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    Erika Lange
    Erika Lange

    Hometown:
    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Carl Sanburg

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    MB

    Birthdate:
    09/21/1982

    Experience:
    ****



    2003: Four-year letterwinner for NU ... Played in all 113 games this season ... First in the Big Ten in blocks per game in conference matches with 1.48 (3rd consecutive season as the Big Ten's leading blocker) ... Fourth in hitting percentage (.325), seventh in kills per game (4.03), third in blocks per game (1.39) across all matches for Big Ten players ... AVCA National Player of the Week (9/8) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (9/8) ... Became one of five players in Big Ten history to collect over 1,500 kills and 500 blocks in a career ... Fourth in Big Ten history with 647 total blocks ... Led the team in attack percentage (.325) and blocks/game (1.39) ... Second on team in kills/game (4.03) ... Moved into second place on the NU career kills chart with 1,618.

    2002: AVCA All-Mideast Region selection, NU's first ever ... School's first All-Big Ten honoree since 1984, one of five unanimous selections ... Team-leader in kills, averaging 4.27 per game ... Hitting percentage of .343 broke NU single-season record of .306 ... Led team with 171 total blocks ... Notched 1,000th career kill against Indiana (11/2) ... Recorded season-high 24 kills against Ohio State (11/1) ... Totaled an NU season-high nine block assists against Indiana (10/11) to move into second place on school?s all-time list ... Posted career-high .607 hitting percentage against Iowa (10/4) ... Registered 23 kills and seven blocks at Iowa (11/9) ... Recorded a career-high five solo blocks against Missouri in NCAA Tournament (12/6) ... Posted double-digit kills in 28 of 31 matches she appeared in ... Named to three all-tournament teams ... Preseason All-Big Ten selection.

    2001: Started 25 of 27 matches ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Finished ninth in the nation in blocks per game (1.62) ... Led team in kills, kills per game, hitting percentage and blocking ... Led the Big Ten Conference in blocks per game the entire season ... Recorded a pair of double-doubles, in kills and blocks ... Had double-digit kills in 19 matches, 15 of which included a hitting percentage of .250 or better ... Career block 300 came against Iowa (11/17), career kill 600 was recorded against Indiana (11/2) ... Had a near-perfect game at Michigan State (11/9), hitting 12 kills at a .571 clip with no errors and posting eight blocks ... Tied her own individual match record for total blocks with 14 against Loyola-Chicago ... Third in single-season hitting percentage (.282) ... Second only to her 2000 performance in single-season block assists (132) ... Fourth in single-season total blocks (157) ... Preseason All-Big Ten selection ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2000: Started all 30 matches ? Set NU?s single-season block assists record with 146 ? Set NU?s individual match record for total blocks with 14 ? All-time single-season block assists leader with 146 ? Second on school?s single-season total blocks list ? Led the team on offense, averaging 3.51 kills per game (393), and in blocking (1.45 bpg) ? Recorded three double-doubles ? Had 20 or more kills in five matches ? Put up a career-high 13 block assists against Michigan ? Recorded double-digit kills in 22 matches ? Finished the season ranked third in the Big Ten in blocks ? Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team ? MVP of the Wildcat Classic ? Aston Imua Wahine Challenge All-Tournament team.

    High School: One of the most highly touted players in Illinois ? Helped lead Carl Sandburg to its first state championship during junior year ? Holds the school record in kills in a season (362), career kills (901) and career solo blocks (284) ? As a senior, led team in blocks (92), kills (362) and aces (37) ? As a sophomore and junior, led team in blocks ? Three-time all-conference honoree ? Twice named to the Daily Southtown?sall-area team and was voted to the Chicago Sun-Times all-area team as a senior ? Voted first-team all-state as a senior by the Chicago Tribuneand Champaign News-Gazette ? Named to the all-tournament team at the Nike Challenge and named to the all-tournament team of the Rich East Tournament ? Garnered special-mention all-state honors ? Voted to the Super Squad by the magazine Blocks n? Kills? Earned a spot among Volleyball Magazine?sNational Fab 50 ? Member of the Chicago Juniors club team.

    Personal: Born Erika Ann Lange on Sept. 21, 1982 in Chicago, Ill. ??Daughter of Richard and Gail Lange ? Chose Northwestern over Illinois, Wisconsin and Purdue ... Majoring in economics.

    Lange's Career Statistics

    Year M-G K E TA PCT AST SA BS BA DG
    2000 30-112 393 174 860 .255 4 0 16 146 19
    2001 25-99 283 107 625 .282 10 0 25 132 17
    2002 31-114 487 161 951 .343 9 16 31 140 37
    2003 33-113 455 158 913 .325 8 23 39 118 69
    Totals 121-436 1,618 600 3,349 .304 31 39 111 536 142

    Lange's Career Highs

    Kills 25 at Purdue (10-21-00)
    Total Attempts 47 vs. Purdue (11-15-02)
    Hitting Pct. (min 15 att.) .607 vs. Iowa (10-4-02)
    Assists 2, five times, last: vs. Illinois (11-16-02)
    Block Solos 5, vs. Missouri (12-6-02)
    Block Assists 13, vs. Michigan (10-13-00)
    Total Blocks 14, twice, last: at Loyola-Chicago (10-16-01)
    Digs 4, twice, last: at Iowa (11-9-02)