2008: Junior at Creighton • Made 16 starts while playing in all 27 matches, seeing most of her time as a defensive specialist. • Owned seven matches with 10 or more digs, including 14 digs on consecutive nights at Bradley (Sept. 19) and at Northern Iowa (Sept. 20). • Served team to a 9-0 lead to open the second set of a win at Bradley (Sept. 19). • Named to Creighton Dean’s List and MVC Honor Roll for her work in the classroom.
2007: Sophomore at Creighton • Played in 30 matches, including 27 starts. • Had 10 kills and 10 digs in road win at Drake (Sept. 11) for her first double-double of the season, then followed with 10 kills and 17 digs while hitting .381 in three-set win over Green Bay (Sept. 14). • Had 10 kills and 15 digs in MVC Tournament quarterfinal win over Southern Illinois (Nov. 23). • Had 17 digs in win at UNI (Sept. 21) and 18 digs in win over Illinois State (Sept. 28). • Had 10 or more digs in seven of team’s last eight matches.
2006: Freshman at Creighton • Played in 23 matches as a true freshman, including 18 starts. • Started 13-of-14 matches after Carolyn Decker’s season-ending injury (Sept. 1-Oct. 6) before she herself broke a bone in her left foot , which caused her to miss the next eight matches. • Returned to action on Nov. 10 vs. Missouri State, serving an ace on her first point back. • Only player on active roster with experience playing libero at Division I level, having done so for two matches in 2006 against Saint Louis (Sept. 9) and Florida Atlantic (Aug. 26). • Posted 10 or more digs in nine straight matches (Sept. 1-19), a Creighton record for a freshman. • Had seven kills against Jacksonville State (Sept. 1) in her first career start. • Had first career double-double with 14 kills and 20 digs in Nov. 17 win at Southern Illinois. • Produced career-best 27 digs one night later in five-set win at Evansville (Nov. 18).
Dixon High School • Second team all-state pick as both a junior and senior for the Duchesses. • Named team, conference and area MVP her final two years, in addition to team MVP accolades as a sophomore. • First-team all area and all-conference her final three years after earning honorable-mention all-area laurels as a freshman. • Had school-record 390 kills as a senior to go with 223 digs, 128 blocks, 62 aces and a hitting percentage of .406. • Owns school’s career records in kills (1,100), digs (629) and aces (209). • Team won the North Central Illinois Conference when she was both a junior and senior. • Named Most Improved Player in both basketball and volleyball as a freshman. • Spent the summer of 2004 as one of 18 players to train with the prestigious Youth National A2 Team. • Coached by Jenny Koch.
Career Highs Kills 14 at Southern Illinois 11/17/06 Attempts 47 at Evansville 11/18/06 Attack Pct. .381 vs. Green Bay 9/14/07 Assists 5 vs. Northern Iowa 11/24/06 Digs 27 at Evansville 11/18/06 Aces 3 (2x) both at Illinois State last 10/27/07 Blocks 5 at Evansville 10/5/07 Points 16.0 at Southern Illinois 11/17/06
Creighton Awards & Honors 2006-07 Dean’s List 2006-07 MVC Honor Roll 2007-08 Dean’s List 2007-08 MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award 2007-08 MVC Honor Roll 2008-09 Dean’s List 2008-09 MVC Honor Roll
More About Sarah Full Name: Sarah Jeanne Schulze Birthday: February 29, 1988 Birthplace: Winfield, Ill. Parents: Don & Jeanne Schulze Sister: Madeline (19) Major: Nursing Nickname: Sarebear Favorite class: Development Biology with Dr. Reedy Favorite Volleyball Memory: Beating UNI in five at their new place two years ago Why Creighton?: The family atmosphere and its academics Matchday Superstition: I like to wear my hair the same way if we keep winning 2009 Summer Job: Helping with Vitamin D and its effects on cancer research Did You Know?: Sarah’s Dad was a first-round draft pick (11th overall) of the Chicago Cubs in 1980 and was sent to Cleveland as part of a seven-player 1984 trade with Joe Carter and Mel Hall that sent the Cubs catcher Ron Hassey and Cy Young winner Rick Sutcliffe