Women's Volleyball


Amy Palash
Amy Palash
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, Ill.

High School:
St. Francis

Last College:
Valparaiso University

Height:
5-10

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
07/11/1986

At Illinois

2007
• Tallied 14 kills in the season opening win vs. Bowling Green
•Notched a season-high five aces against Rice
•Registered a career-high 15 digs against Minnesota, then followed that up with 14 digs vs. No. 2 Penn St.
• Racked up double-digit kills (13) at Michigan State to help the Illini come-from-behind in the 3-2 victory
•Turned into a defensive machine for Illinois, playing back row for freshman outside hitter Kylie McCulley, notching eight double-digit digs marks •Had 24 aces on the season, including three at Toledo • Led Illinois in aces four times and in digs once

2006
Served as a starter as a pass/hitter • Started all 30 matches • Tallied double-digit kills for the Illini seven times and over six kills 14 times. • Tallied a season-high 16 kills vs. Iowa on Oct. 30 • Hit a season-high .368 vs. Northwestern (7-0-19) • Had 13 kills, eight in game one vs. No. 2 Penn State.

At Valparaiso
First team All-Mid Continent Conference performer in 2005, leading the Crusaders to the Mid-Con title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament • Totaled 15 double-doubles and ranked fourth in the conference with a team-leading 3.46 kills per game • Named to the 2004 Mid-Con All-Freshman Team and has been named both the conference's Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week.

High School
Named a Prep Volleyball All-American • Helped St. Francis to back-to-back IHSA Class A state titles in 2002 and 2003 • Two-time Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year • Three-time All-SCC All-Conference performer • Played on three straight conference championship teams • Earned All-State from the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, and Champaign News-Gazette in 2003 after earning second team All-State accolades in 2002 • Named to the IHSA All-State Tournament Team and honored as All-Area Player of the Year by the Leader/Press/Post/News • Earned All-SCC, All-Area and team MVP honors in basketball • Honored as the 2003-2004 Female Athlete of the Year at St. Francis.

Personal
Born July 11, 1986 • Daughter of Allen and Carolyn Palash • Enjoys music, shopping, and working out • Majoring in speech communication • Named an Illinois State Scholar • Member of Math Team • Named Academic All-Conference in basketball and volleyball.

Career Statistics

	Year	MP	GP	K	E	TA	Pct.	A	SA	SE	RE	DIG	BS	BA	TB	BE	BHE
	2004*	34	119	358	161	1010	.195	65	21	34	26	496	4	39	43	8	2
	2005*	28	98	337	151	889	.209	30	17	29	10	343	3	40	43	3	1
	2006	30	104	199	117	660	.124	14	32	52	38	197	3	21	24	5	0
	2007	29	112	90	49	333	.123	13	24	34	32	227	1	15	16	0	0
	Total	121	433	984	448	2892	.185	122	94	149	106	1263	11	115	16	3	0
* at Valparaiso

Career Highs (at Illinois)

K:	16 vs. Iowa (9/30/06)
TA:	44 vs. Loyola Chicago (9/3/06)
Pct:	.368 (7-0-19) vs. Northwestern (9/27/06)
A:	3 vs. Wichita State (9/9/06)
SA:	5 vs. Rice (8/31/07)
D:	15 at Minnesota (/13/07
BS:	1, three times, last vs. Ohio State (11/25/06)
BA:	3, 3 times
TB:	3, 3 times
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