VB Notebook: at Hawkeye Invitational

OPPONENT Iowa (3-5, 0-0) vs. SDSU (6-3, 0-0)
LOCATION Coralville, Iowa (Xtream Arena)
DATE Friday, Sept. 16
FIRST SERVE 12:30 a.m. (CT)


OPPONENT Iowa (3-5, 0-0) vs. North Florida (1-7, 0-0)
LOCATION Coralville, Iowa (Xtream Arena)
DATE Friday, Sept. 16


OPPONENT  Iowa (3-5, 0-0) vs. North Florida (1-7, 0-0)
LOCATION Coralville, Iowa (Xtream Arena)
DATE Saturday, Sept. 17

The Setting

University of Iowa volleyball hosts South Dakota State, North Florida and Northern Iowa in the Hawkeye Invitational at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, on Friday and Saturday. The Hawkeyes face SDSU on Friday at 12:30 p.m. (CT) and North Florida at 7 p.m. (CT). The Hawkeyes then take on Northern Iowa on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT).

Iowa will host neutral site games, including UNI vs. North Florida at 10 a.m. and SDSU vs. UNI at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and SDSU vs. North Florida at 11 a.m. on Saturday.


Live stats for each contest can be found on the team’s schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.


TV: A live stream of Iowa’s matches are available on B1G+ (subscription required).


  • Dan Georgalas enters his third season as head coach of the Jackrabbits, coming from Wyoming’s coaching staff.
  • Graduate student outside hitter Crystal Burk leads the team with 153 kills and 124 digs.
  • Burk ranks second in the Summit League and tenth nationally in total kills (153).
  • Sophomore setter Raegan Reilly leads the squad in assists with 359.


  • Kristen Wright enters her fifth season at the helm of the Ospreys, coming from MiraCosta College where she was the head coach of the junior college program.
  • The Ospreys win comes from ETSU. Their losses coming from Florida, Virginia, Kansas State, Syracuse, Troy, UAB and Auburn.
  • Redshirt Junior outside hitter Mahalia White leads the team in kills with 112.
  • Junior setter Jenna Zimmerman leads the squad in assists with 217.
  • Junior libero Rocio Moro leads in digs with 115.


  • Bobbi Petersen enters her 23rd season at the helm of the Panthers, entering the 2022 season with a record of 530-194 (.732). 
  • The Panthers won five matches over CSU Bakersfield, Western Michigan, SEMO, and GCU.
  • Three of their five losses come from ranked opponents; #25 Southern California, 1-3, #16 Kentucky 0-3, and #17 Creighton, 0-3.
  • Junior outside hitter Emily Holterhaus leads the team in kills with 112.
  • Sophomore setter Tayler Alden leads the squad in assists with 322.
  • Senior libero Sydney Petersen in digs with 131.


  • The Hawkeyes have played the Jackrabbits five times, Iowa leads, 5-0. Their first meeting was in 2009, Iowa winning, 3-1. Their last meeting was in 2018, with Iowa winning, 3-0.
  • Iowa and North Florida have never met in a contest.
  • The Hawkeyes and Panthers first match was in 1973. Their most recent match up was in 2003, with UNI winning, 3-0. UNI leads the series, 26-22.


  • The Hawkeyes added nine student-athletes to the team this season, including seven transfers and two freshmen.
  • Delaney McSweeney comes home to Iowa from Wake Forest. The 6-7 middle hitter is a junior from Center Point, Iowa.
  • Jacqlyn Caspers is also coming home to Iowa from Kent State. The redshirt senior stands at 6-5 as a middle hitter and is originally from Swaledale, Iowa.
  • Lily Tessier joins the squad from Florida State. Tessier stands at 6-3 as a setter, classifying as a redshirt senior. Tessier calls Fort Meyers, Florida, home.
  • Anna Davis comes to the Hawkeyes with Coach Barnes from Tulane. Davis, a 6-1 middle hitter is entering her junior year. Davis hails from Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Michelle Urquhart joins Iowa alongside Davis and Coach Barnes from Tulane. The 6 foot outside hitter is a sophomore, hailing from Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • Amanda Darling transferred into Iowa from Niagara. The junior is a 5-3 libero from Oswego, Illinois.
  • Madi Wahrmund steps into Iowa from Lafayette. The middle hitter stands at 6-1 and is a graduate student. Wahrmund calls Fredericksburg, Texas, home.


  • Redshirt senior Lily Tessier, a 6-3 setter, spent four seasons with the Florida State Seminoles before entering the transfer portal.
  • “Lily is an elite level, experienced setter,” said Coach Barnes. “She is a great communicator, teammate, and leader as well. Here ability to run the offense from well above the net will make her one of the most feared setters in the Big Ten.”
  • A Fort Myers, Florida, native, Tessier appeared in 73 matches for Florida State totaling 1,765 assists (7.29 per set). She has 36 career aces and 464 digs. 
  • Tessier ranks 11th all-time at FSU in assists per set and 14th in career assists. She is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
  • Tessier was a four-year starter at Evangelical Christian High School. In 336 career sets, she recorded 185 aces, 600 digs, 376 kills, and 2,282 assists (6.8 per set). 
  • She was named to the 2014 AAU All-American Team and the 2015 News-Press All-Area second team. 
  • Tessier was named a finalist for the 2016 New-Press All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year award.


  • Sophomore Addie VanderWeide made 27 consecutive starts to end her freshman season and recorded 12 double-digit kill matches.
  • VanderWeide recorded a career-high .471 hitting percentage against No. 11 Washington and career high and team-leading 23 digs against Ball State.
  • Sophomore Toyosi Onabanjo made her first two starts in the Cy-Hawk Series Tournament.
  • Onabanjo recorded five kills and four blocks in both matches. 
  • Onabanjo opened the 2022 season at the Oklahoma Invitational with 26 kills with a hitting percentage of .308, notching 10 blocking assists and five solo blocks.
  • VanderWeide started out the 2022 season at the Oklahoma Invitational with 13 kills and 22 digs.


  • Sophomore  Michelle Urquhart, an outside hitter transferring in from Tulane, recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Gonzaga and Florida International on Friday at the Oklahoma Invitational.
  • Urquhart tallied 17 kills (.424) and 10 digs against Gonzaga before notching 10 kills and 12 digs against Florida International.
  • In her freshman season at Tulane, Urquhart recorded 341 kills, placing her with the second most kills on the roster and the 12th most in the AAC.
  • Urquhart finished her freshman season with 235 digs and six double-doubles.