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.
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.Jacy 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
Taleah Ross is a 5'9" middle blocker from Holy Cross
Collegiate High School in Alberta, Canada. She began
playing volleyball competitively in grade 10 and is
looking forward to taking it to the next level as a
Skylight in Fall 2015. Taleah was a part of the
victorious 1A/2A South Central Zone all-star high
school team and her 17U team won silver in Division
One Provincials. In her first year of club
volleyball Taleah received the 'Purple Heart Award'
for exhibiting outstanding enthusiasm, drive,
perseverance and athletic performance.
During her club volleyball career, she has received
other awards such as, Lite of the Tournament, Most
Improved as well as being a part of several teams
that earned silver and bronze medals while competing
in various tournaments.
Taleah is the daughter of Carla Ross and has one
younger sister and three older sisters.Taleah will enroll in Northern's nursing
program with a career goal of becoming a registered
Nicolette Bloomer is a transfer student
from Northwest College in Powell,
Wyoming. Originally from Bakersfield,
California, Nicolette is the daughter of
Michael and Sheryl Bloomer. She is the
oldest of her two siblings, Amber (18)
and Garet (16).
While in high school, Nicolette and her
club team received third place at the
2012 USA Junior National Tournament.
While at Northwest College, Nicolette
and her team won the Region IX
Conference in 2012 and 2014 and won the
Region IX tournament in 2013 and 2014.
They also placed 9th in 2013
and 4th in 2014 at the Junior
College National Tournament.
Nicolette is attending school for a
degree in Business Administration and
plans on continuing to earn her Master’s
degree. She is very excited to start at
her new home in January of 2015