MT. VERNON, IA – Wynne Vandersall will continue her volleyball career as an Emmaus Eagle.
Vandersall, a 5'8 outside hitter, played for one of Iowa's top prep programs at Mt. Vernon High, where she pounded 915 career kills. 310 of those kills came during her senior season, in which she also had a .323 hitting percentage. Wynne also posted 31 aces last season while serving with 97.6 percent accuracy. During her time as a four year letter winner at Mount Vernon, the Lady Mustangs achieved four class 3A IGHSAU State Tournament berths, including one semi-final appearance. Wynne was an IGHSAU 2nd Team All-State member in 2016, was Academic All-State, and was voted 2nd Team All-Conference in the WaMaC Conference. She also excelled in USA Volleyball as a member of the Eastern Iowa Xtreme volleyball club.
Vandersall was involved in FCA at Mt. Vernon, and was a member of the tennis team - where she was a two time state qualifier.
"Wynne is a great leaper and very hard hitter with a high volleyball IQ," commented Coach Pitman. "She is a fierce competitor that plays with joy and passion, and she has gained valuable experience by playing in pressure situations against some of Iowa's best. Wynne has a great perspective on the role of volleyball in her life, and I expect her to be a blessing to her teammates during her time at Emmaus."
"I wanted to study the Bible and God led me to Emmaus," said Vandersall. "I chose to attend after I visited because of the amazingly kind people and professors. I felt loved by people I had only just met, and that made me want to be a part of everything wonderful that must happen at Emmaus!"
"With volleyball, I am looking forward to being on a team that represents Christ on the court and is a witness to other teams," Wynne continued. "I am so excited to meet new girls and improve my volleyball skills with them. I also feel lucky to get to play for such a knowledgeable and friendly coach."
Wynne plans to enter the Intercultural Studies program at Emmaus. She is the daughter of Scott and Johanna Vandersall.