Pella Christian senior volleyball standout Courtney Kroeze will continue playing volleyball at the collegiate level as she has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College in Orange City next fall.
Kroeze, a left-side hitter lettered three years for Coach John Evenhouse at Pella Christian. Kroeze, who was injured for a portion of this past season, was a second team all-conference selection and was named to the AAU all-tournament team this past season as she averaged 2.1 kills and 1.5 digs, she also recorded 32 ace serves and was part of a Pella Christian team that qualified for the state tournament for the third consecutive season . [simage=1549,200,y,right]
Northwestern Head Coach Kyle Van Den Bosch says they’re really excited to welcome Kroeze to the Red Raider family and says she will be a great fit with her ability to play both front and back row. The Red Raiders are an NAIA school and compete in the very tough Great Plains Athletic Conference. They have qualified for the NAIA National Tournament Elite Eight for the past three seasons and finished an impressive 36-3 with another conference championship last season. Kroeze says she plans to major in elementary education at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Jerry and Connie.