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July 7-19, 2014 Northern Lights Europe Trip

From July 7-July 19 Northern Lights will be touring Europe visiting Madid, Barcelona, Pula Croatia & Venice playing various European Youth teams and participating in the European Global Challenge in Pula Croatia.

June 24-July 3 USJNC's Minneapolis Minnesota

Mizuno Northern Lights 15-1's are the National Champions in the 15 Open Division!

Champions

Mizuno Northern Lights 13-1's place 3rd in the 13 Open Division!

Mizuno Northern Lights 16-1's place 3rd in the 16 Open Division!

Northern Lights has 30 teams competing in Minneapolis for the US Junior National Championships. This is the most teams that any club nationwide has ever qualified/entered in the US Junior National Championships. The club ended the tournament by winning 1 more National Championship, and two third place finishes to bring our total to 14 medals from the 2014 National Tournaments. We believe this is a new record for most medals won by any club at the two National Tournaments in one season.

Northern Lights USJNC All Tournament Selections
Samantha Swenson Northern Lights 18-1
Afton Sobasky Northern Lights 18-2
Natalie Haben Northern Lights 16-1
Brittany McLean Northern Lights 16-1
Halle Johnston Northern Lights 15-1
Jasmyn Martin Northern Lights 15-1
Brie Orr - MVP Northern Lights 15-1


Team Final Finish Division
18-1 6th 18 Open
18-2 5th 18 National
18-Red 34th 18 American
17-1 14th 17 Open
17-2 15th 17 USA
17-Black 29th 17 American
17-Red 11th 17 Patriot
17-White 23rd 17 Patriot
16-1 3rd - Gold Bracket 16 Open
16-2 27th 16 National
16-Black 19th 16 American
16-Red 41st 16 American
16-White 37th 16 Patriot
15-1 1st - Gold Bracket 15 Open
15-2 13th 15 National
15-Black 17th 15 American
15-Red 25th 15 American
15-White 21st 15 Patriot
14-1 30th 14 Open
14-2 39th 14 National
14-Black 23rd 14 American
14-Red 33rd 14 Patriot
14-White 24th 14 Patriot
13-1 3rd - Gold Bracket 13 Open
13-2 31st 13 American
13-Black 47th 13 American
12-1 27th 12 National
12-2 47th 12 American
11-1 10th 11 Patriot
11-2 19th 11 Patriot

June 15-24, 2014 - AAU National Championship Trip

Northern Lights finishes the 2014 AAU National Championship with a record high 11 medals, and placed 17 of it's 24 teams into the Gold Brackets. Six of the teams were in the finals with four winning the Championship and three placing 2nd, four were third, and five more placed 5th in 16 divisions. Congratulations to 18-1, 18-Black, 18-Red, 17-1, 17-Black, 17-Red, 16-1, 16-2, 16-Black, 16-Red, 15-1, 15-2, 15-Black, 15-Red, 15-White, 14-2, & 12-1 for making it into the Gold Championship Brackets. Also Thanks to the 220+ players and parents for supporting the 15 Black & 15 Red teams in the finals. There were also a record high 34 AAU All American selections.

Mizuno Northern Lights 17-1 place 1st at the AAU National Championships 17 Open

Mizuno Northern Lights 16-2 place 1st at the AAU National Championships 16 Premier

Mizuno Northern Lights 15-1 place 1st at the AAU National Championships 15 Open

Mizuno Northern Lights 15-2 place 1st at the AAU National Championships 15 Premier

Mizuno Northern Lights 17-Red place 2nd at the AAU National Championships 17 Classic

Mizuno Northern Lights 15-Black place 2nd at the AAU National Championships 15 Club

Mizuno Northern Lights 15-Red place 2nd at the AAU National Championships 15 Classic

Mizuno Northern Lights 18-1 place 3rd at the AAU National Championships 18 Open

Mizuno Northern Lights 18-Black place 3rd at the AAU National Championships 18 Club

Mizuno Northern Lights 16-1 place 3rd at the AAU National Championships 16 Open

Mizuno Northern Lights 16-Red place 3rd at the AAU National Championships 16 Classic

Mizuno Northern Lights 17-Black place 5th at the AAU National Championships 17 Club

Mizuno Northern Lights 16-Black place 5th at the AAU National Championships 16 Classic

Mizuno Northern Lights 15-White place 5th at the AAU National Championships 15 Classic

Mizuno Northern Lights 14-2 place 5th at the AAU National Championships 14-2

Mizuno Northern Lights 12-1 place 5th at the AAU National Championships 12 Club

34 Northern Lights AAU All American Selections
Samantha Swenson Northern Lights 18-1
Hannah Weidner Northern Lights 18-1
Samantha Flattum Northern Lights 18-2
Rachael Freund Northern Lights 18-Black
Lauren Randall Northern Lights 18-Black
Ciara Nervick Northern Lights 17-Red
Mackenzie Peper Northern Lights 17-Red
Lynzi Svoboda Northern Lights 17-Red
Natalie Haben Northern Lights 16-1
Brittany McLean Northern Lights 16-1
Lauren Bright Northern Lights 16-2
Olivia Spanton Northern Lights 16-2
Delilah Wolf -MVP Northern Lights 16-2
Emily Hoff Northern Lights 16-Black
Ally Carlson Northern Lights 16-Red
Taylor Olstad Northern Lights 16-Red
Christina Hoppe Northern Lights 17-1
Jordan Thompson Northern Lights 17-1
Jade Tinglehoff -MVP Northern Lights 17-1
Emily Christian Northern Lights 17-Black
Halle Johnston -MVP Northern Lights 15-1
Brie Orr Northern Lights 15-1
Claire Sheehan Northern Lights 15-1
Brynn Carlson Northern Lights 15-2
Julia Deyak Northern Lights 15-2
Payton Nutter -MVP Northern Lights 15-2
Allison Barber Northern Lights 15-Black
Camryn Keyeski Northern Lights 15-Black
Lucy Ley Northern Lights 15-Black
Mikaela Pavlicek Northern Lights 15-Red
Sydni Tran Northern Lights 15-Red
Alexi Wall Northern Lights 15-Red
Greta Werner Northern Lights 15-White
Maddie Bremer Northern Lights 14-2

Team Final Finish Division
18-1 3rd - Gold Bracket 18 Open
18-2 7th 18 Premier
18-Black 3rd - Gold Bracket 18 Club
18-Red 9th - Gold Bracket 18 Classic
17-1 1st - Gold Bracket 17 Open
17-2 23rd 17 Premier
17-Black 5th - Gold Bracket 17 Club
17-Red 2nd - Gold Bracket 17 Classic
17-White 13th 17 Classic
16-1 3rd - Gold Bracket 16 Open
16-2 1st - Gold Bracket 16 Premier
16-Black 5th - Gold Bracket 16 Club
16-Red 3rd - Gold Bracket 16 Classic
16-White 16th 16 Classic
15-1 1st - Gold Bracket 15 Open
15-2 1st - Gold Bracket 15 Premier
15-Black 2nd - Gold Bracket 15 Club
15-Red 2nd - Gold Bracket 15 Classic
15-White 5th - Gold Bracket 15 Classic
15-Zinc 15th 15 Classic
14-1 9th 14 Open
14-2 5th - Gold Bracket 14 Club
13-1 21st 13 Open
12-1 5th - Gold Bracket 12 Open

June 13, 2014 - Northern Lights Year End Banquet

The 2014 Northern Lights Year End Banquet was a huge success with 820 people attending. The 12-1's winning team video was an overwhelming favorite pointing out the need for some additions at the Warehouse, the 180 scrapbook pages were very impressive and the raffle prizes were awesome. Thanks to everyone who helped with the banquet and congratulations to Mikayla Hong for winning the 2014 Northern Lights Quilt.

We also would like to extend our congratulations to Greta Geist who was voted by the coaches to receive the 2014 Maurice Batie Award of Excellence at the Banquet. The award was presented to Greta by Maggie Holcombe, last year's winner. Pictures of the banquet can be viewed by clicking here.

You can view a couple of the banquet shows from this year by clicking here (it will ask you to download a special viewer).

Northern Lights Wins Three Gold Championships at the National Junior Classic and places 2nd in two more divisions.

Congratulations to the 17-Black team for winning the 17 Club Division in an all Northern Lights Championship beating the 17-2 Team. Emily Christian earned Tournament MVP while Amber Demenge, Ruby Moreland, Abby Ihrke, & Brittnay Luethmers earned All-Tournament Team honors.

Congratulations to the 16-2 team for winning the 16 Club Division. They went undefeated all weekend. Olivia Spanton earned Tournament MVP with Olivia Sudlow and Sydney Book also earning All-Tournament Team honors.

Congratulations to the 15-2 team for winning the 15 Club Division. They went undefeated all weekend. Payton Nutter earned Tournament MVP with Lauren Sobasky and Katie Lienemann also earning All-Tournament Team honors.

Congratulations to the 16-1 team for placing 2nd in the 16 Open Division. Natalie Haben and Brittany McLean earned All-Tournament Team honors.

Congratulations to the 15-1 team for placing 2nd in the 15 Open Division. Claire Sheehan and Bri Orr earned All-Tournament Team honors.

In the 17 Open Division, 17-1's placed 4th and Elizabeth "Elmo" Mohr earned All-Tournament Team honors.

In the 15 Club Division 15-Black placed 3rd and Allie Barber earned All-Tournament Team honors.

Team
Finish
Division
17-1
4th
17 Open
17-2
2nd
17 Club
17-Black
1st
17 Club
17-Red
6th
17 Club
17-White
24th
17 Club
16-1
2nd
16 Open
16-2
1st
16 Club
15-1
2nd
15 Open
15-2
1st
15 Club
15-Black
3rd
15 Club

 

Northern Lights Wins the SMV Spring Tournament

Northern Lights only sent its 11's & 12's teams to Rochester for the one-day, SMV Spring Tournament, and they placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th in the tournament.

Congratulations to the 11-1 team for winning the 12's Division. They played the 12-2 team in the finals. The 12-Black team finished 3rd, and the 11-2 team finished 5th. That's a pretty impressive finish for the Northern Lights teams!

Northern Lights Wins both of the 14's & 16's Divisions of the Rochester Cup

Northern Lights teams traveled to Rochester for the two-day, Rochester Cup 14's and 16's divisions, winning both of them.

Congratulations to the 13-1 team for winning the 14's Division.

Congratulations to the 16-Red team for winning the 16's Division.  

Team
Finish
Division
13-1
1st
14 Elite
13-2
5th
14 National
13-3
5th
14 National
14-1
9th
16 Elite
14-2
5th
14 Elite
14-Black
4th
14 Elite
14-Red
13th
14 Elite
14-White
13th
14 Elite
16-Black
3rd
16 Elite
16-Red
1st
16 Elite
16-White
13th
16 Elite
15-Black
4th
16 Elite
15-Red
12th
16 Elite
15-White
13th
16 Elite
15-Zinc
3rd
16 National

 

Northern Lights Wins all Divisions (18's, 16's, 15's, 14's) of the AAU Super Regional

Northern Lights hosted the 3nd Annual Northern Lights AAU Super Regional on the weekends of May 10/11 and 17/18. During the first weekend of competition NL won the 18's division. During the second weekend of competition NL won the 14's, 15's, and 16's divisions.

Team Finish Division
18-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) 18's
18-Black 4th (Gold Bracket) 18's
18-Red 6th (Gold Bracket) 18's
17-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 18's
17-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 18's
17-Black 8th 18's
17-Red 9th 18's
17-White 13th 18's
16-1 1st 16's
16-Black 2nd 16's
16-Red 4th 16's
16-White 7th 16's
15-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 15's
15-2 2nd (Gold Bracket) 15's
15-Black 4th (Gold Bracket) 15's
15-Red 5th 15's
15-White 6th 15's
15-Zinc 7th 15's
14-1 3rd (15's Gold Bracket) 15's
14-2 1st (Gold Pool) 14's
14-Black 2nd (Gold Pool) 14's
14-Red 4th 14's
14-White 3rd (Gold Pool) 14's
13-2 6th 14's
13-Black 9th 14's
12-1 5th 14's

 

5th Annual 12's Cup

Congratulations to the Northern Lights 12-1 team for winning the 5th Annual 12's cup. They played the Northern Lights 12-2 team in the championship match of the Gold Division. The 11-1 team finished 3rd, and the 12-Black team finished 4th. Six Northern Lights players, Madelyn Hornyak (11-1), Grace Hamerski (12-2), Kaitlyn Houg (12-2), Sophia Hall (12-Black), Christine Jurgens (12-1), and MVP Kennedi Orr (12-1), were named to the 2014 12's Cup All Tournament Team.

College Coach Elite Prep Camp - May 30 to June 1

Lights is pleased to offer a great new camp for ELITE level players: our College Coach Elite Prep Camp!

This is a high-intensity camp designed for Varsity and Elite Junior Club players. The camp will be coached by collegiate coaches, and run like a college level practice. Get direct access to the best coaches in the Midwest! Designed for top-level volleyball players.

Players planning to attend this camp should be able to keep up in a COLLEGE atmosphere practice and should have ELITE club experience. Excellent Individual skills are stressed. 7:1 camper to staff ratio.

Click here for a list of coaches attending, dates, costs, and registration instructions. 

NL 16-Black, 15-1 & 13-1 Win Northern Lights Qualifier!

20 teams in the Gold and 11 teams Medal!

Congratulations to the 16-Black team for winning the Northern Lights National Qualifier 16 American Division by defeating Nebraska One in the finals. This win Qualified them for the 16 American Division of the USJN Championships in Minneapolis late this June.

Congratulations to the 15-1 team for winning the Northern Lights National Qualifier 15 Open Division by defeating MN Select in the finals. The 15-1 team has now "double qualified" for the 15 Open Division of the USJN Championships in Minneapolis late this June.

Congratulations to the 13-1 team for winning the Northern Lights National Qualifier 13 Open Division. This win Qualified them for the 13 Open Division of the USJN Championships in Minneapolis late this June.

Congratulations to the 18-1 team for placing 2nd in the 18 Open Division. The 18-1 team has now "double qualified" for the 18 Open Division of the USJN Championships in Minneapolis late this June.

Congratulations to the 18-Black team for placing 2nd in the 18 American Division.

Congratulations to the 17-1 team for placing 2nd in the 17 Open Division. This finish Qualified them for the 17 Open Division of the USJN Championships in Minneapolis late this June.

Congratulations to the 17-Black team for placing 2nd in the 17 American Division.

Congratulations to the 14-Black team for placing 2nd in the 14 American Division.

Congratulations to the 18-Red team for placing 3rd in the 18 American Division.

Congratulations to the 17-2 team for placing 3rd in the 17 USA Division. This finish Qualified them for the 17 USA Division of the USJN Championships in Minneapolis late this June.

Congratulations to the 15-2 team for placing 3rd in the 15 USA Division.

20 of our 33 teams who played in this event were in the Gold Brackets/Pools and 7 were in the Silver Brackets.

Team Finish Division
18-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 18 Open
18-2 9th 18 Open
18-Black 2nd (Gold Bracket) 18 American
18-Red 3rd (Gold Bracket) 18 American
17-1 2nd (Gold Bracket) 17 Open
17-2 3rd (Gold Bracket) 17 USA
17-Black 2nd (Gold Bracket) 17 American
17-Red 5th (Gold Bracket) 17 American
17-White 31st 17 American
16-1 5th (Gold Pools) 16 Open
16-2 5th (Gold Bracket) 16 USA
16-Black 1st (Gold Bracket) 16 American
16-Red 9th (Gold Bracket) 16 American
16-White 27th 16 American
15-1 1st (Gold Bracket) 15 Open
15-2 3rd (Gold Bracket) 15 USA
15-Black 9th 15 USA
15-Red 9th (Gold Bracket) 15 American
15-White 5th (Gold Bracket) 15 American
15-Zinc 19th 15 American
14-1 8th 14 Open
14-2 4th (Gold Bracket) 14 USA
14-Black 2nd (Gold Bracket) 14 American
14-Red 9th (Gold Bracket) 14 American
14-White 17th 14 American
13-1 1st (Gold Pool) 13 Open
13-2 11th 13 Open
13-Black 15th 13 American
12-1 4th (Gold Bracket) 12 National
12-2 7th 12 National
12-Black 6th 12 American
11-1 7th 12 American
11-2 11th 12 American

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 15-1 and 15-Red Finish 2nd at Show Me Qualifier

Congratulations to both the 15-1 and 15-Red teams for placing 2nd in the Show Me Qualifier in Kansas City.  By placing second, the 15-1 team earned a bid in the 15-Open Division at the Girls Junior National Championships in Minneapolis this summer.   Nice job teams!

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