23 Kaija Kunze-Hoeg
Kaija Kunze-Hoeg
  • Height:
    5'9''
  • Year:
    2026
  • Hometown:
    Eagan, Minn.
  • High School:
    Mounds Park Academy
  • Position:
    OH/L
  • Major:
    International Relations-Economics
  • Pronunciation:
    KAI-uh koon-SEE-HOE-guh
  • m
    25
  • k/s
    0.59
  • h %
    .156
  • a/s
    0.69
  • b/s
    0.04
  • sa/s
    0.26
  • d/s
    4.53

Bio

2022:
  • Appeared in all 25 contests as a first year for the Blue
  • Led the Blue with 412 digs (4th in NEWMAC), avergaing 4.53 digs per set 
  • Also recorded 54 kills, 24 service aces, and 63 assists
  • Had season high 32 digs against Salve Regina on Oct. 20
  • Had double-digit digs in 21 games
Before Wellesley:
  • Attended Mounds Park Academy graduated in 2022
  • Varsity Volleyball 6x letter recipient
  • Helped guide the MPA volleyball program to 2 state appearances
  • Played club volleyball for Mizuno Northern Lights
  • 2x All-Conference Honorable Mention, 4x All-Conference Team, 1x Conference Player of the Year
  • Breakdown Section 2AA All-Section team, Class AA All-State Team, Class AA All-State Tournament Team
  • Athena Award Winner 
Personal:
  • Daughter of Kari and Jeff Kunze-Hoeg
  • Born in St. Paul, MN
  • Has one younger sister, Else
  • Has two cats named Hazel and Brygge
Why Wellesley?
  • "I love the strength of the academic programs as well as the location. Being part of such a strong group of athletes was super exciting too!"

Player Profile

Recent Games
Oct 18 at Smith L, 3-0
Oct 19 Regis (Mass.) L, 3-2
Oct 20 Salve Regina L, 3-1
Oct 25 Clark W, 3-2
Oct 27 at Brandeis L, 3-0
Oct 29 WPI L, 3-1
  Overall Conf
Matches 25 10
Sets 91 37
Kills 54 21
Kills per set 0.59 0.57
Errors 26 5
Total Attacks 180 50
Hitting Percentage .156 .320
Assists 63 19
Assists per set 0.69 0.51
Service Aces 24 3
Service Errors 34 13
Service Aces per set 0.26 0.08
Receptions 533 200
Reception Errors 30 13
Digs 412 136
Digs per set 4.53 3.68
Block Solo 0 0
Block Assist 4 3
Block Total 4 3
Blocks per set 0.04 0.08
Block Errors 1 0
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 80.0 25.5
Points per set 0.9 0.7
Matches started 4 1
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se r re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 2 vs. Suffolk L, 3-0 1 3 2 5 19 -.158 0 1 4 15 1 7 0 1 1 1 0 3.5
Sep 3 vs. Me.-Presque Isle W, 3-1 1 4 13 5 42 .190 0 0 2 16 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 13.0
Sep 3 at Eastern Nazarene L, 3-1 1 4 11 9 39 .051 0 4 3 20 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Sep 7 Norwich W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 7 0 1 23 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 10 at Rivier L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 2 .000 3 0 3 15 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 10 vs. Castleton W, 3-0 - 3 2 1 3 .333 1 1 0 21 0 28 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Sep 13 Babson L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 3 .333 0 0 3 26 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 17 at Springfield L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 0 15 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 20 at MIT L, 3-0 - 3 0 1 1 -1.000 2 0 2 24 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 22 Keene St. W, 3-2 - 5 1 0 6 .167 3 1 0 44 3 24 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 24 Mass.-Dartmouth L, 3-0 - 3 0 1 2 -.500 1 1 1 18 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Sep 27 Emerson L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 1 14 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 29 New England Col. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 1 3 0 17 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Oct 1 at Mount Holyoke L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 1 .000 2 1 1 38 1 29 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 4 at Wheaton L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 8 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 8 Westfield St. W, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 6 2 0 18 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 11 Coast Guard L, 3-1 1 4 20 4 43 .372 3 0 1 16 0 9 0 3 0 3 0 21.5
Oct 15 at Roger Williams W, 3-2 - 5 2 0 5 .400 7 5 2 28 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Oct 15 vs. Johnson & Wales (RI) L, 3-0 - 3 1 0 4 .250 4 1 1 25 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 18 at Smith L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 1 .000 1 0 2 17 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 19 Regis (Mass.) L, 3-2 - 5 0 0 2 .000 5 1 2 21 1 31 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Oct 20 Salve Regina L, 3-1 - 4 1 0 4 .250 4 1 0 26 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Oct 25 Clark W, 3-2 - 5 0 0 0 - 7 1 3 22 1 24 0 0 0 0 1 1.0
Oct 27 at Brandeis L, 3-0 - 3 0 0 0 - 2 0 2 26 4 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Oct 29 WPI L, 3-1 - 4 0 0 1 .000 1 0 0 20 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2022-23 25 91 54 0.59 26 180 .156 63 0.69 24 0.26 533 30 412 4.53 0 4 4 0.04 80.0 0.9
Total 25 91 54 0.59 26 180 .156 63 0.69 24 0.26 533 30 412 4.53 0 4 4 0.04 80.0 0.9
    m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s r re digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Event Total 25 91 54 0.59 26 180 .156 63 0.69 24 0.26 533 30 412 4.53 0 4 4 0.04 80.0 0.9
Conference 10 37 21 0.57 5 50 .320 19 0.51 3 0.08 200 13 136 3.68 0 3 3 0.08 25.5 0.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Location Home 12 46 23 0.50 5 63 .286 39 0.85 10 0.22 265 13 218 4.74 0 3 3 0.07 34.5 0.8
Away 9 32 13 0.41 10 49 .061 19 0.59 11 0.34 191 16 133 4.16 0 0 0 0.00 24.0 0.8
Neutral 4 13 18 1.38 11 68 .103 5 0.38 3 0.23 77 1 61 4.69 0 1 1 0.08 21.5 1.7
Result Wins 8 31 18 0.58 6 58 .207 32 1.03 13 0.42 189 6 166 5.35 0 0 0 0.00 31.0 1.0
Losses 17 60 36 0.60 20 122 .131 31 0.52 11 0.18 344 24 246 4.10 0 4 4 0.07 49.0 0.8
Month September 13 44 30 0.68 22 119 .067 21 0.48 11 0.25 268 17 181 4.11 0 1 1 0.02 41.5 0.9
October 12 47 24 0.51 4 61 .328 42 0.89 13 0.28 265 13 231 4.91 0 3 3 0.06 38.5 0.8