2011-12 Women's Basketball Roster

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2011 Women's Varsity Basketball

# Name Height Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Kylie Whitener 5-6 Guard FR Mount Vernon, Washington
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3 Kayla Gesink 5-9 Guard FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…had per game averages of 14.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals in 2010-2011…earned all-conference honors and was named the 2011 Sioux City Journal Female Athlete of the Year..averaged 12.5 points and grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game as a junior.

5 Kayla Broekhuis 5-5 Guard SO Edgerton, Minnesota

2010-2011…played in 22 games after joining the Defenders at the conclusion of the volleyball season…averaged 2.0 point per game…had a season high six points in a win over Brewton Parker College on December 29…

Pre-Dordt …prepped at Southwest Christian High School (Minnesota)… averaged over 11 points per game during her career with nearly five rebounds, over four steals and four assists per game…earned all-conference honors twice...left Southwest Christian as the career steal leader and was in the top-20 in career scoring.

15 Danelle Boone 5-8 Guard SO Sibley, Iowa

2010-2011…started in 27 games during her freshman campaign…scored 5.9 points per game and converted 29 three-point baskets…had a season high 17 points in a loss to Briar Cliff on December 8...

Pre-Dordt …played for Sibley Ocheyedan where she averaged 18.6 points, 3.7 steals and 3.1 assists per game for the Lady Generals…converted 47.8 percent of the three-point shots she attempted…scored 10.4 points per game in 2008-2009…earned all-conference accolades.

21 Kayla Adamson 5-8 Guard SO Shenandoah, Iowa

2010-2011…played in 14 games for the Defenders with a 1.1 points per game average…also played in eight junior varsity games where she averaged 14.8 points per game…

Pre-Dordt …earned honorable mention from the Hawkeye Ten Conference two years in a row while playing for Shenendoah (Iowa) High School…scored 212 points as a senior for a 9.6 points per game average…grabbed 3.5 rebounds per contest with 37 steals, 34 blocked shots and 53 assists…named 2010 Valley News Area First Team…claimed Hawkeye Ten Conference honorable mention twice and was named to the 2010 Southwest Iowa All-Star Team.

23 Jessica Jelsema 5-8 Guard FR Hudsonville, Michigan

2010-2011…played in three games before sitting out the remainder with an injury…

Pre-Dordt …averaged 9.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in 2009-2010 for Unity Christian High School while helping them to a 12-9 record…earned first team all-conference honors and led Unity in points and assists as a junior and a senior.

25 Caroline Reinders 5-11 Guard FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt… averaged 12.3 points per game with 8.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 2.8 steals while earning all-conference honors from the War Eagle Conference…averaged 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a junior and 7.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore…claimed honors from the War Eagle Conference three seasons.

31 Kara Van Dyke 6-2 Forward SO Edgerton, Minnesota

2010-2011…averaged 8.0 points per game with 6.1 rebounds…made 55.5 percent of her field goal tries in 29 games played…had a career high 20 points in a loss to Sioux Falls on February 14…grabbed 12 rebounds against Northwestern on January 29…

Pre-Dordt …left Southwest Christian (Minnesota) with 1,428 career points and 630 career rebounds, the highest totals in program history…averaged 18.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in her senior season…helped the Eagles to the state tournament…served as a team captain and earned all-conference honors three times…claimed all-area honors from the Worthington Daily Globe.

33 Bethany Hulst 6-1 Center SO Byron Center, Michigan

2010-2011..played for the Dordt College junior varsity team and averaged 11.3 points per game…

Before Dordt…averaged 8.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for South Christian (Michigan)…made 50 percent of the shots she took from the field and averaged 6.8 points with 3.8 rebounds as a junior.

35 Brianna Spronk 5-11 Forward JR Edgerton, Minnesota

2010-2011…started all 30 games for the Defenders…scored 9.6 points per game while taking down 6.4 rebounds per contest…had season highs in points and rebounds in a win over Dakota Wesleyan on November 20 with 22 and 15 respectively…

2009-2010… Played in all 32 Defender games and averaged 3.5 points per game with 3.5 rebounds per game…scored a career high 11 points against Dakota State on November 17.

Pre-Dordt…Led Southwest Christian (Minnestoa) in scoring during her senior season with a 14.6 points per game average to go with 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 3.0 assists per contest. During her three-year varsity career Spronk scored 918 points, grabbed 444 rebounds, handed out 219 assists and took away 183 steals. She led the Red Rock Conference in three-point field goal percentage (10-24, 41.7%), was sixth in field goal percentage (132-267, 49.4) and is a two-time unanimous pick to the Red Rock All-Conference First-Team.

41 Elise Maresh 5-11 Forward SO Beresford, South Dakota

Before Dordt…played in 24 games for the University of Sioux Falls and averaged 2.4 points per game…leading scorer and rebounder for Sioux Falls Lincoln (South Dakota) in 2009-2010 and earned team mvp honors…was named to the all-tournament team at the South Dakota Class AA State Tournament…earned second team all-state honors…

43 Bailey Spencer 6-0 Forward SR Prairie Village, Kansas

2010-2011…played in all 30 of Dordt’s games…scored 1.4 points per game and had 1.7 rebounds per outing…had a season high six points and five rebounds in a win over Central on November 27…

2009-2010… Played in 32 games for the Defenders and averaged 3.8 points per game with 2.5 rebounds while making 52.1 percent of her field goal attempts…had a season high 11 points in a win over Dakota State.

2008-2009…Played in 30 games last season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest. Twice scored season-high 8 points and had season-high 9 rebounds in the same week.

Pre-Dordt…Averaged 13.6 points and 7.0 rebounds at Kansas City Christian, also 1 block and 1 assist per game. Received all-state honorable mention in 2007 and 2008 seasons.

45 Jaimie Kok 6-1 Forward SO Randolph, Wisconsin

2010-2011…one of five players to see action in all 30 games for the Defenders…made 43 percent of her shots and 39 percent of her field goals (29-74)…averaged 6.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest…had a season high 20 points in a win over Central on November 27…

Pre-Dordt … played for Central Wisconsin Christian…averaged 16.5 points, 3.6 assists, 3.0 blocks and 12.4 rebounds per game as a junior… was accorded all-state honorable mention from the Associated Press at the conclusion of junior season…claimed Division 4 WBCA First-Team All-State honors twice…three-time all-conference first-team selection…was a first-team all-area performer as named by Daily Citizen Newspaper in 2009 and 2010…averaged 17.9 points per game as a senior with 10.1 rebounds and 4.8 steals and four assists…ended her high school career with 1411 points and 1081 rebounds.

51 Nikki Van Dyke 6-0 Center FR Sioux Center, Iowa

Before Dordt…averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game along with a steal per game for the Sioux Center Warriors in 2010-2011…was named second team all-conference…averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior… earned honorable mention all-conference honors from the Siouxland Conference.

55 Molly van Rijn 6-0 Center FR Mesa, Arizona

Before Dordt… claimed second team all-state honors in 2010-2011 while averaging 15 points and 7.8 rebounds per game…was an all-region first team selection in 2009-2010, averaged eight points, six rebounds and three steals per game for Gilbert Christan and helped them to a 2009 state championship.