12 - Katie Van Der Wende|
|Previous School:||Solano JC|
Appeared in all 33 matches as the team’s libero...led the Hornets and ranked seventh in the Big Sky Conference with an average of 4.11 digs per set...against Big Sky competition, she bumped her digs to 4.62 per set...posed double figures in digs in each of the last 14 matches, and 26 matches overall...had at least 20 digs on seven occasions...that included a career-high 35 digs at Portland State, which was tied for the third most in the Big Sky all season, and tied for the eighth best mark in Sacramento State history...had a service reception success rate of .942, the best mark among the team’s passers...had at least 14 digs in 12 of the final 14 matches of the season...one of eight Hornets named to the Big Sky All-Academic team...also named to the CenturyTel Premier All-Tournament team in the Hornets' season-opening tourney in San Marcos, Texas.
Appeared in 30 matches, including five starts...that included appearances in 22 of the last 23 matches of the season...averaged 1.23 digs per set...had a season-high 10 digs at Portland State on Nov. 17...also had eight digs at home against Weber State...bumped her average of digs per game to 1.42 against conference competition.
Prior to Sacramento State
Played the 2005 and 2006 seasons for Solano Community College in Fairfield, Calif...a two-time first team all-Bay Valley Conference selection, while also earning league MVP honors in 2006...became just the second player in Solano JC history to earn Bay Valley Conference MVP honors...as a sophomore, she helped lead the Falcons to a 20-5 overall record, a 13-1 league record, and the conference championship...tallied 255 kills and team highs in both digs (293) and aces (58)...also recorded 316 kills, 272 digs and 35 aces as a freshman...set the Solano JC career record for both digs (565) and aces (93).
A 2004 graduate of Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif...played four years of volleyball as the Trojans’ outside hitter, including three on the varsity team...a two-time all-Sierra Valley League selection during her junior and senior seasons...led the Trojans to a 38-2 record, a section championship and a league title in 2003...as a senior, she was also named team MVP and Oak Ridge’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Born Dec. 19, 1985...parents are Tom and Pat Van Der Wende...a family and consumer sciences major...on pace to graduate in the spring of 2009...played club volleyball for Golden Hills/Gold Cal Jrs.