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    Lizzie Bazzetta
    12 Lizzie Bazzetta
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Naperville North

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Setter

    Birthdate:
    07/05/1986

    09/26/2006

    Illinois vs. Minnesota Volleyball

    Illinois vs. Minnesota September 23, 2006

    09/26/2006

    Illinois vs. Minnesota Volleyball 2006

    Action shots from the Illinois vs. Minnesota 2006

    At Illinois


    2008 Highlights
    • Illinois representative on the Big Ten Sportsmanship Team
    • Named Academic All-Big Ten
    • Starting at setter for the fourth season, sharing time with Hillary Haen
    • Ranks fourth on the Illinois all-time assists list with 3,847
    • Had the game-winning kill on a dig that shot past all Michigan players on the other side of the net in a dramatic fifth set that saw the Illini prevail 24-22
    • Had double-doubles with 15 assists and 16 digs in a four-set victory over Saint Louis and 25 assists and 16 digs at Tennessee
    • Has eight double-doubles on the year including 26 assists and 11 digs vs. Minnesota
    • One in a long line in her family to attend Illinois

    2007 Highlights
    Moved to within 372 assists of fifth on Illinois' all-time assist list
    • Started at setter for the third straight season, sharing time with Hillary Haen
    • Named Academic All-Big Ten • Had 10 double-doubles on the season, her last at Ohio State where she had 69 assists and 12 digs
    •Named to the all-tournament team at the State Farm Illini Classic •Ranked eighth in assists in Big Ten matches only and seventh in conference only matches.

    2006 Highlights
    • Ranked sixth nationally and led the Big Ten in assists per game (13.64) • Totaled 129 assists in three matches at the State Farm Illini Classic, while the team hit .478 off of her sets • Set a season-high assist outing against Indiana, dishing out 66 on the night in a 3-1 Illini victory • Had seven double-doubles on the season, including a 63 assist and 13 dig performance in Illinois' win over Iowa on Nov. 3 • Named to the all-tournament team at the Marquette Kickoff Tournament • Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 2 • Named Academic Third Team Academic All-District • Broke her hand and missed the final two weeks of the season.

    2005 Highlights
    Converted to right-side hitter in the absence of Rasa Virsilaite • Became Illinois' full-time setter Oct. 7 at Michigan • Recorded 29 assists in two games against Illinois State • Posted a career-high four kills in matches against Rice and Michigan State • Recorded a career-high in digs (17) while serving three aces in a five-game loss to Northwestern • Set for a career-high in assists (66) in a five-game victory over Michigan State • Served a career-high in aces (5) while setting up 58 assists in a four-game loss to Minnesota • Topped her career-high in assists as she recorded 68 in a five-game victory against Purdue • Led the Illini in service aces in nine different matches. • Led the team in block assists (6) in a victory over Purdue • Had 65 assists and a career-high 20 digs at Iowa.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Unanimous First Team All-DuPage Valley Conference setter for Naperville North, who went undefeated in winning the DVC title • A multi-dimensional player with 75 kills, 27 blocks, 104 digs, and 83 aces in addition to her 908 assists. • Player of the Year by the Naperville Sun and to the DuPage Daily Herald and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area teams. • The Huskies won the regional and sectional tournaments before falling to Downers Grove South in the Supersectional in an exciting three-game match • The Huskies' season also included winning the Lake Park Invite and placing third at the West Aurora Invite, both events where Bazzetta was named to the All-Tournament Team. • High School coach was Jen Scarpino • Played for Club Elite and was the captain for the Sports Performance team (coached by Rick Butler) in 2004 • Played for Sports Performance 18-Red (coached by Larry Kahl) in 2004-05 • Earned All-America at AAU Nationals and was named to the All-Tournament team at the USAV Nationals • • Posted 151 kills, 64 blocks, 658 digs, 2066 assists and 184 aces and hit .481 during the 2004-05 club season • The Sports Performance 18-Red placed first in the Big South Qualifier and the Lone Star Tournament and second at the AAU Nationals.

    PERSONAL
    Born July 5, 1986 • Daughter of Bob and Mary Jean Bazzetta • Majoring in biological studies • Continues a family tradition of attending and playing volleyball at Illinois. Sister, Kathleen, was a four-year regular at defensive specialist, following aunts Kathleen and Eileen Gartland, who played volleyball for the Illini in the 1970s • Parents Bob and Mary Jean Bazzetta and several family members also attended Illinois. • Member of National Honor Society • PE Leader • First Class Leader.

    Career Statistics

    	Year	MP	GP	K	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	SE	RE	DIG	BS	BA	TB	BE	BHE
    	2005	30	92	33	25	97	.082	824	30	51	21	207	1	46	47	1	8
    	2006	26	91	40	20	114	.175	1241	24	54	3	218	2	49	51	2	16
    	2007	28	99	41	13	111	.252	1141	28	48	0	211	3	39	42	6	17
    	2008	34	126	5	3	17	.200	641	23	40	0	264	0	0	0	1	5
    	Total	118	525	119	61	339	.171	3847	105	193	24	900	6	134	140	10	46
    

    Career Highs
    K: 5, twice, last vs. Wisconsin (9/19/07) TA: 11, twice, last vs. Minnesota (10/13/07) Pct: .714 (5-0-7) vs. Wichita State (9/9/06) A: 69 vs. Penn State (10/19/07) SA: 5 vs. Michigan State (10/28/05) SE: 5, three times, last vs. Marquette (9/7/07) D: 23 vs. Iowa (9/30/06) BS: 2 at Michigan State (9/28/07) BA: 6 vs. Purdue (11/16/05) TB: 6 vs. Purdue (11/16/05)

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