2020 Season (Late March, April, May and June)
Unfortunately, the Northern Lights season was cut short this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following events were not hosted or attended by Northern Lights in 2020:
Colorado Crossroads (week 2)
The 12’s Cup
Show Me Qualifier
Northern Lights Qualifier (April dates)
MNL Spring Freebie
AAU Super Regional
Stars & Stripes Classic
AAU National Championships
US Junior National Championships
The Northern Lights banquet was cancelled and the 2020 Maurice Batie Award was not awarded.
2020 Colorado Crossroads
Congratulations to our Northern Lights teams that competed in the MNL Challenge 2020!
Congratulations to Northern Lights 15-Red, 14-1, 14-2 and 13-1 for placing 1st in their divisions!
|16-Red||3rd||16 & Under|
|16-White||2nd||16 & Under|
|15-Red||1st||15 & Under|
|15-White||3rd||15 & Under|
|15-Zinc||7th||15 & Under|
|14-1||1st||16 & Under|
|14-2||1st||14 & Under (Gold)|
|14-Black||3rd||14 & Under (Gold)|
|14-Red||2nd||14 & Under (Gold)|
|14-White||2nd||14 & Under (Silver)|
|14-Zinc||9th||14 & Under (Silver)|
|13-1||1st||13 & Under|
|13-2||2nd||13 & Under|
|13-Black||4th||13 & Under|
|13-Red||5th||13 & Under|
|13-White||7th||13 & Under|
|12-1||6th||13 & Under|
13-1: 1st Place in 13 & Under
14-2: 1st Place in 14 & Under – Gold
14-1: First Place in 16 & Under
15-Red: 1st Place in 15 & Under
Triple Crown Volleyball Tournament – NIT
Four Mizuno Northern Lights Teams competed in the Triple Crown Volleyball tournament in Kansas City, MO.
|15-1||7th||15 & U|
|16-1||25th||16 & U|
|17-1||21st||17 & U|
|18-1||53rd||18 & U|
Omaha Presidents’ Day Classic 2019
Northern Lights sent 29 teams down to Omaha, Nebraska for the 2019 ASICS Omaha Presidents’ Day. Congratulations to the five teams that received 1st place in their divisions!
NorthStar Presidents’ Day Challenge
Northern Lights had eight teams participate in the NorthStar Presidents’ Day Challenge in Minneapolis. Congratulations to our athletes and coaches on a successful and fun weekend! A special congratulations to our 13-Black team for placing 1st in the 13 Premier Division!
MNL Winter Freebie
Congratulations to our 12-1’s for receiving 1st Place in the 13U Division!
2018 Gatorade Player of the Year (Minnesota)
Congratulations to our 17-1’s setter, Kennedi Orr, on receiving the honor of Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year 2019!
2019 January Thaw
Congratulations to the 13 Northern Lights teams that participated in our annual January Thaw! Special shout out to our 15-1’s for placing 1st in 16 Club and our 15-2’s for placing 1st in 15 Club! #MNLproud
|13-1||8th Place||15 Club|
|14-1||5th Place||15 Club|
|14-2||10th Place||15 Club|
|15-1||1st Place||16 Club|
|15-2||1st Place||15 Club|
|15-Black||3rd Place||15 Club|
|15-Red||4th Place||15 Club|
|15-White||6th Place||15 Club|
|15-Zinc||7th Place||15 Club|
|16-2||2nd Place||16 Club|
|16-Black||3rd Place||16 Club|
|16-Red||5th Place||16 Club|
|16-White||3rd Place||16 Club|
JANUARY THAW CHAMPIONS
NL Netherlands/Austria Trip 2018
From December 25 – January 6 2019 Northern Lights was in Netherlands, Austria and Germany playing in tournaments with both our 16-1 and our 16-2 team. Pictures are posted on the Northern Lights Facebook page and 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 & 7 – Innsbruck
- Day 8 & 9 – Innsbruck
Congratulations 2019 All-Tournament Players
Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 8 NL players named as All-Tournament selections following the State Tournament this year.
Congratulations 2019 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. 15 players from Northern Lights were honored with a 1st Team selection or an Honorable Mention. They are:
Congratulations to Kennedi Orr, 2019 Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year
Congratulations to Northern Lights player Kennedi Orr on being named the Star Tribune 2019 Metro Player of the Year and the 2019 Pioneer Press East Metro Volleyball Player of the Year!
Congrats All-Metro Players
Northern Lights would like to extend our congratulations to the 7 Northern Lights Players who were selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro Teams.
Congrats to State Participants
Congratulations to the 34 Northern Lights players who made the MSHSL State Tournament in 2019!