Posts Tagged: Volleyball

Familiarity, full ride lead South spiker Jessee to Hawaii Hilo

March 1, 2017

One of Ashton Jessee’s favorite things about a close game is the feeling of suspense. But when it came to picking a college, she didn’t leave anything to chance. The 18-year-old volleyball star chose the University of Hawaii Hilo. “There were some other schools that I was talking to, for both softball and volleyball, but… Read more »

Green earns NAIA All-American honorable mention honors

December 15, 2016

Cornerstone University junior Heather Green of Anchorage was part of the honorable mention selections for the AVCA NAIA All-American Team. The 5-foot-11 outside hitter had a breakout season that saw her lead the Golden Eagles in with 505 kills while posting the second most digs [462]. Her 3.67 kills per set ranked No. 9 on… Read more »

Sims continues South setter legacy, named NAIA All-American

December 8, 2016

Kayla Sims of Anchorage was already the best setter in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Now she’s considered one of the best in the entire NAIA. The sophomore with The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, has been named a NAIA All-American for the first time. Sims, of South High fame, recorded 1,024 assists, 238… Read more »

Leigh ties Quinnipiac school blocks record, slams winning point

October 31, 2016

What a night it was Sunday for Allison Leigh. The Palmer native slammed the winning point on the same night she tied a Quinnipiac University volleyball school record in a four-set win over Rider in Hamden, Connecticut. Leigh, of Colony High fame, matched the school’s record at the NCAA D1 level with her 145th block… Read more »

Carlson makes transition from hockey to volleyball at RMU

October 27, 2016

After wrapping up her college hockey career at Robert Morris University, Leah Carlson of Copper Center wasn’t ready to hang it up. Instead she did something she hadn’t done since high school. She joined the volleyball team. Carlson is a defensive specialist for the NCAA D1 Colonials of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and one of the few… Read more »

Sims assists others on the volleyball court, passes credit off of it

October 20, 2016

Kayla Sims of Anchorage sets up others as a setter of The Master’s University volleyball team. So it figures she would give her teammates the assist when it comes to her success. The sophomore playmaker credited her teammates for helping her win Golden State Athletic Conference Setter of the Week honors for the third time… Read more »

Leigh No. 1 blocker in MAAC, surpasses 300 for Bobcats career

October 19, 2016

Palmer’s Allison Leigh surpassed a major milestone with the Quinnipiac University volleyball team. The 6-foot-3 middle hitter collected a half dozen blocks in back-to-back matches for the NCAA D1 Bobcats over the weekend to push her career total to 306, the fifth most in school history. Four times this year she has reached double figures… Read more »

Morehouse one of most accurate spikers in Frontier Conference

October 7, 2016

One of the hottest stretches of her Carroll College volleyball career has Anchorage’s Holly Morehouse among the league leaders in attack percentage. The junior right-side hitter ranks fifth in the NAIA Frontier Conference with a .282 hitting percentage and 2.9 kills per set. Morehouse, of South High fame, hit .529, .412 and .407 in three… Read more »

Sims of The Master’s named GSAC setter of the week for 2nd time

October 5, 2016

Kayla Sims of Anchorage is proving to be the best setter in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The sophomore at The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California, has earned conference setter-of-the-week honors for the second time this season. Sims, of South High fame, collected 90 total assists and averaged nine sets per set in a… Read more »

Quinnipiac’s Leigh leads MAAC in attack percentage, blocking

October 2, 2016

The top two-way player in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference didn’t disappoint tonight. Quinnipiac University senior Allison Leigh of Palmer slammed home 12 kills on 22 arm swings for a .409 attack percentage in a five-set loss to Niagara in Hamden, Connecticut. The 6-foot-3 Alaskan is tied for No. 1 in the MAAC with a… Read more »