Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Getting to know the Sound Premier Team...SARA BENDORF

Image Courtesy of Dig That Shot Photography
Sara Bendorf
Height: 5’11”
Position: OH
College: Jacksonville University 2006-2009
High School: White River High School
Club: Puget Sound Volleyball Academy
2nd Year with the Sound Premier Volleyball Team. 


Professional Career:

Bendorf was a starting outside hitter for the Sound Premier Volleyball Team at the 2013 Premier Volleyball League Championship Tournament.  She was featured in showcase matches and community outreach events throughout the 2013 season.  Her combination of speed and power makes her a player to watch during this year's Sound Premier Volleyball Team season. 

Collegiate Career:

Bendorf attended Jacksonville University in 2006-2009. As a senior she was named first team all-conference.

As a junior, she led the Dophin offense and earned second team all-conference honors with 3.38 kills per game.  Also named to the A-Sun all-tournament team after averaging 4.09 kills and 2.45 digs in three matches. One of only two A-Sun players to average over three kills and digs per game during the season.  Earned A-Sun All-Academic Honors her sophomore and junior year.

As a sophomore, Bendorf led the squad with an average of 3.42 kills per game ranking her sixth in the conference. She was also named A-Sun “Player of the Week” (9/25).

Prior to JU Bendorf played at Northwest University and was named to the Cascade Conference all-conference team and was selected “Freshman of the Year”.

High School Career:

Sara was a four-year starter at White River High School and led them to the state championship match her senior year.  Bendorf was named team MVP, captain her senior year and earned first team all-league and all-area honors. Bendorf was also Seamount League MVP and to the all-state team.

Sara is currently coaching for Synergy VBC U15s.

Meet and watch Sara play at the Sound Premier Showcase this Friday!

Friday, February 21 at Fife High School
Sound Volleyball Experience:6-6:40pm
Sound Premier Match at 7pm