Women's Volleyball


Annie Stoessel
Annie Stoessel
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Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sumner, Iowa

High School:
Sumner

Position:
Outside Hitter

Birthdate:
12/31/1977

Illinois
1998: Received a medical redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery just prior to the season ? Served as guest color commentator on game broadcasts while undergoing rehabilitation.

1997: Adjusted well to the right-side hitter role and played in all 30 matches ? Recorded a career-high 10 kills at Michigan State, Sept. 28 ? Had a career-high 13 digs at Indiana, Oct. 4 ? Hit .556 (6-1-9) vs. Michigan State, Nov. 14 ? Earned her second Varsity "I" letter award.

1996: Entered Illinois as a middle blocker, but was switched to outside hitter during the season ? While trying to learn a new position, she played in 22 of 28 matches during the season in a reserve role ? Had five digs versus Minnesota, Nov. 1 ? Recorded her only two kills of the season vs. Northwestern, Nov. 16.

High School
Earned 12 varsity letters, four each in volleyball, basketball and track ? Sumner reached the state semifinals her sophomore and senior years and was state runner-up her junior year ? Was the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year in 1995 ? On Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" team ? Was a three-year all-state pick ? Started for four years and was team captain the last two years ? Also started and was a captain for the Sumner basketball team ? Placed at the state meet in the discus ? USVBA club team tied for ninth place at 1994 Junior Nationals.

Personal
Parents are Mike and Robin Stoessel ? Was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Senate and was involved in the school choir, band and D.A.R.E programs ? Lists Kara Galer and Dutch setter Jettie Folkens as her favorite volleyball players and credits her first coach, John Verly, for influencing her career ? Grew up an Iowa Hawkeye fan ? Nicknamed "Jettie" ? Father played baseball at Wayne State in Nebraska ? Majoring in sports management.

Stoessel?s Top Performances

Kills: 10 vs. Michigan State             (9/28/97)
Errors: 6 vs. Michigan State             (9/28/97)
Attempts: 23 vs. Michigan State          (9/28/97)
Att. %: .556 (6-1-9) vs. Michigan  State (11/14/97)
Assists: 4 vs. Illinois State            (9/3/97)
Aces: 4 on two occasions
Service Errors: 5 vs. Michigan           (11/7/97)
Digs: 13 vs. Indiana                     (10/4/97)
Solo Blocks: 1 on three occasions
Block Assists: 6 vs. Minnesota           (10/24/97)
Total Blocks: 6 vs. Minnesota            (10/24/97)
Overall Statistics
Year   MP  GP   K   E   TA   Pct.  A   SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE
1996   22  34   2   5   16   .188  4   0   0   3   14   0   1   0
1997   30  102  94  41  261  .203  40  22  42  24  178  3   31  2
Totals 52  136  96  46  277  .181  44  22  42  27  192  3   32  2
Big Ten Statistics
Year   MP  GP   K   E   TA   Pct.  A   SA  SE  RE  DIG  BS  BA  BE
1996   16  24   2   4   14   .143  4   0   0   3   12   0   1   0
1997   20  70   56  30  166  .157  22  12  33  19  124  2   19  2
Totals 36  94   56  34  180  .122  26  12  33  22  126  2   20  2
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