Women's basketball

Vander Molen To Play Basketball at Northwestern

Katie Vander Molen (Pella, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Northwestern College.

Vander Molen is a 5’9” standout point guard who is in her fourth year starting for Pella Community High School. Vander Molen earned first team all-state honors after leading her team to a 4A state runner-up finish with a 23-3 overall record last year. She averaged 14 points, nearly four rebounds and three assists per game while also being named first team all-district and first team all-conference for the third consecutive season. Vander Molen was named to the 4A state all-tournament team in 2016 and scored her 1,000th career point earlier this season. She is currently averaging 11 points per game and leads Pella with 56 assists. A third team all-state selection in 2015, Vander Molen is a member of the National Honor Society and academic all-state team. She plans to major in Biology at Northwestern and is the daughter of Vern and Carla.

“We are excited that Katie has chosen to further her basketball career at Northwestern College,” commented head coach Chris Yaw. “Katie is an outstanding student who is a person of great character and will be a welcome addition to our campus. Katie can play both guard spots for us and she understands the commitment, passion and teamwork necessary to pursue excellence. We welcome Katie and her family to our program and look forward to sharing in her awesome journey as a Red Raider.”