Posts Tagged: Volleyball

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 »

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 »