Valley athletes to play for national college volleyball championships

Good Monday morning. Light morning this morning, but we have some news from college volleyball, concerning postseason play for some teams with local athletes.

Two West Coast Conference teams with Mount Si High School grads earned at-large berths into this year’s NCAA Division I national women’s volleyball tournament, as announced last night on a nationally-televised selection announcement.

Santa Clara University earned a berth, coming off a strong 22-8 regular season. Freshman Anna McCreadie, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si High School grad, has had a solid first collegiate season for the Broncos, with 227 kills thus far, third on the team in that category. SC will meet the University of Michigan in a first-round matchup Friday down in Los Angeles, with the winner to meet either UCLA or Lipscomb University in the next round this weekend.

Loyola Marymount University also punched a ticket, after a 22-8 record this regular season as well. Sophomore Lindsay Carr, from Snoqualmie, has seen limited action this fall, and has logged 27 kills on the campaign. Carr is a 2014 Mount Si HS grad. The Lions head north to the Bay Area and will meet Colorado State University in a first-round matchup Thursday, with the winner of that contest to meet either Stanford or New Mexico State University in the next round Friday.

Carr and McCreadie join 2011 MSHS alumnus Catie Fry on the national volleyball tournament stage this fall; Fry and her Central Washington University teammates are in the NCAA D-II tournament, and open play Friday in Anchorage with a first-round matchup against Cal State San Bernardino. Fry, incase you haven’t heard, last week received a Great Northwest Athletic Conference first-team selection; this is the third she’s won in college, and comes off a season where she recorded over 1,000 assists for CWU.

We wish all three ladies and their teams luck this weekend. Good time to be a Mount Si volleyball fan to see alums in action competing for a national championship.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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