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    Lizzie Carlson
    Lizzie Carlson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    High School:
    Palo Alto

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    LIB

    Birthdate:
    08/01/1984

    Experience:
    ***



    2005: Appeared in every game during the season ... Concluded career in eighth-position on Northwestern's all-time digs list with 1,063 ... Recorded 10 digs in first match of the season against UW-Green Bay (8/27) ... Served up a season-best three aces against Brown (9/17) ... Matched season-best with three aces against Illinois on 9/30 ... Tied then-season-best with 10 digs against No. 18 Ohio State (10/8) ... Reached that total against versus Indiana (10/15) ... Dug a then-season-high 12 balls in five-game win against No. 15 Purdue (11/4) ... Dug 10 balls on 11/12 at Iowa to reach the 1,000-dig plateau for her career ... Tied career-high with 19 digs on Senior Night against Michigan (11/19) ... Had 12 digs against Texas A&M (12/1) in Northwestern's first-ever NCAA Tournament win.

    2004: Played in 105 of 106 games ... Fourth on team in digs (225) and digs per game (2.14) ... Led team in digs three times ... Recorded double-digit dig total five times ... Second on team in service aces with 18 ... Posted career-high four service aces in NU's 3-0 win against Villanova (9/17) ... Recorded season-high 18 digs to lead NU in first match of the year against IPFW (9/4) ... Academic All-Big Ten Selection.

    2003: Played in every match for second consecutive year ... Fourth on team in digs (261) and digs per game (2.31) ... Recorded double-digit dig totals in five consecutive matches ... Recorded a season-high 13 digs twice (9/12 against Miami and 11/ 21 against Purdue) ... Team-high 10 digs against Ole Miss (9/6) ... Team-high 11 digs vs. Michigan State (10/16) ... Tied for sixth on team with 0.17 service aces/game ... Wildcats' starting libero ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2002: Started all 33 matches as a freshman ... Posted career-high 19 digs against North Carolina (9/7) and Harvard (9/21) ... Posted double-digit digs in 15 matches ... Ranked second on team with 2.79 digs-per-game average ... Tallied second highest dig average among Big Ten freshmen.

    High School: Earned All-America honors at the 2002 U.S. Junior National Championship ... Helped Club Yahoo! win the under-16 2002 Junior National Championship and record top-five finishes in under-18 competition in 2001 and 2002 ... Four-year starter at Palo Alto High School ... Led the Vikings in both kills and digs as a senior ... Earned first-team All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League honors three times ... Team MVP in 2002 ... National Merit Finalist ... Received the Palo Alto High Distinguished Scholar Award and the Silver Seal Award for Leadership and Citizenship ... AP Scholar with distinction.

    Personal: Born Elizabeth Marking Nyre Carlson on 8/1/84 ... Daughter of Bob Carlson and Connie Marking ... Chose Northwestern over Virginia, Princeton, Duke and Columbia ... Majoring in journalism.

    Carlson's Career Statistics

    Year M-G K E TA PCT AST SA BS BA DG
    2002 33-123 0 2 16 -.125 31 0 0 0 343
    2003 33-113 2 1 18 .056 18 19 0 1 261
    2004 30-105 2 5 23 -.130 15 18 0 0 225
    2005 32-114 1 2 16 -.062 19 19 0 0 234
    Totals 128-455 5 10 73 -.062 83 56 0 1 1,063

    Carlson's Career Highs

    Assists 3, twice, last: vs. Harvard (9-21-02)
    Total Attempts 5, three times, last: at Indiana (11-22-03)
    Digs 19, twice; most recently vs. Michigan (11-19-05)
    Service Aces 4, vs. Villanova (9-17-04)