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TABLE OF CONTENTS Conference:

Region 13 Athletic Conference, Minnesota College Athletic Conference

Nickname:

Pioneers

Colors:

Navy Blue and Scarlet

CONTENTS MCAC Conference Members.............................. p 2-3 President’s Message............................................ p 4 Meet the Athletic Director....................................p 5 Support Staff & All-Sports Standings................p 6 Athletic Facilities.................................................. p 8 FOOTBALL Head Coach Travis Martin.................................... p 9 Assistant Coaches.................................................p 10 2015 Pioneers Football Preview......................... p 12 2015 Schedule...................................................... p 13 2015 Football Roster........................................... p 14 Football Roster & Team Photo........................... p 15 Meet the Pioneers - Football.............................. p 16-21 Football History.................................................... p 22

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NORTHLAND QUICK FACTS National Affiliation: National Junior College Athletic Association

Richard Speas Athletic Director .......................................................218-683-8547 Abdul Chamma Head Volleyball Coach.............................................218-683-8680 Scott DCamp Head Wrestling Coach................................................218-689-1014 Barry Dowers Head Baseball Coach...............................................218-686-6433 Travis Martin Head Football Coach...................................................218-683-8554 Shannon Nelson Head Women’s Basketball Coach...........................218-683-8696 Rick Nikunen Head Men’s Basketball Coach..................................218-683-8707 Paul Peterson Athletic Coordinator.................................................218-683-8556

CREDITS The 2015 Football/Volleyball Media Guide is a publication of Northland Community & Technical College Marketing Department. Design/Layout/Content: Katie Jones, Chad Sperling, and Matthew Brenden Advertising/Content: Richard Speas A huge thank you to all of the faculty and staff at Northland for all of their hard work!

VOLLEYBALL Head Coach Adbul Chamma...............................p 26 Volleyball Assistant Coach & Preview................ p 27 2015 Schedule...................................................... p 29 2015 Volleyball Roster......................................... p 30 Volleyball Team Photo......................................... p 31 Meet the Pioneers - Volleyball........................... p 32 Pioneer Volleyball History................................... p 33 Pioneer Volleyball Records.................................p 34 HISTORY OF THE NJCAA The movement to form a unique sports association dedicated to America’s two-year colleges arose in 1937 when several track and field coaches gathered in Fresno, California. A year later, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rejected a petition from 13 two-year colleges in California to grant their teams and athletes permission to compete at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. In the spring of 1938, following the NCAA’s rejection, those same 13 two-year colleges gathered again in Fresno to organize and form an association that would promote and supervise a national athletics program exclusively for junior and community colleges…and the rest is history.

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On May 14, 1938, the first constitution of the National Junior College Athletic Association was accepted by its charter members and the organization held its first national championship event a year later in May 1939.

Northland Community & Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system and is an Equal Opportunity employer and educator.

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CONFERENCE MEMBERS

MCAC CONFERENCE MEMBERS

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Anoka Ramsey Community College

Mesabi Range Community & Technical College

Location: Coon Rapids, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 311 miles Mascot: Golden Rams Arena: Anoka-Ramsey Gymnasium Women’s Sports: basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, soccer

Location: Virginia, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 218 miles Mascot: Norsemen/Lady Norse Arena: Activity Building (1,000) Football Stadium: Ewen’s Field (4,000) Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, golf

Central Lakes College

Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Location: Brainerd, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 194 miles Mascot: Raiders Arena: Central Lakes Gymnasium Football Stadium: no information Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, golf

Location: Worthington, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 348 miles Mascot: Blue Jays/Lady Jays Arena: Minnesota West Gymnasium (1,000) Football Stadium: Worthington High School (3,000) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, wrestling

Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College

Minnesota State Community & Technical College

Location: Cloquet, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 234 miles Mascot: Thunder Arena: No Information Football Stadium: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball

Location: Fergus Falls, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 150 miles Mascot: Spartans Arena: Spartan Gymnasium (1,000) Football Stadium: Spartan Field Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, golf

Hibbing Community College

Northland Community & Technical College

Location: Hibbing, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 196 miles Mascot: Cardinals Arena: Activities Building (750) Women’s Sports: basketball, golf, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, golf

Location: Thief River Falls, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 0 miles Mascot: Pioneers Arena: NCTC Gymnasium (1,549) Football Stadium: Lowell T. Swenson Field (2,200) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, wrestling

Itasca Community College

Rainy River Community College

Location: Grand Rapids, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 188 miles Mascot: Vikings Arena: No Information Football Stadium: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball

Location: International Falls, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 190 miles Mascot: Voyageurs Arena: Rainy River College Gym (500) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball

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MCAC CONFERENCE MEMBERS St. Cloud Technical College

Location: Willmar, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 250 miles Mascot: Warriors Arena: Swanson Gym (800) Football Stadium: Hodapp Field (3,500) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, wrestling

Location: St. Cloud, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 254 miles Mascot: Cyclones Arena: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball

Riverland Community College

Vermillion Community College

Location: Austin, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 415 miles Mascot: Blue Devils Arena: Riverland Gym (700) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball, soccer

Location: Ely, MN Distance from Thief River Falls: 277 miles Mascot: Ironmen/Ironwomen Arena: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: baseball, basketball

CONFERENCE MEMBERS

Ridgewater College

Dakota College

North Dakota State College of Science

Location: Bottineau, ND Distance from Thief River Falls: 245 miles Mascot: Lumberjacks/Lady Jacks Arena: Thatcher Hall (1,000) Football Stadium: No Information Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, baseball, basketball, hockey

Location: Wahpeton, ND Distance from Thief River Falls: 150 miles Mascot: Wildcats Arena: Bilkre Activities Center (3,500) Football Stadium: Bute Stadium (2,500) Women’s Sports: basketball, softball, volleyball Men’s Sports: football, basketball

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE/HISTORY

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE & HISTORY Northland Community & Technical College History Northland Community & Technical College has been in existence in one form or other since 1949, when the Minnesota State Board of Education approved an area vocational school for Thief River Falls. The school would later move to its present location and merge with two other institutions of higher learning: first with Thief River Falls State Junior College and later with the East Grand Forks campus of Northwest Technical College, to form Northland Community & Technical College. Each institution brought a long history of serving the needs of area students and employers, and with the advent of online education, expanding its reach far beyond the Red River Valley and northwestern Minnesota.

Welcome to Pioneer Country! You’re soon to discover why athletics has such a prominent presence here at Northland Community & Technical College. Our commitment to developing these young men and women into competitive student athletes will be obvious in their effort on the field, court or arena. We take great pride in how our players demonstrate teamwork, sportsmanship and work ethic, giving it their all through the end of each contest. It’s also important to recognize that our student athletes excel off the field as well, making certain that achieving their academic goals is a priority. Northland’s athletes are routinely among the NJCAA’s highest performing scholars, boasting a graduation / transfer rate of nearly 100%! So enjoy today’s event and feel good about being part of a great Pioneer tradition that’s now entering its’ 50th year of competitive college athletics.

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MEET HEADLINE THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Speas spent nine years as a successful college coach at William Penn University in Iowa, where he served numerous roles in addition to coaching; assistant director of admissions, assistant athletic director, and HPER faculty. As the head assistant baseball coach, the Statesmen went 21578 (.734) during his tenure, including nationally ranked teams that qualified for the NCAA and NAIA regional playoffs. Assuming the role as the head men’s and women’s cross-country and track programs; Speas was named conference coach of the year in 2004 and 2005, cross-country coach of the year in 2004, and NAIA region cross-country coach of the year in 2004.

With family health issues, Speas returned to Iowa in 2012 to assume the position of Executive Director at Oskie Prep, a nonprofit start up. Oskie Prep focused on education, job creation and community service. Speas earned a social science composite bachelor’s degree from William Penn University (IA) and a Master’s degree in athletic administration from Truman State University (MO). Richard and his wife Karma have eight children, Staci, Shawna, Jentrian, Tierney, Elijah, BrookeLyn, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. Richard and Karma Speas reside in Thief River Falls, Minnesota with their six youngest children. ■

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TITLE A native of Union, Iowa, Richard Speas comes to Northland Community and Technical College with a wealth of experience in intercollegiate athletics. Speas has over thirty years of experience in interscholastic athletics, sports marketing, and intercollegiate athletics. Assuming the role of Director of Athletics at Northland, Speas also serves as the Director of Student Life at the college.

Moving into the NJCAA ranks as the Director of Athletics at Western Texas College in 2008, Speas oversaw 15 intercollegiate athletic programs in the highly competitive Western Junior College Athletic Conference. The Westerners captured a national championship in men’s rodeo. Making a change in a perennially week volleyball program, Speas hired Sheldon Carvalho who brought the volleyball program to the big dance in his second year in the program. In addition, the athletic program captured fourth place national finishes in women’s rodeo, women’s golf, and women’s track and field. Six teams held national rankings during the Speas tenure, including men’s cross country, men‘s golf, men’s soccer, and women’s soccer. The men’s cross country team was also named academic national champions of the NJCAA in 2007 and 2008. The community was energized when a $260,000 donation helped to fund the renovations of the 4,000 seat indoor facility (The Coliseum). In 2011, Speas took the helm of one of the premier NJCAA programs in the nation, Blinn College. The Buccaneers would capture a national championship in volleyball

in 2011. The football program held the number 1 ranking in the nation during the 2011 season before falling to Mississippi Gulf Coast in the Mississippi Bowl. The softball program garnered fourth place finishes at the NJCAA Division I national championships in 2011 and 2012. Baseball also held top ten national rankings, but before being eliminated in regional play. Long noted for its athletic excellence; 26 national championships (four in football), 127 baseball players drafted since the inception of the baseball program in 1966, and 38 professional football players including Cam Newton, Blinn is widely recognized as one of the top academic junior colleges in the nation.

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in enrollment. During his tenure at Peru State College (2006-2008) Speas oversaw a seven million dollar renovation to the Al Wheeler Activity Center which served as the hub for Bobcat athletics and student activities.

Prior to his arrival into the juco athletic administration ranks, Speas served as the Director of Athletics at four year schools, Southern Virginia University and Peru State College in Nebraska. As the inaugural Director of Athletics at Southern Virginia University (1997-2000), he implemented 16 intercollegiate athletic teams. During this time, SVU witnessed a 400% percentage growth

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SUPPORT STAFF/STANDINGS

SUPPORT STAFF & ALL-SPORTS STANDINGS

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Barry Dowers Head Coach Baseball

Travis Martin Head Coach Football

Abdul Chamma Head Coach Volleyball

Scott DCamp Head Coach Wrestling

Shannon Nelson Head Coach Women’s Basketball

TBD Head Softball Coach

Rick Nikunen Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Paul Peterson Athletic Coordinator

NJCAA All-Sports Standings The National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) released the winners of the 2014-2015 NATYCAA Cup. The NATYCAA Cup represents the most successful overall college athletic programs in the nation for two-year institutions. This program recognizes excellence in two-year college athletics based on success in championship competition. 2014-2015 NATYCAA Cup NJCAA Scholarship Final Standings:

2014-2015 NATYCAA Cup NJCAA Non-Scholarship Final Standings:

Standing

Institution

Score

Standing

Institution

Score

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Iowa Central Community College

169.5

1

Herkimer County CC (NY)

152

2

Iowa Western Community College

160.5

2

Nassau County CC (NY)

148

3

Tyler Junior College (TX)

141.5

3

Suffolk County CC (NY)

135.5

4

South Plains College (TX)

129

4

Mohawk County CC (NY)

129.5

5

Central Arizona College

117.5

5

Rowan College at Gloucester (NY)

127.5

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Monroe (NY)

100.75

6

SUNY Dehli (NY)

107.5

7

Darton College (GA)

100.5

7

Harper College (Illinois)

95

8

Coffeyville (KS)

96

8

Fashion Institute of Technology (NY)

93

9

Monroe Community College

90

9

Ocean County College (NJ)

83

10

Pima Community College (AZ)

89

10

Rock Valley College (Illinois)

78

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

ATHLETIC FACILITIES

FOOTBALL

Lowell T. Swenson Field is home to Northland Pioneers football team. The field was dedicated in 2004. Seating capacity is 2200.

BASEBALL

SOFTBALL

The Pioneer Baseball Field opened in the Fall of 1974. It is home to the Northland Pioneer’s Men’s Baseball team.

The MEC Complex is home to the Northland Pioneer Women’s Softball. It opened in 2001.

WRESTLING ROOM

ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM

Wrestling started at Northland in 2013. Last year two national championship apperances came out of this room.

FITNESS CENTER

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VOLLEYBALL - BASKETBALL

The Northland Gymnasium is home to volleyball and both Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The gymnasium opened in 1990. Seating capacity is 1549.

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HEAD FOOTBALL COACH TRAVIS MARTIN

Holding a bachelor’s degree in chemistry education from Mayville State University, Martin went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in coaching from North Central University. Coach Martin, his wife Krista, and infant daughter Khloe reside in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. ■

Martin began his college playing career at Dakota College where he was a receiver for the Jacks in 2008 and 2009. Martin also

“The reinstatement of the football program at Northland has been huge for this community. We as a coaching staff are grateful for this opportunity and will look to build this program around a group of high character young men who are looking to leave here with a degree in their hands while rebuilding this program”, noted Martin. “We are going to strive to put a product on the field that the Thief River Falls area will be proud to call their own.”

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spent two years as an outfielder on the college baseball team. While competing at Dakota College, Martin was academic all-conference in football and baseball. After completing his AA degree at Dakota College, Martin transferred to Mayville State University (North Dakota) where he was a tight end for the Comets in 2011 and 2012. Martin was named to the Academic AllAmerica team his senior year.

HEAD COACH TRAVIS MARTIN

Travis Martin became the ninth football coach at Northland Community and Technical College in January of 2015. The Grand Forks native takes the reins of the Pioneer football team at an opportune time in the history of the program. Following the suspension of the football program at Northland during the 2014-2015 school year, the program reopens this season under Coach Martin who is tasked with resurrecting the Pioneer football program.

Prior to his arrival in Thief River Falls, Coach Martin spent two years as the offensive coordinator at Dakota College (Bottineau). The 2013 season touted an 8-3 record and a bowl appearance in the Salt City Bowl where the Jacks were defeated by Hutchison Community College (Kansas). Repeating an 8-3 record in the fall of 2014, Dakota College gained a national ranking and qualified for the Graphic Edge Bowl, where they were defeated by Ellsworth Community College (Iowa). During his tenure at Dakota College, Coach Martin also assumed the duties of head baseball coach in the 2013-2014 year, where he increased the squad size from 11 players to 25 team members and garnered a third place finish in the region.

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ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACHES

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ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACHES

Kent Janicke Defensive Coordinator • 4th season at NCTC • Former Head coach at BGMR HS • 2 seasons played at NCTC

Todd Glass Offensive Coordinator/RB • 4th season at NCTC • 30 Seasons at Red Lake Falls High School • Played College baseball at UMC-Crookston & MSU-M

• 4th Season at NCTC • 2 Seasons played at NCTC • 1 Season at Mayville State University

Cole Christianson Linebackers

Ramon Ramirez Defensive Line

Marvin Smoot Offensive Line

• 2nd year coaching at NCTC • 2 Seasons football and baseball at NCTC • 1 season football at University of Sioux Falls

• 1st year coaching at NCTC • 1 year coaching at Red Lake Falls High School • Played 2 seasons at NCTC

• 1st year coaching at NCTC • Played football at Augustana and USD- Sioux Falls • Spent 10+ seasons in the indoor football league

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2015 FOOTBALL PREVIEW

2015 PIONEERS FOOTBALL PREVIEW With the suspension of the football program at Northland Community and Technical College during the 2014-2015 school year, first year head coach, Travis Martin will rely heavily on a core of freshmen players. The Pioneers kick off their 39th season with the home opener on August 29th when they host Vermilion Community College at Lowell T. Swenson Field. During the past 38 years of competition, only one coach, Merle Johnson, recorded a career winning record. Coach Martin hopes to add his name to that very short list. During the last season of competition (2013), the Pioneers went 7-3, including a six game winning streak which came to an end as they were defeated by Central Lakes in the northern division championship game. Coach Martin looks to Bemidji State University transfers Kaleb Torgerson (Thief River Falls, MN) and Skyler Schroeder (East Grand Forks, MN) to add some maturity to the young squad. Torgerson (6’3”, 230 lbs) was a running back in high school while Schroeder lined up at the tight end position. Thompson, North Dakota recruit, Zak Ackerman competed in the state Shrine Bowl at the defensive end position. Martin looks for quarterback recruit Chandler Rigdon (Chickasaw, AL) who was recognized as the male Coastal Alabama Athlete of the Year to compete for the signal caller position.

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PLAYER POSITION PREVIOUS SCHOOL HOMETOWN Zak Ackerman DE Thompson High School Thompson, ND Duane Barnes Safety Mt. Dora, FL Jacob Bradford Safety Fredericksburg, VA Kevin Evans RB Groveland, FL Kyle Grover LB Bagley High School Bagley, MN Tafarie McKrachon Safety Bushnell, FL Chandler Rigdon QB Chickasaw High School Chickasaw, AL James Rigdon RB Chickasaw High School Chickasaw, AL Kaleb Torgerson FB Lincoln High School Thief River Falls, MN Christian Vinson WR Ocala, FL

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2015 PIONEER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 2015 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

TIME

8/29

Vermillion CC*

HOME

3:00 PM

9/5

Mesabi Range CC*

Virginia, MN

1:30 PM

9/12

Dakota College*

Bottineau, ND

1:30 PM

9/19

Minnesota West CC*

Homecoming! HOME

12:00 PM

9/26

NDSCS*

HOME

1:30 PM

10/3

Ridgewater CC*

Wilmar, MN

1:30 PM

10/8

MN State FF*

Fergus Falls, MN

1:30 PM

10/17

Central Lakes CC*

HOME

1:30 PM

10/24

MCAC Playoffs

TBD

TBD

10/31

MCAC Playoffs

TBD

TBD

11/8

MCAC Championship Game

St. Cloud, MN

TBD

12/6

Graphic Edge Bowl

UNI Dome; Cedar Falls, IA

TBD

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* Minnesota College Athletic Conference contest (MCAC)

Celebrating 50 years of athletics!

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2015 FOOTBALL ROSTER

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NAME

POS.

HGT.

WT.

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

YEAR

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Chandler Rigdon

QB

6’

205

Chickasaw, AL

Chickasaw HS

Fr.

3

Quincey Green

CB

6’1”

175

Ocala, FL

North Marion HS

Fr.

4

Troy Benjamin

RB

5’8”

180

Port Arthur, TX

Nederland HS

So.

5

Rontavious Williams

CB

5’10”

155

Winter Garden, FL

West Orange HS

Fr.

6

Robert Johnson

QB

5’11”

160

Ocala, FL

North Marion HS

Fr.

7

Toby Taradeina

QB

6’3”

170

Bath, ME

Hyde Prep School

Fr.

8

Camario Bing

RB

5’8”

215

Orlando, FL

Oak Ridge HS

Fr.

9

Alex Williams

LB

6’

240

Citra, FL

North Marion HS

Fr.

10

Quantez Speed

DB

5’9”

165

Ocala, FL

Vanguard HS

Fr.

11

RaShawn Goldsmith

WR

5’5”

150

Pensicola, FL

Booker T. Washington HS

Fr.

12

Trevor Smith

CB

5’10”

185

Blackduck, MN

Blackduck HS

Fr.

14/26

Erik Pitts

LB/FB

5’9”

235

Ocala, FL

Bellview HS

Fr.

15

Jake Magnell

LB

5’8”

170

Oklee, MN

Red Lake County HS

Fr.

16

Derrius Brown

WR

6’

190

Groveland, FL

South Lake HS

Fr.

17

Cody West

K

5’11”

155

Claremore, OK

Claremore HS

Fr.

18

Christian Vinson

WR

6’5”

210

Ocala, FL

North Marion HS

Fr.

19

Jack Reed

WR

5’9”

165

Citra, FL

North Marion HS

Fr.

20

Tafario McKrachon

S

6’1”

200

Bushnell, FL

South Sumpter HS

Fr.

21

Jacob Bradford

S

6’

185

Fredricksburg, VA

Colonial Forge HS

Fr.

22

Kevin Evans

RB

5’11”

195

Groveland, FL

South Lake HS

Fr.

23

Alex Winter

S

6’

180

Mahnomen, MN

Norman County East HS

Fr.

24

Quadarious Gordon

CB

6’

180

Ocala, FL

Lake Weir HS

Fr.

25

Alex Rhen

RB

6’1”

215

Badger, MN

BGMR HS

Fr.

28

Alex Dillabough

RB

5’

165

Crookston, MN

Crookston HS

Fr.

30

Fred Key

LB

5’11”

210

Groveland, FL

South Lake HS

Fr.

31

Duane Barnes

S

6’3”

185

Mount Dora, FL

Mount Dora HS

Fr.

32

Kevin Lanning

RB

5’8”

155

Akeley, MN

Trinity HS

Fr.

33

Albert Cannon

LB

6’

190

Tallahassee, FL

Amos P. Godby HS

Fr.

34

Welsey Rigdon

RB/SR

5’8”

210

Savannah, GA

Screven County HS

Fr.

35

Paul Maurice

LB

5’10”

190

Ocala, FL

Hyde Prep School

Fr.

36

Derius Carwise

DL

6’1”

190

Orlando, FL

Oak Ridge HS

Fr.

40

Kaleb Torgerson

FB/TE

6’

240

Thief River Falls, MN

Lincoln HS

Fr.

42

Kennan Laidley

LB/TE

6’

210

Thief River Falls, MN

Goodridge HS

Fr.

43

Daniel Saula

LB/TE

6’

180

Lagos State Nigeria

International School Lagos

Fr.

44

TyRek Fluellen

OLB

6’4”

210

Miami, FL

Oak Ridge HS

Fr.

47

Nicholas Toay

TE

5’9”

200

Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks Central HS

Fr.

51

Adam Doerkson

LB

6’2”

205

Steinbach, MB

Virden Collegiate Institute

Fr.

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Zach Ackerman

OL/DL

5’11”

260

Thompson, ND

Thompson HS

Fr.

53

Anthony Sanchez

OL/DL

5’8”

230

Mahnomen, MN

Mahnomen HS

Fr.

54

Kyle Grover

LB

5’10”

200

Bagley, MN

Bagley MN

Fr.

55

Tim Ingle

LB

5’10”

210

Badger, MN

BGMR HS

So.

6’

210

Bellingham, MN

Lac Qui Parle Valley HS

Fr.

57

Connor Roggenbuck DL/OL

58

Deven Jones

LB

5’10”

170

Mobile, AL

Chickasaw HS

Fr.

61

Kollin King

OL/DL

6’6”

420

Rockford, IL

Community HS

Fr.

64

Derrick Newby

OL/DL

6’

265

Orlando, FL

Oak Ridge HS

Fr.

65

Doug Peterson

OL/DL

5’11”

260

Middle River, MN

BGMR HS

Fr.

66

Arnelle Castleberry

OL/DL

5’10”

300

Birmingham, AL

Chickasaw HS

Fr.

68

Tanner Daniels

OL/DL

5’9”

230

Summerfield, FL

Bellview HS

Fr.

72

Tyler Young

OL/DL

6’

235

Sylvania, GA

Screven County HS

Fr.

75

Blake Norush

OL

6’1”

255

Bellview, FL

Bellview HS

Fr.

80

Martez Mayo

WR

6’

180

University City, MO

University City HS

Fr.

81

Pierre Elysee

WR/TE

6’2”

180

Orlando, FL

Oak Ridge HS

Fr.

84

Shawn Evans

WR

6’

180

Ocala, FL

Lake Weir HS

Fr.

85

Joe Gbaley

WR

5’9”

155

Brooklyn Park, MN

Park Center HS

Fr.

90

Trevious Woods

DL/TE

6’2”

215

Orlando, FL

Oak Ridge HS

Fr.

92

Philip Szwedowicz

DL/TE

6’3”

250

Edmonton, AB

Catholic Central HS

Fr.

94

DeMonte Jackson

DT

6’2”

275

Ocala, FL

North Marion HS

Fr.

98

Mark Webster

DT

6’3”

275

Pensacola, FL

Pensacola HS

So.

99

Brandon Carbajal

DT

6’3”

260

Citra, FL

Lake Weir HS

Fr.

RS

Josh Halvorson

LB

5’6”

175

Thief River Falls, MN

Lincoln HS

So.

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Zack Ackerman

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Edward Brown

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Position: OL/DL

Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 360

Height: 6’6”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Thompson, ND

Hometown: Columbia, SC

High School: Thompson HS

High School: C.A. Johnson HS

Duane Barnes Position: S

Height: 6’3”

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Weight: 185

Position: OL/DL

Weight: 270

Derrius Brown Position: WR

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Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Mount Dora, FL

Hometown: Groveland, FL

High School: Mount Dora HS

High School: South Lake HS

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Troy Benjamin Position: RB

Weight: 190

Albert Cannon Position: LB

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Height: 6’

Year: Sophomore

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Port Arthur, TX

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL

High School: Nederland HS

High School: Amos P Godby HS

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 180

Camario Bing Position: RB

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Weight: 190

Brandon Carbajal Position: DT

Height: 6’3”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Hometown: Citra, FL

High School: Oak Ridge HS

High School: Lake Weir HS

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 215

Jacob Bradford Position: S

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Weight: 260

Derius Carwise Position: DL

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Height: 6’1”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA

Hometown: Orlando, FL

High School: Colonial Forge HS

High School: Oak Ridge HS

Height: 6’

Weight: 185

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Position: RB

Height: 5’10” Weight: 300

Height: 5’11”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Hometown: Groveland, FL

High School: Chickasaw HS

High School: South Lake HS

Tanner Daniels

Position: OL/DL

Height: 5’9”

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Weight: 230

Weight: 195

Position: WR

Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Summerfield, FL

Hometown: Ocala, FL

High School: Bellview HS

High School: Lake Weir HS

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Alex Dillabough

84

Shawn Evans

Weight: 180

TyRek Fluellen

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Position: RB/CB

Height: 5’

Height: 6’4”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Crookston, MN

Hometown: Miami, FL

High School: Crookston HS

High School: Oak Ridge HS

Weight: 165

Adam Doerkson Position: LB

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Weight: 205

Position: OLB

Weight: 210

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Joe Gbaley Position: WR

Height: 6’2”

Height: 5’9”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Steinbach, MB

Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN

High School: Park Center HS

High School: Virden Collegiate Institute

Pierre Elysee Position: WR/TE

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Weight: 155

RaShawn Goldsmith Position: WR

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Height: 5’5”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Orlando, FL

Hometown: Pensicola, FL

High School: Oak Ridge HS

High School: Booker T. Washington HS

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 180

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Position: OL/DL

Kevin Evans

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Arnelle Castleberry

Weight: 150

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MEET THE PIONEERS Quadarious Gordon Position: CB

Height: 6’

Weight: 180

Northland Community & Technical College

Robert Johnson Position: QB

06

Height: 5’11”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Hometown: Ocala, FL

High School: Lake Weir HS

High School: North Marion HS

Quincey Green Position: CB

18

24

Height: 6’1”

03

Weight: 175

Weight: 160

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Deven Jones Position: LB

Height: 5’10” Weight: 170

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Hometown: Mobile, AL

High School: North Marion HS

High School: Chickasaw HS

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Kyle Grover Position: LB

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Fred Key Position: LB

Height: 5’10” Weight: 200

Height: 5’11”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Bagley, MN

Hometown: Groveland, FL

High School: Bagley HS

High School: South Lake HS

RS

Josh Halvorson Position: LB Weight: 175

Weight: 210

Kollin King Position: OL/DL

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Height: 5’6”

Height: 6’6”

Year: Sophomore

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

Hometown: Rockford, IL

High School: Lincoln HS

High School: Community HS

Tim Ingle Position: LB

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Weight: 420

Kennan Laidley Position: LB/TE

42

Height: 5’10” Weight: 210

Height: 6’

Year: Sophomore

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Badger, MN

Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

High School: BGMR HS

High School: Goodridge HS

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Height: 5’8”

Weight: 155

Position: OL/DL

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Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Akeley, MN

Hometown: Orlando, FL

High School: Trinity HS

High School: Oak Ridge HS

Jake Magnell

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Weight: 265

65

Doug Peterson

Position: LB

Height: 5’8”

Height: 5’11”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Oklee, MN

Hometown: Middle River, MN

High School: Red Lake County HS

High School: BGMR HS

Position: OL/DL

Weight: 170

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Paul Maurice

Weight: 260

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Erik Pitts

Position: LB

Height: 5’10” Weight: 190

Height: 5’9”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Hometown: Ocala, FL

High School: Hyde Prep School

High School: Bellview HS

Martez Mayo Position: WR

Position: LB/FB

80

Weight: 235

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Jack Reed Position: WR

Height: 6’

Weight: 180

Height: 5’9”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: University City, MO

Hometown: Citra, FL

High School: University City HS

High School: North Marion HS

Tafario McKrachon Position: S

Height: 6’1”

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Weight: 200

Weight: 165

Alex Rhen Position: QB/WR

Height: 6’1”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Bushnell, FL

Hometown: Badger, MN

High School: South Sumpter HS

High School: BGMR HS

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Position: RB

Derrick Newby

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Kevin Lanning

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Weight: 215

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Wesley Ridgon Position: RB/SR

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 210

Northland Community & Technical College

Position: CB

12

Height: 5’10” Weight: 185

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Savannah, GA

Hometown: Blackduck, MN

High School: Screven County HS

High School: Blackduck HS

02

Chandler Rigdon Position: QB

20

Trevor Smith

Quantez Speed Position: DB

Height: 5’9”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Chickasaw, AL

Hometown: Ocala, FL

High School: Chickasaw HS

High School: Vanguard HS

Height: 6’

Weight: 205

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Connor Roggenbuck Position: DL/OL

10

Weight: 165

Philip Szwedowicz Position: DL/TE

92

Height: 6’3”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Bellingham, MN

Hometown: Edmonton, AB

High School: Lac Qui Parle Valley HS

High School: Catholic Central HS

Height: 6’

Weight: 210

Anthony Sanchez Position: OL/DL

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Weight: 250

Toby Taradeina Position: QB

07

Height: 6’3”

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Mahnomen, MN

Hometown: Bath, ME

High School: Mahnomen HS

High School: Hyde Prep School

Height: 5’8”

Weight: 230

Daniel Saula Position: WR

43

Weight: 180

Weight: 170

Nicholas Toay

Position: TE

Height: 5’9”

47

Weight: 200

Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Lagos State Nigeria

Hometown: Grand Forks, ND

High School: International School Lagos

High School: Grand Forks Central HS

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Height: 6’

Weight: 240

09

Position: LB

Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

Hometown: Citra, FL

High School: Lincoln HS

High School: North Marion HS

Christian Vinson Position: WR

18

Weight: 240

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Alex Winter Position: S

Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Ocala, FL

Hometown: Mahnomen, MN

High School: North Marion HS

High School: Norman CO East HS

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 210

Mark Webster Position: DT

98

Weight: 180

Trevious Woods Position: DL/TE

90

Height: 6’2”

Year: Sophomore

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Pensicola, FL

Hometown: Orlando, FL

High School: Pensicola HS

High School: Oak Ridge HS

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 275

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Cody West Position: K

Weight: 215

Tyler Young Position: OL/DL

72

Height: 6’

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Claremore, OK

Hometown: Sylvania, GA

High School: Claremore HS

High School: Screven County HS

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 155

Rontavious Williams Position: CB

Weight: 235

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Kaleb Torgerson

05

Height: 5’10” Weight: 155

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Winter Garden, FL

High School: West Orange HS

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PIONEER FOOTBALL HISTORY 1987

FOOTBALL HISTORY

1976 Record: 2-6 Coach: Chet Engleman

Record: 3-5 Coach: Rick Nelson

1977

1988

Record: 0-8 Coach: Chet Engleman

Record: 4-4 Coach: Rick Nelson

1978

1989

Northland Community & Technical College

2008

Record: 2-6 Coach: Dan Willoughby

Record: 0-9 Coach: Guy Finstrom

1999

2009

Record: 6-3 Coach: Dan Willoughby (Northern Division Champs)

Record: 3-6 Coach: Guy Finstrom

2000

Record: 6-4 Coach: Guy Finstrom (MCAC State Semi-Finalist)

Record: 2-6 Coach: Irv Smith

Record: 2-6 Coach: Rick Nelson

1979

1990

Record: 6-6 Coach: Dan Willoughby (Northern Division Champs)

Record: 4-4 Coach: Rick Nelson

2001

Record: 3-6 Coach: Irv Smith

1991

1980

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1998

Record: 1-7-1 Coach: John Helley

Record: 1-7 Coach: Rick Nelson

1981

1992

Record: 3-5 Coach: John Helley

Record: 5-3 Coach: Gene Klinke

1982

1993

Record: 1-7 Coach: John Helley

1983 Record: 0-8 Coach: John Helley

1984 Record: 1-7 Coach: Rick Nelson

1985 Record: 1-7 Coach: Rick Nelson

1986 Record: 5-4 Coach: Rick Nelson (Northern Division Champs)

Record: 5-5 Coach: Guy Finstrom (MCCC Playoffs)

2002 Record: 9-3 Coach: Guy Finstrom (Northern Division Champs/ Graphic Edge Bowl)

Record: 6-2 Coach: Gene Klinke (Northern Division Champs)

2003

1994

2004

Record: 5-3 Coach: Gene Klinke

1995 Record: 3-5 Coach: Gene Klinke

1996 Record: 2-6 Coach: Gene Klinke

1997 Record: 2-6 Coach: Gene Klinke

Record: 4-5 Coach: Guy Finstrom Record: 1-7 Coach: Guy Finstrom

2010

2011 Record: 7-4 Coach: Merle Johnson (Northern Division Champs)

2012 Record: 6-4 Coach: Merle Johnson (MCAC State Semi-Finalist)

2013 Record: 7-3 Coach: Merle Johnson (Northern Division Champs)

2014 Record: 0-0 Program Suspended

2005 Record: 4-5 Coach: Guy Finstrom

2006 Record: 7-3 Coach: Guy Finstrom

2007 Record: 6-4 Coach: Guy Finstrom

Northland College Bowl Appearances: 2002 - Graphic Edge Bowl (Cedar Falls, IA); NDSCS (ND) 41 - Northland CTC 22

COACHING RECORDS COACH

YEARS

RECORD

WINNING %

Merle Johnson

2011-2013

20-11

.645

Guy Finstrom

2001-2010

45-51

.469

San Willoughby

1998-2000

14-15

.483

Gene Klinke

1992-1997

23-25

.479

Rick Nelson

1984-1991

21-44

.323

John Helley

1980-1983

5-27-1

.166

Irv Smith

1978-1979

5-12

.294

Chet Engelman

1976-1977

2-14

.125

Total Record

1976-2014

135-199-1

.403

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The Pioneers head volleyball coach, Abdul Chamma continues his ascent to the elite level of juco volleyball coaches on a national scale. Entering his seventh year as the skipper of the Northland volleyball program, Chamma is the alltime leader in wins (119-49) and winning percentage (.708) in the programs 41 year history. During his time as the head of the Pioneers, the program has captured two Region 13B championships, and one runner-up finish. The Pioneers qualified for the NJCAA Division III national championships twice under Chamma, finishing fifth in 2011 and third in 2012. Chamma was named MCAC Northern Division Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012. He also was recognized as coach of the year by the NJCAA in District H in 2012.

active as a coach and player at the international level. Chamma completed his playing career at Friendship University in Moscow, Russia. Initially Chamma played club volleyball in Mihe Mihe, Lebanon, then competed at Sidon Technical College in Sidon City, Lebanon. While playing at Sidon Technical College, Chamma also coached girl’s club volleyball. In 1982, Chamma was selected for the Lebanese Olympic volleyball team, but was unable to compete in the 1984 Olympics due to the political climate in Lebanon.

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Courtney N o r d b y enters her fourth year of serving as the assistant coach at Northland Community a n d Technical College. A native of Oklee, Minnesota, Nordby played college volleyball for four years at the University of North Dakota where she played the libero/DS position. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UND in 2011, Nordby earned an Associate of Science degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant from NCTC (2013). She is currently employed at Sanford Health in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. ■

The 2015 Pioneer volleyball team is coming off a 23-4 campaign, and a second place finish in northern division of the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC), finishing 10-2 in the league race. Northland finished second in the conference behind Central Lakes. “The strength of our 2015 squad will be four returning starters and six total returners with extensive experience, and some new recruits with a passion for the game”, noted Pioneer skipper, Abdul Chama. Returning starters for the home team are Outside hitters Tori Mekash (Greenbush, MN) and Cheyenne Woods (Bemidji, MN). Hannah Kraemer (Thief River Falls, MN) anchored the libero position, and Right Side Hitter ShyLee Lehmann (Fertile, MN). (Include an honors here)

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The Pioneers open the season at University of Minnesota- Fergus Falls tournament on Saturday, August 22nd.

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Coach Chamma is also looking for contributions from the following newcomers; Outside hitter Amber Froeber (Crookston, MN), Middle hitter Kate Howell (Badger, MN), setter Hannah Hoglo (New Folden, MN) and Middle hitter Vanessa Weiland (Roseau, MN), and setter Brittney Bray (Plummer, MN).

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2015 PIONEER VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE 2015 VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

TIME

8/18

Scrimmage

Brainerd, MN

9:00 AM

8/22

Fergus Falls Tournament

Fergus Falls, MN

9:00 AM

8/28

Mesabi Range CC*

Virginia, MN

6:30 PM

8/29

Vermilion CC*

Ely, MN

12:00 PM

8/29

Gogebic

Ely, MN

1:30 PM

9/2

Itasca CC*

HOME

6:30 PM

9/9

Central CC*

Brainerd, MN

6:30 PM

9/12

Anoka Ramsey Invitational

Coon Rapids, MN

9:00 AM

9/18

Hibbing CC*

HOME

6:30 PM

9/19

Rainy River CC*

Homecoming! HOME

11:00 AM

9/23

Fond du Lac*

Cloquet, MN

6:30 PM

9/30

Itasca CC*

Grand Rapids, MN

6:30 PM

10/3

Vermilion CC*

HOME

12:00 PM

10/5

Mesabi Range CC*

HOME

6:30 PM

10/7

Central Lakes College*

HOME

6:30 PM

10/9

Oak Hills Christian College

HOME

6:30 PM

10/14

Fond du Lac*

HOME

6:30 PM

10/23

Rainy River CC*

International Falls, MN

6:30 PM

10/24

Hibbing CC*

Hibbing, MN

12:00 PM

10/30

Region 13B Tournament

TBD

4:00 PM

10/31

Region 13B Tournament

TBD

12:00 PM

11/13

National Tournament

Rochester, MN

9:00 AM

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2015 VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

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NAME

POS.

HEIGHT

HOMETOWN

YEAR

2

Courtney Amirayan

RS/M

5’10”

Thief River Falls, MN

Sophomore

3

Tori Mekash

OH

5’8”

Greenbush, MN

Sophomore

4

Hannah Kraemer

LI

5’3”

Thief River Falls, MN

Sophomore

5

Cheyenne Woods

OH/DS

5’3”

Bemidji, MN

Sophomore

7

Amber Froeber

OH

5’8”

Crookston, MN

Freshman

8

Katelyn Howell

RS/M

5’8”

Badger, MN

Freshman

9

Vanessa Weiland

MH/RS

5’9”

Roseau, MN

Freshman

10

ShyLee Lehmann

MH/RS

5’8”

Fertile, MN

Sophomore

12

Hannah Hoglo

S

5’5”

New Folden, MN

Freshman

13

Kaytlin Trontvedt

DS

5’3”

Oklee, MN

Freshman

15

Brittney Bray

S

5’5”

Plummer, MN

Freshman

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MEET THE PIONEERS

MEET THE PIONEERS Courtney Amirayan Position: RS/M

Position: MH/RS Year: Sophomore

Height: 5’10”

Height: 5’8”

Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

Hometown: Fertile, MN

Brittney Bray Position: S

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Tori Mekash Position: OH

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Year: Freshman

Year: Sophomore

Height: 5’5”

Height: 5’8”

Hometown: Plummer, MN

Hometown: Greenbush, MN

Position: OH

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Kaytlin Trontvedt Position: DS

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Height: 5’8”

Height: 5’3”

Hometown: Crookston, MN

Hometown: Oklee, MN

Hannah Hoglo Position: S

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Vanessa Weiland Position: MH/RS

Year: Freshman

Year: Freshman

Height: 5’5”

Height: 5’9”

Hometown: Newfolden, MN

Hometown: Roseau, MN

Katelyn Howell Position: RS/M

08

Cheyenne Woods Position: OH/DS

Year: Freshman

Year: Sophomore

Height: 5’8”

Height: 5’3”

Hometown: Badger, MN

Hometown: Bemidji, MN

Hannah Kraemer Position: LI

04

Year: Sophomore Height: 5’3” Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

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ShyLee Lehmann

Year: Sophomore

Amber Froeber

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PIONEER VOLLEYBALL HISTORY Record: 1-14 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1975

1986

Record: 4-7 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 7-21 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1976

1987

Record: 9-11 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 3-18 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1977

1988

Record: 7-12 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 9-18 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1978

1989

Record: 8-16 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 3-23 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1979

1990

Record: 1-10 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 0-33 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1980

1991

Record: 5-13 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 10-14 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1981

1992

Record: 7-8 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 5-20 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1982

1993

Record: 11-10 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 10-23 Coach: Deb Jacobson

1983

1994

Record: None Available Coach: Deb Jacobson

1984 Record: None Available Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: No Team Due to Lack of Numbers Coach: Deb Jacobson

1996

2007

Record: 10-13 Coach: Sheri Olson

Record: 16-3 Coach: Lisa Handley

1997

2008

Record: 9-16 Coach: Sheri Olson

Record: 24-5 Coach: Lisa Handley

1998

2009

Record: 2-19 Coach: Mike Zachow

Record: 17-9 Coach: Abdul Chamma

1999

2010

Record: 13-12 Coach: Mike Zachow

Record: 14-6 Coach: Abdul Chamma

2000

2011

Record: 22-9 Coach: Mike Zachow

Record: 25-4 Coach: Abdul Chamma

2001

2012

Record: 22-11 Coach: Mike Zachow

Record: 27-8 Coach: Abdul Chamma

2002

2013

Record: 15-15 Coach: Mike Zachow

2003 Record: 14-14 Coach: Mike Zachow

Record: 23-8 Coach: Abdul Chamma

2014 Record: 23-4 Coach: Abdul Chamma

2004 Record: 18-10 Coach: Missy Majerus

2005 Record: 1-21 Coach: Missy Majerus

2006

1995 Record: 6-13 Coach: Sheri Olson

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Record: 8-6 Coach: Deb Jacobson

Record: 14-14 Coach: Lisa Handley

COACHING RECORDS COACH

YEARS

RECORD

WINNING %

Abdul Chamma

2009-Present

119-49

.708

Lisa Handley

2006-2008

54-32

.627

Missy Majerus

2004-2005

19-31

.380

Mike Zachow

1998-2003

88-80

.524

Sheri Olson

1995-1997

25-42

.373

Deb Jacobson

1974-1989/1991-1994

108-244

.306

Sue Barnd

1990

0-33

.000

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1974

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VOLLEYBALL RECORDS

PIONEER VOLLEYBALL RECORDS HITTING EFFICIENCY: Christel Berube - .463 CAREER KILLS: Christel Berube (2001-2002) - 695 KILLS PER GAME: Leah Salvhus - 3.95 SEASON KILLS: Christel Berube (2001-2002) - 327 CAREER BLOCKS: Christel Berube (2002) - 180 BLOCKS PER GAME: Kylie Rogalla - 1.62

Northland Community & Technical College

SEASON BLOCKS: Christel Berube (2002) - 180 CAREER ASSISTS: Amie Salvhus (2006-2007) - 1762

2011 Division III national volleyball championships qualifier; Fifth place finish Region 13B Tournament: 2014 Region 13B Qualifier 2013 Region 13B Qualifier: Runner-up 2012 Region 13B Qualifier: Region Championship 2011 Region 13B Qualifier: Region Championship 2008 Region 13B Qualifier: Runner-up Northern Division Championships: 2011, 1981 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year: 2006

ASSISTS PER GAME: Amie Salvhus (2007) - 10.5 SEASON ASSISTS: Amie Salvhus (2007) - 1113 CAREER ACES: Jackie Ostenaa - 112 ACES PER GAME: Britta Berube - .831 SEASON ACES: Jackie Ostenaa (2002) - 73 CAREER DIGS: Leigha Curfman (2007) - 334 DIGS PER GAME: Alisa Costin (2006) - 4.20 SEASON DIGS: Leigha Curfman (2007) - 334 CAREER SERVE PERCENTAGE: Kelsey Johnsrud - 98.9

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