All-State Volleyball Teams and NJCAA National Tournament Information

All-State Volleyball Teams and NJCAA National Tournament Information

Rochester, Mn- 

As the 2017 NJCAA volleyball season heads into it's final weekend of play, the MCAC All-State Volleyball team has been released.  Additionally, the NJCAA Division III Volleyball tournament participants, bracket and host site information is available for the 2017 NJCAA Division III National Tournament. 

The Northern Division and Southern Division of Minnesota College Athletic Conference volleyball registered nine student-athletes apiece on the 2017 All-State Volleyball First and Second teams. 

Furthermore, Paige Wallevand (Central Lakes College) earned Northern Division Player-of-the-Year honors as the top ranked athlete in her Division, while Kalli Mathiasen (St. Cloud Technical & Community College) is the Player-of-the-Year in the Southern Division. 

Mentors Heidi Smith (St. Cloud Technical & Community College) and Marie Johnson (Minnesota West CTC) were honored as the Gopher Sport/MCAC Coach-of-the-Year for their work with their programs, while Jane Peterson earned the Gopher Sport/MCAC Coach-of-the-Year nod from her peers in the North. 


All-State, First Team 

 Student-Athlete   Community College   MCAC Division 
 Paige Wallevand Central Lakes College     Northern Division  
 Kalli Mathiasen  St. Cloud Technical & Community College     Southern Division  
 Shantel Verbout   Northland Community & Technical College    Northern Division  
 Kalie Jergens  St. Cloud Technical & Community College   Southern Division 
 Allie Knuti  Hibbing Community College    Northern Division 
  Cami Sletta  Ridgewater College    Southern Division  
Kahlen Manthey Central Lakes College    Northern Division 
Jamie Goblirsch Ridgewater College 

  Southern Division

 Kara Mandich   Itasca Community College    Northern Division 


All-State, Second Team 

Student-Athlete    Community College    MCAC Division 
Tara Rogers Rochester Community & Technical College    Southern Division 
Madison Magner Northland Community & Technical College    Northern Division 
Brooke Wendland  Rochester Community & Technical College    Southern Division
 Chloe Kaufenberg  Mesabi Range College     Northern Division 
 Andrea Hinkeledey   Minnesota West Community & Technical College     Southern Division  
 Lexi Kudis  Hibbing Community College     Northern Division 
 Chelsea Schoeder   St. Cloud Technical & Community College   Southern Division
 Sandy Thompson  Rainy River Community College  Northern Divsion 
Elly Buck   Riverland Community College    Southern Division 


The NJCAA Region committees also recognize All-Tournament teams for the squads which qualify for their respective tournaments.  The Region XIII A & Region XIII B Tournament Teams are available by each region.  

Joining St. Cloud Technical and Community College and Central Lakes College at the National Tournament in Rochester will be six other NJCAA Division III squads from around the country. The seeding is below; click on the image to view the bracket. 


NJCAA Division III Volleyball National Championship Tournament 

November, 10-11

Rochester Community & Technical College 

Rochester, MN

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Participating Teams: Central Lakes College; St. Cloud Technical & Community College; Harper (IL) College; Eastfield (TX); Columbus State (OH); Northampton (PA); Jamestown (NY) and Queensborough (NY). 


Ticket Prices:

All-Tournament Pass:

Adult: $18.00
College Student (with ID): $14.00
Student (under 18) & Seniors: $14.00
*Tournament Program Included*

Daily Pass:
Adult: $10.00
College Student (with ID): $8.00
Student (under 18) & Seniors: $8.00

*Tickets will be sold at the venue at the start of the tournament*
Payments Available: Cash or Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover)

Host Organization: Rochester Amateur Sports Commission. 


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This release sponsored in part by Gopher Sport. 

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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system.  The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions.  The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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