#18 Carissa Sternhagen
- Position: Defensive Specialist
- Height: 5' 6"
- Year: First Year
- Hometown: Grundy Center, Iowa
- High School: Grundy Center
Three-year letter winner in volleyball while at Grundy Center High…helped lead Spartans to two conference, regional and state tournament appearances…honorable mention all-conference selection…also earned four letters in dance…Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Excellence in Academic Award winner…daughter of Roger and Jean Sternhagen.