Ranger of the Week: Reese Rossnagel

Two-time award winner breaks the Parkside single-game record for kills


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Athletics Department is committed to a balanced student-athlete experience that develops future leaders and active community members. As the only NCAA Division II member in the state of Wisconsin, we strive to live the “Life in the Balance” philosophy by promoting academic excellence, athletic success, and community engagement to ensure personal growth and development.

The Parkside volleyball team competed at the Midwest Region Crossover Tournament last weekend in Hammond, Ind. The Rangers went 1-2 in the tournament, but came away with something to celebrate. The Parkside single-game kills record was broken by Reese Rossnagel, our Kenosha.com Ranger of the Week.

Rossnagel tallied a record-breaking 31 kills in the Rangers’ win over McKendree in their tournament opener. That broke the previous record of 26 kills in 2013. Rossnagel came back on Saturday and collected another 23 kills against Ohio Dominican, enough to tie for 10th place on the Parkside all-time list for kills in a single game.

We sat down with the Las Vegas native and two-time Kenosha.com Ranger of the Week to learn more about her interests, both on and off the volleyball court.

  • What is your favorite color? — Pink
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? — Mind reading
  • What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? — Butter pecan
  • What is your favorite Kenosha restaurant? — La Fogata Mexican Grill
  • If you were not playing volleyball, what sport would you play? — Basketball
  • What is your favorite pro team? — Chicago Blackhawks
  • Who is your favorite pro athlete? — Marc-Andre Fleury
  • Cats or dogs? — Both
  • Do you have any sort of pregame ritual? — Not really
  • What is your dream travel destination? — Spain
  • Who is your favorite music artist? — Fleetwood Mac
  • What is your favorite movie? — The Great Gatsby
  • What is your spirit animal? — Donkey
  • Apple or Android? — Apple
  • Favorite holiday? — Halloween
  • What is your go-to karaoke song? — Don’t have one
  • What is your favorite season? — Fall
  • Who is your favorite Parkside professor or staff member? — Jeff from the Caf
  • Are you a night owl or a morning person? — Night owl
  • Alright, now for the most important question of all.  Does pineapple belong on a pizza? — Absolutely not!

Up next for the Rangers

Parkside volleyball returns to De Simone Arena on Friday (Oct. 21) as the Rangers host the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals at 7 p.m. For more information, visit parksiderangers.com.