2005: Played in 16 matches, starting five, including the team's Sweet 16 match vs. #3 Washington ... recorded season- and career-high seven kills on 15 attempts against Michigan State (10/29) ... also added four blocks in the match ... tallied four kills on a .444 hitting effort, while also chalking up four blocks against Michigan (10/28) ... served up career-high tying one ace against Coastal Carolina (9/10), while also adding five kills ... averaged 0.85 kills per game on a .157 hitting percentage ... served up an ace at Northwestern (11/4), while also adding two digs and three blocks ... has tallied 25 blocks, including four on four occasions, last vs. Washington.
2004: Tallied five kills, four blocks and a dig in 11 games ... saw action in eight matches ... tallied season-best three kills on four attempts against Tennessee-Martin at the Lady Vols Classic ... recorded career-best .750 hitting percentage against UT-Martin ... posted two kills against Tennessee ... put up four blocks, including season best two against the Lady Vols ... lone dig of the season came against UTM.
2003: Received Academic All-Big Ten accolades ... saw first action as a Boilermaker in the season opener against Saint Louis ... served up one of her four aces against the Billikens ... first career kills came against William & Mary ... posted career-best five kills on 11 attempts against McNeese State ... breakout match came against Michigan, as she tallied a team-leading seven blocks, four kills, two assists and an ace ... played in 10 matches, starting three ... pulled up career-best three digs against Illinois ... registered 13 kills, 10 blocks, seven digs and four aces in just 23 games.
2002: Redshirted due to preseason knee and shoulder injuries.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball at St. Charles East ... all-state selection during senior campaign ... two-time all-conference and all-area selection ... 2001 club team state champions ... club squad won 2001 World Tour championship in China ... all-conference and all-area on basketball team as a senior ... won St. Charles East's Human Relations Award ... participated in school's Breakfast of Champions program ... high school coach was Jennifer Kull ... played on Sports Performance Club Team coached by Rick Butler.
Personal: Given name is Sarah Elizabeth Vitali ... born June 21, 1984 ... parents are Mark and Kary Vitali ... has a younger sister, Stacy, who plays volleyball at Iowa, and a brother, Joey ... father, Mark, was a quarterback for Purdue (1974 to 1976) ... enjoys playing basketball ... majoring in biology ... nickname is V.