Illinois captures its sixth victory over a ranked opponent in 2013
Illini out-block Toreros 15-6 but fall in four sets
The Illini won the first set but dropped the next three to fall, 3-1
The current Illini defeated the alumni team, 3-0
The current Fighting Illini will take on a team of Illini alumni
Match-By-Match Stats: 2013
2013: Played in three matches as a sophomore, making two blocks ... Made her first career appearance at LBSU in the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational, registering two blocks in the fourth set ... Came in as an extra blocker for a key point against No. 14 San Diego .. Saw action in in the third set at No. 16 Wisconsin.
2012: Earned a varsity letter.
Member of New Trier team that advanced to the Elite Eight in 2011 and won the the Regional and Central Suburban League in 2010 ... Named an all-conference scholar-athlete team captain ... High school coach was Hannah Hsieh ... Played for Northshore Assault in 2010 (coached by Julie Wiejek), Energy in 2011 (coached by Mike Sopocy) and Rolling Thunder in 2012 (coached by Melissa Seelinger) ... Rolling Thunder placed 17th of 109 teams in the Great Lakes Power League and 9th of 140 teams at the AAU Nationals, and earned a bid to the JVA Power League Championships.
Daughter of Steve and Laura Polkoff ... Has one brother, Michael ... Plans to major in animal science and pursue a career in veterinary medicine ... Member of the New Trier Honor Society, the New Trier Service and NJCL Latin Honor Society ... Named an Illinois State Scholar.
Career Single-Match Highs
BA: 2 at Long Beach State (8/30/13)
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