Bob Heersema
Bob Heersema Image
Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 27th Season
Alma Mater: University of Illinois-Chicago

Heersema is entering his 27th season as head coach of the Saint Xavier University women's volleyball program.  His teams have posted a 566-521 record under his guidance.  In 2012, Cougars finished 31-13 overall and won only the program's third bid to the NAIA Volleyball National Championships in school history with its first coming in 2000.  With a 30-5 overall record, SXU completed one of its most winning seasons to date during the 2011 campaign.

In 1989, 1998, 2000 and 2011, Heersema was named the CCAC Coach of the Year.  In 1989 and 1998, he was the NAIA District 20 Coach of the Year, and, in 2000, the NAIA Region VII Coach of the Year.  Heersema has coached five NAIA All-Americans and led his squads to four conference championships (1997, 1998, 2000 and 2011) and three national tournament appearances (2000, 2010 & 2012).

Prior to joining the SXU athletics staff, Heersema served as an assistant coach at South Suburban College (Ill.) from 1984-85 and was head coach at Andrean High School in Merrillville, Ind., for the 1986 and 1987 seasons.

Heersema is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago (1986) with a degree in physical education.  He was a setter/middle blocker for three seasons on the club team at UIC and currently plays USVA Men's AA Open, which he has been for the past 20 years.  He currently resides in Oak Forest, Ill.

 
 
 
Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
2Kelli ShafferJRS5-10Heyworth, Ill.Heyworth
3Erica HarrisFRDS/S5-8Chicago, Ill.Mother McAuley
4Lauren YoungSODS/L5-5LaPorte, Ind.LaPorte
5Meghan FalseySORS6-1Schaumburg, Ill.Schaumburg
7Cassidy SponslerSOOH6-0Jackson, Mich.Lumen Christi
9Allison WinkelmanFROH5-10Green Garden Township, Ill.Peotone
10Dominique AramburuJRDS/L5-6Chicago, Ill.UIC/Mother McAuley
11Marie HackertJRMH6-3Evansville, Ind.Reitz Memorial
12Natalie CarberryFRRS5-10Palos Heights, Ill.Shepard
14Jessica GalottaJRDS/OH5-9Chicago, Ill.Parkland CC/Mother McAuley
16Heidi GregersonSOMB/OH6-1Park Ridge, Ill.UW-Parkside/Maine South
Coaches
Bob Heersema Image
Head Coach
27th season
 
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Assistant Coach
21st season
 
Anne Kuziela Image
Assistant Coach
16th season