Jenna Ness became Loras’ 12th head coach in program history in May of 2013.
Ness is set to complete her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose this month and earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Exercise Science from Luther College in January of 2011. Her most recent volleyball coaching positions have been with St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, St. Ambrose University in Davenport, and her alma mater Luther College.
While with the Norse, she progressed from player to student assistant and worked her way into an assistant’s role. She then moved to St. Ambrose, where she was a graduate assistant with the women’s teams and contributed to the men’s team for the Bees. She also taught Wellness Concepts courses at St. Ambrose. Most recently, she spent a season with St. Mary’s University in Minnesota where she was the top assistant, recruiter, contributed to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and served as Intramural Director.
“I am extremely excited about becoming a Duhawk,” Ness proclaimed on Tuesday.
“After meeting with administration, the players, and members of the athletic department staff, I knew Loras College was the perfect fit for me. Seeing the potential that the Duhawk volleyball program has, I am excited to continue to build on and further enhance the tradition of excellence here at Loras College.”
“Jenna is also clearly in support of what it means to be a NCAA Division III athlete and coach and is fully in line with what we stand for in terms of the mission of our College. I believe we’ll have a smooth transition into the 2013 season,” Director of Athletics Bob Quinn said in the press release announcing Ness' hiring.
|1||Eliza Slanker||JR||DS||5-6||Plainfield, IL||Plainfield East|
|2||Colleen Thomas||JR||DS||5-4||Schaumburg, IL||Hoffman Estates|
|4||Brittany Lijewski||FR||DS||5-4||Milwaukee, WI||St. Thomas More|
|11||Emily Lensing||JR||MB||6-1||Ft. Atkinson, IA||South Winneshiek|
|14||Brittni Reid||SO||S||5-6||Lisbon, IA||Lisbon|
|19||Courtney Cutlip||FR||OH/RS||5-7||Geneseo, IL||Geneseo|
|20||Kelsey Wieneke||SO||OH||5-9||Marion, IA||Marion|
|22||Nikki Pleggenkuhle||SO||OH/DS||5-6||Sumner, IA||North Fayette|
|25||Caitlin Konopek||FR||DS||5-6||Shorewood, IL||Joliet Catholic|
|26||Kelly Doran||FR||MB||5-9||Wheaton, IL||Wheaton North|
|27||Sofia Lyskanowski||FR||OH||5-9||Evanston, IL||Resurrection College Prep|
|28||Mirian McKee||FR||OH/MB||5-10||Naperville, IL||St. Francis|
|5||7:00 PM||@||Emmaus Bible College||W-16-25,12-25,15-25||1-0|
|10||5:00 PM||@||Clarke University||L-25-21,19-25,25-12,15-25,15-7||1-1|
|*||18||6:00 PM||@||University of Dubuque||W-21-25,17-25||2-1 1-0|
|*||24||6:00 PM||vs.||Wartburg College||L-15-25,25-22,11-15||2-2 1-1|
|26||7:00 PM||@||Saint Ambrose University||L-25-19,28-26,25-22||2-3|
|3||7:00 PM||vs.||Emmaus Bible College||W-25-10,25-9,25-13||3-3|
|7||7:00 PM||vs.||Saint Ambrose University||W-25-16,21-25,25-20,25-22||4-3|
|*||9||6:00 PM||vs.||Coe College||L-21-25,25-13,7-15||4-4 1-2|
|*||16||6:00 PM||vs.||Simpson College||L-18-25,20-25||4-5 1-3|
|*||23||6:00 PM||@||Buena Vista University||L-12-25,25-21,18-16||4-6 1-4|
|*||29||6:00 PM||vs.||Central College||W-25-17,23-25,15-11||5-6 2-4|
|Central College at||1|
|Buena Vista University||2|
|Simpson College at||2|
|Coe College at||2|
|Saint Ambrose University at||1|
|Emmaus Bible College at||0|
|Saint Ambrose University||3|
|Wartburg College at||2|
|University of Dubuque||0|
|Emmaus Bible College||0|