#8 Jenny Pokorny
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Geneva|
2010: Appeared in all 130 sets over 35 matches as a junior, the only Crusader to appear in every set over the course of the season ... named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-Midwest Region honoree ... selected to the Horizon League All-League Team ... two-time Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20, Oct. 18) ... named to All-Tournament Teams at La Salle Invitational and Bradley CEFCU Classic ... led the Horizon League, averaging 10.48 assists/set, a mark that ranked 63rd nationally ... season total of 1,363 assists was the sixth-best single-season effort in Valpo history ... through three seasons, ranks eighth on Valpo’s career assists chart ... also posted 2.78 digs/set, 1.40 kills/set and 0.47 blocks/set while hitting at a team-best .278 clip as a junior ... posted double figures in assists in all 35 matches, digs 15 times and kills twice ... registered 16 double-doubles over the course of the year ... picked up second career triple-double Oct. 16 at Wright State, tallying 36 asssists, a career-high 11 kills (on .346 hitting) and 10 digs, as well as a then career-best five blocks ... registered five double-doubles (all assists/digs) in season’s first six matches ... had 44 or more assists in seven straight matches Sept. 11-Oct. 2 ... stretch also contained top three efforts in digs on the season, highlighted by a season-high 21 Sept. 25 against IUPUI ... also registered 20 digs Sept. 18 against Butler and 19 at Milwaukee Oct. 1 ... approached a triple-double Oct. 2 at Green Bay, hitting .500 with 10 kills to go with 45 assists while chipping in eight digs ... tallied 18 digs in home victory over Green Bay Oct. 29 ... posted at least four blocks in four straight matches Nov. 5-13, culminating in a career-best six rejections at Loyola Nov. 13 ... also matched career-best effort with four aces against the Ramblers ... tallied five or more kills on 22 occasions, while committing one attack error or less 26 times ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention during both the fall and spring semesters.
2009: Played in 97 sets over 32 of Valpo’s 33 matches during sophomore campaign ... served as a true utility player, seeing action on the right side and in the back row in addition to some play at setter ... ranked second on the team in assists/set (2.23) and third in digs/set (2.54) ... finished 10th in the Horizon League in assists/set ... picked up 246 digs on the year after registering just 20 during her freshman year ... registered double figures in digs 10 times and assists eight times ... also had seven matches with five or more kills ... set new career high with four blocks while also picking up 11 assists, eight digs and six kills Sept. 5 vs. Centenary ... handed out season-best 21 assists Oct. 2 against Butler ... registered first double-double of career Oct. 7 in win over Milwaukee, going for a career-high 24 digs along with 13 assists ... also tallied six kills and four blocks against the Panthers ... reached double figures in digs in eight of Valpo’s final 13 matches ... became first Crusader since 2005 to register a triple-double, accomplishing the feat Oct. 31 against Oakland ... ended match against the Golden Grizzlies with a line of 12 digs, 12 assists and 10 kills while hitting at a .476 clip and also totaling four rejections ... set new career high with four service aces on just 21 serves Nov. 7 against Loyola ... posted 21 digs in regular season finale Nov. 14 at Green Bay ... earned Horizon League Academic Honor Roll mention during both the fall and spring semesters.
2008: Saw action in 51 sets over 22 matches as a freshman for the Crusaders … helped Valpo to top national ranking in both kills/set and assists/set … averaged 3.00 assists/set on the season … posted seven matches with at least 10 assists … chipped in immediately during her first weekend as a Crusader, handing out 10 assists Aug. 30 against IPFW in a Valpo victory … split time at setter in the 6-2 at the adidas Classic, hosted by Indiana, as the Crusaders went 2-1 … dished out 16 assists while also registering three kills and two blocks against the host Hoosiers Sept. 5 … recorded 24 assists and a season-best four digs as Valpo upset Louisville Sept. 5 … closed tournament with 15 assists and three kills in win over Wake Forest Sept. 6 … handed out 15 assists at Green Bay Sept. 26 … put together solid all-around match at Chicago State Nov. 14, setting season bests with 34 assists, four kills and three blocks.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Vikings ... set Geneva record and ranks ninth in Illinois state history with 2,511 career assists ... posted 777 assists, 87 blocks and 38 service aces as a senior, all of which led the Vikings ... named team MVP in 2007 ... earned honorable mention All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times ... received All-Area accolades from the Daily Herald and the Kane County Chronicle in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... a three-time All-Conference honoree ... helped lead Geneva to conference and regional championships as a junior ... Vikings also advanced to state quarterfinals in 2006 ... set Vikings' single-season assists record with 896 assists in 2006 ... a two-year captain ... earned team Defensive Player of the Year and Most Improved honors as a sophomore ... a two-time Academic All-Conference honoree ... member of National Honor Society ... played club volleyball for Kane County Juniors Club.
Personal: Jenny is the daughter of Ray and Anne Pokorny ... major is social work ... has earned Presidential academic honorsand been named to the Dean’s List during her time at Valpo ... born May 26, 1990.