Posts Tagged: Volleyball

Sulte has a 3-to-1 kill-to-error ratio at Air Force Academy

October 2, 2017

Anchorage’s Brynn Sulte has a lot of responsibilities as a first-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Yet the freshman middle hitter has managed to still contribute to the volleyball team. Sulte, of Dimond High fame, has a 3-to-1 kill-to-error ratio and owns the team’s best attack percentage. The 6-foot-2… Read more »

Matautia the marvelous finds groove for Columbia Basin

September 28, 2017

Kodiak’s Kalameli Matautia has meant double trouble for opposing volleyball teams in the NWAC. The Columbia Basin College sophomore has posted double figures in kills in five of the last six matches and digs in two of the last three. All the while the Hawks had soared to the top of the NWAC’s East Region… Read more »

Sims reaches 1,600 career assists, ranks 7th all-time for Master’s

September 26, 2017

Kayla Sims of Anchorage reached 1,600 career assists to inch closer on the all-time list for The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California. The junior setter ranks No. 7 on the NAIA school’s assist list, needing just 34 more to reach the No. 6 spot. She’s on pace to become just the fifth player in… Read more »

Just a freshman, Jessee already a two-way wonder for UH-Hilo

September 21, 2017

The only freshman to start all eight matches for the University of Hawaii-Hilo volleyball team, Ashton Jessee of Anchorage has been thrown into the fire. That’s OK, she’s a Vulcan – the mythical Roman god of flames. Jessee, of South High fame, has handled herself well under pressure and asserted herself as one of the… Read more »

Paramo hits hard, defends well in Dallas volleyball sweep

September 15, 2017

Wasilla’s Merit Paramo was in rhythm on offense and played well on defense to help the University of Dallas volleyball team sweep Brooklyn College. Dallas prevailed 25-7, 25-15, 25-12 in Irving, Texas, in the team’s most dominating performance of the season. Paramo, of Wasilla High fame, hammered seven kills on 15 attempts for a sparkling… Read more »

Morehouse is a top offensive weapon for Carroll College spikers

August 29, 2017

A familiar face is back at net for the Carroll College volleyball team and Holly Morehouse of Anchorage has wasted no time asserting herself as one of the team’s top offensive weapons. The 6-foot senior outside hitter is the team’s leading scorer and should reach 1,000 career kills by the end of the season. Her… Read more »

Hooe tastes international competition in Brazil, eyes pro career

June 11, 2017

After a historic final volleyball season UAA, Morgan Hooe of Anchorage got a much-deserved trip to Brazil for some sun, sand and surf. It was a business trip, but don’t kid yourself she kicked back too. “Much, much-needed RnR,” she told me. Hooe, a two-time NCAA All-American at setter, was among 15 players in Brazil… Read more »

Talkeetna’s Matthews follows her calling to Whitman College

May 23, 2017

A phone call helped Talkeetna’s Ruby Matthews make a tough call. The high school volleyball standout was torn between similar scholarship offers from Whitman College and Seattle Pacific University. She liked both schools and was having a hard time deciding where she wanted to go to school. “It was a toss-up,” she told me. At… Read more »

Notre Dame de Namur sets up Kleven with volleyball future

April 22, 2017

Worried that she wouldn’t be seen by college volleyball coaches, Emma Kleven of Anchorage jumped on a plane and went clubbing. The 18-year-old spent many long weekends in Portland, Oregon, over the last two winters playing club volleyball for the Portland Waves. “Going out of state was what put me over the edge,” she told… Read more »

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 »