11 Katie Rietberg
11 Katie Rietberg
Height: 5-11
Year: Junior
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
High School: West Ottawa
Position: OH
Major: Elementary Special Education- Learning Disabilities
m 30
k/s 2.70
h % .210
a/s 0.11
b/s 0.21
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.58

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: After I graduate 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: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

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? What matters is not what happened, but rather how you respond to it.

Recent Games
Oct 20 at Alma W, 3-1
Oct 21 Kalamazoo W, 3-0
Oct 24 at Calvin L, 3-0
Oct 28 at Albion W, 3-1
Nov 3 vs. St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-0
Nov 4 at Calvin L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 16
Sets 110 60
Kills 297 162
Kills per set 2.70 2.70
Errors 118 62
Total Attacks 853 460
Hitting Percentage .210 .217
Assists 12 7
Assists per set 0.11 0.12
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 3 3
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 17 10
Digs 64 34
Digs per set 0.58 0.57
Block Solo 1 1
Block Assist 22 13
Block Total 23 14
Blocks per set 0.21 0.23
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 2 1
Points 309.0 169.5
Points per set 2.8 2.8
Matches started 4 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 1 vs. Webster W, 3-2 1 4 11 6 32 .156 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 11.0
Sep 1 vs. Dominican (Ill.) W, 3-1 1 4 6 3 26 .115 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 2 vs. Hendrix L, 3-2 - 5 16 5 38 .289 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Sep 2 at Washington, Mo. L, 3-0 - 3 10 3 32 .219 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 6 at Trine W, 3-1 - 4 13 4 33 .273 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 1 14.5
Sep 8 Olivet W, 3-0 - 3 11 1 21 .476 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Sep 9 at Adrian W, 3-1 - 4 10 5 45 .111 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 13 at St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-2 - 5 12 4 33 .242 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Sep 15 vs. Ill. Wesleyan L, 3-1 - 4 12 3 38 .237 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 15 vs. Colorado Col. L, 3-1 1 4 15 7 36 .222 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Sep 16 vs. Aurora W, 3-0 - 3 9 1 19 .421 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Sep 16 at Elmhurst, Ill. W, 3-0 - 3 5 5 19 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 19 Alma W, 3-0 - 3 9 2 12 .583 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Sep 22 at Kalamazoo W, 3-0 - 3 5 2 12 .250 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 6.0
Sep 23 Calvin L, 3-1 - 4 9 8 32 .031 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Oct 3 Albion W, 3-1 - 4 9 3 32 .188 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Oct 6 Trine L, 3-1 - 4 9 8 34 .029 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 7 at Olivet W, 3-2 - 5 20 2 43 .419 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 3 0 22.0
Oct 11 Adrian W, 3-1 - 4 10 3 32 .219 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 13 Ithaca L, 3-0 - 3 3 5 27 -.074 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 3.5
Oct 13 Ohio Wesleyan W, 3-0 - 3 7 0 13 .538 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 14 Kean W, 3-0 - 3 9 5 21 .190 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 14 Millikin L, 3-2 - 5 10 4 36 .167 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Oct 17 St. Mary's (Ind.) L, 3-0 - 3 4 5 21 -.048 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Oct 20 at Alma W, 3-1 - 4 12 6 37 .162 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Oct 21 Kalamazoo W, 3-0 - 3 9 0 11 .818 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 24 at Calvin L, 3-0 - 3 6 6 26 .000 0 0 0 4 7 0 1 0 1 0 6.5
Oct 28 at Albion W, 3-1 - 4 14 3 36 .306 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 14.0
Nov 3 vs. St. Mary's (Ind.) W, 3-0 - 3 14 4 32 .313 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 14.5
Nov 4 at Calvin L, 3-0 1 3 8 5 24 .125 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
  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 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
Conference 16 60 162 2.70 62 460 .217 7 0.12 0 0.00 34 0.57 1 13 14 0.23 169.5 2.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 12 42 99 2.36 44 292 .188 2 0.05 0 0.00 24 0.57 0 7 7 0.17 102.5 2.4
Away 11 41 115 2.80 45 340 .206 7 0.17 0 0.00 25 0.61 1 9 10 0.24 120.5 2.9
Neutral 7 27 83 3.07 29 221 .244 3 0.11 0 0.00 15 0.56 0 6 6 0.22 86.0 3.2
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Wins 19 69 195 2.83 59 509 .267 10 0.14 0 0.00 37 0.54 1 14 15 0.22 203.0 2.9
Losses 11 41 102 2.49 59 344 .125 2 0.05 0 0.00 27 0.66 0 8 8 0.20 106.0 2.6
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September 15 56 153 2.73 59 428 .220 7 0.13 0 0.00 22 0.39 0 11 11 0.20 158.5 2.8
October 13 48 122 2.54 50 369 .195 3 0.06 0 0.00 35 0.73 1 9 10 0.21 127.5 2.7
November 2 6 22 3.67 9 56 .232 2 0.33 0 0.00 7 1.17 0 2 2 0.33 23.0 3.8