2010 Season History
Pictures taken this entire year are now posted on our new photo website by CrossCourt Images
July 7-20, 2010 Northern Lights Europe Trip
From July 7-July 20 Northern Lights will be touring Amsterdam, Muenster, Paris, and England playing various European Youth teams.
A journal by the players of their experiences can be found by clicking here.
- Day 1 – Arrive in Amsterdam
- Day 2 – Amsterdam
- Day 3 – Amsterdam to Papendal Sports Center, Arhem
- Day 4 – Papendal Sports Center to Muenster Germany
- Day 5 – Muenster Germany
- Day 6 – Muenster to Paris
- Day 7 – Paris
- Day 8 – Paris
- Day 9 – Paris
- Day 10 – Paris to Sheffield
- Day 11 – Sheffield
- Day 12 – Sheffield to London
- Day 13 – London our final day
June 24-July 3 USJNC’s Reno
Mizuno Northern Lights 17-1’s place 2nd
in the 17 National Division
Mizuno Northern Lights 15-1’s place 2nd
in the 15 Open Division
Mizuno Northern Lights 14-1’s place 3rd
in the 14 National Division
Northern Lights sent 5 teams to Reno for US Junior National Championships. We spent a total of 10 days at the Reno Convention Center and Atlantis hotel. 3 of our 5 teams were in the Gold Championship bracket with 2 of them in the Finals!
Click here for a day-by-day journal for all the Northern Lights teams who are competing.
Northern Lights USJNC All Tournament Selections
|Lisa Atkinson||Northern Lights 17-1|
|Katie Habeck||Northern Lights 17-1|
|Taylor Voss||Northern Lights 17-1|
|Alyssa Goehner||Northern Lights 15-1|
|Jazzmyn Tingelhoff||Northern Lights 15-1|
|Sarah Wilhite||Northern Lights 15-1|
|16-1||9th – Bronze Div Winners||16 Open|
June 14-24 AAU National Championship Trip
At the AAU National Championships Northern Lights placed 5 of its 19 teams in the Gold Championship Brackets and Medaled all of them! Congratulations to 16-2, 15-1, 15-2, 14-2, 13-1.
Mizuno Northern Lights 16-2’s place 2nd at the AAU National Championships 16 Club
Mizuno Northern Lights 15-1’s place 2nd at the AAU National Championships 15 Open
Mizuno Northern Lights 15-2’s place 2nd at the AAU National Championships 15 Club
Mizuno Northern Lights 14-2’s place 3rd at the AAU National Championships 14 Club
Mizuno Northern Lights 13-1’s place 3rd at the AAU National Championships 13 Open
Click here for a day-by-day journal for all the Northern Lights teams at AAU’s.
Northern Lights AAU All American Selections
|Allison Butler||Northern Lights 16-2|
|Taylor Lockett||Northern Lights 16-2|
|Brianne Stamer||Northern Lights 16-2|
|Kara Cousins||Northern Lights 15-1|
|Alyssa Goehner||Northern Lights 15-1|
|Jocelyn Youngdahl||Northern Lights 15-1|
|Carlee Hoppe||Northern Lights 15-2|
|Paige Patterson||Northern Lights 15-2|
|Rachel Voss||Northern Lights 15-2|
|Samantha Flattum||Northern Lights 14-2|
|Greta Geist||Northern Lights 14-2|
|Samantha Swenson||Northern Lights 13-1|
|16-1||17th Silver Div Winner||16 Open|
June 6, 2010 – Northern Lights Year End Banquet
The 2010 Northern Lights Year End Banquet was a huge success with 610+ people attending. The 15-1’s winning team video was great, the 150 scrapbook pages were very impressive and the raffle prizes were a hit. Thanks to everyone who helped with the banquet and congratulations to Krishna Tingelhoff for winning the 2010 Northern Lights Quilt.
We also would like to extend our congratulations to Danielle Dombeck who was voted by the coaches to receive the 2010 Maurice Batie Award of Excellence at the Banquet. The award was presented to Danielle by Madeline Haben, last year’s winner.
You can view a couple of the banquet shows from this year by clicking here.
May 16-Northern Lights wins 5 of 7 divisions at SMV Tourn.
|16-3||1st||16’s Division 1|
|16-4||3rd||16’s Division 1|
|16-5||5th||16’s Division 1|
|15-3||5th||16’s Division 1|
|15-4||5th||16’s Division 1|
|15-5||3rd||16’s Division 2|
|14-2||1st||14’s Division 1|
|14-3||2nd||14’s Division 1|
|14-4||2nd||14’s Division 2|
|13-2||3rd||14’s Division 1|
|13-3||1st||14’s Division 2|
|12-1||3rd||14’s Division 2|
|12-2||1st||12’s Division 2|
|11-1||1st||12’s Division 1|
Northern Lights Rochester Cup Finishes
|16-5||5th – (Gold Championship Bracket)||16’s Division|
|15-2||4th – (Gold Championship Bracket)||16’s Division|
|13-1||9th (Silver Bracket Winner)||16’s Division|
Northern Lights 12’s Cup Results
Complete results and pictures of the medaling teams and the All Tournament Selections can be found on the 12’s Cup webpage.
|Gold Bracket Medal Winners|
|1st||Northern Lights 12-1’s|
|2nd||MN Select 12-1’s|
|3rd||Northern Lights 11-1’s|
Northern Lights Team Results for May Tournaments
|May 22||17-2||1st||MVW 18’s Tournament|
|May 22||16-2||2nd||MVW 18’s Tournament|
|May 22||18-2||3rd||MVW 18’s Tournament|
|May 22||15-2||1st||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 22||15-3||2nd||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 22||131||3rd||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 22||141||3rd||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 22||142||5th||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 16||15-1||1st||MVW 18’s Tournament|
|May 8||13-2||1st||MVW 14’s Tournament|
|May 8||14-4||2nd||MVW 14’s Tournament|
|May 8||13-3||3rd||MVW 14’s Tournament|
|May 8||16-1||1st||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 8||17-1||2nd||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 8||18-2||3rd||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 8||15-1||5th||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 8||16-2||6th||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 8||17-3||9th||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 8||17-2||11th||18’s Elite Playday|
|May 2||14-3||1st||MVW 14’s Tournament|
|May 2||13-3||2nd||MVW 14’s Tournament|
|May 1||14-2||1st||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 1||15-4||2nd||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 1||15-3||3rd||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 1||16-5||4th||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 1||15-5||5th||MVW 16’s Tournament|
|May 1||13-2||9th||MVW 16’s Tournament|
April 16 – 18 & April 23-25, Northern Lights Places 1st, 2nd & 3rd & 4th at the Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier.
During the weekends of April 16-18 & April 23-25, Northern Lights participated in the Northern Lights National Qualifier. 11 of our 21 teams were in the Gold Divisions, with 3 first places, 2 second place finishes, 1 third place finish, and 1 fourth place finishes. We also qualified our 15-1 team for the 15 Open division of the USJNC’s.
Congratulations to the 13-1 team for winning the Northern Lights Qualifier 13 Club Division. They defeated Madfrogs 13’s in the finals.
Congratulations to the 18-1 team for winning the Northern Lights Qualifier 18 Club Division. They defeated Colorado Performance in the finals.
Congratulations to the 12-1 team for placing 2nd in the Northern Lights Qualifier 12 Club Division. They lost to Madfrogs 12’s in the finals.
Congratulations to the 15-1 team for placing 2nd in the Northern Lights Qualifier 15 Open Division. They lost a very close match to Laguna Beach 15’s in the finals. The 15-1 team was also granted a bid in the 2010 Junior National Championships to be held in Reno in late June.
Congratulations to the 15-2 team for winning the Northern Lights Qualifier 15 Club Division. They defeated Texas Advantage in the finals.
Congratulations to the 14-2 team for placing 3rd in the Northern Lights Qualifier 14 Club Division. They defeated Premier 14-2’s in the 3rd place match.
|18-1||1st (Gold Bracket)||18 Club|
|18-2||9th (Gold Bracket)||18 Club|
|17-2||9th (Gold Bracket)||17 Club|
|16-1||7th (Gold Pools)||16 Open|
|16-3||4th(Gold Bracket)||16 Club|
|15-1||2nd (Gold Bracket)||15 Open|
|15-2||1st (Gold Bracket)||15 Club|
|14-2||3rd (Gold Bracket)||14 Club|
|14-3||5th (Gold Bracket)||14 Club|
|13-1||1st (Gold Bracket)||13 Club|
|12-1||2nd (Gold Bracket)||12 Club|
April 11th – NL Wins all 3 age divisions at the Regional Championships and Qualifies 3 more teams.
Northern Lights once again was the dominant force at the North Country Regional Qualifying Championships. The club entered teams in the 14’s, 16’s, & 17’s age divisions, and won all 3 of them. All Northern Lights teams who attempted to Qualify did so, bringing the total to 4 teams Qualified for US Jr Nationals.
Congratulations to the 16-2 team for placing 1st in the 16’s and gaining a bid to the USJN Championship National Division. They defeated Northwoods BlackIce for the championship.
Congratulations to the 17-1 team for placing 1st in the 17’s and gaining a bid to the USJN Championships National Division. They defeated SWMN Jrs for the championship.
Congratulations to the 14-1 team for placing 1st in the 14’s and gaining a bid to the USJN Championships National Division. They defeated Hastings for the championship.
Northern Lights previously qualified its 161 team in the Open Division and therefore were not permitted to play in the Regional event.
Big South Results: NL 16-1 Qualify in Open, NL 16-2 Win Silver
Northern Lights 16-1 and 16-2 teams traveled to Atlanta to compete in the Big South National Qualifier. Both teams competed in the 16 Open Division. The 16-1 team finished 2nd, receiving an Open Bid for the USA Volleyball National Tournament in Reno. The 16-2 team finished 9th winning the Silver bracket. Congratulations to both teams for a great weekend!
NL 18-1 & 18-2 travel to Italy
The Northern Lights 18-1 & 18-2 teams will be traveling and competing in Italy from March 28- April 6 with BringitUSA. They will be spending the first few days sightseeing in Rome, Florence, and Venice. After that they will be competing in a high level tournament in Pordenone Italy (18-1) and Falconara (18-2) with Junior teams from around the world. The team’s written journals and pictures can be seen by clicking here.
14-1, 15-1 and 17-1 Finish Top 5 at Crossroads
Congratulations to all teams participating in the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier in Denver. All teams played well and had strong showings in their respective age divisions.
|14-1||5th (Gold Pools)||14 Open|
|15-2||17 / 132||15 Club|
|15-3||9 / 132 (Gold Bracket)||15 Club|
|15-1||4th (Gold Pools)||15 Open|
|17-1||4th (Gold Pools)||17 Open|
|17-3||34 / 122||17 Club|
NL finishes 2nd in both 15’s divisions of the Omaha President’s Day Tournament
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 15-1 team for finishing 2nd in the 15 Open Division of the Omaha President’s Day tournament. The 15-1’s started their tournament slowly, but recovered quickly and made it to the finals where they played a very good Invasion team and lost in 3 games.
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 15-2 team for finishing 2nd in the 15 Club Division of the Omaha President’s Day tournament. The 15-2’s went undefeated in the tournament until the finals where they lost to MAVS 15-2’s.
Northern Lights placed 10 of it’s 18 teams into the Gold Brackets of the tournament. This was an excellent showing for all Northern Lights teams!
|18-2||9th (Gold Bracket)||18 Club|
|17-2||5th (Gold Bracket)||17 Club|
|17-3||5th (Gold Bracket)||17 Club|
|16-1||3rd (Gold Bracket)||16 Open|
|16-3||5th (Gold Bracket)||16 Club|
|16-4||5th (Gold Bracket)||16 Club|
|15-1||2nd (Gold Bracket)||15 Open|
|15-2||2nd (Gold Bracket)||15 Club|
|15-3||5th (Gold Bracket)||15 Club|
|13-1||3rd (Gold Bracket)||13 Club|
Northern Lights 12-1’s win President’s Day Tournament
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 12-1 team for winning the 12’s age division. The 12-1’s went undefeated in the tournament, and beat Apple Valley 12’s in the finals.
Congratulations also to the 11’s team which finished 3rd at the tournament losing their semi final match and then winning the 3rd place match against SMV 12’s.
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 13-3 team for placing 2nd in the 13’s age division. The 13-3’s lost to Nike Six Pack in the finals.
|11-1||3rd in Gold Bracket|
|12-1||1st in Gold Bracket|
|12-2||7th in Gold Division|
|13-2||4th in Gold Bracket|
|13-3||2nd in Gold Bracket|
|14-3||3rd in Gold Bracket|
|14-4||4th in Gold Bracket|
NL wins 3 divisions of the January Thaw Tournament
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 16-2 team for winning the 16’s Division of the January Thaw.
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 13-1 team for winning the 14’s Division of the January Thaw.
Congratulations to the Northern Lights 12-1 team for winning the 12’s Division of the January Thaw.
Northern Lights placed 24 of it’s 25 teams into the Gold Brackets (or equivalent) of the tournament. This was an excellent showing for all Northern Lights teams!
|18-1||2nd (Gold Bracket)||18’s|
|18-2||6th (Gold Bracket)||18’s|
|17-1||3rd (Gold Bracket)||18’s|
|17-2||9th (Gold Bracket)||17’s|
|17-3||2nd (Gold Bracket)||17’s|
|16-1||3rd (Gold Bracket)||18’s|
|16-2||1st (Gold Bracket)||16’s|
|16-3||2nd (Gold Bracket)||16’s|
|16-4||3rd (Gold Bracket)||16’s|
|16-5||10th (Gold Bracket)||16’s|
|15-1||2nd (Gold Bracket)||16’s|
|15-2||3rd (Gold Bracket)||15’s|
|15-3||5th (Gold Bracket)||15’s|
|15-4||5th (Gold Bracket)||15’s|
|15-5||5th (Gold Bracket)||15’s|
|14-2||6th (Gold Bracket)||14’s|
|14-3||5th (Gold Bracket)||14’s|
|14-4||9th (Gold Bracket)||14’s|
|13-1||1st (Gold Bracket)||14’s|
December 6, 2009 —-Concordia College wins 3rd straight NCAA title
Congratulations to the Concordia College Golden Bears who won their 3rd straight NCAA Division II National Championship. Maggie McNamara (Asst coach on 16-3) and Mary Slinger, both Northern Lights graduates, finished their college careers with 3 National Titles. Maggie & Mary were named to the All Tournament team. We would like to say to Mary & Maggie, you two both played an awesome final match, it was fun watching you.
Also, congratulations to Sophie McBride who graduated from Northern Lights this past year and now plays at West Texas A&M, the 2nd place team which lost to Concordia in the finals.
November 15, 2009 —-15’s-18’s Tryouts completed
Congratulations to the 170 new players ages 15-18 selected for the Northern Lights 2010 teams. The first practice for the 15’s-18’s will be on Monday November 16, check the schedules link on the left side of this page for exact times. Please note that some of the age levels have SAQ training before their practice time, and some have it after their practice time. This is shown on the schedule.
Nov 14, 2009 NL All Tournament Selections
Congratulations to the 6 Northern Lights players who were named to the Minnesota State High School League All Tournament teams.
Nov 11, 2009 NL All State Players
Congratulations to the 15 Northern Lights players who were named to the Minnesota Coaches Association All State Teams.
|Samantha Johnson||Belle Plaine|
|Ellen Senf||St Paul Central|
Nov 11, 2009 Baden’s Ms Volleyball
Congratulations to Ashley Wittman for being voted by the Minnesota Coaches Association as the 2009 Ms. Volleyball. Ms Volleyball is the top honor in the state for a High School Volleyball Player.
Nov 10, 2009 All Metro Players
Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 11 Northern Lights Players who were selected to the Star Tribune All Metro Teams.
|Cassie Weaver||Lakeville North|
Nov 10, 2009 Metro Player of the Year – Ashley Wittman
Congratulations Ashley for being selected the 2009 Metro Player of the Year.
Northern Lights would like to congratulate the 19 players from the club who qualified for the Minnesota High School State Tournament.
|Laura Beckmann||Burnsville -3rd|
|Camille Benson||Burnsville -3rd|
|Allison Butler||Burnsville -3rd|
|Tori Dixon||Burnsville -3rd|
|Abby Olson||Burnsville -3rd|
|Molly Kreklow||Delano -2nd|
|Alex Berger||Shakopee – 1st|
|Alyssa Blees||Shakopee – 1st|
|Mollie Geske||Shakopee – 1st|
|Mackenzie Menke||Shakopee – 1st|
|Kari Monnens||Shakopee – 1st|
|Claire Sames||Shakopee – 1st|
|Emily Schroers||Shakopee – 1st|
|Megan Westlund||Shakopee – 1st|
|Ashley Wittman||Shakopee – 1st|
November 1, 2009 —-11’s-14’s Tryouts completed
Congratulations to the 100 new players ages 10-14 selected for the Northern Lights 2010 teams. The first practice for the 11’s-14’s will be on Tuesday November 3rd, check the schedules link on the left side of this page for exact times. Please note that some of the age levels have SAQ training before their practice time, and some have it after their practice time. This is shown on the schedule.