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13 - Janae Vander Ploeg
Janae Vander Ploeg
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.-2L
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High School: Cheyenne Mountain
Position: OH
m 20
k/s 3.10
h % .221
a/s 0.35
b/s 0.53
sa/s 0.32
d/s 3.44

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science...Two-time Big Sky All-Academic selection and 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 letterwinner for her high school basketball and soccer teams...3.85 high school GPA...Academic All-State first team selection.

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
Oct 4 at Southern Utah W, 3-1
Oct 9 Montana W, 3-0
Oct 11 Montana State W, 3-0
Oct 16 at Weber State W, 3-0
Oct 18 at Idaho State L, 3-1
Oct 23 at North Dakota W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 20 9
Sets 68 30
Kills 211 94
Kills per set 3.10 3.13
Errors 54 21
Total Attacks 712 310
Hitting Percentage .221 .235
Assists 24 15
Assists per set 0.35 0.50
Service Aces 22 5
Service Errors 19 6
Service Aces per set 0.32 0.17
Reception Errors 12 3
Digs 234 86
Digs per set 3.44 2.87
Block Solo 14 10
Block Assist 22 13
Block Total 36 23
Blocks per set 0.53 0.77
Block Errors 1 1
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 258.0 115.5
Points per set 3.8 3.8
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 29 at Houston Baptist W, 3-1 4 12 3 50 .180 2 3 1 1 20 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Aug 30 vs. Chattanooga W, 3-0 3 9 3 35 .171 0 1 2 0 11 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Aug 30 vs. Tulsa W, 3-1 4 15 0 43 .349 0 3 0 0 15 0 2 0 2 0 19.0
Sep 5 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W, 3-1 4 10 6 38 .105 0 2 1 3 25 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 5 vs. Lamar W, 3-1 4 19 1 41 .439 1 0 3 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Sep 6 at Texas-Pan American W, 3-0 3 6 3 27 .111 3 0 1 1 8 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Sep 12 Grand Canyon W, 3-0 3 7 5 30 .067 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 12 UC Riverside W, 3-1 4 17 7 45 .222 1 1 1 0 15 2 0 0 2 0 20.0
Sep 13 Albany (N.Y.) W, 3-0 3 10 0 34 .294 1 1 1 0 12 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Sep 19 at Hawaii L, 3-0 3 6 3 23 .130 0 2 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Sep 20 at Hawaii L, 3-0 3 6 2 36 .111 0 1 2 1 11 1 0 0 1 0 8.0
Sep 25 Portland State W, 3-1 4 20 4 59 .271 4 1 2 0 14 2 1 0 3 0 23.5
Sep 27 Sacramento State W, 3-0 3 6 2 18 .222 1 1 1 0 11 1 2 0 3 0 9.0
Oct 2 at Idaho L, 3-0 3 9 0 43 .209 1 1 1 0 6 2 1 1 3 0 12.5
Oct 4 at Southern Utah W, 3-1 4 10 2 34 .235 0 0 0 1 14 3 0 0 3 0 13.0
Oct 9 Montana W, 3-0 3 11 3 29 .276 1 0 0 1 11 1 3 0 4 0 13.5
Oct 11 Montana State W, 3-0 3 5 1 19 .211 3 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 2 0 6.5
Oct 16 at Weber State W, 3-0 3 8 1 29 .241 1 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 18 at Idaho State L, 3-1 4 8 5 46 .065 3 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Oct 23 at North Dakota W, 3-0 3 17 3 33 .424 1 2 0 0 6 0 3 0 3 0 20.5
Oct 25 at Northern Colorado   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 30 Idaho State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 Weber State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 6 Eastern Washington   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Southern Utah   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 13 at Sacramento State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 at Portland State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 20 vs. TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 vs. TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 vs. TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 20 68 211 3.10 54 712 .221 24 0.35 22 0.32 234 3.44 14 22 36 0.53 258.0 3.8
Conference 9 30 94 3.13 21 310 .235 15 0.50 5 0.17 86 2.87 10 13 23 0.77 115.5 3.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 7 23 76 3.30 22 234 .231 12 0.52 7 0.30 74 3.22 8 8 16 0.70 95.0 4.1
Away 9 30 82 2.73 22 321 .187 11 0.37 9 0.30 94 3.13 6 8 14 0.47 101.0 3.4
Neutral 4 15 53 3.53 10 157 .274 1 0.07 6 0.40 66 4.40 0 6 6 0.40 62.0 4.1

Wins 16 55 182 3.31 44 564 .245 20 0.36 18 0.33 198 3.60 11 19 30 0.55 220.5 4.0
Losses 4 13 29 2.23 10 148 .128 4 0.31 4 0.31 36 2.77 3 3 6 0.46 37.5 2.9

August 3 11 36 3.27 6 128 .234 2 0.18 7 0.64 46 4.18 0 6 6 0.55 46.0 4.2
September 10 34 107 3.15 33 351 .211 12 0.35 12 0.35 127 3.74 7 6 13 0.38 129.0 3.8
October 7 23 68 2.96 15 233 .227 10 0.43 3 0.13 61 2.65 7 10 17 0.74 83.0 3.6