Women’s Volleyball

WELCOME TO THUNDER VOLLEYBALL!

The Thunder are excited for a great season with head coach Hannah Tate! The Thunder Volleyball team competes in the 16-team Minnesota Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) and is one of eight volleyball teams in Northern Division. The conference is recognized as one of the strongest NJCAA Division III conferences in the nation.

If you are interested in being a member of a future Thunder Volleyball team, contact Laura Sylvester via email to lsylvester*AT*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.

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Team Roster

# Player Pos. Hometown High School Year
 
5 Alayna Matrious RS/DS Sandstone East Central HS 1
10 Gracee Petersen MB Sandstone, MN East Central HS 1
18 Trinity Semo OH Cloquet, MN Cloquet HS 1
13 Lacy Lekander S/RS Wrenshall, MN Wrenshall HS 1
15 Trinatee Roberts MB El Campo, TX El Campo HS 1
16 Olivia Schnell RS Aberdeen, SD Aberdeen Central HS 1
7 Rachel Werner OH/DS Moose Lake, MN Moose Lake HS 1
 
Hannah Tate Head Coach 1
Charlene Heule Athletic Trainer Cloquet, MN 8
Thunder Volleyball Schedule 2022
  • Wednesday, September 7th Home vs Vermilion CC, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 14th Home vs Hibbing CC, 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 16th Home vs Northland C&TC, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, September 17th at Rainy River, 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 21st Home vs Mesabi Range C&TC, 6:30pm
  • Friday, September 23rd at Alexandria Tech, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, September 24th at Central Lakes vs Lake Region State, 12:00pm
  • Saturday, September 24th at Central Lakes
  • Wednesday, September 28th at Itasca CC, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 5th at Vermilion CC, 6:30pm
  • Friday, October 7th at Northland T&CC, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, October 8th Home vs Rainy River 12:00pm
  • Monday, October 10th at Mesabi Range C&TC, 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 12th at Hibbing, 6:30pm
  • Friday, October 14th Home vs Alexandria Tech, 6:30pm
  • Saturday, October 15th Home vs Central Lakes, 12:00pm
  • Monday, October 17th Home vs Itasca CC, 6:30pm

Updated 8/27/2022

Thunder Volleyball Student-Athlete Honors
Season Player Hometown Honor/Award
2017 Courtney Ableiter Carlton, MN MCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017 Brooklyn Frear Duluth, MN MCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017 Lyric Johnson Silver Bay, MN MCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017 Shana Laveau Wrenshall, MN MCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017 Samantha Lorenz Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017 Tatianna Zimmerman Culver, MN MCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017 Tatianna Zimmerman Culver, MN MCAC All-Northern Division Second Team
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
2021 0-0 No team fielded this season
2020 0-0 No team fielded this season
2019 0-15
2018 0-0 No team fielded this season
2017 2-14/2-12
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

Alayna Matrious | #5 | RS/DS

YR 1
Sandstone | East Central HS

Favorite part of being part of the Thunder Volleyball team?

  • “How close everyone is!”

How do your teammates make practice fun?

  •  “Goofing off (even though coach doesn’t approve)”

Gracee Petersen | #10 | MB

YR 1
Sandstone, MN | East Central HS

What is your favorite thing about FDLTCC?

  • “How nice the people are.”

What is your favorite part about being part of the Thunder Volleyball team?

  • “How we are all so close.”

Trinity Semo | #18 | OH

YR 1
Cloquet, MN | Cloquet HS

What is your favorite things about FDLTCC?

  • “My volleyball team”

What is your favorite part of being part of the Thunder Volleyball team?

  • “Meeting my team, bonding”

 

Lacy Lekander | #13 | S/RS

YR 1
Wrenshall, MN | Wrenshall HS

What is your favorite part about being part of the Thunder Volleyball team?

  • “Meeting Gracee and Alayna”

What is your favorite thing about FDLTCC?

  • “The help from everyone”

Trinatee Roberts | #15 | MB

YR 1
El Campo, TX | El Campo HS

What is your favorite part about being part of the Thunder Volleyball team?

  • “Blocking, spikes and the company of all”

What is the best part about competing?

  • “The challenge”

Olivia Schnell | #16 | RS

YR 1
Aberdeen, SD | Aberdeen Central HS

What is your favorite part of being part of the Thunder Volleyball team?

  • “The laughs we share”

What is the best part about competing?

  • “The energy from the crowd”

Rachel Werner | #7 | OH/DS

YR 1
Moose Lake, MN | Moose Lake HS

What is the best part about competing?

  • “Being able to play my favorite sport again”

What is your favorite thing about FDLTCC?

  • “Volleyball team and teachers”

Hannah Tate | # | Head Coach

YR 1
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Charlene Heule | # | Athletic Trainer

YR 8
Cloquet, MN |

  • MS, ATC, ATR

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