#4 Sara Hughes
|HOMETOWN||San Antonio, Texas|
|HIGH SCHOOL||Perrysburg [Ohio] H.S.|
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.