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Northwest Bearcats

Sara Falcone

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Sara Falcone

Middle Hitter

Height6-0
ClassSenior
HometownOmaha, Neb.
High SchoolGross Catholic
MajorManagement
MinorOffice Info. Systems

2010

Second-team all-MIAA performer ... played in all 30 matches and started 29 for Northwest ... third in the MIAA with a 1.04 blocks per set average ... second on the team in kills (301), digs (229), aces (31) and hitting percentage (.246) ... had 111 total blocks ... had double-digit kills in 20 matches on the year ... recorded a season-high .562 hitting percentage in a sweep over rival Missouri Western (11/10)

2009

Earned Third-Team All-MIAA honors … played in all 36 matches and 135 sets and earned 32 starts … led the team with 352 kills, a .299 hitting percentage and 117 blocks … ranked ninth in the MIAA in hitting percentage and finished fifth in total blocks … also finished second on the team with 283 digs and 28 service aces … was named to Northwest’s Comfort INNvitational All-Tournament Team after leading the tournament with 15 blocks and leading the team with a .307 attack percentage … was named to Washburn’s Lady Blue’s Classic All-Tournament Team after leading the Bearcats with 45 kills and hitting .385 in a span of four matches … posted 10 double-doubles including a 12-kill, 10-block performance in an upset win vs. 19th-ranked Truman (11/13) … had a season-best 18 kills in four sets at Emporia State (9/19) … had 14 kills, a season-high 18 digs and four blocks vs. Missouri Western (10/14) … had 15 kills, 14 digs and six blocks at Southwest Baptist (10/31) … hit .619 (15-2-21) vs. Ouachita Baptist (8/28) … had four service aces in three matches … had double-digit kills 20 times and double-digit digs 12 times

2008

Made a career-best 17 digs at South Dakota (10/2), just missing her first career double-double with nine kills ... averaging 0.91 blocks in the past three matches ... leading Northwest with .224 hitting percentage in the past three matches with 18 kills off 49 attempts ... second on the team with a .255 hitting percentage this season

2007

Honorable Mention All-MIAA ... played and started all 34 matches ... top MIAA freshman in hitting percentage with .285 and kills with 3.13 per game, ranking 10th and 15th overall, respectively ... led team in hitting percentage and ranked in top three in blocks (86), points (477.5) and kills (391) ... finished season third in freshman kill records ... hit .560 (15-1-25) against Pittsburg State (10/31), the fourth-best mark in school four-game matches ... hit double-digit kills for 11-straight matches from Sept. 7-22, coinciding with an 11-match home stretch ... 16 of 23 matches with double-digit kills happened in Bearcat Arena

Gross Catholic High School 

First-team all-state and all-area selection as a senior in 2006 ... helped lead Gross Catholic to a state championship in 2005, a runner-up finish in 2006 and a trip to the semifinals in 2004 ... ended her senior season with 374 kills, 90 blocks and 29 aces while hitting .365 ... first-team all-state tournament selection in 2005 ... earned second-team all-area honors as a junior ... varsity letterwinner all four years ... played extensive club ball with the Nebraska Elite and Nebraska One teams ... also competed in soccer and cross country ... attended same high school as teammates Katie Swenson and Rachel Nisi

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2007 125-34 391 3.13 128 924 .285 10 0.08 36 0.29 60 70 0.56 2 15 71 86 0.69 20 1
2008 107-32 253 2.36 87 634 .262 11 0.10 7 0.07 20 139 1.30 22 6 74 80 0.75 10 3
2009 135-36 352 2.61 101 839 .299 27 0.20 28 0.21 53 283 2.10 26 11 106 117 0.87 10 2
2010 108-30 301 2.79 112 769 .246 15 0.14 31 0.29 36 229 2.12 12 22 89 111 1.03 18 1
Total 475-132 1297 2.73 428 3166 .274 63 0.13 102 0.21 169 721 1.52 62 54 340 394 0.83 58 7