Amy Veenhof is entering her sixth season as head volleyball coach at Dakota State University. She was named head coach in March 2009 after spending four seasons as the assistant volleyball coach at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.
Veenhof guided her 2011 DSU Volleyball team to their most wins since 2005. In addition, the Trojans qualified for the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference post-season tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. She coached two 2011 All-Conference selections, During her coaching tenure at Dakota State, she had coached three spikers that surpassed 1,000-kill club.
Veenhof's volleyball teams have also excelled in the classroom, where in her first five years, nine players earned Academic All-American. Her teams also consistently ranked at or above a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, earning NAIA Scholar-Team award four times.
Veenhof coached at Si Tanka-Huron University for one season before taking the job at Northern State. She also served as the head coach of the Northeast South Dakota (NESD) Junior Olympic volleyball club in Aberdeen for four years.
During Veenhof's coaching tenure at Dakota State, she is the director for the Madison Area Junior Olympic Volleyball Club.
Veenhof was a two-year starter, two-time All-Conference and All-Region selection in both volleyball and softball at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minn. She also received All-American in volleyball. Veenhof then transferred to Si Tanka University in Huron, S.D. where she was a two-year starter in both volleyball and softball. She received Academic All-American honors while at Si Tanka.
Veenhof is a native of Henderson, Minn. She earned her associate degree from Bethany Lutheran College, her bachelor's degree from Si Tanka University and her master's degree from Northern State University. Veenhof is also teaching for the College of Education at Dakota State University.
Amy and her husband, Casey, have three sons - Shane, Henry and Frank. Casey played football at Huron University and for the Sioux Falls Storm.
|1||Hope Juntunen||FR||OH||5-11||Bryant, S.D.||Hamlin High School|
|2||Brittney Anderson||SO||MB/OH||5-10||Rapid City, S.D.||Rapid City Central High School|
|3||Allison Thielsen||JR||OH||5-7||Aberdeen, S.D.||Aberdeen Roncalli High School|
|4||Taylor Stratton||SO||OH||5-9||Rutland, S.D.||Rutland High School|
|5||Katherine Gonzalez||SR||DS/Libero||5-4||Pico Rivera, Calif.||Rio Hondo College|
|6||Kaylee Vander Wal||SO||S||5-6||Volga, S.D.||Sioux Valley High School|
|7||Hannah Stuart||FR||DS||5-3||Brookings, S.D.||Brookings High School|
|9||Alicia Karst||JR||MH/RS||6-0||Las Vegas, Nev.||Northwestern Oklahoma State|
|10||Hannah Bauer||FR||DS/OH||5-7||McCook Lake, S.D.||Dakota Valley High School|
|11||Kelsie Casanova||FR||OH||5-7||Ramona, S.D.||Oldham-Ramona High School|
|12||Carly Rozell||FR||RS/MB||6-1||Aberdeen, S.D.||Warner High School|
|13||Tessa Weeldreyer||SO||MB/OH||5-10||Parker, S.D.||Parker High School|
|14||Chelsey Davis||SO||DS/Libero||5-2||Sioux Falls, S.D.||Sioux Falls Lincoln High School|
|15||Caitlin Pick||SR||MB||5-10||Kimball, S.D.||Kimball High School|
|17||Stacey Westby||SR||S||5-7||Jackson, Minn.||Jackson County Central High School|
|18||Kylie Martin||SO||MB/OH||5-10||Dakota Dunes, S.D.||Dakota Valley High School|
|19||Mackenzie Schultz||SO||S||5-4||Emery, S.D.||Bridgewater-Emery High School|
|21||Ashley Olson||FR||S||5-5||Hardwick, Minn.||Luverne High School|
|23||Annika Stephens||SO||RS/MH||6-1||Rapid City, S.D.||Rapid City Central High School|