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Jenna Ness
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Jenna Ness - Head Coach - 1st Season


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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. 


2013 Volleyball Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Eliza SlankerJRDS5-6Plainfield, ILPlainfield East
2Colleen ThomasJRDS5-4Schaumburg, ILHoffman Estates
3Micaela MertensJRDS5-4Grinnell, IAGrinnell
4Brittany LijewskiFRDS5-4Milwaukee, WISt. Thomas More
5Christina AngeliSODS5-9Little Canada, MNHill Murray
6Kat ThuestadFRMB6-0Waterman, ILIndian Creek
7Therese SchultzFRMB/OH5-10New Lenox, ILLincoln Way West
8Christa WindersSODS5-1Mount Vernon, IAMount Vernon
9Danielle KennedyFRMB5-10Dyersville, IABeckman Catholic
10Liz JendraSOOH/RS5-9Tinley Park, ILAndrew
11Emily LensingJRMB6-1Ft. Atkinson, IASouth Winneshiek
12Tara BlakeFROH5-9Crystal Lake, ILMarian Central Catholic
13Erin DonohueFROH5-6New Brighton, MNIrondale
13Jenna EricksonFRS5-5Springfield, ILSacred Heart-Griffin
14Brittni ReidSOS5-6Lisbon, IALisbon
15Shawn RiellyJRS5-6Oskaloosa, IAOskaloosa
16Annamarie ZackFROH/RS6-0North Branch, MNNorth Branch
17Harris HunterSORS5-10West Des Moines, IADowling Catholic
18Megan BeauchampFRRS5-11Muscatine, IAMuscatine
19Courtney CutlipFROH/RS5-7Geneseo, ILGeneseo
20Kelsey WienekeSOOH5-9Marion, IAMarion
21Kara GrantJROH5-9Peosta, IAWestern Dubuque
22Nikki PleggenkuhleSOOH/DS5-6Sumner, IANorth Fayette
23Emily SchroederFRDS5-5Flossmoor, ILHomewood-Flossmoor
24Courtney BoydJRS/DS5-6Troy, MOTroy Buchanan
25Caitlin KonopekFRDS5-6Shorewood, ILJoliet Catholic
26Kelly DoranFRMB5-9Wheaton, ILWheaton North
27Sofia LyskanowksiFROH5-9Evanston, ILResurrection College Prep
28Miriam McKeeFROH/MB5-10Naperville, ILSt. Francis
29Kayla BarnesSORS5-9Lanark, ILEastland
30Ashley ProstFRS5-7Sugar Grove, ILKaneland
Jenna Ness - Head Coach - 1st season
Sophia Brown - Assistant Coach - 1st season