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TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Table of Contents.................................................1 Media Information..............................................2 COACHING STAFF Profiles.................................................................4-6 STUDENT-ATHLETES Spotting Chart......................................................8 Players’ Survey....................................................10 2013 Roster..........................................................11 Student-Athlete Profiles...........................14-23 2012 IN REVIEW & 2013 PREVIEW.....................26-29 2012 SEASON STATISTICS.....................................33-38 NSIC INFORMATION About................................................39-40 2013 OPPONENTS Findlay....................................................42 Pfeiffer....................................................43 Virginia State........................................44 Barton.....................................................45 Drury.......................................................46 South Dakota School of Mines......47 Missouri Western................................48 Northwest Missouri State................49 Wayne State..........................................50 Augustana.............................................52 Southwest Minnesota State...........53

MSU-Moorhead.................................54 Northern State...................................55 Jamestown College..........................57 Minot State..........................................58 U-Mary...................................................59 Upper Iowa.........................................62 Winona State......................................63 Concordia-St. Paul............................64 Minnesota State................................65 Minnesota Crookston......................66 Bemidji State.......................................67 Dakota State.......................................68 Minnesota-Duluth............................69 St. Cloud State....................................70 USF HISTORY Conference Affiliations....................71 All-Conference Selections.............72 LOOKING BACK Heeney Reaches Milestone.....74-75 Individual Season Records......76-77 Team Records...............................78-79 ALL-TIME RESULTS..................................................80-84

The 2013 Sioux Falls volleyball media guide is a publication of the University of Sioux Falls Sports Information Office. Written and edited by Stephanie Pendrys. Editorial assistance provided by Paul Watley. Cover design by Stephanie Pendrys. The guide was produced using Adobe In-Design CS6 and Photoshop CS6. Thank you to head coach Joel McCartney and his staff for their assistance in the production of this media guide.

Follow the Cougars Online! Home athletic events are streamed online at www.usfcougars.com. In addition to the official University of Sioux Falls athletic website, updates, interviews, scores and more can also be found on twitter at twitter/usf_athletics and facebook.com/USFCougars COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • TABLE OF CONTENTS

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MEDIA INFORMATION General Name of School: University of Sioux Falls Location: Sioux Falls, S.D. Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 1,519 Nickname: Cougars Colors: Purple and White Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Mark Benedetto Director of Athletics: Kevin Hesser Stadium (capacity): Stewart Center (1,800) Coaching Information Head Coach: Joel McCartney Alma Mater/Year: Graceland ‘87 Record at School/ Yrs.: 29-43 (2) Career Record: 373-198 (.653) Assistant Head Coach: Andrea McCartney Alma Mater/Year: Bellevue University ‘96 Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 14-16 Conference Record/Finish: 5-15 (13th) Lettermen Returning/Lost: 7/16 Starters Returning: 4/6 + libero

USF Directory (all numbers have 605 area code) USF Athletics: 331-6791 Kevin Hesser, Director of Athletics: 271-3097 Stephanie Pendrys, Sports Information Coor.: 575-2074 Pam Gohl, Assoc. A.D. /Compliance/SWA: 331-6652 SID Kortemeyer, Senior Athletic Administrator: 331-6656 Paul Watley, Sports Information Assistant: 331-6695 Kerry Conroy, Sales/Marketing Assistant: 331-6698 Joel McCartney, Head Coach: 271-3107 Andrea McCartney, Assistant Coach: 271-3106

Covering USF The USF Sports Information office will call, fax and/or e-mail results to requested locations. Please contact the office prior to the game with a media list. Argus Leader 605.331.2329 /fax: 605.977.3933 argus-sports@argusleader.com Mitchell Daily Republic 605.996.5514 /fax: 605.996.5020 dailynews@mitchellrepublic.com

Sports Information Sports Information Coordinator: Stephanie Pendrys Email: Stephanie.Pendrys@usiouxfalls.edu Cell Phone: 605-376-8906 Sports Information Graduate Assistant: Paul Watley Email: Paul.Watley@usiouxfalls.edu Cell Phone: 402-304-7911 Sports Information Phone: 605-575-2074 Sports Information Fax: 605-331-6792

Madison Daily Leader 605.256.4555 /fax: 605.256.6190

Athletics Website www.usfcougars.com Facebook www.facebook.com/USFCougars Twitter www.twitter.com/USF_Athletics YouTube Mailing Address USF Sports Information 1101 West 22nd Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105

KELOLAND Sports 605.336.1100 /fax: 605.336.0202

Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan 605.665.7811 /fax: 605.665.1721 sports@yankton.net KWSN 1230 AM 605.271.5873 /fax: 605.336.0415

KSFY News TV 605.373.7376/fax: 605.336.2067 KDLT News TV 605.361.1357/fax: 605.361.7017 sports@kdlt.com Associated Press Sioux Falls 605.332.3111/apsiouxfalls@ap.org

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COACHES


Joel McCartney Head Coach Papillion, Neb. Graceland College (1987) Third season

Joel McCartney enters his third season at the helm of the Cougar volleyball program. McCartney currently boasts a career record of 373-198 (.653). He looks to build upon a season where he steered the University of Sioux Falls program through the NCAA Division II process and recorded five league wins in their first season as a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The Cougars went 14-16 in McCartney’s second year and improved its offensive efficiency and its backline defense under his guidance. The team finished with an average of 11.2 assists per set, the best mark in five years for the Cougars, and hit .215, a 20-point improvement from the 2011 season and the fifth-best hitting clip in the NSIC. USF also improved its kills average from 11.5 in 2011 to 11.9 in 2012 and finished fourth in the league with 170 total service aces. McCartney’s team also proved themselves in the classroom, earning the Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association in 2011-12. In addition, all eight Cougars that were eligible for the Fall 2012 NSIC All-Academic volleyball team received the honor. In McCartney’s first year as head coach, the Cougars finished 3rd in the Locos Grill Division II Transitional Tournament and closed out the 2011 campaign by winning seven of their last ten matches. A Cougar volleyball program that had struggled offensively the past few years racked up 1,764 total kills-the highest total for a USF squad since the 2003 season. The 2011 season will also be remembered as a collection of fantastic individual accomplishments. Freshman Emily Johnson recorded 451 kills, which is the fourth-best single season in school history. Junior college transfer Chanda Goedken (Kirkwood) also etched her name in the record book, posting 417 kills for the sixth-best single season mark. Freshman Charlee Nelson put together the best year for a Cougar setter since the 1999 season, as she tallied 977 assists (sixth-highest ever). The Cougars continued the tradition of excellence in the classroom as 10 student-athletes received the 2011-12 USF Student-Athlete All-Academic award and the team was awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Associations (AVCA) Team Academic Award for sporting a 3.55 GPA in the classroom. McCartney came to USF in July 2011 after a four-year stint as the head coach of the University of Georgia volleyball program. In McCartney’s tenure, the Bulldogs compiled an overall record of 62-55. McCartney’s time at Georgia concluded with his career record standing at 344-155. In his first season at UGA in 2007, McCartney led the Bulldogs to the biggest turnaround in program history, as that year’s squad posted a 17-13 record following just a six-win campaign in 2006. The 2007 Bulldogs also posted eight conference victories, the most league wins for the program since 2004. Georgia’s 17 total wins and eight SEC wins surpassed the combined total number of overall and conference wins from both the 2005 and 2006 seasons. 4

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In 2008, Georgia went 17-14 with a 10-10 record in SEC action under the guidance of McCartney, who entered the season poised to reach a career milestone of his own. With the Bulldogs’ 3-0 sweep of the Furman Paladins on August 31 in the Georgia Bulldog Invitational Tournament, McCartney achieved his 300th collegiate-career head coaching victory. The highlight of the Bulldogs’ season was an upset of the No. 8-ranked Florida Gators. The win by the Bulldogs snapped a 45-match losing streak to the Gators, which dated back to 1990. The 2009 Bulldogs finished with an overall record of 17-14 including an 8-12 SEC mark which gave Georgia a 5th place finish in the conference, UGA’s highest finish in the SEC since 2004. In league action, Georgia captured its eight victories by sweeping the two-match, season-series with Auburn and Mississippi State while splitting series with Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and South Carolina. In 2010, Georgia opened the season on a six-match winning streak including a 4-0 mark to win the Deacon Invitational tournament title. The Bulldogs went on to carry an 8-4 mark into the start of the conference season and would pull off a five-set upset over 20th-ranked Tennessee in late September.

McCartney File

Career mark of 373-198 (.653) Sioux Falls (2011- present) Head Coach: 29-43 overall

Prior to his tenure at Georgia, McCartney coached Winthrop University University of Georgia (2007-10) (S.C.) to a 167-49 record in six years, including a 34-3 campaign in 2006. Head Coach 62-55 overall McCartney’s Eagles captured five consecutive Big South Conference titles and made five straight appearances in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Winthrop University (2002-07) Head Coach McCartney, a native of Papillion (Neb.), began his coaching career in 1991 167-49 overall as an assistant at Eastern Kentucky University. He served in that capacity 5 consecutive Big South Conference titles for two seasons before accepting the first assistant coaching position at 5 straight NCAA Tournament appearances Indiana State University, which he held from 1993-95. Bellevue University (1999-2002) McCartney then took over the head coaching position of the Nebraska Head Coach Tornados, a National Volleyball Association Professional League team, 115-51 overall from 1996-98. His 1998 team captured the NVA national championship. Winningest coach in school history During his stint as the Nebraska Tornados head coach, McCartney also served as the head coach at Bellevue University (1996-2000). He led the NAIA program to a 115-51 overall record, recruited and coached several academic and athletic All-Americans and brought the program to national prominence. In only four short seasons, McCartney became the winningest volleyball coach in Bellevue University history. McCartney left Bellevue University to return to an assistant position at the Division I level. In 2001, he accepted a role at the University of Oklahoma as the first-assistant coach. His responsibility under the mentorship of his former college teammate, Kalani Mahi, was assisting in the on-court training and recruitment of student-athletes. McCartney also played on the collegiate and professional levels. He was both an Academic and Collegiate Club All-American while playing for Graceland College from 1983-87. He went on to play for the USAV Open National Champions, Nike Molten, in 1988 before competing professionally from 1989-91 in Umea, Sweden for Team IKSU. A 1983 graduate of Papillion High School (Neb.), McCartney holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics and Finance from Graceland College and a master’s degree in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He is married to the former Andrea Viviano from Kansas City and has a daughter Kate (9), and son James (7). COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • COACH McCARTNEY

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ANDREA McCARTNEY

ASSISTANT COACH- 3RD SEASON BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY ‘96 Andrea McCartney enters her third season as the assistant volleyball coach for the USF Cougars. She has fifteen years of assistant coaching experience at the professional, collegiate and the junior development levels. A native of Kansas City, Mo., she most recently served as a volunteer coach for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2008-10. In her three years with the program, the Bulldogs posted an overall mark of 45-42. McCartney previously spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Winthrop Eagles from 2001-06. Prior to her tenure at Winthrop, McCartney served as a volunteer coach at the University of Oklahoma in 2000. McCartney served as an assistant coach at Bellevue University for the four years (1996-99) that her husband, head coach Joel McCartney, led the program. The two have joined efforts in coaching since 1996. She also served as an assistant to the Nebraska Tornados, a NVA league professional team, in 1998. One of McCartney’s great passions is the development of youth volleyball and seeing youth athletes succeed. Throughout her coaching career, McCartney has held several youth volleyball clinics and also served as a junior development head coach for the Midlands Volleyball Club from 1997-99.

ALYSSA CHAMBERS

GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH - 2ND SEASON SIOUX FALLS ‘11 In her second year at USF is Alyssa Chambers, who will work as the graduate assistant for the volleyball program. She will assist with equipment, video and travel arrangements. Chambers should be familiar to Cougar volleyball fans, as she was a four-year starter at USF and graduated as the school’s career blocks leader. A two-time team captain, she also ranks in the top-5 in school history in matches played. As a junior, she led the Cougars in blocks and earned honorable mention All-GPAC honors. Chambers finished her collegiate career with 788 kills and school record 566 total blocks. The Sioux Falls native starred at Roosevelt High School, where she earned all-state honors and broke the state record for blocks at the South Dakota state volleyball tournament (22 in three days). Chambers holds a bachelor’s of the arts degree in English and secondary education from the University of Sioux Falls. She is the daughter of Lorri and J.C. Chambers and has two sisters, Carley, who played basketball at Sterling College and Haley, a sophomore outside hitter at Northwestern College (Iowa).

McCartney was a four-year letter-winner (1992-96) at Bellevue University, where she earned MCAC First Team and NAIA All-Region honors at the outside hitter position. She also played one season for the Nebraska Tornados in the NVA Professional League as a defensive specialist in 1997. She is married to Cougars’ head volleyball coach Joel McCartney. The couple has two children, a daughter Kate (9), and son James (7).

Joel & Andrea McCartney are introduced as the University of Sioux Falls’ new volleyball coaches in July of 2011

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A Sioux Falls native, Chambers is the Cougars’ career blocks leader with 566 stuffs & ranks in the top-5 in matches played

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Michelle Ritland MB • 6-4 So. - 1 L

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Natalie Minchow OPP • 5-11 So. - 1 L

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Natalie Minchow OPP • 5-11 So. - 1 L

#7 Aubrey Milne OH • 6-0 Fr. - HS

Kellee Griese OH • 5-11 So. - 1 L

Who would win a staring contest?

Who is the most likely to be on a reality show?

Who is the team cut-up (class clown)?

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Alexa Reed S • 5-10 Sr. - 1 L

Emily Johnson OH • 5-11 Jr. - 2 L

Andrea Odbert L/DS • 5-6 Sr. - 1 L

Who is the most likely to move overseas after graduation?

Who is the pickiest eater?

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Aubrey Milne OH • 6-0 Fr. - HS

Michelle Ritland MB • 6-4 So. - 1 L

Alexa Reed S • 5-10 Sr. - 1 L

Alexa Reed S • 5-10 Sr. - 1 L

Who motivates the team the best?

Who would be the team jump roping champion?

Who is the most likely to wear flip flops during a snowstorm?

Who is the messiest?

Who is the most likely to become a coach?


2013 Roster

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Name Kellee Griese Andrea Odbert Jordan Calef Becky Wessel Abby Folk Aubrey Milne Emily Johnson Kate Hart Michelle Ritland Alexa Reed Samantha Lovell Megan Jacob Natalie Minchow

Pos. OH L/DS MB L/DS L/DS OH OH MB MB S MB OPP OPP

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Hometown (Previous School) Platte, S.D. (Platte-Geddes) Columbus, Neb. (Central CC) (Scotus Central) Cedar Rapids, Iowa (John F. Kennedy) Stanton, Neb. (Central CC) (Lutheran High Northeast) Rogers, Minn. (Rogers) Murray, Utah (Murray) Platte, S.D. (Platte-Geddes) Chattaroy, Wash. (Spokane CC) Hampton, Iowa (Hampton-Dumont) League City, Texas (Saint Leo) Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue East) Bennington, Neb. (Bennington) South Bend, Neb. (Louisville)

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Players By Year

Kellee Griese (Grr-ice) Andrea Odbert (Ann-drea) (Odd-bert) Aubrey Milne (Awe-bree) (Miln) Samantha Lovell (Love-ull)

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PLAYER PROFILES


#2 Andrea Odbert

Libero/Defensive Specialist Sr./5-6/Columbus, Neb. (Central CC/Scotus Central) 2012: First season as a Cougar was a productive one…played in every set of all 30 matches, mostly as a defensive/serving specialist…started the season on a tear, averaging 15.4 digs per match in USF’s first 10 contests… posted a career-best 32 digs against Jamestown College (8/31)…tallied 23 digs in the Cougars’ road upset of Winona State (10/27) and dug out 21 shots in a four-set win versus Oklahoma City (9/7)…compiled a teamhigh 416 digs on the season (3.85/ set)…finished with 29 service aces (0.27/set) to stand second on the squad…served up a personalbest three aces twice, versus Dakota Wesleyan (9/5) and Minot State (10/19)…credited with 21 set assists and three kills…received the team’s Best Server Award and Best Passer Award. 2010-11: Spent two seasons at Central CC (Neb.), where she set records for career digs and digs in a season…named all-conference and all-region as both a freshman and a sophomore…two-year team captain for a Raiders squad that finished 32-11 in 2011. HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Scotus Central Catholic…first team all state for the Shamrocks as a junior and a senior… also a two-time first team all-conference selection…also played soccer and basketball and ran track…completed 25 hours of community service each school year. PERSONAL: Daughter of Rich and Kati Odbert…has three siblings, Emmie, Grace and Chloe…exercise science major who wants to become a general practitioner… favorite professional athlete is Lebron James…loves wakeboarding and hanging out with friends.

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ODBERT BY THE NUMBERS 2012 Season Highs KILLS (K-E-TA) 1 ( 1- 0- 1) 4s vs Winona State (Oct. 05, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 5 ( 0- 0- 5) 5s at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) ASSISTS 3 (4s) vs Winona State (Oct. 05, 2012) DIGS 32 (5s) vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) 23 (5s) at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) 21 (4s) vs Oklahoma City (Sept. 07, 2012) 19 (4s) at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct. 12, 2012) 19 (3s) at Augustana (Nov. 01, 2012) ACES 3 vs MINOT (Oct. 19, 2012) 3 vs Dakota Wesleyan (Sept. 05, 2012)

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#15 Alexa Reed

Setter Sr./5-10/League City, Texas (Saint Leo) REED BY THE NUMBERS 2012 Season Highs ATTACK PERCENTAGE (K-E-TA) .714 ( 5- 0- 7) vs Mayville State (Aug. 31, 2012) .500 ( 7- 0-14) vs MARY (Oct. 20, 2012) KILLS (K-E-TA) 7 ( 7- 0-14) 4s vs MARY (Oct. 20, 2012) 6 ( 6- 1-11) 5s vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 14 ( 7- 0-14) 4s vs MARY (Oct. 20, 2012) 13 ( 5- 2-13) 5s at MSU (Sept. 14, 2012) ASSISTS 56 (5s) vs UIU (Oct. 06 2012) 50 (5s) vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) DIGS 12 (4s) vs Oklahoma City (Sept. 07, 2012) ACES 3 vs Harris Stowe (Sept. 7, 2012) BLOCKS (BS-BA) 3 ( 1- 2) at Bemidji State (Oct 13, 2012)

2012 (JUNIOR): One of two Cougars to play in all 108 sets, including 30-of-30 starts at setter…amassed 1,036 assists and her 9.59 per set average was eighth in the NSIC…1,036 assists ranks her sixth on USF’s all-time single season charts…stood fifth on the team with a 1.72 digs per set ratio… slapped 27 aces, third-most on the Cougars…tallied five double-doubles to tie for second with Emily Johnson…surpassed the 40-assist plateau on nine occasions...highlighted by a career-high 56 assist, 10 digs performance against Upper Iowa where she also served up three aces (10/6)…notched 50 assists, six kills and four dig versus Jamestown College (8/31)…distributed 42 assists, corralled six digs and added a career-best seven kills in a four-set win over Mary (10/20)…led USF’s offense with a .714 attack percentage in a win against Mayville State, where she notched five kills on seven swings with zero errors…finished with 74 kills and a .256 hitting clip…also tossed up 22 total blocks which ranked her fifth on the team. 2011 (SOPHOMORE, St. Leo’s,): Amassed a team-high 551 set assists (5.62/set) during the 2011 season and led the team with 41 service aces...also tallied 12 block assists. 2010 (FRESHMAN, St. Leo’s): Saw time in 18 matches (46 sets), recorded 230 assists (5.0/set), 47 digs, three kills and 13 service aces. HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the All-District Academic Team in both 2007 and 2008 at Clear Creek HS (Texas)...selected as both Houston Chronicle and MaxPreps AVCA Player of the Week...her Wildcats’ squad won the 5A Region III Championship in 2008 and finished as the 5A state runner-ups. PERSONAL: Daughter of Don and Patricia Reed...has three siblings, Gina, Danielle and Sydney...Gina plays volleyball at Lyon College (Ark.) and Danielle played volleyball at the University of Texas Pan American (Texas) and Southwest Baptist (Mo.)...criminal justice major and chemistry minor, goal is to be a forensic scientist or work in a crime lab...community service activities include campus clean-up, selling raffle tickets for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

Reed dished 1,036 set assists in 2012, the sixth-highest single season total in school history. She was also tabbed the Cougars’ Most Valuable Player.

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#17 Samantha Lovell Middle Blocker Jr./6-1/Bellevue, Neb.

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in every match…put down a total of 199 kills and a team-high 95 blocks (33 solo, 62 block assists)…accounted for 51 percent of the team’s total block output….posted a .296 attack percentage to lead the team for the second year in a row…hit a career-best .714 with 10 kills on 14 swings with no errors in a four-set win against Oklahoma City (9/7)…notched a career-high eight blocks (four solo, four assist) with eight kills, an ace and a dig in the Cougars’ sweep of Bethel College (9/8)…also tallied seven blocks versus Oklahoma City (9/7) and six stuffs against both Southwest Minnesota State (10/16) and Dakota State (10/23)...member of the NSIC Fall 2012 All-Academic Team for volleyball. 2011 (FRESHMAN): Saw time in every match and played 152 total sets...led the Cougars with a .288 attack percentage... was also the team leader in solo blocks, with 21...had 121 total blocks which put her second only to Alyssa Chambers... stood third with 314 kills and 24 service aces...tallied 59 digs and 409 total points. Led the offensive charge in USF’s five set comeback win against Dakota State (10/28), posting a careerhigh 19 kills on 32 swings (.594) with four blocks for a seasonhigh 22 points...Hit a season-best .650 in a sweep of William Jewell (11/10) when she posted 14 kills on 20 swings with just one error...hit at a .400 clip or better in 11 matches. HIGH SCHOOL: Standout career at Bellevue East...led the Chieftains to back-to back state tournament appearances (2009-2010) for the first time in program history...finished tied for first in the state (Nebraska) in blocks per game and also finished amongst the state leaders in ace serves and hitting percentage...set the school single-season record for blocks (102) as a junior, which was also tops in the state...received honorable mention all-state and all-metro accolades...participated in NSAA all-star volleyball game...ran track...class vicepresident...homecoming queen.

SAMANTHA LOVELL

LOVELL BY THE NUMBERS Career Highs ATTACK PERCENTAGE (K-E-TA) .714 (10- 0-14) vs Oklahoma City (Sept. 07, 2012) .667 ( 9- 1-12) at Dakota Wesleyan (Sept. 01, 2012) KILLS (K-E-TA) 15 (15- 3-27) 5s vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) 14 (14- 3-20) 4s vs MINOT (Oct. 19, 2012) 13 (13- 3-30) 5s vs Mayville State (Aug. 31, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 31 ( 6- 3-31) 5s at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) 30 (13- 3-30) 5s vs Mayville State (Aug. 31, 2012) 28 (12- 4-28) 5s vs UIU (Oct. 06 2012) ASSISTS 1 (5s) at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) 1 (3s) at Southwest Minnesota (Sept. 18, 2012) DIGS 3 (4s) at Northern State (Sept. 28, 2012) 3 (3s) at Dakota Wesleyan (Sept. 01, 2012) ACES 3 vs Mount Marty College (Sept. 01, 2012) 2 vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) BLOCKS (BS-BA) 8 ( 4- 4) vs Bethel (Sept. 8 2012) 7 ( 2- 5) vs Oklahoma City (Sept. 07, 2012)

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jerry and Shelly Lovell...has a brother, Trevor...nursing major...professional goal is to be a successful nurse...broke her nose in a volleyball match the day she was crowned homecoming queen.

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#8 Emily Johnson Outside Hitter Jr./5-11/Platte, S.D.

JOHNSON BY THE NUMBERS 2012 Season Highs ATTACK PERCENTAGE (K-E-TA) .714 ( 5- 0- 7) vs Harris Stowe (Sept. 7, 2012) .529 (10- 1-17) vs SCSU (Sept. 22, 2012) KILLS (K-E-TA) 7 ( 7- 0-14) 4s vs MARY (Oct. 20, 2012) 6 ( 6- 1-11) 5s vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 51 (19- 8-51) 5s at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) 49 (15-10-49) 5s vs Mayville State (Aug. 31, 2012) ASSISTS 2 (4s) at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct. 12, 2012) 2 (5s) at MSU (Sept. 14, 2012) DIGS 16 (5s) at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) 15 (3s) vs Haskell (Sept. 8, 2012) ACES 5 at MSU (Sept. 14, 2012) 4 vs Mayville State (Aug. 31, 2012 ) BLOCKS (BS-BA) 4 ( 2- 2) at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) 3 ( 2- 1) vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012)

2012 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in every match and all but one set…led the team in both kills (305) and aces (33) for the second straight season…averaged 2.85 kills per set…chipped in 200 digs (1.87/set) …tossed up 49 total blocks to rank third on the squad…tallied five doubledoubles, including a 19 kill, 16 dig effort in the Cougars’ road upset of Winona State (10/27)…hit a season-best .529 with 10 kills, four digs, two aces and two block assists in a sweep of St. Cloud State (9/22), the Cougars’ first NSIC win…posted a .500 attack clip in a trio of non-conference wins, versus Dakota Wesleyan (9/5), Bethel (9/8) and Dakota State (10/23)…finished with a .201 attack percentage…named to the NSIC Fall 2012 All-Academic Team. 2011 (FRESHMAN): Impressive rookie campaign, played in a school record 153 sets (tied with Tashayla Person)...led the Cougars in kills (451), kills per set (2.95)...her 451 kills was the fourth-highest single season total in school history... stood second on the team with 15 double-doubles. Landed a team-high 44 aces (0.29/set) and posted 0.39 blocks per set...racked up 539.5 total points. Her best match came in a five-set loss to Lindenwood (10/29), where she tallied a career-best 28 points on a season-high 25 kills with 13 digs and four blocks...named the USF Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 9-16 after posting 20 kills to help the Cougars rally from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Henderson State at the 4th Annual La Quinta Inn & Suites/Arkansas Tech Volleyball Invitational (10/14)...Hit a season-best .526 with 11 kills and career-high five aces in the sweep of Black Hills State (11/11)...named to the Grand View Fall Classic, La Quinta Inn & Suites/Arkansas Tech Volleyball Invitational and the Locos Grill Transition All-Tournament squads...received 2011-12 student-athlete all academic award. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters at Platte-Geddes High School...impressive senior season; recording 468 kills, 57 blocks, 326 digs and 35 aces... earned first team All-State, All-SESD conference and All-SCC conference honors as a senior...named 2010 Class-A Miss Volleyball and a Q107 Elite 8 Captain... received second team AllState, All-SESD conference, All-SCC conference and Class A All-Tournament team honors as a junior...also played basketball and ran track. PERSONAL: Daughter of Chad and Darla Johnson...has a brother, Coby...nursing major...volunteers as a T-ball coach and with vacation bible school.

Johnson has tallied 756 kills and 577 digs in her first two seasons as a USF Cougar.

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#1 Kellee Griese Outside Hitter So./5-11/Platte, S.D.

KELLEE GRIESE 2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 30 matches and finished with 135 kills, 202 digs and a .123 hitting clip…In her debut against Mayville State (8/31), posted six kills and 11 digs…had five kills without an error and six digs with a blocking assist and an ace against Dakota Wesleyan (9/1)…hit .467 with nine kills on 15 swings versus the same DWU Tigers on 9/5...recorded her first double-double in the Cougars’ 3-1 loss to Winona State (10/5)…finishing with 11 kills and 11 digs…followed that with her second double-dip a week later at MinnesotaCrookston (10/12)…racking up 11 kills and 12 digs...had 11 kills, eight digs and two aces in USF’s sweep of Dakota State (10/23)…dug out a season-high 13 balls twice; versus Oklahoma City (9/7) and the University of Mary (10/20)…notched a season-best .500 attack percentage three times; at Dakota Wesleyan (9/1, versus Harris Stowe (9/7) and Minot State (10/19)...averaged 1.36 kills, 0.53 assists and 2.04 digs per set. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport star for the Black Panthers... three time all-SCC selection in volleyball (outside hitter) and basketball (point guard), member of the 2010-11 Class A first team all-state and 2009-10 Class A honorable mention allstate squads...owns school records for kills in a season (449) and digs in a season (361)....was part of two state tournament teams for the Black Panthers (2009, 2010)...will rejoin former PG teammate Emily Johnson on the Cougars’ roster... also very active in competitive cheer and dance...member of Platte-Geddes squad that took first place in pom (2011), first place in cheer and pom (2009) and first place in hip hop at the South Dakota state competitive dance competition. Four year member of the Roll of Excellence (All A’s)...served as National Honor Society secretary...involved in several community projects including Kiva.com, a non-profit that helps people in other countries pay off loans...member of the praise team at the First Reformed Church.

GRIESE BY THE NUMBERS 2012 Season Highs ATTACK PERCENTAGE (K-E-TA) .500 ( 7- 1-12) vs MINOT (Oct. 19, 2012) .500 ( 5- 0-10) at Dakota Wesleyan (Sept. 01, 2012) KILLS (K-E-TA) 11 (11- 6-31) 4s vs Winona State (Oct. 05, 2012) 11 (11- 5-36) 4s at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct. 12, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 36 (11- 5-36) 4s at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct. 12, 2012) 31 (11- 6-31) 4s vs Winona State (Oct. 05, 2012) ASSISTS 36 (3s) vs Mount Marty College (Sept. 01, 2012) 3 (3s) at Bemidji State (Oct. 13, 2012) DIGS 13 (4s) vs Oklahoma City (Sept. 07, 2012) 13 (4s) vs MARY (Oct. 20, 2012) ACES 5 vs Haskell (Sept. 8, 2012) 2 vs Jamestown College (Aug. 31, 2012) BLOCKS (BS-BA) 2 ( 0- 2) vs Bethel (Sept. 8 2012) 2 ( 0- 2) at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct. 12, 2012)

PERSONAL: Daughter of Lance and Aimee Griese...has one brother (Russell, 27) and one sister (Hilairee, 23)...academic major is undeclared...enjoys photography and video editing.

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#19 Natalie Minchow Opposite Side Hitter So./5-11/South Bend, Neb.

2012 (FRESHMAN): Notched 25 appearances... secured 1.53 kills, 0.66 digs and 0.34 assists per set…registered a careerhigh 11 kills with two digs and three blocks in the Cougars’ regular season finale against No. 22 Minnesota State (11/10)… cranked eight kills and ripped a career-high three aces versus Upper Iowa (10/6)…shined in the Cougars’ win over Harris Stowe (9/7), providing seven kills on nine swings with no errors for a .778 hitting clip…powered home sevens kills in victories against Minot State (10/19) and on the road at Winona State (10/27)…totaled 90 kills, 39 digs, 20 assists, 17 blocks and nine aces during her freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport athlete for Louisville High School and a vital contributor for a Lions squad that finished runner-up at the 2011 District State Championship…named twice to the Nebraska All-State second team and once to the honorable mention list…a three-time all ECNC selection…led her USAV Club team to a National 16U Championship in 2010…also named to the Lincoln Journal Star Class C-1 Second Team as a member of the Premier 18 Gold club team…garnered all ECNC and all state basketball honors as a senior…honor roll student all four years…National Honor Society member. PERSONAL: Daughter of Mark and Cheri Minchow…has a brother, Willis and a sister, Vanessa…academic major is undeclared…Spanish minor…wants to be a teacher and see the world someday…favorite athlete is Sarah Pavan…loves to travel and bake brownies…volunteer activities include serving food at the Open Door Mission and cleaning rooms at the Lydia House.

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MINCHOW BY THE NUMBERS 2012 Season Highs ATTACK PERCENTAGE (K-E-TA) .778 ( 7- 0- 9) vs Harris Stowe (Sept. 7, 2012) .583 ( 7- 0-12) at Concordia-St. Paul (Sept. 15, 2012) KILLS (K-E-TA) 11 (11- 5-23) 4s vs MSU (Nov. 10, 2012) 8 ( 8- 3-18) 5s vs UIU (Oct. 06, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 23 (11- 5-23) 4s vs MSU (Nov. 10, 2012) 19 ( 7- 3-19) 5s at Winona State (Oct. 27, 2012) ASSISTS 8 (3s) vs Dakota State (Oct. 23, 2012) 3 (4s) vs Winona State (Oct. 05, 2012) DIGS 5 (4s) vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov. 09, 2012) 4 (5s) at Winona State (Oct 27., 2012) ACES 3 vs UIU (Oct. 06, 2012) 2 vs Haskell (Sept. 8, 2012) BLOCKS (BS-BA) 3 ( 2- 1) vs MSU (Nov. 10, 2012) 2 ( 0- 2) at Bemidji State (Oct. 13, 2012)

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#12 Michelle Ritland Middle Blocker So./6-4/Hampton, Iowa

2012 (FRESHMAN): Played 27 sets in 19 matches…chipped in 0.93 kills per set…her 0.33 blocks per set average placed her seventh on the squad…turned in a career-high five kills with a .625 attack percentage in a win against Bethel (9/8)… buried four kills versus MinnesotaCrookston (10/12)…ended her freshman campaign with 25 kills, nine blocks and three digs. HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport star for Hampton-Dumont…an unanimous first team all conference selection as a senior…also named to the IGCA class 2A allstate honorable mention team…second team all-conference as a junior…also played softball and was twice named second-team all conference as a pitcher. PERSONAL: Daughter of Rick and Deb Ritland…has a sister, Sarah and a brother, Tyler…biology major…wants to work in the field of wildlife rehabilitation…also plays softball at USF.

#18 Megan Jacob

Opposite Side Hitter RFr./5-11/Bennington, Neb. 2012 (FRESHMAN): Received a medical redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 2012 allconference honorable mention and Lincoln Journal Academic All-State honors as a senior…served as team captain for a Badgers squad that claimed the 2011 Nebraska State Championship and the 2011 Capitol Conference Championship…named to the Presidential honor roll four straight years. PERSONAL: Daughter of Bret and Mary Jo Jacob...has one brother (Seth, 20) who plays baseball at York College...academic major is biology...loves music and college football... Tim Tebow is her favorite athlete…aspires to be a physician’s assistant or pediatrician…volunteers with Step Out and vacation bible school.

RITLAND BY THE NUMBERS 2012 Season Highs ATTACK PERCENTAGE (K-E-TA) .625 ( 5- 0- 8) vs Bethel (Sept 8 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) KILLS (K-E-TA) 5 ( 5- 0- 8) 3s vs Bethel (Sept. 8 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) 4 ( 4- 2-11) 4s at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct .12, 2012) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 11 ( 4- 2-11) 4s at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct. 12, 2012) 9 ( 2- 1- 9) 4s vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) DIGS 1 (3s) at Southwest Minnesota (Sept. 18, 2012) BLOCKS (BS-BA) 2 ( 1- 1) vs Oklahoma City (Sept. 07, 2012) 2 ( 0- 2) vs Harris Stowe (Sept. 7 2012)

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#4 Becky Wessel

Libero/Defensive Specialist Jr./5-6/Stanton, Neb. (Central CC) 2012 & 2011 (Central CC, SOPHOMORE & FRESHMAN): Named to the 2012 Region IX Division II Regional Tournament Team… defensive specialist that averaged 1.16 digs and 2.97 assists per set...also served up 18 aces...the Central CC Raiders were the 2011 & 2012 NJCAA Division II Regional IX Volleyball Champions…member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Dean’s Honor’s List. HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Kathy Gebhardt and Carrie Portwood at Lutheran Northeast…the Eagles were 2010 Nebraska Class C2 State Champions…a two-time Volleyball Elite 8 award winner who garnered first team all-state honors as a junior…amassed 503 set assists and 92 aces as a senior…also played basketball and was the starting guard for an Eagles squad that took third place at the 2010 Class C championships…twice named to the Girls Basketball Class C Elite 8 team…a talented trapshooter who was named the 2009 Nebraska High School Overall Individual Ladies Champion and High School Handicap Individual Ladies Champion…won the 2009 Cornhusker State Handicap Championship (High Lady) and was the Nebraska High School 16 yard Individual Ladies Runner-Up in 2011…team captain and two-time member of the all-conference senior female first team…2010 NSAA Academic All-State selection for volleyball and a three-time academic excellence award winner for trapshooting…graduated high honors and received the 2011 Pro Deo at Schola (For God and School) Award, which is given to a student who shows commitment in their academics as well as being a good Christian in the school and community…received the Distinguished Athlete Award from the United States Marine Corps. PERSONAL: Daughter of Bill and Jane Wessel...has three siblings, Mickie (27), Tony (25) and Jeremy (14) (8)...business administration major and management minor…would like to have a career that will allow her to have time for/with God and her family and will let her live comfortable enough to support her family and to be able to help others…favorite athlete is Jordan Larson…enjoys swimming, horseback riding and painting.

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#11 Kate Hart

Middle Blocker Jr./6-1/Chattaroy, Wash. (Spokane CC) 2012 & 2011 (Spokane CC, SOPHOMORE & FRESHMAN): Played first two collegiate campaigns at Spokane CC…tabbed a 2012 AVCA Two-Year Colleges First-Team All-American and NWACC All-Star…team MVP who owns several Spokane CC’s records, including single season and career-blocking, career hitting percentage and average blocks per game…First Team Eastern Region All-Star in 2011 & 2012. HIGH SCHOOL: Starred at Riverside HS (Wash.)…team MVP and all-state middle blocker as a senior who owns the Rams’ career blocks record…took home first team all league honors as a senior and second team accolades as a junior. PERSONAL: Daughter of Kristy Hart…radiology major.

#3 Jordan Calef

Middle Blocker Fr./6-0/Cedar Rapids, Iowa HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter for coaches Michelle Goodall and Tim Johnson…led the Cougars in kills (297), kill efficiency (.327), kills per set (3.19), aces (45) and blocks (103) as a senior…Senior year honors included First Team Mississippi Division All-Conference (unanimous selection), First Team All-Metro, (continued on next page)

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First Team 5A District and Class 5A All State honorable mention accolades…tabbed honorable mention all-state, First Team 4A District, First Team All-Metro and 2nd Team Mississippi Division All-Conference as a junior…two-time Iowa High School state volleyball tournament participant…also played softball for two years… played club volleyball for the Nike Six Pack and she and her teammates were crowned the 2011 17U AAU Volleyball National Champions…three-time selection (2010-12) to the USA Volleyball Iowa High Performance team…her 2011 Iowa Rockets Club team placed 1st at the AAU Volleyball Nationals in the 17U division as 16’s…2010 Iowa Rockets 15’s team placed 22nd at the USA Volleyball Nationals…graduated with academic honors with distinction. PERSONAL: Daughter of Mike and Chris Calef…has a brother, Danny (25)…enjoys volunteering with her church and also participated with Kennedy’s community service group… professional goal is to find a job where she loves what she is doing and is helping others…favorite athlete is USA women’s national volleyball player Destinee Hooker…hobbies include reading, hanging out with friends and family and listening to music…has two different colored eyes.

#7 Aubrey Milne Outside Hitter Fr./6-0/Murray, Utah

HIGH SCHOOL: Played basketball and volleyball at Murray High School…Three-year starter for the Spartans…served as team captain and led her team to the biggest program turn-around in Spartan volleyball history…as a senior, paced the Spartans in attack percentage, kills and block assists en route to First-Team All-Conference (Region VII) honors…also received honorable mention all-conference recognition as a junior… academic All-Region VII in volleyball…competed for USAV club volleyball travel teams for the past five years and recently completed her final season with Club Aces 18-Elite…member of the National Honor Society.

#5 Abby Folk

Libero/Defensive Specialist Fr./5-8/Rogers, Minn. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starting libero for varsity coach Joy Knoblach...the Royal Cats’ team captain was credited with 611 digs last fall (7.36 per set), a new school single season record, and graduated as Rogers’ career digs leader (1,572)... tallied 1,697 service receptions and 67 aces in her prep career… the standout was a mainstay on the Mississippi 8 All-Conference team, earning four straight 1st team nods...tabbed 2012-13 Mississippi 8 Co-Defensive MVP…named the Team MVP as a junior and senior, helping the Royals notch 12-6-2 and 19-9 records..during a remarkable junior campaign, notched 450 digs and 540 serve receptions...while also serving at 98.9 percent with 18 aces...using the float serve, she put 98.7 percent of her serves into play over her final two high school campaign...played club volleyball with Minnesota Select...also a four-year member of the Mississippi 8 Academic All-Conference team and 2012-13 Academic All-State… graduated with a 3.896 GPA to earn the President’s Outstanding Academic Achievement Award…four-time Spotlight on Scholarship honoree. PERSONAL: Daughter of Darin and Janelle Folk…has a sister, Erica (15)…major is undecided…enjoys boating, camping, reading and country music.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Neil and Carolyn Milne…the youngest of five, siblings are Devin, Shawn, Janessa and Artem…radiology major and business minor…likes to long board and read.

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2012 IN REVIEW & 2013 PREVIEW


The University of Sioux Falls volleyball team continued its push toward joining the region’s elite programs with a 2012 campaign that featured team and individual growth. The Cougars went 14-16 overall and 5-15 in their first season of competition in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. USF will open the season under the direction of third-year head coach Joel McCartney. “Our first NSIC season was really pretty thrilling,” said McCartney. “Although our record was not as great as we wanted it to be, we certainly understand more about competing in the best league in the country.” 2012 In Review USF’s 14 overall wins and five conference wins are the sixth and fifth best marks, respectively, in school history. The team finished 13th in the NSIC, one spot higher than the Cougars were projected to finish in the 2012 preseason coaches’ poll. The team’s success came against a tough schedule that featured four conference opponents that advanced to the 2012 NCAA Championship. Along with six-time defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul, the field of 64 in the national tournament included league foes Southwest Minnesota State, Wayne State and Minnesota Duluth. Six of the Cougars’ 16 losses on the season came against that group. “The league is so talented and one element that became very clear is how deep that talent goes in the NSIC,” McCartney added. “Every night is a great match with a lot of opportunity for our program to grow and become aware of our strengths and where we need to get better.” During the team’s 2012 non-conference schedule, USF dropped just six sets in 10 matches and opened the season 9-1— the best start in program history. Along the way, the Cougars collected a handful of all-tournament accolades with senior Sarah Kohler (Labor Day Classic), sophomore Samantha Lovell (Labor Day Classic) and senior Chanda Goedken (Avila University Invitational) being recognized for their respective performances. Playing the toughest schedule in school history, USF opened league play with three straight losses to No. 3 Concordia-St. Paul, No. 4 Southwest Minnesota State and No. 3 Minnesota Duluth. The Cougars notched a sweep of St. Cloud State at home on September 22 for their first NSIC victory. In October, USF took three of four league matches against Bemidji State, Minot State and Mary before knocking off Winona State in a five-set thriller for their fifth conference victory. Junior setter Alexa Reed grabbed the reins of the Cougars’ offense and directed the team to a .215 attack percentage, a 20-point improvement from 2011 and the second-best hitting percentage in school history. It was also the fifth-best hitting clip in the NSIC and ranked the Cougars 58th out of the 277 NCAA D-II programs. During the year, Reed set to a pair of all-time marks with a .583 hitting percentage versus Harris Stowe, the highest in program history, and a .564 figure against Dakota Wesleyan, the second-best efficiency for any team. Personally, Reed established a career high with 56 assists versus Upper Iowa. That total is tied for the third-best by a USF setter in school history. The Cougars said goodbye to five seniors at season’s end: Chanda Goedken, Kristine Fisch, Sarah Kohler, Kelsey Krcil and Sarah Jundt.

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Goedken, who tallied 23 double-doubles in her two seasons with USF, closed out her career with 625 kills, 683 digs and 103 blocks. Kohler was a four-year starter that accumulated 761 kills and 259 total blocks. In all, the quintet accounted for 34.9 percent of last year’s kills, 21.6 percent of the digs and 51.4 percent of the Cougars’ blocks. “We used last season to help us get to where we are today and everyone is pretty excited about this year and trying again to make a bid for the NSIC tournament,” McCartney said. The Cougars: Version 2013

Chanda Goedken

With the graduation of five student-athletes, USF is set to return eight of 17 players from the 2012 roster, including four starters and its libero. Among that group will be the Cougars’ senior class of Reed and defensive special Andrea Odbert. They started every match for Coach McCartney last season after playing their first two seasons at different schools (Reed, St. Leo’s; Odbert, Central CC). The tandem will resume their starting roles this year. “My expectation for these two will be as impact players but more as team leaders, we will need them to be in sync with one another both on and off the court,” McCartney said. “They each had great a spring, and I’m sure Alexa and Andrea will provide a lot of excitement for us this fall as well.” Also returning for the Cougars are juniors and two-year starters Emily Johnson and Samantha Lovell, a dynamic duo that have appeared in every match (72) since arriving in 2011. Johnson has 756 career kills and looks to become the first Cougar to join the 1,000-Kill Club since 2010 (Danielle Roers). The former Platte-Geddes star also has 577 digs and 130 blocks to her name. Last season, Samantha Lovell was asked to fill the shoes of USF all-time career blocks leader Alyssa Chambers and she answered the call, tossing up 95 rejections to account for 51 percent of the Cougars’ block output. Lovell also racked up 199 kills and led the team with a .296 hitting percentage—the 129th best clip in the nation. With another year under her belt, Lovell should figure to be one of the top returning middles in the NSIC. “Emily gives us great firepower on the left pin and Sam provides efficient attacking and a solid block in the middle,” said McCartney. “They both worked really hard over the spring and summer to improve on what they brought to the team last fall.” He added, “Emily and Sam are more fit and able to play at a higher level, and we’re expecting these two to help lead the way on and off the court this season.” Sophomores Kellee Griese, Natalie Minchow and Michelle Ritland bring additional experience to the squad. Griese played in all 30 matches and finished with 135 kills, 202 digs and a .123 hitting clip while Minchow made a handful of starts late in 2012 and registered a career-high 11 kills with two digs and three blocks in the Cougars’ regular season finale against No. 22 Minnesota State. “We used Natalie and Kellee last season as co-starters and they each saw some time in starting roles during our spring season,” McCartney said. “But we will need the pre-season camp to help settle the battles for those same roles this fall.”

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Ritland, a 6’4 middle blocker who is also a pitcher for the Cougar softball team, appeared in 19 matches and finished with 25 kills and nine blocks. She claimed the second starting middle blocker position after a solid spring. “Michelle had a great spring season and will replace Sarah Kohler in the middle,” McCartney said. “She was a dominant force in the spring scrimmages on both the offensive and defensive sides of the net.” Redshirt freshman Megan Jacob looks to get her first taste of collegiate volleyball after being on the shelf for her rookie season recovering from an elbow injury. “Although Meg was finishing her rehab last spring, she worked hard to get onto the court and we were able to use her in a limited role,” said McCartney. “We were able to use her freshman season as a redshirt year and she still has a bright future ahead of her.” The Newcomers Joining the Cougars for the 2013 season will be incoming freshmen Jordan Calef (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/MB), Abby Folk (Rogers, Minn./DS/L) and Aubrey Milne (Murray, Utah/OH). The Cougars also added junior transfers Kate Hart (Chattaroy, Wash./Spokane CC/MB) and Becky Wessel (Stanton, Neb./Central CC/L/DS) for the 2013 season. The group of five marks the second full recruiting class for McCartney, who took the helm of the Cougar volleyball program in July of 2011. Wessel and Hart transferred in to USF at the semester break and participated in spring practice. Hart won the starting spot on the right pin while Wessel was the first defensive specialist off the bench. “They should both factor into this season as impact players on the court,” said McCartney. “The three freshmen coming in are all very skilled and possess the talent to compete for roles on our floor.” “If they are not impacting us during matches, they certainly will all be making us better in the gym every day,” he added. Looking Ahead: Season Preview The Cougars look forward to a 30-match slate featuring four teams that reached the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Three of the four NCAA qualifiers advanced to the second round of the tournament and powerhouse Concordia-St. Paul notched their sixth-straight national championship. “Our main goal when we put together a nonconference schedule is to prepare for the NSIC,” said McCartney. “Our focus is to continue to improve early in the season because that provides us the best avenue for making the NSIC Tournament.” USF begins the season on Sept. 6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with Nova Southeastern Shark Classic and closes the campaign at MSU-Moorhead on Nov. 16. USF opens the Shark Classic against the University of Findlay (Ohio), who went 14-17 in 2012 and qualified for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament with a 10-8 league mark. Findlay returns the program’s firstever NCAA Division II All-American in senior middle blocker Danielle Taflinger. McCartney’s squad will follow the Oilers with battles against Pfeiffer (N.C./ Conference Carolinas/8-19 record in ‘12), Virginia State (CIAA/15-12 in ‘12) and Barton College (N.C./Conference Carolinas/9-18 in ‘12).

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USF will return home Sept. 13-14 to co-host the NSIC Challenge with Augustana College. The Cougars welcome the Drury Panthers (Mo./GLVC/16-17 in ’12) for their home opener and will face the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Ind./12-19) and Missouri Western (MIAA/16-16) before closing out the tourney slate versus the Bearcats of Northwestern Missouri State (MIAA/15-17). “We scheduled teams that would challenge us more than we had in the out-of-conference matches from last season in hopes to enter the conference season at a higher level than we did in 2012,” said McCartney. “This kind of schedule is necessary if we are going to reach the NSIC tournament.” USF opens the NSIC schedule on the road at Wayne State on Sept. 19. The Cougars will open the home portion of the league slate with the Mayor’s Cup Challenge rivalry match against Augustana College on Sept. 21. The match is set for a 4 p.m. start at the Stewart Center. The showdown with the Vikings is the first of a four-match home stand during which the Cougars also face Southwest Minnesota State, MSU-Moorhead and Northern State. Following the four-gamer at the Stewie, USF heads north for a long weekend in the Peace Garden State. The Cougars first step out of the league loop to play Jamestown College on Oct. 3. USF seeks revenge against the Jimmies (27-9, A.I.I.), who rallied from two sets down to hand the Cougars their only non-conference loss of 2012. USF closes out the weekend with matches at Minot State and the University of Mary. The Cougars return home a week later for a pair of matches against Upper Iowa and Winona State. USF then hits the road for their toughest stretch of the season with matches at defending national champion Concordia-St. Paul, Minnesota State-Mankato and Southwest Minnesota State. USF enjoys a brief two-game homestand against Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State (Oct. 25-26) before travelling to Madison for a midweek non-conference tilt with intrastate rival Dakota State. The Cougars will journey up I-35 N for matches against Minnesota-Duluth and St. Cloud State (Nov. 1-2) and close out their home slate the next weekend against U-Mary and Minot State (Senior Day). USF concludes the regular season to a two-game road swing at Northern State (Nov. 15) and MSU-Moorhead (Nov. 16). McCartney knows the NSIC and the 30-match schedule will be a challenge, but he believes his team is ready for it. “I think the thing that excites me most is the level of program we have become over the past two seasons,” he said. “Each year has been a big step in the caliber of play we can offer and I think this season will be another step up the ladder.” He added, “I am excited about the newcomers joining our team for the pre-season camp, but equally excited about the returning athletes that worked so hard last spring and this summer to become a better team.” The 2013 NSIC regular season champion will be determined by the 20-game conference schedule. The top eight teams will play in the single elimination NSIC Volleyball Tournament on November 20, 23-24. Quarterfinals will be hosted on campus by the top four seeds, while the semifinals and championship game will be hosted by the highest remaining seed following the first round of play.

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2012 SEASON STATISTICS


The Automated ScoreBook Sioux Falls Combined Team Statistics (as of Aug 22, 2013) All matches Overall record: 14-16 Conf: 5-15 Home: 5-7 Away: 3-8 Neutral: 6-1

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Player

14 17 11 15 12 19 8 6 1 10 16 7 2 9 3

Rodenbaugh, Olivia Lovell, Samantha Kohler, Sarah Reed, Alexa Ritland, Michelle Minchow, Natalie Johnson, Emily Goedken, Chanda Griese, Kellee Woods, Anna Fisch, Kristine Jundt, Sarah Odbert, Andrea Baker, Jessica Krcil, Kelsey SIOUX FALLS Opponents

Team Statistics ATTACK Kills Erro rs Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Assists/Set SERVE Aces Erro rs Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Erro rs Errors/Set DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak

Attack e

ta

2 0.40 0 199 1.88 54 238 2.25 91 74 0.69 23 25 0.93 9 90 1.53 38 305 2.85 137 208 2.12 104 135 1.36 81 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 2 0.03 3 3 0.03 6 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 1 128 11.86 548 120 11.14 499

2 490 538 199 66 221 834 568 438 0 1 13 31 3 1 340 326

sp

5 106 106 108 27 59 107 98 99 4 5 60 108 69 12 108 108

k

SF

k/s

OPP

1281 548 3405 .215 11.9

1203 499 3269 .215 11.1

1213 11.2

1105 10.2

172 270 1.6

176 180 1.6

170 1.6

172 1.6

1405 13.0

1357 12.6

70 233 186.5 1.7 14 31 2526 12/210 7/25 0 0

76 231 191.5 1.8 15 30 4150 11/377 -

pct

Set a a/s

sa

Serve se sa/s

1.000 0 0.00 0 0 .296 5 0.05 10 17 .273 11 0.10 2 4 .256 103 9.59 27 37 .242 0 0.00 0 1 .235 20 0.34 9 22 .201 11 0.10 33 72 .183 45 0.46 26 36 .123 52 0.53 25 34 .000 1 0.25 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 -. 0 7 7 6 0.10 1 5 -.097 21 0.19 29 32 -. 3 3 3 3 0.04 9 9 -1.000 2 0.17 1 1 .215 121 11.23 172 270 .215 110 10.23 176 180

re

Dig dig dig/s

0.00 0 0 0.00 0.09 1 20 0.19 0.02 0 22 0.21 0.25 0 186 1.72 0.00 0 3 0.11 0.15 2 39 0.66 0.31 38 200 1.87 0.27 25 223 2.28 0.25 44 202 2.04 0.00 0 3 0.75 0.00 0 0 0.00 0.02 14 49 0.82 0.27 30 416 3.85 0.13 0 36 0.52 0.08 0 6 0.50 1.59 170 140 13.01 1.63 172 135 12.56

Date Opponent Aug 31 vs Mayville State Aug 31 vs Jamestown College Sep 01 vs Mount Marty College Sep 01 at Dakota Wesleyan Sep 05 DAKOTA WESLEYAN Sep 07 vs Oklahoma City Sept 8 2012 vs Bethel Sept 8 vs Haskell Sept. 7 201 vs Harris Stowe *Sep 15 at #3 Concordia-St. Paul *Sep 18 at #4 Southwest Minnesota *Sep 21 #3 MINNESOTA-DULUTH *Sep 22 SCSU *Sep 14 at #11 MSU *Sep 28 at MSU Moorhead *Sep 28 at Northern State *Oct 05 WINONA STATE *Oct 06 2012UIU *Oct 12 at Minnesota-Crookston *Oct 13 at Bemidji State *Oct 16 #1 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA *Oct 19 MINOT *Oct 20 MARY Oct 23 DAKOTA STATE *Nov 03 WAYNE STATE COLLEGE *Oct 26 at UIU *Oct 27 at Winona State *Nov 01 at Augustana(SD) *Nov 09 CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL *Nov 10 #22 MSU

W L W W W W W W W L L L W L L L L L L W L W W W L L W L L L

Score 3-2 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 2-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 2-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-2 0-3 1-3 1-3

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

0 3 3 33 62 95 7 44 51 4 22 26 2 7 9 2 15 17 9 40 49 13 32 45 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 233 186.5 76 231 191.5

0.60 0 0.90 5 0.48 3 0.24 2 0.33 0 0.29 1 0.46 2 0.46 1 0.07 0 0.00 0 0.20 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 1.73 14 1.77 15

0 1 1 10 0 3 2 4 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 31 30

Score by set 26-28,25-14,19-25,25-23,15-9 25-15,25-11,18-25,23-25,11-15 25-23,25-19,25-13 25-13,25-18,25-18 25-22,25-14,25-19 25-18,21-25,25-23,25-23 25-18,25-9,25-14 25-19,25-15,25-20 25-6,25-7,25-6 12-25,17-25,12-25 21-25,16-25,9-25 18-25,21-25,8-25 25-22,25-19,25-16 25-23,25-20,18-25,15-25,8-15 13-25,15-25,21-25 6-25,25-18,17-25,19-25 25-22,11-25,19-25,19-25 22-25,20-25,26-24,25-23,10-15 25-15,16-25,21-25,15-25 25-22,29-27,25-18 12-25,21-25,21-25 25-13,23-25,25-20,25-20 25-22,24-26,25-23,25-21 25-18,25-19,27-25 15-25,19-25,13-25 9-25,15-25,20-25 25-23,25-18,21-25,12-25,15-11 20-25,17-25,20-25 25-22,13-25,15-25,10-25 19-25,25-21,23-25,18-25

points

Att. 75 100 0 0 425 0 0 0 0 151 618 0 372 502 1121 213 247 0 152 378 214 287 133 221 172 220 190 605 242 213

Record in 3-set matches:9-8 • Record in 4-set matches:3-5 • Record in 5-set matches:2-3

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The Automated ScoreBook Sioux Falls Match Results (as of Aug 22, 2013) All matches

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Date Aug 31 Aug 31 Sep 01 Sep 01 Sep 05 Sep 07 Sept 8 201 Sept 8 Sept. 7 20 Sep 15 Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 22 Sep 14 Sep 28 Sep 28 Oct 05 Oct 06 201 Oct 12 Oct 13 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 23 Nov 03 Oct 26 Oct 27 Nov 01 Nov 09 Nov 10

Team Record Overall: Conference: Home: Away: Neutral: 3 sets: 4 sets: 5 sets:

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Opponent vs Mayville State vs Jamestown College vs Mount Marty College at Dakota Wesleyan DAKOTA WESLEYAN vs Oklahoma City vs Bethel vs Haskell vs Harris Stowe at #3 Concordia-St. Paul at #4 Southwest Minnesota #3 MINNESOTA-DULUTH SCSU at #11 MSU at MSU Moorhead at Northern State WINONA STATE UIU at Minnesota-Crookston at Bemidji State #1 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA MINOT MARY DAKOTA STATE WAYNE STATE COLLEGE at UIU at Winona State at Augustana(SD) CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL #22 MSU

W-L-T 14-16 5-15 5-7 3-8 6-1 9-8 3-5 2-3

Attend Total: Home: Away: Neutral:

W L W W W W W W W L L L W L L L L L L W L W W W L L W L L L

Score 3-2 2-3 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 2-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 2-3 1-3 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-2 0-3 1-3 1-3

Dates 30 12 11 7

Score-by-set 26-28,25-14,19-25,25-23,15-9 25-15,25-11,18-25,23-25,11-15 25-23,25-19,25-13 25-13,25-18,25-18 25-22,25-14,25-19 25-18,21-25,25-23,25-23 25-18,25-9,25-14 25-19,25-15,25-20 25-6,25-7,25-6 12-25,17-25,12-25 21-25,16-25,9-25 18-25,21-25,8-25 25-22,25-19,25-16 25-23,25-20,18-25,15-25,8-15 13-25,15-25,21-25 6-25,25-18,17-25,19-25 25-22,11-25,19-25,19-25 22-25,20-25,26-24,25-23,10-15 25-15,16-25,21-25,15-25 25-22,29-27,25-18 12-25,21-25,21-25 25-13,23-25,25-20,25-20 25-22,24-26,25-23,25-21 25-18,25-19,27-25 15-25,19-25,13-25 9-25,15-25,20-25 25-23,25-18,21-25,12-25,15-11 20-25,17-25,20-25 25-22,13-25,15-25,10-25 19-25,25-21,23-25,18-25

Total 6851 2526 4150 175

Avg. 228 210 377 25

Overall 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-2 8-3 8-4 9-4 9-5 9-6 9-7 9-8 9-9 9-10 10-10 10-11 11-11 12-11 13-11 13-12 13-13 14-13 14-14 14-15 14-16

Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-3 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-8 1-9 2-9 2-10 3-10 4-10 4-10 4-11 4-12 5-12 5-13 5-14 5-15

Time 1:50 1:50 1:00 1:00 1hr23

Att. 75 100

425

1:00 1:05 1:15

151 618

1hr 15 1:58 1:16 1:43 1:45 2:05 1:36 1:30 1:20 1:35 1:50 1:25 1:13 1:16 1:56 1:25 1:32 1:40

372 502 1121 213 247 152 378 214 287 133 221 172 220 190 605 242 213


The Automated ScoreBook Sioux Falls Category Leaders (as of Aug 22, 2013) All matches # ATTACK (by K)

Johnson, Emily 11 Kohler, Sarah 6 Goedken, Chanda 17 Lovell, Samantha 1 Griese, Kellee 19 Minchow, Natalie 15 Reed, Alexa 12 Ritland, Michelle 2 Odbert, Andrea 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 7 Jundt, Sarah 3 Krcil, Kelsey 9 Baker, Jessica 16 Fisch, Kristine 8

# SET (by A)

Reed, Alexa 1 Griese, Kellee 6 Goedken, Chanda 2 Odbert, Andrea 19 Minchow, Natalie 11 Kohler, Sarah 8 Johnson, Emily 7 Jundt, Sarah 17 Lovell, Samantha 9 Baker, Jessica 3 Krcil, Kelsey 10 Woods, Anna 16 Fisch, Kristine 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 12 Ritland, Michelle 15

S

K

107 106 98 106 99 59 108 27 108 5 60 12 69 5

305 238 208 199 135 90 74 25 3 2 2 0 0 0

S

A

108 1036 99 52 98 45 108 21 59 20 106 11 107 11 60 6 106 5 69 3 12 2 4 1 5 0 5 0 27 0

K/S

E

TA

Pct

2.85 137 834 .201 2.25 91 538 .273 2.12 104 568 .183 1.88 54 490 .296 1.36 81 438 .123 1.53 38 221 .235 0.69 23 199 .256 0.93 9 66 .242 0.03 6 31 -.097 0.40 0 2 1.000 0.03 3 13 -.077 0.00 1 1-1.000 0.00 1 3 -.333 0.00 0 1 .000 A/S

9.59 0.53 0.46 0.19 0.34 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.05 0.04 0.17 0.25 0.00 0.00 0.00

TA

-

Pct

-

# KILL (by K)

Johnson, Emily 11 Kohler, Sarah 6 Goedken, Chanda 17 Lovell, Samantha 1 Griese, Kellee 19 Minchow, Natalie 15 Reed, Alexa 12 Ritland, Michelle 2 Odbert, Andrea 7 Jundt, Sarah 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 16 Fisch, Kristine 3 Krcil, Kelsey 9 Baker, Jessica 8

# SERVE (by SA)

Johnson, Emily 2 Odbert, Andrea 15 Reed, Alexa 6 Goedken, Chanda 1 Griese, Kellee 17 Lovell, Samantha 9 Baker, Jessica 19 Minchow, Natalie 11 Kohler, Sarah 3 Krcil, Kelsey 7 Jundt, Sarah 16 Fisch, Kristine 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 12 Ritland, Michelle 8

# DEFENSE (by Dig) # BLOCK (by Total)

Lovell, Samantha 11 Kohler, Sarah 8 Johnson, Emily 6 Goedken, Chanda 15 Reed, Alexa 19 Minchow, Natalie 12 Ritland, Michelle 1 Griese, Kellee 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 16 Fisch, Kristine 17

S

106 106 107 98 108 59 27 99 5 5

BS

33 7 9 13 4 2 2 0 0 0

BA

62 44 40 32 22 15 7 7 3 1

Total

95.0 51.0 49.0 45.0 26.0 17.0 9.0 7.0 3.0 1.0

Blk/S

0.90 0.48 0.46 0.46 0.24 0.29 0.33 0.07 0.60 0.20

Odbert, Andrea 6 Goedken, Chanda 1 Griese, Kellee 8 Johnson, Emily 15 Reed, Alexa 7 Jundt, Sarah 19 Minchow, Natalie 9 Baker, Jessica 11 Kohler, Sarah 17 Lovell, Samantha 3 Krcil, Kelsey 12 Ritland, Michelle 10 Woods, Anna 16 Fisch, Kristine 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 2

# RECEPT (by TA)

Griese, Kellee 2 Odbert, Andrea 8 Johnson, Emily 6 Goedken, Chanda 7 Jundt, Sarah TM TEAM 11 Kohler, Sarah 17 Lovell, Samantha 19 Minchow, Natalie 9 Baker, Jessica 14 Rodenbaugh, Olivia 3 Krcil, Kelsey 12 Ritland, Michelle 1

S

107 106 98 106 99 59 108 27 108 60 5 5 12 69 S

107 108 108 98 99 106 69 59 106 12 60 5 5 27 S

108 98 99 107 108 60 59 69 106 106 12 27 4 5 5 S

99 108 107 98 60 106 106 59 69 5 12 27

K

K/S

305 238 208 199 135 90 74 25 3 2 2 0 0 0 SA

2.85 2.25 2.12 1.88 1.36 1.53 0.69 0.93 0.03 0.03 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.00

SE SA/S

33 29 27 26 25 10 9 9 2 1 1 0 0 0

72 32 37 36 34 17 9 22 4 1 5 0 0 1 Dig

416 223 202 200 186 49 39 36 22 20 6 3 3 0 0

0.31 0.27 0.25 0.27 0.25 0.09 0.13 0.15 0.02 0.08 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00

-

Dig/S

0.44 0.28 0.36 0.26 0.23 0.15 0.00 0.01 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Pct

-

BHE

3.85 2.28 2.04 1.87 1.72 0.82 0.66 0.52 0.21 0.19 0.50 0.11 0.75 0.00 0.00

RE RE/S

44 30 38 25 14 16 0 1 2 0 0 0 0

TA

7 4 3 2 10 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

TA

-

Pct

-

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The Automated ScoreBook Sioux Falls Match Highs (as of Aug 22, 2013) All matches INDIVIDUAL MATCH HIGHS .556 .550 .529 .500 .500 .444 .417 .407 .333 .324

(12(14(12(14(13(15(12(14(13(16-

2-18) 3-20) 3-17) 3-22) 2-22) 3-27) 2-24) 3-27) 3-30) 5-34)

19 (19- 8-51) 16 (16- 5-34) 16 (16- 6-33) 15 (15-10-49) 15 (15- 3-27) 15 (15- 5-31) 14 (14- 3-22) 14 (14- 3-20) 14 (14- 3-27) 14 (14- 5-34)

5s 4s 4s 5s 5s 5s 4s 4s 4s 5s

KILLS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Johnson, Emily vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov 09, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Lovell, Samantha vs Jamestown College (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Kohler, Sarah vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Goedken, Chanda vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Lovell, Samantha vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Kohler, Sarah vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Goedken, Chanda vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.)

13 12 12 12 12

(13(12(12(12(12-

2-22) 2-24) 8-40) 2-18) 3-17)

KILLS 3-SETS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily vs Dakota State (Oct 23, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Haskell (Sept 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Johnson, Emily at Augustana(SD) (Nov 01, 2012) Kohler, Sarah vs Dakota Wesleyan (Sep 05, 2012) Kohler, Sarah vs SCSU (Sep 22, 2012)

16 16 14 14 14

(16(16(14(14(14-

5-34) 6-33) 3-27) 3-22) 3-20)

KILLS 4-SETS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Johnson, Emily vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov 09, 2012) Kohler, Sarah vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Goedken, Chanda vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Lovell, Samantha vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012)

19 (19- 8-51) 15 (15-10-49) 15 (15- 5-31) 15 (15- 3-27) 14 (14- 5-34) 51 (19- 8-51) 49 (15-10-49) 41 (14- 4-41) 41 (14- 7-41) 40 (12- 8-40) 38 (13- 5-38) 38 (13- 6-38) 37 (11- 6-37) 37 (11- 6-37) 36 (11- 5-36)

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ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills Kohler, Sarah vs Dakota Wesleyan (Sep 05, 2012) Lovell, Samantha vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Kohler, Sarah vs SCSU (Sep 22, 2012) Goedken, Chanda vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Johnson, Emily vs Dakota State (Oct 23, 2012) Lovell, Samantha vs Jamestown College (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Johnson, Emily vs Haskell (Sept 8, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Kohler, Sarah vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Lovell, Samantha vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Johnson, Emily vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.)

5s 5s 5s 4s 3s 5s 5s 5s 5s 4s

KILLS 5-SETS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Kohler, Sarah vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Lovell, Samantha vs Jamestown College (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Goedken, Chanda vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Goedken, Chanda at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012) Johnson, Emily at Augustana(SD) (Nov 01, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Jamestown College (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Johnson, Emily vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Goedken, Chanda vs Jamestown College (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Johnson, Emily at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Griese, Kellee at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct 12, 2012)

40 (1232 ( 230 (1028 (1027 ( 6-

8-40) 8-32) 5-30) 4-28) 4-27)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 3-SETS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily at Augustana(SD) (Nov 01, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Wayne State College (Nov 03, 2012) Goedken, Chanda vs Wayne State College (Nov 03, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Mount Marty College (Sep 01, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Goedken, Chanda at Southwest Minnesota (Sep 18, 2012)

41 36 35 34 34

7-41) 5-36) 5-35) 3-34) 5-34)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 4-SETS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012) Griese, Kellee at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct 12, 2012) Johnson, Emily at Northern State (Sep 28, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Winona State (Oct 05, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.)

(14(11(10(11(16-

51 (19- 8-51) 49 (15-10-49) 41 (14- 4-41) 38 (13- 6-38) 38 (13- 5-38)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 5-SETS (K-E-TA) Johnson, Emily at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) Goedken, Chanda at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Johnson, Emily vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Johnson, Emily vs Jamestown College (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.)


The Automated ScoreBook Sioux Falls Match Highs (as of Aug 22, 2013) All matches OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL MATCH HIGHS .636 .611 .600 .593 .511 .500 .500 .500 .500 .417 26 20 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17

(14(12(17(17(26(15(20(18(12(14-

(26(20(19(18(18(18(17(17(17(17-

0-22) 1-18) 2-25) 1-27) 3-45) 2-26) 3-34) 2-32) 2-20) 4-24)

3-45) 3-34) 6-47) 2-32) 5-38) 4-43) 1-27) 2-25) 3-43) 7-41)

4s 4s 4s 4s 4s 5s 5s 3s 5s 4s

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills Koenecke, Kayla vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov 09, 2012) Anderson, McKell at Southwest Minnesota (Sep 18, 2012) Lange,Kate vs Minnesota-Duluth (Sep 21, 2012) Steinhauser, Court at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Fogarty, Chelsea vs MSU (Nov 10, 2012) Haag, Cassie at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012) Duffy, Ellie vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov 09, 2012) Irwin, Meghan vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Diedrich, Devin vs Southwest Minnesota (Oct 16, 2012) Burmeister, Brooke at Southwest Minnesota (Sep 18, 2012) KILLS (K-E-TA) Fogarty, Chelsea vs MSU (Nov 10, 2012) Duffy, Ellie vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov 09, 2012) Sall, Mallory vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Irwin, Meghan vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.) Opp, Allison vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012) Fogarty, Chelsea at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Steinhauser, Court at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Lange,Kate vs Minnesota-Duluth (Sep 21, 2012) Behnke,Melanie vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Amanda Swann at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct 12, 2012)

17 (17- 2-25) 16 (16- 3-33) 16 (16-10-40) 15 (15- 9-48) 15 (15- 2-26)

KILLS 3-SETS (K-E-TA) Lange,Kate vs Minnesota-Duluth (Sep 21, 2012) Hobbs, Cori vs Wayne State College (Nov 03, 2012) Thompson, Bethany at Bemidji State (Oct 13, 2012) DiPaola, Kristen vs Dakota State (Oct 23, 2012) Haag, Cassie at Concordia-St. Paul (Sep 15, 2012)

26 20 19 18 18

KILLS 4-SETS (K-E-TA) Fogarty, Chelsea vs MSU (Nov 10, 2012) Duffy, Ellie vs Concordia-St. Paul (Nov 09, 2012) Sall, Mallory vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Opp, Allison vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012) Irwin, Meghan vs Oklahoma City (Sep 07, 2012 in Kansas City, Mo.)

(26(20(19(18(18-

3-45) 3-34) 6-47) 5-38) 2-32)

18 (18- 4-43) 17 (17- 1-27) 17 (17- 3-43) 16 (16-11-39) 14 (14- 4-28) 48 (15- 9-48) 47 (19- 6-47) 45 (26- 3-45) 43 (18- 4-43) 43 (17- 3-43) 41 (17- 7-41) 41 ( 9- 2-41) 40 (16-10-40) 39 ( 9- 7-39) 39 (16-11-39)

3s 4s 4s 5s 5s 4s 5s 3s 4s 5s

KILLS 5-SETS (K-E-TA) Fogarty, Chelsea at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Steinhauser, Court at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Behnke,Melanie vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Froehle, Katie at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Glatt, Josette vs Mayville State (Aug 31, 2012 in Mitchell, S.D.) TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) DiPaola, Kristen vs Dakota State (Oct 23, 2012) Sall, Mallory vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Fogarty, Chelsea vs MSU (Nov 10, 2012) Fogarty, Chelsea at MSU (Sep 14, 2012) Behnke,Melanie vs UIU (Oct 06 2012) Amanda Swann at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct 12, 2012) Polland, Rachel at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012) Thompson, Bethany at Bemidji State (Oct 13, 2012) Boldt, Lauren vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012) Froehle, Katie at Winona State (Oct 27, 2012)

48 (15- 9-48) 40 (16-10-40) 33 (16- 3-33) 30 (11- 2-30) 26 ( 9- 7-26)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 3-SETS (K-E-TA) DiPaola, Kristen vs Dakota State (Oct 23, 2012) Thompson, Bethany at Bemidji State (Oct 13, 2012) Hobbs, Cori vs Wayne State College (Nov 03, 2012) Hughes, Katie vs Wayne State College (Nov 03, 2012) Spatenka,Jordan at Augustana(SD) (Nov 01, 2012)

47 (1945 (2641 (1739 ( 938 (18-

TOTAL ATTEMPTS 4-SETS (K-E-TA) Sall, Mallory vs MINOT (Oct 19, 2012) Fogarty, Chelsea vs MSU (Nov 10, 2012) Amanda Swann at Minnesota-Crookston (Oct 12, 2012) Boldt, Lauren vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012) Opp, Allison vs MARY (Oct 20, 2012)

6-47) 3-45) 7-41) 7-39) 5-38)

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2012 TEAM

INDIVIDUAL

USF OPP ATTACK Kills 1281 1203 Errors 548 499 Total Attacks 3405 3269 Attack Pct .215 .215 Kills/Set 11.9 11.1 SET Assists Assists/Set

1213 11.2

1105 10.2

SERVE Aces Errors Aces/Set

172 270 1.6

176 180 1.6

SERVE RECEPTIONS Errors Errors/Set

170 1.6

172 1.6

DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set

1405 13.0

1357 12.6

BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors

70 233 186.5 1.7 14 31

76 231 191.5 1.8 15 30

2 0 0

3 9 8

4 3 5

5 2 3

Total 14 16

Sets won by set 1 Sioux Falls 18 Opponents 12

2 15 15

3 13 17

4 5 8

5 2 3

Total 53 55

Points by set 1 Sioux Falls 643 Opponents 639

2 648 625

3 623 664

4 256 310

5 59 65

Total 2229 2303

Match wins by #sets Sioux Falls Opponents

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1 0 0

Career Statistical Leaders SETS PLAYED KILLS E. JOHNSON 260 E. JOHNSON 756 S. LOVELL 258 S. LOVELL 513 A. REED 108 K. GRIESE 135 A. ODBERT 108 ASSISTS SERVICE ACES A. REED 1,036 E. JOHNSON 77 K. GRIESE 52 S. LOVELL 34 E. JOHNSON 39 A. ODBERT 29 BLOCKS DIGS S. LOVELL 216 E. JOHNSON 577 E. JOHNSON 121 A. ODBERT 416 A. REED 22 K. GRIESE 202

2012 Final NSIC Conference Volleyball Standings Conf. Southwest Minnesota State 18-2 Concordia-St. Paul 18-2 Minnesota Duluth 18-2 Wayne State 14-6 Northern State 13-7 Winona State 12-8 Minnesota State 12-8 Augustana 11-9 Upper Iowa 10-10 MSU Moorhead 9-11 Minnesota Crookston 7-13 St. Cloud State 6-14 Sioux Falls 5-15 U-Mary 3-17 Minot State 2-18 Bemidji State 2-18

Overall 30-3 33-4 29-5 22-10 19-11 20-11 18-11 17-13 16-13 17-12 11-16 10-18 14-16 3-24 6-24 4-23

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NSIC TERRITORY Minot State University Minot, North Dakota

Bemidji State University Bemidji, Minnesota

*

University of Minnesota, Crookston Crookston, Minnesota

NORTH DAKOTA

University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, Minnesota

University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota Minnesota State University Moorhead Moorhead, Minnesota Northern State University Aberdeen, South Dakota

Concordia University-St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota

SOUTH DAKOTA

Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato, Minnesota

*

Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall, Minnesota Augustana College Sioux Falls, South Dakota University of Sioux Falls Sioux Falls, S.D.

St. Cloud State University St. Cloud, Minnesota

MINNESOTA

Winona State University Winona, Minnesota

IOWA NEBRASKA

Upper Iowa University Fayette, Iowa Wayne State College Wayne, Nebraska

• AugustAnA College • Bemidji stAte university • ConCordiA university, st. PAul • • university oF mAry • university oF minnesotA, Crookston • • university oF minnesotA duluth • minnesotA stAte university, mAnkAto • • minnesotA stAte university moorheAd • northern stAte university • • southwest minnesotA stAte university • st. Cloud stAte university • • uPPer iowA university • wAyne stAte College • winonA stAte university •

Joining in 2012-13 minot stAte university • university oF sioux FAlls

www.northernSun.org

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NSIC HISTORY From its modest origin as a six-team alliance nearly eight decades ago, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has matured into a 16-team union of upper Midwest colleges and universities to form arguably the strongest affiliation in NCAA Division II. The NSIC can trace its roots to 1932 when six schools, including Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota Duluth and Winona State University signed on as charter members. All remain active subscribers of the league today. Southwest Minnesota State University was added in 1969, followed by Northern State University in 1978, Wayne State College (NE) in 1998, Concordia University-St. Paul and the University of Minnesota Crookston in 1999, the University of Mary and Upper Iowa University in 2006, Augustana College in 2008 and Minot State University and the University of Sioux Falls in 2012. Minnesota State, St. Cloud State and Minnesota Duluth later left the league to join the North Central Conference but returned to the NSIC in 2008. University of Minnesota, Morris and Michigan Tech University were once part of the NSIC family as well. In 1992 the NSIC became a true athletic showcase for both men and women with the merger of the traditional Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC) and the Northern Sun Conference (NSC), the home of women’s athletics since 1979. Before NSIC affiliates became certified for championship competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1995, its member institutions filled prominent roles in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). NIC and NSC clubs annually dispatched qualified student-athletes to national tournaments and captured several NAIA teams and individual championships. The NSIC celebrates its 82nd season this year and clearly continues to make a major imprint nationally, winning 12 national titles since 2006. Winona State men claimed NCAA II Basketball Championships in 2006 and 2008 and narrowly missed a third crown, falling in a last second shot in 2007. In addition, the Warriors established a NCAA II record of 57 consecutive victories. Concordia University launched an ongoing streak of six consecutive NCAA II Volleyball Championships in 2007. In 2008 the Golden Bears won 37 straight matches after a season opening loss on their way to a second consecutive title and scripted a marvelous encore in 2009 with a perfect 37-0 finish, a third straight national crown and a winning streak of 74 straight matches. In 2010 the Golden Bear extended that NCAA record win streak to 75 before dropping their second match of the season. They started 2010 with a 10-4 record before ripping off 22 straight wins on their way to their fourth straight national title. In 2011, after overcoming midseason injuries, the Golden Bears hit their stride. The Golden Bears knocked off No. 1 and undefeated Cal State San Bernardino to become the first team in the history of NCAA Division II women’s volleyball, to captured a fifth consecutive NCAA Division II Championship. Then in 2012, the Golden Bears again made a late season and championship match surge as they defeated Tampa 3-2 after trailing 0-2 to win their sixth straight NCAA DII Volleyball National Championship. In a most surprising run, Minnesota Duluth completed a perfect 15-0 season by winning the 2008 NCAA Division II Football Championship. The Bulldogs, limited to only 24 scholarships by league rule, swept a field of fully-funded teams, including top ranked Grand Valley State and number three Northwest Missouri State. Two years later, in 2010, the Bulldogs repeated that feat, going 15-0 again to win the national championship. The Bulldogs became the first NCAA DII football squad to win two national championships with undefeated records. Minnesota State added more luster to the league by finishing 32-2 and claiming the 2008-09 NCAA II Women’s Basketball Championship. The Mavericks rolled to a wild 103-94 victory over Franklin Pierce to set a NCAA record for total points in the title game. Augustana College got into the mix of national championships in 2011 when their women’s cross country team turned in a true team performance in Spokane, Wash. All five Viking runners earned All-American status as Augustana won the first cross country national championship in NSIC history. The NSIC has also had seven athletes awarded with the NCAA Elite 89 Award, which is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 89 championships. Earning the award were Ben Keller (Minnesota State, Baseball 2012 & 2013), Billy Brockmueller (Sioux Falls, Cross Country 2013), Cody Lensing (Augustana, Wrestling 2012), Kendra Huettl (Minnesota State, Softball, 2011), Matt Braithwaite (Augustana, Cross Country, 2010) and Lauren Brown (Winona State, Outdoor Track & Field, 2010). Member schools continue to emphasize the educational, entertainment and unifying value of sports while pointing with pride to the many advantages to be gained by attending these colleges and universities. The NSIC is committed to providing rewarding experiences for its student-athletes, and while the challenges that loom are sizable, indeed, the NSIC is surely well positioned for the future. (By Larry Scott & Nick Kornder)

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2013 OPPONENTS


Findlay Oilers September 6 • Nova Southeastern • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • 9 a.m. Location: Findlay, Ohio Founded: 1882 Enrollment: 3,700 Nickname: Oilers School Colors: Orange and Black Arena: Croy Gymnasium Capacity: 1,800 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC) President: Dr. Katherine Fell Athletic Director: Steven Rackley Associate Athletic Director: Jim Givens Assistant Athletic Director: Greg Gilbert Athletic Department Phone: 419-434-4663 Fax: 419-434-4618

Sports Information Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations: David Buck Office Phone: 419-434-4727 E-Mail Address: buckd@findlay.edu SID Fax: 419-434-4618

Coaching Information Interim Head Coach: Wick Colchagoff Alma mater: N/A Record at Findlay: 311-197 (16th Season) Career record: Same Volleyball office phone: 419-434-4663 Assistant Coach: Annie Croger Alma Mater: Findlay

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 14-17 2012 GLIAC Record: 10-8 (8th) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 9/3 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1

Season Preview The University of Findlay volleyball team finished last season with a 14-17 record, which included a 10-8 mark in the GLIAC. They qualified for the GLIAC Tournament for the first time since 2007 and return all but one starter from a year ago. The team will be led by senior Danielle Taflinger, who became the Oilers first volleyball player to earn All-American honors at the NCAA Division II level. Taflinger, a first team all-conference and all-region performer, was named honorable mention AllAmerican by the AVCA after leading the team with 310 kills and a .352 hitting percentage. She also had 108 total blocks and 31 digs during her third season with the Oilers. Heading into her final year, Taflinger is the career record holder for hitting percentage (.348) and ranks 11th all-time in blocks (283). The Oilers will also welcome back senior Mackenzie Vorst, who missed time last year with an injury, but was still named honorable mention all-conference. Vorst tallied 210 kills, 135 digs and 37 total blocks in 21 matches before the injury cut her season short. Junior Samantha Granger and sophomore Lindsy Reindel also return after having successful seasons with 193 and 139 kills, respectively. Junior Amanda Calhoun is also back to serve as the Oilers setter as she totaled 1,059 assists and 259 digs as a sophomore. Defensively, the Oilers return a number of able bodies in sophomore Becca Shoemaker, senior Jacqui Endre and senior Brittany Hall. Shoemaker led the team with 309 digs while Endre and Hall recorded 274 and 260 digs, respectively. Sophomore Julie Lyons, who racked up 38 kills in 36 sets, will also return to the team along with a host of newcomers who are expected to earn valuable playing time for the Oilers in 2013.

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Pfeiffer Falcons September 6 • Nova Southeastern • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • 2 p.m.

Location: Misenheimer, N.C. Founded: 1885 Enrollment: 991 Nickname: Falcons School Colors: Black and Gold Arena: Pfeiffer Athletic Complex Capacity: 2,200 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Conference Carolinas President: Michael C. Miller Athletic Director: Bob Reasso ‘73 Senior Woman Administrator: Micki Thompson

Season Preview Sports Information Sports Information Director: Jeremy Zalacca Office Phone: 704-463-3192 E-Mail Address: jeremy.zalacca@pfeiffer.edu SID Fax: 704-463-5051

Coaching Information Head Coach: Paul Lawson Alma mater: George Williams College Record at Pfeiffer: 0-0 (First Season) Career record: 348-175 (20th) Volleyball office phone: 704-463-3070 Assistant Coach: Mai Kaw Xiong Alma Mater: Alverno College

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 8-19 2012 Conference Carolinas Record: 5-11 (10th) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 9/13 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • 2013 OPPONENTS

Pfeiffer University women’s volleyball posted an overall record of 8-19 in 2012, which included a 5-11 mark in the highly competitive Conference Carolinas. The Falcons return nine letterwinners and five starters, including sophomore middle blocker Kelly Lancellot. The Falcons’ lone all-conference pick last year (third team), Lancellot put down 196 kills and led the team with a 2.11 kills per set average. The former Gulf Coast HS star also posted 72 blocks and served up 35 aces. The 2013 season will be the first for new coach Paul Lawson, who was at the helm of the Alverno (Wisc.) volleyball program for the past three seasons. Prior to Alverno, Lawson coached at the College of Saint Mary from 2003-10. Lawson and his Lady Falcons will look to climb up the Conference Carolinas standings after a 10th place finish a year ago. “We will train hard to enhance the efficiency level in the preseason,” said Lawson, who has 20 years’ experience as a collegiate coach. “We want to bring this team together as one and then transfer our practice play to match play. We will work to be competitive within the conference and move up from there.” On top of the usual tough Conference Carolinas schedule, Pfeiffer will also compete in some non-conference tournaments. The season opens on Sept. 6 as the Lady Falcons travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to compete in the Nova Southeastern Tournament. Pfeiffer kicks off the season with a 9 a.m. match against Lynn University and conclude the tournament on Sept. 7 against the host Sharks at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Falcons open conference play on Sept. 20 when they travel to Banner Elk, N.C. to take on Lees-McRae at 7:00 p.m. Pfeiffer ends the season with six straight home matches culminating with the regular season finale against Limestone on Nov. 9 at 12:00 p.m.

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Virginia State Trojans September 7 • Nova Southeastern • Fort Lauderdale, Fla • 9 a.m.

Location: Petersburg, Va. Founded: 1882 Enrollment: 5,700 Nickname: Trojans School Colors: Orange and Blue Arena: Daniel Gymnasium Capacity: 3,454 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association President: Dr. Keith T. Period Athletic Director: Deborah Mallory ‘99 Senior Woman Administrator: Ivana Rich

Season Preview Sports Information Sports Information Director: Jason Pompey Office Phone: 804-524-5763 E-Mail Address: jpompey@vsu.edu SID Fax: 804-524-5763

Coaching Information Head Coach: Ivana Rich Alma mater: Virginia Commonwealth ‘10 Record at VSU: 25-32 (3rd) Career record: 25-32 (3rd) Volleyball office phone: 804-524-5027 Assistant Coach: Jessica Ojukwu Alma Mater: Virginia Commonwealth

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 15-12 2012 CIAA Record: 13-3 Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 9/13 Starters Returning/Lost: 10/2

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Virginia State enjoyed a historic turnaround in 2012 as then-second year head volleyball coach Ivana Rich guided the Trojans to 15 wins, VSU’s most wins since the 2004 season. The Trojans posted an impressive 13-3 mark in the CIAA and saw five VSU student-athletes named to the 2012 All-CIAA Volleyball Team— the most in school history. The Trojans return most of their firepower (71% of kills, 55% of blocks) including junior outside hitter and 2012 CIAA first team honoree Whitley Bradley. Bradley accounted for 24% of the Trojans’ total kills with a team-best 243 stabs, which ranked her eleventh in the CIAA. Bradley also finished tenth in the conference with 574 total attacks and led the squad with 40 service aces. Also back in the lineup for VSU in 2013 are a pair of All-CIAA second team selections; rising junior Jenessa Shinauld and senior-to-be Aubree Parker. Shinauld ranked second in the CIAA with an average of 4.31 digs per set and was sixth overall in the conference with 263 total digs. Parker put up an average of 2.92 kills per set, good enough for fourth-most in the league, and finished with 178 kills on the season. The tandem will once again have the table set by senior Jasmine Henderson, who dished 626 assists last year (8.35 per set). In addition, Coach Rich added a five-member recruiting class this spring: 5’6 libero/defensive specialist Adriana Hazou (Woodbridge, VA), 5’10 outside hitter Dierdre Carter (Winchester, VA), 5’9 middle blocker Alexsys Pullen (Troy, Mich.), 5’5 setter Diamond Simpson (Atlanta, GA) and 6’1 middle blocker Destiny Hofler (Waterbury, Conn.). “We are very excited about adding these young women to our volleyball family,” said Rich. “They all bring genuine passion and high level playing experience to our program. Each of them will have an opportunity to make an impact immediately.”

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • 2013 OPPONENTS


Barton College September 7 • Nova Southeastern • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. • 2 p.m.

Location: Wilson, N.C. Founded: 1902 Enrollment: 1,200 Nickname: Bulldogs School Colors: Royal Blue and White Arena: Wilson Gymnasium Capacity: 2,500 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Conference Carolinas President: Dr. Norval C. Kneten Athletic Director: Gary W. Hall Associate Athletic Director: Todd Wilkinson Athletic Department Phone: 252-345-4973

Season Preview Sports Information Director of Athletics Media Relations: Kevin Buczek Office Phone: 252-399-6585 E-Mail Address: kbuczek@barton.edu SID Fax:

Coaching Information Interim Head Coach: Marian Carbin Alma mater: Missouri Western (‘06) Record at MWSU: 0-0 (First Season) Career record: Same Volleyball office phone: 816-271-4209 Best time to reach: Mornings, Monday-Thursday Assistant Coach: TBA Alma Mater: TBA

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 14-17 2012 GLIAC Record: 10-8 (8th) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 9/3 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1

The Lady Bulldogs will look to move up the ranks in Conference Carolinas and the Southeast Region. Barton was projected to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the 2012 preseason coaches’ poll but finished the season at 9-17 overall and 6-10 in the league loop. Barton had missed the conference tournament the previous season but the upstart ‘Dawgs turned heads in the final weeks of the 2012 campaign, winning four of their final six matches to snag the final seed in the eight-team Conference Carolinas postseason tournament. First-year head coach Jeff Lennox was named an AVCA Thirty Under 30 award winner, a prestigious distinction given to upand-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport of volleyball. It marked the second time Lennox received the award in his brief coaching career. In terms of the lineup, Coach Lennox will have to fill the shoes of three-time All Carolinas-Conference performer Kati Wood. A member of Barton’s 1,000-Kill Club, Wood led the Lady Bulldogs and ranked eighth in the league with 3.05 kills per set. The 6-foot, right-side attacker also averaged 2.48 digs per set and 0.36 blocks per set. She logged 13 double-doubles in 27 matches over her final season. But despite the graduation of Wood, the 2013 Bulldogs return plenty of experience with 10 upperclassmen on the roster. Those returners include four players that played in at least 90 percent of the Bulldogs’ matches; sophomore setter Amanda Grandy (783 assists in 2012), senior Meredith Watkins (143 kills), senior Chelsea Fleury (233 digs) and sophomore Melissa Cochran (274 kills). Barton begins its season at the seventh annual Shark Classic hosted by Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on the weekend of Sept. 6-7. The Bulldogs will be tested in the four-match event including a showdown with Rollins College (NCAA participant in 2012) in the teams’ 2013 opening tilt.

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Drury University September 13 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 2 p.m. Location: Springfield, Mo. Founded: 1873 Enrollment: 1,600 Nickname: Panthers School Colors: Scarlet and Gray Arena: O’Reilly Family Event Center Capacity: 3,100 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) President: Dr. David Manuel Athletic Director: Pat Atwell Associate Athletic Director/SWA: Barb Cowherd Assistant AD For Compliance: Bryan Beatty Athletic Department Phone: 417-873-6991 Fax: 417-873-4098

Sports Information Director of Athletic Communications: Scott Puryear Office Phone: 417-873-4097 E-Mail Address: spuryear@drury.edu SID Fax: 417-873-4098

Coaching Information Interim Head Coach: Ashleigh Fitzgerald Alma mater: Ole Miss (‘05) Record at Drury: 72-58 (5th Season) Career record: Same Volleyball office phone: 417-873-6824 Assistant Coach: Caira Dortch Alma Mater: Arkansas (09’)

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 16-17 2012 GLVC Record: 8-10 Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 8/6 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1

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Season Preview Drury’s volleyball Panthers have been tabbed for a fifth-place finish in the Great Lakes Valley Conference West Division in the preseason poll of league coaches. The squad picked up 59 total points. Coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald’s Panthers return the majority of their key personnel from a squad that finished 16-17 overall last season and 8-10 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play. Drury lost seniors Alex Smith, Kylie Inman and Lauren Dorris to graduation and it’s Smith that will be the hardest to replace. A Second Team All-Daktronics Midwest Region and First Team All-GLVC selection, she led the Panthers and was second in the GLVC with 494 kills in 2012. Returning for the Panthers is junior Sara Borneman, who stood second on the team with 431 kills and also chipped in 73 digs and 32 blocks with five blocking assists. Also back for her final collegiate campaign is senior middle hitter Amanda Watson, the team leader in blocks the past two seasons. She has racked up 135 total stuffs in her career. Fifth-year head coach and former Ole Miss standout Ashleigh Fitzgerald signed six players in her 2013 recruiting class. They are Phylicia Hill, a 5-foot-9 middle/outside hitter, Bridget Justis, a 5-foot-4 liber; Maddie Halford, a 6-1 middle-blocker, Kaleigh Cole, a 5-9 utility player, Vicki Schimank, a 5-8 middle-hitter/opposite and Brooke Antenen, a 6-0 setter. The Panthers will open the season at home when they host St. Cloud State, Union University, Northern State and Lindenwood in the LaQuinta Kickoff Classic Sept. 6-7. Fun fact: Drury earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for excellence in the classroom for the 2012-13 school year, the 17th consecutive year the Panthers have accomplished the distinction, most in NCAA-II.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • 2013 OPPONENTS


South Dakota School of Mines September 13 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 7 p.m. Location: Rapid City, S.D. Founded: 1885 Enrollment: 2,200 Nickname: Hardrockers & Lady Hardrockers School Colors: Vegas Gold and Navy Blue Arena: Goodell Gymnasium Capacity: 2,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Independent President: Heather Wilson Athletic Director: Tiffany Mastin-McCampbell Assistant Athletic Director: Jen Ranum Athletic Department Phone: 605-394-2351 Fax: 605-394-3375

Season Preview Sports Information Sports Information Director: Brad Blume Office Phone: 605-394-2355 E-Mail Address: Bradley.Blume@sdsmt.edu SID Fax: 605-394-3375

Coaching Information Head Coach: Tiffany Mastin-McCampbell Alma mater: Taylor University (‘00) Record at SDSMT: 68-61 (Fifth Season) Career record: 108-175 Volleyball office phone: Assistant Coach: Jennie Malone Alma Mater: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 12-19 2012 Conference Record: N/A (Independent) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 13/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • 2013 OPPONENTS

The South Dakota School of Mines struggled to a 12-19 overall record last year in their first season as an NCAA D-II independent program. Playing without a conference, the Lady Hardrockers spent most of the season on the road and played just five home matches. The highlight of the season was the play of junior middle hitter Justine Blade, who was named the Co-Independent Collegiate Athletic Association’s (ICAA) Player of the Year and earned ICAA first team honors. Blade averaged 3.53 kills and 0.95 blocks per set over 122 sets while hitting .346. She finished the season with 431 kills and 116 blocks and enters her senior season with 948 career kills. USF volleyball fans might remember Blade, as she posted three kills and six blocks in the SDSMT’s 3-1 win against USF back in 2011. SDSMT also returns a pair of ICAA volleyball second team honorees in senior outside hitter Janelle Strampe (355 kills, 58 blocks) and junior setter Carsyn Garcia (151 kills, 1,045 assists) along with sophomore Jena Kreuzer (210 kills). The Lady Hardrockers lost just their libero to graduation; libero and ICAA second team selection Rachel Pekarek (453 digs). Fifth-year head coach Tiffany McCampbell signed a quartet of true freshmen for the 2013 campaign: Kirsten Johnson, Hannah Redman, Karli Sanders and Mikkella Reese. In terms of schedule, the bulk of the Hardrockers’ opposition comes out of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Association (MIAA) playing six matches; four contests against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) members and Northern Sun Conference (NSIC) teams; two bouts against teams in the Sunshine State Conference; and one-match competition from the East Coast Conference, Heartland Conference and the Frontier Conference. The Lady Hardrockers will play 21 of 26 matches on the road.

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Missouri Western State September 14 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 2 p.m.

Location: St. Joseph, Mo. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 6,074 Nickname: Griffons School Colors: Black and Gold Arena: MWSU Fieldhouse @ Looney Complex Capacity: 3,750 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) President: Dr. Robert A. Vartabedian Athletic Director: Kurt McGuffin NCAA Institutional Representative: Dr. Brenda Blessing Athletic Department Phone: 816-271-4481 Fax: 816-271-4544

Sports Information Sports Information Director: Trevor Berneking Office Phone: 816-271-4257 E-Mail Address: tberneking@missouriwestern.edu SID Fax: 816-271-4544

Coaching Information Interim Head Coach: Marian Carbin Alma mater: Missouri Western (‘06) Record at MWSU: 0-0 (First Season) Career record: Same Volleyball office phone: 816-271-4209 Assistant Coach: Signe Mueller Alma Mater: Iowa ‘10

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 16-16 2012 MIAA Record: 6-12 (10th) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 12/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/0

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Season Preview Missouri Western State University was picked 10th in the MIAA preseason coaches poll. The Griffons, who finished the 2012 season with a 16-16 record, will open the season on Sept. 6 at the Pittsburg State University Invitational. The 2013 campaign is the first for interim head coach Marian Carbin, who starred at MWSU from 2002-05. The Griffons return eight players who started at least 10 matches in 2012 and 11 players who played in 20 or more sets. The Griffons return honorable mention All-MIAA selections Stephanie Hattey (S/OH, 5-9, Sr., Kearney, Mo.) and Jessie Thorup (RS, 5-11, So., Olathe, Kan.). Stephanie Hattey had a solid 2012 for the Griffons. A setter by trade, Hattey was forced to man the left pin for most of the season. She recorded eight matches with double digit kills, including a career best 15 stabs at Pittsburg State (11/9). She also had double digit sets in 28 of her 32 matches with a season-high 39 versus Central Oklahoma (10/13). Hattey was also solid on defense, posting double digit digs in 22 matches with a season high 24 in the Griffons’ season finale. Hattey guided the Griffons to their most victories in a season since 2006 when they matched the 16-win mark. Hattey was second on the team with 243 kills, led the team with 656 set assists and was second with 369 digs. Jessie Thorup had an outstanding rookie year, lead the Griffons with 274 kills and a 2.38 kills per set average. She also swung at a .230 clip, making just 109 errors on 718 attack attempts. The Griffons went 16-16 overall in 2012, their best record since 2006. The 16 victories were the most under former head coach Cory Frederick as he had 11, 12, 14 and 16 wins the past four seasons. Frederick resigned as the MWSU volleyball coach this spring and former assistant Marian Carbin will begin her first year as the Griffon head coach. Carbin was on the bench as Frederick’s assistant for the past four seasons.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL • 2013 OPPONENTS


Northwest Missouri State September 14 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 7 p.m.

Location: Maryville, Mo. Founded: 1905 Enrollment: 7,200 Nickname: Bearcats School Colors: Forest Green and White Arena: Bearcat Arena Capacity: 2,500 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) President: Dr. John Jasinski Athletic Director: Mel Tjeerdsma Athletic Department Phone: 660-562-1977 Fax: 660-562-1582

Season Preview The Northwest Missouri State volleyball team was ranked sixth in the MIAA Preseason Coaches poll.

Sports Information Sports Information Director: Marshall Fey Office Phone: 660-562-1118 E-Mail Address: SID@nwmissouri.edu SID Fax: 660-562-1582

Coaching Information Interim Head Coach: Amy (Phelps) Woerth Alma mater: Graceland Record at NWMSU: 15-17 (2nd season) Career record: Same Volleyball office phone: 660-562-1782 Best time to reach: Weekday mornings Assistant Coach: Alana Wittenburg

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 14-17 2012 MIAA Record: 8-10 (5th) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 8/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/3

With a roster of eight veterans, including five starters, head coach Amy Phelps and her squad are confident the Bearcats will top last year’s record of 15-17 overall and 9-9 in the MIAA. Northwest has the experience, the talent and determination that could propel the Bearcats to the historic success it achieved in 2010 when they made their first-ever appearance in NCAA Division II South Central Regional. The 2011 season was about rebuilding on the foundation the 2010 team constructed. Outside hitter Mackie Keller, along with incoming freshmen Abby Graves, Brooke Bartosh and Bailey Vance, learned the rigors of the MIAA. They all returned last season and the Bearcats showed that fight late in the season when it won several key matches to earn a spot in the MIAA Tournament. Northwest will hit the volleyball court this season with several key players back that have established roles. Senior captains Keller (188 kills, 1.58 kills per set, 66 blocks in ‘12) and Bridget Hanafin (252 assists, 6.63 assists per set in ‘12) will lead the charge. Also returning for the Bearcats is senior libero and 2012 MIAA first team honoree Lori Beckman, who sett the single season record at Northwest for digs (716) and stands fourth on Northwest’s all-time list for digs (1,488). Sophomore right-side hitter Brooke Bartosh represented Northwest on the Third Team lineup. She led the Bearcats with 361 kills to rank eighth in the MIAA. Northwest has their sights set on being more than .500 team in conference play or merely competitive with MIAA powers Central Missouri and Washburn. They want to win those matches. The Bearcats will kick-off the 2013 season on Sept. 6 versus MSU-Moorhead at the Winona State tournament.

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Wayne State Wildcats September 19 • Rice Auditorium • Wayne, Neb. • 7 p.m.

Location: Wayne, Neb. Founded: 1910 Enrollment: 3,700 Nickname:Wildcats School Colors: Black and Golf Arena: Rice Auditorium Capacity: 2,500 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Curt Frye Athletic Director: Mike Powicki Athletic Department Phone: 402-375-7520 Fax: 402-375-7271

Sports Information Sports Information Director: Mike Grosz Office Phone: 402-375-7326 E-Mail Address: migrosz1@wsc.edu SID Fax: 402-375-7271

Coaching Information Head Coach: Scott Kneifl Alma mater: Wayne State ‘95 Record at WSC: 202-70 (9th season) Career record: Same Volleyball office phone: 402-375-7303 Assistant Coach: Kim Edwards DePew Alma mater: Emporia State ‘06

Team Information 2012 Overall Record: 22-10 2012 NSIC Record: 14-6 (4th) Letter Winners Returning/Lost: 5/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 9/3

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Season Preview The Wayne State College volleyball team is ranked 20th in the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Division II Top 25 Coaches Preseason Poll. The Wildcats received a total of 287 points in voting conducted by various Division II head coaches from across the country. In addition, the Wildcats were picked to finish fourth in the 2013 Northern Sun Conference Preseason Volleyball Coaches’ Poll. The Wildcats received a total of 183 points in voting conducted by league head coaches while senior outside hitter Cori Hobbs was selected as Wayne State’s Player to Watch in the NSIC this season. Hobbs led WSC in kills last season averaging 3.21 per match to earn All-NSIC Second Team and AVCA All-Central Region honors. Hobbs had 16 double doubles on the year, averaging 3.17 digs to go along with 3.21 kills per set. She recorded a career high 20 kills at Upper Iowa while starting all 32 matches for the Wildcats last season and is on pace to become the latest member of the 1,000 kill club at WSC (815 kills entering senior season). Also returning for the Wildcats are sophomore outside hitter Katie Hughes (144 kills, 1.27 kpg/426 digs, 3.77 dpg), sophomore setter and Second Team All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference selection Leisa McClintock (1123 assists, 216 digs), sophomore libero Courtney VanGroningen (480 digs) and senior setter Tatum Wroblewski (147 digs). Wayne State finished the 2012 season with a record of 22-10 overall, placing fourth in the Northern Sun Conference with a 14-6 league record while advancing to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for an eighth straight season. The Wildcats return five starters and nine letter winners from last year’s team while bringing in a talented recruiting class of six players: Alyssa Frauendorfer (6-0 Fr. M/OH Humphrey, Neb.), Kaite Kurtz (5-11 Fr. MB Papillion, Neb.), (Michaela Mestl 5-6 Fr. DS Kearney, Neb.), Alex Opperman (5-11 Fr. MB Omaha, Neb.), Sydney Rose (5-6 Fr. S/DS Wakefield, Neb.) and Alexis Steffen (5-11 Fr. MB Hartington, Neb.). Wayne State opens the 2013 season on Friday, September 6th at the Concordia-St. Paul Tournament in Minnesota battling #9 University of Indianapolis.

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Augustana College September 21 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 4 p.m. General Information Location: Sioux Falls, S.D. Founded: 1860 Enrollment: 1,850 Nickname: Vikings School Colors: Navy Blue and Gold Arena: Elmen Center Capacity: 4,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Rob Oliver Athletic Director: Bill Gross Associate Athletic Director: Assistant Athletic Director: Athletic Department Phone: 605-274-4311 Fax: 605-274-5298

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Eric Zahn Office Phone: 605-274-4449 E-Mail Address: eric.zahn@augie.edu SID Fax: 605-274-5298

Coaching Information Head Coach: Ashley Buckley (Sixth Season) Alma mater: Penn State University (2005) Record at Augustana: 84-69 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Ashley Petak Alma mater: Truman State ‘11

Team Information 2012 Record: 17-13 2012 NSIC Record: 11-9, 8th Starters Returning/Lost: 5/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/4

Season Preview Augustana’s quest for a third consecutive winning volleyball season revolves around All-America middle blocker Holly Hafemeyer. A 6-foot-3 senior from Faribault, Minn., Hafemeyer started all 30 matches and played in all 103 sets a year ago. So did Taylor Hrdlichka, a 6-1 senior middle blocker/right side hitter from Lakeville, Minn. Outside hitter Courtney Ysker, a 5-9 junior from Windom, Minn., started 25 matches and played in 100 sets Lindsey Petersen, a 5-10 junior from Elkhart, Iowa, played in the Vikings’ first three matches a year ago, including two starts. She was granted a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending knee injury. Defensive specialist Kayla Wallerich, 5-8 senior from Marshall, Minn., played in all 30 matches and 103 sets in 2012. Wallerich found herself filling voided positions from Viking injuries and finished the season first on the team in service aces (31) and second in digs (342) while placing in the top five of five different categories for the Vikings. Defensive specialists Julia Witt, 5-7 junior from Hutchinson, Minn., and 5-6 senior Christine Bielski from Chaska, Minn., played in 29 and 28 matches, respectively. Witt and Bielski combined for 267 digs in 2012, both finishing in the top six on the Augustana squad. Augustana also has experienced setters in 5-8 sophomore Marissa Johnson from Omaha, Neb., (28 matches, 21 starts), and 5-7 senior Katie Niesen from Fort Dodge, Iowa (15 matches, 5 starts). Johnson used her productive freshman year to make her mark on the Augustana record book - she is currently 10th in the career assist list after setting up 896 kills in 2012. The Vikings won 17 of 30 matches in 2012 and went 11-9 in the NSIC. Augustana faced a ranked opponent 11 times, including three teams that held the top-ranked spot in the America Volleyball Coaches’ Association NCAA Division II Top 25 Poll.

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Southwest Minnesota State Sept. 24 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 7 p.m./ Oct. 22 • PE Gym • Marshall, Minn. • 7 p.m.

Location: Marshall, Minn. Founded: 1967 Enrollment: 14,000 Nickname: Mustangs School Colors: Brown and Gold Arena: PE Gym Capacity: 2,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Connie Gores Athletic Director: Chris Hmielewski Athletic Department Phone: 507-537-7271 Fax: 507-537-6578

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Kelly Loft Office Phone: 507-537-7177 E-Mail Address: Kelly.Loft@SMSU.edu SID Fax: 507-537-6578

Coaching Information Head Coach: Terry Culhane (10th) Alma mater: Southwest Minnesota State ‘78 Record at SMSU: 236-63 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Raftyn Rignell Assistant Coach: Paul Soupir

Team Information 2012 Record: 30-3 2012 NSIC Record: 18-2, t-1st Starters Returning/Lost: 4/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/3

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Season Preview The Southwest Minnesota State University volleyball team opens the 2013 season ranked No. 6 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II Top 25 Preseason Poll. The ranking marks the seventh consecutive season the Mustangs have been ranked in the Top 25 of the AVCA Division II Preseason Poll and third consecutive season they have began the season ranked No. 6. The Mustangs were tabbed third in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference preseason poll. Head coach Terry Culhane, who enters his tenth season at the helm of the Mustang squad, welcomed back nine returning letterwinners along with six incoming freshman. The Mustangs will look to fill the void of three major offensive catalysts that led the 2012 team to the second round of the NCAA tournament and a share of the NSIC regular season title. The Mustangs’ top returner is sophomore setter and 2012 AVCA National Freshman of the Year Emilee Gutzmer. She was also honored as an AVCA All-America second team selection, the AVCA Central-Region freshman of the year and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference freshman of the year. In her first collegiate season, Gutzmer finished the regular season ranked second in the NSIC and NCAA with 1,288 assists and 12.75 assists per set. Gutzmer has also added 249 digs, which ranked second on the team this season. With just one season under her belt, Gutzmer already ranks ninth all-time in SMSU history with 1,381 assists. SMSU’s other top returners are sophomore right side hitter and NSIC first team selection Abbey Thissen (328 kills, .294 hitting percentage), senior libero Rachel Westby (440 digs) and sophomore outside hitter McKell Anderson (292 kills). SMSU finished the 2012 season 30-3 overall, including its first regular season NSIC title since 2001. SMSU also captured the 2012 NSIC/US Bank tournament championship. SMSU received its ninth consecutive NCAA appearance with the win and its 10th in school history. Nebraska-Kearney ended SMSU’s season in four sets in the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years.

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MSU-Moorhead Sept. 27 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 7 p.m./ Nov. 16

Location: Moorhead, Minn. Founded: 1887 Enrollment: 7,500 Nickname: Dragons School Colors: Red and White Arena: Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse Capacity: 3,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Edna Szymanski Athletic Director: Doug Peters Associate Athletic Director: Chad Markuson Athletic Department Phone: 218-477-2324 Fax: 218-477-2324

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Tom Berg Office Phone: 218-477-2550 E-Mail Address: tom.berg@mnstate.edu SID Fax: 218-477-2324

Coaching Information Head Coach: Tammy Blake (19th Season) Alma mater: University of South Dakota (1989) Record at MSUM: 317-239 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Katy Peterson Alma mater: Augustana ‘01

Team Information 2012 Record: 17-12 2012 NSIC Record: 9-11, 10th Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3 + libero Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/6

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Season Preview The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons were picked ninth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate preseason coaches poll and are entering their 19th season under the direction of Tammy Blake, who is the longest-tenured head coach in the league. MSUM finished the 2012 season 17-12, including a five-match winning streak to conclude the season. Last year, MSU-Moorhead swept the Cougars at home; the stingy Dragons held USF to just a .039 attack percentage in the match and outblocked the visitors 8-to-1. While the Dragon squad has graduated four seniors, including All-American libero Katy Ness, it does return three starters and nine letterwinners from that squad. The Dragons do not have a single senior and have welcomed five true freshmen on the roster. The top returners for MSU-Moorhead are a pair of juniors, outside hitter Annie Palmquist (team-best 314 kills in 2012 and 32 blocks) and middle blocker/right side Maggie Gruber (254 kills and 80 blocks). Also back for 19-year head coach Tammy Blake are sophomores Kaitlin VanWinkle, who tossed up a team-high 124 blocks, and Amber Krenske (275 digs). MSUM opens the season against Michigan Tech on Sept. 6 at the Winona State tournament.

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Northern State Sept. 21 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 4 p.m./ Nov. 15 • Barnett Center • Aberdeen, S.D. • 7 p.m. Location: Aberdeen, S.D. Founded: 1901 Enrollment: 3,622 Nickname: Wolves School Colors: Maroon and Gold Arena: Wachs Arena, Barnett Center Capacity: 8,057 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. James Smith Athletic Director: Josh Moon Associate Athletic Director: Zach Flakus Assistant Athletic Director/SWA: Terri Holmes Athletic Department Phone: 605-626-3336 Fax: 605-626-2238

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Kevin DeVries Office Phone: 605-626-7748 E-Mail Address: Kevin.Devries@northern.edu SID Fax: 605-626-2238

Coaching Information Head Coach: Brent Aldridge (3rd Season) Alma mater: University of South Dakota (1992) Record at Northern State: 32-25 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Emily Foster Alma mater: St. Thomas ‘11

Team Information 2012 Record: 19-11 2012 NSIC Record: 13-7, 5th Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/3

Season Preview 2013 looks to be a promising campaign for the Wolves as eight players that saw significant playing time off of last year’s 19-win squad return this season. All-NSIC selections Drew Smith and Kelsey Chambers lead NSU into the season. Smith’s 1,163 assists a season ago were the most at Northern since 2006. Chambers was third on the team in hitting percentage (.236) and total blocks (53) a season ago and her 341 points scored were second-best. Six talented incoming freshmen join the squad this season in outside hitter Tori Biach (Bradenton, Fla.), defensive specialist Mikaela Casey (Oxbow, N.D.), outside hitter Ashtin McClemans and middle hitter Rachel Rogers (Warner, S.D.). Local products Lauren McCafferty and Amanda Tobin from Aberdeen Central High School join the Wolves at outside hitter as well. The main challenge for Northern entering the season will be replacing production on the defensive side of the net. The Wolves lost 66 percent (122) of its production from a season ago on total blocks and also lost 743 digs (46 percent) from the 2012 squad. NSU will begin the season playing in two separate tournaments, the LaQuinta Kickoff Classic in Springfield, Mo., and the Maverick Invitational hosted by Minnesota State. The Wolves will play seven games all told in the two tournaments, with five of them being neutral-site games. Northern will face host Drury to end their four games at the Kickoff Classic and will play Minnesota State to end the Maverick Invite. The match with the Mavericks will be considered a non-conference match. Other non-conference opponents include Union (Tenn.) on Sept. 6 in the season-opener, Lindenwood (Mo.) on Sept. 6, Arkansas Tech Sept. 7, Black Hills State Sept. 13 and Illinois Springfield Sept. 13. Northern opens the conference portion of the schedule on the road as it travels to North Dakota for a match with Mary on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

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Jamestown College Oct. 3 • Hansen Center • Jamestown, N.D. • 7 p.m. Location: Jamestown, N.D. Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 946 Nickname: Jimmies School Colors: Orange and Black Arena: Hansen Center Capacity: 1,500 Affiliation: NAIA Conference: North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) President: Dr. Robert S. Badal Athletic Director: Lawrie Paulson Athletic Department Phone: 701-252-3467 Fax: 701-253-4318

Sports Information

Sports Information Contact: Andrew Gideon Office Phone: 701-252-3467 E-Mail Address: agideon@jc.edu SID Fax: 701-253-4318

Coaching Information Head Coach: Jon Hegerle (Fifth Season) Alma mater: St. Olaf (1992) Record at Jamestown: 93-44 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Kelsey (Aden) Titus Alma mater: Northern State ‘09

Team Information 2012 Record: 27-9 (A.I.I., NAIA Tournament) Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/5

Season Preview Jamestown (N.D.) was picked as the preseason favorite in the 2013 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Preseason Volleyball Poll. The preseason poll was voted among the league coaches. The NSAA is the newest conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), established last April. Jamestown, which finished 27-9 overall record in 2012, tallied five first-place votes and 25 points to earn first place in the preseason poll. The Jimmies qualified for the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament Opening Round last year after finishing runner-up in the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Postseason Tournament. Mayville State (N.D.) was picked second with 18 points, followed by Valley City State (N.D.) with 14 points, Dakota State (S.D.) 13 points and Presentation (S.D.) 5 points. The 2013 NSAA volleyball season will consist of eight conference matches with five teams competing for the conference crown. The NSAA Volleyball Conference Postseason Tournament play kicks off on Nov. 2. The NSAA volleyball championship match is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the highest seed remaining. Sarah Becker, a senior middle blocker from Jamestown, was selected as the NSAA Volleyball Preseason Player of the Year voted by the conference coaches. Dakota State’s Kelci Viesselman and Stacey Schuller, Jamestown’s Kelsey Deragisch, Mayville State’s Emily Plowman and Josette Glatt, Presentation’s Megan Goedert and Valley City State’s Emily Plowman and Aurissa Martens were also named to NSAA Preseason Volleyball Team. The Jimmies will kick-off the season on August 17 with a nonconference tilt versus Viterbo University. USF seeks revenge against the Jimmies, who rallied from two sets down last year to hand the Cougars their only non-conference loss of 2012.

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Minot State Oct. 4 • MSU Dome • Minot, N.D. • 7 p.m./Nov. 9 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 4 p.m. Location: Minot, N.D. Founded: 1913 Enrollment: 3,376 Nickname: Beavers School Colors: Red and Green Arena: MSU Dome Capacity: 9,600 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. David Fuller Athletic Director: Rick Hedberg Associate Athletic Director: Steven Swenson Assistant Athletic Director: Chad McNally Athletic Department Phone: 701-858-3041 Fax: 701-858-3136

Sports Information

Sports Information Contact: Michael Linnell Office Phone: 701-858-3681 E-Mail Address: michael.linnell@minotstateu.edu SID Fax: 701-858-3136

Coaching Information Head Coach: Travis Ward (Third Season) Alma mater: Prairie College (2002) Record at Minot State: 24-40 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Kody DuBarry Alma mater: University of the Pacific ‘09

Team Information 2012 Record: 6-24 2012 NSIC Record: 2-18, 15th Starters Returning/Lost: 7/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/1

Season Preview The Minot State University volleyball team was picked to finish No. 15 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference this season by the league’s coaches. The Beavers earned 31 points in the poll, six points ahead of conference rival University of Mary (25) and four points behind Bemidji State (35). MISU went 6-24 overall in 2012, the team’s first season as a member of the NSIC. Sophomore Mallory Sall (OH, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia) was selected as a “Player to Watch” by the NSIC. Last year, Sall played in every match while totaling an impressive 399 kills as a freshman. She was also solid with her defense, collecting 250 digs on the year (2nd most on the team). Her best performance on the year came against conference rival University of Mary where she notched 30 kills and 14 digs in MISU’s first ever win in the Northern Sun. Also returning for the Beavers is junior Emily Byrne (S, Reno, Nev.) who dished out 896 assists last season. Along with Sall, Byrne and strong group of sophomores who saw extensive playing time in 2012, the Beavers bring back three players who missed time the team last year but made a huge impact in 2011. Jen Dixon (Jr., OH, Brandon, Manitoba), Sara Friesen (Sr., MH, Brandon, Manitoba) and Kelsey Wingo (Sr., MH, Twain Harte, Calif.) are all returning to the Beavers this season as they add depth and experience to the roster. In 2011, the trio combined for 979 kills and 495 digs as they led the Beavers to an 18-16 overall record. Minot State will open their season at the Carroll College Invitational on Sept. 6 & 7. The Beavers open their 2013 home schedule when they host MSU-Moorhead on Sept. 19 in the NSIC opener.

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University of Mary September 21 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 4 p.m. Location: Bismarck, N.D. Founded: 1959 Enrollment: 3,000 Nickname: Marauders School Colors: Blue, Orange and White Arena: McDowell Activity Center Capacity: 1,500 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Msgr. James Shea Athletic Director: Roger Thomas Associate Athletic Director: Kevin Forde Assistant Athletic Director: Mike Offerdahl Athletic Department Phone: 701-355-8200 Fax: 701-355-8302

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Brian Larson Office Phone: 701-355-8354 E-Mail Address: bslarson@umary.edu SID Fax: 701-355-8302

Coaching Information Head Coach: Steve Novacek (Fourth Season) Alma mater: Minnesota Duluth (2005) Record at U-Mary: 11-75 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Christa Jung Alma mater: Michigan Tech ‘09

Team Information 2012 Record: 3-23 2012 NSIC Record: 3-17, 13th Starters Returning/Lost: 6/1 (libero) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/4

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Season Preview

Despite vast improvement last season and returning six starters, the Marauders enter 2013 picked to finish last (16th) in the NSIC. U-Mary went 3-24 last season (3-17 NSIC) and ended the year with 11 straight losses. They finished ahead of both Minot State and Bemidji State for 13th place in the NSIC in 2012. USF defeated the Marauders 3-1 on Oct. 20; a match that saw the Cougars hit .184 and out-block U-Mary 8-to-6. The Marauders lost three players to graduation: Valerie Lesu, Brianna Smith and Hailee Walsh. U-Mary junior outside hitter Morgan Dake was tabbed as the Marauders’ player to watch in the NSIC preseason coaches’ poll. Dake started 19 of 23 games for U-Mary last season and led the team with a .204 hitting percentage. Dake finished fourth on the team with 117 kills and was third with 46 blocks. Six of those 46 blocks came in a career night against Winona State on Sept. 21. The junior from Bakersfield, Calif. last year was named to the NSIC All-Academic Team and was elected as U-Mary’s Female Strength Athlete of the Year. Fourth-year head coach Steve Novacek will also have the services of senior outside hitter Allison Opp at his disposal for one more campaign. Opp led the Marauders with 198 kills in 2012 and enters her senior season with 515 career stabs. Looking to improve on last season, U-Mary will get their first action of the season as they head to the Great Falls/Carroll College Classic Sept. 6-7. The Marauders will open conference play at home against Northern State Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

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Upper Iowa Oct. 11 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 7 p.m.

Location: Fayette, Iowa Founded: 1857 Enrollment: 999 Nickname: Peacocks School Colors: Blue and White Arena: Dorman Gymnasium Capacity: 1,920 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. William R. Duffy II Athletic Director: David S. Miller Associate Athletic Director: Kent McElvania Assistant Athletic Director: Brock Wissmiller Athletic Department Phone: 563-425-5293 Fax: 563-425-5334

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Howard Thompson Office Phone: 563-425-5307 E-Mail Address: thompsonh@uiu.edu SID Fax: 563-425-5334

Coaching Information Head Coach: Aaron Nelson (Third Season) Alma mater: St. Cloud State (1994) Record at Upper Iowa: 31-28 Career Record: 68-60 (Five Seasons) Assistant Coach: Kasey Uran Alma mater: Southwest Minnesota State ‘11

Team Information 2012 Record: 17-13 2012 NSIC Record: 11-9, 9th Starters Returning/Lost: 5/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/4

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Season Preview Upper Iowa University was picked to finish tenth in the 16-team NSIC. Entering his third year with the Peacocks, head coach Aaron Nelson owns a combined record of 31-28. Last year, Nelson led the team to their first winning season in program history and tied the school-record for wins in a single season with 16. Melanie Behnke was named as a NSIC Player to Watch heading into her senior season. Behnke earned All-NSIC Second Team honors last season after leading the Peacock offense with 397 kills in 111 sets. Her 3.58 kills/set were 6th best in the NSIC and ranked as the 58th highest mark in the country. The Wisconsin native reached double figures in kills in all but five of UIU’s 29 matches and reached 20-plus kills three times including a season-high 24 at Winona State. Behnke added 150 digs, 43 blocks and 4 service aces. Junior right side hitter Hailey Brown filled in multiple times at setter last year due to injuries and earned valuable playing experience in the NSIC. She started on the right side for the Peacocks and finished fourth on the team with 206 kills. She also registered 330 assists, 314 digs and a total of 70 blocks. Also back for UIU is sophomore Amanda Weiss, who racked up a team-high 451 digs in the back row. She also added 30 service aces, and 40 assists. Furthermore, 300 of her digs and 18 of her service aces came against Northern Sun opponents. Sydney Cyzon and Taylor Williams both saw the court last year as true freshmen. Cyzon finished with 87 digs, 9 service aces and 4 assists. The Peacocks will open their 2013 season in Decorah, Iowa in an exhibition game against the Norse of Luther College on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. The regular season will begin in Winona, Minn. on Sept. 6-7 in a tournament that will see Upper Iowa take the court against Michigan Tech, St. Joseph’s, MSU Moorhead and Northwest Missouri State. After another four-match tournament at Wisconsin-Parkside, UIU will host the Warriors of Waldorf in their home opener on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in Dorman Gym.

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Winona State Oct. 12 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 4 p.m. Location: Winona, Minn. Founded: 1858 Enrollment: 8,000 Nickname: Warriors School Colors: Purple & White Arena: McCown Gymnasium Capacity: 3,500 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Scott Olson Athletic Director: Eric Schoh Senior Women’s Administrator: Jennifer Flowers Faculty Rep: Dr. Jo Stejskal Athletic Department Phone: 507-457-5210

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Grant Wall Office Phone: 507-457-5576 E-Mail Address: gwall@winona.edu

Coaching Information Head Coach: Dave Simon (Fourth Season) Alma mater: Minnesota State (1983) Record at Winona State: 58-62 Career Record: N/A Assistant Coach: Selene Teitelbaum Alma mater: UC-Santa Cruz ‘01

Team Information 2012 Record: 20-11 2012 NSIC Record: 12-8, 6th Starters Returning/Lost: 3/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/3

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Season Preview

Fresh off its first 20-win season since 1993, the Winona State volleyball team has been selected to finish sixth by the league’s coaches in the NSIC Preseason Volleyball Poll. The Warriors received 142 points in the poll, tied with Minnesota State. The NSIC chose Warrior senior Bekah Saugen as the team’s player to watch. An all-conference performer the past two seasons, Saugen led the team in kills (309) and digs (319) in 2012. She had double-digit kills in 17 matches, including a streak of nine straight. She enters the season 15th on WSU’s all-time kills list. Senior outside hitter Katie Froehle returns for the Warriors. The NSIC All-Academic selection led Winona State with 312 kills in 2012 and played in a team-high 112 games as a junior. She was one of two players on team with at least 300 kills and 300 digs and recorded 14 double-doubles. WSU finished last season with a 20-11 record. The team set a program record with 15 straight victories, a mark that had stood since the 1987 squad’s 12 straight wins. WSU continued its trend of knocking off ranked opponents, posting wins over No. 18 Wayne State and No. 20 Minnesota State. Individually, Kate Horihan and Bekah Saugen earned all-conference honors for their play. The Warriors added four true freshmen to the roster and will open the season at home when they host the Winona State invitational Sept. 6-7. WSU will face St. Joseph’s, Northwest Missouri State, Michigan Tech and MSU-Moorhead over the course of the weekend.

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Concordia-St. Paul Oct. 18 • Gangelhoff Center• St. Paul, Minn. • 7 p.m. Location: St. Paul, Minn. Founded: 1893 Enrollment: 3,000 Nickname: Golden Bears School Colors: Navy Blue and Vegas Gold Arena: Gangelhoff Center Capacity: 1,500+ Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Rev. Tom Pies Athletic Director: Tom Rubbelke Associate Athletic Director: Brian Jamros Assistant Athletic Director: Regan McAthie Athletic Department Phone: 651-641-8867 Fax: 651-641-8787

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Patrick Rydeen Office Phone: 651-641-8893 E-Mail Address: rydeenp@csp.edu SID Fax: 651-641-8767

Coaching Information Head Coach: Brady Starkey (11th Season) Alma mater: Metropolitan State (2002) Record at Concordia: 339-30 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: George Padjen Alma mater: Minnesota-Duluth Assistant Coach: Hailey Cowles Alma mater: University of Minnesota ‘11

Team Information 2012 Record: 33-4 2012 NSIC Record: 18-2, t-1st Starters Returning/Lost: 3+ libero/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/5

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Season Preview Concordia University-St. Paul will open up the season as the number one team in the country in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll. The Golden Bears received 43 of the possible 48 first place votes coming off their sixth straight national championship run. The Golden Bears were also picked to finish first by the NSIC coaches for the 10th consecutive season in the NSIC Preseason Volleyball Poll. Concordia received all 15 first place votes (coaches can’t vote for their own team). While Concordia is the preseason favorite for the 10th-straight year, the program has also captured the conference crown for the previous 10 seasons. Kayla Koenecke was named as the Golden Bears player to watch by the league. Koenecke returns for her senior season after being named an All-American for the third straight season while helping the Golden Bears to national titles in the process to keep the program’s streak alive at six in a row. She finished last season with a career high 441 kills while hitting .396, just shy of the .400 mark she put up her sophomore campaign. Her .396 hitting percentage ranked eighth in the nation, and her 441 kills ranked 83rd (sixth in the NSIC). She also showed her versatility finishing with career highs in digs (362), assists (120) and total blocks (77). Koenecke enters her senior year moving up the ranks historically at Concordia. Her career .385 hitting percentage ranks second all-time, just behind former teammate Cassie Haag’s .386 mark. She also ranks eighth in kills per set (3.30), eighth in assists (296), ninth in kills (1202), 10th in points (1413.5), 12th in digs (977), 13th in blocks (203) and 13th in service aces (96). Concordia begins their season on September 6th at the Gangelhoff Center at 1 p.m. against No. 11 Colorado School of Mines. That match begins a difficult early season schedule which features seven straight matches against teams that are nationally ranked or are receiving votes. They play twice on Saturday, September 7 at 11 a.m. against Wayne State and 7:30 p.m. against Indianapolis before a 1 p.m. Sunday match against Wingate. Conference play begins with a home match against Upper Iowa on September 19 at 7 p.m.

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Minnesota State Oct. 19 • Taylor Center • Mankato, Minn. • 4 p.m. Location: Mankato, Minn. Founded: 1868 Enrollment: 15,408 Nickname: Mavericks School Colors: Purple and Gold Arena: Taylor Center Capacity: 4,521 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Richard Davenport Athletic Director: Kevin Buisman Associate Athletic Director: Paul Allan Assistant Athletic Director: Tim Marshall Athletic Department Phone: 507-389-6111 Fax: 507-389-1923

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Nick Burns Office Phone: 952-380-8056 E-Mail Address: nicholas.burns@mnsu.edu SID Fax: 507-389-1923

Coaching Information Head Coach: Dennis Amundson (Ninth Season) Alma mater: St. Cloud State University (1969) Record at MSU: 152-84-69 Career Record: Same Associate Head Coach: Lori Rittenhouse-Wollmuth Alma mater: Wisconsin ‘00

Team Information 2012 Record: 18-11 2012 NSIC Record: 12-8, t-6th Starters Returning/Lost: 2/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/7

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Season Preview

The Minnesota State volleyball team was picked to finish in sixth place in the Preseason NSIC Volleyball Coaches’ Poll. MSU, which finished its 2012 season with an 18-11 overall record, including a 12-8 mark in league play, earned 142 points along with Winona State, en route to the sixth spot in the poll. The Mavericks also received votes in the first AVCA Coaches’ Poll of the season. MSU graduated four starters in 2012 but the expectations surrounding MSU’s program have not been lowered and longtime head coach Dennis Amundson anticipates that his team will continue to compete at a very high level. Sophomore setter Ellie Van De Steeg was named to the 2013 NSIC Volleyball Player to Watch list. She saw action in 29 matches and finished with a team-high 1234 assists (11.32 assists per set), recorded 47 kills and scooped 178 digs. De Steeg also served a team-high 24 aces (.920 serving percentage) and contributed seven solo blocks along with 51 assisted blocks en route to 2012 All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference honors. The Mavericks’ other returning starter is senior defensive specialist Briel Hendricksen, who finished second on the team with 19 service aces (.899 serving percentage) and recorded 242 digs with an average of 2.57 a game. Hendricksen was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week once during season. In all, MSU welcomes 18 volleyball student-athletes to camp this season, including seven true freshmen. The Mavericks open their 2013 schedule on the road as they take part in the Western Oregon Invitational Sept. 6-7. The twoday tournament will pit MSU against four different teams, with Minnesota State opening the tournament Sept. 6 against Western Washington.

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Minnesota Crookston Oct. 25 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 7 p.m. Location: Crookston, Minn. Founded: 1966 as a 2-year, 1993 as a 4-year institution Enrollment: 1,800 Nickname: Golden Eagles School Colors: Maroon and Gold Arena: Lysaker Gymnasium Capacity: 4,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Chancellor: Dr. Fred Wood Athletic Director: Stephanie Helgeson Assistant Athletic Director/SWA: Natasha Reierson Athletic Department Phone: 218-281-8506

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Shawn Smith Office Phone: 218-281-8414 E-Mail Address: smithsd@umn.edu SID Fax: 218-281-8430

Coaching Information Head Coach: Lee Anderson (Seventh Season) Alma mater: University of Ottawa (1998) Record at UMC: 41-134 Career Record: 67-217 (11 seasons) Assistant Coach: Heather Grieser Alma mater: Toledo ‘97

Team Information 2012 Record: 11-16 2012 NSIC Record: 7-13, 11th Starters Returning/Lost: 6/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/4

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Season Preview The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball team was picked to finish 11th by the league coaches in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Preseason poll released by the conference office Thursday morning. The Golden Eagles received 90 points in the poll, just five behind Upper Iowa University, the team picked to finish 10th in the standings. UMC finished 11th in the league last season after being picked to finish 11th in the 2012 NSIC Preseason poll. Chelsea Wiesner (Sr., Lib., Rochester, Minn.) was picked as UMC’s Player to Watch. Wiesner will come into 2013 as one of the top returning liberos in the NSIC. Wiesner averaged 4.86 digs per contest last season en route to 442 overall digs. Wiesner is on pace to become the all-time leader in digs in Golden Eagle history, which she should accomplish early in the season. Wiesner needs just 91 digs to surpass Jaclyn Slepicka as the all-time digs leader. She is currently third in school history and needs just 43 digs to move past Joan Ebnet in second place. Wiesner will lead a group of six seniors for the Golden Eagles as they head into the 2013 campaign. In addition to digs, Wiesner was among the team leaders in service aces with 30 last season. The Golden Eagles return six-of-seven starters from a season ago led by Wiesner and 2012 All-NSIC Second Team pick Brittany Looker (Jr., OH, Rochester, Minn.). Also returning are seniors setter Paige Mitchell (West Palm Beach, Fla.), middle hitter Katie Miedtke (Maple Grove, Minn.) and outside hitter Alexandra Skeeter (Milwaukee, Wis.). Junior middle hitter Morgan VanGerpen (Overland Park, Kan.) also returns as a starter. Senior setter Lindsey Rees (Bronson, Mich.) also returns after seeing a lot of playing time last season. The Golden Eagles return three other letter winners that saw the floor last season and add seven newcomers to the roster for 2013. The Golden Eagles’ rookie septet consists of: Kali Erickson (OH/5’10), Casey Cashman (DS/L, 5’6), Kassi Green (MH/OH, 5’9), Kelci Green (MH, 5’9), Maggie Perrel (RS, 5’11), Erin Schwarz (MH/5’11) and Sierra Trost (S/5’8). Minnesota Crookston will open the season in Texas at the St. Mary’s and St. Edward’s Invitationals from Sept. 6-7.

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Bemidji State Oct. 26 • Stewart Center • Sioux Falls, S.D. • 3 p.m. Location: Bemidji, Minn. Founded: 1919 Enrollment: 5,360 Nickname: Beavers School Colors: Green and White Arena: BSU Gymnasium Capacity: 2,500 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Richard Hanson Athletic Director: Tracy Dill Associate Athletic Director/SWA: Sarah Levesque Athletic Department Phone: 218-755-2941 Fax: 218-755-3898

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Brad Folkestad Office Phone: 218-755-4603 E-Mail Address: bfolkestad@bemidjistate.edu SID Fax: 218-755-3898

Coaching Information Head Coach: Wayne Chadwick (Fourth Season) Alma mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater (1988) Record at Bemidji State: 22-61 Career Record: 71-137 (Eight Seasons) Assistant Coach: Jerry Hulla Alma mater: Wisconsin-Whitewater ‘88

Team Information 2012 Record: 4-23 2012 NSIC Record: 2-18, t-15th Starters Returning/Lost: 6/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/4

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Season Preview According to fourth-year head coach Wayne Chadwick, the number of wins accumulated by the 2012 Bemidji State University volleyball team was, in a word, disappointing. A roster featuring just one upper classman was tested early and often in the rough and tumble Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). But the benefit of running a youthful roster on the court day in and day out is that the players gain valuable experience. This year’s BSU volleyball squad, which was picked 14th in the recent NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, lost just one senior from its 4-23 season, but her shoes will be tough ones to fill in 2013. Bethany Thompson was named the team’s offensive player of the year and was a Second-Team All-NSIC selection after a 354-kill season. The Owatonna, Minn. native was second in the NSIC with 4.02 kills per set and was third in the conference with 4.39 points per set. Those numbers put her at 18th and 27th in the nation, respectively. Thompson was the team’s go-to hitter, racking up 656 more attacks than any other BSU player and averaging more than half an attack per set more than any other NSIC player. Despite having the full attention of other teams’ defenses, Thompson still managed to reach 1,000 career kills in her final match. In 2013, the Beavers will go from having one senior to having no seniors. This year’s edition of the team, however, will return a wealth of experience with 10 veteran players, led by 2013 NSIC Player to Watch Rachel Craig (Jr., MH). Craig played in all 27 matches for the Beavers last season and totaled 158 kills to place her second on the team. She registered a .183 attack percentage to sit fourth on the team, while leading the team in blocks for the second straight year with 56. Another key returner is Courtney Fox (So., DS), who registered 201 digs as a rookie. The 14-player roster has five players in both its junior and sophomore classes and a four-player freshman class. Six players saw action in more than 75 of the team’s 88 total games in 2012. Bemidji State will open the season with a road trip to St. Louis to play four matches in the Maryville University Tournament, Sept. 6-7.

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Dakota State Oct. 29 • DSU Memorial Fieldhouse • Madison, S.D. • 7 p.m. Location: Madison, S.D. Founded: 1881 Enrollment: 3,110 Nickname: Trojans School Colors: Yellow and Reflect Blue Arena: DSU Memorial Fieldhouse Capacity: 1,500 Affiliation: NAIA Conference: North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) President: Dr. David Borofsky Athletic Director: Jeff Dittman Associate Athletic Director: Assistant Athletic Director: Athletic Department Phone: Fax: 605-256-5138

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Nick Huntimer Office Phone: 605-256-5229 E-Mail Address: nick.huntimer@dsu.edu SID Fax: 605-256-5138

Coaching Information Head Coach: Amy Veenhof (Fifth Season) Alma mater: Si Tanka University (2003) Record at DSU: 48-83 Career Record: 62-99 (Six Seasons) Assistant Coach: Megan Kusler Alma mater: Northern State ‘10

Team Information 2012 Record: 12-20 (NAIA Independent) Starters Returning/Lost: 3/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/4

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Season Preview Dakota State is entering the new era this fall. DSU is one of the five charter members in the newly-formed National Intercollegiate Association of Athletics’ conference—the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA). Jamestown (N.D.), Mayville State (N.D.), Presentation (S.D.) and Valley City State (N.D.) are the other charter members. Dickinson State (N.D.) will join the NSAA, starting in 2014-15 academic year. Jamestown (N.D.) was picked as the preseason favorite to win the inaugural NSAA Volleyball Coaches’ Poll. Mayville State was picked to finish second with 18 points, followed by Valley City State third (14 points), Dakota State fourth (13 points) and Presentation fifth (5 points). DSU’s Kelci Viesselman and Stacey Schuller were named to NSAA Preseason Volleyball Team. DSU was a former member of the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) conference for the past two years. The Trojans finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 12-20. Kristen DiPaola surpassed the 1,000-kill club and accumulated the second most kills in a single season with 591. She ranked second in the nation in kills per set (5.1 kills). She held numerous records in the Trojan Volleyball record book including most kills in a single match on several occasions. DiPaola was named to the A.I.I. All-Conference team. Dakota State have 22 players on this year’s volleyball roster. The Trojans return seven players from last year’s team and will have 15 new faces this season, including two junior transfers— Kelci Viesselman and Kat Gonzalez. There are 12 freshmen on the team—Brittany Anderson, Chelsey Davis, Heather Dearing, Voni Finck, Haley Hillestad, Kylie Martin, Jessica McKenney, Mackenzie Schultz, Annika Stephens, Taylor Stratton, Kaylee Vander Wal and Tessa Weeldreyer. DSU will have a junior varsity team this season and are scheduled to play 12 matches. Amy Veenhof is entering her fifth season as DSU volleyball head coach, assisted by Megan Kusler (2nd season) and student assistant Tom Mettler (1st season).

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Minnesota-Duluth Nov. 1 • Romano Gymnasium • Duluth, Minn. • 7 p.m. Location: Duluth, Minn. Founded: 1895 Enrollment: 11,500 Nickname: Bulldogs School Colors: Maroon and Gold Arena: Romano Gymnasium Capacity: 2,759 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Lendley Black Athletic Director: Josh Berlo Assistant Athletic Director/SWA: Karen Stromme Athletic Department Phone: 218-726-8168 Fax: 218-726-6529

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Evan Smegal Office Phone: 218-726-8191 E-Mail Address: smega001@d.umn.edu SID Fax: 218-726-6529

Coaching Information Head Coach: Jim Boos (11th Season) Alma mater: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1994) Record at UMD: 298-57 Career Record: Same Assistant Coach: Christyn May Alma mater: University of Nebraska-Omaha ’99

Team Information 2012 Record: 29-5 2012 NSIC Record: 18-2, t-1st Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/3

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Season Preview The University of Minnesota Duluth volleyball enters 2013 as the fourth best team in NCAA Division II, according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Top 25 poll. The Bulldogs received two first-place votes and moved up from a fifth place ranking in the final poll of last season. The NSIC has three of the top six teams in the poll and four of the top 25, with No. 6 Southwest Minnesota State and No. 20 Wayne State also on the list. Minnesota State Mankato and Winona State also received votes. In addition, UMD received one first-place vote and finished second in the polling behind preseason favorite and fellow defending co-champion Concordia University-St. Paul. Coach Jim Boos’ Bulldogs boast the NSIC Preseason Player of the Year in senior outside hitter Kate Lange and 11 straight NCAA tournament appearances as they enter a season as a top team in conference play as well as across the nation. Lange enters the 2013 season as the reigning NSIC Player of the Year and a three-time All-NSIC selection. She earned AVCA First Team All-American status in each of the last two seasons in addition to being named to the Daktronics All-American second (2011) and third (2012) teams. The two-time AVCA All-Central Region first member is seventh all-time in kills for the Bulldogs with 1,423 and is on pace to become UMD’s all-time leader. Lange also ranks sixth at UMD with 74 career solo blocks. In 2012, she started each of the Bulldogs’ 34 matches while leading the team in points (647.0), kills (569), and solo blocks (32). Her 569 kills also led the NSIC and were over 200 more than the next highest total for any one player. Aside from league opponents, the Bulldogs will take on three other preseason top-25 teams including No. 18 Wheeling Jesuit and No. 19 West Florida on Sept. 6 at the West Florida Opening Weekend Tournament. UMD’s schedule doesn’t get any easier in week two as it faces No. 9 Indianapolis at the Wis.-Parkside Tournament on Sept. 13.

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St. Cloud State Nov. 2 • Halenbeck Hall • St. Cloud, Minn. • 4 p.m. Location: St. Cloud, Minn. Founded: 1869 Enrollment: 18,430 Nickname: Huskies School Colors: Red and Black Arena: Halenbeck Hall Capacity: 6,400 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference President: Dr. Earl H. Potter III Athletic Director: Heather Weems Assistant Athletic Director: Joel Larsen Athletic Department Phone: 320-308-3101 Fax: 320-308-2099

Sports Information Sports Information Contact: Anne Abicht Office Phone: 320-308-2141 E-Mail Address: aabicht@stcloudstate.edu SID Fax: 320-308-2099

Coaching Information Head Coach: Michelle Blaeser (Fourth Season) Alma mater: Minnesota State (1990) Record at SCSU: 30-54 Career Record: 217-163 Assistant Coach: Marci Taumalolo Alma mater: Minnesota ‘07

Team Information 2012 Record: 10-18 2012 NSIC Record: 6-14, 12th Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/4

Season Preview St. Cloud State head coach Michelle Blaeser begins her fourth season with the Huskies and returns nine players. Last season the squad finished with a 10-18 overall record. The Huskies ended the season on a high note, rolling off four straight conference wins and are looking to pick up right where they left off. SCSU were picked 13th in the NSIC preseason poll, right behind 12th place USF. The Cougars knocked off SCSU in straight sets last season for their first-ever NSIC victory. Blaeser brings back a lot of experience to the 2013 roster. Senior middle hitter Ellie Dietzen (Black Creek, Wis.) led the Huskies in both kills (238) and blocks (96) last season. Dietzen along with sophomore middle hitter Kellan Flynn (Tomahawk, Wis.) and sophomore defensive specialist Brianne Stamer (Hutchinson) started and played every set of the 2012 season, participating in 103 total. Junior setter Erin Ohlemann (Golden Valley) had a team-high 713 assists in 2012, averaging 7.67 per set. Allison Butler (Burnsville) played in all 28 matches as a double-threat, both setting and hitting from the right side. Stamer recorded 476 digs during her freshman stint and now holds the first year single season record that was previously set at 426. Outside hitters Dani Domeier (Norwood Young America) and Rachel Burke (Madison, Wis.) also made significant impacts last fall. Domeier posted five double-doubles while Burke led the Huskies in kills/ set as she averaged 2.38 and recorded double-digit kill totals in ten matches. The Huskies bring in four newcomers for the 2013 season. Marissa Kline (Luxemburg, Wis.), Macy Weller (Brooten), Mary Kate Dougherty (Waukesha, Wis.) and Shannon Klink (Harford, Wis.) now complete the 2013 St. Cloud State volleyball roster. The Husky volleyball team kicks of the 2013 season on Sept. 6 as they travel to Springfield, Mo. to compete in the Drury University Tournament. Their first home game is scheduled for Sept. 19 against Bemidji State University at 7 p.m. in Halenbeck Hall.

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CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (2012- present) Members: Augustana Bemidji State Concordia-St. Paul Minnesota, Crookston Minnesota Duluth MSU Moorhead Minnesota State Minot State Northern State Southwest Minnesota St. Cloud State University of Mary University of Sioux Falls Upper Iowa Wayne State Winona State

South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (1978-1992) Members: Black Hills Dakota State Dakota Wesleyan Huron College South Dakota Springfield South Dakota Tech Yankton (Closed 1984) Sioux Falls College

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (1974-1978)

Great Plains Athletic Conference (2000- 2010) Members: Briar Cliff Concordia Dana Dakota Wesleyan Doane Dordt Hastings Midland Morningside Mount Marty Nebraska Wesleyan Northwestern University of Sioux Falls South Dakota- Iowa Athletic Conference (1992-2000) Members: Black Hills Dakota State Dakota Wesleyan Dordt Huron College (closed 2005 Mt. Marty South Dakota Tech University of Sioux Falls South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference (1978-1992) Members: Black Hills Dakota State Dakota Wesleyan Huron College South Dakota Springfield South Dakota Tech Yankton (Closed 1984) Sioux Falls College

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ALL-CONFERENCE (since 1999) 2010 Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athletes Rachel Heeney (Sr.) Kayla Rolsma (Sr.) First Team All-GPAC Amber Nieuwsma (Sr.) (Right Side) Second Team All-GPAC Rachel Heeney (Sr.) (Libero) Kaprice Glover (So.) (Outside Hitter) Honorable Mention Danielle Roers (Sr.) (Outside Hitter) Alyssa Chambers (Jr.) (Middle Blocker) 2009 Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athletes Rachel Heeney (Jr.) Kayla Rolsma (Jr.) Second Team All-GPAC Rachel Heeney (Jr.) (Libero) Honorable Mention Danielle Roers, (Jr.) (Outside Hitter) 2008 Honorable Mention All-GPAC Danielle Roers (So.) (Outside Hitter) 2007 First Team All-GPAC Beth Mathes (Sr.) (Outside Hitter) Honorable Mention Jamie Gerdes (Sr.) (Outside Hitter) 2006 Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athletes Morgan Campbell (Jr.) Kayla Kammerer (Jr.) Nealy Williams (Sr.) (Outside Hitter) Second Team All-GPAC Juliann Schoeneman (Sr.) (Right Side) Honorable Mention Beth Mathes (Jr.) (Outside Hitter) 2005 Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athlete Megan McCarthy (Sr.) Honorable Mention All-GPAC Danielle Pegram (Jr.) (Middle Blocker)

2003 Daktronics/NAIA Scholar-Athletes Lisa Moe (Sr.) (Defensive Specialist) Nikki Kindshy (Jr.) (Right Side) First Team All-GPAC Coty Fitts (Sr.) (Setter) Lindsey Schneiderman (Jr.) (Outside Hitter) Second Team All-GPAC Jill Streiff (So.) (Middle Blocker) Honorable Mention Liz Voss (Sr.) (Libero) NAIA First Team All-Region IV: Coty Fitts NAIA Second Team All-Region IV: Lindsey Schneiderman NAIA All-American Honorable Mention: Coty Fitts GPAC Player of the Week: Coty Fitts (9/15, 10/6, 10/13) 2002 First Team All-GPAC Coty Fitts (Jr.) (Setter) Second Team All-GPAC Lindsey Schneiderman (So.) (Outside Hitter) Honorable Mention Liz Voss (Jr.) (Libero) NAIA Second Team Region IV: Coty Fitts GPAC Players of the Week Coty Fitts (9/16) Michelle Van Tilburg (9/30) Lindsey Schneiderman (10/21) 2001 First Team All-GPAC Coty Fitts (So.) (Setter) Second Team All-GPAC Lindsey Peterson (Fr.) (Middle Blocker) GPAC Player of the Week: Cody Fitts 2000 Second Team All-GPAC Lindsay Burnham (Fr.) (Outside Hitter) GPAC Player of the Week: Coty Fitts, USF (twice) 1999 NAIA All-America Honorable Mention: Misten Wassink (Sr.) (Outside Hitter) NAIA Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete: Jen Dingsor (Sr.) (3.9 GPA, Math Education)

2004 First Team All-GPAC Lindsey Schneiderman (Sr.) (Outside Hitter) Second Team All-GPAC Nikki Kindschy (Right Side) Honorable Mention Teresa Kloeckner (Outside Hitter)

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She Digs It: USF’s Heeney Reaches Milestone October 2010 By: Stephanie Pendrys USF Sports Information

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ibero. The word looks more like the name of a European luxury sedan than a position in volleyball.For USF Cougar Rachel Heeney, explaining — or even pronouncing — her position is as difficult as playing it. Is the senior a LEE-bah-ro, as some people say, a LUH-bare-OH or a lih-BEAR-RO? And what the heck is it? Confusing casual volleyball fans further is that the libero (Italian for “free”) does not wear the same uniformas her teammates. When the Cougars don their trademark purple, Heeney wears white so she can stand out for officials.  “Did you forget your shirt?” curious USF fans might ask. So Heeney has to educate the uninformed on the uniform. “ I have had to explain to people what my position is in volleyball more times than I can count,” Heeney said. Libero 101: Liberos are back-row defensive specialists — think of them as the defensive equivalent of designated hitters in baseball. The libero is a scrambling, tumbling, diving, backcourt player; they dig out balls by the opposing team and pass to teammates, keeping plays alive.  oints and rallies can begin and end with what the libero does. Heeney is the Cougars’ designated digger. And she is darn P good at it. And no one knows this better than senior setter Amber Nieuwsma, who has been at the receiving end of Heeney’s passes since they were both freshmen.  “As a setter, it is important to always get a good pass, and throughout the years it has been a blessing to have Rachel passing to meso that I know the pass will be in the right spot,” Nieuwsma said of her teammate. “Rachel is a great defensive player so I know that Ican transition up to the net, and she is going to be there getting the free ball or down ball that comes to my position so that we can run our offense.”  Last week, Heeney recorded her 2,000th dig as a Cougar. She is on track to finish her collegiate career as the Cougars’ alltime leader in digs. If you watch dig No. 2,000 on film, it is a routine dig, nothing special — and according to her coach, that’s what makes her special. “ Rachel works harder than anyone in practice, and her dedication to her position allows her to make an exceptional play look routine,” Cougars coach Lisa Mathes-Peters said of her libero. “I don’t need to tell you that she gives 110%.” 

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The first thing you notice when you watch Heeney on the court is that she is never standing still. She starts every point in her anticipatory semi-crouch, but before you can say “dig” — she is diving, flipping, hopping and somersaulting — saving the ball and serving as the party spoiler of the match. Just when it looks like the opposing six-foot outside hitter is going to blast an unreturnable ball over the net for a kill — there is Heeney, sprawling and giving all she has to dig the ball and give her team the chance to win the point. It is like an outfielder stabbing a line drive that looked like a sure double. You also cannot help but notice the beating her body takes; those bruises are not a part of the purple Cougar uniform. The kneepads help, but other times there is the indistinguishable squeak of skin on court and the thud of new bruises being formed — a libero’s personal soundtrack.

Heeney tallied her 2,000th dig on Sept. 24, 2010

“It can be a very difficult position because of the physical play,” Heeney said. “You have to be prepared to dive for the ball on every point, and you can’t worry about getting hurt. I need to be ready on every point because if I don’t do my job, my teammates can’t do their jobs.” But this is what Heeney lives for. There is nothing like erasing the impact of a big-time hitter who looks 10 feet tall when she jumps and like a live cannon when she hits the ball. “ Digging is amazing,” Heeney said. “It can be a lot of pressure, but I love it. When you stop a big hitter and keep the rally going, it just gets the whole team pumped up.”

 “It takes a lot of heart and athletic ability to be a libero. Rachel is one of the best in the GPAC, and we are really going to miss her next season,” said Mathes-Peters.

I t’s tough enough playing volleyball. Add the stress of playing the most physically demanding position, then add homework, completing a double major (public accounting and business administration) and senior activities — it can be a time management nightmare.

“I’m not going to lie, it can be tough to handle it all,” said Heeney. “It takes a lot of long nights and motivation. But I look to my parents for inspiration; they are the most hard-working people that I know. My mom and dad constantly remind me that in the long run, it will all be worth it.”  Looking to the future after her triumphs on the volleyball court, Heeney is currently researching graduate schools and planning a career in forensic accounting.  Pronounce it however you like. Rachel Heeney is a heck of a libero, and Cougar Nation is proud to call her one of our own.

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INDIVIDUAL SEASON RECORDS (bold text indicates active player)

Games Played Rk. Player Games 1. Emily Johnson 153 Tashayla Person 153 2. Chanda Goedken 152 Samantha Lovell 152 3. Sarah Jundt 150 4. Sarah Kohler 149 Charlee Nelson 149 5. Alyssa Chambers 148 6. Michelle Moller 143 Danielle Roers 143 7. Heidi Harms 141 Teri Smith 141 Jamie Coffman 141 8. Jill Streiff 140 Amber Sneller 140 9. Lisa Moe 139 Rachel Heeney 139 Amber Nieuwsma 139 Casey Sorensen 139 10. Danielle Roers 137 Alyssa Chambers 137 Rachel Heeney 137 Kinzie VanVoorst 137 Samantha Haffke 137 Tessa Prochaska 137 Liz Voss 137 Tashayla Person 137 Kills Rk. Player Kills 1. Lindsey Schneiderman 550 2. Lindsey Schneiderman 510 3. Beth Mathes 481 4. Emily Johnson 451 5. Jill Streiff 447 6. Misten Wassink 432 7. Chanda Goedken 417 8. Danielle Roers 368 9. Danielle Roers 364 10. Kaprice Glover 348 11. Amber Nieuwsma 339 12. Beth Mathes 337 13. Jamie Gerdes 333 14. Jessica Allberry 320 15. Samantha Lovell 314

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Season 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2008 2008 2003 2008 2008 2003 2008 2003 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2003 2010 Year 2002 2003 2007 2011 2003 1999 2011 2008 2009 2010 2010 2006 2007 2005 2011

Kills Per Game Rk. Player 1. Lindsey Schneiderman 2. Lindsey Schneiderman 3. Beth Mathes 4. Lindsey Schneiderman 5. Misten Wassink 6. Misten Wassink 7. Danielle Pegram 8. Jill Streiff 9. Beth Mathes 10. Emily Johnson 10. Kaprice Glover 11. Teresa Kloeckner 12. Chanda Goedken

Kills PG 4.48 4.14 4.04 3.75 3.50 3.48 3.36 3.19 3.04 2.95 2.90 2.83 2.74

Year 2004 2002 2007 2003 1999 1997 2005 2003 2006 2011 2010 2004 2011

Digs Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 11. 12.

Digs 875 799 749 656 646 621 607 604 600 593 568 560 460 460

Year 2010 2009 1994 1994 1992 1994 2005 2004 2003 2008 2011 2003 2011 2010

Digs PG 6.83 6.79 6.29 5.94 5.83 5.82 5.70 5.45 5.32 5.10 4.38 3.97

Year 2004 2004 2010 1994 2009 1992 1992 2004 1992 2004 2003 2011

Player Rachel Heeney Rachel Heeney Dana Fulerton Stephanie Bowers Misti Marlow Lindsey Schneiderman Megan McCarthy Catrina Allen Liz Voss Jamie Coffman Tashayla Person Heidi Harms Chanda Goedken Casey Sorensen

Digs Per Game Rk. Player 1. Lindsey Schneiderman 2. Megan McCarthy 3. Rachel Heeney 4. Dana Fullerton 5. Rachel Heeney 6. Misti Marlow 7. Dana Fullerton 8. Lindsey Schneiderman 9. Erin Smith 10. Teresa Kloeckner 11. Liz Voss 12. Tashayla Person

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Blocks Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Player Ava Buys Ava Buys Janae Abma Jill Streiff Michelle Van Tilburg Jill Streiff Alyssa Chambers Alyssa Chambers Alyssa Chambers Samantha Lovell Lindsey Burnham Terri Smith Alyssa Chambers

Blocks 301 272 208 192 190 180 165 151 144 121 119 112 106

Year 1999 1998 1999 2002 2002 2003 2010 2009 2011 2011 2003 2007 2008

Blocks Per Game Rk. Player 1. Ava Buys 2. Leslie Earl 3. Ava Buys 4. Jill Streiff 5. Michelle Van Tilburg 6. Crystal Nesheim 7. Jill Streiff 8. Alyssa Chambers 9. Lindsy Franke 10. Danielle Pegram 11. Alyssa Chambers 12. Alyssa Chambers

Blocks PG 2.30 2.25 2.20 1.45 1.42 1.40 1.29 1.23 1.21 1.14 1.10 0.97

Year 1998 2004 1999 2002 2002 1998 2003 2010 2004 2005 2009 2011

Set Assists Rk. Player 1. Coty Fitts 2. Coty Fitts 3. Amanda Huber 4. Coty Fitts 5. Dallas Cook 6. Alexa Reed 7. Charlee Nelson 8. Samantha Haffke 9. Danielle Jenkins 10. Tessa Prochaska 11. Samantha Haffke 12. Amber Nieuwsma 13. Amber Sneller 14. Tarra Gacke

Set Assists 1436 1334 1200 1150 1120 1,036 977 698 676 651 615 603 534 513

Year 2003 2002 2004 2001 1999 2012 2011 2009 2007 2008 2010 2010 2009 2006

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Set Assists Per Game Rk. Player 1. Coty Fitts 2. Coty Fitts 3. Amanda Huber 4. Coty Fitts 5. Dallas Cook 6. Danielle Jenkins 7. Amanda Huber 8. Charlee Nelson 9. Brittany Isakson 10. Amber Sneller 11. Erica Leaver 12. Samantha Haffke

SA Per Game 10.96 10.18 10.00 9.66 9.60 8.05 7.41 6.56 5.46 5.21 5.18 4.96

Year 2003 2002 2004 2001 1999 2007 2004 2011 2005 2007 2007 2010

Serve Aces Rk. Player 1. Mindi Leupold 2. Mindi Leupold 3. Misti Thury 4. Becky Bradfeldt 5. Sue Kloos 6. Rachel Heeney 7. Amber Sneller 8. Jamie Coffman 9. Emily Johnson 10. Heidi Harms 11. Smantha Haffke Jamie Coffman Jessica Allberry Coty Fitts

Serve Aces 98 97 92 88 80 65 56 48 44 42 39 39 39 39

Year 1994 1996 1989 1991 1989 2009 2009 2008 2011 2003 2009 2007 2005 2002

Serve Aces Per Game Rk. Player 1. Lindsy Franke 2. Danielle Jenkins Amanda Simon 4. Rachel Heeney 5. Amber Sneller 6. Catrina Allen 7. Jamie Coffman 8. Brittany Isakson 9. Jamie Coffman 10. Jessica Allberry

Ser. Aces PG Year .52 2004 .50 2006 .50 2006 .47 2009 .43 2009 .41 2004 .39 2007 .36 2005 .34 2008 .33 2005

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TEAM RECORDS (2002-03, 2005-Present.) Total Kills Rk. Kills Year 1. 1,985 2003 2. 1,764 2011 3. 1,749 2002 4. 1,717 2010 5. 1,561 2006 6. 1,552 2009 1,552 2007 7. 1,457 2008 8. 1,361 2005 Kills Per Game Rk. KPG Year 1. 13.6 2003 2. 12.9 2002 3. 12.8 2007 4. 12.3 2006 5. 11.9 2012 6. 11.8 2010 7. 11.6 2005 8. 11.5 2011 9. 11.3 2009 10. 10.1 2008 Set Assists Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Set Assists Per Game Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Set Assists 1,666 1,632 1,459 1,398 1,385 1,272 1,262 1,213 1,013

Year 2003 2011 2002 2007 2009 2006 2008 2012 2005

Set A. PG 11.6 11.4 11.2 10.7 10.7 10.1 10.0 8.8 8.7

Year 2007 2003 2012 2011 2002 2009 2006 2008 2005

Serve Aces Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Serve Aces 284 265 260 226 183 175 172 164 161

Year 2008 2009 2003 2002 2007 2011 2012 2006 2005

Serve Aces Per Game Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Serve A. PG 1.9 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.1

Year 2009 2003 2002 2012 2007 2005 2008 2008 2011

Digs Rk. Digs Year 1. 3,254 2003 2. 2,709 2002 3. 2,641 2009 4. 2,537 2007 5. 2,429 2008 6. 2,250 2006 7. 2,107 2011 8. 2,024 2005 Digs Per Game Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

DPG 22.3 21.0 19.9 19.3 17.7 17.3 16.9 13.8 13.0

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Year 2003 2007 2002 2009 2006 2005 2008 2011 2012


TEAM RECORDS (2002-03, 2005-Present.) Total Blocks Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Blocks 494.0 409.5 388.0 340.5 319.0 315.5 285.5 254.5 186.5

Year 2002 2003 2007 2006 2008 2011 2005 2009 2012

Blocks Per Game Rk. BPG Year 1. 3.6 2002 2. 3.2 2007 3. 2.8 2003 4. 2.7 2006 5. 2.4 2005 6. 2.2 2008 7. 2.1 2011 8. 1.9 2009 9. 1.7 2012 Total Wins Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Wins 26 21 20 19 19 19 15 15 14

Year 2003 2010 2007 2002 2004 2009 2008 2011 2012

Conference Wins (2000-11 GPAC; 2012-Present NSIC) Rk. Wins Year 1. 11 2003 2. 9 2010 3. 7 2002 7 2004 4. 6 2009 5. 5 2007 5 2012

Home Wins Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Wins 12 9 8 8 6 5 5 5 3 2

Year 2003 2009 2002 2010 2011 2007 2006 2012 2008 2005

Road Wins Rk. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

Wins 6 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2

Year 2002 2009 2003 2010 2007 2011 2005 2012 2008 2006

Points Rk. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Points 3,930 3,620 3,164 3,153 3,148 3,082 2,938 2,890 2,755 2,229

Year 2003 2002 2010 2007 2011 2006 2008 2009 2005 2012

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USF ALL-TIME RESULTS 2002

19-17 (7-10, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/27/2002 at Dakota State Univ. W 3-1 21-30, 30-27, 30-13, 30-20 8/30/2002 NATIONAL AMERICAN L 0-3 24-30, 16-30, 23-30 8/30/2002 vs Concordia College L 2-3 22-30, 35-33, 29-31, 30-25, 12-15 8/31/2002 vs Black Hills St. Univ. W 3-1 30-27, 22-30, 30-24, 30-25 8/31/2002 vs Bellevue University L 1-3 31-29, 25-30, 27-30, 27-30 9/03/2002* at Dakota Wesleyan Univ L 2-3 30-19, 30-32, 30-26, 24-30,16-18 9/06/2002 vs Bethel University W 3-0 30-17, 30-18, 30-24 9/06/2002 vs Univ. of St. Gregory W 3-0 30-24, 30-21, 32-30 9/07/2002 vs Mid American-Nazaren L 0-3 24-30, 24-30, 21-30 9/07/2002 vs Missouri Valley Univ W 3-1 30-21, 30-22, 30-32, 30-24 9/07/2002 vs Midland Lutheran L 1-3 18-30, 26-30, 30-26, 28-30 9/11/2002* MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE W 3-0 30-24, 30-22, 30-14 9/13/2002 vs Grandview College W 3-2 22-30, 30-24, 26-30, 30-22, 15-11 9/13/2002 at Buena Vista Univ. W 3-0 30-23, 30-27, 30-21 9/17/2002* at Dordt College L 0-3 15-30, 28-30, 22-30 9/20/2002* DANA COLLEGE W 3-0 30-13, 30-14, 30-19 9/21/2002* HASTINGS COLLEGE L 2-3 27-30, 32-34, 30-26, 30-26, 12-15 9/24/2002* NORTHWESTERN W 3-0 30-22, 30-23, 30-21 9/30/2002* MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE L 1-3 30-27, 26-30, 27-30, 28-30 10/03/2002* at Briar Cliff Univ. L 2-3 30-23, 27-30, 21-30, 30-26,10-15 10/04/2002* HURON UNIVERSITY W 3-1 19-30, 30-19, 30-19, 30-26 10/04/2002* at Northwestern (Minn.) W 3-0 30-23, 30-24, 30-25 10/05/2002 BENEDICTINE COLLEGE W 3-0 30-23, 30-27, 30-22 10/05/2002 JAMESTOWN COLLEGE W 3-0 30-25, 30-25, 30-20 10/08/2002* DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIV W 3-0 30-25, 30-22, 30-26 10/10/2002* at Concordia University W 3-2 30-28, 31-29, 28-30, 21-30, 15-7 10/16/2002* at Mount Marty College W 3-1 30-18, 27-30, 30-19, 30-20 10/19/2002* at Morningside College L 1-3 30-21, 27-30, 13-30, 21-30 10/11/2002* at Doane College Tigers L 0-3 22-30, 25-30, 14-30 10/23/2002* DORDT COLLEGE L 2-3 30-23, 30-23, 25-30, 21-30, 7-15 10/27/2002 at Presentation College W 3-1 27-30, 30-15, 30-14, 30-16 10/27/2002* NEBRASKA WESLEYAN L 0-3 30-32, 22-30, 27-30 10/30/2002* at Northwestern College L 1-3 27-30, 30-25, 29-31, 27-30 11/02/2002* at Midland Lutheran L 2-3 18-30, 28-30, 33-31, 33-31, 7-15 11/05/2002* BRIAR CLIFF UNIV. W 3-1 30-28, 29-31, 30-28, 30-22 11/09/2002* at Dordt College L 0-3 17-30, 19-30, 26-30

2003

26-13 (11-5, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/26/2003 WALDORF COLLEGE W 3-0 30-15, 30-25, 30-20 8/26/2003 DAKOTA STATE UNIV. W 3-0 30-27, 30-24, 30-28 8/28/2003 at Concordia (Calif.) L 1-3 31-29, 17-30, 27-30, 22-30 8/29/2003 vs Cal St Monterey Bay W 3-0 30-26, 30-25, 30-22 8/29/2003 vs Dominican University W 3-0 30-13, 30-24, 30-16 8/30/2003 vs Texas Permian Basin W 3-0 30-20, 30-24, 30-28 8/30/2003 vs Holy Names Univ. W 3-0 30-23, 30-26, 30-17 9/03/2003* NORTHWESTERN (IA) L 0-3 25-30, 21-30, 24-30 9/05/2003* MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE L 1-3 30-20, 32-34, 20-30, 21-30 9/05/2003* DANA COLLEGE W 3-0 30-13, 30-16, 30-16 9/06/2003 DAKOTA STATE UNIV. W 3-1 24-30, 30-26, 30-17, 30-15 9/08/2003 SI TANKA HURON UNIV. W 3-1 25-30,30-26,30-19,30-26 9/9/2003* DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-1 30-21,22-30,30-28,30-28 9/12/2003 vs John Brown Univ. W 3-0 30-27,30-17,30-26 9/12/2003 vs Lindenwood Univ L 1-3 24-30,30-26,28-30,30-32 9/13/2003 vs Bellevue University W 3-2 25-30,30-32,30-25,30-23,16-14 9/13/2003 vs Benedictine College W 3-2 30-25,26-30,22-30,30-22,15-10 9/17/2003* at Mount Marty College W 3-0 30-14,30-23,30-28 9/19/2003 vs Mayville State Univ. W 3-1 30-23,23-30,30-22,31-29 9/19/2003* vs Hastings College L 1-3 30-28,20-30,20-30,18-30 9/20/2003 vs Dakota State Univ. W 3-1 30-25,30-26,24-30,30-24 9/20/2003* vs Briar Cliff Univ. L 1-3 30-28,17-30,23-30,16-30 9/23/2003 PRESENTATION COLLEGE W 3-0 30-21,30-14,30-12 10/01/2003* at Dordt College L 1-3 29-31,30-26,21-30,28-30 10/03/2003 NATIONAL AMERICAN U. L 1-3 30-25,13-30,25-30,16-30 10/07/2003* at Northwestern (IA) W 3-1 30-20,30-23,25-30,30-24 10/09/2003* MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE W 3-0 30-16,30-25,30-20 10/10/2003* BRIAR CLIFF UNIV. W 3-2 29-31,30-23,30-21,26-30,15-10 10/14/2003* at Dakota Wesleyan L 1-3 22-30,30-28,20-30,22-30 10/18/2003* MIDLAND LUTHERAN W 3-0 30-25,30-20,30-21 10/21/2003* MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE W 3-0 30-13,30-16,30-25 10/24/2003* at Concordia University W 3-2 23-30,30-15,26-30,30-16,15-5 10/25/2003* at Nebraska Wesleyan U. W 3-1 30-26,26-30,30-19,32-30 10/31/2003* at Doane College L 0-3 28-30,17-30,23-30 11/01/2003* at Hastings College W 3-2 30-20,27-30,30-21,28-30,15-12 11/05/2003* DORDT COLLEGE L 1-3 30-24,22-30,22-30,29-31 11/08/ 2003* HASTINGS COLLEGE W 3-0 31-29,34-32,30-17 11/12/2003* at Doane College L 1-3 13-30,28-30,30-23,20-30 11/20/2003* vs Northwestern L 2-3 24-30,30-24,26-30,30-27,11-15

3-time All-GPAC Volleyball first team setter Coty Fitts set the school’s single season assist record in 2003 (1,436).

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2004 2005

19-14 (7-9, GPAC) *Results not available 10-23 (2-15, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/26/2005 vs National American U. L 0-3 11-30,11-30,12-30 8/26/2005 vs Jamestown College W 3-0 30-20,30-26,30-28 8/27/2005 vs College of St. Mary L 0-3 15-30,22-30,26-30 8/27/2005 vs Peru State College L 2-3 28-30,32-30,30-27,24-30,12-15 8/29/2005 at Dakota State Univ. W 3-1 30-25,27-30,30-24,30-28 8/31/2005* at Mount Marty College L 2-3 19-30,30-24,30-25,25-30,19-21 9/07/2005* at Dakota Wesleyan W 3-1 26-30,30-17,30-22,30-18 9/10/2005 vs Peru State College W 3-2 30-21,17-30,30-26,27-30,15-4 9/09/2005 vs Benedictine College L 1-3 30-21,21-30,18-30,17-30 9/09/2005 vs Columbia College L 0-3 20-30,21-30,24-30 9/10/2005* vs Dana College L 1-3 24-30,20-30,30-23,28-30 9/12/2005 MINNESOTA-MORRIS W 3-2 30-23,25-30,30-19,28-30,15-11 9/14/2005* at Northwestern (Iowa) L 0-3 26-30,27-30,31-33 9/16/2005 at Concordia (Minn.) L 0-3 14-30,27-30,22-30 9/16/2005 vs Minnesota-Morris W 3-0 30-17,30-13,32-30 9/17/2005* vs Northwestern (Minn.) W 3-0 30-14,30-25,30-12 9/17/2005 vs St. Boniface W 3-0 30-9,30-8,30-15 9/19/2005* MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE L 0-3 20-30,19-30,24-30 9/21/2005* MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE L 0-3 11-30,16-30,17-30 9/28/2005* at Briar Cliff L 1-3 30-20,21-30,19-30,15-30 9/30/2005* at Hastings L 0-3 20-30,17-30,14-30 10/01/2005* at Concordia (Neb.) L 1-3 30-28,12-30,23-30,29-31 10/04/2005* DORDT L 0-3 17-30,16-30,16-30 10/07/2005* NEBRASKA WESLEYAN L 1-3 19-30,31-33,30-27,29-31 10/08/2005* DOANE L 0-3 23-30,19-30,12-30 10/15/2005 at Waldorf L 0-3 24-30,20-30,23-30 10/12/2005 at Minnesota-Morris W 3-1 30-24,30-15,26-30,30-22 10/19/2005* BRIAR CLIFF L 0-3 14-30,19-30,19-30 10/22/2005* at Midland Lutheran L 0-3 17-30,24-30,25-30 10/26/2005* NORTHWESTERN (IOWA) L 0-3 15-30,14-30,24-30 10/28/2005* DANA COLLEGE L 1-3 30-27,26-30,19-30,19-30 10/31/2005* at Dordt L 0-3 13-30,20-30,25-30 11/02/2005* DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-1 30-28,30-25,22-30,30-24

2006

Teresa Kloeckner (2004)

10-25 (4-12, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/25/2006 vs Mayville State L 0-3 28-30,29-31,24-30 8/25/2006 vs Midland Lutheran W 3-1 30-10,28-30,30-26,30-28 8/26/2006 vs Bellevue L 0-3 20-30,17-30,17-30 8/26/2006 vs Hastings L 0-3 26-30,26-30,16-30 8/28/2006 GRAND VIEW COLLEGE L 2-3 18-30,30-19,30-26,26-30,12-15 8/28/2006 DAKOTA STATE W 3-1 30-26,28-30,30-16,30-27 8/30/2006* MOUNT MARTY W 3-1 24-30,30-19,30-20,30-23 9/06/2006* DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIV L 1-3 28-30,26-30,30-28,30-32 9/08/2006 vs Columbia L 0-3 18-30,11-30,25-30 9/08/2006 vs Lindenwood Univ. L 1-3 16-30,30-22,26-30,17-30 9/09/2006 vs Culver-Stockton Coll W 3-2 20-30,30-28,30-25,29-31,15-12 9/09/2006 vs Central Methodist U. L 0-3 28-30,17-30,28-30 9/13/2006* NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE L 0-3 22-30,18-30,16-30 9/20/2006* at Morningside College W 3-2 25-30,25-30,30-28,30-27,15-11 9/22/2006* at Mount Marty L 0-3 25-30,25-30,25-30 9/23/2006 vs Grand View L 1-3 28-30,31-29,23-30,29-31 9/23/2006 vs National American L 0-3 16-30,21-30,22-30 9/29/2006* HASTINGS COLLEGE L 0-3 25-30,19-30,21-30 9/30/2006* CONCORDIA UNIV. L 1-3 30-25,25-30,27-30,18-30 10/03/2006* at Dordt College L 0-3 10-30,26-30,14-30 10/06/2006* at Nebraska Wesleyan L 1-3 30-27,25-30,15-30,17-30 10/07/2006* at Doane College L 0-3 12-30,18-30,23-30 10/12/2006 CALUMET COLLEGE W 3-0 30-11,30-9,30-13 10/13/2006 vs Grand View L 1-3 16-30,26-30,30-24,25-30 10/13/2006 vs Jamestown L 0-3 19-30,10-30,22-30 10/14/2006 vs Ashford W 3-0 30-23,30-22,30-26 10/14/2006 vs William Penn L 2-3 30-24,17-30,27-30,30-22,12-15 10/17/2006 WALDORF COLLEGE W 3-2 30-26,30-24,26-30,18-30,15-13 10/18/2006* at Briar Cliff Univ. L 0-3 27-30,20-30,29-31 10/21/2006* MIDLAND LUTHERAN W 3-1 30-15,30-25,26-30,30-27 10/25/2006* at Northwestern College L 0-3 30-32,21-30,26-30 10/27/2006* at Dana College W 3-0 30-27,30-25,30-27 10/27/2006* BRIAR CLIFF UNIV. L 1-3 17-30,30-24,24-30,17-30 10/28/2006* DORDT COLLEGE L 0-3 25-30,25-30,16-30 10/31/2006 at Dakota Wesleyan Univ L 1-3 25-30,28-30,30-25,19-30

Jaime Finck (2001)

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2007

20-16 (5-11, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/24/2007 vs College of St. Mary W 3-2 21-30,27-30,30-24,30-21,15-10 8/24/2007 vs Valley City State L 0-3 24-30,28-30,26-30 8/25/2007 vs Mayville State W 3-1 28-30,30-26,30-21,30-25 8/25/2007 vs College of the SW W 3-0 30-18,30-24,30-21 8/28/2007* MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE L 0-3 28-30,30-32,18-30 9/01/2007 at Waldorf College L 0-3 26-30,23-30,20-30 9/07/2007 vs Dakota State W 3-2 23-30,30-20,30-24,27-30,16-14 9/07/2007 vs Grand View W 3-0 30-25,30-19,30-19 9/08/2007 vs Valley City State L 2-3 21-30,30-18,30-27,26-30,8-15 9/08/2007 BETHANY COLLEGE W 3-0 30-23,30-23,30-22 9/11/2007* at Dordt College W 3-0 33-31,30-23,30-24 9/14/2007 MINNESOTA-MORRIS W 3-0 30-23,30-12,30-24 9/19/2007* at Mount Marty W 3-1 22-30,30-25,30-23,30-27 9/21/2007* vs Briar Cliff L 0-3 19-30,14-30,20-30 9/21/2007 vs William Penn W 3-0 30-22,30-19,31-29 9/22/2007 vs Grand view W 3-0 30-25,30-26,30-24 9/22/2007* at Dordt College L 0-3 16-30,27-30,18-30 9/26/2007* NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE L 0-3 22-30,11-30,20-30 9/28/2007* BRIAR CLIFF L 0-3 23-30,24-30,21-30 9/29/2007* at Midland Lutheran L 1-3 27-30,30-28,21-30,23-30 10/02/2007 at Dakota State W 3-0 31-29,30-21,30-17 10/05/2007* DANA COLLEGE W 3-0 30-14,30-14,30-23 10/06/2007* DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-0 30-16,30-17,30-28 10/10/2007* at Morningside College L 0-3 12-30,26-30,22-30 10/12/2007 vs Calumet St. Joseph W 3-0 30-18,30-12,30-7 10/12/2007 vs Iowa Wesleyan W 3-0 30-24,30-21,30-18 10/13/2007 vs Cardinal Stritch W 3-0 30-23,30-28,30-28 10/13/2007 vs Robert Morris W 3-0 30-20,30-20,30-25 10/17/2007* DORDT COLLEGE L 0-3 23-30,22-30,23-30 10/19/2007* at Hastings College L 0-3 16-30,25-30,29-31 10/20/2007* at Concordia Univ. (NE) L 1-3 25-30,30-22,22-30,21-30 10/22/2007 BUENA VISTA W 3-0 30-26,30-21,30-20 10/23/2007* at Northwestern College L 0-3 17-30,22-30,16-30 10/26/2007* NEBRASKA WESLEYAN L 1-3 30-27,20-30,30-32,26-30 10/27/2007* DOANE COLLEGE L 0-3 21-30,17-30,25-30 10/31/2007* at Dakota Wesleyan W 3-2 27-30,30-21,23-30,30-23,15-13 * denotes conference game

2008

15-24 (2-14, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/27/2008 at Dakota State W 3-0 25-21,25-20,26-24 8/29/2008 vs St. Ambrose Univ. L 1-3 27-25,28-30,22-25,12-25 8/29/2008 vs Upper Iowa Univ. L 1-3 25-21,15-25,12-25,24-26 8/30/2008 vs Illinois-Springfield L 2-3 16-25,28-30,25-13,25-17,12-15 8/30/2008 vs William Penn Univ. W 3-2 10-25,25-19,30-28,16-25,15-13 9/03/2008* MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE L 0-3 16-25,15-25,12-25 9/05/2008 vs Mayville State L 2-3 25-20,25-21,22-25,22-25,9-15 9/05/2008 vs Dakota State W 3-1 25-21,22-25,25-22,25-21 9/06/2008 vs School of Mines W 3-0 25-15,25-21,25-23 9/06/2008 vs Black Hills State L 0-3 13-25,13-25,12-25 9/10/2008 at Minnesota-Morris W 3-0 25-17,25-15,25-15 9/10/2008 vs North Central Univ. W 3-0 25-19,25-11,25-20 9/16/2008* DORDT COLLEGE L 0-3 10-25,17-25,17-25 9/19/2008 STERLING COLLEGE W 3-0 25-11,25-10,25-9 9/24/2008* MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE W 3-2 25-21,25-20,23-25,21-25,15-12 9/26/2008 vs Mount Mercy W 3-1 25-14,27-25,22-25,25-15 9/26/2008 vs Ashford Univ. W 3-2 25-17,20-25,25-21,19-25,15-12 9/27/2008 vs Robert Morris W 3-0 25-21,25-19,25-22 9/27/2008 vs Viterbo Univ. L 1-3 25-20,17-25,25-27,18-25 9/30/2008* at Northwestern College L 0-3 8-25,19-25,14-25 10/03/2008* at Briar Cliff Univ. L 0-3 19-25,16-25,23-25 10/04/2008* MIDLAND LUTHERAN L 1-3 25-14,27-29,12-25,23-25 10/07/2008 at SOUTH DAKOTA L 0-3 9-25,14-25,17-25 10/10/2008* at Dana College L 1-3 25-23,22-25,15-25,20-25 10/11/2008* at Dakota Wesleyan Univ L 2-3 19-25,25-21,25-22,18-25,12-15 10/14/2008* at Morningside College L 0-3 23-25,11-25,17-25 10/17/2008 vs Central Methodist L 2-3 25-14,18-25,19-25,25-19,10-15 10/17/2008 vs Missouri Valley Coll W 3-0 25-18,25-21,25-19 10/18/2008 vs Culver-Stockton Coll W 3-1 19-25,25-23,25-14,25-17 10/18/2008 vs Hannibal-LaGrange W 3-1 25-16,25-17,23-25,25-21 10/21/2008* at Dordt College L 0-3 19-25,18-25,19-25 10/24/2008* HASTINGS COLLEGE L 0-3 11-25,18-25,18-25 10/25/2008* CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY L 1-3 19-25,25-23,16-25,22-25 10/25/2008 WALDORF COLLEGE L 0-3 20-25,17-25,17-25 10/29/2008* NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE L 0-3 18-25,22-25,19-25 10/31/2008* at Nebraska Wesleyan L 1-3 22-25,19-25,25-23,12-25 11/01/2008* at Doane College L 0-3 18-25,20-25,14-25 11/04/2008* DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIV W 3-2 25-19,20-25,23-25,25-22,15-13 11/06/2008* at Hastings College L 0-3 16-25,10-25,14-25

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2009

19-19 (6-10, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/28/2009 vs Valley City State W 3-0 25-14,25-23,25-19 8/28/2009 vs Bellevue University L 1-3 18-25,23-25,25-18,16-25 8/29/2009 vs Mayville State L 1-3 18-25,15-25,25-15,16-25 8/29/2009 vs Peru State W 3-1 25-14,25-21,22-25,27-25 9/01/2009 at Waldorf College W 3-1 15-25,25-13,25-14,26-24 9/04/2009 WALDORF COLLEGE W 3-0 25-16,25-20,25-19 9/04/2009 KANSAS WESLEYAN W 3-0 25-16,25-18,25-8 9/05/2009 IOWA WESLEYAN W 3-0 25-18,25-14,25-20 9/05/2009 GRAND VIEW L 2-3 20-25,13-25,25-21,25-20,14-16 9/09/2009* DORDT L 2-3 25-20,19-25,25-17,16-25,9-15 322 9/11/2009 at Avila W 3-0 25-23,25-16,25-21 9/12/2009 vs Benedictine L 0-3 16-25,23-25,20-25 9/12/2009 BAKER UNI. L 2-3 25-21,23-25,20-25,25-23,10-15 9/12/2009 vs William Jewell W 3-0 25-14,25-19,25-23 9/16/2009* at Dakota Wesleyan W 3-0 25-20,25-17,25-17 9/18/2009* vs Hastings L 0-3 16-25,14-25,17-25 9/18/2009 vs Wayland Baptist L 0-3 15-25,20-25,17-25 9/19/2009 vs Ashford W 3-2 25-22,26-24,20-25,14-25,15-13 9/19/2009 vs Missouri Valley W 3-1 25-20,18-25,25-23,25-23 9/22/2009* at Northwestern College L 0-3 12-25,20-25,22-25 9/25/2009 VISITOR W 3-0 25-18,25-17,25-14 9/26/2009* MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE W 3-1 25-19,23-25,25-15,25-14 9/30/2009 at USD L 0-3 17-25,18-25,14-25 10/02/2009* BRIAR CLIFF UNIV. L 1-3 22-25,25-20,21-25,20-25 10/03/2009* MORNINGSIDE L 0-3 15-25,19-25,17-25 10/06/2009* at DORDT L 0-3 20-25,20-25,23-25 10/09/2009* at Nebraska Wesleyan L 2-3 21-25,27-25,19-25,25-18,4-15 10/10/2009* at Doane College L 0-3 10-25,17-25,10-25 10/16/2009* Concordia (Neb.) W 3-0 25-11,25-18,25-17 10/17/2009* HASTINGS W 3-2 25-19,10-25,15-25,25-21,18-16 10/21/2009* NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE L 0-3 17-25,15-25,21-25 10/23/2009* at Dana College L 2-3 11-25,25-19,25-21,19-25,8-15 10/24/2009* at Midland Lutheran L 0-3 11-25,19-25,20-25 10/27/2009 at Dakota State Uni. W 3-0 28-26,25-14,25-14 10/30/2009* DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-0 25-10,25-16,25-18 10/31/2009* at Mount Marty College W 3-0 25-12,25-13,25-20 11/04/2009* MIDLAND LUTHERAN W 3-2 22-25,30-28,25-11,19-25,15-9 11/07/2009 at Northwestern College L 0-3 21-25,20-25,24-26

2010

2010 All-GPAC first team right side hitter/setter Amber Nieuwsma

21-19 (9-8, GPAC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/20/2010 vs California Baptist L 0-3 10-25,23-25,18-25 8/20/2010 vs Texas Wesleyan W 3-2 18-25,16-25,25-17,25-20,15-13 8/21/2010 vs Houghton W 3-1 25-23,25-14,21-25,25-21 8/21/2010 at Daemen L 2-3 19-25,25-23,20-25,31-29,15-17 8/28/2010 vs Graceland W 3-0 25-21,25-17,25-22 8/27/2010 vs Indiana Wesleyan W 3-1 25-21,25-17,22-25,25-23 8/28/2010 vs Oklahoma Baptist L 2-3 25-20,13-25,21-25,25-23,13-15 8/27/2010 at MidAmerica Nazarene W 3-1 25-18,22-25,25-23,25-21 9/01/2010 WALDORF W 3-0 25-16,25-13,25-13 9/03/2010 vs Iowa Wesleyan W 3-0 25-17,25-13,25-10 9/03/2010 vs Valley City State W 3-0 25-15,25-20,25-20 9/04/2010 vs Waldorf W 3-0 27-25,25-14,25-16 9/04/2010 MAYVILLE STATE W 3-1 25-18,25-8,22-25,25-21 9/07/2010* at Dordt L 1-3 23-25,21-25,25-22,19-25 9/11/2010 at MSU-Moorhead L 0-3 16-25,18-25,20-25 9/10/2010 vs Minot State W 3-1 22-25,25-13,25-8,25-18 9/10/2010 vs Adelphi L 1-3 20-25,25-22,14-25,22-25 9/11/2010 vs Bemidji State L 0-3 12-25,15-25,15-25 9/14/2010* at Mount Marty W 3-0 25-20,25-15,25-19 9/17/2010* at Midland Lutheran W 3-0 25-16,25-16,25-13 9/21/2010* BRIAR CLIFF W 3-1 18-25,25-23,27-25,25-21 9/24/2010 at Bellevue (Neb.) L 0-3 18-25,12-25,23-25 9/24/2010 vs Grand View L 2-3 25-23,23-25,25-22,21-25,10-15 9/25/2010 vs Lindenwood L 1-3 23-25,12-25,25-20,18-25 9/25/2010 vs Bethel (Kan.) L 1-3 16-25,20-25,25-23,24-26 9/28/2010* at Northwestern College L 0-3 16-25,23-25,15-25 10/05/2010* DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-1 17-25,25-21,25-14,25-10 10/08/2010* HASTINGS W 3-2 21-25, 16-25, 28-26, 25-14, 15-12 10/09/2010* DOANE L 0-3 20-25,23-25,12-25 10/08/2010* HASTINGS W 3-2 21-25,16-25,28-26,25-14,15-12 10/12/2010 at Dakota State W 3-2 23-25,25-19,23-25,25-20,15-12 10/15/2010* at Nebraska Wesleyan L 0-3 22-25,11-25,20-25 10/16/2010* at Concordia (Neb.) W 3-0 25-16,25-20,25-21 10/20/2010* at Mount Marty W 3-1 23-25,25-19,25-15,25-16 10/22/2010* DORDT L 0-3 19-25,20-25,15-25 10/23/2010* at Dakota Wesleyan W 3-0 25-17,25-12,25-17 10/27/2010* at Briar Cliff L 1-3 25-11,13-25,9-25,22-25 10/30/2010* at Morningside L 1-3 21-25,17-25,28-26,19-25 11/02/2010* NORTHWESTERN L 0-3 21-25,17-25,24-26 11/06/2010* Mount Marty W 3-0 25-12,25-18,25-11 11/09/2010 at Dordt L 0-3 15-25,25-27,13-25

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2011

15-27 (No conference; NCAA provisional season)

Date Opponent Result Scores 9/02/11 vs Ft. Hays L 0-3 17-25,15-25,14-25 9/02/11 MINOT ST. L 1-3 15-25,14-25,25-23,24-26 9/03/11 BEMIDJI STATE L 1-3 11-25,21-25,25-18,26-28 9/03/11 WALDORF W 3-0 25-20,25-20,25-19 9/06/11 at Upper Iowa L 0-3 18-25,20-25,19-25 9/09/11 vs Chadron State W 3-1 31-29,21-25,25-21,25-22 9/09/11 vs #10 Wayne State L 0-3 10-25,11-25,14-25 9/10/2011 at #5 Nebraska-Kearney L 0-3 16-25,7-25,12-25 9/10/2011 vs Black Hills State L 2-3 19-25,25-12,25-19,17-25,16-18 9/16/2011 vs McKendree L 2-3 25-22,22-25,25-22,14-25,13-15 9/16/2011 vs Clarke University L 0-3 22-25,18-25,15-25 9/17/2011 vs William Penn L 1-3 18-25,18-25,25-20,15-25 9/17/2011 vs Culver W 3-0 25-19,25-19,25-16 9/20/2011 at #13 Wayne State L 0-3 15-25,13-25,24-26 9/23/2011 vs MidAmerica Nazarene L 0-3 21-25,20-25,20-25 9/24/2011 vs Grand View L 0-3 19-25,18-25,14-25 9/24/2011 at #15 Bellevue (Neb.) L 1-3 16-25,20-25,26-24,19-25 9/27/2011 at Minnesota, Crookston L 0-3 13-25,12-25,18-25 9/29/2011 DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-0 29-27,25-19,25-15 10/01/2011 at School of Mines L 1-3 13-25,25-23,21-25,16-25 10/01/2011 BLACK HILL ST. UNIV. W 3-2 25-19,22-25,24-26,25-19,17-15 10/03/2011 vs Jamestown College L 0-3 20-25,17-25,11-25 10/03/2011 at Minot St. W 3-0 25-20,25-15,27-25 10/07/2011 at Dakota State L 1-3 25-18,22-25,19-25,23-25 10/10/2011 MOUNT MARTY W 3-0 25-13,25-19,25-13 10/14/2011 vs Henderson State W 3-2 20-25,19-25,25-20,29-27,15-12 10/14/2011 vs Truman State L 0-3 17-25,22-25,27-29 10/15/2011 at Arkansas Tech L 0-3 13-25,22-25,17-25 10/15/2011 vs Lindenwood L 0-3 16-25,19-25,12-25 10/21/2011 vs Peru State L 1-3 16-25,22-25,25-19,13-25 10/21/2011 vs Columbia College L 0-3 18-25,20-25,17-25 10/22/2011 vs Graceland L 2-3 25-22,20-25,27-25,18-25,15-17 10/22/2011 vs AIB W 3-0 25-14,25-10,25-10 10/28/2011 DAKOTA STATE W 3-2 21-25,25-18,22-25,25-22,15-12 10/28/2011 VALLEY CITY STATE W 3-1 25-14,25-23,23-25,25-21 10/29/2011 LINDENWOOD L 2-3 14-25,19-25,25-23,25-16,15-17 10/29/2011 MINOT STATE L 0-3 14-25,21-25,21-25 11/01/2011 at Winona State W 3-2 27-29,26-24,17-25,27-25,15-13 11/10/2011 at William Jewell W 3-0 26-24,25-20,25-20 11/11/2011 at Black Hill St. Univ. W 3-0 25-16,25-22,25-21 11/11/2011 MINOT STATE L 1-3 25-9,23-25,18-25,17-25 11/12/2011 vs William Jewell W 3-1 25-20,25-22,21-25,25-15

2012

14-16 (5-15, NSIC)

Date Opponent Result Scores 8/31/2012 vs Mayville State W 3-2 26-28,25-14,19-25,25-23,15-9 8/31/2012 vs Jamestown College L 2-3 25-15,25-11,18-25,23-25,11-15 9/01/2012 vs Mount Marty College W 3-0 25-23,25-19,25-13 9/01/2012 at Dakota Wesleyan W 3-0 25-13,25-18,25-18 9/05/2012 DAKOTA WESLEYAN W 3-0 25-22,25-14,25-19 9/07/2012 vs Oklahoma City W 3-1 25-18,21-25,25-23,25-23 9/07/2012 vs Harris Stowe W 3-0 25-6,25-7,25-6 9/08/2012 vs Bethel W 3-0 25-18,25-9,25-14 9/08/2012 vs Haskell W 3-0 25-19,25-15,25-20 9/14/2012* at #11 MSU L 2-3 25-23,25-20,18-25,15-25,8-15 9/15/2012* at #3 Concordia-St. Paul L 0-3 12-25,17-25,12-25 9/18/2012* at #4 Southwest Minnesota L 0-3 21-25,16-25,9-25 9/21/2012* #3 MINNESOTA-DULUTH L 0-3 18-25,21-25,8-25 9/22/2012* ST. CLOUD STATE W 3-0 25-22,25-19,25-16 9/28/2012* at MSU-Moorhead L 0-3 13-25,15-25,21-25 9/29/2012* at Northern State L 1-3 6-25,25-18,17-25,19-25 10/05/2012* WINONA STATE L 1-3 25-22,11-25,19-25,19-25 10/06/2012* UPPER IOWA L 2-3 22-25,20-25,26-24,25-23,10-15 10/12/2012* at Minnesota-Crookston L 1-3 25-15,16-25,21-25,15-25 10/13/2012* at Bemidji State W 3-0 25-22,29-27,25-18 10/16/2012* #1 SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA L 0-3 12-25,21-25,21-25 10/19/2012* MINOT STATE W 3-1 25-13,23-25,25-20,25-20 10/20/2012* MARY W 3-1 25-22,24-26,25-23,25-21 10/23/2012 DAKOTA STATE W 3-0 25-18,25-19,27-25 11/03/2012* WAYNE STATE COLLEGE L 0-3 15-25,19-25,13-25 10/26/2012* at Upper Iowa L 0-3 9-25,15-25,20-25 10/27/2012* at Winona State W 3-2 25-23,25-18,21-25,12-25,15-11 11/01/2012* at Augustana(SD) L 0-3 20-25,17-25,20-25 11/09/2012* CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL L 1-3 25-22,13-25,15-25,10-25 11/10/2012* #22 MSU L 1-3 19-25,25-21,23-25,18-25

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