Record: 17-18 Home: 7-3 Away: 6-5 Neutral: 4-10 IIAC: 5-2
Jenna Ness
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Jenna Ness - Head Coach

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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. 


2012 Volleyball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Eliza SlankerSODS/OH5-6Plainfield, ILPlainfield East
2Colleen ThomasSODS5-4Schaumburg, ILHoffman Estates
3Micaela MertensSODS5-4Grinnell, IAGrinnell
4Regan RileySROH5-9Brookfield, ILRiverside Brookfield
5Christina AngeliFRDS/L5-9Little Canada, MNHill Murray
7Anna WernimontJRDS/OH5-5Atlantic, IAAtlantic
8Christa WindersFRDS/L5-1Mount Vernon, IAMount Vernon
9Cassie CrabillSRMB5-10Dubuque, IAHempstead
10Liz JendraFROH5-9Tinley Park, ILAndrew
11Emily LensingSOMB6-1Ft. Atkinson, IASouth Winneshiek
12Jillian WulfJRMB6-0Davenport, IADavenport Central
13Nina MackJRS5-9Algonquin, ILCary Grove
14Brittni ReidFRS5-6Lisbon, IALisbon
15Shawn RiellySOS5-6Oskaloosa, IAOskalopsa
17Harris HunterFRRS5-10Des Moines, IADowling Catholic
18Kelsey WienekeFROH5-9Marion, IAMarion
20Jessica YuskaSOMB5-11Hudson, IAHudson
21Kara GrantSOOH5-9Peosta, IAWestern Dubuque
22Nikki PleggenkuhleFROH5-6Sumner, IANorth Fayette
23Kirsten SchultzJRMB5-9Prior Lake, MNPrior Lake
24Courtney BoydSOS/DS5-6Troy, MOTroy Buchanan
26Kenzie GoedkenSROH5-9Lamont, IAHempstead
Jenna Ness - Head Coach
Ashley (Rogers) Winter - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Jeff Bair - Assistant Coach - 7th season
Jackie Russ - Manager - 1st season
Kayle O'Boyle - Manager