Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#7 - Mary Dent
2010-11 Volleyball
POS.
OH
HT.
5-11
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Chicago, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Von Steuben
Mary Dent

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.

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
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
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
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
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
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo