Wood Added To Volleyball Program

Wood Added To Volleyball Program

(Thursday, May 7; Sioux Center, Iowa) Zach Wood, a senior at Shakopee High School (Minnesota), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender volleyball program.

"Zach is young in the sport of volleyball and is definitely on the rise with his skills and experience. As an outside hitter he will provide solid depth for us in all six rotations.  We are grateful for the work that his high school coaches Krista Fleming, Jenny Kilkelly, and Jack Nichols have all invested into his development.  Zach will be a great fit for our campus community as he seeks to grow in all areas of his life and live out the Defender Way,” said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Wood is a 6-2 outside hitter and helped his team to a .700 winning percentage. He also played basketball for Shakopee.

"I chose Dordt because I think it is the best place for me to continue to advance academically, in my walk with God and my volleyball career. I have only see and heard positive things about Dordt so far, so, I think it will be the best place for me," said Wood.

Zach is the son of Steve and Rachel Wood of Savage, Minnesota.  He plans to enter the pre-Architecture program 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.