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Women’s Volleyball

Women's Volleyball

Welcome to Thunder Volleyball!

The Thunder competes in the 18-team Minnesota Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) and is one of seven teams in Northern Division. Our conference is recognized as one of the strongest NJCAA Division III conferences in the nation.

If you are interested in being a member of the Thunder Volleyball team, contact Laura Sylvester via email to lsylvester@fdltcc.edu, or by calling 218-879-0822. You can also click the link below, check the box for volleyball, and fill in any pertinent information about yourself and your accomplishments and we will contact you regarding your interest in attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and playing for the Thunder.
Inquiry form/Request for Information

 

2017 Thunder Volleyball Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Wednesday, August 30 Central Lakes College Away L, 3-0 (25-7, 25-8, 27-10)
Wednesday, August 30 Oak Hills Christian College (at Central Lakes College) Away L, 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 22-25, 22-25)
Wednesday, September 6 Rainy River Community College Away L, 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-17)
Wednesday, September 13 Itasca Community College Home L, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-17)
Wednesday, September 20 Northland Technical & Community College Home L, 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-18)
Friday, September 22 Vermilion Community College Home W, 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-11)
Saturday, September 23 Mesabi Range Technical & Community College Home L, 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-9)
Wednesday, September 27 Central Lakes College Home L, 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-16)
Monday, October 2 Gogebic Community College Home L, 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-13)
Wednesday, October 4 Itasca Community College Away L. 3-0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-12)
Friday, October 6 Rainy River Community College Home L, 3-1 (12-25, 25-23, 14-25, 1-25)
Saturday, October 7 Hibbing Community College Away L, 3-0 (25-16, 25-8, 25-7)
Wednesday, October 11 Northland Technical & Community College Away L, 3-0 (25-9, 25-13 25-5)
Saturday, October 14 Hibbing Community College Home L, 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-15)
Tuesday, October 17 Vermilion Community College Away W, 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 26-24)
Friday, October 27 Mesabi Range Technical & Community College Away 6:30 p.m.

2017 Thunder Volleyball Roster
# Player Position Hometown High School Year
20 Courtney Ableiter Courtney Ableiter Outside Hitter Carlton, MN Carlton High School Sophomore
14 Taylor Anderson Taylor Anderson Defense Specialist Cloquet, MN Carlton High School Freshman
19 Ashley Barnes Ashley Barnes Defense Specialist Barnum, MN Barnum High School Sophomore
2 Brooklyn Frear Brooklyn Frear Right Side Blocker Duluth, MN Harbor City International Sophomore
18 Kayla Jackson Kayla Jackson Outside Hitter Sawyer, MN South Ridge High School Freshman
7 Lyric Johnson Lyric Johnson Outside Hitter Silver Bay, MN William M. Kelley High School Sophomore
17 Gloria Kingbird Gloria Kingbird Setter Barnum, MN Carlton High School Freshman
13 Naazhe LaPrairie Naazhe LaPrairie Setter Cloquet, MN Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Freshman
11 Shana Laveau Shana Laveau Middle Hitter Wrenshall, MN Wrenshall High School Freshman
10 Sam Lorenz Sam Lorenz Middle Hitter Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School Sophomore
15 Tia Moore Tia Moore Outside Hitter Stevens Point, WI Stevens Point Area Senior High School Freshman
8 Tatianna Zimmerman Tatianna Zimmerman Outside Hitter Culver, MN South Ridge High School Sophomore

Thunder Volleyball Coaching Staff
blank Coach Coaching Position Years with Team Hometown Experience
Coach Laura Sylvester Laura Sylvester Head Coach Seven Alborn, MN 10 years coaching
Coach Katrina Hough Katrina Hough Assistant Coach Thunder Volleyball Alum Carlton, MN 10 years coaching and playing experience
Charlene-Heule Charlene Heule Athletic Trainer Seven Cloquet, MN MS, ATC, ATR

Thunder Volleyball Student Athlete Honors
Season Player Hometown Honor/Award
2017 Tatianna Zimmerman Culver, MN MCAC Northern Division, Defensive Player of the Week
2016 Courtney Ableiter Carlton, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2016 Brooklyn Frear Duluth, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2016 Lyric Johnson Silver Bay, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2016 Tatianna Zimmerman Culver, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2015 Samantha Lorenz Cloquet, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2015 Drewez Budreau Cloquet, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2012 Makayleigh Cahoon Tamarack, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2012 Kourtney Karppinen Brookston, MN MCAC Northern All-Division Second Team
2012 Kaitlyn Psick Saginaw, MN MCAC Northern Division, Setter of the Week
2012 Kourtney Karppinen Brookston, MN MCAC Northern Division, All-Around Player of the Week
2011 Rachel Sanda Cloquet, MN Libero of the Week
2011 Rachel Sanda Cloquet, MN Libero of the Week
2010 Rachel Sanda Cloquet, MN MCAC Northern Division, Libero of the Week
2010 Holly Nelson Wrenshall, MN MCAC Northern Division, Hitter of the Week
2010 Katrina Anderson Carlton, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2010 Rita Aspinwall Elk River, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2010 Holly Nelson Wrenshall, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2010 Rachel Sanda Cloquet, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2009 Jenny Pederson Saginaw, MN MCAC Northern Division, Libero of the Week

Team Statistics
Season Record Team Honors
2017
2016 0-17
2015 0-17
2014 0-0 No team fielded this season
2013 0-17/0-14
2012 3–13/2–12
2011 3–20/1–13
2010 0-15
2009 2-14

Individual Records
Category Statistic Player Season
Kills (Season) 197 Holly Nelson 2011
Digs (Season) 441 Rachel Sanda 2011
Blocks (Season) 58 Holly Nelson 2011
Set Assists (Season) 438 Rita Aspinwall 2011
Ace Serves (Season) 38 Amber Gregg 2011
Kills (Match) 25 Kourtney Karppinen (vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12) 2012
Digs (Match) 40 Rachel Sanda (vs. Anoka Ramsey, 10/1/11) 2011
Blocks (Match) 6 (tie) Holly Nelson (2010) and Marita Yellowhammer (vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12) and Kourtney Karppinen (vs. Gogebic, 9/17/12) 2010/2012/2012
Set Assists (Match) 44 Kaitlyn Psick (vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12) 2012
Ace Serves (Match) 9 Amber Gregg (vs. Oak Hills Christian College) 2011

 

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