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#7 - Mary Dent
2011-12 Volleyball
POS.
OH
HT.
5'11"
YR.
Jr.
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 Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 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 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
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
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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