Posts Tagged: Volleyball

Kill machine Matuatia named to NWAC volleyball all-star team

November 16, 2017

One of the biggest hitters in the NWAC earned one of the biggest individual honors. Columbia Basin outside hitter Meli Matuatia of Kodiak received an all-star nod with her All-Eastern Region Second Team selection. The 5-foot-9 spiker was one of three Columbia Basin players picked among the 10 all-stars. Matuatia, of Kodiak High fame, finished… Read more »

Dray part of historic Haskell volleyball team in Kansas

November 10, 2017

The Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball team is going to the conference tournament for only the second time in school history. Dillingham’s Sydney Dray helped make it possible. The freshman outside hitter has been a consistent scorer for the NAIA team this season as Haskell qualified for the Association of Independent Institutions tournament this weekend… Read more »

Jessee slams career-high 16 kills, named top female Hilo athlete

October 24, 2017

With the University of Hawaii Hilo volleyball team missing several key players, freshman Ashton Jessee of Anchorage was asked to carry a larger offensive load. Then she unloaded on Dominican University of California. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker slammed a season-high 16 kills to go with a season-high .480 attack percentage in the four-set loss on… Read more »

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 »

Matuatia the marvelous finds groove for Columbia Basin

September 28, 2017

Kodiak’s Kalameli Matuatia 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 »