2017 Women's Volleyball Roster

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2017 Women's Varsity Volleyball

# Name Height Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Hannah Connelly 5-4 Defensive Specialist FR McCook Lake, South Dakota

Before Dordt… played for Siouxland Christian High School (Iowa)…was a 2016 third team all-state honoree for the Eagles…was a three-time first team all-conference honoree, selected unanimously for the award during both her junior and senior seasons…during her career at Siouxland Christian, she averaged 5.0 digs and 3.54 kills per set with a .936 serve efficiency…had 1,450 digs, 204 aces, and 1,049 kills in her four seasons as an Eagle. 

2 Abby Schemper 5-5 Defensive Specialist SR Rock Valley, Iowa

2016…played in 26 matches…recorded 1.03 digs per outing and had eight service aces.

2015…played in 28 matches after recovering from injury…had 19 service aces…had double figures in digs four times…had a season high 14 digs against the College of the Ozarks on September 5.day

2014…season was cut short due to injury…played in nine junior varsity matches and 25 sets before being sidelined…had a 2.08 digs per set average.

Before Dordt… defensive specialist for Western Christian (Iowa) from 2011-2013…helped the Wolfpack to three state tournament berths in a row…had 30 service aces in 2012 and 46 aces with a 1.71 digs per set average in 2013.

3 Aubrey Drake 5-4 Defensive Specialist JR Rock Island, Illinois

2016…played in 36 matches and 132 sets…averages 2.15 digs per set and had 23 service aces…had a season high 17 digs in October 22 match against Midland

2015…played in 32 matches and 115 sets…recorded 23 ace serves and had a 1.4 digs per set average.

Before Dordt…claimed first team all-Metro and all-MAC honors while playing for Pleasant Valley (Iowa)…averaged 3.66 digs per set and was a member of the MAC all-Academic Team.

4 Lindsay Ewald 5-7 Defensive Specialist SO Terrace, British Columbia

2016…played in 17 junior varsity matches…averaged 2.13 digs per set and had four service aces.

6 Jelsie Dean 5-11 Middle Blocker SO Spearfish, South Dakota

2016…played in four junior varsity matches.

Before Dordt…played for Spearfish High School (South Dakota)…finished her senior year with 122 kills, 74 digs, 68 blocks (46 solo, 22 assist) and 26 services aces…earned all-conference honorable mention honors twice…was a three-year letter winner and led her team to the Black Hills Conference Championship in both 2014 and 2015 and finished third in the 2015 Class A South Dakota State Volleyball Tournament…was named to the Academic All-State team in 2015. 

8 Hannah Nelson 5-5 Defensive Specialist FR Prinsburg, Minnesota

Before Dordt… graduated from Central Minnesota Christian High School…was a defensive specialist and totaled over 1,000 digs during her career and earned all-conference honors…competed for the Kandi Elite club program and helped her team claim the Camden Conference Championship.

9 Aubriana Vander Woude 5-8 Outside Hitter FR Merced, California

Before Dordt…competed for Stone Ridge Christian School (California)…was a member of the Division 6 League Championship team and a CIF Regional Championship runner-up…claimed first-team all-league and all-area honors.

10 Kate Wnek 5-5 Defensive Specialist FR El Cajon, California

Before Dordt…attended Christian High School in El Cajon, California…had a team high 339 assists and 219 digs in 2016 as part of a two-setter offense…also had 79 kills and 26 ace serves…claimed first-team all-league honors as a senior after claiming second-team honors as a sophomore and junior.  

11 Julia Lindbergh 6-2 Outside Hitter JR Margate, Florida

2016…played in 36 matches and had a 2.09 kills per set average with a .169 kill efficiency…had 25 service aces while playing in 130 sets…had a season high 15 kills against MidAmerica Nazarene on September 2…recorded six ace serves against Montana State-Northern on September 2.

2015…played in 26 matches and 80 matches…averaged 1.31 kills per set.

Before Dordt…played for Coral Springs Christian Academy (Florida)…was a first team all-county pick as a senior after claiming second team honors in 2013…averaged 15.5 kills, 7.1 digs, 2.2 blocks and 1.3 ace serves while claiming Region IV Player of the Year honors in 2014…served as her team captain for two seasons.

12 Ema Altena 6-0 Outside Hitter JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2016…was a GPAC first-team honoree while also claiming third-team NAIA All-American accolades…was named to the NAIA National All-Tournament team…was an AVCA all-region first-team pick…recorded 2.89 kills per set with a .224 kill efficiency…had a team high 60 service aces…had a season high 19 kills against Hastings in National Championship match…had five ace serves against Dakota State on August 26.

2015…played in 32 matches and 117 sets…averaged 2.63 kills per set with a kill efficiency of .218…claimed all-GPAC first-team honors and all-AVCA second-team accolades…recorded 20 or more kills on two occasions…had a season high 21 kills against Davenport on August 29…twice had a kill efficiency of .714 in matches.

Before Dordt…earned 2014 first team all-state honors while playing for Western Christian and helping the Wolfpack to a Class 2A state runner-up finish…averaged 3.34 kills per set with a .415 kill efficiency… had 46 ace serves and averaged 1.7 digs per set…totaled 298 kills as a junior with a .419 kill efficiency and earned second team all-state honors…was a first team all-conference and all-district pick as a junior…had 215 kills as a sophomore.

13 Jamie Gesink 5-9 Setter JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2016…was a GPAC first-team honoree while also claiming second-team NAIA All-American accolades…was named to the NAIA National All-Tournament team… was an AVCA all-region first-team pick…put up 10.77 assists per set with nearly a kill per set…recorded 35 service aces…had a season high 62 assists against MidAmerica Nazarene on September 2…recorded eight kills against Columbia on December 2…had a season high 16 digs in a match with Hastings on November 5 and Bellevue on August 26.

2015…played in 117 sets and 32 matches…put up 10.7 assists per set with 29 service aces…averaged 2.41 digs per set…was an all-GPAC and all-AVCA first-team honoree…had a season high 63 assists against Rocky Mountain on September 5.

Before Dordt…earned first team all-state honors for the fourth straight year in 2014 and helped Western to its fourth straight state runner-up finish…averaged 9.5 assists per set in 2014 and 10.1 in 2013…had 62 ace serves in 2014 and 60 in 2013…earned all-tournament accolades four straight years at the Iowa High School State Tournament….Western was 181-13 in the four seasons Gesink set.

14 Ally Krommendyk 6-2 Middle Blocker SO Belle Plaine, Minnesota

2016…played in six varsity matches…played in five junior varsity matches with a 2.42 kills per set average and had a .370 kill efficiency…averaged 1.58 blocks per set.

Before Dordt…went to Southwest Christian High School (Minnesota)…recorded 327 kills on 635 attempts, 34 digs, and 100 blocks…earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior while earning all-state honors in 2015…was the starting middle hitter as a sophomore for the Stars 2013 State Championship team. 

15 Erica Bousema 5-5 Defensive Specialist FR Sheldon, Iowa

Before Dordt…attended Western Christian High School (Iowa)…was a first-team all-Lakes Conference honoree in 2016…averaged 3.3 digs per set and had a 91 percent success rate from the service area…recorded 53 service aces…served for a 96 percent success rate in 2015 and had 36 aces…had a .38 dig average as a junior.

16 Leah Kamp 5-11 Middle Blocker, Outside Hitter JR Tinley Park, Illinois

2016…played in 11 varsity matches and 16 sets…had one solo and three assisted blocks and recorded seven kills…played in eight matches with a 2.37 kills per set average…averaged nearly a block per set.

Before Dordt…attended Calvin College (Michigan) in 2015-16…graduated from Chicago Christian High School (Illinois)  and had 124 career solo blocks, 275 total career blocks, 71 aces, 236 digs and 554 kills…earned all-conference honors in both volleyball and basketball and was selected an All-American for her play in AAU volleyball.  

17 Jessica Timmermans 5-9 Outside Hitter JR Orange City, Iowa

2016…played in 13 junior varsity matches…recorded 1.21 kills per outing.

2015…averaged 2.21 kills per set in 22 junior varsity matches.

Before Dordt…averaged 2.7 kills per set in 2014 and helped Unity Christian (Iowa) to a berth in the semifinal round of the Iowa High School State Tournament…earned first team all-conference honors in 2013 and 2014 and was a 2014 Class 2A All-District honoree.

18 Sarah De Haan 6-3 Middle Blocker, Opposite Hitter FR Hollandale, Minnesota

Before Dordt… graduated from Albert Lea High School (Minnesota)…posted a .422 kill efficiency and averaged 1.1 blocks per set while claiming all-conference honors in 2015 and 2016…earned Minnesota Academic All-State Honors in 2016…was on the Big 9 Conference Academic Honor Roll all four years of high school…helped her club volleyball team to a third place finish in the Premier 17s division at the 2016 nationals.  

19 Summer Jansen 5-10 Defensive Specialist SR Sheldon, Iowa

2016…earned all-GPAC honorable mention honors…averaged 2.95 digs per outing and had 17 ace serves…had a season high 35 digs in match against Corban on December 2.

2015…played in 31 matches and 114 sets…averaged a team high 4.9 digs per set…claimed second-team all-GPAC honors…recorded 20 or more digs on ten occasions…had a season high 31 digs against Viterbo on December 2 at the NAIA National Championships.

2014…played in 101 sets and had a 2.57 digs per set average…recorded 20 service aces in 26 matches played…had a season high 26 digs against Doane on October 3 and had 20 digs against Dakota Wesleyan on October 7…was credited with three service aces against Morningside on September 17.

Before Dordt…totaled 395 digs and 243 kills in 2013 as Western Christian (Iowa) finished as the runner-up at the Class 2A Iowa State Tournament…had 29 ace serves and was in on 36 blocks while earning second-team all-Lakes Conference honors and third-team honors from the Northwest Iowa Review.

20 Anna Christians 5-7 Defensive Specialist SO Sioux Center, Iowa

2016…played in 17 junior varsity matches…averaged 1.84 digs per set and had four service aces.

Before Dordt…graduated from Unity Christian High School (Iowa)…finished her senior season with a serve receive percentage of 95.54 and she averaged 1.7 digs per game…served up 32 aces with a serve efficiency of 94.32 percent…helped Unity to a state tournament berth in both 2014 and 2015…was a 2015 academic all-state honoree.

21 Stephanie Kuiper 6-0 Opposite Hitter JR Palos Heights, Illinois

2016…played in 13 junior varsity matches…had 18 kills and three solo blocks and eight assisted blocks.

2015…played in 22 junior varsity matches and averaged 1.28 kills per set.

Before Dordt…put down 1.1 kills per set for Chicago Christian High School (Illinois) and had a .287 kill efficiency…averaged 1.0 blocks per set while helping Chicago Christian to a conference and regional championships.

22 Kristen Broersma 5-9 Middle Blocker FR Sunnyside, Washington

Before Dordt…played for Sunnyside Christian (Washington)…averaged 2.1 kills per set with 1.2 digs…helped her team to four straight state tournament appearances with a fifth place finish as a senior…earned first-team all-league honors three times and earned all-state honors once…was also a standout basketball player and claimed all-league and all-state honors.

23 Emily Feilmeier 5-4 Defensive Specialist SO Hartington, Nebraska

2016…played in 16 junior varsity matches…averaged 3.33 assists per set and had 10 ace serves…got to 1.25 digs per outing.

Before Dordt…played for Cedar Catholic High School (Nebraska)…racked up 1697 set assists, 742 digs, 298 kills, 105 services aces and 93 blocks in 2015…earned Class C All-Area Elite 8 First-Team honors along with All-State Honorable mention honors after leading her team to a MidState Conference Championship and district runner-up finish in 2015…was named to the all-conference first-team, and voted team mvp. 

24 Robyn Underwood 5-8 Setter JR Santa Clarita, California

2016…played in 11 matches…averaged 1.35 assists per set and had four service aces.

2015…played in six matches.

Before Dordt…claimed all-Foothill League honors playing for Saugus High School (California)…was a three-year starter and was her teams captain and claimed scholar-athlete honors.

25 Haley Delperdang 6-1 Middle Blocker, Outside Hitter FR Remsen, Iowa

Before Dordt… played at Remsen-St. Mary’s High School (Iowa)…finished her senior season with 223 kills, a .290 kill efficiency, and 2.79 kills per set…had 26 aces, with a .908 serve efficiency, along with 40 block assists and 29 solo blocks…finished her career with 612 kills, 242 blocks, and 90 service aces…earned a first-team all-conference nod in 2016 and CYO all-tournament teams honors during her final two seasons. 

26 Haley Moss 6-6 Opposite Hitter SR Boyden, Iowa

2016…all-GPAC second-team selection…averaged 1.93 kills per set in 132 sets played and averaged nearly a block per set…had a .233 kill efficienc.

2015…played in 101 sets and 28 matches…recorded 2.32 kills per set with a .242 kill efficiency and averaged just under a block per set…was a second-team all-GPAC selection…recorded a season high 13 kills on three occasions…had a season high eight blocks against Davenport on August 29.

2014…had a 1.87 kills per set average with a .252 kill efficiency while earning all-GPAC second team honors …was also named the GPAC Freshman of the Year and had team high 19 solo blocks and she had 91 assisted blocks…had a season high 19 kills against MidAmerica Nazarene on September 5..recorded nine solo blocks and four assisted blocks against Concordia on October 25.

Before Dordt…was a part of three state tournament runner-up teams for Western Christian (Iowa) and one state champion squad…earned first-team all-state and all-district honors in 2013 after averaging 2.55 kills per set  with a .414 kill efficiency…recorded .89 blocks per set as a senior and had 281 total kills… recorded 277 kills in 2012 and 222 as a sophomore….was in on 95 blocks in 2012…earned first-team all-conference honors in 2012 after claiming second-team honors in 2011.

27 Emily Stimes 6-0 Opposite Hitter FR Beresford, South Dakota

Before Dordt… attended Beresford High School (South Dakota)…recorded 201 kills, 41 block assists, and 21 solo blocks during her senior season…finished her senior season with a .294 kill percentage…earned first-team all-region and second-team all-conference honors…played club volleyball with the Sanford Pentagon and Kairos programs.

28 Bailey Braaksma 5-11 Outside Hitter SO Randolph, Wisconsin

Before Dordt…a graduate of Central Wisconsin Christian and attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls…had 194 kills in 2015 with 107 digs and 35 blocks for Central Wisconsin Christian…had a total of 428 kills during her career and 72 blocks…claimed honorable mention all-conference honors and served as team captain.  

29 Sara Hanson 5-6 Defensive Specialist FR Kent, Washington

Before Dordt…attended Kentwood Senior High School (Washington)…totaled 136 digs with 23 ace serves in 2016 when Kentwood finished fourth at the state tournament.  

30 Abbi Mulder 6-0 Outside Hitter FR Worthington, Minnesota

Before Dordt… attended Worthington High School (Minnesota)…was a Big South All-Conference honorable mention honoree and three-year varsity letter winner…posted 209 kills, 101 blocks, and 29 service aces in 2016…left Worthington High School as both the single season (101) and career leader in blocks, with 202 over three seasons…played club volleyball with Kairos Elite. 

31 Faith Rossell 5-3 Defensive Specialist FR Griswold, Iowa

Before Dordt… played for Griswold High School (Iowa) where she earned academic all-conference and academic all-state honors…was an honorable mention all-conference pick and earned two varsity letters in both volleyball and softball…averaged 6.34 assists and 2.13 digs per outing and had 43 ace serves.  

32 Abbie Gustafson 6-0 Opposite Hitter SO Kiron, Iowa

2016…played in 10 junior varsity matches.