22 Katie Bender
Katie Bender
  • Height:
    5'4"
  • Year:
    Sr
  • Hometown:
    Green Bay, Wis.
  • High School:
    Bay City Christian
  • Position:
    L
  • Major:
    Elementary Education/Special Education
  • m
    37
  • k/s
    0.02
  • h %
    -.211
  • a/s
    0.22
  • b/s
    0.00
  • sa/s
    0.29
  • d/s
    5.58

Bio

2016: Played every match as libero... Named NCCAA North Region Libero of the Year... AD3I 1st Team All-Independent selection... Registered 553 digs on the season... Named to the NCCAA National Tournament All-Tournament Team... Recorded a season-high 30 digs in the NCCAA North Region Championship against Providence-Manitoba on November 5.

What job would you be terrible at?

"Poker player (I can't keep a straight face to save my life)."

Superpower?

"I want to fly!"

Favorite sports memory?

"Winning the national championship last year!"

Items 'needed' for 'survival'?

"Food (obviously), my car and money (to travel to the world)."

Free time?

"I like to play sports and take long walks on the beach."

Why MBU?

"I love my teams and coaching staff, and Mrs. Miller (obviously)."

Player Profile

Recent Games
Nov 4 vs. #1 Providence-Manitoba W, 3-0
Nov 16 vs. #6 Toccoa Falls W, 3-1
Nov 16 vs. #7 Johnson University Tennessee W, 3-0
Nov 17 vs. #2 Randall W, 3-1
Nov 17 vs. #4 Bob Jones W, 3-0
Nov 18 vs. #1 Kentucky Christian W, 3-0
  Overall Conf
Matches 37 1
Sets 129 3
Kills 2 0
Kills per set 0.02 0.00
Errors 6 0
Total Attacks 19 0
Hitting Percentage -.211 -
Assists 28 0
Assists per set 0.22 0.00
Service Aces 38 1
Service Errors 52 2
Service Aces per set 0.29 0.33
Reception Errors 41 1
Digs 720 12
Digs per set 5.58 4.00
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 0 0
Block Total 0 0
Blocks per set 0.00 0.00
Block Errors 0 0
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 40.0 1.0
Points per set 0.3 0.3
Matches started 6 -
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 26 Alumnae L, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 1 vs. Manhattan Chrst. W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 1 vs. Barclay W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 0 4 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 2 vs. Ky. Christian L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 2 at Faith Bapt. Bible W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 5 3 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Sep 5 vs. North Central (Ill.) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 2 1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 5 vs. North Park L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2 26 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 8 vs. Alverno L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 1 4 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 8 vs. Beloit W, 3-1 - 4 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 1 3 39 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 9 at MSOE W, 3-1 - 4 0 1 2 -.500 1 1 1 3 35 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 9 vs. Central (Iowa) L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 14 Judson (Ill.) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 4 0 1 1 20 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 16 Wis. Lutheran W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 6 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 19 Silver Lake W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.0
Sep 21 at Marian (Wis.) W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 at Rockford W, 3-0 - 3 0 1 2 -.500 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 23 vs. Illinois Tech W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 0 0 1 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 29 at Mount Mary W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 3 2 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 30 vs. Concordia Chicago L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 0 2 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 30 at Edgewood L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 3 at Wis. Lutheran W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 2 2 2 3 34 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 6 vs. St. Olaf L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 6 vs. Finlandia L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 0 1 4 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 7 vs. No. 17 St. Thomas (Minn.) L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 10 at Alverno W, 3-1 - 4 0 0 0 - 1 0 2 3 18 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 13 at Judson (Ill.) L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 3 .000 1 1 0 3 21 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 17 Marian (Wis.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 3 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 19 at Silver Lake W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 vs. Lakeland L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 0 37 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 24 Mount Mary W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 26 Rockford W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 1 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 3 vs. #6 Calvary W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 2 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 3 vs. #2 Emmaus W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 1 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 4 vs. #1 Providence-Manitoba W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 3 2 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 16 vs. #6 Toccoa Falls W, 3-1 1 4 1 3 6 -.333 1 2 3 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Nov 16 vs. #7 Johnson University Tennessee W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 17 vs. #2 Randall W, 3-1 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 4 1 31 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 17 vs. #4 Bob Jones W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 2 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Nov 18 vs. #1 Kentucky Christian W, 3-0 1 3 0 0 1 .000 0 1 2 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2016-17 31 102 8 0.08 3 32 .156 27 0.26 15 0.15 553 5.42 0 0 0 0.00 23.0 0.2
2017-18 37 129 2 0.02 6 19 -.211 28 0.22 38 0.29 720 5.58 0 0 0 0.00 40.0 0.3
Total 68 231 10 0.04 9 51 .020 55 0.24 53 0.23 1273 5.51 0 0 0 0.00 63.0 0.3
    m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Event Total 37 129 2 0.02 6 19 -.211 28 0.22 38 0.29 720 5.58 0 0 0 0.00 40.0 0.3
Conference 1 3 0 0.00 0 0 - 0 0.00 1 0.33 12 4.00 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 0.3
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 6 20 0 0.00 0 0 - 11 0.55 7 0.35 81 4.05 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.3
Away 9 32 0 0.00 2 8 -.250 8 0.25 13 0.41 188 5.88 0 0 0 0.00 13.0 0.4
Neutral 22 77 2 0.03 4 11 -.182 9 0.12 18 0.23 451 5.86 0 0 0 0.00 20.0 0.3
Result Wins 23 77 2 0.03 6 15 -.267 17 0.22 31 0.40 463 6.01 0 0 0 0.00 33.0 0.4
Losses 14 52 0 0.00 0 4 .000 11 0.21 7 0.13 257 4.94 0 0 0 0.00 7.0 0.1
Month September 19 63 1 0.02 3 9 -.222 18 0.29 22 0.35 363 5.76 0 0 0 0.00 23.0 0.4
October 10 40 0 0.00 0 3 .000 6 0.15 8 0.20 183 4.58 0 0 0 0.00 8.0 0.2
November 8 26 1 0.04 3 7 -.286 4 0.15 8 0.31 174 6.69 0 0 0 0.00 9.0 0.3

News Mentions

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Three Times a Charm: Sabercats Win Third Straight National Championship

With all of the pressure of back-to-back titles on them, the Sabercats showed determination and aplomb to capture their third consecutive national...

November 18, 2017

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Moving On: Sabercats Top Pool B, Advance to National Semifinals

With a scrappy 3-1 win over the #2-seeded Randall University Saints, the Sabercats have won their pool and are through to the national semifinal.

November 17, 2017

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Sabercats Knock Off Bruins to Advance to National Championship

With a gutsy semifinal sweep of Bob Jones University, the Sabercats have given themselves a shot at a third straight national title.

November 17, 2017

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Situation: Normal - Sabercats Win Opening Matches at Nationals

The defending NCCAA DII national champs began their bid for a third straight title with 2 impressive wins today.

November 16, 2017

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Untamable Sabercats Overpower Pilots in Regional Championship

The #1-seeded Providence University College Pilots were no match for the Sabercats, who conquered PUC once again with a title-match sweep.

November 4, 2017

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Championship Bound: Sabercats Sweep Day One of Regionals

After their impressive display today, the Sabercats will be matched up against their rivals in the NCCAA Regional Championship yet again.

November 3, 2017

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Sabercats Sweep Rockford to Wrap Up Regular Season

MBU showed fight to earn their second consecutive sweep on their home floor tonight. The win concluded their regular season on a high note.

October 26, 2017

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Sabercats Overpower Mount Mary at Home

The Sabercats were simply unstoppable in a 3-set dispatching of Mount Mary University.

October 24, 2017

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Sabercats' Comeback Falls Short Against Lakeland

After winning sets 3 and 4, the Sabercats ultimately fell short to the Lakeland University Muskies despite a career-best performance from Alexis...

October 21, 2017

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Sabercats Top Lakers in Three

The Sabercats had an easy win over the Lakers of Silver Lake College tonight, winning in straight sets.

October 19, 2017

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Sabercats Take a Set off Judson

The Sabercats improved their performance against NCCAA DI #9 Judson University tonight, as they took one set off the Eagles in Illinois.

October 13, 2017

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Sabercats Turn the Tables on Inferno

After suffering a 3-0 loss to Alverno earlier this season, Maranatha bounced back with a commanding 3-1 win on Alverno's home court.

October 10, 2017

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Sabercats' Streak Snapped at Edgewood Triangular

The Sabercats clashed with two seasoned NACC opponents today and saw a 6-match winning streak come to an end the Edgewood Triangular.

September 30, 2017

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Sabercats Breeze Past Mount Mary for Sixth Straight

The Sabercats were practically untested tonight, as they breezed through Mount Mary with some precise play.

September 29, 2017

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4 For 4: Sabercats Wrap Up Perfect Week in Rockford

The Sabercats were close to flawless as they swept through the Rockford Triangular today.

September 23, 2017

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Sabercats Top Sabres for Third Consecutive Win

Even without one of their key hitters, the Sabercats were untamable in their 3-set win at Marian University tonight.

September 21, 2017

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Sabercats Outlast Warriors in Three Sets

The Sabercats boasted their best hitting percentage this season as they weathered two intense opening sets en route to a 3-0 sweep of Wisconsin...

September 16, 2017

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Eagles Spoil Sabercats' Home Opener

The NCCAA DI Judson University Eagles came to Watertown on a mission, and they took home a straight-set sweep over the Sabercats

September 14, 2017

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Sabercats finish 2-2 at MSOE Invitational

The Sabercats took 2 matches from 4 at the MSOE Invitational, as they polished their hitting on day 2. Alexis Bueltel and Madeline Suderman earned...

September 9, 2017

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Sabercats go 1-1 to open MSOE Invitational

After a sloppy opening match against Alverno, the Sabercats earned a hard-fought victory over Beloit College to open their MSOE Invitational...

September 8, 2017

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North Central, North Park Jettison Sabercats at Concordia Quad

Against the regional NCAA DIII powerhouses, the Sabercats came up short, taking just one set away from the two-match night.

September 5, 2017

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Sabercats' NCCAA Streak Snapped in Third-Place Finish

En route to a third-place finish at the Faith Spikefest Tournament, the Sabercats saw a 29-match NCCAA unbeaten streak come to an end at the hands...

September 2, 2017

Photos

Katie Bender action photo 1

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson and Ann Bolton

  • Alumnae vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 2
  • Judson (Ill.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 3
  • Judson (Ill.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 4

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Wis. Lutheran vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 5

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Wis. Lutheran vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 6

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Wis. Lutheran vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 7

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Silver Lake vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 8

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 9

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 10

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 11

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 12

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 13

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 14

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 15

Photo credit: Zackarie Bell

  • Marian (Wis.) vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 16

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Mount Mary vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 17

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Mount Mary vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 18

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Rockford vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 19

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Rockford vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 20

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Rockford vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 21

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Rockford vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 22

Photo credit: Tim Mielke

  • Calvary vs. Maranatha Baptist @ Maranatha Baptist University
Katie Bender action photo 23

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Emmaus vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 24

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Emmaus vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 25

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Emmaus vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 26

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Emmaus vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 27

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Emmaus vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 28

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Providence-Manitoba vs. Maranatha Baptist
Katie Bender action photo 29

Photo credit: Kaitlyn Dobson

  • Providence-Manitoba vs. Maranatha Baptist