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.