Honors & Awards
Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year: 2005
Watonga Award Tri-Winner: 2006
B-Club Most Outstanding Female Athlete Of The Year Co-Winner: 2005-06
First-Team All-MVC: 2003, 2004 & 2005
MVC All-Tournament Team: 2002 & 2005
MVC Newcomer of the Year: 2002
CoSIDA Academic All-District V Third Team: 2005
MVC All-Newcomer Team: 2002
MVC Player of the Week: 9/12/05, 9/19/05 & 10/3/05
First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete: 2003, 2004 & 2005
Bradley Scholar-Athlete of the Week: 8/31/05, 9/15/05, 10/5/05, 11/10/05, 11/23/04, 10/14/04, 9/24/04, 10/13/04, 9/24/04 & 9/10/03
MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week: 9/15/05, 9/22/05, 10/6/05 & 9/11/03
Career Notes: Finished her career as the Missouri Valley Conference career leader in kills with 1,948 and became the first Bradley player to earn MVC Player of the Year honors ... The first three-time first-team all-Valley selection in school history she also holds school and conference records for kills in a season with 720 ... She is one of two players in school history to have 1,000 kills, 500 digs, 100 aces and 300 blocks in a career ... In addition to holding the school career kills record she also holds the school mark for career attack attempts (4,712) and ranks third in block assists (337), fourth in total blocks (387), third in aces (142) and third in career attack percentage (.261) ... Traveled overseas each of the past two summers as part of BIP’s USA Select Team, touring the Czech Republic (2004) and Argentina (2005).
Senior Season (2005): Set a school and Missouri Valley Conference season records with 720 kills to finish her career as the MVC’s career kills leader ... Led the nation in total kills with 720, earning MVC Player of the Year honors ... Became the first player in program history to earn first-team All-Valley honors three times in a career ... Was named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week a total of three times ... Posted 20 or more kills in 25 of the 33 matches, including a school match-record 36 kills at DePaul ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Pepsi Challenge (Charleston, Ill.), Pacitic Invitational (Stockton, Calif.) and Radisson Hotel Invitational (Peoria, Ill.) ... Served up 53 aces, the most by a Bradley player since Jenny Pavlas had 56 aces in 1997 ... Averaged 5.85 kills per game on the year, but an even more impressive 6.36 kills per game against conference opponents ... Named tri-winner of Bradley’s Watonga Award, the highest honor to be bestowed upon a Bradley student-athlete in addition to being named co-winner of the Bradley B-Club Most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete ... Posted 19 double-doubles ... Also captured all-tournament honors at the State Farm MVC Tournament ... Joined Jenny Pavlas as the only player to lead the team in kills in three consecutive seasons and Sam Hardwick as the only Brave to lead the squad in aces three straight seasons ... Currently listed on the ballot for the Missouri Valley Conference all-century team.
Junior Season (2004) : Earned first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors for the second consecutive year after leading the Valley with 527 kills and a 4.97 kills per game average ... Became the 11th player in program history with 1,000 career kills ... The only player to start all 29 matches, she set a school-season record with 527 kills ... Led the team in attack percentage (.271), aces (34) and blocks (111) ... Averaged 5.23 kills per game and hit .297 in Missouri Valley Conference play ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Vernon Manor Invite (Cincinnati, Ohio), Butler Invitational (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Panther Invitational (Cedar Falls, Iowa) ... Ranked ninth in the Valley in aces per game ... Became the first player to lead the team in kills, aces and blocks since Betsy Buckhold in 1986 ... Earned first-team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors ... Was a finalist for Bradley’s Alumni B-Club 2004-05 Most Outstanding Female Athlete ... Totalled 10 or more kills in 27 of 29 matches and had 20 or more kills on nine occassions ... Posted the ninth best total in school history with career-best 30 kills at Southern Illinois to go along with a season-high 14 digs ... Had 11 block assists at Missouri State, which is tied for the fifth best total in school history ... Averaged 5.89 kills per game and hit .308 over the final five matches of the season ... Was fourth on the team in digs with 143 digs.
Sophomore Season (2003): Became the second Brave to earn first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors as a sophomore ... Led the team in kills (442), kills per game (3.98) and service aces (44) ... Her 442 kills rank as the fifth best season total in program history ... Named MVP at the Mark Twain Hotel Invitational after averaging 5.08 kills per game and hitting .398 for the tournament ... Earned First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete honors ... Posted 22 double-digit kill matches, including 13 outings with 15 or more kills ... Had three double-doubles on the year ... Finished with 25 kills, 16 digs and seven block assists against Bowling Green and had 26 kills and 13 digs against UMBC the following day ... Ranked fourth in the Valley in kills per game and was third in the league in aces per game ... Named Bradley and Prairie Farms/MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 10 ... Was second on the team in attack percentage (.284), block solos (9) and block assists (79) ... Was a finalist for Bradley’s Alumni B-Club 2003-04 Most Outstanding Female Athlete.
Freshman Season (2002): Stalzer earned 2002 Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year honors after a stellar freshman campaign ... Stalzer’s .309 hitting percentage ranked as the fourth best mark in BU history ... Earned all-tournament honors at the Mark Twain Hotels Invitational after averaging 3.33 kills per game and boasting a .659 hitting percentage in three matches ... Also earned a spot on the all-tournament team at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament after flooring nine kills and hitting at a .364 clip in the semifinal loss to ninth-ranked Northern Iowa ... Ranked fourth on the team with 259 kills and a 2.51 kills per game average ... Was second on the team in blocks at 1.09 per game ... Averaged 2.57 kills and 1.11 blocks per game against Valley foes ... Had a season-high 15 kills in the Braves four-game win against seventh-ranked Northern Iowa ... Posted her only double-double of the season at Southern illinois, finishing with 14 kills and 11 blocks ... Hit a team season-best .867 in a match at Indiana State, slamming home 13 kills on 15 attacks with no errors ... Had 12 double-digit kill efforts on the year.
High School: The state champion in the high jump as a senior, Stalzer was a three-sport athlete at Kewanee ... In volleyball she was a first-team all-conference pick and a member of the Peoria Journal Star Area All-Star Team ... Stalzer led Kewanee to regional and sectional championships her senior year ... The team leader in blocks and kills, she led Kewanee to its best record in school history (25-7-3) and earned all-tournament honors at the Wethersfield and Knoxville Tournaments ... Stalzer finished second in the long jump three years in a row before earning her state championship in the high jump as a senior ... As a junior, finished fifth in the 100 high hurdles and fifth in the high jump ... Was also a member of two state relay 4x100 meters teams ... Also lettered in basketball, Stalzer was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder her junior and senior seasons when she earned all-conference honors ... MVP of the Ottawa Tournament and Brimfield Tournament ... Third-team all-state in basketball after averaging 16.7 points per game.
Personal: Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Daughter of Bill and Joy Stalzer ... Has been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in five of her six semesters ... Member of the Braves’ Council, the student-athlete advisory committee ... A member of the National Honor Society, Stalzer was the valedictorian at Kewanee ... Also a Rotary Scholar and Illinois State Scholar ... The oldest of three children, Stalzer has one younger sister; Rachel (17), and a younger brother; Nick (11) ... Born July 25, 1984 in Peoria, Ill.