11  Nickie Sanlin
Nickie Sanlin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairview Heights, Ill.

High School:
Belleville East HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
MB

JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 32 matches for the Herd in 2004...Sanlin was second on the team in total blocks with 83 including 68 assists and 15 solos...Sanlin had 133 kills on the season, a new career-high...hit .636 with her eights kills against South Carolina on Sept. 4 and hit over .300 two more times in the season...Sanlin's career-high 12 blocks sparked the Herd to victory over Toledo on Nov. 6...she had seven total blocks twice (Northern Illinois and Ball State)...played in a 119 of the Herd's 128 games in 2004.

SOPHOMORE SEASON: Developed into a force at the net for the Herd...played in 34 matches and 127 games...totaled the fifth highest kill total on the team with 250...second on the team in total blocking with 133...led the team in block assists with 116...tallied impressive numbers in the MAC tournament...posted 18 blocks, the fourth most in MAC tournament history...Sixteen were block assists, the third highest total in tournament history...racked up nine double-digit kill performances in 2003...recorded her career-high in kills (14) at Miami (10/4)...matched career-high against Western Michigan on 10/17 when she hit for a .565 mark (14-1-23).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 26 matches and 55 games...recovered well from ACL injury that occurred in 2001...gave Marshall a spark off the bench for most of the season...recorded a career-high 13 kills in the Herd's opening match of the Cleveland State Invitational against Elon on 9/13...also had a career high in digs with seven...hit for .458 against the Panthers (13-2-24), a season high...had nine kills in the Herd's first round MAC Tournament match with Eastern Michigan on 11/26 in Ypsilanti.

FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in six matches and 14 games as a freshman before tearing the ACL in her right knee against High Point on 9/8...registered a season and career-high 12 kills in 18 attempts against Campbell...had two total blocks against Arizona on 8/31...recorded six kills against South Florida on 9/1.

PRIOR TO MARSHALL: Earned letters in basketball (4) and volleyball (3)...was volleyball team captain senior year...named first team all-confernce...named first team all metro...led the team in blocks...as a junior was named second team all-conference and all-metro...was the basketball team captain...led the team in rebounds...team was in the state finals (Placed 8th in state)...second team all conference in basketball (sophomore, junior and senior years).

PERSONAL: Daughter of Stephen & Deborah Sanlin ... majoring in MIS.