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    Chelsy Hyser
    Chelsy Hyser

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Belvidere, Ill.

    High School:
    Belvidere

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Middle Blocker



    2008: Solidified her place among the Wildcat greats, starting all 31 matches and playing in all 118 sets for Northwestern ... Finishes her career as one of the greatest blockers in NU history, as she ranks fourth all-time in block assists (361), sixth in total blocks (435) and eighth in solo blocks (74) ... Also goes down as one of the top hitters in Wildcat history as her career .297 hitting percentage is second all-time ... Finished just shy of the 1,000 kill club, tallying 970 during her NU career ... Posted team bests in kills (304), hittting percentage (.290) and solo blocks (22) ... Started both matches of the Chicagoland Classic, registering eight kills and a pair of solo blocks against Illinois Chicago (8/29) ... Followed it up with nine kills on 25 attempts and a pair of assists at Loyola Chicago (8/30) ... Served as the offensive catalyst for the `Cats at the Dayton Flyer tournament, recording double-digit kills in each of the three matches and finishing with 26 on the weekend ... Had 13 kills against Dayton (9/5), then followed that up with 12 against Cleveland State (9/6) and 11 against Towson (9/6) ... Blocked a season-high four attempts against Montana State (9/12), then followed it up with a season-high 14 kills on 26 attempts with three service aces against Wichita State (9/13) at the Cougar Challenge ... Lead the Northwestern attack at the Wildcat Classic, notching a season-high 17 kills against Georgetown (9/19), Virginia (9/19) and UCLA (9/20), giving her 51 for the weekend ... Registered five blocks against the Hoyas and had 42 attempts aganst the Bruins, a new career-high ... Blocked a season-high eight attempts against Ohio State (10/3) ... Played in her 100th career match against Michigan (10/4) ... Recorded her 400th career block against Michigan State (11/1) ... Lead the team with 16 matches recording double-digit kill totals ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Started every match ... Named AVCA All-Mideast Region honorable mention selection ... Hit a team- and career-best .316 on the year, good for third in NU single-season history ... Broke her career high for aces with four -- including three in a row at one point -- against Illinois-Chicago (8/25) ... Hit .526 (11-1-19) in a win against UC Santa Barbara (9/1) ... Hit .500 or better in all three matches at the Georgetown Classic ... Best match came in a career-best .667 effort, notching 10 kills on 15 swings with no errors against Towson (9/8) ... Hit .556 (18-3-27), setting a then-season-best with her 18 kills while blocking seven attacks ... Named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament team ... Terminated 11 swings and had a team-high six blocks at No. 23 Ohio State (9/21) ... Hit a team-high .375 (8-2-16) with five blocks at No. 3 Penn State (9/22) ... Hit .560 (15-1-25) with a team-best six blocks against No. 9 Wisconsin on 9/28 ... Hit .381 (12-4-21) versus Illinois on 9/29 ... Hit .417 (15-5-24) at Purdue on 10/12, then hit a phenomenal .630 (18-1-27) the next night at Indiana (10/13) ... Hit .405 (18-3-37) with 18 kills in a five-game win over No. 13 Minnnesota (10/19) ... Led NU with nine blocks in wins over Michigan State (10/24) and No. 20 Michigan (10/26) ... Matched her then-season best for the fourth time with 18 kills at No. 7 Wisconsin (11/3) ... Finished with 13 kills in a four-game win over Ohio State (11/10) ... Blew away her career-high with 24 kills and a blistering .636 hitting percentage (24-3-33) in a win at Iowa (11/16) ... Hit .476 with 10 kills on 21 swings with no errors against Indiana (11/23) ... Finished with 14 kills versus Purdue (11/24) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Appeared in every match this season ... Led NU with a .289 hitting percentage, ranking sixth in Northwestern single-season history ... Also led the Wildcats with 130 total blocks and 1.24 blocks per game ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in blocks per game ... Hit a then-career-best .556 (6-1-9) in a three-game sweep of IUPUI (9/2) ... Went error-free (8-0-16) for a .500 hitting percentage at Western Michigan (9/2), where she also led NU with six blocks ... Had nine blocks at No. 9 Hawaii on 9/8 ... Led Northwestern with a .538 hitting percentage, killing nine balls on 13 swings with two errors against No. 24 Arizona (9/16) ... Had 14 kills and a .367 hitting percentage against Minnesota (9/22) ... Also killed 14 balls with a .400 hitting percentage the next night against No. 14 Wisconsin (9/23) ... Hit .455 (6-1-11) against Illinois (9/27) before going error free in a .500 hitting performance (8-0-16) in a sweep of Iowa (9/29) ... Hit .444 (9-1-18) at Michigan on 10/6 ... Had 12 kills and hit .360 (12-3-25) in a win over No. 16 Ohio State (10/14) ... Hit .444 again at Indiana (10-2-18) on 10/20 ... Broke the Northwestern school record with 15 total blocks (two solo, 13 block assists) against Michigan on 10/28 ... The total tied for eighth-best in Big Ten history and was the best in the conference since Oct. 7, 2000 ... Two matches later had 12 blocks at Iowa (11/4) ... Recorded first-career double-double with 11 kills and 12 blocks at No. 10 Wisconsin (11/10) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2005: Appeared in 66 games in 25 matches as a true freshman ... Finished with a .284 attack percentage on the year, the seventh-best average in Northwestern single-season history ... Recorded her first career kill on her lone attempt of the match against Winthrop (9/1) ... Had three kills on four attempts with one error vs. DePaul (9/10) ... Had five kills with a .375 hitting performance against No. 4 Penn State (10/7) ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 hitting against No. 18 Ohio State (10/8) ... Logged a then-career-high eight kills and .538 attack percentage at No. 19 Ohio State (10/28) ... Made her first-career start at No. 3 Penn State (10/29) ... Had then-career-best 13 kills and four blocks in five-game win over No. 15 Purdue (11/4) ... Hit .471 (11-3-17) in win over Illinois (11/5) ... Unleashed a career- and match-high 20 kills on a .486 hitting percentage with a career-best nine digs to propel Northwestern to a 3-2 upset at No. 17 Minnesota (11/11) ... Twice set career highs for blocks in final home weekend of the season, blocking six balls against Michigan State (11/18) and eight versus Michigan (11/19) ... Had 10 kills and a .364 hitting percentage (10-2-22) at Indiana (11/25) ... Hit .500 (13-2-22) in NCAA first round against Texas A&M (12/1).

    High School: Ranked 54th in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com ... Three-time NIC 9 All-Conference selection ... Team MVP in 2004 ... Rockford Register Star Athlete of the Week ... Boone County Sports Athlete of the Week ... Channel 13 Athlete of the Week ... NIC Scholar Athlete ... 2005 all-state and 2003 honorable mention all-state selection by the News-Gazette ... NJC 2005 Outstanding Blocker award winner ... Earned all-tournament team honors at the 2003 United Township tourney, the 2002 and 2003 Morton Invitational and the 2004 Jacobs Invitational ... Played club ball for the Fusion ... Finished first at Pre-Nationals and ninth at Nationals as 17's ... Finished second at NJC as 18's ... Ranked in the top 10 of her class all four years of high school ... Graduated Magna Cum Laude ... Illinois State Scholar in 2005 ... National Honor Society member ... Earned a varsity letter in academics ... Spanish Honor and National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Chelsy Jo Hyser ... Daughter of Steve and Randa Hyser ... Brother Brian plays basketball at Lewis University ... Played club ball with NU teammate Brittney Aldridge ... Major is sociology.

    Hyser's Career Statistics

    Year M-G K E TA PCT AST SA BS BA DG
    2005 25-66 126 48 275 .284 3 5 7 49 30
    2006 29-105 222 77 502 .289 11 0 22 108 25
    2007 31-112 318 100 689 .316 14 25 23 112 51
    2008 31-118 304 110 670 .290 715 22 92 51
    Totals 116-401 970 335 2,136 .297 35 45 74 361 157

    Hyser's Career Highs

    Kills 24, at Iowa (11-16-07)
    Total Attempts 42, vs. UCLA (9-20-08)
    Hitting Percentage .667, vs. Towson (9-8-07)
    Total Blocks 15, vs. Michigan (10-28-06)
    Service Aces 4, vs. Illinois-Chicago (8-25-07)
    Digs 9, at Minnesota (11-11-05)
    Assists 2, twice (last, 10-26-07 vs. Michigan)