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Qualifier set up update - Wednesday April 27

The set up for the Qualifier is going well. Last night the 16's & 17's teams knocked out more courts than we expected, and as result todays set up crews are really far along. All 11's, 12's, 13's, 142, 14B, 14R, 14W, 15B, 15R, 15W teams do not need to come to the convention center tonight Wednesday April 27 for set up. Teams 15-1, 15-2 and 14-1 are still needed to attend to finish our setup.

 

2016 Summer Camps & Clinics

Registration for our 2016 Summer Camps & Clinics is now open. Visit our Camps & Clinics page for more information on all of our summer volleyball opportunities.

Northern Lights Competes at the Show Me Qualifier

Northern Lights sent 13 teams to compete at the 2016 Show Me Qualifier held in Kansas City, MO over two weekends in April. 8 of the 13 Northern Lights teams made the Gold Bracket of their respective divisions.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 17-Red team for winning the 17 American Division. They defeated Six Pack 17 in the final.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 17-1 team for taking 3rd place in 17 Open and qualifying for the Open Division at the Girls' Junior National Championships in June.

Team Finish Division
17-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 17 Open
17-2 3rd (Gold Bracket) 17 USA
17-Black 9th (Gold Bracket) 17 USA
17-Red 1st (Gold Bracket) 17 American
17-White 27th 17 American
16-1 25th 16 Open
16-2 3rd (Gold Bracket) 16 USA
16-Black 17th (Gold Bracket) 16 American
16-Red 5th (Gold Bracket) 16 American
15-1 9th 15 Open
15-2 13th 15 USA
15-Black 5th (Gold Bracket) 15 American
14-1 11th 14 Open

NL 18's teams travel to Italy

The Northern Lights 18-1, 18-2, & 18-Black teams will be traveling and competing in Italy from March 20- March 29 with BringitUSA. They will be spending the first few days sightseeing in Rome, Milan, and Venice. After that they will be competing in a high level tournament in Pordenone Italy (18-1), Falconara (18-2), and Verona (18-Black) with Junior teams from Italy and around the world. The team's written journals, pictures and videos can be seen by clicking here.

NL wins 4 divisions & places 2nd or 3rd in 5 divisions of the Omaha President's Day Tournament

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 16-1 team for winning the 16 Open Division of the Omaha President's Day tournament. The 16-1's defeated CIA 16 Black in the finals.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 15-Black team for winning the 15 Club Division of the Omaha President's Day tournament. The 15-Black team defeated Momentum 15 Blue in the finals.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 14-1 team for winning the 14 Open Division of the Omaha President's Day tournament. The 14-1's defeated NORCO 14 Black in the finals.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 13-1 team for winning the 13 Club Division of the Omaha President's Day tournament. The 13-1's defeated KC Power 13-1 in the finals.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 17-2 team who finished 2nd in their division, and to the 18-2, 17-1, 15-1, & 14-2's who all finished 3rd in their divisions.

Northern Lights placed 15 of it's 28 teams into the Gold Brackets of the tournament. This was an excellent showing for all Northern Lights teams!

Team Finish Division
18-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 18 Open
18-2 6th 18 Open
18-Black 5th 18 Club
17-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 17 Open
17-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) 17 Open
17-Black 5th (Gold Bracket) 17 Club
17-Red 13th 17 Club
17-White 5th (Gold Bracket) 18 Club
16-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 16 Open
16-2 4th (Gold Bracket) 16 Open
16-Black 16th 16 Club
16-Red 15th 16 Club
16-White 19th 16 Club
15-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 15 Open
15-2 17th 15 Open
15-Black 1st (Gold Bracket) 15 Club
15-Red 9th (Gold Bracket) 15 Club
15-White 23rd 15 Club
14-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 14 Open
14-2 3rd (Gold Bracket) 14 Club
14-Black 9th (Gold Bracket) 14 Club
14-Red 26th 14 Club
14-White 41st 14 Club
13-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 13 Club
13-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 13 Club
13-Black 26th 13 Club
13-Red 21st 13 Club
12-1 9th 12 Club

NCR President's Day Tournament - Minneapolis

Northern Lights had 4 of our younger teams in the local Presidents Day tournament, and placed 3 of those teams in the Gold Brackets.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 11-2 team for winning the 11's Division of the NCR President's Day Tournament.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 11-1 team for placing 2nd in 12 Gold Division of the NCR President's Day Tournament.

All of the teams participated in the highest divisions of this local event.

Team Finish Division
11-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 12 Gold
11-2 1st (Gold Bracket) 11's Division
12-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 12 Gold
12-Black 9th 12 Gold

Practice & Lessons cancelled Tuesday Feb 2

Due to the incoming snow storm, all lessons and practices have been cancelled for Tuesday February 2. The normal practice and lesson schedule will resume on Wednesday.

Northern Lights Spring Events 2016

Northern Lights is hosting several tourneys and playdays in April & May 2016 that are currently open for registration. These events cover ages 12-18. Half day and full day events are available. Entry fees for some of these events are FREE! Please click here for more information.

Winter & Spring Youth Volleyball

Northern Lights offers clinics for players K-6 grade during the Winter and Spring. See our Camp & Clinic page for more information about our Youth Clinics and Little Spikers.

December 16-23, 2015 Northern Lights Amsterdam Trip

From December 16-23 Northern Lights will be in Amsterdam Netherlands playing in a Christmas tournament with both our 16-1 and our 16-2 team.

Northern Lights wishes the U of M Volleyball Team good luck at the Final 4!

Congratulations to the U of M Volleyball team for making it to the NCAA Division I Tournament Final 4. We wish the entire team good luck in their quest to win it all this weekend in Omaha. Northern Lights is very proud of the 7 NL Alumni who are on the team. Hannah & Paige Tapp, Sarah Wilhite, Erica Handley, Alyssa Goehner, Molly Lohman, & Samantha Seliger-Swenson. Go Gophers!

Northern Lights Recruiting Combine

Northern Lights 8th Annual Recruiting Combine will be held Sunday December 6, 2015. One day skill testing and play.  College coaches attend for free. Come show your stuff and get recruited!  All 10th, 11th, or 12th grade players welcome.  The combine is open to ALL players regardless of club affiliation. More information can be found on the Recruiting Combine page.

Holiday Setter Camp

Northern Lights is pleased to offer an Elite Setter Camp during your Holiday break. The clinic will run for two days - Monday December 28 and Tuesday December 29. This is an excellent opportunity to get quality instruction and repetition during your break!

Winter & Spring Youth Volleyball

Northern Lights offers clinics for players K-6 grade during the Winter and Spring. See our Camp & Clinic page for more information about our Youth Clinics and Little Spikers.

2016 Northern Lights Power League

The #1 power league in Minnesota is now open for Registration. This year we have both officiated and self officiated divisions available. Complete information is available on the Power League page

Congratulations to Brittany McLean, 2015 Baden Ms. Volleyball

Congratulations to Brittany McLean who was selected by the MN Coaches Association as the 2015 Ms. Volleyball. Brittany plays for Rosemount High School. Last year she played for NL 17-1 and will be playing for NL 18-1 this year before heading to college at the U of M this summer.

Congratulations 2015 All-State Players

Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to all of the High School Players in Minnesota who were selected for the MN Coaches Association All State teams. 15 players from Northern Lights were at the banquet and received their award, they are:

Mary Campbell Bethleham Academy Class A - All State
Payton Nutter Bethleham Academy Class A - All State
Hannah Angeli Hill Murray Class AA - All State
Erin Fallert Concordia Academy Class AA - All State
Mariena Hayden Belle Plaine Class AA - All State
Kenzie Hennen Jordan Class AA - All State
Jenae Alderson Champlin Park Class AAA - All State
Ashley Brueggeman Eden Prairie Class AAA - All State
Haley Kauth Roseville Class AAA - All State
Bre Maloney Roseville Class AAA - All State
Brittany McLean Rosemount Class AAA - All State
Brie Orr Eagan Class AAA - All State
Erin Slinde Rosemount Class AAA - All State
Claire Sheehan Cambridge-Isanti Class AAA - Honorable Mention
Rachel Stark Minneapolis Washburn Class AAA - Honorable Mention

Congratulations 2015 All-Metro Players

Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 10 Northern Lights Players who were selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro Teams or were finalists for the Pioneer Press East Metro Player of the Year.

Brittany McLean Rosemount Star Tribune - First Team & Pioneer Press Finalist
Brie Orr Eagan Star Tribune - First Team & Pioneer Press Finalist
Ashley Brueggeman Eden Prairie Star Tribune - Second Team
Mariena Hayden Belle Plaine Star Tribune - Second Team
Haley Kauth Roseville Star Tribune - Second Team & Pioneer Press Finalist
Erin Slinde Rosemount Star Tribune - Second Team & Pioneer Press Finalist
Rachel Stark Minneapolis Washburn Star Tribune - Second Team
Jenae Alderson Champlin Park Star Tribune - Third Team
Halle Johnston Lakeville South Star Tribune - Third Team
Bre Maloney Roseville Star Tribune - Third Team

Congratulations 2015 All-Tournament Players

Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the Northern Lights players named as All-Tournament selections following the State Tournament this year. They are:

Mary Campbell Bethleham Academy Class A - All Tournament
Payton Nutter Bethleham Academy Class A - All Tournament
Erin Fallert Concordia Academy Class AA - All Tournament
Mariena Hayden Belle Plaine Class AA - All Tournament
Jenae Alderson Champlin Park Class AAA - All Tournament
Haley Kauth Roseville Class AAA - All Tournament
Bre Maloney Roseville Class AAA - All Tournament
Brie Orr Eagan Class AAA - All Tournament
Taylor Olstad Eagan Class AAA - All Tournament
Ally Murphy Eagan Class AAA - All Tournament
Ellie Veldman Prior Lake Class AAA - All Tournament

2016 Northern Lights Challenge

Come play for FREE in the Northern Lights Challenge! Two days of competition, NO ENTRY FEE!

2016 Single Playdates Available

A variety of individual playdates are available for most ages in 2016. Teams that cannot register for the entire Power League can choose several individual dates to play. Playing in single dates DOES NOT guarantee competition against the regular Power League teams. All matches are played at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse in Burnsville, MN and include a halfday of play (3 matches per date minimum). Please follow this link to get more information about our single playdates.  

Pre-Tryout Open Gym

Northern Lights will host a free Open Gym for 15-18's on Wednesday, November 11 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Northern Lights staff will be available to answer questions.

Congratulations to State Tournament Participants

Northern Lights would like to congratulate the 35 players from the club who qualified for the Minnesota High School State Tournament. Have a great tournament!

Mariena HaydenBelle Plaine
Mary CampbellBethlehem Academy
Payton NutterBethlehem Academy
Jenae AldersonChamplin Park
Erin FallertConcordia Academy
Ellie HusemannEagan
Kennedi OrrEagan
Isabel CarlisanoEagan
McKenna MelvilleEagan
Alyson MurphyEagan
Taylor OlstadEagan
Gabrielle OrrEagan
Peyton RudeEagan
Emma SlaikeuEagan
Anne WongEagan
Alyssa DoucetteEagan
Madeline TorveHeritage Christian Academy
Hannah AngeliHill-Murray
Jasmyn MartinHopkins
Jane NelsonHopkins
Anna EricksonHopkins
Tara LeeHopkins
Kayla BairPrior Lake
Madison BremerPrior Lake
Lauren KiewietPrior Lake
Caroline McGrawPrior Lake
Lara SchultzPrior Lake
Haley StoltPrior Lake
Tatum Van HeckePrior Lake
Ellie VeldmanPrior Lake
Olivia SpantonPrior Lake
Haley KauthRoseville
Breanna MaloneyRoseville
Alivia GarbeRoseville
Virginia PerraRoseville