Dordt College News

Seven Defenders Earn Volleyball GPAC Honors

November 20, 2013

(Wednesday, November 20; Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College placed three players on the first-team and had four other players earn honors in post-season voting done by the Great Plains Athletic Conference coaches.  Dordt also had the Freshman-of-the-Year award winner.

“Our volleyball program had many student-athletes worthy of highest honors in the GPAC Conference.  I am overall pleased that 7 of them were recognized by the conference coaches.  This speaks volumes to the quality of talent that we have on our court and is a deeper demonstration of the overall talent in our practice gym as these athletes get challenged to improve every day," said Dordt College volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Kayla Gesink (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa) earns first-team all-GPAC honors for the second year in a row after putting up 10.36 assists per set and hitting for a .427 kill efficiency with 1.09 kills per contest.  The setter also gets to 2.35 digs per set.

Kayla Broekhuis (Senior; Edgerton, Minnesota) moves from the 2012 second-team to first-team honors this season after leading the Defenders in digs with 5.07 per contest and she also handled 96.7 percent of her serve reception attempts cleanly. 

Brooke Wolterstorff (Freshman; Sioux Center, Iowa) claims the honor along with the Freshman of the Year honor after posting 3.02 kills per contest with a .278 kill efficiency and 2.44 digs per outing.  Wolterstorff also has 28 service aces.

Earning second-team honors for the second time in her career is Lindsey Floen (Senior; Sioux Center, Iowa).  Floen averaged 2.72 kills per set with a .369 kill efficiency and has a team high 1.05 blocks per set average.  Floen also earned all-GPAC honors twice during her career.

Also  on the second-team is Jenna Horstman (Sophomore; Pella, Iowa).  Horstman averaged 2.87 kills per set with a .302 kill efficiency.

Taking honorable mention honors are Meghan Krausman (Sophomore; Grundy Center, Iowa) and Jocelyn Bousema (Senior; Sheldon, Iowa). 

Bousema claims the honor for the second time in her career after averaging 1.75 digs per set with 28 service aces.  Krausman averages 1.88 kills per set and gets to 1.35 digs per outing.

The Defenders qualified for the 2013 NAIA National Championship Tournament and will open play in the tournament on Saturday, November 23 in Sioux Center, Iowa against Cardinal Stritch (Wisconsin).  Dordt was 12-4 in the GPAC and tied for third in the final standings.

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