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Lindsey Vande Hoef, a longtime assistant basketball coach who has been part of several successful programs, enters her second season as Lakeland College’s head women's basketball coach.
The Horicon, Wis., native played on the NCAA Division III level at Carroll College, and has worked as an assistant in the junior college Division I and NAIA Division II levels.
In her first season as head coach, Vande Hoef led the Muskies to an 18-8 overall record. The team finished second in the Northern Athletics Conference North Division with a 13-5 mark and returned to the NAC Tournament.
Prior to Lakeland, Vande Hoef served four years as an assistant at Iowa Western Community College.
She spent the 2005-07 as a women's basketball graduate assistant at the University of Sioux Falls. She served as head coach for the junior varsity squad and was heavily involved in the Cougars' recruiting efforts.
Prior to Sioux Falls, Vande Hoef was an assistant coach for two seasons at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Vande Hoef helped lead Stritch to a school-record 31 wins in 2004, and the team qualified for the NAIA National Tournament both seasons, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen round in 2005.
Vande Hoef was a four-year starting point guard at Carroll. She led the team in assists during her junior and senior years, and is the career record holder for single-game steals with nine.
She graduated from Carroll in 2003 with a degree in fitness-management. She earned a master's in business administration from the University of Sioux Falls in 2007.
Lindsey and her husband Chris currently reside in Plymouth, Wis.
This will be Britni Fett’s second year as the head women’s golf and assistant women’s basketball coach at Lakeland.
Before coming to Lakeland, Britni spent two years as the graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at Concordia University Wisconsin. As an assistant coach at Concordia Britni was a part of two conference championship teams, which included an appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2009.
Originally from South Dakota, Britni attended the University of Sioux Falls where she was a member of the women’s basketball program both as a player and student assistant coach.
Britni graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with her Master’s in Business Administration focusing in Management in 2010. In 2008, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in coaching at the University of Sioux Falls.
Ty Arras enters his second season as graduate assistant for the Lakeland women’s basketball team.
A native of Entiat, Washington, Ty spent the past two years as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, Entiat High School. Last season Arras helped the Lady Tigers to a 19-6 record with an appearance in the Class 2B Regional’s. In 09-10 Ty helped the Entiat boy’s team to a 20-5 record and an appearance at the Class 2B State.
Ty received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Washington State University, where he also served as a men’s basketball student manager from 2006-2009. Arras’s duties included helping with video coordinating, filming practice and games, as well as day-to-day tasks in the office.
Ty is currently working toward his Masters of Arts in Counseling.
KC Blahnik enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Lakeland Women’s Basketball team.
A Michigan native, Blahnik graduated from Lakeland in May, 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is currently working on her Master’s of Counseling, with hopes of someday being a coach and academic advisor or career counselor at the collegiate level.
While at Lakeland, Blahnik played both softball and basketball for the Muskies. She excelled in both, receiving Conference Player of the Year her junior year in softball and Conference Player of the Year her senior year in basketball.
She was also named Female Athlete of Year at Lakeland College both her junior and senior years. Then in her senior year, Blahnik was named Female Athlete of the Year for the Northern Athletics Conference.
In her senior season, she led the women’s basketball team to its first tournament championship in four years. She holds numerous softball records and joined the 1,000 point club her senior season in basketball.
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