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13 - Janae Vander Ploeg
Janae Vander Ploeg
Height: 5-11
Year: So.-1L
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Cheyenne Mountain
Position: OH
m 28
k/s 3.58
h % .242
a/s 0.25
b/s 0.54
sa/s 0.23
d/s 2.53

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science...3.85 high school GPA...Academic All-State first team selection...Two-time Big Sky All-Academic selection...Two-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

Career Notes: Fifth in program history in kill average (3.36).

2013 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky First Team...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Named Tribe Invitational MVP and to Fiesta Bowl All-Tournament team...Started 28 matches and played in 103 of 110 sets...Led the team and ranked second in the Big Sky and 91st in the NCAA with 3.58 kills per set...Recorded double-digit kills in 21 matches...Had two matches with 20 or more kills and at least five kills in all 28 matches she played...Led the team and ranked second in the Big Sky and 79th in the NCAA with 4.17 points per set...Had a .242 hitting percentage...Hit .353 with career-high 27 kills, 14 digs and five blocks vs. Montana in Big Sky quarterfinal...Hit .200 or better in 18 matches, .300 or better in eight matches and .400 or better in three matches...Hit a career-high .450 with 10 kills vs. Weber State...Ranked second on the team in total digs with 261 and third in dig average with 2.53 per set...Totaled nine matches with double-digit digs with a career-high 18 digs vs. Montana...Had at least five digs in all 28 matches she played...Led the team with eight double-doubles...Ranked fifth on the team with 56 total blocks and was second with 18 solo blocks...Had a career-high tying five blocks three times...Recorded at least one block in 23 of 28 matches...Led the team with 24 service aces and 0.23 aces per set...Career-high four aces vs. Idaho...Totaled 26 assists.

2012 (Freshman): All-Big Sky Honorable Mention...Started all 31 matches and played in all 117 sets...Named to UNLV Invitational, Colorado Volleyball Classic, and Molten Classic All-Tournament teams...Led the team and ranked seventh in the Big Sky with 3.16 kills per set, led the team and ranked eighth in the Big Sky with 3.69 points per set...Recorded double-digit kills in 21 matches with a career-high 21 kills against Colorado and Sacramento State...Totaled four matches with 20 or more kills...Led all Big Sky freshmen in kills and points...Had at least four kills in every match...Hit .405 with 16 kills and nine digs in NAU’s Big Sky Championship quarterfinal win over Montana State...Ranked fourth on the team with 248 digs and 2.12 digs per set...Totaled nine matches with double-digit digs with a career-high 14 digs twice against Eastern Washington...Had six double-doubles...Had three or more digs in every match...Ranked fourth on the team with 70 total blocks and was second with 10 solo blocks...Had a career-high five blocks four times...Posted at least one block in 28 of 31 matches...Tied for second on the team with 22 service aces and 0.19 aces per set...Totaled 15 assists.

High School: Four-year starter and letterwinner, two-year team captain in volleyball at Cheyenne Mountain HS...Won the 2012 Fred Steinmark High School Athlete of the Year Award as the top multi-sport student-athlete in the state of Colorado...Led team to four consecutive state titles, the first titles in program history...Named state championship MVP in both her junior and senior seasons...Two-time PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American...Named the Denver Post 4A Player of the Year and earned two conference player of the year awards...Also received the Colorado Sportswoman of the Year 2012 Leadership Award...Team went 31-0 in 2011...All-time Cheyenne Mountain kills leader...Averaged 3.8 kills per set and 2.7 digs per set during senior season...Also played for Colorado Juniors volleyball club and was a two-time all star...Was also a four-year starter and letter winner for her high school basketball and soccer teams.

Personal: Janae Kathryn Vander Ploeg was born Jan. 10, 1994 in Colorado Springs, Colo....Daughter of Paul and Karol Vander Ploeg...Two older brothers, John and AJ...Father, Paul, played football at Iowa State...Hobbies include running and reading...Aspires to be a physical therapist or teacher...Chose NAU because the players and coaching staff were great.

Recent Games
Nov 9 at Portland State L, 3-1
Nov 14 Montana W, 3-1
Nov 16 Montana State W, 3-1
Nov 21 at North Dakota L, 3-0
Nov 23 at Northern Colorado L, 3-2
Nov 29 vs. Montana L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 18
Sets 103 70
Kills 369 255
Kills per set 3.58 3.64
Errors 105 72
Total Attacks 1092 746
Hitting Percentage .242 .245
Assists 26 16
Assists per set 0.25 0.23
Service Aces 24 16
Service Errors 11 5
Service Aces per set 0.23 0.23
Reception Errors 20 9
Digs 261 172
Digs per set 2.53 2.46
Block Solo 18 12
Block Assist 38 29
Block Total 56 41
Blocks per set 0.54 0.59
Block Errors 6 2
Ball Handling Errors 3 3
Points 430.0 297.5
Points per set 4.2 4.2
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 30 vs. Campbell W, 3-0 3 13 2 28 .393 3 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 13.0
Aug 31 vs. San Jose State W, 3-0 3 7 1 21 .286 1 0 1 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Aug 31 at William & Mary W, 3-0 3 14 0 40 .350 1 1 0 1 10 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Sep 6 San Diego State W, 3-0 3 10 1 28 .321 0 0 1 0 6 1 1 0 2 0 11.5
Sep 7 Idaho W, 3-0 3 10 5 29 .172 1 4 1 0 5 0 3 0 3 0 15.5
Sep 7 Cal State Northridge L, 3-1 4 8 7 39 .026 2 1 0 1 7 1 0 1 1 0 10.0
Sep 13 vs. Abilene Christian W, 3-0 3 13 4 35 .257 0 0 0 1 9 0 2 1 2 0 14.0
Sep 14 vs. Towson L, 3-0 3 7 4 28 .107 2 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 14 at New Mexico L, 3-0 3 5 6 30 -.033 0 0 0 1 8 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Sep 19 Idaho State W, 3-2 5 14 5 48 .188 2 2 0 2 14 2 1 0 3 0 18.5
Sep 21 Weber State W, 3-0 3 10 1 20 .450 2 1 0 1 6 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Sep 27 at Sacramento State L, 3-1 4 14 4 36 .278 4 0 1 1 9 0 4 0 4 0 16.0
Sep 30 Southern Utah W, 3-0 3 13 2 32 .344 0 1 0 0 7 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Oct 3 Portland State W, 3-0 3 9 4 33 .152 0 1 1 0 6 2 2 0 4 0 13.0
Oct 5 Eastern Washington W, 3-0 3 7 2 25 .200 1 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Oct 11 at Montana State L, 3-2 5 18 5 52 .250 1 1 1 0 13 1 4 0 5 1 22.0
Oct 12 at Montana W, 3-1 4 13 5 45 .178 0 1 0 1 8 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Oct 17 Northern Colorado L, 3-2 5 18 6 53 .226 1 0 0 0 5 3 2 1 5 0 22.0
Oct 19 North Dakota W, 3-0 3 10 2 30 .267 0 2 2 0 9 2 2 0 4 0 15.0
Oct 24 at Weber State W, 3-0 3 9 4 33 .152 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 26 at Idaho State W, 3-2 5 22 3 46 .413 1 2 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 24.5
Nov 2 Sacramento State W, 3-0 3 18 3 36 .417 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 21.0
Nov 4 at Southern Utah L, 3-2 5 15 6 55 .164 1 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Nov 7 at Eastern Washington W, 3-0 3 17 5 53 .226 0 1 0 1 9 0 2 1 2 0 19.0
Nov 9 at Portland State L, 3-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 Montana W, 3-1 4 17 5 45 .267 0 0 0 1 18 0 0 0 0 1 17.0
Nov 16 Montana State W, 3-1 4 16 3 44 .295 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Nov 21 at North Dakota L, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 at Northern Colorado L, 3-2 5 15 7 60 .133 2 1 0 1 11 1 0 0 1 1 17.0
Nov 29 vs. Montana L, 3-2 5 27 3 68 .353 0 2 1 2 14 4 1 2 5 0 33.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 28 103 369 3.58 105 1092 .242 26 0.25 24 0.23 261 2.53 18 38 56 0.54 430.0 4.2
Conference 18 70 255 3.64 72 746 .245 16 0.23 16 0.23 172 2.46 12 29 41 0.59 297.5 4.2
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 46 160 3.48 46 462 .247 9 0.20 15 0.33 107 2.33 12 18 30 0.65 196.0 4.3
Away 10 40 142 3.55 45 450 .216 11 0.28 7 0.18 101 2.52 2 17 19 0.48 159.5 4.0
Neutral 5 17 67 3.94 14 180 .294 6 0.35 2 0.12 53 3.12 4 3 7 0.41 74.5 4.4

Wins 19 64 242 3.78 57 671 .276 13 0.20 19 0.30 169 2.64 8 25 33 0.52 281.5 4.4
Losses 9 39 127 3.26 48 421 .188 13 0.33 5 0.13 92 2.36 10 13 23 0.59 148.5 3.8