Yewande Akanbi scored a career-high 20 kills in NU's first-ever win over the Huskers
2012: Has not seen any match action.
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
Niedospial's Career Highs
2, at Indiana (Nov. 4, 2011)
4, at Indiana (Nov. 4, 2011)
Hitting Pct. (min. 10 att)
1.000, at Ohio State (Oct. 8, 2011)
2, vs. Nebraska (Nov. 26, 2011)
2, six times, last at Michigan State (Nov. 19, 2011)