Former WSC Standout, And Current Grad Assistant To Play Pro Volleyball
Posted: 12 February, 2013
WAYNE - Former Wayne State College volleyball All-American Emily Schroeder Jones and current Wildcat graduate assistant coach Korie Lebeda are two of 15 players selected to the Great Plains Tornadoes professional volleyball team.
Emily Schroeder, married to former WSC baseball All-American Dustin Jones, played at Wayne State College from the 2005-07 and was a two-time All-American. The Laurel-Concord graduate ranks second in career kills and 10th in career digs while playing three seasons at WSC and holds the single season school record for kills with 599 in the 2006 season.
Lebeda joined the Wayne State College volleyball program in January as the team’s graduate assistant coach and was a standout volleyball player at Creighton University from 2005-2008 where she started all 119 matches of her career at setter and was named All-Missouri Valley Conference three times.
The team is part of USA Volleyball’s new professional league, the Premier Volleyball League, and features 15 players primarily from Nebraska colleges and universities. The roster features former standouts from Nebraska, Creighton, Nebraska-Omaha, Nebraska-Kearney, Wayne State, College of St. Mary, Concordia-Seward and Northwestern College of Iowa along with one player from Texas-Kingsville that lives in the Midwest.
The Premier Volleyball League will feature 12 women’s teams in the first year and games will be played in such locations as Omaha, Des Moines, Iowa and Kansas City with the league championship playoffs set for Dallas, Texas in late June.