Megan Bezdicek enters her first season as the Head Women’s Volleyball coach at Iowa Lakes after one season as the Laker’s assistant coach.
A Jackson, Minn. native, Coach Bezdicek joined the Iowa Lakes coaching ranks after completing her volleyball career at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. While at Augustana, Bezdicek captained the squad in her final two seasons and was a three time NSIC academic all-conference member. She was also a member of the 2008 regional team.
Before Augustana, Bezdicek was a standout athlete for Jackson County Central High School. During her prep career she was a four year letter winner in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was an all-conference, all area, and all-state selection in both volleyball and softball her junior and senior seasons as well as all-conference and all-area in basketball her senior campaign.
Coach Bezdicek earned her Bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Athletic Training in 2012 and in Biology and Secondary Education in 2013.
Coach Bezdicek stated “I am extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to the challenge of continuing the success of Iowa Lakes Volleyball and to helping these ladies to be successful both on and off the court,” upon her hiring.
Tessa Prochaska enters her first season as the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at Iowa Lakes, with former high school teammate; head Coach Megan Bezdicek.
A Lakefield, Minn. native, Coach Prochaska played in the ICCAC conference, at Southeastern Community College, where she was voted teamed captain both her freshman and sophomore year, and currently still holds the set assist record. As a setter Prochaska averaged 9.9 assists per game her sophomore year, good for third in the conference. She had 2,689 career assists during her two-year career, setting the school record. Prochaska was also named to the XI-B All-Tournament team and earned Second Team All-Region XI-B honors, as a freshman she was named First Team All-Region. Prochaska also excelled in the classroom being named to the Second Team All-Region Academic Team both years.
Prochaska then transferred to University of Sioux Falls, where she was named team captain, voted by her teammates and led her team in set assists. She was also named setter of the week three times that season.
Coach Prochaska earned her Bachelors degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato in Human Resource Management with minors in Business Administration and Financial Planning in 2010.
Coach Prochaska stated, “I am very excited to be a part of this growing program and to watch Coach Bezdicek thrive in her roll. She is very inspiring and loves the game, being a part of it is a blessing and I’m thrilled to be here.”