Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#1 - Andrea Balsis
2010-11 Volleyball
POS.
DS
HT.
5-8
YR.
Sr.
HOMETOWN
Benton Harbor, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Coloma
Andrea Balsis

2009: Played in 80 sets as a junior for Valpo, appearing in 32 of the team’s 33 matches ... ranked fourth on the team with 2.26 digs/set ... matched previous career high of nine digs Sept. 4 vs. Texas A&M-CC and Sept. 5 vs. South Dakota ... would go on to pick up double figure dig totals in five matches ... matched career best with three assists Sept. 5 vs. South Dakota ... tallied a pair of service aces in three straight matches Sept. 12-18 ... registered 10 digs Sept. 12 at Southern Illinois, 16 digs Sept. 18 at Youngstown State and 10 digs Sept. 19 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore in three consecutive matches ... set new career high with 20 digs Sept. 25 in five-set win over Wright State ... also recorded 10 digs Oct. 7 against Milwaukee in just two sets ... totaled season-high four kills Nov. 10 against Chicago State ... earned a spot on the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester.

2008: Saw action in 22 matches for the Crusaders as a sophomore, stepping on the court for 47 sets … saw action mainly as a back-row substitute … registered six digs in Crusaders’ victory over Notre Dame in Shamrock Invitational championship Aug. 31 … set then-career highs with nine digs and three assists to go along with a pair of aces Sept. 13 at WKU … picked up four digs in sweep of Youngstown State Oct. 4 … had a standout all-around match Nov. 14 at Chicago State, matching her career high with 11 kills on .364 hitting … also tallied career bests of 22 attacks and four blocks, while recording five digs as well in the sweep of the Cougars … closed season by registering seven digs in sweep of Western Michigan Nov. 29.

2007: Appeared in 19 games over 12 matches during her freshman campaign ... hit .240 on the season in limited action ... averaged 1.11 kills, 0.58 aces and 0.63 digs per game ... debuted Aug. 25 in match at Illinois State ... put together best match of first season Sept. 1 against St. Francis (N.Y.) ... shone from the service line against the Terriers, registering seven service aces in the sweep ... seven aces is second-most in a three-game match in Valpo history and third-most in any length match ... had just one collegiate serve prior to stepping to the service line 28 times against St. Francis ... also posted a career-best 11 kills on .450 hitting in the sweep of the Terriers ... chipped in five digs and two blocks as well ... posted a pair of kills as well as three more aces Sept. 14 against Duquesne ... put up four kills and two digs in sweep of DePaul Sept. 15 ... registered a pair of digs Oct. 2 versus Cleveland State ... tallied two kills in win over Butler on Oct. 19.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Comets ... earned First Team All-Conference honors all four seasons ... earned All-District and All-Region accolades as a junior and as a senior ... led Comets to four straight conference championships ... Coloma won district and region titles her senior year ... team went 63-4 in her senior season ... holds school single-season (882) and career (2,090) kills records ... marks rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in Michigan state history ... also earned letters in softball (three), basketball (three), equestrian (three) and track (two) ... a two-time First Team All-Conference performer in softball and track ... was a member of the two-time Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association state champions ... class valedictorian ... a member of National Honor Society ... a Wendy's Heisman High School Scholar-Athlete finalist.

Personal: Balsis is the daughter of David and Marilou Balsis ... majors are biology and pre-dental ... born Aug. 1, 1988.

Season sp-mp k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s se
2007................ 19-12 21 1.11 9 50 .240 0 0.00 11 0.58 7
2008................ 47-22 11 0.23 4 26 .269 6 0.13 5 0.11 20
2009................ 80-32 5 0.06 3 28 .071 14 0.17 14 0.17 26
TOTAL............... 146-66 37 0.25 16 104 .202 20 0.14 30 0.21 53
 
Season dig d/s re bs ba tb b/s be bhe
2007................ 12 0.63 2 0 2 2 0.11 1 1
2008................ 47 1.00 3 1 3 4 0.09 0 0
2009................ 181 2.26 21 0 0 0 0.00 0 1
TOTAL............... 240 1.64 26 1 5 6 0.04 1 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 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo