MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – Jenilee Voss has been named the full-time head coach of the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball program, Director of Athletics Skip Noon announced Wednesday. Voss replaces Bruce Meredith, who served for seven seasons as coach of the Warriors in a part-time capacity.
Meredith won 88 matches and guided the Warriors to four NACC Tournament appearances in seven seasons as head coach. The second-winningest coach in program history, Meredith mentored nine players to 19 different all-conference awards during his tenure at Wisconsin Lutheran. Meredith's Warriors finished with identical 19-13 overall records in 2010 and 2011, the most wins for the program since the 2004 season.
"We are excited to announce Jenilee as our new women's volleyball coach," said Noon. "Her experience as a coach and former student-athlete will be a major asset to our program."
Voss, who becomes the 10th head coach in program history, joins the Warriors after spending the past three-and-a-half years with the Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy (MEVBA), the nation's largest youth volleyball club. She served as webmaster, travel director, business director, and coach of three different club teams while with MEVBA. Voss has also held head coaching positions with River City Volleyball Club and Legacy Volleyball Club.
"I am extremely honored and excited to be the next women's volleyball coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College and thrilled to be part of the Warriors Athletics family," said Voss. "I am eager to get started and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to share my passion for volleyball and Christian faith with young women in the program - and those who will be part of our program in the future - while developing them as athletes and leaders."
For four seasons (2012-2015), Voss was an assistant varsity volleyball coach at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Pontiac, Michigan. She helped lead the Fighting Irish to a state championship, state runner-up, regional championship, district championship, and conference championship during her stint at NDP.
Voss completed an exceptional playing career at Michigan State University in 2012, when she received a master of science in sports administration after earning a bachelor's degree in marketing from MSU in 2010.
She was the recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor her senior year, while also earning AVCA Third Team All-America and CoSIDA Second Team All-America accolades. Voss was also a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. A two-time Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection, Voss finished her Spartans' career as the all-time leader in sets (496) and matches played (142) and was seventh all-time at MSU in block assists (334) and eighth in kills (1,505). She was also named a three-time Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner and Distinguished Scholar and two-time team MVP and team captain.
A three-sport standout at Mount Pleasant High School, Voss garnered First Team All-State and First Team All-Saginaw Valley League honors in volleyball. She also earned the league's MVP award during her junior and senior seasons. In addition, Voss was a two-time First Team All-League selection and team MVP in basketball and a member of the Oilers' 800m relay state champion and 1600m relay state runner-up teams for track & field.
A native of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Voss and her husband, Aaron, who recently received a call to serve as pastor in Wind Lake, will be moving to the area this summer.