Seniors honored Sunday at the AMU
Volleyball ends season 27-7 overall
MU plays Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Minneapolis
MU tops USF 3-1 to move on to Sunday's final
MU will face USF tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.
Honors and Awards
BIG EAST All-Academic (2009, 2010, 2011)
2012: Hit .364 (6-2-11) against USF in the semifinals of the BIG EAST tournament to help the Golden Eagles reach the title match for the first time in program history ...Notched a .667 hitting percentage (4-0-6) vs. Villanova (Oct. 28), while also chipping in six blocks ...Hit .643 (10-1-14) to help Marquette sweep Western Michigan (Oct. 9) with five blocks ... Named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the first time in her career on Monday, Oct. 8 after helping the Golden Eagles defeat Pittsburgh (Oct. 5) and USF (Oct. 7) ... Recorded a BIG EAST-best .857 (12-0-14) hitting percentage with a career-high 12 kills in the victory over Pitt (Oct. 5) ...Matched a career best in the victory against Notre Dame (Sept. 28) with nine blocks ...Notched nine kills vs. No. 25 Northern Iowa (Sept. 9) in the final match of the Ambassador Hotel Golden Eagle Classic ... Collected seven blocks vs. Wake Forest (Sept. 8) ...Hit .875 (7-0-8) against Ole Miss (Aug. 31) and .545 (6-0-11) against Xavier (Sept. 1) at the Xavier Invitational.
2011: Started NCAA tournament match vs. No. 24 Western Kencucky (Dec. 2) and turned in four kills and six blocks ... Also started NCAA Second Round match at No. 3 Illinois (Dec. 3) ... Tied her season-high with seven blocks at Sacred Heart (Sept. 29) to help MU snap the Pioneers' 22-match home winning streak ... Notched a season-high seven blocks in home opener against Southern Miss (Sept. 9) ... Tallied five blocks and career-high three digs in 3-1 loss to Northern Illinois (Sept. 3) ... Has started each match in which she has seen playing time ... BIG EAST All-Academic.
2010: Notched a team-high seven blocks in MU's five-set victory over Louisville...Blocked six attacks in five-set victory at Seton Hall (Nov. 7)...Recorded a career-high 10 kills in only 12 attacks (.833) to go along with six blocks in sweep of UIC (Nov. 2)...Notched four blocks in the final two sets at Notre Dame (Oct. 24)...Saw first action of the season at Green Bay (Oct. 13) and recorded four kills ...BIG EAST All-Academic.
2009: Saw action in 87 sets and started 23 matches during freshman campaign...Finished the season second on the squad with 90 total blocks for an average of 1.03 per set...Recorded at least five total blocks on nine occasions in 2009, including a season-high of nine at Connecticut (Oct. 9)...Had seven blocks and six kills at Milwaukee (Sept. 12)...Reached seven kills without an error, while hitting .636 (7-0-11) against Green Bay (Oct. 21)...Recorded eight kills and five blocks the following match against Syracuse (Oct. 24)...In final BIG EAST match of the season, notched a career-high nine kills, while hitting .667 (9-1-12) with five blocks...In final two BIG EAST matches, combined for 16 kills with only three errors and 10 blocks.
High School: Mattai earned four letters in volleyball at White Bear Lake Area High School...named an Under Armour/AVCA High School All-America nominee as a senior...named one of Prep Volleyball's Top Senior Aces, honoring the top 250 senior volleyball players in the United States...all-conference honoree each of four years in high school...squad MVP last three years at White Bear Lake...named team captain as a senior...set high school records for most career blocks and kills...With Northern Lights Club squad recorded fifth place finishes at the AAU Nationals in 15's-17's divisions.
Personal: Mattai was born in Tampa, Fla., to Dennis Mattai and Sue Hicks ... both parents are former college swimmers ... has an older brother Tyler ... majors in advertising ... Diedrich College of Communications Dean's List ... Member of Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta and Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.