2012: Sophomore at Creighton
• Versatile sophomore who has played as a right-side hitter, defensive specialist and setter since arriving on campus.
• Saw all of her time this year on the right side.
• Had 10 kills on .643 hitting in sweep over USF (8/25).
• Had eight blocks and six kills without an error in season-opener vs. UCF (8/24).
• Had seven kills, six blocks and four digs vs. Northern Iowa (10/5), then had six kills and six blocks vs. Bradley one night later (10/6).
• Slammed season-best 11 kills in four-set win at Bradley (11/2).
• Voted to USF Invitational All-Tournament Team (8/25).
• Had five blocks in MVC Tournament title match vs. Wichita State (11/24).
• Hit .500 with seven kills in 14 swings vs. Marquette in NCAA Tournament match (11/30).
• Had six blocks at No. 11 Minnesota in second round of NCAA Tournament (12/1).
• Ranked 16th in the MVC in blocks per set, fifth-most among sophomores.
• Named to 2011 MVC All-Freshman Team.
• Led team with 30 aces last season (fifth in the MVC) but did not have a serve attempt in 2012.
2011: Freshman at Creighton
• Owned 23 starts, seven times as a right-side hitter, twice as a defensive specialist and 14 times as a setter.
• Named to MVC’s All-Freshman Team.
• Ranked 209th nationally with 0.29 aces per set, fourth-best in the MVC.
• Named MVC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 12 after earning All-Tournament honors at the Ameritas Players Challenge in Lincoln, Neb.
• Earned MVC Freshman of the Week honors a second time on Sept. 26 after averaging 6.00 assists, 2.86 digs, 1.14 blocks and 1.29 blocks per set.
• Posted Creighton’s first triple-double by a freshman since 1998 (Kailey Reyes) on Sept. 17 vs. UAB, finishing with 11 kills, 22 assists and 17 digs.
• Served up seven aces in three-set win over McNeese State (Sept. 17), second-most in CU history and tying a D.J. Sokol Arena record.
• Had 19 assists and eight digs vs. South Dakota (Sept. 3) and 18 assists and eight digs vs. Marquette (Sept. 3).
• Had eight assists, eight digs and six kills at No. 11 Nebraska (Sept. 8).
• Had 11 assists, five kills, four aces and four blocks vs. Weber State (Sept. 9), the first Bluejay with those numbers (or better) in each category since 1996.
• Had 20 assists, 12 digs and eight kills in win at Evansville (Sept. 23).
• Had seven kills to go with 12 assists and five digs in sweep of Saint Mary’s (Sept. 10).
• Had 27 assists and 20 digs in win vs. Illinois State (Sept. 30), becoming the fifth player in CU history with at least 20 digs and 20 assists in the same match, and first since 2006.
• Had 25 assists, seven kills and seven digs and hit .538 vs. Bradley (Oct. 14).
• Had a career-high six blocks vs. Southern Illinois (Oct. 21).
• Produced a double-double with 16 assists and 11 digs to go with four blocks in win over Evansville (Oct. 22).
• Had 22 assists and 11 digs in win at Illinois State (Oct. 29).
• Also had 22 assists and 11 digs in win vs. Wichita State (Nov. 4).
• Recorded her seventh double-double with 15 assists and 11 digs at Bradley (Nov. 12).
• Posted 12 digs and nine assists at Drake (Nov. 19).
Millard North High School
• Was a 2010-11 Under Armour honorable-mention All-American.
• Named second-team all-state by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior, when she had 829 assists, 221 kills, 85 aces and 83 blocks while hitting .388.
• Led the state (Class A) in aces per set (0.7), sixth in hitting percentage (.388), seventh in assists per set (7.5) and13th in blocks (0.7).
• As a junior, she hit .290 with 111 kills, 130 digs, 61 blocks, 42 aces and 423 assists and was named second-team all-State.
• Had 409 assists and 109 kills as a freshman and 732 assists and 104 kills as a sophomore, when she was named Third-Team All-State.
• Named the setter on the Class A All-State Tournament Team as a senior.
• Named First-Team All-Metro twice and Second-Team once.
• Team was 95-38 in her four seasons, including third-place finishes as a senior (26-12) and freshman (33-3) and a seventh-place showing as a sophomore (24-8).
• In high school, played for coaches Dave Cork (2007), Sara Horn (2008) and Nick Schuster (2009-10).
• Honored by PrepVolleyball.com as a “Frosh 59” in 2007 and “Soph 79” in 2008.
• Named No. 60 on the PrepVolleyball.com Senior Aces list.
• Was a candidate for the Andi Collins Award handed out to the nation’s best prep setter.
• Club team took 10th at the USAVB Nationals in 2010, 19th in 2009 and 18th in 2008.
Creighton Awards & Honors
2011 Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team
2011 MVC All-Freshman Team
2011 MVC Freshman of the Week, 9/12
2011 MVC Freshman of the Week, 9/26
More About Michelle
Full Name: Michelle Lynn Sicner
Birthday: Dec. 27, 1992
Birthplace: Omaha, Neb.
Parents: Marc and Cheryl Sicner
Siblings: Kevin (24) and Kelli (23), who played volleyball at Missouri Western State
Career Aspiration: Pediatric nurse
Nickname: Mich, Chel, Chelley
Why Creighton: Location, team, nursing, size
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Athlete: David Beckham
Favorite Quote: “Be who you are & say what you feel. Those who mind don’t matter & those who matter don’t mind.” (Dr. Seuss)
Favorite Vacation Spot: Mexico
Hobbies: Movies, shopping, swimming, hanging with friends
Favorite Part of Ryan Athletic Center: Girls only!
Team I Wish We Could Play: Nebraska
Best Volleyball Memory: Placing ninth at nationals
Summer 2012 Job: Medical records specialist at Alegent Health
Favorite Celebrity: Jennifer Aniston
Player I Model My Game After: Charlene Johnson