Montana State University-Northern
volleyball coach Bill Huebsch has
announced the signing of Emily Russell
to join the Skylight program this
Russell, a 5’8” setter, recently
finished a two-year career at Spokane
Falls Community College.
She is a 2013 graduate of
Flathead High School in Kalispell,
At Spokane Falls, she earned
Second Team All-Eastern Region honors
and was a member of the All-NWAACC
Academic Team with a cumulative grade
point average of 3.44.
She was selected to play in the
NWAACC All-Star Game, and was named to
the All-Tournament Team at the Spokane
Three times throughout the year
she was the Eastern Region Setter of the
Russell was also named the Setter
of the Week for the entire NWAACC for
her performance in week eight of the
At Flathead High School, Russell was an
All-Conference and All-State setter.
She helped lead Flathead to a
second place finish at the State AA
She was also a key member of the
Bravette basketball team, where she
earned Honorable Mention All-Conference
honors and helped them to their first
State AA Tournament since 2008.
According to Huebsch, “Emily is a great
leader with a high volleyball I.Q.
She is a very good player who
brings a lot of maturity to our program.
We are excited about her future
in a Skylight uniform.”
Russell is the daughter of Danny
and Kristy Johnson.
She plans on majoring in
elementary education at MSU-Northern.
volleyball coach Bill Huebsch is pleased
to announce that Cassie Krueger, a 6’0”
outside hitter from Division I Montana
State University is transferring to
Northern for the 2015 season.Krueger, originally from
Kalispell, Montana, will have three
years eligibility remaining.
A four-time letter
winner at Flathead High School, Cassie
was named to the 2012 Class “AA”
All-State Volleyball Team after leading
the Western “AA” Conference in kills and
hitting percentage while earning
Academic All-State honors as well.In that same year she helped lead
her team to a 23-8 record and a 2nd
place finish at the State “AA”
Volleyball Tournament.An accomplished athlete, Krueger
also lettered in track and swimming.
Cassie is the
daughter of Northern alumni Anna
(basketball, volleyball 1987-89) and Art
(basketball 1988-92) and is the oldest
sister to Tessa (18), Nikki (16) and
Allie (6).She will be pursuing a degree in
Exercise Science and states, “I am very
excited to be a Skylight this upcoming
fall season of 2015.”
Coach Huebsch adds,
“We are thrilled that Cassie has chosen
Northern to continue her academic and
athletic careers.She an excellent student in the
classroom and has proven to be a big
time finisher on the court who can play
at either pin. She should make an
immediate impact on our team and the
Jacy Vining, a transfer from Spokane Falls
Community College, will be joining the MSUN
volleyball team this fall for the 2015 season. Born
in Colville, Washington Jacy graduated from Colville
High School in 2013. She is the middle sibling of
two brothers, Clayton and Colton and the daughter of
Dennis and Michawn Vining.
Among Jacy’s accomplishments at SFCC were
establishing a new career dig record of 1,238 this
past season (beating the school record by 300 digs)
and earning the MVP Award at the Dig Pink
Tournament. She was named the offensive player of
the week for week seven in the Eastern Region and
for the entire North West Athletic Conference.
acy garnered 1st team East Region and 1st
team All-Tournament at the NWAC tournament this year
as well as being named 2nd team All-American and
She is attending MSU-Northern to pursue a degree
in Business and to continue playing the sport she
Korrie Stephenson is a 6-0
outside/right-side player will transfer from Spokane
Falls Community College to the Montana State
University Northern (MSUN) volleyball team this fall
for the 2015 season. Born in Ridgefield, Wash.
Korrie graduated from Ridgefield High School in
2013. She is the youngest daughter of Wally and
At Spokane Falls,
she earned All-Eastern Region Second-Team and was
selected to play in the Northwest Athletic
Association All-Star game, and was named
all-tournament at three different tournaments
throughout the year. Twice throughout the year she
was named Eastern Region Player of the Week and was
also named Northwest Athletic Association Offensive
Player of the Week twice in the eight-week season.
is continuing at MSUN to pursue a degree in physical