2020 Season History

2020 Season History

2020 Teams


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 the three Northern Lights teams that competed at Week 1 of the Colorado Crossroads 202o:
15-14th15 Open
15-29th15 USA
15-Black5h15 American



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-Red3rd16 & Under
16-White2nd16 & Under
15-Red1st15 & Under
15-White3rd15 & Under
15-Zinc7th15 & Under
14-11st16 & Under
14-21st 14 & Under (Gold)
14-Black3rd14 & Under (Gold)
14-Red2nd14 & Under (Gold)
14-White2nd14 & Under (Silver)
14-Zinc9th14 & Under (Silver)
13-11st13 & Under
13-22nd13 & Under
13-Black4th13 & Under
13-Red5th13 & Under
13-White7th13 & Under
12-16th13 & 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.

15-17th15 & U
16-125th16 & U
17-121st17 & U
18-153rd18 & 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! 




11-123rd12 Club
12-226th12 Club
12-11st12 Club
13-11st13 Club
13-215th13 Club
13-Black5th13 Club
13-Red33rd13 Open
13-White40th13 Club
14-11st14 Open
14-214th14 Club
14-Black20th14 Club
14-Red17th14 Open
14-White5th14 Select
14-Zinc15th14 Select
15-22nd15 Open
15-Black2nd15 Club
15-Red9th15 Club
15-White25th15 Club
15-Zinc9th15 Club
16-27th16 Open
16-Black1st16 Club
16-Red5th16 Club
16-White5th16 Club
17-22nd17 Open
17-Black3rd17 Club
17-Red1st17 Club
17-White33rd17 Club
18-23rd16 Club
18-Black5th17 Open


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! 


13-23rd13 Premier
13-Black1st13 Premier
13-Red9th13 Club
13-White22nd13 Club
14-Black8th14 Premier
14-Red5th14 Pinnacle
14-White17th14 Pinnacle
14-Zinc20th14 Pinnacle

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!

Read the Press Release Here



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





13-18th Place15 Club
14-15th Place15 Club
14-210th Place15 Club
15-11st Place16 Club
15-21st Place15 Club
15-Black3rd Place15 Club
15-Red4th Place15 Club
15-White6th Place15 Club
15-Zinc7th Place15 Club
16-22nd Place16 Club
16-Black3rd Place16 Club
16-Red5th Place16 Club
16-White3rd Place16 Club



15-1’s in 16 Club Division

15-2’s in 15 Club Division

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!

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!

Tryout Congratulations!