Recapping the 2017 Season

A young Highline team, with seven freshman and three sophomores, used a late season run to make it to the playoffs before bowing out in the first round.  After a rough start to the season, the fact that the team made the playoffs at all was in itself a success.  Facing a steep learning curve, and after losing 14 of its first 21 matches, the T-Birds went on an 11-1 run from October 13 to November 3, good enough for a 10-4 record in league play and a tie for second place in the NWAC West Division. For the season, Highline ended at 22-21.

Team Leaders
Sets Played: M. Kaawa 82  T. Bell 81
Kills: Z.Gaines 206  C. Daniels  132
Kills per Set:  Z. Gaines 2.86  C.Daniels  1.93
Attack Pct.: A.Haggerty  .282  K. McGrath .210
Assists: M.Kaawa  578  L.Nein  46
Assists per Set:  M. Kaawa 7.05  L. Nein  0.64
Digs: L. Nein  302  M.Kaawa  164
Digs per Set: L. Nein 4.19  M.Kaawa  2.00
Service Aces: M.Kaawa 18  C. Daniels 14

Thunderbird Honors

NWAC West Region MVP:  Zoe Gaines       First Team All-Star:  Mahie Kaawa       Second Team All-Star:  Adrienne Haggerty



Left to Right:
Taecia Akana, Zoe Gaines, Jasmine Martinez, Mahie Kaawa, Adrienne Haggerty, Lindsey Nein, Carli Daniels, Olivia Chapman, Taylor Bell, Kate McGrath