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Welcome to Thunder Women's Volleyball

The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Volleyball team began the 2013 season with training camp in early August in preparation for the season-opening match on August 28 in Ely vs. Vermilion Community College. 

Laura Sylvester continues as Head Coach of the Thunder Volleyball program as the team enters its fifth season of intercollegiate play and is assisted by Loran Wappes.

 

For more information about the Thunder Volleyball program, contact Coach Wappes at 218–879–0839 or via email to loran@fdltcc.edu or Coach Sylvester at 218–879–0822 or via email to lsylvester@fdltcc.edu.

 

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Thunder Volleyball Program Information
If you are interested in playing for the Thunder, click the link below, check the sport or sports in which you are interested near the bottom, fill in any pertinent information about yourself and your accomplishments, and submit it to our Admissions Office.

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Schedule
Roster
Coaching Staff
Athlete Honors
Team Statistics
Individual Records

 

2013 Season Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTime
  Schedule is subject to change    
Wednesday, August 28 Vermilion Community College Away L, 3-0
Friday, September 6 Hibbing Community College  Home  L, 3-0
Saturday, September 7   Rainy River Community College  Away  L, 3-0
Wednesday, September 11  Central Lakes College   Away   L, 3-0
Friday, September 13  Northland Invitational   Away   Canceled
Saturday, September 14   Northland Invitational   Away   Canceled
Wednesday, September 18  Itasca Community College  Home  L, 3-0
Friday, September 20  Mesabi Range Technical College  Home  L, 3-0 
Saturday, September 21  Vermilion Community College (triangular)  Home  L, 3-0
Saturday, September 21  Gogebic Community College (triangular) Home L, 3-0
Wednesday, September 25  Northland Community College Home  L, 3-0 
Wednesday, October 2  Central Lakes College  Home  L, 3-0 
Tuesday, October 8   Gogebic Community College  Away  L, 3-0
Friday, October 11  Rainy River Community College Home L, 3-0 
Saturday, October 12  Hibbing Community College Away  L, 3-0
Tuesday, October 15  Itasca Community College  Away  L, 3-0
Friday, October 25 Vermilion Community College  Away   L, 3-0
Saturday, October 26  Mesabi Range Technical College  Away   L, Forfeit
Wednesday October 30   Northland Community College Away  L, Forfeit
MCAC Playoffs  To be determined.     
       

2013 Thunder Volleyball Roster

# PlayerPositionHometownHigh SchoolYearMajor
 7  Makayleigh Cahoon MaKayleigh Cahoon  OH Tamarack, MN Cromwell-Wright High School  Sophomore Liberal Arts
11 Makayleigh Cahoon Taniya LaJesse  RH/MH  Silver Bay, MN  Silver Bay High School  Freshman  
13 Makayleigh Cahoon Jaelisa Northrup RH/S  Cloquet, MN  Cloquet High School  Freshman   
8 Makayleigh Cahoon Katie Parks Britt, MN Virginia High School  Sophomore  
16  Makayleigh Cahoon Shana Peacock MH  Cloquet, MN  Cloquet High School  Freshman   
 4 Makayleigh Cahoon Kimmy Taylor RH Cromwell, MN  Mountain Empire High School  Freshman   
18 Makayleigh Cahoon Hannah Wojtowicz OH Proctor, MN  Proctor High School Freshman   
               
    * Captain          

Thunder Volleyball Coaching Staff

 CoachCoaching PositionYears with TeamHometownInfoExperience
Laura Sylvester Laura Sylvester Head Coach Three Alborn, MN   6 years coaching
Loran Wappes Loran Wappes Assistant Coach
Four Cloquet, MN   21+ years playing and coaching. Former head coach.
    Thunder Support Staff        
Charlene Heule Charlene Heule Athletic Trainer Four Cloquet, MN   MS, ATC, ATR

Thunder Volleyball Student Athlete Honors

SeasonPlayerHometownHonor/Award
2012  Makayleigh Cahoon  Tamarack, MN  MCAC State Academic Award 
2012 Kourtney Karppinen  Brookston, MN Northern All-Division Second Team
2012 Kaitlyn Psick  Saginaw, MN Northern Division, Setter of the Week
2012 Kourtney Karppinen Brookston, MN Northern Division, All-Around Player of the Week
       
2011 Rachel Sanda
Cloquet, MN
Libero of the Week
2011 Rachel Sanda
Cloquet, MN Libero of the Week
       
2010 Rachel Sanda  Cloquet, MN  Northern Division, Libero of the Week 
2010 Holly Nelson  Wrenshall, MN  Northern Division, Hitter of the Week 
2010 Katrina Anderson  Carlton, MN  MCAC State Academic Award 
2010 Rita Aspinwall  Elk River, MN  MCAC State Academic Award 
2010 Holly Nelson  Wrenshall, MN  MCAC State Academic Award 
2010 Rachel Sanda  Cloquet, MN  MCAC State Academic Award 
       
2009 Jenny Pederson  Saginaw, MN  Northern Division, Libero of the Week 

Team Statistics

SeasonRecordTeam Honors
2013  0-17/0-14  
2012 3–13/2–12  
2011 3–20/1–13  
2010 0-15   
2009 2-14   
     

Individual Records

CategoryStatisticPlayerSeason
Kills (Season)  197
Holly Nelson
2011
Digs (Season) 441 Rachel Sanda 2011
Blocks (Season) 58 Holly Nelson
2011
Set Assists (Season) 438 Rita Aspinwall
2011
Ace Serves (Season) 38 Amber Gregg
2011
       
Kills (Match)  25

Kourtney Karppinen

(vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12)

2012
Digs (Match)  40

Rachel 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) 44

Kaitlyn Psick

(vs. Vermilion, 9/11/12)

2012
Ace Serves (Match) 9

Amber Gregg

(vs. Oak Hills Christian College)

2011

       
       
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