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2015 Team Iowa Ice Coach
 
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Trudy Vande Berg

Trudy is the current Head Coach at Cornell University in New York.  Vande Berg worked at Iowa State University from 2009-12 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Cyclones after spending the previous four years in the same capacity at Duke. Her efforts at ISU helped lay the foundation for the Cyclones trip to the NCAA Elite Eight a year ago, as well as ISU’s procurement of the fifth-ranked recruiting class in the country this season.

Trudy led the team to a PVL National Championship in 2013.

 
2015 Assistant Coaches
 
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Tina Carter

Tina Carter begins her seventh season as head coach of the Viking volleyball program, amassing a record of 142-64 including a school record 39-10 in 2011. In the five years under Carter’s direction, the Vikings have vaulted to the top of the Midwest Collegiate Conference and become one of the top volleyball programs in the NAIA.

Grand View won the MCC regular season title in both 2011 and 2012, the MCC Tournament title in 2011, and made national tournament appearances in both 2011 and 2012. Carter was voted the MCC Coach of the Year in both 2009 and 2011 and the AVCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 2011.

 

 

2015 Team Iowa Ice Roster
 
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 Brittney Brimmage
  • Finished the 2011 season third in the Big 12 with a .352 hitting %
  • Mizzou Volleyball Record-Holder: Highest height ever touched
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 1, 2010)
  • COBRA MAGAZINE All-National Third Team
  • Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • Blue Raider Bash MVP
  • American Classic All-Tournament Team
  • COBRA Magazine All-Midsouth Region
  • #6 - 6'3"
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 Haley Eckerman
  • From Waterloo, IA and attended Waterloo East High School
  • Two-time AVCA First-Team All-American (2012, 2013)
  • 2013 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year, 2012 Volleyball Magazine National Co-Player of the Year and COBRA Magazine National Player of the Year, and 2011 AVCA All-America second team and Volleyball Magazine third team honors
  • 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year for the third year in a row
  • Finalist for the 2013 Honda Sports Award for Volleyball
  • Three-time All-Big 12 First Team honoree (2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Two-time AVCA All-Region player (2012, 2013)
  • Named to the All-Big 12 Preseason Team for the second consecutive year (2012, 2013)
  • Named to 2012 NCAA Austin All-Regional Team
  • Named as the 2011 AVCA and Volleyball Magazine National Freshman of the Year
  • 2011 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • 6'3"
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 Carly Jenson-Mulcahy
  • from Omaha, Nebraska and attended Millard North HS.  Her high school team advanced to the state tournament her final three years.  Played in the Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Match, was first team all-state and first team all-metro
  • played club volleyball for Nebraska Elite
  • played at Iowa State University
  • College awards: AVCA Second Team All-America, First team All-Big 12, AVCA All-Region, NCAA Minnesota All-Region Tournament Team, CVU.com Top Performer, Academic All-Big 12 first team, Iowa State Challenge All-Tournament Team, and Northern Illionois Invitation All-Tournament Team.
  • #21 - 5'11" 
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Caitlin Mahoney 
  • From Omaha, Nebraska and attended Marian HS
  • While in high school, captured the Class A record for aces in a match, season, and career.
  • Played club volleyball for Nebraska Elite.
  • Played at Iowa State University.  While there, the team made it to the Elite Eight and beat Nebraska for the first time in school history, and her senior year received an overall 4th ranking in the NCAA tournament. 
  • College awards: Academic All-Big 12 first team in 2011, and Academic All-Big 12 second team in 2010.
  • #7 - 5'10"
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 Bre Payton
  • From Waterloo, IA and attended Waterloo Columbus HS
  • While in high school, was a four tim first team all-conference selection, three time first team all-metro and all-district, and a two time first team all-state selection. Was on the Elite All-State team and the State All-Tournament team in 2006.  
  • 4-year starter for the University of Northern Iowa
  • College awards: MVC Player of the Year, AVCA All-America second team, AVCA All-Central REgion first team, MVC All-Tournament team.
  • At the setting position she became only the 2 player in conference and UNI history to be crowned the Player of The Year award doing so 3 Times (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Along with that Payton was the only active division I Player in 2011 to have over 700 kills, 1000 digs, and 4000 assist
  • #2 - 5'10"
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 Kelsey Petersen 
  • From Kearney, Nebraska and attended Kearney HS.  
  • While in high school, was the No. 60 high school senior recruit, was first-team all state and named one of the Top 2008 Female Athletes by the LIncoln Journal Star and Kearney Hub.  also had a stellar prep track career, capturing back-to-back state titles in the high jump.
  • Played club volleyblal for NVA, Nebraska Gold, and Lincold Juniors.
  • Played at Iowa State University
  • College awards: Academic All-Big 12 first team
  • #8 - 6'1"
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 Megan Schipper
  • From Aplington, IA and attended Aplington-Parkersburg HS.
  • Played at the University of Iowa from 2006-2010.  Graduated with a BA in Health Promotion.
  • Graduate assistant Coach at University of Northern Iowa from 2010-2012, and will graduate with a Masters in Kinesiology in 2012.
  • Currently resides in Cedar Falls, IA
  • #15 - 6'0"
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 Devon Jensen (#9)
  • Played at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA
  • MCC Player of the Year The Midwest Collegiate Conference  For the third straight season Grand View junior outside hitterDevon Jensen (Underwood, Iowa) was named MCC Player of the Year.
  • Jensen once again repeated as the MCC leader in kills with 713 kills (4.60 kills/game).
  • She leads the NAIA in total kills and ranks second nationally in kills per game.
  • She also was second on her team and with 568 digs and eighth in the MCC averaging 3.40 digs per game and added 92 blocks.
  • Jensen led the Vikings to the MCC regular season and tournament championships and a trip to the NAIA Volleyball National Championships.
  • #9- 5'9
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 Laurel Abrahamson (#18)
  • Played at University of San Diego
  • attended the University of San Diego on a full-ride scholarship as a middle hitter from 2004-2008.
  • Laurel helped the team win three West Coast Conference championships along with four NCAA tournament appearances, including a visit to Louisville for the sweet 16.
  • She was named MVP and Athlete of the Year in 2007
  • First Team All Conference and All WCC in 2006 & 2007.
  • Laurel led the team with the highest hitting percentage and total blocks in 2006 & 2007. At USD Laurel received her BA in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. After college, she continued to play professionally in Finland, Spain and Portugal.
  • #18 - 6'4"
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 Justine Landi (#2)
  • Played at Louisville
  • First Team All-BIG EAST and All-BIG EAST Tournament as well as AVCA
  • First Team All-Region and Honorable Mention AVCA All-American Honors.
  • two-time BIG EAST Honor Roll selection and earned All-Adidas Indiana Classic honors.
  • She was in double digit kills in 22 of 30 matches with a season high of 22 against DePaul.
  • She had 20 against Wake Forest and Indiana. As a setter in the 6-2, she had a season-high 33 assists against Purdue. She had 27 aces
  •  #2 - 6'1"
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 Justine Young (#17) 
  • Played at Kennesaw State
  • Ranked as top junior college middle blocker at Division II level.
  • 2010: At Texas Tech, named the Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year by the conference coaches
  • Fourth overall in total blocks with 49.
  • season-high .429 hitting percentage in the match, the second-highest percentage for a Tech player in a single match this season
  • #17 - 6'1"
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Jamie Straube

  • Played at Iowa State University
  • Capital One Academic All-America Second Team (2012)
  • Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2012)
  • Senior CLASS Award candidate (2012)
  • Capital One Academic All-District (2012)
  • AVCA All-Region Team (2010, 2011)...All-Big 12 First Team (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2010, 2011, 2012) 
  • #14 - 6'2"
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 Korie Lebeda
  • Played at Creighton University
  • MVC All-Freshman Team (2005)
  • Two time 1st Team All MVC (2006-2007)
  • MVC Honor Roll (2005-2008)
  • University of Creighton's Dean's List (2005-2006)
  • # - 5'8" 
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 Alicia Williams
  • Played at Iowa Western Community College and Creighton University
  • National Champion at Iowa Western in 2006
  • NJCAA Academic All American in 2006-2007
  • Honorable Mention MVC-Scholar Athlete Team at Creighton in 2009
  • Creighton University Dean's List
  • 2nd Team All MVC in 2010
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 Tenisha Matlock

  • Played at Iowa State University
  • Academic All-Big 12 2nd Team (2011, 2012, 2014)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (2011)
  • Played both volleyball and basketball at Iowa State University
  • # - 6'2"
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  • Honorable mention all-Big Ten 2006-2007
  • Contributed 1.33 blocks per game, becoming top 5 in the Gopher Record Books
  • 2007 Trained with the A2 National Team
  • Member of the team that won the Austrian Cup in 2011
  • Played in Pan American Games with the USA National Team, Bronze Medalist
  • In 2012 she helped her team win the Puerto Rican Championship.
  • Has played professionally in Puerto Rico, Austria, and Azerbaijan.
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  • From St. Henry, OH and attended St. Henry High School
  • Played at the University of Louisville
  • 2 time Crowne Plaza Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012)
  • All Penn State Invitational 2013 and Active Ankle Challenge MVP 2013
  • All Big East 2nd Team 2012
  • 2 time Big East Conference Champion (2011, 2012)
  • 3 time Big East Conference Tournament Champion (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • AAC Preseason Player of the Year 2013
  • AAC Conference Champion 2013
  • AAC 1st team and Honor Roll 2013
  • AVCA All North Region Honorable Mention 2013
  • USA Volleyball A2 Gold Medal Team 2012
  • 6'2"
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  • From Lincoln, NE and attended Lincoln East High School
  • Played in the Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Match in 2008
  • Played Club for the Nebraska Juniors and NVA
  • Freshman year played at Iowa Western Community College, & lead the team to 54-6 record.
  • Spent Sophomore year at Florida Gulf Coast. 
  • Helped FGCU advance to the finals of the A-Sun Tournament & tallied 10 kills in the Championship Match
  • Junior & Senior year were played at Appalachian State University.
  • 2nd Team All So-Con Honors, So-Con Fall Academic All-Conference
  • Led the University of North Florida to their 2nd Atlantic Sun Title in Sand Volleyball.
  • Coaches at Appalachian Sate University.
  • 6'0"
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  Caitlyn Donahue

  • 2012 All Big 12 1st Team
  • AVCA All Central Region Honorable Mention
  • Academic All Big 12 First Team
  • Ranked 2nd in the Big 12 in assists per set at 11.79 in league play
  • Ended career ranked 5th in Kansas State history in assists with 3,618
  • Trained with the US National Team in 2013