Jane Peterson, Central Lakes College volleyball head coach, is one win away from achieving a milestone: 500 wins. She now has a career record of 499-224. She said of approaching milestone: "People ask me all the time, 'How much longer are you going to coach?' because so many other women stop coaching when their families are young or when they get tired. But I feel like I am at the peak of curiosity in my craft - not just the coaching of volleyball skills, but of sports psychology, motivation, group dynamics, motor learning, how teenage brains work, how talent is developed. All these things I am still very curious about." Jane will be honored following the home match Wednesday vs. Fond Du Lac in a ceremony to include a plaque presentation, volleyball alumni, and reception. The match starts at 6:30 p.m.
CLC volleyball: The Peterson Era (285-219 going into 2012 season)
1991 13-16 lost in the consolation finals at state
1992 15-13 no state tournament
1993 14-13 state participation
1994 26-10 NW division champs, consolation champs at state
1995 23-5 North division champs 14-0, consolation champs at state (setter broke hand)
1996 35-5 North division champs 14-0, state champs, 2nd at nationals; All Americans: Sheila Gross, Sandy McKenzie
1997 11-18 5th place northern division
1998 15-14 3rd in North division, 6th at state
1999 24-11 4th in North division, 4th at state; All American: Krista Savor
2000 32-6 North division champs, state champs, national champs; All Americans: Katie Bell, Becky Poster
2001 28-8 tied for North division champ, 4th at state, national champ; All Americans: Katie Bell, Dana Dickinson
2002 15-13 4th at state
2003 30-8 North division champ, state champ, 3rd at nationals; All American: Lane tenCate
2004 29-11 2nd in northern division, state champ, 3rd at nationals; All Americans: Lane tenCate, Shannon McCarthy, Honorable Mention: Courtney Stach
2005 36-2 Northern division champ (undefeated), state champ, 3rd at nationals; All Americans: Amy Fleishhacker, Courtney Stach
2006 33-4 Northern division champs, state champs, 3rd at nationals; All Americans: Jen Kempenich, Lisa Kurtz
2007 34-7 Northern division champs (undefeated), state runners up, National Champs; All Americans: Lisa Kurtz, Krista Meyer
2008 17-20 Tied for second in Northern division. Sixth at State, lost in Region 13 semi final. Rachel Voeltz and Shayna Foote, All-Region.
2009 20-12 Northern Division champions (tied with Hibbing), Regions 13 champs, 4th at nationals; Krystle Hamilton – All Region; All American: Erica Feldewerd
2010 19-12 Tied for second in Northern division. Sixth at State. All Division: Jenna Terhaar and Melissa Widman; All state second team: Melissa Widman
2011 16-11 Second in the Northern division. All Division: Melissa Widman (second team Carlie Sweet and Hayley Hornick and Abbi Knutson); All State first team and all Region: Melissa Widman.