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Elsa Stegeman Binder
United States  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Birth Date April 5, 1977 (41 years old)
Home Town Santa Cruz, CA
Resides Forestville, CA
Height 5'9"
College Pacific
Web Site www.elsabinder.com
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 25th (7 times) $950
   AVP 25th (7 times) $950
Overall 25th (7 times) $950
 
Bio Bits

After a rebound from an ACL surgery during her junior year (1997), Binder came back to have the best two seasons of her collegiate career. She amassed over 1,800 kills and is second in the Pacific career record book. With 46 kills on December 4, 1999 she set a Tigers and NCAA Tournament record for most kills during a single match.

Binder is the first women's volleyball player in the Big West conference to earn four consecutive Player of the Week awards. She was named first team AVCA All America (1998 and 1999), All-Big West (1996, 1997, and 1999), AVCA All-District VII (1996, 1997, and 1999) and NCAA Tournament All-Central Region. She was named NCAA Tournament East Region Most Outstanding Player and Big West Conference Co-Player of the Year. She was recognized as MVP for the Shamrock Invitational Tournament and State Farm Women's Volleyball Classic Tournament.

Following college Binder played briefly indoors in Spain as well as with the USPV in Chicago. She earned her teaching certificate from Sonoma State, and since 2000 has been a high school social studies teacher and volleyball coach.

Formerly Elsa Stegeman, she is married (Todd Binder) and has a daughter (Dakota), who was born in 2004.

Favorite Movie: The Big Blue... Favorite Show: The X-Files... Favorite Bands: David Bowie, Depeche Mode... Role Model: Oprah... Favorite Meal: steak burritos... Sponsor: Airport Club

If you weren't playing professional volleyball, what would you be doing?
Teaching economics
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st 53rd
2006 AVP 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950.00 211.0 61st 0 0 7 2 2 2 1
Total
(Rank)
  14
(501st)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950.00
(531st)
211.0   0 0 7 2 2 2 1
 
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total   14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950.00 211.0   0 0 7 2 2 2 1
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Partner Summary
 
AVP Pro Beach Tour
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st 53rd
Charnette Fair 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $300 81.0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0
Ella Vakhidova 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $350 64.0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Patti Cook 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 44.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sara Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 22.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950 211.0 0 0 7 2 2 2 1
 
Overall
Partner Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st 53rd
Charnette Fair 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $300 81.0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0
Ella Vakhidova 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $350 64.0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Patti Cook 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 44.0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sara Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 22.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
 
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950 211.0 0 0 7 2 2 2 1
 
 
Location Summary
 
United States
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st 53rd
Alabama: Birmingham AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Arizona: Tempe AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
California: Hermosa Beach AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 9.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
California: Huntington Beach AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
California: Manhattan Beach AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $175 26.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
California: Sacramento AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 12.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
California: Santa Barbara AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 9.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Colorado: Boulder AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Florida: Fort Lauderdale AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Georgia: Atlanta AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 9.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Location Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points 13th 17th 25th 29th 33rd 41st 53rd
Illinois: Chicago AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 12.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
New Jersey: Seaside Heights AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $150 18.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
New York: Brooklyn AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $175 26.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ohio: Mason AVP 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0 26.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950 211.0 0 0 7 2 2 2 1
 
Total 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $950 211.0 0 0 7 2 2 2 1
 
 
Season Summaries 2006
 
2006 AVP Pro Beach Tour
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
3/31-4/2 Fort Lauderdale Sara Johnson Q47,32 25 $150.00 18
Q1: d. Jessie Cooper / Laura Ratto (Q18)  21-23, 21-12, 15-10 (0:58)
Q2: d. Karen Reitz / Josie Sidhu (Q15)  23-21, 21-19 (0:49)
Q3: d. Lisa Gathright / Jeannette Hecker (Q2)  21-17, 13-21, 18-16 (1:00)
W1: l. Misty May-Treanor / Kerri Walsh Jennings (1)  9-21, 11-21 (0:30)     
C1: l. Ann Windes / Ella Vakhidova (16)  20-22, 21-15, 9-15 (1:03)     
5/5-7 Tempe Sara Johnson Q33 53   4
Q1: l. Janelle Allen / Jennifer Snyder (Q32)  18-21, 15-21 (0:41)
5/18-20 Santa Barbara Charnette Fair Q33 41   9
Q1: d. Angie Hall / Laura Ratto (Q32)  21-15, 21-16 (0:45)
Q2: l. Mary Baily / Julie Romias (Q1,26)  19-21, 19-21 (0:47)
5/26-28 Huntington Beach Charnette Fair Q34 41   6
Q2: d. Laura Ratto / Jennifer Walker (Q31)  21-15, 21-8 (0:33)
Q3: l. Jennifer Fopma / Stacy Brannon (Q2,26)  19-21, 23-21, 11-15 (0:52)
6/9-11 Hermosa Beach Charnette Fair Q31 33   9
Q2: d. Danielle Bauer / Erica Menzel (Q34)  21-12, 21-9 (0:33)
Q3: d. Jennifer Fopma / Stacy Brannon (Q2)  21-19, 15-21, 15-7 (0:57)
Q4: l. Tara Kuk / Kim Whitney (Q18,27)  21-17, 14-21, 6-15 (0:52)
6/15-18 Sacramento Charnette Fair Q22 29   12
Q2: d. Sarah White / Chrissie Zartman (Q11)  21-16, 21-19 (0:38)
Q3: l. Claire D'Amore / Tiffany Rodriguez (Q6)  15-21, 28-30 (0:48)
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
6/29-7/2 Seaside Heights Charnette Fair Q14,30 25 $150.00 18
Q1: d. Melanie Caron / Jennifer Blair (Q19)  21-12, 21-13 (0:35)
Q2: d. Erin Byrd / Paige Jensen (Q3)  15-21, 23-21, 15-11
W1: l. Annett Davis / Jenny Johnson Jordan (3)  15-21, 12-21 (0:36)     
C1: l. Patti Cook / Ashley Ivy Swift (19)  15-21, 13-21 (0:37)     
7/6-9 Atlanta Charnette Fair Q14 29   9
Q1: d. Damaris Flores / Sheri Leverrette (Q19)  21-16, 21-11 (0:34)
Q2: l. Jennifer Fopma / Stacy Brannon (Q3,22)  27-29, 16-21 (0:50)
7/13-16 Birmingham Charnette Fair Q9,31 25 $150.00 18
Q2: d. Dana Rothman / Alicia Zamparelli-Flavia (Q8)  21-15, 21-19 (0:44)
W1: l. Elaine Youngs / Rachel Scott (2)  12-21, 15-21 (0:40)     
C1: l. Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima / Paula Roca (15)  19-21, 16-21 (0:43)     
7/20-23 Chicago Ella Vakhidova Q2 33   12
Q2: d. Shelby Moneer / Jessica Sears (Q31)  25-21 (0:22)
Q3: l. Angela Knopf / Carrie Wright (Q18,31)  15-21, 21-19, 11-15 (0:57)
8/10-12 Manhattan Beach Ella Vakhidova Q6,29 25 $175.00 26
Q1: d. Victoria Prince / Lauren Chun (Q59)  21-13, 21-18 (0:44)
Q2: d. Courtney Shealy / Amy Hvitfeldtsen (Q38)  23-21, 21-8 (0:37)
Q3: d. Angela Knopf / Carrie Wright (Q11)  17-21, 25-23, 15-13 (1:06)
W1: l. Rachel Scott / Jennifer Kessy (4)  13-21, 11-21 (0:38)     
C1: l. Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima / Paula Roca (13)  19-21, 16-21 (0:47)     
Date Location Partner Seed Finish Winnings Points
8/17-20 Brooklyn Ella Vakhidova Q4,28 25 $175.00 26
Q1: d. Vicky St. Pierre / Sheri Robinson (Q29)  21-7, 21-10 (0:37)
Q2: d. Jessie Cooper / Kristin Ursillo (Q13)  21-16, 21-14 (0:42)
W1: l. Dianne DeNecochea / Tammy Leibl (5)  17-21, 15-21 (0:37)     
C1: l. Heather Lowe / Lauren Fendrick (12)  22-24, 17-21 (0:46)     
8/24-27 Boulder Patti Cook Q3,28 25 $150.00 18
Q2: d. Jennifer Bowman / Stephanie Chapek (Q19)  21-19, 21-18 (0:38)
W1: l. Dianne DeNecochea / Tammy Leibl (5)  19-21, 18-21 (0:45)     
C1: l. Angie Akers / Brooke Niles (12)  17-21, 16-21 (0:41)     
8/31-9/3 Mason Patti Cook Q5 25   26
Q2: d. Joy Akins / Makalani Hovey (Q12)  22-20, 21-14 (0:36)
Q3: l. Cinta Preston / Beth Van Fleet (Q4,24)  14-21, 13-21 (0:28)
Summary 
Matches Won-Lost: 20-20  
Sets Won-Lost: 42-45  
Points Scored-Allowed: 1600-1600
Tournaments Played: 14
Best Finish: 25th (7 times)
Winnings: $950
Points: 211
Ranking: 61st
 

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