MCAC Volleyball Has Strong Presence on All-American Teams

MCAC Volleyball Has Strong Presence on All-American Teams

Rochester, Mn-

Five volleyball student-athletes from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference have received All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association, as announced on Thursday, December 6.

St. Cloud Technical and Community College led the way with two First Team honorees: Kalie Jergens, a 5'8" outside hitter and Kalli Mathiasen, a 5'7" setter.  Both Cyclone sophomores are among the twelve members of the NJCAA First Team.  SCTCC was one of only two schools to have multiple representatives on the First Team with Harper (IL) College having three individuals also a part of the squad. 

Northern Division champion Central Lakes College is represented by Paige Wallevand, a 5'11" setter, one of only three freshman on the First Team.  Northland Community & Technical College sophomore Shantel Verbout, a 5'10" middle blocker, also was named to the First Team.  

Cami Sletta, a 5'10" freshman from Ridgewater College earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for the Warriors.  In total, 18 NJCAA volleyball students-athletes were honored for their strong efforts in 2017. To access the full NJCAA press release, please visit this link.  

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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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