Mary Catherine Richmond
2006: A first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference performer...appeared in all of Illinois State's 30 matches, recording 29 starts...averaged 3.16 kills-per-game, and 2.28 digs-per-frame...collected double-digit kill efforts in 23 individual matches, including the last seven of the season...hit .300 or better in 11 contests, and ranked 10th in the Valley with a .246 season hitting mark...recorded three outings with 20 or more kills, including a career-high 23 in a four-game win at Wichita State (Nov. 17) in the last weekend of the MVC regular season...had 12 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the season...scored a team second-best 442.0 points...had a career-best .650 hitting percentage in a sweep over Indiana State on Nov. 3...collected double-digit dig tallies in 14 matches, including the last four of the regular season...had a career-high 19 digs in a four-game victory over Northern Illinois (Aug. 29)...recorded 26 service aces on the season...had 95.0 total blocks (0.82 bpg)...collected a career-high seven block assists in ISU's win at Missouri State (Nov. 18) to end the regular season...MVC honorable mention scholar-athlete team selection.
2005: State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament selection ... served out the last five points, including back-to-back aces, in 30-26 winning game two of a 3-0 sweep of Northern Iowa (10/7) ... collected 12 kills in first college start at Michigan (9/10) ... her stuff block and kill in game 5 vs. Western Kentucky helped Illinois State win its second straight Barker GMC Classic championship ... Illinois State was 5-0 when she hit above .350 for a match.
High School/Club: 2003 & 2004 First team all-conference ... led conference in kills and digs in 2004 ... all-district in 2003 and 2004 ... led team to school-record 30 wins (30-2 her senior year) ... also participated in soccer as a freshman and sophomore ... led St. Louis CYC teams to USAV national tournament in 2003 and 2004, with 2004 team finishing 10th ... prep coach: Johnna Wieter.
Personal: Major is special education ... took classes at Meramac Community College in Spring, 2005 ... daughter of John and Mary Ann Richmond, with brothers Marty, Mike (former Drury soccer player, now soccer coach at Fort Zumwalt HS), Steve, Rob and Paul ... two-year high school superintendent scholar ... Mary Catherine Richmond, born 10-3-86.