US Junior National Championships – June 27 – July 6, 2019
Northern Lights placed 2 of our 7 teams into the Gold Championship Brackets at the US Junior National Championships and medaled 1 of them. Northern Lights had 3 All Tournament player selections. Congratulations to Northern Lights 16-2 for placing 3rd in the 16 USA Division.
3 Northern Lights All Tournament Selections
|Rachel Wieber||Northern Lights 16-2|
|Payton Willman||Northern Lights 16-2|
|Ella Christ||Northern Lights 15-2|
|16-2||3rd – Gold Bracket||16 USA|
|15-2||5th- Gold Bracket||15 American|
AAU National Championships Trip (12s – 17s) – June 15-28, 2019
Northern Lights placed 10 of our 21 teams into the Gold Championship Brackets at the AAU National Championships and medaled 3 of them. Two teams have been in the finals, and NL teams won 1 Gold, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze medal. Also thanks to the 150+ players and parents for supporting the 13-1 and 17-Black teams in their finals. NL had 12 AAU All American selections.
Mizuno Northern Lights 13-1 place 1st at
the AAU National Championships 13 Premier
Mizuno Northern Lights 17-Black place 2nd at
the AAU National Championships 17 Club
Mizuno Northern Lights 17-Red place 3rd at
the AAU National Championships 17 Aspire
Mizuno Northern Lights 14-Black place 5th at
the AAU National Championships 14 Aspire
Mizuno Northern Lights 15-2 place 5th at
the AAU National Championships 15 Premier
Mizuno Northern Lights 15-Red 5th at
the AAU National Championships 15 Aspire
Mizuno Northern Lights 16-Black place 5th at
the AAU National Championships 16 Club
12 Northern Lights AAU All American Selections
|Mackenzie Close||Northern Lights 17-Black|
|Charlotte Nelson||Northern Lights 17-Black|
|Katilyn Steffes||Northern Lights 17-Black|
|Danielle Friedges||Northern Lights 17-Red|
|Brooke Solberg||Northern Lights 17-Red|
Northern Lights 16-Black
|Emma Berran||Northern Lights 15-2|
|Mia Potter||Northern Lights 15-Red|
|Kaitlyn Sellner||Northern Lights 14-Black|
|Maddy Dombeck||Northern Lights 13-1 MVP|
|Reis Baune||Northern Lights 13-1|
|Molly Klembarsky||Northern Lights 13-1|
|17-Black||2nd– Gold Bracket||17 Club|
|17-Red||3rd – Gold Bracket||17 Aspire|
|16-1||9th- Gold Bracket||16 Open|
|16-Black||5th- Gold Bracket||16 Club|
|16-White||9th – Gold Bracket||16 Classic|
|15-2||5th – Gold Bracket||15 Premier|
|15-Black||9th – Gold Bracket||15 Club|
|15-Red||5th – Gold Bracket||15 Aspire|
|14-B||5th – Gold Bracket||14 Aspire|
|13-1||1st – Gold Bracket||13 Premier|
2019 Maurice Batie Award
Congratulations to Anna Erickson on earning the 2019 Maurice Batie Award of Excellence!
As a tribute to Maurice and all that he stood for, every year a graduating senior is honored with an award in his name. This award is given to someone who is “a player” and “good people” which is someone who is completely invested in the sport, willing to make others around her better, and display positive energy.
AAU 18’s Nationals – May 2019
Our 18-1’s traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the AAU Nationals of 2019. They had great success in the tournament and competed in the National Championship, earning 2nd place! Congratulations to the players and coaches on an awesome season!
Kyndra Hansen, Mari Hinkle and Kennedi Orr received All-American Awards.
Stars & Stripes Classic – Minneapolis & Milwaukee
Mizuno Northern Lights had 31 teams participate in the first Annual Stars & Stripes Classic Tournament. All teams in the 14’s and younger divisions traveled to Milwaukee to participate at the Milwaukee Sting training facility. 15’s and older teams remained in Minneapolis and competed at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
It was a successful tournament, with 20 of our teams placing in the top 5 of their divisions! Congratulations to the 18-2’s on taking 1st place and remaining undefeated in the 18 & Under Division; a great way to end their season! Congratulations to 17-Black on placing 1st in the 17 Premier Division and to 17-Red on placing first in the 17 Club Division! We are very proud of our teams and their hard work.
Northern Lights 17-Black placed 1st in the 17 Premier Division
Northern Lights 17-Red placed 1st in the 17 Club Division.
2019 AAU Super Regional
Mizuno Northern Lights had 21 teams participate in the 2019 AAU Super Regional. Congratulations to 14-Black on 1st place in the Girls 14 & Under Division, 15-1 on 1st place in the Girls 15 & Under Division, 16-2 on 1st place in the Girls 16 & Under Division, and 17-Black on 1st place in the Girls 17 & Under Division! Thank you to the athletes, coaches, and parents for a great weekend!
MNL Spring Freebie
Mizuno Northern Lights had 6 teams participate in the 2019 Mizuno Northern Lights Spring Freebie!
Congratulations to our teams on their successful weekend:
Northern Lights 13-Black placed 2nd in the 13’s Division
Northern Lights 14-Zinc placed 3rd in the 14’s Division
Northern Lights 14-Black placed 2nd in the 15/16’s Division
NLQ Week 2
Northern Lights had 13 teams play in Week 2 of the 2019 Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier! Congratulations to our 12-1 for placing 1st in the 12 American Division! #MNLproud! Thank you to the athletes, coaches, and parents for a great weekend!
Northern Lights 12-1 placed 1st in the 12 American Division
NLQ Week 1
Northern Lights had 15 teams play in Week 1 of the 2019 Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier! Congratulations to the 15-1’s for taking 2nd place in the 15 Open Division and receiving a bid for Nationals! Congratulations to the 13-1’s for taking 3rd place in the 13 USA Division. Thank you to the athletes, coaches, and parents for a great weekend!
MNL 18’s Travel to Italy!
The Northern Lights 18-1, 18-2, 18-Black, & 18-Red teams will be traveling and competing in Italy from April 14 – 23 with BringitUSA.
Congratulations to our Northern Lights teams that competed in the MNL Challenge 2019!
13-2’s placed 1st in the 13’s Division
14-Black placed 1st in the 14’s Division
16-Black placed 1st in the 16’s Division
17-Red placed 1st in the 17’s Division
14-White placed 2nd in the 14’s Division
16-Red placed 2nd in the 16’s Division
16-White placed 3rd in the 16’s Division
17-White placed 3rd in the 17’s Division
🏅13-Black placed 5th in the 13’s Division
🏅13-Red placed 6th in the 13’s Division
🏅14-Red placed 5th in the 14’s Division
🏅14-Zinc placed 8th in the 14’s Division
Show Me Qualifier & Red Rock Rave Qualifier 2019
Congratulations to our Northern Lights Teams that competed in either the Show Me Qualifier (Kansas City, MO) or the Red Rock Rave Qualifier (Las Vegas, NV).
Northern Lights 17-Black competed in the Red Rock Rave Qualifier while all other teams listed were at the Show Me Qualifier.
Teams earning a bid this weekend included 16-1 (16 Open), 16-2 (16 USA, double qualified), and 17-2 (17 USA). 17-Black declined their bid in 17 American.
10th Annual Mizuno Northern Lights 12’s Cup
Five Mizuno Northern Lights Teams competed in the 10th annual Mizuno Northern Lights 12’s Cup! Congratulations to the 12-1’s for taking 1st place in the Open Division, and YDT-Black for taking 1st place in the Club Division.
|12-YDT Black||1st||12 Club|
|12-YDT Red||8th||12 Club|
|Youth Clinic Black||3rd||12 Club|
Congratulations to McKenna Garr, Emerson Dillion, Phiya Strand, and Jamie McGuffee for making the All Tournament Team and a special shoutout to Teagan Jaynes and Alaina Johnston for earning the tournament MVP’s.
2019 Colorado Crossroads
Omaha Presidents’ Day Classic 2019
Northern Lights sent 24 teams down to Omaha, Nebraska for the 2019 ASICS Omaha Presidents’ Day. On the second day we had 20 teams playing in Gold! Our 13-1, 14-Black, 15-Black, 16-Black, and 17-2’s teams took first place in their divisions. We also had five teams receive second place, and six teams receive third! Thank you to the athletes, coaches, chaperones, and parents for a great weekend!
NorthStar Presidents’ Day Challenge
Northern Lights had seven teams participate in the NorthStar Presidents’ Day Challenge in Minneapolis. Congratulations to our athletes and coaches on a successful and fun weekend!
MNL Winter Freebie
Mizuno Northern Lights had 23 teams participate in the 2019 Mizuno Northern Lights Winter Freebie!
Congratulations to 14-2, 15-Black, 16-Black, 16-1 and 18-1 for winning their divisions.
13-1, 15-2, 16-Red, 16-2 and 17-1 took second while 12-1, 15-Red, 14-1, 15-1 and 18-2 all took third.
2018 Gatorade Player of the Year (Minnesota)
Congratulations to our 18-1’s setter, Kennedi Orr, on receiving the honor of Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year 2018!
2019 January Thaw and 18’s National Qualifier
Congratulations to the 28 Northern Lights teams that participated in our annual January Thaw! #MNLproud
|12-1||1st Place||12 Club|
|13-1||5th Place||14 Club|
|13-2||5th Place||12/13 Club|
|13-Black||5th Place||12/13 Club|
|13-Red||7th Place||12/13 Club|
|14-1||1st Place||14 Club|
|14-2||2nd Place||14 Club|
|14-Black||3rd Place||14 Club|
|14-Red||5th Place||14 Club|
|14-White||17th Place||14 Club|
|14-Zinc||11th Place||14 Club|
|15-1||1st Place||15 Club|
|15-2||3rd Place||15 Club|
|15-Black||8th Place||15 Club|
|15-Red||5th Place||15 Club|
|15-White||12th Place||15 Club|
|16-Black||2nd Place||16 Club|
|16-Red||4th Place||16 Club|
|16-White||8th Place||16 Club|
|17-1||2nd Place||17/18 Club|
|17-2||5th Place||17/18 Club|
|17-Black||8th Place||17/18 Club|
|17-Red||13th Place||17/18 Club|
|17-White||14th Place||17/18 Club|
|18-1||2nd Place||18 Open|
|18-2||7th Place||18 Open|
|18-Black||3rd Place||18 American|
|18-Red||9th Place||18 American|
Northern Lights sent 28 teams to Omaha, Nebraska for the 2019 January Thaw and the 18’s National Qualifier. The 18-1 team finished 2nd in the 18 Open Division and the 18-Black team finished 3rd in the 18 American Division in the 18’s National Qualifier! The 12-1’s took first place in the 12 Club Division, and the 14-1’s and 15-1’s went undefeated this weekend, winning the 14 Club Division and 15 Club Division! Thank you to the athletes, coaches, chaperones, and parents for a great weekend!
NL Netherlands/Austria Trip 2018
From December 25 – January 6 2019 Northern Lights was in Apeldoorn Netherlands and then in Innsbruck Austria playing in two tournaments with both our 16-1 and our 16-2 team. Pictures are posted on the Northern Lights Facebook pageand videos can be found on the Northern Lights YouTube site!
- Day 1 – USA to Amsterdam & Apeldoorn
- Day 2 – Apeldoorn
- Day 3 – Apeldoorn
- Day 4 – Apeldoorn
- Day 5 – Amsterdam
- Day 6 – Amsterdam to Innsbruck
- Day 7 – Innsbruck
- Day 8 & 9 – Innsbruck
- Day 10 & 11 – Innsbruck & Neuschwanstein
Congratulations 2018 All-Tournament Players
Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 7 NL players named as All-Tournament selections following the State Tournament this year.
Congratulations 2018 All-State Players
Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to all of the High School Players in Minnesota who were selected for the MN Coaches Association All State teams. 16 players from Northern Lights were honored with a 1st Team selection or an Honorable Mention. They are:
Congrats All-Metro Players
Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 12 Northern Lights Players who were selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro Teams.
Congrats to 35 State Tournament Participants
Northern Lights would like to congratulate the 35 players from the club who qualified for the Minnesota High School State Tournament in 2018. Have a great tournament!