Women’s Volleyball

Update on Thunder Athletics:

“I wanted to share with you that, after extensive deliberation, I have made the difficult decision to discontinue the athletics program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. This decision includes men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball.”

To read the full statement from President, Anita Hanson, please visit: https://fdltcc.edu/thunder-athletics-update/.



Team Roster

#PlayerPos.HometownHigh SchoolYear
 
5Alayna MatriousRS/DSSandstoneEast Central HS1
10Gracee PetersenMBSandstone, MNEast Central HS1
18Trinity SemoOHCloquet, MNCloquet HS1
15Trinatee RobertsMBEl Campo, TXEl Campo HS1
16Olivia SchnellRSAberdeen, SDAberdeen Central HS1
7Rachel WernerOH/DSMoose Lake, MNMoose Lake HS1
 
Hannah TateHead Coach1
Charlene HeuleAthletic TrainerCloquet, MN8
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
SeasonPlayerHometownHonor/Award
2017Courtney AbleiterCarlton, MNMCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017Brooklyn FrearDuluth, MNMCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017Lyric JohnsonSilver Bay, MNMCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017Shana LaveauWrenshall, MNMCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017Samantha LorenzCloquet, MNMCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017Tatianna ZimmermanCulver, MNMCAC All-Academic Team Honors
2017Tatianna ZimmermanCulver, MNMCAC All-Northern Division Second Team
2017Tatianna ZimmermanCulver, MNMCAC Northern Division, Defensive Player of the Week
2016Courtney AbleiterCarlton, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2016Brooklyn FrearDuluth, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2016Lyric JohnsonSilver Bay, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2016Tatianna ZimmermanCulver, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2015Samantha LorenzCloquet, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2015Drewez BudreauCloquet, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2012Makayleigh CahoonTamarack, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2012Kourtney KarppinenBrookston, MNMCAC Northern All-Division Second Team
2012Kaitlyn PsickSaginaw, MNMCAC Northern Division, Setter of the Week
2012Kourtney KarppinenBrookston, MNMCAC Northern Division, All-Around Player of the Week
2011Rachel SandaCloquet, MNLibero of the Week
2011Rachel SandaCloquet, MNLibero of the Week
2010Rachel SandaCloquet, MNMCAC Northern Division, Libero of the Week
2010Holly NelsonWrenshall, MNMCAC Northern Division, Hitter of the Week
2010Katrina AndersonCarlton, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2010Rita AspinwallElk River, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2010Holly NelsonWrenshall, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2010Rachel SandaCloquet, MNMCAC State Academic Award
2009Jenny PedersonSaginaw, MNMCAC Northern Division, Libero of the Week
Team Statistics
SeasonRecordTeam Honors
20210-0No team fielded this season
20200-0No team fielded this season
20190-15
20180-0No team fielded this season
20172-14/2-12
20160-17
20150-17
20140-0No team fielded this season
20130-17/0-14
20123–13/2–12
20113–20/1–13
20100-15
20092-14
Individual Records
CategoryStatisticPlayerSeason
Kills (Season)197Holly Nelson2011
Digs (Season)441Rachel Sanda2011
Blocks (Season)58Holly Nelson2011
Set Assists (Season)438Rita Aspinwall2011
Ace Serves (Season)38Amber Gregg2011
Kills (Match)25Kourtney Karppinen (vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12)2012
Digs (Match)40Rachel 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)44Kaitlyn Psick (vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12)2012
Ace Serves (Match)9Amber 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”

 

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

Testimonials

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.