#7 Brittany Malicoat
Enters 2008 season second in Crusader history with 1,688 career digs and tenth with 113 career service aces.
2007: Appeared in 128 games as a junior, the second straight year she played in every Crusader game ... named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year ... also earned a spot on the Horizon League All-League team after breaking her own school record with 740 digs on the season ... also smashed previous Horizon League single-season mark of 579 digs ... finished 23rd in the nation with an average of 5.78 digs/game ... led Valpo in digs in each of its first 14 matches of the season, extending her streak to 56 straight matches pacing the Crusaders in the category ... led the Crusaders in digs on 30 occasions ... registered at least ten digs in each of Valpo's 33 matches ... surpassed 20 digs in 22 matches, and posted at least 30 digs six times ... also led the Crusaders with 44 service aces on the season ... average of 0.34 aces/game ranked second in the Horizon League ... earned league Defensive Player of the Week accolades Sept. 3 after posting 56 digs over three matches at the Western New York Invitational ... surpassed the 1,000 dig plateau late in match Aug. 31 at Buffalo ... recorded 31 digs Sept. 1 in win over Binghamton ... registered 27 digs in Valpo's Horizon League debut Sept. 21, a five-game win over UIC ... tallied six service aces in sweep of Bradley Sept. 25, tied for the third-most aces in a three-game match in Valpo history ... picked up 39 digs in five-game match versus Youngstown State Oct. 3, the most digs in a five-game match and second-most in any length match all-time at Valpo ... followed with a 37-dig performance Oct. 6 at Green Bay, second-most digs in a four-game match in Crusader history ... named league Defensive Player of the Week for a second time on Oct. 22 after recording 33 digs against Butler and 24 against Wright State ... posted 32 digs Oct. 26 against Milwaukee ... recorded 31 digs at Youngstown State on Nov. 2, giving her 70 digs in two matches versus the Penguins on the year ... earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week accolades Nov. 12 after putting up 27 digs in back-to-back victories at Loyola and UIC to close the regular season ... registered 28 digs in Valpo's win over Milwaukee in the Horizon League Championship ... picked up 64 digs over the tournament's three matches to earn All-Tournament honors ... named to Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters.
2006: Appeared in all 126 games for the Crusaders, one of just two Valpo players to appear in every game ... earned Second Team All Mid-Con honors ... broke Crusader single-season record for digs with 675, 73 more than Sara Silcox's previous record ... dig total was also the second highest single-season mark in conference history ... led Valpo in digs in each of its 35 matches, extending her streak to 42 straight matches pacing the Crusaders in the category ... ranked fourth in Mid-Con with 0.37 service aces/game ... tallied at least 25 digs in nine matches ... earned Chicagoland Classic All-Tournament honors after tallying 63 digs over three matches, including 26 Aug. 26 against Loyola ... also earned Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week accolades for her performance that weekend ... received All-Tournament honors the next weekend as well, posting 71 digs in three matches at the Shamrock Invitational ... set a new Crusader record for digs in a three-game match Sept. 9, picking up 30 digs against Drake ... registered 33 digs Sept. 29 against Oral Roberts ... tied a Mid-Con Tournament record with 62 digs over the tournament's two matches ... set a new career high with 34 digs Nov. 17 versus Western Illinois ... a Mid-Con All-Academic Team member ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
2005: Saw time in 67 games as a freshman, spanning 27 matches ... named to Mid-Continent Conference All-Freshman team ... averaged team-high 4.07 digs/game and finished third on team with 22 service aces ... first of 15 double-digit dig match performances came Aug. 27 vs. Central Michigan ... racked up 20 digs Sept. 30 against Chicago State, the first of four 20+ dig efforts ... totalled 13 digs Oct. 5 at #10 Notre Dame before adding 15 more and three assists Oct. 7 at Oakland ... for her efforts at Oakland and Notre Dame, earned the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 10 ... grabbed 17 digs and lone kill of the season Oct. 28 at IUPUI ... picked up at least 10 digs in each of last seven matches of the season, including 23 and 22 on back-to-back nights at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
Prep: A three-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 Second Team All-State honors in 2004 after placing on the First Team in 2003 ... named First Team All-Northern Lakes Conference as a junior and senior ... set school records in single-season digs (519) and aces (105) in 2004 ... named team's co-Most Valuable Player as in 2003 and 2004, sharing honor with Crusader teammate Allison Sears both years ... served as team captain for two years ... named Most Valuable Player of 2004 Marquette Girls Volleyball Invitational ... named a Kiwanis Athlete of the Month twice during her prep career ... traveled with Shank You Volleyball Club for eight years, a team that included seven future Division I players ... also lettered in tennis.
Personal: Brittany married her husband, Bobby Malicoat, in December of 2006 ... is the daughter of Mike and Linda Marks ... majors are art history and public relations ... born February 23, 1987.