Women's Volleyball
Volleyball Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Aug. 21, 2014

Courtney Abrahamovich

2011 - 2014

Career Highlights: The Illini's serving specialist in 2014, she tallied 20 service aces and 50 digs during her senior season.

What are you doing now? I am finishing up my elementary education degree this year, and will be on campus in the fall and full-time student teaching in the suburbs in the spring.


Johannah Bangert

2007 - 2010

Career Highlights: Illinois' all-time blocking leader (653), she holds the Big Ten record for career block assists (613). She led the nation in blocks in 2008 and 2009, earning AVCA All-America Honorable Mention in 2009. A standout in the classroom, Bangert was named First-Team Academic All-America in 2010, along with three Academic All-District awards.

What are you doing now? Bangert returned to her alma mater in January 2013 as the Illini's Director of Operations.


Amelia Brummund

2006

Career Highlights: On the roster as an outside hitter for the 2006 season.

What are you doing now? I'm living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with my husband, two kids, Rolf (2) and Ruby (10 months), and dog. I stay at home with the kids and work part-time for an NYC information security company.


Hannah Deterding

2010 - 2011

Career Highlights: A setter for the Illini in 2010-11, she saw action against Iowa on her senior night.

What are you doing now? I am currently working as an outreach counselor in Bloomington, Illinois. My job includes coaching, encouraging and providing therapy for children and their families.


Rachel Feldman

2008 - 2011

Career Highlights: Tallied 604 digs in 90 matches, including 313 as a senior. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, she also added 33 career service aces.

What are you doing now? I am currently working at the Pavilion in Champaign as a Residential Case Manager. I manage the cases for 12 girls suffering from severe mental illness. When I am not at work, you can either find me spending time with my family or breaking a sweat at CrossFit Champaign-Urbana!


Disa (Johnson) Garner

1984 - 1987

Career Highlights: Held the Illinois career record for assists for 12 seasons, now ranking second all-time with 5,550, while posting the third-most service aces (154) of any Illini. A three-time All-Big Ten selection, she was named AVCA All-Region in 1987 and to the NCAA All-Regional Team where she helped lead the Illini to their first-ever appearance in the Final Four. She concluded her career by being Illinois' female recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1987-88.

What are you doing now? Recently my family relocated back to Mahomet, Illinois, from Lexington, South Carolina. My husband, Ron, is the Illini Head Women's Track and Field Coach. We have two daughters, Kayin (12) and Tori (9). Both girls love volleyball, softball, track and horseback riding. I coached collegiate volleyball for 22 years, 16 as the head coach. I got out of college coaching to support my husband's track and field coaching career as well as to be a full time mom. I stay involved with volleyball by coaching my daughter's club team, coaching many summer VB camps, and I direct the Illini Women's Track and Field camps. We have enjoyed being back in the CU area as well as being a part of the Fighting Illini family again.


Hillary Haen

2007 - 2010

Career Highlights: Rated the No. 3 setter nationally in her recruiting class, Haen quarterbacked an Illini offense that went to three-straight NCAA Regionals. Ranking fourth all-time with 3,956 career assists, Haen tallied 910 digs and 162 blocks in four seasons. She ranked in the top 20 in the nation in assists in both 2009 and 2010, earning All-American Honorable Mention in 2009 then Third-Team honors in 2010.

What are you doing now? Haen returned to her alma mater in January as an assistant coach for the Fighting Illini.


Mary Coleman Hambly

1995 - 1998

Career Highlights: Ranks third all-time at Illinois with 1,707 career kills and fourth in digs (1,394), while sitting just outside the top 10 with 112 career aces.

What are you doing now? A former Illini assistant coach, she works with camps and alumni relations. She married Head Coach Kevin Hambly and they have two daughters, Quinn and Maura.


Megan (Stettin) Isenberg

1992 - 1995

Career Highlights: Ranks eighth all-time in career solo blocks (68), totaling 348 stuffs for her career, to go along with 595 kills, 240 digs and 48 service aces.

What are you doing now? I am a working mom with two kids, Morgan (11) and Michael (10), and wife of 15 years to former Illini offensive guard Matt Isenberg. We live in Riverside, Illinois, and I work for Cambridge Business Publishers in Westmont. I still play recreational volleyball and enjoy it so much. Morgan has been playing volleyball for a couple of years, while Michael is playing soccer. I love coming back to U of I each year, I have a lot of special memories from this place.


Kelly (Scherr) McClure

1993 - 1996

Career Highlights: A First-Team All-Big Ten selection in 1996, she totaled 756 kills, 803 digs, 257 blocks and 70 service aces in 119 career matches as an outside hitter-turned-middle blocker.

What are you doing now? I live in Champaign with my husband, Brian McClure, and my three great kids! I am currently staying at home and organizing the chaos, while also involved in various community organizations and ministries.


Laura (Haselhorst) Mueller

1995 - 1998

Career Highlights: Recorded 269 kills and 117 blocks in 93 matches at both middle blocker and outside hitter. A star in the classroom, she earned three consecutive Academic All-Big Ten honors.

What are you doing now? Previously a social worker/therapist, now a stay-at-home mom to four kids and one bloodhound. My husband, Craig, and I have two boys and two girls, ages nine, seven, four and two. We moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville in 2007, after living in Northern California from 2002-2007.


Scott Randall

1994 - 1998

Career Highlights: Team manager from 1994-98

What are you doing now? I just moved back to Champaign after stints in California, Utah and Minnesota. I am currently working at the University of Illinois as a program coordinator for the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning.


Kristine Anderson Rousseau

2006 - 2008

Career Highlights: Despite injuries, she tallied 159 digs in 24 career matches as a defensive specialist.

What are you doing now? I teach fourth grade and just had my first child in July.


Rena Zenarosa

1992 - 1994

Career Highlights: Totaled 197 digs and 32 aces over 57 career matches, earning Academic All-Big Ten in 1993.

What are you doing now? I live in Indianapolis and work as an Emergency Medicine physician. I serve as the medical director of two of our sites and as an assistant to the third. I am married to Lannie Cation and have four stepkids. The oldest is a student at U of I and is an active member of Flags. She is carrying on the Illini tradition!

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