11 Katie Rietberg
11 - Katie Rietberg
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
High School: West Ottawa
Position: OH
Major: Elementary Special Education- Learning Disabilities
m 31
k/s 3.01
h % .208
a/s 0.09
b/s 0.31
sa/s 0.20
d/s 0.91

Why did you choose to attend Hope College? The reason that I chose Hope College, and something that, I think, really sets Hope apart is its connection to the Holland community. Growing up in Holland, I became an avid Hope sports fan with the help of my dad and grandpa. For ten plus years I have watched countless Hope games. With that, I can attest to the strong support system that Hope College Athletics have. With the stands packed and fans cheering every game, I knew growing up that this community was something I wanted to continue to be a part of. There is truly nothing like it.

If you have chosen a major, please explain how you plan to use it after graduation: I hope to find a teaching job in the West Michigan area in either special education or elementary general education. With my degree I also hope to get involved with organizations in the community dedicated to aspects of special education and bettering the lives of people with exceptionalities.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you: Ephesians 2:8-9. It is a daily reminder of God's grace and mercy on all of us. It keeps me humble, and makes me remember who I am living for.

What is your favorite pre-game music? I don't have an exact song, just music that gets me in the mood to play volleyball- something fun and upbeat, but keeps me focused.

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be? I think I would do downhill skiing. Something about the idea of riding down a mountain on skis terrifies me, yet seems incredible.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Always give love. You never know what that person is going or has gone through.

Recent Games
Oct 25 at Adrian W, 3-2
Oct 28 at Calvin L, 3-2
Oct 29 at Kalamazoo W, 3-0
Nov 4 vs. St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-1
Nov 5 at Calvin W, 3-2
Nov 10 vs. Elmhurst L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 31 16
Sets 112 56
Kills 337 151
Kills per set 3.01 2.70
Errors 132 74
Total Attacks 985 471
Hitting Percentage .208 .163
Assists 10 5
Assists per set 0.09 0.09
Service Aces 22 10
Service Errors 26 11
Service Aces per set 0.20 0.18
Reception Errors 13 8
Digs 102 58
Digs per set 0.91 1.04
Block Solo 4 2
Block Assist 31 13
Block Total 35 15
Blocks per set 0.31 0.27
Block Errors 3 2
Ball Handling Errors 1 0
Points 378.5 169.5
Points per set 3.4 3.0
Matches started 9 4
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 vs. SUNY Geneseo W, 3-0 - 3 3 4 18 -.056 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 2 vs. Wittenberg W, 3-0 - 3 10 3 28 .250 0 2 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 3 vs. Bethany (W.V.) W, 3-2 1 5 14 4 36 .278 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Sep 3 vs. John Carroll W, 3-0 1 3 16 4 42 .286 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Sep 7 Alma W, 3-1 - 4 10 4 22 .273 1 1 3 2 4 1 1 0 2 0 12.5
Sep 10 at Olivet W, 3-0 - 3 11 7 26 .154 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 12.5
Sep 14 Albion W, 3-0 - 3 12 3 31 .290 0 1 1 1 5 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 16 vs. Hanover W, 3-2 - 5 25 10 54 .278 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 27.0
Sep 16 at DePauw L, 3-0 1 3 9 2 27 .259 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 17 vs. Rose-Hulman W, 3-1 - 4 13 4 41 .220 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 15.5
Sep 17 vs. Millikin W, 3-0 1 3 13 1 19 .632 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Sep 20 at Trine W, 3-0 1 3 10 7 28 .107 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 23 St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-0 1 3 9 8 34 .029 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 10.5
Sep 24 Adrian W, 3-2 1 5 13 10 46 .065 0 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Sep 28 Calvin L, 3-0 - 3 7 4 25 .120 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 4 Kalamazoo W, 3-1 1 4 12 3 29 .310 1 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Oct 7 at Alma W, 3-0 - 3 4 5 11 -.091 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 12 Olivet W, 3-0 - 3 8 3 26 .192 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 1 2 0 9.0
Oct 14 Wheaton (Ill.) W, 3-0 - 3 5 5 26 .000 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 1 1 5.5
Oct 14 Heidelberg W, 3-0 - 3 9 7 25 .080 0 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 15 Elmhurst L, 3-1 - 4 11 1 40 .250 0 2 0 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 14.0
Oct 15 Clarkson W, 3-2 - 5 12 3 36 .250 0 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 15.0
Oct 18 at Albion L, 3-0 - 3 5 6 28 -.036 0 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 21 Trine W, 3-0 - 3 5 1 18 .222 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
Oct 22 at St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-0 - 3 8 2 30 .200 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Oct 25 at Adrian W, 3-2 - 5 16 6 52 .192 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 16.0
Oct 28 at Calvin L, 3-2 - 5 15 3 47 .255 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Oct 29 at Kalamazoo W, 3-0 - 3 6 2 18 .222 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 10.0
Nov 4 vs. St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-1 - 4 15 3 45 .267 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Nov 5 at Calvin W, 3-2 - 5 16 5 39 .282 1 0 1 0 7 0 3 0 3 0 17.5
Nov 10 vs. Elmhurst L, 3-0 1 3 15 2 38 .342 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 16.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2015-16 26 78 188 2.41 79 566 .193 5 0.06 0 0.00 48 0.62 2 14 16 0.21 197.0 2.5
2016-17 31 112 337 3.01 132 985 .208 10 0.09 22 0.20 102 0.91 4 31 35 0.31 378.5 3.4
2017-18 30 110 297 2.70 118 853 .210 12 0.11 0 0.00 64 0.58 1 22 23 0.21 309.0 2.8
2018-19 32 113 365 3.23 152 1022 .208 18 0.16 37 0.33 205 1.81 0 27 27 0.24 415.5 3.7
Total 119 413 1187 2.87 481 3426 .206 45 0.11 59 0.14 419 1.01 7 94 101 0.24 1300.0 3.1
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 31 112 337 3.01 132 985 .208 10 0.09 22 0.20 102 0.91 4 31 35 0.31 378.5 3.4
Conference 16 56 151 2.70 74 471 .163 5 0.09 10 0.18 58 1.04 2 13 15 0.27 169.5 3.0
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Home 12 43 113 2.63 52 358 .170 2 0.05 9 0.21 49 1.14 2 11 13 0.30 129.5 3.0
Away 10 36 100 2.78 45 306 .180 4 0.11 5 0.14 35 0.97 1 11 12 0.33 111.5 3.1
Neutral 9 33 124 3.76 35 321 .277 4 0.12 8 0.24 18 0.55 1 9 10 0.30 137.5 4.2
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Wins 25 91 275 3.02 114 780 .206 9 0.10 18 0.20 84 0.92 4 25 29 0.32 309.5 3.4
Losses 6 21 62 2.95 18 205 .215 1 0.05 4 0.19 18 0.86 0 6 6 0.29 69.0 3.3
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September 15 53 175 3.30 75 477 .210 6 0.11 12 0.23 40 0.75 2 13 15 0.28 195.5 3.7
October 13 47 116 2.47 47 386 .179 3 0.06 9 0.19 50 1.06 2 13 15 0.32 133.5 2.8
November 3 12 46 3.83 10 122 .295 1 0.08 1 0.08 12 1.00 0 5 5 0.42 49.5 4.1