Grot, Jovic combine for 27 kills as the Green Wave post first straight-sets win of the year
Green Wave look to send Senior Class of Izabela Grot, Milica Jovic and Lilly Wolfe out in style
Grot, Mandelbaum, Wolfe post double-doubles; Weaver tallies career-best 32 digs in the loss
Green Wave look for solid finish down the stretch and earn a spot in the postseason championship tournament
Four Green Wave players post double-digit kill totals, three others tally 10-plus dig effort in defeat
|Jovic's Career Honors|
|2010||Honorable Mention All-Louisiana|
|2009||Arizona Invitational All-Tournament Team|
Senior (2012): Appeared in all 27 matches, starting all 27 and playing in a total of 109 sets...one of only two Greenies to play in all 109 sets on the season...recorded 270 kills on 780 total attempts, 17 assists, four service aces, 215 total receptions, 103 digs and 73 total blocks (three solo)...scored 312 points, good for second on the team scored double-digit points in 17 of the team's 27 matches...second on the squad in kills (270) and third in total blocks (73)...recorded 16 double-digit kills matches on the season...posted a season-high 18 kills at UTEP (Oct. 28)...season-high 20 total set attempts and 25 total reception attempts at Tulsa (Oct. 14)...notched a service ace against Nevada (Aug. 24), Louisiana Tech (Aug. 31), UTEP (Sept. 13) and Binghamton (Sept. 15)...recorded a season-high 15 digs against Binghamton (Sept. 15)...notched five total blocks on five different occasions: at Lamar (Sept. 1), vs. UCF (Sept. 23), at UTEP (Oct. 28), vs. Tulsa (Nov. 1) and at Marshall (Nov. 9)...scored a season high 20.5 points at UTEP (Oct. 28)...earned team award for Most Improved Player.
Junior (2011): Appeared in 28 matches with 17 starts and played 98 total sets...ranked second on the team in blocking assists (63)...sat third on the team in total blocks (66) and was fourth in kills (183) and points (219)...posted eight double-digit kill matches...had eight kills and a pair of blocking assists versus Idaho State (8/26) at the Tiger Invitational...opened the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic with 11 kills and seven blocking assists versus San Diego State (9/2)...had six kills at FAU (9/8) and at FIU (9/9), adding five blocking assists at FIU...had 14 kills versus Lamar (9/17) at the Kathy Trosclair Memorial...boasted ten kills and seevn blocking assists at Rice (9/23)...added 11 kills versus UAB (9/30) and eight kills versus Memphis (10/2), with two blocking assists in each match...had hit .481 with 15 kills on 27 attacked (2 errors) and added three blocking assists against East Carolina (10/16)...added 11 kills versus Southern Miss (10/19)...had 13 kills, three digs and four total blocks (2 solo, 2 assists) against UTEP (10/23)...had 12 kills at East Carolina (10/28) with four digs...collected six kills, three digs and five blocking assists at Marshall (10/30).
Sophomore (2010): Earned Honorable Mention All-State honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association...Started all 32 matches and played in all 113 sets... ranked 16th in Conference USA in points per-set (3.30) and was 17th in kills per-set (2.80)...was second on the team in kills (316), points (373) and service aces (21)...ranked third on the team in total blocks (69) and was fourth in digs (217)...had six double-doubles...posted 16 double-digit kill matches and nine double-digit dig matches...posted eight kills in each of the first two matches of the season versus #4 Stanford (8/27) and at New Mexico (8/28)...chipped in ten kills and five digs against Pepperdine (8/28) to close out the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic...earned All-Tournament honors at the Pitt Invitational Tournament after posting 11 kills in each of the final two matches of the tournament versus Purdue (9/4) and Pitt (9/4)...also had 11 digs versus the Boilermakers to post her first double-double of the season...had eight kills, five digs, two blocks and two service aces at Maryland (9/11) at the Terrapin Invitational...posted 17 kills and five digs versus Sam Houston State (9/17) and FIU (9/18) at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic...posted back-to-back double-doubles versus Houston (9/25 & 9/26) with 12 kills and 11 kills, respectively, along with 11 digs in both matches...had 21 kills and 13 digs against SMU (10/1)...owned 14 kills in back-to-back matches at Rice (10/9) and versus UTEP (10/15)...collected ten digs and a season-high 19 kills versus UCF (10/17)...had 12 kills, 12 digs and three service aces in a five-set win over Marshall (10/23)...posted eight kills, nine blocks and 12 digs in a five-set win at UCF (11/5)...had 13 kills in back-to-back matches versus UAB (11/14) and at Marshall (11/19)...closed the season with 11 kills, five digs and five blocks against Southern Miss (11/27)... was a Tulane 3.0 Club and Conference USA Commissioner Honor Roll Selection.
Freshman (2009): Appeared in 25 matches with 77 sets played...was third on the team in blocks (56) and blocks -per-set (0.73)...ranked fifth on the squad in hitting percentage (.188), kills (101), kills-per-set (1.31) and points (131)...hit .300 or better in eight times...posted two double-digit kill matches...had two kills and two blocks - one solo and one assist - in first career match against #6 Nebraska (9/5)...had three kills and three blocking assists versus Long Beach State (9/12) at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic...earned Arizona Invitational All-Tournament Team after hitting .571 (4 K, 0 E, 7 TA) versus #21 Arizona (9/19) and .682 (15 K, 0 E, 22 TA) versus New Mexico (9/20)...also added five blocks versus New Mexico...collected five kills versus Tulsa (9/25) and six kills against SMU (9/27) in the first Conference USA weekend of the season...had five blocks and two kills at Rice (10/4)...posted five kills in back-to-back appearances versus Southern Miss (10/7) and UCF (10/11)...hit .364 (6 K, 2 E, 11 TA) at Marshall and .625 (5 K, 0 E, 11 TA) at East Carolina on a C-USA road trip...posted 11 kills at SMU (10/30)...collected eight blocks - one solo and seven assists - with four kills at Tulsa (11/1)...had seven kills and three blocking assists versus SMU (11/20) to open the Conference USA Tournament...posted four kills and four blocks at #15 LSU in the NCAA Tournament (12/4).
About Milica Jovic
Prep: Attended Zrenjaninska Gimnazija and graduated in June 2009...did not play prep volleyball as school did not sponsor athletics...in club, played four seasons for Klek Volleyball Club and was been a member of the Serbian Youth and Junior National Teams...saw time at right-side and outside hitter for coach Goran Ilic at Klek...helped the Serbian Youth National Team finish second in the Balkan Championship in Turkey in 2006 while guiding the Serbian Junior National Team to a gold medal at the 2007 Balkan Championship in Serbia.
Personal: Born Milica Jovic on Oct. 5, 1990 in Zrenjanin, Serbia...daughter of Branislav and Gospava Jovic...has one brother, Milos.