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    Caroline Niedospial
    Caroline Niedospial

    Class:
    RS Junior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Marist

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    DS/L



    09/15/2014

    Two Wildcats Recognized with Big Ten Accolades

    Northwestern wins Defensive Player and Freshman of the Week Awards

    08/27/2014

    Wildcats to Lift Lid on 2014 at NIU Invitational

    Northwestern opens season with six matches away from home

    03/17/2014

    Caroline Niedospial Chosen for U.S. Collegiate National Team Tour

    Northwestern libero will join European tour July 8-19

    01/27/2014

    Wildcats Celebrate 2013 Campaign at Year-End Banquet

    Northwestern honored 2013 squad at Hilton Orrington in Evanston

    11/17/2013

    Northwestern Outlasts Indiana, 3-2

    Monica McGreal's career-high 21 kills pace the Wildcats in victory

    2014: Leads the 'Cats and ranks second in Big Ten with 4.76 digs pet set ... Ranks second in B1G in conference matches with 5.00 digs per set ... Owns 1112 career digs (as of 10/25) ... Posted 16 digs and three assists against Indiana (10/25) ... Posted a career-high 34 digs and added three assists against No. 13 Purdue (10/24) ... Had 21 digs and added two assists against Iowa (10/18) ... Notched a match-high 15 digs and added two assists against No. 13 Nebraska (10/15) ... Tallied 16 digs and four assists against Ohio State (10/11) ... Had a match-high 15 digs against defending national champion Penn State to send her career total over 1,000, making her the 16th Wildcat in program history to record over 1,000 digs (10/8) ... Tallied 8.3 digs per set in victory over No. 18 Minnesota (10/5) ... Added six assists against the Gophers ... Posted 24 digs and seven assists in win over Maryland (9/27) ... Tallied a career-high eight assists against Rutgers and added 13 digs (9/26) .. Had 25 digs and two assists in Wildcats win over Ohio (9/18) ... Scored an ace in both of the Wildcat's matches in the Wildcat Challenge (9/21) ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (9/15) ... Recorded 6.7 digs per set during three victories in the Wildcat Classic ... Named tournament MVP ... Had 26 digs against Virginia, second-most in a three-set match in program history (9/13) ... Notched 14 digs and two aces in win over Brown (9/6) ... Tallied 21 digs in three-set win over NIU (8/30) ... Posted 12 digs, three assists and two aces in five-set victory over Colorado.

    2013: Leads Wildcats and ranks second in the Big Ten with 4.46 digs per set ...Recorded 20-or-more digs 12 times ... Leads the team with 24 service aces ... One of four Wildcats to play in all 124 games ... Ranks fourth in NU single-season lore with 553 digs ... Led the 'Cats with 19 digs and two assists against No. 13 Wisconsin (11/30) ... Added 12 digs, two assists and an ace against No, 18 Illinois (11/27) ... Notched 20 digs and a pair of aces at No. 2 Penn State (11/22) ... Recorded 20 digs in victory over Indiana (11/17) ... Led NU with 19 digs in upset over No. 18 Purdue (11/15) ... Notched team-high 22 digs against No. 17 Michigan (11/10) ... Tallied a team-high 17 digs against No. 13 Michigan State (11/8) ... Had a match-high 21 digs against No. 11 Nebraska (11/2) ... Registered 17 digs and four assists in `Cats victory at Iowa (11/1) ... Notched career-high 29 digs at No. 7 Minnesota (10/27) ... Registered team-high 25 digs and added a pair of assists and two aces against Illinois (10/23) ... Reached 500 career digs with match-high 10 against No. 4 Penn State (10/20) ... Eclipsed 300 digs for the season with team-high 20 against No. 17 Ohio State (10/16) ... Led NU with 21 digs in upset over No. 20 Purdue (10/12) ... Had a team-high 13 digs at Indiana (10/11) ... Produced a match-high 19 digs at Michigan (10/4) ... Tallied a match-high 14 digs against Nebraska (9/27) ... Named to the Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team (9/22) ... Averaged 4.8 digs per set during tournament ... Picked up 8.3 digs per set in championship match vs. IUPUI (9/22) ... Opened the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge with a match-best 28 digs against Arizona (9/12) ... Handed out a career-high six assists in championship match against Boise State (9/8) ... Collected a then-career-high 23 digs against Oklahoma (8/31) ... Added 20 digs in nightcap win against Milwaukee (8/31).

    2012: Did not see any match action ... Received a redshirt and has three seasons of eligibility remaining.

    2011: Appeared in 90 of the team's 114 sets as a back row specialist ... recorded double-digit digs in seven matches, including the final four of the regular season ... Made eight digs in a five-set match against Central Arkansas (9/9) ... Recorded five digs and an assist at Minnesota (9/25) ... Dug out four attacks in a three-set victory against Indiana on Oct. 1... made her first collegiate start at Penn State (10/5) ... Recorded five digs and two assists in that match ... Scored first kill of collegiate career at Ohio State (10/8) ... Dug out double-digit (10) attacks in that match as well ... tied a career-high with a pair of assists against Michigan (10/15) ... collected a then-career-high 11 digs in that match ... Had 11 digs once again in three-set win at Indiana (11/4) ... Served an ace to secure match point for NU in a five-set win over Ohio State (11/11) ... Gave career-best performance in regular season finale with 18 digs and two aces in upset win over Nebraska (11/26).

    High School: Four year letterwinner at Marist High School ... Team captain ... Helped lead the Redhawks to the 2010 East-Suburban Catholic Conference and regional championships ... Finished her career with 1,804 digs and 118 service aces, including 728 digs in her senior season ... 2010 ESCC Conference Player of the Year ... Second team All-American ... First team All-State selection ... Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette first team all-state selection ... Southtown Star Player of the Year and two time all-area selection ... Three-time All-ESCC selection ... Named team MVP following her sophomore, junior and senior season ... Coached by Natalie Holder ... Played for First Alliance/Celtic Force club teams for eight years ... Team finished third at AAU in 2009 with a fifth-place finish at USA VB in 2010 ... Named an AAU All-American in 2009 ... Three time Dean's List member.

    Personal: Born Caroline Mary Niedospial ... Nickname is "Carks" ... Daughter of Dave and Jenny Niedospial ... Sister, Sarah, was a 2000 volleyball state champion at Mother McAuley H.S. and played collegiately at Eastern Illinois ... Chose Northwestern over Ohio, Ohio State and Illinois ... Majoring in journalism.

    Niedospial's Career Statistics

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    Niedospial's Career Highs

    Kills 2, at Indiana (Nov. 4, 2011)
    Total Attempts 4, at Indiana (Nov. 4, 2011)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) 1.000, at Ohio State (Oct. 8, 2011)
    Service Aces 2,nine times, last vs. Brown (Sept. 6, 2014)
    Assists 8, vs. Rutgers (Sept. 26, 2014)
    Total Blocks N/A
    Digs 34, vs. Purdue (Oct. 24, 2014)

    Niedospial's 2014 Season Highs

    Kills 1, twice, last vs. Virginia (Sept. 13)
    Total Attempts 2, vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 30)
    Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att) N/A
    Service Aces 2, three times, last vs. Brown (Sept. 6)*
    Assists 8, vs. Rutgers (Sept. 26)*
    Total Blocks N/A
    Digs 34, vs. Purdue (Oct. 24)*