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Annemarie Hickey
Annemarie Hickey


Oswego, Ill.

High School:
Joliet Catholic Academy



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2010 Match By Match Stats | 2011 Match By Match Stats | 2012 Match-by-Match Stats

Of Note: Member of the 2013 USA Volleyball A2 program ... ranks second on the UW career record list with 4.00 digs per set ... became the 12th UW player to record 1,000 digs in her career against South Alabama on Sept. 15, 2012; has 1,367 digs in her career, which ranks fifth all-time for Wisconsin ... led the Big Ten in digs per set as a sophomore with 4.77 ... led the Big Ten in digs per set as a junior with 4.93 digs per set ... volunteers with the Red and White Hunger Fight ... has a powerful top-spin jump serve

Honors: Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, Oct. 21, 2013 ... 2013 NDSU Classic All-Tournament Team ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, Oct. 29, 2012 ... 2012 InnTowner Invitational All-Tournament ... 2011 Academic All-Big Ten

2013:Played in 32 matches, starting six, and 122 sets ... played in first six matches, starting four at outside hitter and two at libero, before being sidelined for six matches with an ankle injury ... served as starting libero the last 23 matches of season... recorded double-figure digs in 28 matches, including the last 23 in a row ... had a season-high 27 digs vs. Michigan State (Oct. 20) ... had 20-plus digs in seven matches, including the last two of her career ... led team with 482 total digs and averaged 3.95 digs per set, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten ... put away a season-high 13 kills vs. Northern Iowa (Sept. 6) ... tied her career high with eight assists vs. Delaware (Aug. 31) ... tied her career high with two blocks vs. Louisville (Sept. 7) and vs. Pepperdine (Aug. 31) ... averaged of 0.18 service aces per set... was aced just 25 times in 988 attempts (.975) and was not aced in 14 matches, including five of the last seven

2012: Played in all 33 matches and in 116 sets at libero ... led the Big Ten with 4.93 digs per set ... recorded 10-or-more digs in 29-of-33 matches this season ... had 20-or-more digs in 13 matches, including a season-high 30 vs Illinois (Oct. 26) ... added 0.92 assists per set ... had a career-high eight assists vs. Cal State Northridge (Aug. 31) ... chipped in 0.29 service aces per set, which led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Ten ... led team with 34 service aces ... had a season-best four aces vs. Michigan (Oct. 7) ... had two-or-more service aces in nine matches

2011: Played in all 32 matches and all 117 sets as libero ... finished the season as the Big Ten's leader in digs per set with 4.77 ... tallied a career-high 33 digs at N.C. State (Sept. 2) ... had double-figure digs in 30 of 32 matches this season ... led the team in digs in 25 matches ... had 20-plus digs in 10 matches ... scored on a career-high five service aces vs. Charleston Southern (Aug. 26) ... averaged a team-high 0.32 aces per set, good for fifth in the Big Ten ... scored on three service aces and one kill vs. Minnesota (Oct. 19) ... had a career-high six assists at Ohio State (Oct. 2) ... also averaged 0.35 points per set

2010: Played in all 31 matches, starting 20, and 109 sets ... beat her career-best with four service aces against Ohio State (Nov. 14)...played all the way around at Michigan State (Oct. 9), tallying her first career double-double ... had a team-high 15 kills and added 10 digs vs. the Spartans ... also hit .324 (15-4-34) and added two blocks at MSU ... had 13 kills and a career-high 18 digs at Iowa (Oct. 22) ... ranks third on the team with 2.22 digs per set ... has double-figure digs in eight matches ... second on the team with 20 service aces (0.18/set) ... had at least one ace in her last three matches ... had two double-doubles on the season

High school: 2009 Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American ... 2009 MaxPreps Second-Team All-American ... finalist for PrepVolleyball.com Schelde National Player of the Year ... 2009 Chicago Tribune Player of the Year ... 2009 Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year ... 2009 Champaign News Gazette Player of the Year ... 2009 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year ... led Joliet Catholic to the 2008 and 2009 state 3A titles ... Angels finished 41-1 her senior season and 39-3 as a junior ... tallied 388 kills and 358 digs as a senior ... had 427 kills, 305 digs and 42 aces as a junior ,,, tallied for than 1,000 kills in her career ... 2009 East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... two-time Mizuno Classic tournament MVP, leading her team to two championships ... team captain as a senior ... plays club volleyball with 1st Alliance under Coach Nicasio Paquiz Jr. ... 1st Alliance finished second at the 2009 JVDA National Championship ... 2008 and 2009 JVDA All-Tournament ... ranked No. 94 on PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Aces ... second-team PrepVolleyball.com Defensive Dandy ... ESPN/Rise National Athlete of the Week on Oct. 22, 2009 ... ESPN/Rise Top 9 selection for 2009 ... 2008 PrepVolleyball.com all-American ... nominated for High School Junior of the Year ... named the most outstanding attacker at the 2008 PrepVolleyball.com Classic

Personal: Parents are Daniel and Sharon Hickey ... father played basketball at St. Joseph's College ... has two sisters Katie (22) and Jill (19) ... nicknames are Anne and A.M. ... enjoys being adventurous, living in the moment, going to my lake house and going tubing, wake boarding, and wake surfing, going to the movies with friends, playing euchre ... born May 8

Major: Sociology

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin because I love the campus, the student body is incredible and I fell in love with the Field House when I attended my first volleyball match."

Season SP MP/MS K/S % A/S SA/S D/S B/S Pts P/S
2010 109 31/20 0.61 .076 0.39 0.19 2.17 0.06 92.0 0.84
2011 117 32/0 0.03 .000 0.62 0.32 4.77 0.00 41.0 0.35
2012 116 33/0 0.00 -.125 0.92 0.29 4.93 0.00 34 0.29
2013 122 32/6 0.21 .039 0.70 0.18 3.95 0.04 50.5 0.41
Career 464 128/26 0.21 .058 0.66 0.25 3.98 0.03 217.5 0.47
Match Highs
Kills: 15 vs. Michigan State, 10-9-10
Attempts: 41 at Iowa, 10-22-10
%: .444 vs. Purdue, 10-17-10
Assists: 8 vs. Cal State Northridge (8-31-12)
Aces: 5 vs. Charleston Southern, 8-26-11
Digs: 33 at N.C. State, 9-2-11
Blocks: 2 (4x; MR at Pepperdine, 8-31-13)
Points: 16 vs. Michigan State, 10-9-10

Off the Court with Annemarie Hickey

Favorites - Spot on campus: Memorial Union Terrace; Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants; Movie: Bridesmaids; Celebrity: Melissa McCarthy (she went to my grade school and high school!); Food: Chicken; TV Show: Modern Family; Book: The Hunger Games; Car: White rag-top Camaro; Musical artist: Beyonce; Athlete: Michael Jordan; Volleyball Player: Misty May; Sports team: Blackhawks
First started volleyball:
Grade 8
Before each match, I:
Listen to my music
Best UW road trip: 2013 Spring road trip to Minnesota - making hilarious Vines, Ellen spitting out her water and then me choking because I was laughing so hard, and watching "Blazing Saddles" with Coach Kelly
Favorite place to play (besides the Field House): My backyard
One word that describes the team: Hilarious
One word that describes me: Hard working
My teammates say I am: Competitive
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Be goofy
Most memorable volleyball achievement: Winning state two years in a row
This summer, I: am taking classes and working out with my team. We are working hard to achieve our goals for the fall. I also went to the Kenny Chesney concert with my whole family. We were in the sand pit (which is right next to the stage) and I touched Kenny!! I am also competing on the USA A2 team with my teammates Ellen and Courtney. Badger alum Janelle Gabrielson is getting married this summer and asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding - going to be a great time!
Is there something significant about your uniform number? My favorite number is 22 and 2+2= 4
The best thing about the Field House is: The fans
If I could change one volleyball rule, it would be: Have a second chance after missing your serve. Let's just be honest - everyone, whether they deny it or not, hates when someone misses their serve.
My goal for this year is: Make the NCAA tournament
Dream as a collegiate player: Make the NCAA tournament
Who is the funniest player on the team? Dominique
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Kt
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate volleyball? Traveling the world
The best thing about Madison is: The lakes
Fantasy job/career: Be a volleyball coach
Persons most admired/role models: My parents
My most prized possession is: My Phone
Favorite childhood memory: Getting locked in the bathroom by my sister with my cousin in our trailer before our house was built.
I can't live without: My phone
My secret addiction is: Musicals
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I like to play video games
The community service activity or group I most like: Going to the children's hospital
The best sporting event I ever attended was: White Sox game with my whole family when my dad and cousin got to go on the field and exchange lineups.
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Lulu Lemon
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Aruba
A non-athletic talent I have is: Baking
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Singing
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? My mom, she is always thinking of others before herself, and let's be serious, everyone wants to be their mom or dad when they group up. My mom is an incredible woman who always wants the best for others.
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Jennifer Lawrence
If I had a million dollars: I would buy a Camaro
How would you like to change the world? Giving back to the community
My bucket list includes: Traveling the world, sky-diving, changing someone's life for the better, plan a trip for my parents
Post-college plans/goals: Be a volleyball coach
Most famous person I've ever met: My mom
If I was Coach Sheffield for the day, I would: Go recruit for a week in Hawai'i, but only recruit for a day and lay on the beach for the rest of the week.
My dream date would be: Phil Dumphey from Modern family. He is hilarious.
What are you most thankful for? My family
What are you passionate about? Playing volleyball
My favorite quote or motto is: If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
My favorite saying or a phrase I use all the time is: Aca-awkward
The best advice I have ever gotten is: Let go.
My worst habit is: Biting my nails
I am afraid of: Nothing. I am fearless.

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Team work, hard work, respect of the team and coaches.
We play for the name Wisconsin on our jerseys."

Volleyball vs Minnesota
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