|Hometown:||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|High School:||Cheyenne Mountain|
Academic Notes: Majoring in elementary education...Three-time Big Sky All-Academic selection and Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
Career Notes: 10th in program history in kills (1,063)...Sixth in program history in kill average (3.30)...Fifth in program history in attacks (3,316).
2014 (Junior): All-Big Sky First Team...Started all 29 matches and played in all 102 sets...Named Big Sky Player of the Week on Nov. 10...Named to Marriott Houston Westchase Invitational All-Tournament team...Ranked second on the team and sixth in the Big Sky with 3.18 kills per set...Recorded double-digit kills in 18 matches...Had at least five kills in all 29 matches...Season-high 20 kills vs. Portland State...Became the 12th player in school history to reach 1,000 career kills on Nov. 6 vs. Eastern Washington...Ranked second on the team and fifth in the Big Sky with 3.85 points per set...Had a .217 hitting percentage...Hit .200 or better in 18 matches, .300 or better in four matches and .400 or better in three matches...Hit season-high .439 with 19 kills vs. Lamar...Ranked second on the team with 359 digs and 3.52 digs per set...Totaled 21 matches with double-digit digs, including two matches with at least 20 digs...Career-high 25 digs vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi...Had at least five digs in 28 of 29 matches...Tied for second in the Big Sky with team-best 15 double-doubles...Ranked sixth on the team with 57 total blocks and was second with 20 solo blocks...Career-high six blocks in Big Sky semifinal at Idaho State...Recorded at least one block in 23 of 29 matches...Ranked second on the team with 30 service aces...Ranked seventh in the Big Sky with 0.29 aces per set...Season-high three aces in four matches...Totaled 33 assists.
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.
|Nov 6||Eastern Washington||W, 3-1|
|Nov 8||Southern Utah||W, 3-0|
|Nov 13||at Sacramento State||L, 3-1|
|Nov 15||at Portland State||W, 3-0|
|Nov 20||vs. Idaho||W, 3-0|
|Nov 21||at Idaho State||L, 3-2|
|Kills per set||3.18||3.23|
|Assists per set||0.32||0.39|
|Service Aces per set||0.29||0.20|
|Digs per set||3.52||3.32|
|Blocks per set||0.56||0.59|
|Ball Handling Errors||0||0|
|Points per set||3.8||3.8|
|Aug 29||at Houston Baptist||W, 3-1||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||1||3||9||3||35||.171||0||1||2||0||11||0||3||0||3||0||11.5|
|Aug 30||vs. Tulsa||W, 3-1||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||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||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||1||3||6||3||27||.111||3||0||1||1||8||0||1||0||1||0||6.5|
|Sep 12||Grand Canyon||W, 3-0||1||3||7||5||30||.067||1||3||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0||10.0|
|Sep 12||UC Riverside||W, 3-1||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||1||3||10||0||34||.294||1||1||1||0||12||1||1||0||2||0||12.5|
|Sep 19||at Hawaii||L, 3-0||1||3||6||3||23||.130||0||2||1||1||12||0||0||0||0||0||8.0|
|Sep 20||at Hawaii||L, 3-0||1||3||6||2||36||.111||0||1||2||1||11||1||0||0||1||0||8.0|
|Sep 25||Portland State||W, 3-1||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||1||3||6||2||18||.222||1||1||1||0||11||1||2||0||3||0||9.0|
|Oct 2||at Idaho||L, 3-0||1||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||1||4||10||2||34||.235||0||0||0||1||14||3||0||0||3||0||13.0|
|Oct 9||Montana||W, 3-0||1||3||11||3||29||.276||1||0||0||1||11||1||3||0||4||0||13.5|
|Oct 11||Montana State||W, 3-0||1||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||1||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||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||1||3||17||3||33||.424||1||2||0||0||6||0||3||0||3||0||20.5|
|Oct 25||at Northern Colorado||L, 3-1||1||4||10||7||45||.067||3||0||1||0||16||2||1||0||3||0||12.5|
|Oct 30||Idaho State||L, 3-2||1||5||17||3||51||.275||0||3||1||0||19||0||2||0||2||0||21.0|
|Nov 1||Weber State||W, 3-0||1||3||10||3||26||.269||0||0||0||0||7||0||1||1||1||0||10.5|
|Nov 6||Eastern Washington||W, 3-1||1||4||13||5||40||.200||1||0||2||0||13||1||1||0||2||0||14.5|
|Nov 8||Southern Utah||W, 3-0||1||3||14||0||34||.412||3||1||0||0||13||0||0||0||0||0||15.0|
|Nov 13||at Sacramento State||L, 3-1||1||4||12||4||58||.138||0||2||1||0||17||1||1||1||2||0||15.5|
|Nov 15||at Portland State||W, 3-0||1||3||11||2||35||.257||0||0||1||0||15||0||0||1||0||0||11.0|
|Nov 20||vs. Idaho||W, 3-0||1||3||8||4||29||.138||1||0||1||0||17||0||5||0||5||0||10.5|
|Nov 21||at Idaho State||L, 3-2||1||5||18||5||64||.203||1||2||1||0||8||2||4||0||6||0||24.0|