Class of 2012-13 grows to five with three new signees

By on Mar. 21, 2012 in Volleyball

Class of 2012-13 grows to five with three new signees

The Concordia University (Neb.) volleyball program inked three more for the 2012-13 season as Katelyn Peterson, Kayla Sombke and Elizabeth Zagel have officially signed letters of intent to play for the Bulldogs next season.   Peterson, Sombke and Zagel join Tiffany Patrick and Naomi Pfeil as the class of 2012-13. 

Peterson is a 5’8’’ middle/outside hitter from Ord, Neb.  She earned a combined 10 letters in volleyball (four), basketball (four) and track (two) at Ord High School.  As a Chanticleer, Peterson guided her squad to a combined 49-15 record over the past two seasons.  As a senior, Peterson led Ord to the Class C2 State Championship Final and a 27-7 record.  She concluded her senior season by earning All-State Honorable Mention and was an all-conference selection.  In addition, Peterson was a two-time Academic All-Star selection. 

“While playing middle for her high school, Katie is a dynamic athlete who has the capability of playing multiple positions in the front row,” said Concordia head coach Rachel Miller. 

A 5’3’’ defensive specialist/libero from Indianapolis, Ind., Sombke joins Concordia after playing two seasons at Lutheran High School of Indianapolis.  Sombke was the co-captain for the Saints last season after helping the team to a second place finish in the Indiana State Championship as a junior.  She was recognized by her team as the top passer and serve/receive specialist following the 2011 season.  A two-time National Honor Society recipient, Sombke intends to pursue a degree in Early Childhood at Concordia. 

“Kayla’s love of the sport, hard work and dedication will help her grow tremendously as a student-athlete, and we’re anxious to start working with her,” noted Miller.

Zagel is a 5’8’’ setter and right side hitter from Brighton, Colo.  A three-year letter winner for Brighton High School, Zagel received Eastern Metro Athletic Conference Honorable Mention following the 2011 season.  The Bulldogs team captain, Zagel led Brighton HS to a 14-8 record last season.  She led the team with 193 assists and also posted 67 kills.

“Libby has a strong fundamental base and, with hard work, she has the capability to excel at Concordia,” said Miller.  “This is a great environment for Libby to grow physically, academically and spiritually!”

“We are excited that Katie, Kayla and Libby have decided to continue their education and volleyball careers at Concordia University, Nebraska,” concluded Miller.