MHCC Hosts Volleyball Championship
Tournament for 6th Straight Year
Posted: November 6, 2012
After winning the volleyball conference championship tournament in 2011, the Mt. Hood Community College Saints hope for another good performance when the tournament takes place Nov. 15-18
This is the sixth straight year that MHCC has hosted the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) tournament. The tournament will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. and the last game of the day will start at 8:15 p.m. On Friday, games will begin at 10 a.m. and the last game will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, start time is 10 a.m., with the last game starting at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, competition begins with the sophomore All-Star game at 10 a.m., followed by the winning teams from the bracket playing each other and the losing teams playing each other at 11:30 a.m. The championship game will begin at 3 p.m.
Chelsie Speer, coach for the MHCC volleyball team, says, “The young team we have this year has really bought into the program. They have strong potential at the upcoming tournament.” This is her fourth year coaching MHCC volleyball, and her fourth championship tournament.
To view the tournament bracket, please visit http://nwaacc.org/volleyball/championship.php. The entrance to the gym is located on 17th Street, just east of the intersection with Kane Road in Gresham. The college is located at 26000 SE Stark Street.
Saints Win Title
The Saints will go into the NWAACC tournament as the southern region champions, having defeated the Clackamas Community College Cougars Nov. 2 (25-3, 25-18, 25-11).
Community Service Project
As part of the tournament, each of the 16 teams will create two fleece blankets and each player will donate a pair of slightly-used or new shoes. Items will be distributed to the community via the nonprofit organization Portland Rescue Mission.
More than Volleyball
Several women on the Saints volleyball team are dual sport athletes: Freshmen Oregonians Jory Spencer from Pendleton, Morgan Entze from Athena and Sophomore Maycee Abendchein from Madras also play softball. Freshman Charlene Manning from Richland, Wash., also competes in track and field.