2019 Season History

2019 Season History

2019 Teams

 

 

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

Player Name Team
Rachel Wieber Northern Lights 16-2
Payton Willman Northern Lights 16-2
Ella Christ Northern Lights 15-2

 

Final Finishes

Team Final Finish Division
17-1 19th 17 National
17-2 23rd 17 USA
16-1 31st 16 Open
16-2 3rd – Gold Bracket 16 USA
15-1 31st 15 Open
15-2 5th- Gold Bracket 15 American
14-1 20th 14 National

 


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

Player Name Team
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
Hannah Howell
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

 

 

Team Final Finish Division
17-1 25th 17 Open
17-2 78th 17 Premier
17-Black 2nd– Gold Bracket 17 Club
17-Red 3rd – Gold Bracket 17 Aspire
17-White 24th 17 Classic
16-1 9th- Gold Bracket 16 Open
16-2 20th 16 Premier
16-Black 5th- Gold Bracket 16 Club
16-Red 33rd 16 Aspire
16-White 9th – Gold Bracket 16 Classic
15-1 13th 15 Open
15-2 5th – Gold Bracket 15 Premier
15-Black 9th – Gold Bracket 15 Club
15-Red 5th – Gold Bracket 15 Aspire
15-White 66th 15 Classic
14-1 11th 14 Open
14-2 20th 14 Club
14-B 5th Gold Bracket 14 Aspire
13-1 1st – Gold Bracket 13 Premier
13-2 59th 13 Club
12-1 17th 12 Club

 


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.

Team Finish Division
11-1 11th 12 Girls
12-1 3rd 12 Girls
12-2 10th 12 Girls
13-1 13th 14 Open
13-2 3rd 13 Girls
13-Black 5th 13 Girls
13-Red 13th 13 Girls
14-1 2nd 14 Open
14-2 11th 14 Open
14-Black 3rd 14 Open
14-Red 3rd 14 Club
14-White 5th 14 Club
14-Zinc 7th 14 Club
15-1 2nd 15 Open
15-2 2nd 15 Premier
15-Black 3rd 15 Premier
15-Red 5th 15 Club
15-White 22nd 15 Club
16-1 3rd 16 Open
16-2 5th 16 Open
16-Black 3rd 16 Premier
16-Red 3rd 16 Club
16-White 7th 16 Club
17-1 3rd 17 Open
17-2 7th 17 Open
17-Black 1st 17 Premier
17-Red 1st 17 Club
17-White 6th 17 Club
18-2 1st 18’s Division
18-Black 5th 18’s Division
18-Red 6th 18’s Division

 

Northern Lights 18-2 placed 1st in the 18’s Division.

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!

Team Finish Division
12-1 4th 14’s Division
13-1 3rd 14’s Division
13-2 7th 14’s Division
14-1 3rd 15’s Division
14-2 2nd 14’s Division
14-Black 1st 14’s Division
15-1 1st 15’s Division
15-2 5th 15’s Division
15-Black 4th 15’s Division
15-Red 2nd 15’s Division
15-White 8th 15’s Division
16-1 3rd 16’s Division
16-2 1st 16’s Division
16-Black 2nd 16’s Division
16-Red 4th 16’s Division
16-White 9th 16’s Division
17-1 3rd 17’s Division
17-2 2nd 17’s Division
17-Black 1st 17’s Division
17-Red 6th 17’s Division
17-White 11th 17’s Division

 


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:

Team Finish Division
13-Black 2nd 13’s Division
13-Red 6th 13’s Division
14-Black 2nd 15/16’s Division
14-Red 4th 14’s Division
14-White 5th 14’s Division
14-Zinc 3rd 14’s Division

 

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!

Final Finishes:

Team Finish Division
11-1 8th 11 National
12-1 1st 12 American
12-2 13th 12 American
16-1 7th 16 Open
16-2 25rd 16 Open
16-Black 14th 16 USA
16-Red 9th 16 American
16-White 9th 16 American
17-1 15th 17 Open
17-2 9th 17 USA
17-Black 9th 17 American
17-Red 5th 17 American
17-White 19th 17 American

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!

Final Finishes:

Team Finish Division
13-1 3rd 13 USA
13-2 7th 13 USA
13-Black 19th 13 American
13-Red 17th 13 American
14-1 7th 14 Open
14-2 11th 14 USA
14-Black 7th 14 USA
14-Red 17th 14 American
14-White 35th 14 American
14-Zinc 21st 14 American
15-1 2nd 15 Open
15-2 7th 15 USA
15-Black 6th 15 USA
15-Red 9th 15 American
15-White 31st 15 American

 

Northern Lights 15-1 placed 2nd in the 15 Open Division

Northern Lights 13-1 placed 3rd in the 13 USA Division


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.

Team Finish Division
15-1 17th 15 Open
16-1 3rd 16 Open
16-2 1st 16 USA
17-1 8th 17 Open
17-2 3rd 17 USA
17-Black 1st 17 American
17-Red 9th 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.

Team Finish Division
12-1 1st 12 Open
12-2 7th 12 Open
11-1 8th 12 Open
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

Congratulations to the all of our Northern Lights teams that competed at Week 1 of the Colorado Crossroads 2019!
Team Finish Division
14-1 7th 14 Open
15-1 9th 15 Open
15-2 19th 15 USA
15-Black 17th 15 American

 

Congratulations to the all of our Northern Lights teams that competed at Week 2 of the Colorado Crossroads 2019!
Team Finish Division
16-1 4th 16 Open
16-2 2nd 16 USA
16-Black 5th 16 USA
16-Red 17th 16 American
16-White 21st 16 American
17-1 10th 17 Open
17-White 21st 17 American
18-1 1st 18 Open
18-2 15th 18 Open
18-Black 5th 18 American
18-Red 9th 18 American

 


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!

Team

Place

Division

12-1 3rd 12 Club
13-1 1st 13 Club
13-2 17th 13 Club
14-1 2nd 14 Open
14-2 3rd 14 Club
14-Black 1st 14 Club
15-1 2nd 15 Open
15-2 3rd 15 Club
15-Black 1st 15 Club
15-Red 9th 15 Club
15-White 32nd 15 Club
16-1 2nd 16 Open
16-2 3rd 16 Open
16-Black 1st 16 Club
16-Red 17th 16 Club
16-White 9th 16 Club
17-1 2nd 17 Open
17-2 1st 17 Club
17-Black 9th 17 Club
17-Red 3rd 17 Club
17-White 30th 17 Club
18-2 3rd 18 Open
18-Black 2nd 18 Club
18-Red 5th 18 Club

 


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!

 

Team Finish Division
11-1 26th 11/12 Silver
12-2 2nd 11/12 Gold
13-Black 7th 13 Gold
13-Red 11th 13 Gold
14-Red 6th 14 Gold
14-White 22nd 14 Gold
14-Zinc 29th 14 Gold


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.

Team Finish Division
18-1 1st 18’s Division
18-2 3rd 18’s Division
18-Black 4th 18’s Division
18-Red 8th 18’s Division
17-1 2nd 18’s Division
17-2 5th 17’s Division
17-Black 6th 17’s Division
17-Red 4th 17’s Division
17-White 7th 17’s Division
16-1 1st 17’s Division
16-2 2nd 17’s Division
16-Black 1st 16’s Division
16-Red 2nd 16’s Division
16-White 4th 16’s Division
15-1 3rd 17’s Division
15-2 2nd 15’s Division
15-Black 1st 15’s Division
15-Red 3rd 15’s Division
15-White 5th 15’s Division
14-1 3rd 16’s Division
14-2 1st 13/14’s Division
13-1 2nd 13/14’s Division
12-1 3rd 13/14’s Division


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!

Read the Press Release Here

 

 


2019 January Thaw and 18’s National Qualifier

Congratulations to the 28 Northern Lights teams that participated in our annual January Thaw! #MNLproud

 

Team

Place

Division

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!


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!