12 - Katie Van Der Wende|
|Previous School:||Solano JC|
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 game...had a season-high 10 digs at Portland State on Nov. 17...had at least one dig in each of her last 14 matches...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 last year, 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 with a 3.35 gpa...has played club volleyball since the third grade (Golden Hills/Gold Cal Jrs.).