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VOLLEYBALL: 2019-20 Season Highlights


The North Idaho College volleyball team had a standout year in the fall of 2019. The Lady Cardinals went undefeated in conference play, 16-0, with an overall season record of 27-5. Their undefeated conference play lead them to win the competitive East Region of the NWAC.

The Lady Cardinals’ most exciting matches were against longtime rivals, the Sasquatch from Community Colleges of Spokane. After losing to the Sasquatch in a preseason tournament, the Lady Cardinals rallied and learned from their errors. They bounced back and claimed victory on Spokane's home court when they came from behind two sets and won the match in the fifth set. Hokulea Vargas did an outstanding job leading the Lady Cardinals from the setting position as well as the steady play and leadership of sophomore veterans Chloe Knudson and Kynzey Mitzel. The enthusiasm from fellow NIC students in the crowd made this match a night to remember. This match set in motion what would lead to an undefeated season.

Journey Tupea was honored as Under Armour Player of the Week for the NWAC as well as Taylor Foster. The Lady Cardinals were fortunate to have a strong group of freshmen ready to make an impact from the start. The dynamic sophomore class that included Hannah McPhetridge, Chloe Knudson, Kynzey Mitzel and Monique Johnshon combined with the athleticism of the freshmen made for many explosive and fun to watch matches.

Chloe Knudson and Journey Tupea were East Region First Team selections, while Hokulea Vargas and Kynzey Mitzel were selected for the East Region Second Team. Head Coach Kelsey Stanley earned the title of Eastern Region Coach of the Year.

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NIC Head Volleyball Coach Kelsey Stanley
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