Stacey Niao
Stacey Niao


Kawerau, New Zealand

High School:
Kawerau College




Redbirds Push Shockers to Brink, End Season in Five Set Loss

Wichita State will move on to face Southern Illinois in the tournament finale.


Redbirds Defeat Bears, Move on in Conference Tournament

The victory sets up a match against host Wichita State on Friday.


Road to the Tournament; Volleyball Heads to Wichita

The Redbirds enter the tournament as the fifth-seeded team.


Redbirds End Regular Season with Win Against Evansville

The win gives ISU an 18-12 overall record, tying their mark from last season.


Redbirds Fall to Salukis in Potential Conference Matchup, 3-1

The loss drops the Redbirds to 10-7 in conference play this season.


Illinois State vs. Northern Iowa

Thursday Nov. 14 at Redbird Arena


Illinois State vs. Loyola

Saturday, Nov. 2 at Redbird Arena


Illinois State vs Valparaiso

Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Redbird Arena


Illinois State vs. Missouri State

Saturday, Oct. 12 at Redbird Arena for


Illinois State vs. Wichita State

Friday, October 11 at Redbird Arena

Junior Year (2013)
Appeared in all 32 matches and started in 29 ... ranked second on the team in kills (272), digs (308) and digs per set (2.68) ... ranked third in kills per set (2.37) and fourth in services aces (20) and service aces per set (0.20) ... set career-highs in kills (17) against Butler (9/13) and digs (21) in two matches ... established career-highs in block assist (5) and service aces (4) against Wichita State (11/9) ... recorded double-digit kills in 13 matches and digs in 11 matches ... selected as the MVP of the Nevada-Reno Tournament.

Sophomore Year (2012)
Appeared in 29 matches and 92 sets ... ranked fourth on the team in kills (197) and fifth in digs (209) and points (237) ... recorded double-digit digs in 11 matches ... earned double-digit kills in six matches ... marked a career-high 16 kills and 20.5 points at Missouri State (10/6) ... recorded four double-double performances (digs/kills) ... posted a career-high 18 digs against Creighton (11/23).

Freshman Year (2011)
Appeared in 14 matches and 26 sets ... ranked seventh on the team in kills per set (1.00) ... recorded a career-high .500 hitting percentage in her first collegiate appearance against Utah Valley (8/26) ... posted a career-high five kills twice ... recorded one or more kills in 10 matches ... tallied a career-high six digs vs. Idaho State (9/9).

Prior to ISU
A four-year starter ... a member of the New Zealand under 18 junior volleyball team that traveled to the Asian Championships and finished 11th in 2010 ... a captain of Bay of Plenty netball team and volleyball team during her junior and senior seasons ... a member of the tournament team for the New Zealand Nationals ... has six years of boxing experience in Kawerau.

Stacey Maria Arohanui Niao ... born October 28, 1992 ... daughter of Roger and Sharon Niao ... planning on majoring in psychology or sports science.

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