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NWAC – Under Armour Volleyball Coaches Poll – Sept 19


SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Clark 2-0, 17-1 76 (7)
2. Linn-Benton 2-0, 17-4 50
3. North Idaho 1-0, 11-5 44 (1)
4. Spokane 1-0, 17-3 39
5. Bellevue 0-0, 17-10 38
6. Lower Columbia 0-0, 11-5 24
7. Walla Walla 0-0, 15-10 15
8. Chemeketa 1-1, 7-4 8
Also receiving votes: Columbia Basin 6, Mt. Hood 4, Edmonds 3, Pierce 3, Centralia 2


Under Armour Volleyball Player of the Week & NWAC Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 3

Autumn Durand Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image


Onalaska High School – Onalaska, WA.

In 25 sets last week, Durand had a blistering 116 kills on a 46% kill efficiency to go with 20 solo blocks and 50 digs. She also had 8 aces on a 90% serve average and a 2.06 serve-receive on 114 attempts.

"Autumn lead our team this week to the Clackamas Tournament Championship, she was named Tournament MVP. She is a great competitor and has pushed her teammates to play at the highest level capable."

NWAC Players of the Week photo collageClick to enlarge image

NWAC Players of the Week – Week 3
Offensive:   Autumn Durand, Centralia
Setter:         Peyton Timmons, Centralia
Defensive:  Carly Davis , Yakima Valley

Regional Players of the Week – Week 3
Offensive:    Karly Richardson, Skagit Valley
Setter:          Megan Rogers/Railey Hoist, Bellevue
Defensive:    Erika Weber, Bellevue

Offensive:   Joelle Mahowald, Spokane
Setter:         Kendall Collins, Spokane
Defensive:  Carly Davis , Yakima Valley

Offensive:   Autumn Durand, Centralia
Setter:         Peyton Timmons, Centralia
Defensive:   Jayde Jenkins, Grays Harbor

Offensive:    Deeann Schaal, Clackamas
Setter:          Montanna Gubrud, Linn-Benton
Defensive:   Kyrie Keffer, Umpqua

Collegiate Sports Management Group Partners with the Northwest Athletic Conference

NWAC & Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) Logos

New York, NYCollegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) has entered into a multi-year marketing partnership agreement with the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). This partnership gives CSMG external exclusivity for managing and packaging the marketing, media and sponsorship rights and assets of the NWAC. The goals are to monetize all asset categories and generate incremental revenue for the conference, as well as enhance exposure for the athletic programs in the NWAC.

Marco Azurdia, Executive Director of the conference, announced, “We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with CSMG as we seek to increase recognition for the community colleges in our conference both regionally and nationally. This new agreement will allow us to further support our student-athletes on the field, in the classroom, and to help them compete at the highest level in the conference for years to come. This partnership is unique to community colleges and we are excited to be the first to enter into such a groundbreaking agreement.”

“We are pleased to be associated with the Northwest Athletic Conference and continue our coast-to-coast reach in the Pacific Northwest,” said Michael Schreck, CEO of Collegiate Sports Management Group. “The NWAC offers our sponsors and partners a broad range of rich assets, and we look forward to helping them build a revenue base regionally, as well as a national profile for their academics and athletics programs.”

About Northwest Athletic Conference
The Northwest Athletic Conference is the athletic governing body for thirty-six (36) community college located in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia competing in 10 men’s and women’s sports for 15 championships during the Fall, Winter, and Spring of the academic school calendar. The NWAC promotes the three ideals of Character, Competition, and Community.

About Collegiate Sports Management Group
CSMG is a “College Properties Group” that drives the business performance of collegiate athletic conferences and schools, providing them with a successful growth strategy, and generating revenue to support their athletic departments and initiatives. CSMG specializes in Marketing Rights/Revenue Generation, Content Creation and Distribution, Media Rights Strategy and Negotiation, and Sponsorship Sales.

Linn-Benton claims title at Spokane Tourney – All-Tournament Teams Announced

Spokane Tourney Graphic

SPOKANE— This weekend’s tournament featured a number of championship contending teams with heavy experience. Host team Spokane, winners of their last 8 out of 10, were able to make a strong showing as host making it all the way to the championship match but ultimately ran into a strong Linn-Benton team who would triumph 3-1 in four sets.

The Road Runners had previously dropped a match to Spokane in pool play but were able to get the best of the Sasquatch in the final.

Linn-Benton was lead by tournament MVP Montanna Gubrud, Grace Phillips and Katelyn Allen who had strong showings. Linn-Benton moves to 15-4 on the season with Spokane still holding steady at 10-2.

MVP – Montanna Gubrud,  Linn Benton
Grace Phillips, Linn Benton
Katelyn Allen, Linn Benton
Kendall Collins, Spokane
Joelle Mahowald, Spokane
Hannah Pond, Walla Walla
Erika Weber, Bellevue

Under Armour Volleyball Player of the Week & NWAC Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 2

Averi Dyer Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image


Bellevue – Sophomore – Outside Hitter
Kalama HS – Kalama, WA

In 10 sets last week, Dyer had 41 kills on a 42% kill efficiency to go with 2 blocks and 30 digs. She also tallied 12 service aces on 54 serves and turned in a 2.42 serve-receive average.

"Averi had an outstanding week for us not only on the front row but on the serving line as well, getting us on runs each match. She is our go to hitter and continues to have a high kill efficiency with the amount of attempts she gets each match. Not only is she huge for us on offense but she had a great week on serve-receive letting us run what we want to run."

NWAC Players of the Week photo collageClick to enlarge image

NWAC Players of the Week – Week 2
Offensive: Averi Dyer, Bellevue
Setter: Abbey Schwager, Walla Walla
Defensive: Hannah Pond, Walla Walla

Regional Players of the Week – Week 2

Offensive: Averi Dyer, Bellevue
Setter: Macy Magri, Edmonds
Defensive: Julia Clack, Shoreline

Offensive: Hailee Etter, North Idaho
Setter: Abbey Schwager, Walla Walla
Defensive: Hannah Pond, Walla Walla

Offensive: Nina Bailey, Lower Columbia
Setter: Allie Bauer, Pierce
Defensive: Khloe Clark, Lower Columbia

Offensive: Madison Pernich, Mt. Hood
Setter: Montanna Grubrud, Linn-Benton
Defensive: Mary Shorn, Clark

North Idaho wins Highline Volleyball Tourney – All-Tournament Teams Announced

image of Highline Tourney Logo

DES MOINES— In the Highline Fall Classic, it was all North Idaho all weekend. The Cardinal squad came ready to make a statement and that they did winning all 5 matches on the weekend without dropping a set.

During the championship round, NIC defeated both Skagit Valley and Mt Hood to complete their impressive run 25-20,25-19 and 25-23,25-22 respectively. North Idaho was lead by MVP Freshman Hailee Etter and All-tournament Libero Rachel Leshikar.

Mt. Hood made strong showing on their way to the championship match with wins over Pierce and Yakima Valley after dropping the first match to Highline.

Mt. Hood improves to 6-4 on the year with North Idaho moving to 9-2 while riding a 9-game winning streak.

All-Tournament Team
MVP – North Idaho- Hailee Etter
SETTER-  Mt. Hood- Elisha Levasa
LIBERO-  North Idaho- Rachel Leshikar
North Idaho- Halle Hess
North Idaho- Kayla Nuemann
Mt. Hood- Chantelle Fiso-Naki
Mt. Hood- Madison Pernich
Pierce- Ryleigh Burdick
Skagit Valley- Karly Richardson
Highline- Zoe Gaines
Yakima Valley- Alysse Roosma


2017 Under Armour Volleyball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 1

Carly Davis Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image


Yakima Valley – Sophomore – Libero
Selah HS – Selah, WA

In 21 sets last week, Davis had 100 digs for a 4.76 digs per set average, 8 aces in 71 serves with a 94% serve average and a 2.51 serve-receive efficiency.

"Carly has a great ability to read and move early to get to the ball. She made some spectacular saves this weekend. She is also a great team leader."

Player of the photo Week CollageClick to enlarge image

NWAC Players of the Week – Week 1
Offensive: Madison Pernich, Mt. Hood
Setter: Macy Magri, Edmonds
Defensive: Carly Davis, Yakima Valley

Regional Players of the Week – Week 1

Offensive: Averi Dyer, Bellevue
Setter: Macy Magri, Edmonds
Defensive: Erika Weber, Bellevue

Offensive: Kerista Goodpaster, Yakima Valley
Setter: Grace Roko, Blue Mountain
Defensive: Carly Davis, Yakima Valley

Offensive: McKenna LaRoy, Lower Columbia
Setter: Allie Bauer, Pierce
Defensive: Malia Fakatoufifita, Pierce

Offensive: Madison Pernich, Mt. Hood
Setter: Jane Cale, Chemeketa
Defensive: Katelyn Payne, Clackamas

NWAC Volleyball Showcase – 32 Teams – 96 Matches! August 26-27 Springfield, OR

2017 Volleyball Showcase Banner

The Northwest Athletic Association (NWAC) is pleased to announce the NWAC Volleyball Showcase featuring all 32 teams playing in approximately 96 volleyball matches at the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation located in Springfield, Oregon, August 26-27, 2017.

For a third consecutive year the  NWAC will partner with Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission, Lane Community College, and the City of Springfield in providing exciting athletic competition in the Springfield/Eugene areas.

According to NWAC Executive Director, Marco Azurdia, “the NWAC enjoys working with the staff of the Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation and the Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission as we continue our athletic endeavors via this partnership.”  

At NWAC championships, and major events, student-athletes from NWAC are involved in a community service project.  This year at the NWAC Volleyball Showcase, member schools will be providing backpacks with school supplies for the McKinney-Vento program at the Brattain House to pass along to students in the Springfield area. Last year NWAC student-athletes provided over 100 backpacks stocked with school supplies to students in the Springfield/Eugene areas.

Joey Jewell of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission commented, “the Northwest Athletic Association has been a fantastic partner over the years providing not only economic benefits to Lane County, but truly investing in our local community through their efforts with the McKinney-Vento Program and the Brattain House.  This event not only provides quality entertainment for the community, but also highlights positive role models to Lane County youth.  We are excited to welcome the Northwest Athletic Association and will be providing a first-class experience for their student-athletes.”

Along with partners, Lane Community College, Eugene Cascades Coast Sports Commission, Sub Shop of West Eugene and Big Foot Beverages, the NWAC Volleyball Showcase is pleased to be back for this exciting volleyball showcase.  Many of today’s community college volleyball players will be tomorrow’s four-year players.

Job announcement: Certified Athletic Trainer – Blue Mountain Community College

Blue Mountain Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiast person to serve as our Certified Athletic Trainer.  This position provides is responsible for delivering the six domains of athletic training (Prevent, Protect, Evaluate, Assess, Rehabilitate, and Counsel) to all athletic programs at BMCC.

View full job description and application process

Clackamas and Linn-Benton Volleyball team academic success recognized by AVCA


You can find 2016-17’s list of recipients by clicking here.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 24, 2017) – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 822 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2016-2017 season. This number breaks the previous year’s total of 764 to set an all-time high.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

The AVCA Team Academic Award, celebrating its 25th year, is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients have increased every single year but two, while amassing a 532 team increase over the span of the last decade. Since the award’s inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 822.

Clackamas Community College & Linn-Benton Community College Volleyball Programs are two of 21 two-year volleyball programs nation wide that earned the 2017 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award.

This is Clackamas’ 10th award since their first in 2003. The honor is Linn-Benton’s second. The Roadrunners last appeared on the prestigious list in 2010

Two-Year College Women

Allen County Community College
Barton County Community College
Central Community College
Clackamas Community College
Colby Community College
Cowley College
Fort Scott Community College
Glendale Community College (AZ)
Hesston College
Indian River State College
Lake Land College
Linn-Benton Community College
Missouri State University-West Plains
Monroe College
North Platte Community College
Northwest College (WY)
Owens Community College
Pratt Community College
San Jacinto College-Central
Seward County Community College
Western Texas College