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    Iwona Lodzik
    Iwona Lodzik

    Hometown:
    Tarnobrzeg, Poland

    High School:
    Tarnobrzeg

    Last College:
    Triton College

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    OH

    Birthdate:
    05/10/1980

    Experience:
    **

    Eligibility:
    Sr.



    2003: Played in all 113 games for NU ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Sept. 15 ... Named to the Wildcat Classic and Orange and Green Challenge All-Tournament teams ... First in the Big Ten in aces per game with .49 (conference matches) ... Fourth in the Big Ten in kills per game with 4.52 (conference matches) and 4.48 (all matches) ... 11th in the Big Ten in digs per game with 3.13 (conference matches) ... Career-high seven aces versus Penn State (10/11), good for 3rd all-time at NU ... Posted double-digit kills in 28 of 31 matches in 2003, including six 20+ kill performances ... Posted double-digit digs in 16 matches in 2003, including two 20+ dig matches, including a career high 23 versus Wisconsin (9/26) ... Recorded a team-leading 16 double-doubles (kills and digs) in 2003 ... Led the team in kills 18 times and digs 13 times ... First on the team in kills (506), kills per game (4.48), digs (336), digs per game (2.97), aces (48) and aces per game (.420), and third in total blocks (70) and blocks per game (.620).

    2002: Named Big Ten Player of the Week following first weekend of play as a Wildcat ... Earned MVP honors at Spring Hill Suites Invitational in Charlotte, N.C. ... Recorded 16 kills with a .483 hitting percentage in season-opening win against SMU (8/30) ... Has four matches with 20 or more kills?20 at San Diego (9/6), 21 at Illinois (9/27), 26 at Purdue (9/29), 25 vs. Penn State (11/23) ... Posted career-high 22 digs at Purdue ... Totaled five service aces against Montana (9/7) ... Registered 20 digs at Iowa (11/9) and versus Penn State (11/23) ... Led team with 44 service aces and 3.13 digs-per-game average.

    Prior to NU: Competed for two years at Triton College in River Grove, Ill. ... Named first-team All-N4C Conference in 2000 and 2001 ... Named to all-region team both years as well ... Helped Triton to a second-place finish in the 2001 regionals ... Hit at a .437 clip with 90 digs in 2001, averaging 3.48 kills per game against conference opponents ... Member of the Polish Junior National Team, competing against junior national teams from Russia, Denmark, Germany and Austria ... Played for the Siarka club team in Poland since 1992, winning the national title in 1997 ... Spent six months in the Polish National Training Center in 1997 ... Trained with a professional volleyball team during the summer of 1998 ... Competed for four years on the Tarnobrzeg club team ... Named to the 2001 President?s Honor List at Triton College.

    Personal: Born Iwona Lodzik on May 10, 1980 in Tarnobrzeg, Poland ... Daughter of Renata and Tadeusz Lodzik ... Mother played professional basketball in Poland ... Chose Northwestern over Valparaiso, DePaul, Northern Illinois and Lewis ... Enrolled in the School of Communications.

    Lodzik's Career Statistics

    Year M-G K E TA PCT AST SA BS BA DG
    2002 33-123 414 236 1,076 .165 24 44 8 49 385
    2003 33-113 506 230 1,207 .229 20 48 10 60 336
    Totals 66-236 920 466 2,283 .199 44 92 18 109 721