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#9 - Rachel Bruinsma
2013-14 Volleyball
New Era, Mich.
Western Michigan Christian
Rachel Bruinsma

2013: Appeared in 66 sets over 24 matches during her freshman campaign ... averaged 1.82 digs/set and totaled 41 kills ... debuted Aug. 30 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff with a season-best 10 kills on 2.73 hitting while also tallying five digs and two blocks ... registered season-high three service aces Aug. 31 against Alabama State ... recorded 10 digs and seven kills in sweep of Rhode Island Sept. 7 ... posted six kills and six digs in win at IUPUI Oct. 15 ... tallied season-best 14 digs in league win Oct. 18 against Oakland ... also registered season-high three blocks against the Grizzlies, a mark she matched Oct. 28 at Chicago State ... chipped in 11 digs at Green Bay Nov. 2.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Warriors ... a Second Team All-State honoree as a senior after earning Third Team accolades as a junior ... twice earned All-Area and All-Conference recognition ... received Academic All-State honors in 2012 as well ... played club volleyball for Inside Out ... also earned four letters in basketball, two in track and field, one in soccer and one in tennis ... two-time Honorable Mention All-State on the hardwood ... also earned All-Area and All-Conference honors three times ... regional champion in the high jump.

Personal: Rachel is the daughter of Henry and Margaret Bruinsma ... majors are biology and chemistry ... born January 3, 1995.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler