The co-regular season champions are set to square off in the Big Sky Volleyball Championship as Northern Arizona swept Idaho State and Idaho outlasted Northern Colorado in five sets.
Northern Arizona and Idaho both earned a share of the 2018 Big Sky Volleyball regular season trophy on Saturday. The Lumberjacks and Vandals each finished Big Sky play with a conference record of 15-3.
NAU and Idaho, the top two teams in the Big Sky, square off in the Rolle Activity Center on Thursday before the Lumberjacks fly out to face Eastern Washington Saturday in Cheney, Wash. on Saturday.
Northern Arizona’s Kaylie Jorgenson and Jordan Anderson were recognized as the #BigSkyVB Players of the Week. Jorgenson was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while Anderson earned Defensive Player of the Week recognition.
The Northern Arizona volleyball team found the right combination – literally and figuratively – in their 25-13, 25-22, 25-14 sweep of Big Sky co-leader Sacramento State Thursday night.
A second consecutive week on the road will present the Northern Arizona volleyball team with a tall task. NAU will play Weber State and Idaho State, two of the four teams tied atop the Big Sky standings, on Thursday and Saturday respectively.
The Lumberjacks went 2-1 on the weekend, along with Florida and Cal State Northridge. NAU began Friday with a sweep over Southern Illinois and closed the invitational with a loss in 5 sets against CSUN Saturday afternoon.
Northern Arizona’s Jordan Anderson surpassed the 1,000-career digs threshold, logging 19 in Saturday’s 5-set loss to Cal State Northridge in Lumberjack Classic action. The 5-6 libero is the 14th player in program history to reach the milestone and ranks 14th all-time with 1,011 digs.
After two weeks on the road, the Northern Arizona volleyball team opens up its 12-match home schedule this weekend with the 2018 Lumberjack Classic. Saturday’s match with No. 7 Florida highlights the weekend slate.
UCLA junior Nicole McNamara was voted Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Player of the Year and is part of the duo that was voted Pac-12 Pair of the Year with her twin sister Megan McNamara, the Conference office announced today. USC’s Tina Graudina was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year while UCLA’s Stein Metzger was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second-straight year.