Krommendyk Claims All-American Honors

Krommendyk Claims All-American Honors

(Tuesday, December 10; Sioux Center, Iowa) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has announced the 2019 Volleyball All-America Teams and Dordt’s Ally Krommendyk (Senior; Hamburg, Minnesota), has earned third-team honors.

Krommendyk claims the honor after leading the Defenders with 1.13 blocks per set and she also put down 2.53 kills with a .327 kill efficiency.  Krommendyk reached double figures in kills 17 times this season and had a career high 18 kills against Midland on November 6.  She was also in on eight blocks in a match four different times this season.

“For Ally to earn third-team All-American is tremendous and quite an honor. Her statistics of kills, attack percentage and blocks all met the qualifications required for this national honor. Her season kills total of 294 was only five short of her season high that happened in 2017. The amazing part is that this 2019 season she played in 34 fewer sets which means she was very efficient this year. She was a force at the net and it's quite an honor that the national committee recognized her in this way. Ally's love for the Lord and her teammates is what stands out even greater as I reflect back on her career,” said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Krommendyk was earlier named all-GPAC first-team and AVCA all-region first-team.  She is one of seven GPAC athletes to earn first, second or third-team All-America teams and another four claimed honorable mention accolades in the selection process. The All-American teams are chosen by the NAIA Volleyball All-American Selection Committee made up of NAIA-AVCA officers and the championship committee.

This is the fifth year in a row the Defender volleyball program has had an athlete named to an All-American team.