Janie Hodgkinson Priola ’02 earned second team NCAA Division III All-America honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association following her junior season in 2000 and, at the time of her induction, remains the only all-America choice in DePauw volleyball history.
A four-year letterwinner, Priola was a two-time all-Great Lakes Region selection, earned all-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference First Team honors each of her four years and was the 2001 SCAC Player of the Year. The Tigers earned NCAA Division III postseason appearances in 1998 and 2000 and finished second in the SCAC each of her four seasons.
Priola’s 2,214 career kills and 4.61 career kills per set remain DePauw and SCAC records and are 16th in NCAA Division III history at the time of her induction, while her 12.56 attack attempts in 1998 are still the 13th best in a Division III season and her 5,337 career attack attempts are 18th. She also holds the school record with 2,045 career digs and ranks second with a .307 attack percentage. Her .390 attack percentage in 2001 is still a school record and she holds four of the top five single-season kill totals in school history.
Priola led the SCAC in kills and kills per set each of her four years, in hitting percentage in 2000 and 2001 and in digs in 1999. She earned SCAC Player of the Week distinction 12 times and garnered AVCA Division III Player of the Week accolades once as a senior.
During her four years, the Tigers posted a 117-31 record which was the best in any four-year period in school history. In 2005, Priola was named to the SCAC 15th Anniversary Volleyball Team. She also was a member of the DePauw women’s basketball team during the 1998-99 season.
Priola graduated with a B.A in sociology and anthropology before earning an M.A. in Teaching Secondary Social Science in 2004, an M.S. in Social Counseling in 2006 and LBS1 certification in 2014 from National-Louis University. She has actively worked in private and public school settings as both a counselor and a teacher.
Priola and her husband, Joey, reside in Lake Forest, Ill.