Has appeared in 23 matches this season, posting 91 digs. Took over for injured Lizzie Bazzetta at setter during Indiana and Purdue, totaling 53 assists and a career-best 17 digs vs. the Hoosiers.
Started at both setter and defensive specialist for the Illini Late in the season played at the same time as fellow setter Lizzie Bazzetta Had 49 assists in a three-game victory over Wisconsin Green Bay Had 62 assists along with nine digs in a three-game victory over UNLV Recorded 40+ assists in seven different matches in 2005 Recorded 65 assists against Ohio State in five games Had a career-high five block assists against Northwestern Recorded a career-high 15 digs in a five-game victory over Purdue Had a double-double with 47 assists and 15 digs vs. Northwestern.
Took over for Erin Virtue following Virtue's season-ending injury on Sept. 18 Made her first career start vs. Arkansas and had 50 assists in the four-game victory Served as the Illinois setter for the rest of the season Ranked third in Big Ten in assists per game for conference matches only (13.42) and ninth in the league in aces per game (0.25) in conference matches only Posted a career-best 70 assists vs. Michigan Topped that with 73 assists at Purdue Her 1,100 assists were just 62 behind Illini all-time assists leader Melissa Beitz's freshman total Had four double-digit digs matches.
Redshirted, but was able to practice with the team.
Four-year varsity letterwinner and two-time team captain and team MVP in volleyball Set an Illinois state record in 1999 for most assists in a single game with 21 2002 first-team All-State by the News-Gazette and second-team All-State by the Chicago Tribune 2002 first-team All-Area by the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald and Northwest Herald Named Northwest Herald Volleyball Player of the Year and Prairie Ridge Female Athlete of the Year as a senior Two-time Fox Valley All-Conference selection Helped lead Prairie Ridge to two conference titles, three regional titles and one sectional title during her high school career.
Born Feb. 23, 1985 Parents are Steve and Laurie Obermeier Majoring in advertising Cousin, Jen Koll, played soccer at Carthage College Participated in a leadership mentoring program during high school Member of the high honor roll Biggest thrill in sports was helping Prairie Ridge to the school's first-ever regional title during her freshman year by defeating top-seeded Fremd in three games Lists her favorite athlete as her brother, Mike "because of how hard he worked to get back to playing sports after tearing his ACL."
Hardin on Obermeier
"Stephanie has all of the leadership qualities, physical ability and technical skills necessary to being a top setter in the Big Ten. She is already very loyal to Illinois and invested in seeing our program succeed
Stephanie Obermeier By The Numbers
Overall Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA TB BE BHE 2004 23 82 31 12 121 .157 1100 18 21 1 155 1 43 44 4 7 2005 26 93 15 13 46 .043 693 6 23 1 193 2 27 29 6 9 2006 25 74 6 4 19 .105 144 9 18 2 108 1 11 12 4 2 Totals 74 249 52 29 186 .127 1937 33 62 4 456 4 81 85 14 18
Stephanie Obermeier's Career Highs
K: 4 vs. Michigan St. (10/9/04) E: 2, twice, last vs. Penn State (11/24/06) TA: 8 vs. Purdue (9/24/04) Pct.: 1.000, twice, last vs. Ohio State (11/25/06) A: 73 at Purdue (11/13/04) SA: 3, twice, last vs. Michigan (10/8/04) SE: 4 vs. North Carolina (9/8/06) D: 17 vs. Indiana (11/17/06) BS: 1 vs. Purdue (11/18/06) BA: 5 vs. Indiana (11/17/06) TB: 5, twice, last vs. Purdue (11/18/06)