Caren Kemner is in her second season as the head coach of the Culver-Stockton College women's volleyball team.
Kemner's first team produced two Heart of America Athletic Conference all-league selections, including Carrie Gerberding, who was a second team pick. Kemner also had four players named NAIA Scholar-Athletes and the team was named a NAIA Scholar-Team for the 2011 season after recording a 3.56 grade-point-average. That GPA was the highest among all athletic programs at Culver-Stockton.
Coach Kemner spent 15 years as a member of the United States National Team, which included three Olympics and an Olympic Bronze Medal. Once considered the best volleyball player in the world, Coach Kemner played in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, before spending two years playing in the Italian Professional League, Telcom-Milan. In her return to the National Team in 1990, she helped her team win a bronze medal at the World Championships. In 1991, she was named the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) most valuable player (MVP), and was the most outstanding player at the 1991 World Cup. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Coach Kemner helped Team USA win a bronze medal by compiling team-high 127 kills and seven aces. In 1993, she spent two years playing for Brazilian team Atletico Sorocaba before playing professionally in Japan for two years (1994-1995). In 1995, Coach Kemner helped her team win Gold at the World Grand Prix, before playing in her last Olympics in Atlanta in 1996.
Coach Kemner's pervious coaching experience includes serving as the head coach at her alma mater Quincy Notre Dame High School for two seasons. She led the team to a 43-27 record including a 24-10 campaign and regional championship in 2010. Coach Kemner is also the director of the Riverfront Athletic Association.
Coach Kemner is a native from Quincy, Illinois. She is a six-time recipient of the United States Olympic Committee Female Volleyball Athlete of the Year and a five-time winner of Team USA MVP award. She was also nominated for the Sullivan Award, which is the top amateur athlete in the United States. In addition to her National Team achievements, she helped her high school Quincy Notre Dame win two consecutive state titles. She played two season at the University of Arizona where she was named to the All-American team and the Pac-10 All-Conference team her sophomore season. She is a member of the University of Arizona and Quincy Notre Dame Athletic Halls of Fame.
|2||Abbie Foster||FR||Lib||5-5||Quincy, Ill.||Quincy HS|
|5||Shea Elmore||FR||OH||5-6||Pawnee, Ill.||Glenwood HS|
|6||Lori Privratsky||JR||L||5-6||Henry, Ill.||Senachwine-Henry HS|
|8||Olivia Stuedle||FR||DS||5-6||Quincy, Ill.||Quincy HS|
|9||Kati Davis||FR||OH||5-11||Owensville, Mo.||Owensville HS|
|10||Kory O'Laughlin||SR||MH||6-0||Winfield, Mo.||East Central College|
|11||Mackenzie Lemons||SO||MH||5-7||Milton, Ill.||Pittsfield HS|
|12||Tania Van Hoorn||FR||DS||5-4||McLean, Ill.||Olympia HS|
|13||Brooke Carroll||JR||S||5-8||Felton, Calif.||Cabrillo College|
|14||Lexi DeSpain||SO||OH||5-5||Griggsville, Ill.||Griggsville-Perry HS|
|15||Danielle DeMoulin||SO||MH||6-2||St. Louis, Mo.||Hazelwood West HS|
|19||Ruthie Wheelock||JR||MH||6-3||Lovington, Ill.||Lovington HS|
|20||Lauren Dieleman||SO||S||5-4||Murray, Ky.||Murray HS|
|21||Jacklyn Strouse||JR||MH||5-10||Braidwood, Ill.||Reed-Custer HS|
|22||Katie Flynn||FR||OH||5-11||Oak Lawn, Ill.||Mother McAuley HS|
|23||Savannah Day||FR||OH||5-10||Cupertino, Calif.||Monta Vista HS|
|25||Brooke Longmeyer||JR||OH||5-8||Auburn, Ill.||Auburn HS|
|29||Dallas Tobin||JR||DS||5-3||St. Charles, Mo.||Francis Howell Central HS|
|32||Melanie Sbanotto||JR||DS||5-4||St. Peters, Mo.||Francis Howell Central HS|