#7 Mary Dent
|HOMETOWN||Long Grove, Ill.|
|HIGH SCHOOL||Von Steuben|
2011: Saw action in 85 sets over 32 matches as a junior for the Crusaders ... posted 2.19 kills/set ... reached double figures in kills on seven occasions ... matched career best with 15 kills in win over Evansville Sept. 3 ... later matched her career high with 15 kills again on Oct. 25 at IUPUI ... hit .346 with 12 kills in sweep at UIC Oct. 14 ... posted 10 kills Oct. 22 at Green Bay and Nov. 5 at Cleveland State ... also registered 10 kills in Horizon League semifinal against Milwaukee Nov. 19 ... put up 14 kills in non-league action at Chicago State Nov. 8 ... set new career high with seven digs Oct. 14 at UIC, a mark she matched Oct. 25 at IUPUI and Nov. 8 at Chicago State ... also picked up a career-best four blocks against the Cougars.
2010: Appeared in 54 sets over 27 matches during her sophomore campaign at Valpo ... averaged 1.26 kills/set for the Crusaders ... tallied four kills on .500 hitting in tournament-clinching victory at Bradley Sept. 11 ... made first start of season a standout effort, leading all players and smashing her previous career high with 15 kills on .282 hitting in sweep of Youngstown State Oct. 10 ... also registered her first career service ace against the Penguins, while setting a season high with five digs ... also earned start Oct. 15 at Butler ... posted six kills and matched her season high with five digs in three-set win Oct. 29 over Green Bay ... tallied five kills in just two sets Nov. 5 at Youngstown State ... closed season with three kills on just five swings at Western Michigan Nov. 27.
2009: Saw action in 34 sets spanning 17 matches as a rookie for the Crusaders ... averaged 1.32 kills/set in limited action ... stood out in pair of matches against league regular season champion Cleveland State, combining for 14 kills on .400 hitting against the Vikings ... earned first career start Sept. 5 vs. Centenary, posting five kills ... put down five terminations on just nine swings Sept. 26 against CSU ... played in all four sets Oct. 23 at Cleveland State, tallying a career-high nine kills while swinging at a .381 clip ... also set career best with three blocks against the Vikings ... started both matches in the final weekend of league regular season action, picking up eight kills Nov. 13 at Milwaukee and seven kills Nov. 14 at Green Bay ... set career high with six digs in the latter match.
Prep: Won four letters with the Panthers … a three-time All-Area honoree … also earned First Team All-City honors each of her final three seasons … named a preseason top-50 player by the Chicago Sun-Times prior to her senior campaign … holds school records for single-match, single-season and career kills, as well as career hitting percentage and kill percentage … played five years of club volleyball for Powerhouse VBC … helped guide the Powerhouse 18 Black squad to a top-five finish at AAU Nationals in 2007 … also earned one letter in soccer.
Personal: Mary is the daughter of Richard Dent and Leslie Minier … major is communication … born Dec. 14, 1990.