The Illini return five starters from last year's national runner-up team.
Photos from the Illini's 5-set match in West Lafayette, Ind.
2012: Used 2012 as a redshirt year.
Ranked 76th in prepvolleyball's list of Senior Aces, ... Named to first team All-Northeast Indiana the last two seasons ... Received first-team All-Summit Athletic Conference honors for three straight years, ... Coached by John Minnick ... The Saints won the pre-season SAC championship during her first three seasons in high school, also claiming the SAC title in 2009 ... During her senior season, had a .500 attack percentage with 276 kills, 87 blocks, 84 digs and 45 aces ... Named a 2nd team All-American ... Played for league-champion Fort Wayne 18 Force in the Midwest Power League ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Power League tournament.
Born on June 4, 1993...Daughter of Larry and Margaret Mayers...Has two sisters, Elizabeth and Emily, who plays volleyball at Xavier...Father Larry played basketball at Hanover University...Volunteers at Towne House Retirement Village...Enjoys reading.
Favorite Movie: Forrest Gump
Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: Anywhere that has sushi!
Movie you've seen in theater that you've regretted seeing the most: Fast Five
Favorite Midnight Snack: "Late Night Snack" ice cream from Ben & Jerry's.
Three things on your "bucket list:" Travel to Europe, travel to New Zealand, and hang out with Will Ferrell.
What are you most proud of and why: Never giving up a dream to play D1 college volleyball.
Famous person you admire and why: JK Rowling-How did she write such amazing books?
If you were to win $10 million, what would you buy? A beach house in South Carolina, a shopping spree, and a few Great Dane puppies.
Book you've read in the past year:Harry Potter
Website I most often visit: OMGfacts.com and read random facts for hours.
Favorite Quote: "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."- Henry Ford
Favorite athlete: Larry Bird
Favorite Sundae Topping: Caramel
Weirdest Quirk: If I don't eat often enough, I get super angry.
Favorite Professional Sports Team:Whatever team Peyton Manning is on! Go Denver Broncos!
Favorite TV Show: Criminal Minds
Secret Talent: Wiggling my ears.
Favorite Game: I could play Wii for a whole day.