#29 Kelsey Dinkel | Outside Hitter
Hometown: Norfolk, Neb.
Previous School: Lutheran Northeast
Major: Business Administration; minor in Marketing
Dinkel played in 24 of 31 matches and saw action in a total of 69 sets ... amassed 100 kills, 30 digs and 22 total blocks ... swatted a season high 11 kills in the win over Ottawa on 8-31-13 ... blocked a season best five attacks in the victory over Dakota Wesleyan on 9-20-13 ... had nine kills vs. then No. 5 Oklahoma Baptist on 9-6-13.
Dinkel saw action in 27 matches and 91 sets as a freshman...finished fourth on the team with 175 kills on 609 attack attempts...tallied 70 digs, 17 total blocks and three service aces...put down a season high 12 kills vs. Morningside on 9-29-12...registered 10 or more kills in five separate matches...notched a season high 10 digs vs. York on 10-2-12.
Kelsey played for the Lutheran High Northeast Eagles for four years ... She was coached by Kathy Gebhardt ... She earned four varsity lettes and started for two years on the varsity team ... She was team captain for one year ... Her junior year she earned honorable mention honors ... Senior year she was named All-State honorable mention and selected to play in the Northeast All-Star Game ... Her team made it to the state tournament all four years ... They were state champions her junior and senior years ... During all four years her team only lost ten games ... Kelsey participated in basketball, soccer and track outside of volleyball ... She earned varsity letters in each of these ... She was also on the honor roll.
Born on August 17 in Norfolk, Nebraska ... Daughter of John and Cindy Dinkel ... Has two older siblings along with a twin sister ... Her twin sister, Kendra, is also on the Concordia volleyball team ... Her sister Rene also went to Concordia and ran track.