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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

 

2016 Thunder Volleyball Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Wednesday, August 31 Central Lakes College Home L, 3-0 (5-25, 11-25, 9-25)
Wednesday, September 7 Itasca Community College Away L, 3-0 (7–25, 4–25, 5–25)
Friday, September 9 Gogebic Community College Home L, 3-0 (6–25, 6–25, 8–25)
Wednesday, September 14 Rainy River Community College Home L, 3-0 (7–25, 6–25, 6–25)
Saturday, September 17 Hibbing Community College Home L, 3-0 (6–25, 7–25, 5–25)
Wednesday, September 21 Northland Technical & Community College Away L, 3-0 (10–25, 14–25, 9–25)
Wednesday, September 28 Central Lakes College Away L, 3-0 (2–25, 7–25, 8–25)
Friday, September 30 Vermilion Community College Away L, 3-0 (5–25, 10–25, 19–25)
Friday, September 30 Gogebic Community College (at Vermilion) Away L, 2-0 (5–25, 3–25)
Saturday, October 1 Mesabi Range Technical & Community College Away L, 3-0 (7-25, 6-25, 11-25)
Wednesday, October 5 Itasca Community College Home L, 3-0 (12–25, 8–25, 8–25)
Friday, October 7 Rainy River Community College Away L, 3-0 (11–25, 8–25, 12–25)
Wednesday, October 12 Northland Technical & Community College Home L, 3-0 (8-25, 11-25, 19-25)
Saturday, October 15 Hibbing Community College Away L, 3-0 (5–25, 8–25, 8–25)
Tuesday, October 18 Gogebic Community College Away L, 3-0 (14–25, 6–25, 20–25)
Friday, October 28 Mesabi Range Technical & Community College Home L, 3-0 (6–25, 4–25, 10–25)
Saturday, October 29 Vermilion Community College Home L, 3-0 (20–25, 9–25, 23–25)

2016 Thunder Volleyball Roster
# Player Position Hometown High School Year
 20  Courtney Ableiter Courtney Ableiter Outside Hitter Carlton, MN Carlton High School Freshman
 7  samantha-benjamin Samantha Benjamin Setter Isle, MN Isle High School Freshman
 2  Brooklyn Frear Brooklyn Frear Libero Duluth, MN Harbor City International Freshman
 3  Shelby Houle Shelby Houle Setter Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School Freshman
 14  Lyric Johnson Lyric Johnson Middle Hitter Silver Bay, MN William M. Kelley High School Freshman
 8  Tatianna Zimmerman Tatianna Zimmerman Outside Hitter Culver, MN South Ridge High School Freshman

Thunder Volleyball Coaching Staff
blank Coach Coaching Position Years with Team Hometown Experience
Coach Laura Sylvester Laura Sylvester Head Coach Six Alborn, MN 9 years coaching
Loran Wappes Loran Wappes Assistant Coach  Seven Cloquet, MN 23+ years playing and coaching. Former head coach.
Charlene-Heule Charlene Heule Athletic Trainer Six Cloquet, MN MS, ATC, ATR

Thunder Volleyball Student Athlete Honors
Season Player Hometown Honor/Award
2015 Samantha Lorenz Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Academic Team
2015 Drewez Budreau Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Academic Team
2012 Makayleigh Cahoon Tamarack, MN MCAC State Academic Award
2012 Kourtney Karppinen Brookston, MN Northern All-Division Second Team
2012 Kaitlyn Psick Saginaw, MN Northern Division, Setter of the Week
2012 Kourtney Karppinen Brookston, MN 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 Northern Division, Libero of the Week
2010 Holly Nelson Wrenshall, MN 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 Northern Division, Libero of the Week

Team Statistics
Season Record Team Honors
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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