(11-20-19) Last night Belvidere North held their annual Fall Sports Banquet. The Blue Thunder girls volleyball team had a lot to celebrate this past season.
1) NIC 10 All-Conference 1st team members –
– Kaitlin Leider – Sophomore OH
– Ella Ruder – Senior Libero
– Rachel Scott – Sophomore OPP
– Jayden Flynn – Sophomore Setter
2) Jayden Flynn was named the All-NIC 10 MVP
3) Coach Amanda Carlson was recognized as Coach of the Year for the NIC-10 Conference
4) Senior Ella Ruder was awarded Team Captain award for her leadership skills
5) Rachel Scott was presented with the team MVP honors for her contributions to the team
I’m thankful for continuing to get to work with not only excellent athletes but excellent kids (and young adults). I’m thankful for another year of learning from an all time great Amanda Carlson. Thankful to have such a great group of coaches to hang out with and diffuse the stresses that are involved with coaching high school sports (Anson Lindsey and Mike Alex). I’m thankful for having the best AD I’ve ever had (Jody Flynn). There’s a lot to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to in the years to come.
Belvidere North won its fourth consecutive NIC 10 title, plus added a Regional and Sectional Championship (1st ever for the Blue Thunder). The season would end just one match short of reaching the state final four losing the 3A Super-Sectional match to Sterling in 3 sets (23-25, 25-15, 28-26) to the eventual State Champion.
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