(Wednesday, January 23; Sioux Center, Iowa) Megan Raszler, a senior at Elkhorn High School (Nebraska), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender volleyball program.
Raszler is a 5-7 setter who has started for three seasons on the Elkhorn varsity and has served as a captain for two seasons. She has 2,319 career assists for an 8.6 assists per set average and she has 590 career digs with 96 ace serves. As a senior she recorded 9.6 assists per set with 208 total digs, 34 ace serves and 49 kills with a .268 kill efficiency. She was a part of a team that finished fifth at the Nebraska High School State Tournament. She was also on a state qualifier as a sophomore in 2016.
“Megan has a tremendous ability to set the ball to the exact location the hitters like and need. From the first days that we began recruiting her, we saw a strong ability and a complete game. She is driven to succeed by a work ethic that is relentless and a focus that is determined. Her desires to grow in all areas of her life including her walk with the Lord are what make her an outstanding fit for our program. We are grateful for Megan’s high school coach Abby daSilva and club coach Steve Bymers as they have helped her get to the high level setter she is," said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.
Raszler was a two-time all-conference pick in 2017 and 2018 and took honorable mention all-conference honors in 2016. She's claimed academic all-conference accolades during her career and is one of 48 recipients in Nebraska of the Believers and Achievers award presented by U.S. Bank and the NSAA.
Megan is the daughter of Rod and Nancy Raszler of Elkhorn, Nebraska. She plans to study Biomedical Engineering at Dordt.
Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).
U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.