Women's Volleyball


Stephanie Obermeier
Stephanie Obermeier
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, Ill.

High School:
Prairie Ridge

Height:
5-10

Position:
Setter

Birthdate:
02/23/1985

AT ILLINOIS

2006:
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.

2005:
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.

2004:
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.

2003:
Redshirted, but was able to practice with the team.

High School
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.

Personal
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)
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