14
Darien Bandel
Darien  Bandel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ortonville, Mich.

High School:
Oxford

Height:
6-0

Position:
OH

Major:
Social Work


11/18/2017

OAKLAND'S SEASON ENDS WITH THREE SET LOSS TO GREEN BAY IN LEAGUE SEMIFINAL

Sammy Condon and Darien Bandel each recorded nine kills

11/14/2017

BANDEL NAMED HORIZON LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AS OAKLAND LANDS FOUR ON ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

Darien Bandel becomes the first conference player of the year in the Division I era

11/13/2017

BANDEL TABBED HORIZON LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The senior outside hitter recorded over 4.50 kills per set last week

11/10/2017

BANDEL AND CONDON NAMED TO HORIZON LEAGUE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM

The standout seniors rank among the best in the Horizon League in multiple categories

11/10/2017

OAKLAND CLOSES OUT REGULAR SEASON WITH FOUR SET WIN OVER UIC

Krysteena Davis recorded a game-high eight blocks

11/08/2017

Oakland vs. IUPUI (11/8/2017)

Oakland vs. IUPUI (11/8/2017) O'rena

10/20/2017

Oakland vs. Milwaukee (1020/2017)

Oakland vs. Milwaukee (1020/2017)

10/07/2017

Oakland vs. Cleveland State (10/7/2017)

Oakland vs. Cleveland State (10/7/2017)

09/30/2017

Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky

Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky 9/30/17

09/29/2017

Oakland vs. Wright State (9/29/2017)

Oakland vs. Wright State (9/29/2017) O'rena

Match-By-Match statsGet Acrobat Reader | Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader 

2017
 Appeared in all 114 sets
 Horizon League Player of the Year, becoming the first Oakland player to be named conference player of the year in the Division I era
 All-Horizon League First Team selection
 Set a single-season school record in kills per set (4.31)
 Finished the season ranking 22nd in the NCAA in kills per set (4.31), 27th in total kills (491), 46th in attacks per set (11.22), 47th in total attacks (1,279), 31st in points (545) and 24th in points per set (4.78)
 Finished her career ranking inside Oakland’s top-10 in kills (849, 10th) and kills per set (2.97, third)
 Tallied 491 total kills which is the second-most in a single season in Oakland history
 Her 1,279 attempts are the second-most in school history for a single season
 Recorded a career high 27 kills on Sept. 1 against Lipscomb, which is tied for fourth-most for a single match in Oakland history
 Also had games with 26 kills and 25 kills, which ranks fifth and sixth all-time in a single match
 Recorded 20 kills or more 11 times during the season
 Averaged 0.65 blocks per set and 1.97 digs per set
 Named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 2 and Nov. 13

2016
Played in 122 matches which ranks second all-time in a single season
Finished the season ranked 10th all-time in a single season in service aces with 31
Ranked 10th in the Horizon League play in service aces with 28 (0.25/set)
Named Horizon League Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 19-25
Named Most Valuable Player at the Bucknell Invite Sept. 16-17
Recorded a career-high 23 kills, hitting .435 against Wright State on Sept. 30
Ranked second on the team in kills, kills per set and aces per set

2015

• Played in 28 sets over 20 matches
• Totaled 37 kills and eight blocks
• Recorded eight kills and three blocks at Kent State
• Tallied five kills and three digs vs. Stony Brook

2014
• Saw action in 22 sets in 16 matches
• Registered 16 kills in 50 attempts, finishing with a.080 attack percentage
• Had four blocks on the year, including a solo block against Green Bay Nov. 15

High School
• Four-year letterwinner for coach Kristi McDeritt
• All-State selection during senior season
• Two-time All-League, All-Region and All-District honoree
• Named to Oakland County Dream Team in 2013
• OAA Scholar Athlete Award winner
• Honor roll student

Academic Achievements
 Named to the Horizon League All-Academic team (2017)
 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017)

Personal
Full Name: Darien Rae Bandel
Parents: David and Danielle Bandel
Siblings: Connor
 Brother, Connor, is a thrower for the track and field team at the University of Florida.

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
1. The volleyball program
2. The excellent academics
3. Location

Golden Grizzlies Photo Galleries