And Now the Playoffs

After a 28-10 regular season record and a solid 2nd place finish in the West Division, Highline heads into the NWAC Volleyball Playoffs, taking on Bellevue in a first round match.  Sophomores Adrienne Haggerty, Mahie Kaawa, Taylor Bell, and Karte McGrath will provide playoff experience, while key freshmen Alicia Nguyen, Kiki Troy, “Misiona Riberio, and April Talaiga getting their first taste of playoff action.  After early exits in previous playoff matches, Coach Chris Littleman is looking for the team to advance at least the second or third round, and hopefully beyond that.

NWAC Volleyball Championship   website    bracket

Mahie Kaawa 

NWAC Volleyball Player of the Week (Week 11)

From the NWAC website:
In 8 sets last week, Kaawa turned in 76 digs (9.5 digs per set), a 2.70 serve-receive average on 32 attempts and 6 aces on 24 serves. Her 5.54 digs per set average on the season is is second in the league. She is also 15th in total digs with 338.

“Mahie has switched to her natural position of libero this year,” said Thunderbird head coach Chris Littleman. “Her passing and digging helped propel Highline to 2-0 on the week.

 

2018 Highline Women’s Volleyball Team

Front(L-R)Tina Betham,Taecia “Kui” Akana,Kiani “Kiki” Troy, Tasha McClendon,Taylor Bell Back (L-R) April Talaiga,Madison Sackman,Adrienne Haggerty,Alicia Nguyen,Olivia Chapman, Juanita “Tui” Tuimavave, Misiona “Misi” Riberio, Kate McGrath, Mahie Kaawa