WAYNE – More information about the four recruits who recently signed their national letter of intent with the Wayne State College volleyball program was posted late last week.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics Department, the list includes Jazlin De Haan from Orange City, Iowa, Gabrielle Gergen of Janesville, Iowa, Kalli Kroeker of Roca, Nebraska and Taylor Wilshire from Sioux City, Iowa.
Jazlin De Haan, a 6’0” outside hitter from MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Iowa, is a four-year starter in volleyball and basketball for the Dutchmen. This season, De Haan recorded a team-high 376 kills (4.6 per set) to go with 312 digs and 30 service aces leading her team to a 24-5 record and #6 ranking in Iowa Class 3A. Last season as a junior, she was Third Team All-State and was a Second Team All-State selection as a sophomore. De Haan received First Team All-Siouxland Conference and All-District honors as a sophomore and junior and ended her career with 1,421 kills and 1,063 digs. On the basketball court, De Haan was an All-Siouxland Conference First Team selection as a sophomore and junior.
Gabrielle Gergen is a 5’8” setter from Janesville High School in Iowa. In volleyball, Gergen was a three-year starter and four-year letter winner. This season, Gergen had 817 set assists with 198 digs and a team-high 37 service aces leading her team to a 28-5 record, a #1 regular season ranking and the Iowa Class 1A state tournament. She was voted Iowa North Star Conference Player of the Year to go with First Team All-State, All-District and All-Conference honors. Gergen collected First Team All-State accolades as a junior and was Second Team All-State as a sophomore, closing her career with 2,483 set assists, 642 digs and 169 service aces. She is also a two-year starter and three-year letter winner in basketball and was Second Team All-Conference as a junior.
Kalli Kroeker is a 6’0” middle blocker from Norris High School where she was a four-year starter and four-year letter winner in volleyball and a three-year starter in basketball. This season, Kroeker recorded 266 kills while posting a .360 hitting percentage along with 240 digs and 39 service aces, helping her team to a 29-5 record and Class B runner-up finish. She was named to the Class B All-State tournament team and All-Eastern Midland Conference First-Team this season. Last year as a junior, Kroeker was Class B Second Team All-State. On the basketball court, Kroeker was Class B All-State honorable mention and Second Team All-Conference as a junior.
Taylor Wilshire is a 5’6” libero/defensive specialist from Dakota Valley High School in South Dakota. She is four year starter in volleyball and a two year starter in softball. This season Wilshire is averaging 5.8 digs per set while leading her team to a 15-5 record and a berth in next weekend’s Class A State Volleyball Tournament. Wilshire has helped Dakota Valley to #1 rankings in South Dakota Class A the last two seasons and a state runner-up finish as a junior. She was All-Region and All-Dakota 12 Conference First Team as a junior and a Second Team All-Conference selection as a sophomore.
The Wayne State College volleyball team finished the 2019 season at 24-7 overall and fifth place in the NSIC with a 14-6 league mark. The Wildcats were ranked 13th in the final regular season AVCA Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll. Wayne State’s 2020 fall season was cancelled due to COVID-19.