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Heimes Signs On With Defender Volleyball

Posted: November 24th, 2020
Tags: Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Recruits, Volleyball

(Tuesday, November 24; Sioux Center, Iowa)  Megan Heimes, a senior at Cedar Catholic (Nebraska), has announced her intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender volleyball program.

“Megan visited our campus and really impressed us with her all-around ball control skills, her personable interactions, and her non-stop hustle and work ethic along with being highly coachable.  She will provide competitive depth for us in the ball control position.  We are grateful for the development opportunities that coaches Denae Buss, Cassie Gubbels, and Emily Drahota have invested into Megan’s volleyball career.  She will be wonderful at living out The Defender Way while she continues to grow in her faith and bless our campus community,” said Dordt volleyball coach Chad Hanson.

Heimes recorded 1,295 digs during her career and had 67 ace serves and averaged 4.3 digs per set for Cedar Catholic.  The 5-1 libero was a Class D All-State pick and also earned Mid States All-Conference accolades along with Omaha World Herald All-State honors during her career.  She also claimed Lincoln Journal Star Honorable Mention and was a part of a Class D-1 state fourth place finishing team in 2019 and a C-2 state runner-up team in both 2017 and 2018.  Heimes was also member of the Nebraska Edge Club team.

“I chose Dordt University because I know I will be surrounded by individuals who will help me become the best version of myself and become better each and every day in all areas of my life—not only in the classroom and court but also in my faith,” said Heimes.

Megan is the daughter of Bob and Michelle Heimes of Hartington, Nebraska.  She plans to study Elementary Education at Dordt.

Dordt University 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,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.