MU clinches the BIG EAST No. 2 seed with win
MU hosts Notre Dame Sunday at 1 p.m.
MU faces teams tied with it for first in BIG EAST
Mertens picks up first career national award
Mertens hit .543 in three victories last week
Honors and Awards
2012: Came off the bench vs. Georgetown (Oct. 26) and collected three kills and a pair of blocks ...Picked up a pair of blocks in MU's victory over Milwaukee (Sept. 14) at the Marquette Invitational ... Saw first action of the season against Tennessee Tech (Aug. 31), recording five kills and six blocks.
2011:Hit .818 with nine kills on 11 attacks in BIG EAST semifinal loss to Cincinnati (Nov. 19) ... Had six blocks aaginst Rutgers (Oct. 23) ... Landed six kills in 10 attacks and notched four blocks in 3-0 sweep of Georgetown (Oct. 7) ... Hit .833 with five kills on six attacks in sweep of Akron (Sept. 9) to go along with three blocks ... Notched 10 kills in season opener against Saint Louis (Aug. 26) at the Hawkeye Challenge ... Recorded a career-high seven blocks at Iowa (Aug. 27) ... BIG EAST All-Academic
2010:Tallied a career-high 12 kills in 21 attacks at DePaul (Oct. 23)...Recorded a then-career-high three assists at Villanova (Oct. 1)...Notched a career high with six blocks at Georgetown (Sept. 26)...Recorded then career-highs in kills (10), attacks (19) and blocks (five) at St. Mary's (Calif.) on Sept. 5...Recorded a four blocks and seven kills vs. Denver (Aug. 28) ...BIG EAST All-Academic.
2009: Saw action in 46 sets and started five matches in freshman season at MU...Recorded a career-high 10 kills against Texas State (Sept. 4)...Hit 1.000 (5-0-5) against Loyola (Aug. 29) and .800 against DePaul (4-0-5)...Also recorded a career-high three blocks against Texas State...Had three other matches with two blocks.
High School: Henney was a four-year letter winner in volleyball at Catholic Central, where she guided the Hilltoppers to four Midwest Classic Conference Championships and three consecutive WIAA Division 4 state championshps...named an Under Armour/AVCA Second Team All-American as a senior...One of only two AVCA All-Americans to sign with a BIG EAST program...Ranked by PrepVolleyball.com as the 79th ranked volleyball player in the country as senior...named team co-captain as a senior...four-time first team all-conference, all-county and all-area honoree...four-time WVCA all-academic team member...three-time WIAA Division 4 All-Tournament Team member...three-time all-state honoree...became the first athlete to be named as the MaxPreps/AVCA Wisconsin Player of the Week (Oct. 16, 2007)...in high school volleyball career recorded 1,530 kills and 762 total blocks (392 solo)...Was a national qualifier four consecutive years (13's, 14's, 15's and 16's) with the Wisconsin Juniors Club squad...also a four-time letterwinner in basketball, earning all-conference, all-county and all-area recognition each year, including all-state honors as a junior and senior...earned a letter in track as a senior, and was a sectional qualifier in both the shot put and discus.
Personal: Henney was born in Burlington, Wis., to Richard and Maureen Henney...has an older brother, John, who plays basketball at UW-Oshkosh... majors in exercise science with the intent of earning degree in physical therapy from MU's nationally acclaimed doctoral program.