Record: 15-17 Home: 3-5 Away: 5-3 Neutral: 7-9 IIAC: 4-3
Sophia Brown
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Sophia Brown - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Sophia joined the Duhawks to start the 2013 season alongside first year head coach Jenna Ness. She is a former Iowa Conference student-athlete at Luther College, graduating in May 2013 with a degree in Art Management (Printmaking).


In her time with the Norse, Brown was captain from  2011-2013, she was nominated for Luther College Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2013, made the 2012 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference Team, and was awarded 2013 Best Offensive Player by the Norse. She also attended the 2012 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Student Athlete Leadership Conference. In 2009, she was a member of the team that qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship.


Now, Brown works on campus with the Loras College Residence Life staff and is Ness’s assistant and JV coach. 

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