BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University volleyball head coach Kevin Ulmer announced the commitment of Madeline Siedenburg (OH, 5-9, Wales, Wis./Kettle Moraine HS) to the Beaver volleyball roster. Siedenburg signed a National Letter of Intent and plans to start her BSU academic and athletic careers in the fall of 2020.
The addition of the Siedenburg brings BSU’s incoming freshman class to eight. She joins Taylor Birr (S, 5-11, Pulaski, Wis./Pulaski HS), Rylie Bjerklie (MB, 6-0, Roseau, Minn./Roseau HS), Meghan Heggelund (OH, 6-1, Watertown, S.D./Watertown HS), Lauren Justesen (DS, 5-7, Elmwood, Neb./Elmwood-Murdock HS), Hallie Mertz (OH, 5-10, Harrisburg, S.D./Harrisburg HS), Rilee Michaelson (MB/RS, 6-0, Park Rapids, Minn./Park Rapids HS) and Madison Weyker (OH/DS, 5-9, Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield Central HS), who each committed to the team early in the signing period.
All signees are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
- Madeline Siedenburg (OH, 5-9, Wales, Wis. / Kettle Moraine High School)
Kettle Moraine HS: Siedenburg comes to Bemidji State from Kettle Moraine High School in Wales, Wis… In 2019, she was part of a KMHS volleyball team that went 29-14 and made the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament for the first time in the school’s 46-year history… While she played in just 50 sets, she finished the season third on the team with 153 kills while averaging 3.1 kills per set… She totaled 267 kills as a junior and hit .226… She also competed for Motion MVP Club team… In addition to volleyball, Siedenburg was also a three-year letterwinner for the Lasers’ girl’s basketball and track and field teams… Placed in the high jump at the 2019 WIAA State Championships after clearing 5-2 and set a personal-best 5-3 as a sophomore… Also competed in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dash events… Was selected First-Team All-Classic 8 Conference and Third-Team All-Section on the basketball court while helping the Lasers to the section final game… Was a member of the Kettle Moraine Honor Roll and National Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Sara and Ken Siedenburg… Born on Sept. 23, 2001… Plans to major in nursing with a minor in Spanish at BSU… Hobbies include outdoors, hiking, skiing and painting.
Ulmer’s comments about Siedenburg: “What stood out to me about Maddi was her explosiveness and her enthusiasm,” said Ulmer. “She is a six-rotation outside with a lot of power. She already had the ability to play competitively at all positions at the club level and high school level and has potential to develop significantly during her time here. She is really dynamic, is capable of scoring and has a good physical presence at the net. She plays really hard and gives great defensive effort. That stood out to me right away.”
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).