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NWAC – Under Armour Volleyball Coaches Poll – Sept 29

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

UNDER ARMOUR VOLLEYBALL COACHES POLL

SEPTEMBER 29
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Linn-Benton 3-0, 24-8 80 (8) 1
2. Highline 3-0, 22-3 56 2
3. Walla Walla 5-0, 14-6 46 8
4. Bellevue 3-0, 24-8 38 3
5. North Idaho 5-1, 10-11 23 NR
6. Clark 3-0, 15-7 22 NR
7. Lower Columbia 2-1, 14-5 20 4
8. Spokane 4-1, 16-8 17 5
Also receiving votes: Shoreline 4, Chemeketa 1, Clackamas 1, Umpqua 1
NEXT POLL – October 13, 2016

Under Armour Volleyball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 5

CASSIE MCKINNEY Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image

TAYLOR ALICUBEN

Highline – Sophomore – Setter

In six sets last week, Alicuben had 72 assists (12 assist per set), 8 kills on a 90% kill efficiency, 5 service aces and 9 blocks (7 solo).

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NWAC Players of the Week – Week 5
Offensive: Jessica Schmautz, Spokane
Setter: 
Taylor Alicuben, Highline
Defensive: Tori Wegdahl, Walla Walla

Regional Players of the Week – Week 5
North

Offensive:  Sarah Roach, Olympic
Setter: Kendie Valade-Nunez & Marriah McEachern, Bellevue
Defensive: Averi Dyer, Bellevue

East
Offensive: Jessica Schmautz, Spokane
Setter: Sam Alumbres/Kendall Collins, Spokane
Defensive: Tori Wegdahl, Walla Walla

West
Offensive: Megan Van Marter, Highline
Setter:  Taylor Alicuben, Highline
Defensive: Khloe Clark, Lower Columbia

South
Offensive: Livia Strandberg, Clark
Setter: Montanna Gubrud, Linn-Benton
Defensive: Tory Bennett, Chemeketa

Former Yakima Valley legend Al Rogers remembered during YVC Volleyball match

Volleyball Chair Kathie Woods (center) pictured with Al’s wife Loralee (right) and daughter Keshia (left) during a ceremony at YVC.

 

Former Yakima Valley Head Coach Al Rogers was remembered during a ceremony at YVC
‘s Volleyball match against Walla Walla last Friday.

Rogers passed away in June. He was YVC’s head coach since 1988 and an assistant for 10 years prior [read more about Al’s notable history here].

Volleyball Sports Committee Chairperson, Kathie Woods met with Al’s wife,  Loralee, and daughter, Keshia to present a remembrance book signed by more than 35 coaches, past players, officials and friends.

"It was an honor to represent the NWAC and the volleyball coaches in giving the book to Al’s family," said Woods. "We also gave them a framed picture collage of Al. It was a special night and you could just feel his presence and hear his laugh in that gym. He was a great friend and peer that I’m going to miss greatly. What an awesome guy."

Where are they now – Megan Minke

Megan Minke

Megan Minke

Clackamas Volleyball, 2013-2014
Senior at Keiser University (FL) – NAIA, The Sun Conference

NWAC Accomplishments
Helped Clackamas to the 2014 South Region Title with a perfect 10-0 league record and a 4th place finish at the Northwest Athletic Conference Championship tournament.  On the season Megan tallied 133 kills and her .342 hitting percentage was the best on the team and 4th in the NWAC.

Keiser University
In her junior year, was selected to the AVCA All-Region squad…named Sun Conference Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-Conference…Lead the conference in hitting percentage at .357 and service aces with 58…Season total of 267 was 2nd on the team…

As a senior this season has started all 12 matches thus far with 62 total kills, 10 service aces, and leads the team with 11 total solo blocks.  Minke’s KU Seahawks are currently 10-2 on the season which in includes two undefeated runs through non-conference tournaments.

Follow Megan’s senior season:
WSU Athletics Website
Twitter: @KUSeahawks

Under Armour Volleyball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week – Week 4

JAZMAYNE WILLIAMS Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image

JAZMAYNE WILLIAMS

Mt. Hood – Sophomore – Outside Hitter

In 27 sets, Jazmayne Williams had 75 kills on a 40% kill efficiency, 16 blocks, 6 service aces, 68 digs and a 2.38 serve-receive on 47 attempts.

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NWAC Players of the Week – Week 4
Offensive:  Jazmayne Williams, Mt. Hood
Setter: Kendie Valade-Nunez/Marriah McEachern, Bellevue
Defensive: Devyn Sigurdson, Olympic

Regional Players of the Week – Week 4
North

Offensive:  Audrey Saelens, Bellevue
Setter: Kendie Valade-Nunez/Marriah McEachern, Bellevue
Defensive: Devyn Sigurdson, Olympic

East
Offensive: Kyrsten Whitmore, Columbia Basin
Setter: Brittany Gay, North Idaho
Defensive: Tori Wegdahl, Walla Walla

West
Offensive: Kallie Schmit, Lower Columbia
Setter:  Haylee Savage, Lower Columbia
Defensive: Sierra Cummings, Grays Harbor

South
Offensive: Jazmayne Williams, Mt. Hood
Setter: Erin Perry, Mt. Hood
Defensive: Lauren Tennyson, Clackamas

NWAC – Under Armour Volleyball Coaches Poll – Sept 15

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

UNDER ARMOUR VOLLEYBALL COACHES POLL

SEPTEMBER 15
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Linn-Benton 0-0, 19-0 75(7)
2. Highline 0-0, 13-2 63(1)
3. Bellevue 0-0, 15-6 42
4. Lower Columbia 0-0, 12-4 36
5. Spokane 1-0, 14-6 30
6. Blue Mountain 0-0, 6-9 16
7. Chemeketa 0-0, 4-4 14
8. Walla Walla 0-0 9-6 13
Also receiving votes:  North Idaho 11, Shoreline 5, Clark 4, Edmonds 3
NEXT POLL – September 29, 2016

NWAC announces partnership with Under Armour

Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) office is proud to announce that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Under Armour that makes Under Armour the official apparel partner of NWAC championship events.  Under Armour has a successful history working with athletic organizations and teams by providing student-athletes with the best performance apparel.  Also as part of the agreement, Under Armour will sponsor the NWAC Athlete of the Week and NWAC Coaches Polls.

According to Marco Azurdia, NWAC Executive Director, “The NWAC is thrilled about this partnership with Under Armour and it has been something that we have been dreaming about for years.”  To be a partner with the company that values, our student-athletes and their aspirations is huge!  The opportunities this provides for our athletic teams will benefit their athletic programs, student-athletes and the conference.    Under Armour has been great to work with during this process.” 

NWAC will be working with Prostock Athletic Supply who is an official supplier of UA products.  Eric Ericsson, of Prostock Athletics commented, “Prostock Athletics has been servicing the athletic industry in the Pacific Northwest and Canada since 1982 with experienced and service oriented staff.  We look forward to working with the NWAC office and league schools in partnerships with Under Armour.  It’s a great opportunity to provide an exciting performance brand to the NWAC, student-athletes, and institutions in the coming years.”

Job announcement: Advisor & Head Women’s Volleyball Coach – Tacoma Community College

Tacoma Community College (TCC) is pleased to invite applications for Advisor & Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. 

This position will assist enrolled and prospective students in the development of meaningful educational and career goals by providing comprehensive advising services including basic financial aid and assessment information, and developmental educational and career planning services. 

This position reports to the Director of Advising. This position also provides a stipend for serving as the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach.

The Women’s Volleyball Coach will coach, advise, develop and train collegiate-eligible student athletes in Volleyball skills in order to represent the College at the intercollegiate level of competition.  This coaching position reports to the Athletic Director.

View full employment announcement

NWAC Volleyball Player of the Week – Week 3

Olivia Gulliford Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image

OLIVIA GULLIFORD

Umpqua – Freshman – Outside Hitter

 

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NWAC Players of the Week – Week 3
Offensive: Olivia Gulliford, Umpqua, Freshman, Outside Hitter
Setter: Haylee Savage, Lower Columbia, Sophomore
Defensive: Courtney Anthony, Edmonds, Freshman, Libero

Regional Players of the Week – Week 3
North

Offensive:  Karly Richardson, Skagit Valley
Setter: Macy Magri, Edmonds
Defensive: Courtney Anthony, Edmonds

East
Offensive: Brooke Bell, North Idaho
Setter: Brittany Gay, North Idaho
Defensive: Brittany Hosley, Big Bend

West
Offensive: Bria Buchanan, Grays Harbor
Setter:  Haylee Savage, Lower Columbia
Defensive: Khloe Clark, Lower Columbia

South
Offensive: Olivia Gulliford, Umpqua
Setter: Kaylee Hagadorn/Kamalani Cachola, Umpqua
Defensive: Alyvia Sams, Linn-Benton

NWAC Volleyball Player of the Week – Week 2

PUMEHAN NEDLIC Under Armour Player of the WeekClick to enlarge image

PUMEHAN NEDLIC

Highline – Sophomore – Libero

 

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NWAC Players of the Week – Week 2
Offensive: Megan Van Marter, Highline
Co-Setters: Gigi Eastman/Olivia Jachosank, Clark
Defensive: Pumehan Nedlic, Highline

Regional Players of the Week – Week 2
North

Offensive:  Audrey Saelens, Bellevue
Setter: Sarah Carpenter. Olympic
Defensive: Shea O’Brien, Bellevue

East
Offensive: Julie Staffler, North Idaho
Setter: Sam Alumbres/Kendall Collins, Spokane
Defensive: Zuri Meehan, North Idaho

West
Offensive: Megan Van Marter, Highline
Setter:  Allie Bauer, Pierce
Defensive: Pumehan Nedlic, Highline

South
Offensive: Livia Strandberg, Clark
Setter: Gigi Eastman/Olivia Jachosank, Clark
Defensive: Kaysie Cornelio, Umpqua