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    Sara Sorrell
    12 Sara Sorrell
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Muncie, Ind.

    High School:
    Central

    Position:
    Outside Hitter

    Birthdate:
    06/03/1978

    At Illinois
    1998: Played in all 33 matches and 120 games of the season...Finished second on the team with 38 aces...Also finished third on the team with 18 solo blocks, 109 block assists and 127 total blocks...Finished 10th in the conference in blocking with an average of 1.06 blocks per game...Ranked among league leaders with an average of 0.34 aces per Big Ten game played...Hit a season-high .600 (10-1-15) against Purdue...Career-high five solo blocks came at Indiana...Had 14 double-digit kill outings...Had 11 double-doubles (kills and digs).

    1997: Played in all 30 matches, starting most of them as a middle blocker...Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten...Won the team's Jimmy Seyler Award for having the highest hitting percentage on the squad, .326, which was the sixth best in the Big Ten...Hit a career high .714 (6-1-7) vs. Delaware, Aug. 29...Led the team and was eighth in the conference in total blocks (1.20 per game)...Had a career-high 20 kills and hit .471 with six blocks versus Penn State, Nov. 1...Over her last 10 Big Ten matches of the season, she averaged 14.5 kills per game and hit .376...Had 14 double-digit kill nights...In conference matches, she hit a combined .332, which ranked sixth in the league.

    1996: Played in all 28 matches as a middle blocker, starting the majority of games in the back row...Led the team with 123 total blocks on the season...Team-high 103 block assists...Hit a team-season high .679, with a season-high 20 kills vs. Purdue, Oct. 11...Had six double-digit kill nights, including four of the last five matches...Recorded 10 block assists versus Wisconsin, Oct. 4...Second on the team in season hitting percentage (.264).

    High School: Was named all-state and All-North Central Conference in 1994 and 1995...Recorded 926 kills and 316 blocks during her high school career...A four-year letterwinner in basketball and volleyball...Gatorade's Indiana Player of the Year and Midwest Player of the Year in 1996...1996 USVBA All-American...Helped her club team win the USVBA Junior National 16 and under title in 1994.

    Personal: Parents are Russell and Darlene Kilgore and Brad Sorrell...Has coached volleyball for kids 16 and under...Lists her cousin, Stacy, and her club coach, Jim Craig, as the two people who greatly influenced her as an athlete...Majoring in sports management.

    Sorrell's Top Performances

             Kills: 20 vs. Purdue (10/11/96)
                       vs. Penn State (11/1/97)
            Errors: 8 on two occasions
          Attempts: 35 on several occasions
            Att. %: .714 (6-1-7) vs. Delaware (8/29/97)
           Assists: 4 vs. Penn State (11/1/97)
              Aces: 4 on several occasions
    Service Errors: 5 vs. Wisconsin (10/16/98) 
                      vs. Ohio State (10/29/98)
              Digs: 16 on several occasions
       Solo Blocks: 5 vs. Indiana (11/6/98)
     Block Assists: 10 vs. Wisconsin (10/4/96)
      Total Blocks: 10 vs. Wisconsin (10/4/96)

    Overall Statistics

    Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE
    1996 28 102 189 76 428 .264 13 12 27 21 93 20 103 23
    1997 30 95 262 86 540 .326 22 17 35 23 176 12 100 18
    1998 33 120 329 139 754 .252 34 38 53 44 311 18 109 16
    Totals 91 317 780 301 1722 .278 69 67 115 88 580 50 312 57

    Big Ten Statistics

    Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE
    1996 20 74 159 60 355 .279 8 12 27 21 93 20 103 23
    1997 20 64 189 60 389 .332 17 9 23 20 117 6 65 9
    1998 20 71 176 90 436 .197 19 24 34 33 168 11 66 10
    Totals 60 209 524 210 1180 .266 44 45 84 74 378 37 234 42

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