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#1 David Ryan Vander Meer
Position: Libero
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Home Schooled
Major: Public relations
Experience: 2 Letters
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David Ryan Vander Meer Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/14/2011

David Ryan Vander Meer's Career Statistics
Career Statistics in PDF Format
2014 Match-By-Match in PDF Format
2013 Match-By-Match in PDF Format
2012 Match-By-Match in PDF Format 

Career Notes 

 - - 2014 First Team All-MIVA
 - - Two-time MIVA Defensive Player of the Week (2/4/14, 3/25/14)
 - - Set a school record for most digs in a four-set match during the rally-scoring era with 23 digs against NJIT on Mar. 20, 2014
 - - School record holder for most 20+ dig matches in a season with three in 2014
 - - School record holder for most 20+ dig matches in a career with three
 - - Ranks third in school history with most digs in a match (23 vs. NJIT)
 - - Eighth in school history for most digs in a season with 308 in 2014
 - - Fifth in the school record books for most double-digit dig matches in a season with 16 in 2014
 - - His 2.77 digs per set average during the 2014 season ranks 10th in school history

2014 (Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State ... First Team All-MIVA selection ... earned two MIVA Defensive Player of the Week nods (Feb. 4, Mar. 25) ... played in all 30 matches ... saw action in 111 sets ... set a school record for most digs in a four-set match in the rally scoring era when he got under a career-high 23 digs against NJIT (Mar. 20) ... the 23 digs against NJIT also marked the third-most digs in a match by a Cardinal ... tallied double-digit digs on 16 occassions during the season which ranks fifth in school history for most double-digit dig matches in a season ... got under 20+ digs in three matches during the season which is the most for any Cardinal in Ball State history ... finished the 2014 campaign with 308 digs which ranks eighth in school history for most digs in a season ... his 2.77 digs per set average ranks 10th in school history ... dished out a career-high five assists at Ohio State (Feb. 26).

2013 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... played in all 27 matches, making one start ... saw action in 85 of a possible 96 sets ... tallied a season-best four kills at Barton (Jan. 26) and registered a career-high 11 digs and three aces ... tallied at least one dig in 16 matches, collecting three-or-more three times. ... recorded at least one service aces in three matches.

2012 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... played in all 26 matches, making one start ... saw action in 85 of a 95 possible sets ... blasted a career-high six kills and added six digs in his first collegiate start at Lindenwood (April 14) ... recorded a career-high seven digs and tallied his first two career blocks (one solo and one assist) versus Lewis (Feb. 5) ... collected at least one dig in 13 matches, with three-or-more four times ... served up his first collegiate ace at George Mason (Jan. 14) ... recorded at least one kill in five matches.

HIGH SCHOOL: Home schooled . . . member of the USA National Under-19 beach volleyball team in 2010, representing the United States at the FIVB Youth World Championships in Oporto, Portugal . . . member of the USA Juniors U-16 team, playing for the A-2 squad when he was 15 . . . played for Team USA in the 2007 High Performance Championships as a member of the youngest squad to advance to the final four . . . played club volleyball at Carpe Diem Volleyball Club where he was coached by his mother, Michelle . . . helped his teams to a first-place finish in Flight #3 at the junior Olympics, a second-place showing at the Adversity Volleyball Tournament and a third-place effort at the Asics Championships.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Michelle Vander Meer . . . has three sisters, Megan, Sydney and Jennifer, and one brother, Nathanael . . . mother played basketball and ran track at Aquinas College . . . majoring in public relations . . . born April 10, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Mich.