2006 Season History

2006 Teams

2006 Finishes

 

USAV All Tournament Team Selections, addendum 8-23

This year at the USJO National Championships Northern Lights had 5 All Tournament Selections. Four of them were from the 17-1 team, and are listed below. The other selection was Jessi Peterson from the 16-2 team which placed 5th in the National Division. Northern Lights would like to congratulate Jessi on her award which we recieved this past week and presented to her at her high school practice. Jessi is an outside hitter for Northern Lights and for her Eden Prairie High School team. Way to go Jessi!

USA Junior National Team

Congratulations to Lauren Gibbemeyer for being selected to the USA Women’s Junior National Team. Lauren is one of twelve athletes from around the nation that were selected to play on this team. The Junior National Team is the top team in the USA High Performance program. They will be traveling to Monterrey Mexico to play in the Norceca Junior Championships on July 29-August 6.

Lauren plays for Northern Lights on our 17-1 team which won the 17’s 2006 USA National Championship on July 5. She attends Cretin-Derham Hall High School.

Northern Lights 16’s & 17’s European Tour

From July 9-July 21 Northern Lights and Front Range Volleyball will be touring Germany, Austria & Italy playing various European Youth National teams who will be meeting us in various cities. As time permits we will also post pictures and updates on this website.

Day 1 – Munich

Day 2 – Dachau & Munich-Berlin

Day 3 Berlin

Day 4 Berlin

Day 5 Berlin

Day 6 Linderhof Castle

Day 7 – Innsbruck Austria

Day 8 – Innsbruck Austria

Day 9 – Innsbruck to Pordenone Italy

Day 10 – Venice Italy

Day 11 – Slovenian Side Trip

 

Northern Lights 17-1’s USJO National Champions!

2006171usjochampionships

Congratulations to the 17-1 team for winning the 2006 USJO National Championships in an exciting 4 game match against a very good Club Fusion team. The 17-1’s finished off their season going undefeated in 17 & Under competition, and with only one loss to Sports Performance 18-1’s at the NJC’s.

Members of the team are: Hailey Cowles, Tawny Dahmes, Brook Dieter, Lauren Gibbemeyer, Susan Halverson, Naomi Johnson, Allie Oelke, Amanda Schroeder, Alicia Nelson and Kresson Vreeman. Head Coach Adam Beamer Asst Coaches Nicole Gilmore & Bryan Kellen.

Hailey Cowles, Lauren Gibbemeyer, & Allie Oelke were named to the All Tournament Team. Brook Dieter was named to the All Tournament Team as MVP! Congratulations to not only these four girls, but to all of the team members who worked hard for 7 months to make this win a reality.

USAV National Championships in Atlanta

Click here for a day-by-day journal for all teams competing in the USAV National Championships.

Final Finishes for all Kaepa Northern Lights Teams

Team Finish Division
18-1 11th 18 National
17-1 1st 17 Open
17-2 19th 17 American
16-1 13th 16 National
16-2 5th 16 National
15-1 10th 15 National
15-2 31st 15 American
14-1 5th 14 Open

 

3 Teams made it into the Gold Championship Brackets, and 3 teams made it into the Silver Championship Brackets.

June 11-18 AAU National Championship Trip


Kaepa Northern Lights 17-1’s win the
AAU National Championships

Kaepa Northern Lights 18-1’s take 3rd at the
AAU National Championships

Kaepa Northern Lights 15-1’s take 5th at the
AAU National Championships

Kaepa Northern Lights 14-1’s take 5th at the
AAU National Championships

Kaepa Northern Lights 16-1’s take 9th at the
AAU National Championships


Click here for a day-by-day journal for all teams competing in the AAU National Championships.

Northern Lights AAU All-American Selections

Player Name Team
Leslie Bielski Northern Lights 18-1
Maggie McNamara Northern Lights 18-1
Naomi Johnson Northern Lights 17-1
Lauren Gibbemeyer Northern Lights 17-1
Kresson Vreeman Northern Lights 17-1 – MVP
Allie Oelke Northern Lights 17-1
Madeline Haben Northern Lights 15-1
Tori Dixon Northern Lights 14-1

May 20 & 21, 2006 – Northern Lights teams win all their tournaments

It was a great weekend for the Northern Lights teams. They won every tournament the teams were entered in, and in several events a Northern Lights team was also 2nd.

Congratulations to the 13-1 team for winning the Midwest Volleyball 14’s Spring Tournament on May 20th.

Congratulations to the 17-3, 16-4, 14-2, and 12-1 teams for winning their Age Divisions at the SMV Spring Tournament on May 21st.

Congratulations to the 16-3, 13-2, & 12-2 teams for taking 2nd place (losing in the finals to one of the above NL teams) at the SMV Spring Tournament on May 21st. Also congratulations to the 14-3 team who placed 3rd and lost to the 14-2 team in the semi finals.

May 13, 2006 – Northern Lights teams place 1st & 2nd again

Congratulations to the 14-3 team for winning the Midwest Volleyball 14’s Spring Tournament on May 13th.

Congratulations to the 13-2 team for placing 2nd in the Midwest Volleyball 14’s Spring Tournament on May 13th. The 13-2’s lost in a very close finals match to the 14-3’s.

Congratulations to the 15-3 team for placing 2nd in the Midwest Volleyball 16’s Spring Tournament on May 13th.

May 6 & 7, 2006 – Northern Lights teams sweep tournaments

Congratulations to the 16-2 team for winning the 16’s Division of the Rochester Cup. The 16-2’s had a close finals match against Northern Lights 14-1’s who took 2nd.

Congratulations to the 12-2 team for winning the Midwest Volleyball 12’s Spring Tournament on May 6th.

Congratulations to the 12-1 team for placing 2nd in the Midwest Volleyball 14’s Spring Tournament on May 6th. This was an excellent finish for the 12-1’s in their first 14’s age division tournament!

Congratulations to the 16-3 team for winning the Midwest Volleyball 16’s Spring Tournament on May 7th.

Congratulations to the 18-2 team for winning the Midwest Volleyball 18’s Spring Tournament on May 7th. The 18-2’s had to defeat Northern Lights 17-2’s who took 2nd.

April 30, 2006

Northern Lights has 3 teams in the Gold Championship Finals at the Northern Lights Qualifer.

2006171winnlq

Northern Lights 17-1’s win the Northern Lights Qualifier, their 2nd Qualifier win of the season!

2006162winnlq

Northern Lights 16-2’s win the Northern Lights Qualifier and earn their National Division Bid!

2006121secondnlq

Northern Lights 12-1’s place 2nd in the Northern Lights Qualifier!

It was another excellent weekend for KNL teams at the Northern Lights Qualifier. We had 6 teams in the Gold Championship Brackets and 3 of those teams ended up in the Gold Championship Finals!

Team Finish Division
18-1 5th 18-Open, 21 teams
18-2 41st – Flight 2A Winners 18-Club, 78 teams
17-1 1st 17-Open, 20 teams
17-2 9th 17-Club, 92 teams
17-3 9th 17-Club, 92 teams
16-1 15th 16-Open, 31 teams
16-2 1st 16-Club, 144 teams
16-3 75th 16-Club, 144 teams
16-4 59th 16-Club, 144 teams
13-1 9th 13-Club, 56 teams
13-2 17th 13-Club, 56 teams
13-3 31st 13-Club, 56 teams
12-1 2nd 12-Club, 20 teams
12-2 14th 12-Club, 20 teams
11-1 18th 12-Club, 20 teams

 

Once again we had an awesome takedown crew. With virtually the entire club watching the 16-2 finals, you still got all of the courts down and into the crates in less than 2 hours! Northern Lights continues to be the #1 club in takedown of these large events. Thanks to all the parents & players for their help in making this happen.

2006takedown

April 16, 2006

Northern Lights 14-1’s take 2nd at the Northern Lights Qualifier. This was a Qualifying position, but the 14-1’s had already qualified 4 weeks ago in Denver.

All of the KNL teams performed very well at the Qualifier.

Team Finish Division
15-1 7th 15-Open, 16 teams
15-2 23rd – Bronze Div Winners 15-Club, 88 teams
15-3 57th 15-Club, 88 teams
15-4 47th 15-Club, 88 teams
14-1 2nd 14-Open, 14 teams
14-2 9th 14-Club, 68 teams
14-3 32nd 14-Club, 68 teams

 

2006takedownweek1

What an awesome takedown crew we had for the 1st weekend of the Northern Lights Qualifier. All of the courts were down and in the crates within 50 minutes of the last ball dropping!

April 12, 2006

Great job by the 15’s & 14-3 players & parents who did the set up on Wednesday night! We finished at 7:30 pm, with the courts basically ready for competition. Good luck in the tournament!

April 9, 2006

Northern Lights 18-1’s & 16-1’s win the North Country Regional Championships and qualify for the National Division of USJO Nationals!

2006181regionalwin

Northern Lights 18-1, defeated M-1 18-1 in the final match. Immediately after winning, the team ran through the showers and headed to the airport to catch a flight to Italy where they will be playing in an international club tournament.

2006161regionalwin

Northern Lights 16-1, defeated M-1 16-1 in the final match.

Northern Lights 16-2’s also qualified for the American Division of USJO Nationals by taking 3rd place in the Regional Championships.

Northern Lights 17-2’s also qualified for the American Division of USJO Nationals by taking 4th place in the Regional Championships.

Northern Lights has qualified a region high 8 teams for USJO Nationals 2 out of the past 3 years!

Northern Lights Regional Championships Finishes/USJO Qualification
Team Finish Division
18-1 1st Qualifies for National Division
17-1 N/A Qualifed at Big South for Open Division
17-2 4th Qualifies for American Division
16-1 1st Qualifies for National Division
16-2 3rd Qualifies for American Division
15-1 1st Qualifies for National Division
15-2 4th Qualifies for American Division
14-1 N/A Qualifed at Colorado Crossroads for Open Division

April 8, 2006

Northern Lights 15-1’s win the North Country Regional Championships and qualify for the National Division of USJO Nationals!

2006151regionalwin

Northern Lights 15-1, defeated MN Select 15-1 in the final match.

Northern Lights 15-2’s also qualified for the American Division of USJO Nationals. They defeated M-1 15-1’s in the Silver Division final match to take 4th place overall.

April 2, 2006

Northern Lights 17-1’s Win the Big South Qualifier and Qualify in the 17 Open Division of USJO Nationals!

2006171winbigsouth

Finishes for 17’s & 18’s who attended the Big South Qualifier April 2, 2006

Team Finish Division
17-1 1st 17-Open, 46 teams
18-2 31st 18-Club, 108 teams

March 19, 2006

Northern Lights 16-2’s take 5th at Colorado Crossroads.

Finishes for 16’s, 17’s & 18’s who attended Colorado Crossroads March 17-19, 2006

Team Finish Division
18-1 10th 18-Open, 46 teams
17-2 17th – Silver Div Winners 17-Club, 124 teams
17-3 37th 17-Club, 124 teams
16-1 21st 16-Open, 42 teams
16-2 5th 16-Club, 144 teams
16-3 55th – Flight 2 Div Winners 16-Club, 144 teams

March 13, 2006

Northern Lights 14-1’s take 2nd at Colorado Crossroads and Qualify in the 14 Open Division of USJO Nationals!

2006141xroads

Finishes for 14’s & 15’s who attended Colorado Crossroads March 11-13, 2006

Team Finish Division
14-1 2nd 14-Open
15-1 15th 15-Open
15-2 21st 15-Club
15-3 33rd 15-Club

 

Northern Lights has a great Presidents Day in Omaha and locally!

We are sure every team has their own success story and we are proud to have such a great showing. Below is a listing of how our 22 teams did. Congratulations to all teams!

Team Tournament Finish
11-1 North Country Presidents Day Tournament 34th
12-1 North Country Presidents Day Tournament 1st
12-2 North Country Presidents Day Tournament 4th
13-2 North Country Presidents Day Tournament 1st
13-3 North Country Presidents Day Tournament 11th
14-3 North Country Presidents Day Tournament 5th
13-1 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 2nd
14-1 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 9-0
14-2 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 5th
15-1 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 4-5
15-2 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 11th
15-3 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 28th
15-4 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 33rd
16-1 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 5-4
16-2 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 3rd
16-3 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 13th
16-4 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 33rd
17-1 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 9-0
17-2 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 5th
17-3 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 17th
18-1 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 6-3
18-2 Alegent Health Care Presidents Day Classic 11th

November 10, 2005

Northern Lights would like to congratulate the 11 players from the club who were selected to the All State Teams at the State Tournament Banquet. Those players are:

Player Name Team
Leslie Bielski Chaska
Hailey Cowles Eden Prairie
Bridget Denson Hopkins
Lauren Gibbemeyer Cretin Derham Hall
Susan Halverson Apple Valley
Allison Kunde Apple Valley
Maggie McNamara Zumbrota
Allie Oelke Chaska
Jolene Slagter Mounds View
Mary Slinger Bethlehem Academy
Kresson Vreeman Central MN Christian

November 8, 2005

Kaepa Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 9 Northern Lights Players who were selected to the Star Tribune All Metro Teams.

Player Name Team
Leslie Bielski Chaska
Hailey Cowles Eden Prairie
Lauren Gibbemeyer Cretin Derham Hall
Laura Barsness Lakeville North
Bridget Denson Hopkins
Allison Kunde Apple Valley
Allie Oelke Chaska
Amanda Polzin Hutchinson
Alyssa Slechta Shakopee

 

Kaepa Northern Lights would like to congratulate all of our 2005 players who made it to the State High School Tournament. We are pleased to have 16 players on 7 different High School teams who accomplished this.

Player High School Team Team Finish/Honors
Leslie Bielski Chaska 1st Place AAA
All Tournament Team
Allie Oelke Chaska 1st Place AAA
All Tournament Team
Katy Oelke Chaska 1st Place AAA
Tawny Dahmes Chaska 1st Place AAA
Marie Godwin Chaska 1st Place AAA
Stephanie Beckendorf Lakeville 3rd Place AAA
Laura Barsness Lakeville 3rd Place AAA
All Tournament Team
Danielle Roers Lakeville 3rd Place AAA
Amanda Anderson Lakeville 3rd Place AAA
Kirsten Ostergaard Lakeville 3rd Place AAA
Bridget Denson Hopkins Consolation Winner AAA
All Tournament Team
Kresson Vreeman Central MN Christian 3rd Place A
All Tournament Team
Brittany Baker Tartan 6th Place AAA
Kendra Hobbs Tartan 6th Place AAA
Mary Slinger Bethlehem Academy 1st Place A
All Tournament Team
Mollie Bjelland Grantsburg (Wisconsin State Tourney) 3rd Place