Maggie Vondrak led the Mustangs’ attack during the 2103 season.
Morningside College’s volleyball team posted a 12-17 record and finished ninth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 4-12 league record during the 2013 campaign. Morningside has a 174-77 record for a .693 winning percentage over the last seven seasons and has made four NAIA National Tournament appearances over the last six years.
Vondrak Leads Attack
Maggie Vondrak, a 6-0 senior outside hitter from Sioux City, led the Mustangs attack with 374 kills for an average of 3.67 kills per game. Her average of 3.67 kills per game was the 10th highest single-season average in Morningside history. Vondrak also led the Mustangs’ non-liberos with 370 digs for a norm of 3.63 per game for the ninth highest single-season average in the Mustangs’ record book. Vondrak led Morningside with 24 double figure kill performances and 19 kill/dig double-doubles. She had the Mustangs’ top individual kill performance with 23 in a 3-2 loss against nationally ranked Midland University on Oct. 26.
Vondrak, a three-year starter, finished her career with 1,115 kills and 964 digs for averages of 3.05 kills and 2.63 digs per game. She ranks 11th in Morningside history with her 1,115 kills and average of 3.05 kills per game. Vondrak is 13th in the Mustangs’ record book with a career average of 2.63 digs per game and 14th with her 964 career digs.
Chvatal Leads Team In Digs And Ace Serves
Grace Chvatal, a 5-6 sophomore libero from Wahoo, Neb., led the Mustangs with 503 digs for an average of 4.93 per game. Her average of 4.93 digs per game was the fourth highest in Morningside history by a libero, while her 503 digs ranked seventh. Chvatal had 27 double figure dig performance in the Mustangs’ 29 matches, including a season’s high 38 in the Mustangs’ Oct. 26 match against Midland for the team’s highest total of the season.
Aside from leading the Mustangs in digs, Chvatal also topped the team with 34 ace serves for an average of 0.33 per game. She also led the Mustangs in serve reception percentage with 732 completions in 751 attempts for 97.5 percent.
Chvatal has 678 digs over the past two seasons for the fourth highest career total by a libero in Morningside history.
Hannah Roberg, a 5-6 sophomore setter from Grand Island, Neb., led the Mustangs with 505 assists and an average of 4.95 assists per game while sharing setting duties with TyAnn Buddenhagen, a 5-9 sophomore setter from Huron, S.D., in the Mustangs’ 6-2 offense. Buddenhagen dealt 488 assists for an average of 4.78 per game.
Aside from leading the Mustangs in assists, Roberg also topped the Mustangs in serving accuracy with 371 completions in 397 attempts for 93.5 percent.
Kecia Verburg, a 5-10 junior middle blocker from Orange City, Iowa, was the Mustangs’ top defensive presence at the net with a team-high nine solo blocks and 75 block assists for an average of 0.84 blocks per game. Verburg contributed an average of 2.03 kills per game to the Mustangs’ attack and led the team with a .227 hitting percentage.