Megaen Krachmer/ Defensive Specialist #3
Megaen is a returning player for the Blue Devils this season. She graduated in 2016 from Westonka High School in Mound, MN, where she was part of a state qualifying dance team as well as participating in gymnastics, volleyball and track. This season Megaen will add speed and consistency to the Blue Devil roster as she works to toughen the Riverland defense. Megaen is looking forward to graduating from Riverland this spring and continuing to pursue a career as a Pediatric RN.
Fun Fact: Loves Dirt biking!
Samantha “Sammi” Siskow/Middle Hitter/Co-Captain #5
Samantha Siskow graduated from LeRoy- Ostrander High School leading her team in digs and attack kills earning her many awards including Athlete of the Year, All-Area, KFIL Player of the Game, Offensive MVP, Most Blocks, Cardinal Award, All-Conference, and an award for Leadership. In 2016, Sam earned a Minnesota Community Athletic Conference All Southern Division nomination, again leading her team in digs and attack kills. She is a 3-sport athlete, and a high-energy player who looks to bring consistency and leadership on the court. Join Sam in the gym for offensive and defensive thrills! Sam is currently in the Cosmetology program.
Fun Fact: Sammi was born in Anchorage, Alaska! She loves horseback riding and snowmobiling!
Jaidyn Bastian/Outside Hitter #6
Jaidyn was a 2015 graduate from Austin High School and has been playing volleyball since she was 12 years old. Jaidyn added basketball and softball to her repertoire while at AHS. This season she will focus her talent as an outside hitter strengthening the Riverland offense bringing athleticism and quickness to the court. Jaidyn will play softball for the Blue Devils this spring while studying to become a neonatal nurse.
Fun Fact: Jaidyn likes to hang out with her family and watch movies!
Elisabeth “Elly” Buck/Setter #10
Elly Buck is a 2015 graduate of Owatonna High School in Owatonna, MN, where she played volleyball. Elly was named captain her senior season, receiving an All-Area team nomination, and earning 2,000 career set assists! Although she likes to play defense, she loves setting the tempo and battling at the net. Elly will set for the Blue Devils using her precision, quickness, and sneakiness to secure wins for Riverland. Outside of volleyball, Elly’s passion is the outdoors (hunting/fishing/camping) and working with livestock. She is going to school for Business. Her favorite food is steak and potatoes prepared by her ma & dad and chicken wraps from Applebee’s.
Fun fact: She shows animals at the fair!
Kayla Gerber/Setter #12
In the spring of 2017, Kayla graduated from Glenville-Emmons High School. She was a multi-sport athlete who played volleyball, basketball, and softball. In volleyball, which appears to be her favorite sport, she received MVP, the Heart Award, Coaches Award, Most Set Assists 3 years, and All-Conference Honorable Mention 2 times. Kayla is a nice addition to the Blue Devil roster bringing her aggressive style and confident attitude. She is planning to get her AA degree while attending Riverland where she will also be playing softball. She will then pursue a degree in Elementary Education through Winona State.
Fun Fact: Kayla was #12 for all three sports throughout high school. Number 12 is her favorite number!
Stephanie Holicky/Setter #13
Steph was involved in volleyball, basketball, softball and golf at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, MN. Her senior year she was captain, MVP, Academic All-State, and All-Conference in volleyball. Stephanie recorded a lot of court time for the Blue Devils last season and will continue to hold a pivotal role. Steph is quick with great court awareness and will help propel her team to post season play in 2017. Stephanie is majoring in business at Riverland and plans to continue her education at Minnesota State University Mankato, in the fall of 2018.
Fun Fact: Stephanie loves horseback riding, reading and D.I.Y. projects!
Marissa Hart/Setter/Co-Captain #14
Marissa played volleyball for Austin High School. Her senior year she was chosen as captain and received the Team Spirit award. Marissa continues to rally her team to victory with her enthusiasm receiving the Team Spirit award again her freshman year at Riverland. As setter for the Blue Devils in 2016, Marissa had the most set assists on her team earning the Most Set Assists award. This season Marissa looks to continue her leadership efforts on the court. Her competitive nature and love of the game will put Riverland in the win column this season. She loves to lift weights, hangout with friends and play sports
Fun Fact: Marissa can touch her tongue to her nose!
Gabby Smith/Middle Hitter #15
This is Gabby’s first year at year at Riverland. She comes to us from Taopi, MN, and is a Graduate of Southland High School in Adams. She has been named All-Conference Honorable Mention and was 2nd in her conference for blocking. Gabby is following in her Mother’s footsteps who played for Riverland and Coach Jahr in 1995-96 and 1996-1997. With similar styles, Gabby has great blocking sense and hones in on the ball. We expect big things from Gabby this season. For fun, she loves sports and going swimming with her friends!
Fun fact: She was the tallest girl in her high school!!
Alex Kruschke Team Manager
Alex Kruschke graduated from Belle Plane High School in Belle Plane, MN. She played for the Blue Devils in 2016 and comes to us this season in a managerial role. Alex has great hands, is an asset at every practice and is proving to be a good role model. Alex loves playing most sports. She also loves to cook! Alex is in the Criminal Justice program.
Fun Fact: She was born a twin!