Lizzie Zaleski

#6 Lizzie Zaleski

Pos. S/RS
Ht. 6-0
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Oak Lawn, Ill.
High School Marist

2016: Competed in all 82 sets over Valpo's first 21 matches of the season before suffering season-ending injury ... finished year with 540 total assists, averaging 6.59 assists/set - ninth-best in the Horizon League ... also tallied 194 digs (2.37/set) and 62 kills ... registered 13 double-doubles on the year ... matched or surpassed freshman-year best for assists four times in the season's first six matches - 23 versus CSU Bakersfield (Aug. 26), 30 at Army West Point (Aug. 27), 30 at Troy (Sept. 2) and 38 versus Austin Peay (Sept. 3) ... matched her career high with 38 assists two more times on the year - Sept. 9 against Central Michigan and Oct. 8 at Wright State in her final match of the season ... in all, reached double figures in assists 20 times, including 20 or more on 15 occasions ... opened season with three consecutive double-doubles at the Black Knights Invitational Aug. 26-27 ... named to All-Tournament Team at Troy's Trojan Invitational Sept. 2-3 ... picked up a career-best 13 digs against Austin Peay on Sept. 3 to go with her career high in assists, and matched it with 13 digs the very next match Sept. 9 against SE Missouri State ... totaled 35 assists, 11 digs, and five kills on just 11 swings Sept. 17 against UNC Greensboro ... approached a triple-double in Horizon League play at UIC Sept. 24 with 32 assists, 10 digs, and season highs of nine kills and four blocks ... hit .467 with eight kills Oct. 1 versus Cleveland State ... member of the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Appeared in 76 sets over 28 matches as a freshman for the Crusaders ... hit .214 with 1.36 kills/set while also tallying 47 digs and 30 blocks ... registered eight kills in win over Eastern Kentucky Aug. 29 before tallying three blocks versus Troy later the same day ... set season high with 11 assists Sept. 4 in win over NJIT ... tallied season-best six digs Oct. 10 versus Green Bay ... posted five kills on .444 hitting and season-best seven blocks in Oct. 13 sweep of Chicago State ... set season high with 11 kills Oct. 16 at Cleveland State and matched that total the very next day at Youngstown State, hitting at a .375 clip against the Penguins ... recorded eight kills and five blocks in opening win over Milwaukee at Horizon League Championship Nov. 20 ... posted nine kills the next day in semifinal victory over Oakland.

Prep: A four-year letter winner for the Redhawks ... named team MVP as a senior ... earned All-Conference honors in each of her final two years ... First Team All-Area choice by the Chicago Sun-Times and the SouthTown Star following senior campaign ... MVP of the 2014 SportsTown Chicago All-Star Game ... earned AAU All-American honors multiple times playing club volleyball ... played club for Michio Chicago Volleyball Academy and 1st Alliance VBC ... also earned two letters in basketball.

Personal: Lizzie is the daughter of Al and Maureen Zaleski ... major is nursing.