2013 Illinois Volleyball Year-In-Review
Illinois will face Big Ten-foe Purdue Friday at State Farm Center in the NCAA Regional Semifinal
Illinois moves on to face No. 22 Marquette on Saturday night
Beltran clinches fourth straight season on Illinois' top-10 digs list
Illinois captured its eighth win over a ranked opponent in 2013
Photos from the Illinois vs. Michigan State match at Huff Hall.
Photos from the Illinois vs. Ohio State 'Workout for a Cure' match at Huff Hall
Photos from the Illinois vs. Nebraska match at Huff Hall
Photos from the Illinois vs. Iowa match at the State Farm Center
Photos from the Illinois vs. Texas match at Huff Hall
2013: Academic All-District First Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in 31 matches on the season, starting all but one ... Was limited early in the season due to offseason knee surgery, but improved radically week-by-week as the season wore on ... Posted her third-straight season with 100+ blocks, 100+ kills and hitting over .300, attacking at a .335 clip with 111 kills, 106 blocks, eight digs and three assists ... Finished her junior year ranked sixth all-time at Illinois in career hitting percentage (.351), 10th in block assists (385) and 12th in total blocks (399) ... Ranked 10th in Big Ten in blocks during conference play, averaging 1.04 per set ... Played in two of three matches at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational. Exploded for six kills on seven swings (.857) and six blocks to help propel Illinois to a victory over No. 17 Kentucky ... Put up five blocks against No. 14 San Diego, then hit .375 with four kills against No. 11 Iowa State at the Iowa State Challenge ... Hit .455 with seven kills and three blocks against No. 6 Washington ... Entered the lineup in the third set at Duke and proceeded to go 5-for-6 to hit .833 over the final two sets ... Opened Big Ten play on a high note, hitting .583 with eight kills against Iowa, then hit .500 against No. 12 Nebraska, scoring on her first three swings ... Registered seven blocks at No. 14 Michigan, tabbing a career-high three solo blocks and putting up four stuffs in the must-win fourth set ... Recorded a team-high six blocks at No. 20 Purdue, then hit .667 with five kills and four blocks at Indiana the following night ... Stuffed five blocks against No. 4 Penn State, and tabbed her first assist of the season ... Tallied six kills, five blocks, a dig and an assist at Northwestern ... Hit .857 with six kills on seven swings to go with six blocks in the win over No. 13 Michigan State ... Registered five block assists against Indiana, then hit .400 with four blocks against No. 18 Purdue ... Put up six block assists at No. 2 Penn State ... Hit .571 with a season-high eight kills and no errors to go along with six blocks against Marquette in the NCAA Second Round ... Became just the fourth Illini in program history to earn multiple Academic All-District First Team honors, claiming the ward for the second-straight season.
2012: Academic All-District First Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Dayton Flyer Classic All-Tournament Team ... Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Started 27 matches as a sophomore, tallying 180 kills, 106 blocks, 11 digs and eight assists ... Hit .383 on the season, which ranks ninth all-time at Illinois ... Finished fourth in the Big Ten and 19th in the nation in hitting percentage ... Hit at least .400 in 14 matches on the season, including a streak of eight straight to start September ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Dayton Flyer Classic after leading the Illini with a .375 attack percentage to go along with 18 kills and nine blocks ... Hit .421 with 10 kills and eight blocks vs. Iowa State on Sept. 1 ... Named to the all-tournament team again at the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge, hitting over .400 in both matches, including registering nine kills and eight blocks against Louisville ... Selected to her third all-tournament team at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational, after leading the tournament with a .622 hitting percentage on the weekend ... Notched a then-season-high 13 kills against Wisconsin, earning just two errors on 23 swings to hit .478 ... Topped her season best with 14 kills at No. 13 Purdue, again hitting .478 ... Hit .526 with 12 kills at No. 15 Ohio State ... Never had more than three attack errors in a match, and had three matches with 15+ swings and no errors.
2011: Big Ten Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week (10/10) ... Middle Tennessee State Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Returned from ACL injury to start at one of the middle blocker positions ...Tallied six block assists vs. both St. Mary's and UCSB ... Had 10 kills and hit .529 vs. Dayton ... Named to the all-tournament team at the MTSU Invitational after hitting .551 with 29 kills and 18 blocks in three wins ... Led the Illini in total blocks (183) and hitting percentage (.344) ... Hit at least .500 in 14 matches ... Ranked 3rd in the Big Ten in blocks during conference only matches (1.36)... Ranked 4th in the Big Ten and 31st in the nation in blocks per set (1.28) in overall matches .. Ranked third nationally among freshmen in blocks per set .. Named Big Ten Freshman and Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10, earning her first career conference honors following stellar performances at Ohio State and Penn State ... Tallied a career-high 13 block assists, which tied the school record in a win at #8 Penn State and is the most by a Big Ten player in a single match this year ... Ranked 3rd on the Illinois' single-season block assists list with 184 ... Hit .400 during the first four matches of the NCAA Tournament with 18 kills and only two errors in 40 attempts ... Had nine kills and no errors in 19 swings between the two matches at the Gainesville Regional.
2010: Tallied one block and one kill in two sets before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Sept. 4 vs. Florida A&M.
Ranked as the No. 6 player in the class by prepvolleyball.com, the second-highest ranked player that Illinois has signed ... Named to USA Volleyball High Performance teams in each of her last three seasons - the 2007 Girls' Select A1 team that won a gold medal at the International Junior Division High Performance Championship, the 2008 Youth team that competed in Europe and the 2009 Youth National Training Team ... Led the Munster Mustangs (coached by Tracy Afman) to three straight Northwest Crossroads Conference titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and to sectional titles in both 2008 and 2009 ... Earned The Times first-team all-area in 2008 while claiming honorable mention all-area honors in 2007 ... Played for the Dunes Club Team, participating on the top open team at the 15s, 16s and 17s levels ... That team won the JVDA National Silver Division title in both 2008 and 2009 ... Played for Sports Performance (coached by Rick Butler), which won the 2010 JVA National Championship and the national championship for the 18-open division ... Named best attacker for the 18U National Junior Classic in 2010 and the best blocker for the 17U National Junior Classic in 2009.
Born on April 29, 1992 ... Daughter of John and Laurie Dorn ... Has younger twin siblings, Andrew and Elise ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church ... Graduated with highest honors from Munster High School ... Indiana All-State Academic recognition ... Selected for the James Scholar and Chancellor's Scholar academic programs at the University of Illinois ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus.
K: 14 at Purdue (9/29/12)
TA: 23, 3x-last at Purdue (9/29/12)
Pct: .857, 2x-last vs. Michigan State (11/9/13)
A: 2 at Ohio State (10/7/11)
D: 3, 2x-last vs. Iowa State (8/31/12)
BS: 3 at Michigan (10/5/13)
BA: 13 at Penn State (10/8/11)
TB: 13 at Penn State (10/8/11)
Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Three things on your "bucket list:" Travel the world, live in a foreign country for at least a year and go skydiving
Restaurant you have to get to when going home:Portillo's
Nicknames: AD, A-Dorn
Career Plans: Become a Physical Therapist
Favorite Midnight Snack: Insomnia Cookies
Favorite Sundae Topping: Hot Fudge
Favorite Musical Group: Rascal Flatts
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars, Criminal Minds and CSI: New York
Favorite Movie: The Guardian
Lucky Number: 3
Favorite Quote: "Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."- Babe Ruth
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose and why: I would visit Italy because of the amazing food.
If you weren't playing volleyball, which sport would you play: Track and Field
One thing most people don't know about me: I'm addicted to watching game shows on TV
Secret Talent: Skiing and snowboarding
Website I most often visit: Facebook
Favorite Subject in High School: Math
Crazy thing you dream of doing someday: Skiing in Europe
Who did you idolize growing up: Both of my parents