up Mid-Con Setter of the Year Katie Bova ... named to Academic All-Conference Team ... also earned a spot on the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... second on team with 70 assists and led team with a .478 hitting percentage ... totalled 10 assists and three digs Sept. 2 against Chicago State ... registered four kills and a season-high 13 assists Oct. 15 at Centenary ... also picked up 10 digs against the Ladies ... passed out 12 assists and added seven digs Oct. 29 at Chicago State.

2004: Played in 14 games as a freshman, seeing time in 11 matches ... second on team with 99 assists ... picked up 24 assists and tallied a season-best four kills Sept. 25 against Centenary ... passed out 23 assists Oct. 15 against Oakland ... set season-high with 25 assists Oct. 22 at Centenary.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Jackets ... led team to sectional and district championships as a senior ... earned First Team All-District and First Team All-Northern Lakes League honors in 2002 and 2003 ... also earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2001 ... served three seasons as team captain, and was named team's Most Valuable Player three times ... holds school records in match, season and career aces, and match, season and career assists ... played with Toledo Volleyball Club, helping team to 81-5 record from 2000-04 ... member of National Honor Society ... was a four-year starter on basketball team ... also lettered in track.

Personal: Sara is the daughter of Dan and Mary Ann Hughes ... father is Head Coach of WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars ... majors are math and secondary education ... named to Dean's List each semester at Valpo ... earned Presidential Academic Honors in 2005 ... born April 19, 1986.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State