PALATINE, Ill. – In her time at Harper College, women's volleyball player Veronica Dabrowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Rolling Meadows) accomplished just about everything a student-athlete could accomplish. Dabrowski recently decided she'd like to continue her collegiate volleyball career by signing with NAIA Bethel College in Indiana.
Bethel College is located in Mishawaka, Indiana, just down the road from Notre Dame University. Dabrowski will play for head coach Kevin Ulmer and the Pilots, who went 27-14 in 2013. Dabrowski will also be able to continue her Pre-med coursework at Bethel while playing the sport she loves.
"I'm looking forward to playing volleyball, meeting new people and becoming more independent living away from home," she said. "I'm also very excited to be a part of a team. I'm able to do what I love while continuing my education."
A major force as both an outside hitter and middle hitter the last two years, she enjoyed success as a freshman as an N4C Academic All-Conference athlete and Second Team All-Conference player. Dabrowski accomplished even more as a sophomore, earning First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region, Region IV All-Tournament Team and First Team All-American honors for a Harper squad that finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation for the second straight year.
"She practiced hard every practice. She always tried her best on every point. That set the bar high during our practices, and thus helped guarantee our team's improvement over the last two years," said Harper head coach Bob Vilsoet.
Dabrowski explained that she will miss playing volleyball at Harper as well as the amazing friendships and unforgettable memories she made. She acknowledged that going to Harper was a great to start to college, and her former coach agreed with her.
"In her two years, she blossomed into a star and will likely continue to improve greatly and become a star for Bethel College," Vilsoet said. "All of us here at Harper College wish her the absolute best, both on and off the volleyball court, and we will miss her greatly."