Amy Veenhof
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Head Coach | 9th Season
Si Tanka-Huron University

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Amy Veenhof is entering her ninth season as head volleyball coach at Dakota State University.  Her Trojan squad completed a successful season in 2015, recording back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time in two decades.  DSU also finished third overall in the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference standings with 10-3 record in 2015, recording its most conference victories since 2004.  Two athletes were selected to the NSAA Volleyball All-Conference teams.

Veenhof coached four NSAA All-Conference selections in 2014 after finishing the NSAA conference with a second-place in the standings with a 7-3 record.  In addition, she coached a NSAA Freshman-of-the-Year athlete and two-time NSAA Defensive Player-of-the-Year athlete.

Veenhof also guided her 2011 DSU Volleyball team to their independent qualifying conference tournament – the Association of Independent Institution (A.I.I.) Conference Post-season Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. 

During her coaching tenure at Dakota State, Veenhof had coached five spikers that surpassed 1,000 career kills and three defensive specialists that amassed over 1,000 digs.  In addition, she guided a setter that had set an all-time school record for most career set assists.  Veenhof had coached eleven (11) All-Conference selections.

Veenhof’s volleyball teams have also excelled in the classroom, where in her first eight years, seventeen (17) players earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete honor.  Her teams also consistently ranked at or above 3.0 cumulative grade point average, earning NAIA Scholar-Team award seven times.  Her 2015-16 and 2016-17 squads were selected to American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic award.

Veenhof coached at Si Tanka-Huron University for one season before taking the job at Northern State (S.D.).  She also served as the head coach of the Northeast South Dakota (NESD) Junior Olympic volleyball club in Aberdeen for four years.

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.

Volleyball 2017 Roster
Roster for 2017 Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Maddie PolzinFROH/DS5-10Baltic, S.D.Baltic High School
2Rachel JohnsonSOS5-6Jackson, Minn.Jackson County Central High School
3Mallory TestermanSODS5-5Aberdeen, S.D.Warner High School
5Samantha ZellSOMH6-3Huron, S.D.Huron High School
6Kaylee SpreierJRMH6-0Gering, Neb.Western Nebraska CC
7Bobbi HuberSODS/S5-3Bushnell, S.D.Elkton-Lake Benton High School
8Gabby HerlynFRMH/RS6-1Parker, S.D.Parker High School
10Kendra SteffenJRS5-4Greeley, Colo.Otero Junior College (Colo.)
11Bailee SteffensenSOOH/DS5-8Arlington, S.D.Arlington High School
12Carly RozellSROH6-1Aberdeen, S.D.Warner High School
13Paulina ZachJRRS6-0Suwalki, PolandSeward County CC (Neb.)
14Anna SchwintFRMH6-0Fridley, Minn.Fridley High School
15Alwaise VillaJRDS5-6Kalihi, HawaiiWestern Nebraska CC
16Jazmayne WilliamsJROH/RS5-9Waipahu, HawaiiMount Hood CC (Ore.)
17Sydney OttoFRMH/RS6-0Fort Collins, Colo.Liberty Common High School
19Kaity BarnesJRRS5-9Winnipeg, Manitoba CanadaJ.H. Bruns Collegiate
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Head Coach
9th season
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Assistant Coach
2nd season
JV Women's Volleyball 2017 Roster
Roster for 2017 JV Women's Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Lisi BakerFRMH/RS6-0Custer, S.D.Custer High School
Kaity BarnesJRRS5-9Winnipeg, Manitoba CanadaJ.H. Bruns Collegiate
Jaclyn BludornFRRS6-0Webster, S.D.Summit High School
Samantha BushFRDS5-4Kranzburg, S.D.Waverly-South Shore High School
Kasey CookmanFRRS5-9Wahpeton, N.D.Wahpeton High School
Gabby HerlynFRMH/RS6-1Parker, S.D.Parker High School
Bobbi HuberSODS/S5-3Bushnell, S.D.Elkton-Lake Benton High School
Naomi LarsonFRS/DS5-4Detroit Lakes, Minn.Detroit Lakes High School
Sydney OttoFRMH/RS6-0Fort Collins, Colo.Liberty Common High School
Maddie PolzinFROH/DS5-10Baltic, S.D.Baltic High School
Katelyn RichardsFRRS5-8Elk Point, S.D.Elk Point-Jefferson High School
Brooklyn Schauer*FRDS5-6Faith, S.D.Faith High School
Anna SchwintFRMH6-0Fridley, Minn.Fridley High School
Bailee SteffensenSOOH/DS5-8Arlington, S.D.Arlington High School
Mallory TestermanSODS5-5Aberdeen, S.D.Warner High School
* Redshirt
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