The Gustavus volleyball team wrapped up the 2010 season with the team banquet on Sunday night in the Heritage Room of the Campus Center. Junior middle hitter Angela Ahrendt and senior libero Jenny Ewert highlighted the night’s awards section. Ahrendt earned Offensive MVP honors while Ewert was named Defensive MVP.
Angela Ahrendt led the Gusties in kills (292), kills per set (2.95), attack percentage (.307), and blocks (109) this season. In the MIAC, Ahrendt finished fifth in hitting percentage and second in blocks per set at 1.13. In three years as a front row hitter for Gustavus, Ahrendt has played in a total of 311 sets. She has recorded 822 kills for an average of 2.64 kills per set, a hitting percentage of .272, and 294 blocks. Arhrendt, a native of Shoreview, Minn., is a psychology major that volunteers for the Big Partner Little Parnter and Pound Pals programs at Gustavus.
Senior libero Jenny Ewert played in a team-high 100 sets this season, leading the team in digs with 515 (5.15 D/Set). In her four-year career at Gustavus, Ewert has played in a total of 373 sets and recorded 62 assists (.17 A/Set) and 1,240 digs (3.32 D/Set). She ranks third all-time in career digs at Gustavus. The St. James, Minn. native is a volunteer at Shiloh’s Hope and will graduate this spring with a degree in psychology. Ewert was also named to the 2010 MIAC Sportsmanship Team as a part of the MIAC post-season awards.
In addition to the offensive and defensive MVP honors, Dana Boerboom (FY, Cottonwood, Minn.) received the Rookie of the Year award, while Katie Ness (JR, Excelsior, Minn.) earned the Gustie Award for her positive and encouraging attitude and strong work ethic. Boerboom finished behind Ahrendt in attack percentage at .153, while registering 240 kills, 12 service aces, and 28 blocks in 94 sets. The Gustie Award is awarded to the player who epitomizes what it means to be a good teammate and consistently displays the spirit of a Gustie.
Head Coach Rachelle Dosch also announced the 2011 Captains at the banquet. They include Angela Ahrendt, Malea Noenning, Olivia Warren, and Katie Ness.