#1 Madison Clark
Valuable contributor for the Irish … gives the Irish the luxury of working as a setter or defensive specialist … improved her passing leaps and bounds over the spring.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Appeared in 29 games and 17 matches during the 2006 campaign while mainly providing valuable depth as a backrow defensive player … totaled 14 digs (0.48 per game) and had a .941 service percentage … saw her first action of the season against Butler (9/15) … tallied the first service ace of her career at #16 Hawai[apos]i (10/16) … registered a season-best three digs at Louisville (10/29) … also took a season-high seven serves against the Cardinals … tied a season-best with three digs against West Virginia (11/12).
AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Local product was a regular contributor for the Irish as a defensive specialist … played in 25 matches, seeing action in 57 games (second-most among ND rookies) … also served as Irish setter at times … accumulated 52 digs (0.91 per game) and 15 assists … averaged just 0.06 reception errors per game, with a .925 reception percentage (40 attempts) … made first collegiate start against Arizona State, posting seven digs and a season-high three assists while taking 11 serves without committing an error … posted a collegiate-high 10 digs at Illinois State … took 12 serves against #11 Texas, her highest mark of the season … also had three assists at Syracuse … piled up four digs on three occasions (vs. Florida, Tulane, and Pittsburgh).
PREP AND PERSONAL: First-team all-state selection in Michigan in 2005 (honorable mention in `04) … helped Sturgis HS climb the rankings to #3 in the state … first-team all-conference honoree twice and three times an all-region selection … one of PrepVolleyball.com[apos]s Top 150 Senior Aces … played setter, right-side hitter, and outside hitter in high school … as a senior, set Sturgis single season records for service aces (105), kills (333), and attack percentage (.274) … in Sturgis[apos] career record book, she was third in aces (226), fourth in assists (1,02), and fifth in digs (673) … team co-captain and MVP in 2005 … member of a prep squad that claimed three district championships and one conference title … finalist for Michigan[apos]s volleyball scholar-athlete award … played for the Dunes Volleyball Club of Michigan City, Ind. … participated in the USA High Performance camp in 2003 and 2004 … took part in two all-star tourneys (South Bend Sports Festival, Mich. All-Star Tournament) the summer before joining the Irish … also earned two letters in cross country and one in tennis … having never played tennis before, she was a regional champion, state quarterfinalist, and sported the team[apos]s best individual record as a senior … extracurricular activities included National Honor Society and D.A.R.E. … eighth Michigan native to play volleyball for the Irish and the first since Kristy Kreher (1998-2001) … from the same area as former Irish football player John Dampeer and wrestler Curt Rood (1979-82) … full name is Madison Jennifer Clark … oldest of Rhonda and Bud Clark[apos]s two children … born June 18, 1987, in Kalamazoo, Mich. … enrolled in College of Arts & Letters as a design major.
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