Bonsen To Join Defender Volleyball

Bonsen To Join Defender Volleyball

(Wednesday, February 12; Sioux Center, Iowa) Kyla Bonsen, a student at Bellevue College (Washington) and graduate of Lynden High School (Washington), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender volleyball program.

"Kyla is an experienced setter who will give us competitive depth in that role.  Her athleticism and knowledge of the position along with her spirit to grow in all areas of her life, will make her a wonderful addition to our campus and community," said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Bonsen is a 5-8 setter who averaged 9.5 assists per set as a high school player and earned first-team all-state and all-conference honors. She put up 2,031 assists during her career and established a single season record at Lynden with 813 assists. She was a part of two straight state runner-up finishes at Lynden in 2017 and 2018.  She will come to Dordt with three years of eligibilty remaining.  Bellevue College is a two-year institution and is a member of the Northwest Athletic Conference.

"I chose Dordt because of the small Christian community and the Christ-centered atmosphere around campus. The volleyball program was super inviting and competitive! I can't wait to be a Defender," said Bonsen.

Kyla is the daughter of Paul and Karla Bonsen of Lynden, Washington.  She plans to study Elementary Education at Dordt.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian university rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.