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Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 8

Colby BarnetteOffensive:  Colby Barnette
Olympic, Freshma, Middle Blocker

Coaches’ Comments: “Colby continues to excel in the middle for us. She is a very versatile hitter and is currently 3rd in the NWAC in hitting percentage and 5th in blocks. We expect Colby will only get better.”


Emily RussellSetter: Emily Russell
Spokane, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Emily ran a 5-1 this week and has done an excellent job running the floor. Her leadership has helped the Sasquatch to two important Eastern Regions wins last week.”


Helena StoutDefensive: Helena Stout
Pierce, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: “Helena played great for us this week. As always, she anchored our back row in our 2 wins this week. Helena has been excellent all season long, and this is a measure of her hard work and dedication. “


Regional Players of the Week – Week 8
North

Offensive:  Colby Barnette – Olympic
Setter:  Marsha Poischbeg – Everett
Defensive:  Miranda Davidson – Everett 

East
Offensive:  Denise Comfort – Walla Walla
Setter:  Emily Russell – Spokane
Defensive:  Rebecca Egan – Big Bend

West
Offensive:  Rochelle Middlebrooks – Green River
Setter:  Ashtyn Bagby – Tacoma
Defensive:  Helena Stout – Pierce

South
Offensive:  Megan Minke – Clackamas
Setter:  Natalie James – Clackamas
Defensive:  Jessica Pedro – Mt. Hood

Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 7

Jacy ViningOffensive:  Jacy Vining
Spokane, Sophomore, Outside Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: “Jacy is a dynamic leader each day, both on the court an din the classroom. Her energy is contagious on our team and she led the Sasquatch to a tough crossover championship win while earning MVP honors.”


Alexa TothSetter: Alexa Toth
Highline, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Alexa has come into her own as the starting setter for Highline. Her hard work and great questions that she asks are paying off for her. Alexa was voted to the Spokane Crossover All-Tourney Team.”


Sara PulaskiDefensive: Sara Pulaski
Bellevue, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: “Sara continues to improve each match and has become a vital leader for this team. She has developed a verbal communication with her teammates that is unmatched. Our hitters have been very successful lately due to her direction from the back row. “


Regional Players of the Week – Week 7
North

Offensive:  Colby Barnette – Olympic
Setter:  Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Defensive:  Sara Pulaski – Bellevue

East
Offensive:  Jacy Vining – Spokane
Setter:  Maci Beierle – Blue Mountain
Defensive:  Alexa Lindgren – Walla Walla

West
Offensive:  Jazmyn Boyd-Clark – Clark
Setter:  Alexa Toth – Highline
Defensive:  Sojo Channel – Tacoma

South
Offensive:  Hannah Olson – Clackamas
Setter:  Shea Lindsey – Setter
Defensive:  Paige Kelsey – Linn Benton

Weekend Volleyball Crossover summary and All-Tourney Teams

ABERDEEN, WASH. | Grays Harbor Crossover
 
Wenatchee Valley defeated Everett in a 5-set thriller to win the Grays Harbor Crossover 25-21, 20-25, 25-12, 26-28,15-8.  The Knights defeated Umpqua and Pierce on their way to the final, while the Trojans topped Shoreline and the Western Washington University VB Club.  
 
Mt. Hood defeated Shoreline for the consolation final.  The teams played a marathon first set, with the Saints finally taking the win 32-30.

All-Tournament Team
MVP Jordan Hunter, Wenatchee
 
Marshall Poischbeg, Everett
Tiffani Dhooghe, Grays Harbor
Devin Saucy, Mt. Hood
Helena Stout, Pierce
Malia Parilla, Shoreline
Terrain Misfeldt, Umpqua
Brooke Dalgleish, Western Washington VB Club

COOS BAY, ORE. | SW Oregon Crossover

The Clark Penguins win the SW Oregon Crossover, going a perfect 5-0 while winning 15 of 18 sets. Clark’s closest match up came from the host Lakers, who took the champs 5 sets: 25-22, 23-25, 20-25, 25-12, 15-10.

Treasure Valley finishes second, going 4-1, followed by the hosts who finished 3-2.

All-Tournament Team
Jazmyn Boyd-Clark – Clark
MiKayla Kane – Treasure Valley
Myleah Musgrave- Yakima
Tiana Reynolds – Centralia
Jill Segalini – Whatcom
Alyssa Sprague- SWOCC

Final Standings:

  1. Clark 5-0
  2. Treasure Valley 4-1
  3. SW Oregon 3-2
  4. Whatcom 2-3

BELLEVUE, WASH. | Bellevue Crossover

Blue Mountain forces an ‘if’ game, defeating Olympic 25-22, 25-19, 25-18. The ‘if’ (extra set tie reaker) game was tight with Olympic defeating Blue Mountain 27-25 to take the championship.

Walla Walla defeated Bellevue 25-23, 20-25, 17-15 to take third. Linn-Benton topped Chemeketa 27-25, 20-25, 15-8 for 5th.

All-Tournament Team
MVP Colby Barnette – Olympic

Brylie Barnette – Olympic
Natasha Bogdanovic – Linn-Benton
Klaree Hobart – Blue Mountain
Hannah Hudson – Olympic
Sierra Linke – Blue Mountain
Breanna Mehilng – Walla Walla
Sam Odren – Blue Mountain
Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Ashlee Trane – Olympic
Kyley Watkins – Bellevue
Chantelle Zamora – Walla Walla

Final Standings:
1. Olympic
2. Blue Mountain
3. Walla Walla
4. Bellevue
5. Linn-Benton
6. Chemeketa

SPOKANE, WASH. | Spokane Dig Pink Crossover

Host Spokane takes the crown at their Dig Pink Crossover, defeating Clackamas 25-20, 25-18, 25-20. Spokane finished top of their pool yesterday and topped Tacoma on their way to the championship.

Tacoma defeated West rival Highline 25-16, 25-21 to win the consolation bracket.

All-Tournament Team
MVP: Jacy Vining – Spokane

Taylor Balkan – Clackamas
Brooke Bowers – Big Bend
Kiana Calles – Skagit Valley
Sojo Channel – Tacoma
Siera English – Spokane
Bre Gibbons – Clackamas
Hannah Olson – Clackamas
Carly Quick – Tacoma
Emily Russell – Spokane
Dani Tabor – Highline
Alexa Toth – Highline
Jenna Widman – Spokane

Final Standings:

  1. Spokane
  2. Clackamas
  3. Tacoma
  4. Highline

NWAC Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – Oct 17

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Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – October 17, 2014
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Blue Mountain 7-0, 34-1 80 (8) 1
2. Olympic 6-0, 18-5 62 2
3. Tacoma 6-1, 19-2 43 4
4. Spokane 6-2, 21-11 41 3
5. Clackamas 5-0, 22-7 34 5
6. Walla Walla 5-3, 16-9 15 6
7. Chemeketa 4-1, 16-6 11 8
8. Highline 5-2, 20-7 7 7
Also receiving votes:  Clark 6, Linn-Benton 5, Bellevue 4, Wenatchee Valley 1

Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 6

Korrie StephensonOffensive:  Korrie Stephenson
Spokane, Sophomore, Right Side

Coaches’ Comments: “Korrie had a personal best this week with hitting percentage and kills per match. She had a career high 16 kills and .696 hitting against CBC. Korrie finished the week off by leading the team in passing percentage during the Yakima match with a 2.82.”


Kinsey PeaseSetter: Kinsey Pease
Clark, Freshman, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Kinsey has been stepping up for us, leading the offense to where we want to go. Had a great serving week with out an error. We had two quality victories and now sit tied for first in the NWAC West at 5-1.”


Shaina GustufsonDefensive: Shaina Gustufson
Lower Columbia, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: “Shaina has become our most vocal on the floor leader as a sophomore. She is one of the reasons we turned it around in the last couple of matches.”


Regional Players of the Week – Week 6

North
Offensive:  Danielle Chu – Olympic
Setter:  Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Defensive:  Carly Reece – Edmonds

East
Offensive:  Korrie Stephenson – Spokane
Setter:  Emily Russell – Spokane
Defensive:  Lizzy Ridley – Spokane

West
Offensive:  Carly Quirk – Tacoma
Setter:  Kinsey Pease – Clark
Defensive:  Shaina Gustufson – Lower Columbia

South
Offensive:  Gabby White – Southwestern Oregon
Setter:  Samantha Rouleau – Linn-Benton
Defensive:  Katie Bentson – Linn-Benton

Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 5

Natalia SulantayOffensive:  Natalia Sulantay
Everett, Freshman, Outside Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: “Most consistant player all around for us this past week.”


Callie HansonSetter: Callie Hanson
Columbia Basin, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: “Callieis a dynamic player that works very hard both on the court and off of the court.   She is also a part of the all-academic team at CBC.”


Celena MaxwellDefensive: Celena Maxwell
Clackamas, Sophomore, Outside Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: “Celena has been working hard on her defensive game and is showing a lot of improvement from last year. She is more aggressive and her experience helps our team in leadership.”


Regional Players of the Week – Week 5
North

Offensive:  Natalia Sulantay – Everett
Setter:  Ashlee Trane – Olympic
Defensive:  Sara Pulaski – Bellevue

East
Offensive:  Carmen Richardson – Spokane
Setter:  Callie Hanson – Columbia Basin
Defensive:  Kennedy Bell – Big Bend

West
Offensive:  Danielle Tabor – Highline
Setter:  Audra Koke – Green River
Defensive:  Becca Ball – Centralia

South
Offensive:  Tori Foutz – Southwestern Oregon
Setter:  Christine Wing – Southwestern Oregon
Defensive:  Celena Maxwell – Clackamas


NWAC Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – Oct 3

NWAC - Alaska Airline Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – October 3, 2014
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Blue Mountain 2-0, 28-1 80 (8) 1
2. Olympic 2-0, 14-5 59 2
3. Spokane 2-1, 17-9 43 3
4. Tacoma 2-1, 15-2 38 4
5. Clackamas 3-0, 18-7 31 8
6. Walla Walla 2-2, 13-8 17 6
7. Highline 2-1, 17-6 12 7
8. Chemeketa 2-0, 13-5 11 NR
Also receiving votes: Linn-Benton 10, Wenatchee Valley 5, Everett 3, Bellevue 2, Green River 1

NWAC Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 4

Amber ParkerOffensive:  Amber Parker
Linn-Benton, Freshman, Outside Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: "Amber played a solid match all the way around. She attacked the block with outstanding hitting efficiency on the outside and was consistent in defense and serve receive as well.."


Dani SmullinSetter: Dani Smullin
Bellevue, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: "Dani is the quarterback of our team. Her leadership each game keeps the team focused and determined. Her ability to see the court grows with each match and she directs us to very successful wins and keep us battling in the tough matches."


Sarah TysdalDefensive: Sarah Tysdal
Whatcom, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: "Sarah is an extremely hard worker. She comes to the gym every day ready to work hard and has been an incredible leader on and off the court. Her skills as a libero improve daily and she has really taken command of her role on our team."


Regional Players of the Week – Week 4
North
Offensive:  Marley Reynolds – Skagit Valley
Setter:  Dani Smullin – Bellevue
Defensive:  Sarah Tysdal – Whatcom

East
Offensive:  Kiendra Chester – Walla Walla
Setter:  Callie Hanson – CBC
Defensive:  Lizzy Ridley – Spokane

West
Offensive:  Rochelle Middlebrooks – Green River
Setter:  Brittany Smith – Pierce
Defensive:  Tasha Lee – Grays Harbor

South
Offensive:  Amber Parker – Linn-Benton
Setter:  Courtney Higlin – Chemeketa
Defensive:  Kiana Miller  – Mt. Hood

NWAC Volleyball Players of the Week – Week 3

Marandah BoederOffensive:  Marandah Boeder
Chemeketa, Freshman, Middle Hitter

Coaches’ Comments: "Marandah is a pivotal part of the Chemeketa offense and is a go to players every game. Against SWOCC she showed her offensive prosence and her all around great play."


Ashtyn BagbySetter: Ashtyn Bagby
Tacoma, Sophomore, Setter

Coaches’ Comments: "Ashtyn ran a smooth offense. She hit her goal on assists per game and is motivated to push her team. Her leadership skills came into play with the tournament win."


Sierra VeraCruzDefensive: Sierra VeraCruz
Clackamas, Sophomore, Libero

Coaches’ Comments: "Sierra played exceptionally well this week especially in the Clackamas  Crossover Tournament where she passed 70 balls for a 2.49 serve receive efficiency. She hled up the teams intensity and consistancy throughout the entire week.."


Regional Players of the Week – Week 3
North
Offensive:  Kayley Watkins – Bellevue
Setter:  Kiana Calles – Skagit Valley
Defensive: Monica Postor – Shoreline 

East
Offensive:  Jenna Widman – Spokane
Setter:  Breanna Mehling – Walla Walla
Defensive:  Denise Comfort – Walla Walla

West
Offensive:  Braylie Jeffers – Tacoma
Setter:  Ashtyn Bagby – Tacoma
Defensive:  Sojo Channel – Tacoma

South
Offensive:  Marandah Boeder – Chemeketa
Setter:  Christine Wing – SWOCC
Defensive:  Sierra VeraCruz – Clackamas

NWAC Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – Sept 19

NWAC - Alaska Airline Coaches Poll

Alaska Airlines Volleyball Coaches Poll – September 19, 2014
Rank
Team
Record (Region, Overall)
Pts
Prev
1. Blue Mountain 1-0, 23-1 80 (8) -
2. Olympic 0-0, 12-5 52 -
3. Spokane 1-0, 14-8 44 -
4. Tacoma 0-0, 13-1 40 -
5. Linn-Benton 0-0, 16-7 26 -
6. Walla Walla 0-1, 11-7 26 -
7. Highline 0-1, 15-5 22 -
8. Clackamas 0-0, 14-6 16 -
Also receiving votes: Everett 3, Big Bend 1, Mt. Hood 1, Wenatchee Valley 1