High school, at South-east Webster Grand (yes that is in Iowa) she was a 4 time letter winning middle hitter that was known for her energy on the court. Elder was a 2 time team captain, voted MVP 2 years in a row by her teammates, 4 time academic all-conference recipient and a 2 time all-conference team recipient. Elder continued her volleyball career at Central College in Pella, IA where she continued to be a ball of energy at the college that was known for having a quick offense and the best cheer squad in the conference. At Central she was voted rookie of the year by my team, Elder was team captain for one year, and received the spirit award 2 years in a row. She was involved in a number of student organizations at Central and strongly believe lessons learned in volleyball are applicable to many areas of life. Elder has supported the coaching staff for a variety of club teams in Pella and coached at Centrals team camps. This is Elders first year coaching at Plex and she is very excited about it! Elder lives in West Des Moines and is an HR Generalist at Strategic America, an advertising agency. When she is not working she enjoys biking with Brian, her better half, and taking care of her patio plants.