(Friday, February 21; Sioux Center, Iowa) Dylan Kooiman, a senior at Chicago Christian High School (Illinois), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender volleyball program .
“We are thrilled that Dylan is joining our campus community and men’s volleyball program. He is young in the sport but has a tremendous athletic future ahead of him. He will provide competitive depth for us in the middle position. We are grateful for the work that his high school coach Deb Lindemulder has invested into Dylan’s growth. Not only does he want to succeed on the court, but he cares about growing in his walk with the Lord and developing in all areas of his life. We look forward to Dylan joining us this fall," said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.
Kooiman is a 6-4 middle blocker and helped Chicago Christian to a .600 winning percentage in the school's first year of varsity volleyball. A multi-sport athlete, Kooiman earned all-conference honors in soccer this season.
"I chose Dordt because of the strong community it has not only on the volleyball team but also on campus as a whole. I can see the professors want you to succeed and will help you in whatever way they can," said Kooiman.
Dylan is the son of Scott and Bonnie Kooiman of Tinley Park, Illinois. He plans to study Civil Engineering at Dordt.
Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian university 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.