Valuable contributor for the Irish ... gives the Irish the luxury of working as a setter or defensive specialist ... improved her passing leaps and bounds over the spring.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006): Appeared in 29 games and 17 matches during the 2006 campaign while mainly providing valuable depth as a backrow defensive player ... totaled 14 digs (0.48 per game) and had a .941 service percentage ... saw her first action of the season against Butler (9/15) ... tallied the first service ace of her career at #16 Hawai'i (10/16) ... registered a season-best three digs at Louisville (10/29) ... also took a season-high seven serves against the Cardinals ... tied a season-best with three digs against West Virginia (11/12).
AS A FRESHMAN (2005): Local product was a regular contributor for the Irish as a defensive specialist ... played in 25 matches, seeing action in 57 games (second-most among ND rookies) ... also served as Irish setter at times ... accumulated 52 digs (0.91 per game) and 15 assists ... averaged just 0.06 reception errors per game, with a .925 reception percentage (40 attempts) ... made first collegiate start against Arizona State, posting seven digs and a season-high three assists while taking 11 serves without committing an error ... posted a collegiate-high 10 digs at Illinois State ... took 12 serves against #11 Texas, her highest mark of the season ... also had three assists at Syracuse ... piled up four digs on three occasions (vs. Florida, Tulane, and Pittsburgh).
PREP AND PERSONAL: First-team all-state selection in Michigan in 2005 (honorable mention in `04) ... helped Sturgis HS climb the rankings to #3 in the state ... first-team all-conference honoree twice and three times an all-region selection ... one of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 150 Senior Aces ... played setter, right-side hitter, and outside hitter in high school ... as a senior, set Sturgis single season records for service aces (105), kills (333), and attack percentage (.274) ... in Sturgis' career record book, she was third in aces (226), fourth in assists (1,02), and fifth in digs (673) ... team co-captain and MVP in 2005 ... member of a prep squad that claimed three district championships and one conference title ... finalist for Michigan's volleyball scholar-athlete award ... played for the Dunes Volleyball Club of Michigan City, Ind. ... participated in the USA High Performance camp in 2003 and 2004 ... took part in two all-star tourneys (South Bend Sports Festival, Mich. All-Star Tournament) the summer before joining the Irish ... also earned two letters in cross country and one in tennis ... having never played tennis before, she was a regional champion, state quarterfinalist, and sported the team's best individual record as a senior ... extracurricular activities included National Honor Society and D.A.R.E. ... eighth Michigan native to play volleyball for the Irish and the first since Kristy Kreher (1998-2001) ... from the same area as former Irish football player John Dampeer and wrestler Curt Rood (1979-82) ... full name is Madison Jennifer Clark ... oldest of Rhonda and Bud Clark's two children ... born June 18, 1987, in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... enrolled in College of Arts & Letters as a design major.
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