#1 Jill Meyer
|HOMETOWN||Crystal Lake, Ill.|
2007: Appeared in 32 matches for the Crusaders, stepping on the floor for 121 games ... averaged 2.20 kills/game and 0.42 blocks/game in the first regular playing time of her career ... reached double figures in kills 11 times on the year ... kicked off season with strong performance against Miami Aug. 24, hitting .389 with eight kills ... represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team at the Western New York Invitational ... picked up 30 kills over the tournament's three matches while hitting at a .306 clip ... tallied career-best five blocks in Valpo's Horizon League debut versus UIC Sept. 21 ... helped Crusaders to sweep of Loyola Sept. 22 with a then-career high 15 kills ... posted 13 kills in win at Wright State Sept. 27 ... registered a career-best 16 terminations to go along with four blocks in victory at Green Bay Oct. 6 ... posted at least ten kills in three straight matches starting with the win over the Phoenix ... stepped up for Valpo in the Horizon League Championship ... tallied ten kills in Crusaders' quarterfinal win over Butler Nov. 16 ... stood out on the right side to help Valpo take down host Milwaukee Nov. 17, posting 13 kills with a .407 hitting percentage ... a member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters.
2006: Played in 23 matches for the Crusaders, appearing in 36 games ... totaled 38 kills and 16 blocks on the season ... tallied five kills at Iowa State Sept. 8 while hitting at a .444 clip ... picked up three markers Sept. 16 at Western Carolina ... matched career high with seven kills Oct. 7 at UMKC, hitting .294 while also setting a career best with four blocks ... matched her career high in blocks in her very next match, Oct. 14 versus Chicago State ... also picked up four kills against the Cougars ... a Mid-Con All-Academic Team member ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
2005: Appeared in 23 games and 12 matches as a freshman ... named to Academic All-Mid-Continent Conference team ... had at least three kills in 10 of 12 matches ... totalled 14 kills and four blocks over three matches at the Blue Demon Invitational, Sept. 2-3 ... picked up four kills in first career match, helping Crusaders to win over Evansville, Sept. 2 ... added three more kills later that day against Chicago State ... set a career-high with seven kills and two blocks Sept. 3 at DePaul ... posted three kills and career-high three digs Sept. 10 against Drake as part of the Popcorn Classic ... saw action in one game against #11 UCLA on Sept. 16, putting down four kills on only eight attacks ... added three kills on four attacks at UMKC, Sept. 23 ... matched career-high with seven kills and two blocks to go along with a new career-high in assists (4) Oct. 15 at Centenary ... racked up three kills Oct. 29 at Chicago State.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Gators ... led team to Fox Valley Conference Championship as a senior ... earned First Team All-Conference honors in 2004 and was named to All-Fox Valley Area team ... awarded Second Team All-Area recognition from the Chicago Sun Times as a senior ... also picked up Honorable Mention All-Area accolades from the Northwest Herald ... picked up Academic All-Fox Valley Conference honors ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Jill is the daughter of Ken and Margie Meyer ... majors are art history and public relations ... named to Dean's List and has earned Presidential Honors each semester at Valpo ... born October 10, 1986.