Elle Sandbothe

Middle Blocker

Player profile

  • Hometown Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • Last School Kansas State
  • High School Lee's Summit West
  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-0

2019 (Senior)
• Started 27 of the 30 matches she played in
• Tied for first on the team with 82 blocks (76a, 6s)
• Third for the Buckeyes behind 256 points and 209 kills
• Also had 38 digs and three service aces
• Buckeye Invitational all-tournament team
• Notched eight matches with double-digit kills
• Recorded a career-high 16 points and 14 kills while hitting .611 at Maryland
• Tallied six blocks twice against Pitt and Minnesota

• 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team
• 2016 Big 12 All-Freshman Team
• Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• Recorded 96 kills and 63 blocks while leading the team in blocks/set both in overall (1.09) and Big 12-only matches (1.11) as a freshman
• Started 20 matches (93 sets) and registered 126 kills her sophomore season
• Picked up 64 total blocks (third on team) and averaged 0.69 per set
• As a sophomore, she appeared in 22 matches (77 sets) and led the team in total blocks with 72.0 and finished second on the team with a .284 hitting percentage
• Played for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team and won gold at the 2017 U20 Pan American Cup in San Jose, Costa Rica

• Four-year letterwinner at Lee’s Summit West
• Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State Honorable Mention as a junior
• Two-time MHSVCA Northwest/Kansas City Class 4 All-Region
• Turned in 212 kills and 105 blocks as a senior
• In 2014, she had 206 kills, 113 blocks, 58 digs and 18 aces
• As a junior, she had 159 kills on .328 hitting percentage while also adding 103 rejections
• Played club ball for Invasion VBC

• Daughter of Mike and Teri Sandbothe
• Has one brother, Garrett, and one sister, Taylor
• Her sister was a middle blocker for Ohio State from 2013-16
• Her mother is a member of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and was a four-time All-American for the Missouri track and field team
• Her father was a four-year starter for the men’s basketball team at Missouri
• Her brother played basketball at Central Missouri
• Human development and family science major