Lisa

Reitsma

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Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
City/State: Sanborn , Iowa
High School: Western Christian
Graduating Year: 1998

Bio

Honors and Awards

1997

  • AVCA Second-Team All-American
  • Volleyball Magazine Third-Team All-American
  • First-Team All-Big 12
  • AVCA First-Team All-District
  • Honorable-Mention Academic All-Big 12
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Sept. 8)
  • First Bank Invite All-Tournament Team
  • Arby's Classic Tournament Team, MVP
  • Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Suntrust Invitational All-Tournament Team

1996

  • AVCA First-Team All-American
  • Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American
  • Big 12 Player of the Year
  • Third-Team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • AVCA First-Team All-District
  • NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team
  • NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team
  • First-Team All-Big 12
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (Oct. 14, Oct. 31, Dec. 2)
  • State Farm-NACWAA All-Tournament Team
  • Domino's Pizza All-Tournament Team
  • First Bank Invite All-Tournament Team

1995

  • AVCA First-Team All-American
  • Volleyball Magazine First-Team All-American
  • First-Team All-Big Eight
  • AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 12)
  • Big Eight Player of the Week (Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 7, Nov. 14)
  • NCAA Central Region All-Tournament Team
  • Big Eight All-Tournament Team
  • FirstTier Challenge All-Tournament Team
  • Asics/UOP All-Tournament Team
  • State Farm-NACWAA All-Tournament Team

1994

  • U.S. Olympic Festival

1997: Senior Season
Lisa Reitsma was named second-team AVCA All-American, marking the 15th straight season at least one Husker earned All-America honors • Reitsma was also named third-team All-American by Volleyball Magazine • earned first-team honors on AVCA All-District 5 and All-Big 12 teams • finished in the top seven in four career categories • finished second in kills with 1,633, behind three-time All-American Allison Weston • ranked second in career attacks with 3,766, just 23 behind Eileen Shannon • Reitsma's .302 hitting percentage ranked sevneth all-time and she finished sixth in block assists with 337 • averaged 4.75 kills per game in her senior season • set a career best in block assists, notching 337 in her final season • totaled a career best, 316 digs in 1997 • ranked fourth in the Big 12 in kills per game, averaging 4.75 • was Big 12 Player-of-the-Week • made the All-Tournament team at the First Bank Invite, Arby's Classic, Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge and Suntrust Invitational • led the Huskers to their third straight regional final.

1996: Junior Season
The 1996 Big 12 Player-of-the-Year, Reitsma became the sixth Husker volleyball player to become a two-time first-team All-American, garnering first-team honors from the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine for the second consecutive season • was Nebraska's primary offensive option and go-to player • enjoyed a monster season on offense, setting seven school records •  crushed the Husker marks for kills in a season with 611, easily surpassing the previous record of 529 set by Kathi DeBoer in 1987 • also bettered Allison Weston's all-time Husker record (4.99 kpg, 1994) with 5.05 kills per game • averaged 5.31 kills per game against ranked opponents, helping NU to a 12-3 ledger • her 1,468 attacks and 12.13 attacks per game snapped the previous NU records of 1,281 and 10.86, set by DeBoer in 1987 • broke the Husker record for kills in a three-game match (25, Eileen Shannon vs. Pittsburgh, 1989) with 28 kills in a 3-0 win against New Mexico • broke her own three-game kills mark with 29 in a sweep of Colorado • set an all-time Husker match record with 84 attacks in a 3-2 victory versus No. 19 Brigham Young • led the Huskers in kills in 23 of 34 matches • posted double figures in kills and digs 11 times • netted double figures in kills in 32 of 34 contests • in 1996 NCAA Tournament play, averaged 6.25 kills per game with a .323 hitting mark • was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team and was the East Regional Most Valuable Performer • earned a league-leading three Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors (no other Big 12 athlete earned more than one player-of-the-week award) • showed marked improvement defensively • was third on the team with 1.09 blocks per game and ranked fourth among the Huskers with 2.45 digs per game • posted 20 or more kills 12 times and 15 or more kills on 22 occasions • tied for second on the team with 32 service aces • named third-team GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American. 

1995: Sophomore Season
Became the 15th NU volleyball player to capture All-America status, as she garnered first-team honors from both the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine • played in all 33 matches and 106 games, helping Nebraska to its first national championship • finished second on the team with 4.08 kills per game and a .362 hitting percentage • her 4.08 kills per game tied for the seventh-best mark in school history and second-best effort by a Nebraska sophomore • selected Big Eight Player-of-the-Week a league-record four times and earned the school's fourth AVCA National Player-of-the-Week honor • named MVP of the Asics/UOP Invitational after recording 13 kills against both Santa Clara and Pacific • registered six double-doubles (kills-digs), including a career-best 37 kills and 18 digs against No. 3 Florida • recorded double figures in kills in 26 of 33 matches, including seven straight to close the season • in 12 matches against ranked opponents, she hit .369 and averaged 5.02 kills • had five matches with more than 20 kills, including 24 against No. 1 Stanford, 22 against Iowa State, 21 against No. 12 Notre Dame, 37 against No. 3 Florida and 21 against No. 10 Penn State • had a career-high eight blocks against Oklahoma • finished fourth in the Big Eight in hitting percentage and kills per game • in conference matches, she hit .317 and averaged 3.19 kills and 1.94 digs per game • tied her career best with 18 digs against Penn State in the opening round of the NCAA Central Regional • in the national championship match with Texas, she had 16 kills, 10 digs and hit .484 • was second on the team in service aces (25), fifth in digs per game (2.18) and fourth in blocks per game (.745) • named Phillips 66 Academic All-Big Eight. 

1994: Freshman Season
Had an attack percentage of .490 (29 kills-5 errors-49 attacks) in 18 matches • against Penn State in the NCAA Tournament had four kills in four attempts and gave the Huskers an added spark • closed out the season a perfect eight-for-eight in attacks and in her last six games hit .818 (18-0-22) • recorded a season-high five kills against Kansas State, Kansas and Missouri.

High School
Tabbed as the 1993 Iowa high school volleyball player-of-the-year and female athlete-of-the-year by the Des Moines Register • guided Western Christian to the Class 2A state championship in 1993 • named captain of the state playoff's all-tournament squad • a first-team all-state performer in 1993, Reitsma was also named to Iowa's Elite Eight Team • also selected as a first-team all-conference pick in 1992 and 1993 and earned first-team all-state honors in 1993 and 1994.

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