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NL 18's teams travel to Italy

The Northern Lights 18-1, 18-2, 18-Black, & 18-Red teams are traveling and competing in Italy from April 13 - April 22 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), Milan (18-Black), and Verona (18-Red) with Junior teams from Italy and around the world.

You can read the summaries submitted by the teams by clicking here.

Here is a report filed by Afton Sobasky on the 18-2 Team...Thanks Afton!

  • Day 1- We arrived in Rome and saw the colosseum, ate a peaceful dinner outside, and got settled into our hotel
  • Day 2- We got up and visited the Vatican where the team got split up while touring, but we got reunited for some pizza at lunch! Ro unfortunately couldn't come because of food poisoning but is doing much better now! Then we played our first two matches against very talented Italian teams which ended in a loss. Completed the day with a late dinner!
  • Day 3- We visited the Spanish steps & Trevi fountain! The metro ride to these places was CRAZY and we got pushed around quite a bit...people here aren't as patient! The fountain was beautiful and we all made our wishes! We also saw the pantheon that day, ate our first serving of gelato, and got decked out in Italy gear!
  • Day 4- We got to sleep in later than the other teams and ate our last breakfast in Rome...then got on a very stressful train to go to Falconara. The scenery was beautiful however for the 3 hour ride! Then ate a delicious lunch in our bungalows and headed to play two sets in our tourney which we won! Then came back for a really good and filling dinner then off to a cold shower and bed!
  • Read the rest of their daily summaries here.

 

NL Qualifier Set up teams

The set up for the Qualifier is going well. Last night the 15's teams knocked out more courts than we expected, and as result todays set up crews are really far along. We do not need the following teams to show up for set up tonight Wednesday April 16. 14-2, 14-Black, 14-Red, 14-White, 13-1, 13-2, & 13-Black. You will all be doing take down instead on April 27th.

15-1 & 14-1 are still needed to do the final court taping, net set up, and bannering tonight Wednesday April 16.

Northern Lights Summer Camps

Northern Lights Summer Camps are open for registration! We offer a wide variety of skill sessions, clinics, half-day, and full-day camps for all ages and ability levels.  See the Camps & Clinics page for more information and registration instructions.

NL wins 12's, 13's, 14's, 15's, & 16's age divisions of the NCR Regional National Bid Tournament, and places 2nd in 17's & 18's.

On Saturday March 29, Northern Lights qualified 9 teams for the USJNC Tournament this summer by winning or placing in the top 5 in their age division.

On Sunday March 30, Northern Lights qualified 6 more teams for the USJNC Tournament this summer by winning or placing in the top 5 in their age division.

The 18-1 team previously Qualified for 18 Open, so they were not permitted to participate in this tournament.

So far Northern Lights has qualified 16 teams for the USJNC's, and the possibility for 2-4 more teams exists in upcoming National Qualifiers.

Team Finish Bid won
18-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) National Bid
18-Black 7th  
18-Red 6th  
17-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) National Bid
17-2 5th (Gold Bracket) American Bid
17-Black 6th (Gold Bracket)  
17-Red 12th  
17-White 19th  
16-1 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
16-2 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
16-Black 6th (Gold Bracket)  
16-Red 3rd (Gold Bracket) American Bid
16-White 19th  
15-1 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
15-2 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
15-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket) American Bid
15-Red 3rd (Gold Bracket) American Bid
15-White 10th  
15-Zinc 11th  
14-1 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
14-2 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
14-Black 6th  
14-Red 9th  
14-White 10th  
13-1 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
13-2 6th  
13-Black 8th  
12-1 1st (Gold Bracket) National Bid
12-2 4th (Gold Bracket) American Bid
12-Black 7th  

 

NL 14-1 Finish 9th at Mideast Qualifier

The 14-1 team placed 9th out of 28 teams in the 14-Open Division at the Mideast Qualifier in St. Louis. They were eliminated from the gold after running into a tough second round pool on day 2, but rebounded winning the Silver Division to finish 9th.  

NL 18-1 Finish 1st at Colorado Crossroads!

Congratulations to the 18-1 team for winning the 18-Open Division at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier.

Northern Lights sent 7 teams to the tournament, with 3 of them finishing in the Gold Championship Brackets/pools.

Team Finish Division
18-1 1st (Gold Pools) 18 Open
17-2 33rd 17 USA
17-Black 19th 17 USA
17-Red 17th 17 American
17-White 53rd 17 American
16-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 16 USA
16-Black 9th (Gold Bracket) 16 American

NL 15-Black Finish 3rd at Colorado Crossroads!

Congratulations to the 15-Black team for placing 3rd out of 150 teams in the 15 American Division at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier.

Northern Lights sent 3 teams to the tournament and had all 3 of them in the Gold Championship Brackets/pools.

Team Finish Division
15-1 5th (Gold Pools) 15 Open
15-2 9th (Gold Bracket) 15 USA
15-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket) 15 American

 

Practice Cancelled Thursday 2-20

All practices for tonight, Thursday February 20th have been cancelled due to the poor driving conditions. Practices will resume on Friday.

Spring Youth Clinics

Northern Lights Spring Youth Clinics are open to girls ages 9-12 (grades 4-6). These clinics are on Friday nights from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Six sessions are included in the price. They are an excellent way for young players to learn more about volleyball and Northern Lights Training. Registration is open for Spring Youth Clinic sessions.

NL wins 3 divisions & places 2nd 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 KC Power in the finals.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 16-2 team for winning the 16 Club Division of the Omaha President's Day tournament. The 16-2's lost only one set the entire tournament and played Central Iowa 162 in the finals.

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 18-1 team for winning the 18 Open Division of the Omaha President's Day tournament. They lost only one set the entire tournament and played Central Iowa Select in the finals.

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

Northern Lights placed 17 of it's 25 teams into the Gold Brackets of the tournament. This was an excellent showing for all Northern Lights teams!

Team Finish Division
18-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 18 Open
18-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) 18 Club
18-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket) 18 Club
18-Red 29th 18 Club
17-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 17 Open
17-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) 17 Open
17-Black 15th 17 Club
17-Red 36th 17 Club
17-White 19th 17 Club
16-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 16 Open
16-2 1st (Gold Bracket) 16 Club
16-Black 17th 16 Club
16-Red 9th (Gold Bracket) 16 Club
16-White 26th 16 Club
15-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 15 Open
15-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) 15 Club
15-Black 5th (Gold Bracket) 15 Club
15-Red 5th (Gold Bracket) 15 Club
15-White 25th 15 Club
15-Zinc 9th (Gold Bracket) 15 Club
14-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 14 Open
14-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 14 Club
13-1 5th (Gold Bracket) 13 Club
13-2 15th 13 Club
12-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 12 Club

Local Minneapolis President's Day Tournament

Northern Lights had 8 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 14-Black & 12-2 teams for placing 3rd in their age divisions. All of the teams participated in the highest divisions of this local event.

Team Finish
11-1 5th (Gold Bracket)
11-2 21st
12-2 3rd (Gold Bracket)
12-Black 17th
13-Black 10th
14-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket)
14-Red 13th
14-White 13th

 

 

Congratulations to our January Thaw Champions

Congratulations to these teams for winning their respected club divisions at the January Thaw:  18-2s, 17-2s, 15-1s, 13-1s, and 12-2s.  All of the teams did great, and you can check all of the final results at Real Time Results.

Team Finish Division
18-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 18's
18-2 1st (Gold Bracket) 18's
18-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket) 18's
18-Red 11th 18's
17-1 3rd (18's Gold Bracket) 18's
17-2 1st (Gold Bracket) 17's
17-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket) 17's
17-Red 5th 17's
17-White 21st 17's
16-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 16's
16-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 16's
16-Black 4th (Gold Bracket) 16's
16-Red 9th 16's
16-White 12th 16's
15-1 1st (16's Gold Bracket) 16's
15-2 6th (16's Gold Bracket) 16's
15-Black 3rd (Gold Bracket) 15's
15-Red 2nd (Gold Bracket) 15's
15-White 6th (Gold Bracket) 15's
15-Zinc 6th (Gold Bracket) 15's
14-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 14's
14-2 3rd (Gold Bracket) 14's
14-Black 6th (Gold Bracket) 14's
14-Red 11th 14's
14-White 9th 14's
13-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 13's
13-2 4th (Gold Bracket) 13's
13-Black 7th 13's
12-1 5th (13's Gold Bracket) 13's
12-2 1st (Gold Bracket) 12's
12-Black 6th 12's
11-1 3rd (Gold Bracket) 12's
11-2 9th 12's

Practice Cancelled Wednesday 12-4

All practices for tonight, Wednesday December 4th have been cancelled due to the poor driving conditions. Practices will resume on Thursday.

Power League

Come join us for the 26th Northern Lights Power League! Great facility, online schedules and results, paid first officials, and more! New for this season: Teams are allowed to miss dates as long as we are notified more than two weeks in advance. See the Power League page for more information.

Winter Youth Clinics

Northern Lights Winter Youth Clinics are open to girls ages 9-12 (grades 4-6). These clinics are on Friday nights from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Six sessions are included in the price. They are an excellent way for young players to learn more about volleyball and Northern Lights Training. Registration is open for Winter Youth Clinic sessions.

Christmas Elite Setter Camp with Cathy Noth

Northern Lights is pleased to offer an Elite Setter Clinic with Cathy Noth. The clinic will run for two days - December 27 and 28. This is an excellent opportunity to get quality instruction and repetition during your Christmas break! Sign up today - space is limited.

Congratulations to Alyssa Goehner, 2013 Baden Ms. Volleyball

Congratulations to Alyssa Goehner who was selected by the MN Coaches Association as the 2013 Ms. Volleyball. Alyssa plays for Lakeville North High School. Last year she played for NL 18-1 and will be completing her club career on a NL 18's team again this year.

November 6, 2013 - Congratulations to "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:

Mackenzie Horkey SW Christian Class A - All State
Rachel Schmidt Mayer Luther Class A - All State
Afton Sobasky St Croix Lutheran Class AA - All State
Sydney Stone Willmar Class AA - Honorable Mention
Lydia Dimke Blaine Class AAA - All State
Jessica Jorgenson Blaine Class AAA - All State
Alyssa Goehner Lakeville North Class AAA - All State
Abby Monson Lakeville North Class AAA - All State
Molly Lohman Mankato West Class AAA - All State
Samantha Swenson Hopkins Class AAA - All State
Shelby Seurer Delano Class AAA - All State
Brittany Jessen Henry Sibley Class AAA - Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Mohr Eden Prairie Class AAA - Honorable Mention
Hannah Weidner Minnetonka Class AAA - Honorable Mention
Jessica Wolf Waconia Class AAA - Honorable Mention

November 5, 2013 - Congrats to Star Tribune & Pioneer Press "All Metro" Players

Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press 2013 Metro Volleyball Player of Year.
Alyssa Goehner Lakeville North

Northern Lights would also like to extend our congratulations to the 9 Northern Lights Players who were selected to either the Star Tribune All Metro Teams and/or the Pioneer Press All Metro teams.

Lydia Dimke Blaine Star Tribune & Pioneer Press
Alyssa Goehner Lakeville North Star Tribune & Pioneer Press
Samantha Swenson Hopkins Star Tribune
Brittany Jessen Henry Sibley Star Tribune
Abby Monson Lakeville North Star Tribune & Pioneer Press
Shelby Seurer Delano Star Tribune
Kylee Zumach Buffalo Star Tribune
Mackenzie Horkey SW Christian Star Tribune
Hannah Weidner Minnetonka Star Tribune

November 3, 2013 - Congratulations to State Tournament Participants

Northern Lights would like to congratulate the 20 players from the club who qualified for the Minnesota High School State Tournament. Have a great tournament!

Shelby Seurer Delano
Kelly Madison Eagan
Brooke Olstad Eagan
Taylor Olstad Eagan
Brie Orr Eagan
Callie Schapekahm Eagan
Aulora Campbell Eden Prairie
Abby Ihrke Eden Prairie
Katrina Hinrichs Eden Prairie
Lauren Mattison Eden Prairie
Elizabeth Mohr Eden Prairie
Grace Persson Eden Prairie
Hannah Angeli Hill Murray
Marissa Fanco Hill Murray
Lauren Simonson Hill Murray
Hailey Busch Kasson-Mantorville
Haley Kauth Roseville
Bre Maloney Roseville
Ginger Perra Roseville
Mackenzie Horkey SW Christian