West and Golubitskikh Honored at NWACs

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Shoreline Dolphins magical Volleyball season continues as two members were honored by the NWAC. Head Coach Raquel West, fresh off being named the North Region Coach of the Year, was named the NWAC Coach of the Year for the 2015 season. West was chosen from all of the head coaches of the 29 community college volleyball programs in the Pacific Northwest. West led the Phins to a 28-12 overall record, a North Region Title, and a 5th place finish at the NWAC tournament.

Anya Golubitskikh capped off her season by being named to the NWAC Championship All-Tournament Team.Golubitskikh garnered North Region First Team Honors earlier in the week and followed that up by finishing 10th in the NWAC tournament with 3.44 Kills per game. She had 55 Kills in 5 matches with a .227 Hitting Percentage. Golubitskikh also added 6 Service Aces, 26 Digs, and 11 Blocks through the Phins’ tourney run.



Women’s volleyball takes 5th at NWACs


The Shoreline Dolphins Volleyball team concluded an exciting season that included a North Region championship and a 5th place finish at the NWAC tournament. The Phins ended their season with a 28-12 overall record and a 10-2 record in the North Region. The Phins finished the season ranked #6 in the final NWAC Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll.

The Phins had a great run through the NWAC tournament. On the opening day they defeated Pierce in a tight 3-1 victory. The Phins dropped the first set 21-25 and then went onto win the next three sets by scores of 25-23, 25-21, 25-22. In their second match of the tournament on the second day the Phins lost to Walla Walla (25-27, 22-25, 25-19, 23-25). The loss meant Shoreline would have to battle back through the losers’ bracket to have a chance at placing. And, battle back they did. The Phins first took on North Region rival Olympic and again came back to get the victory. Shoreline dropped the first of the best of 3 set 23-25, but came back to win the next two 26-24 and 15-7.


On the third day of the tourney the Phins would need to win 4 straight matches to reach the finals. Their first match of the day was a straight set victory over Highline by a score of 25-21 and 25-18. Next the ladies took on Tacoma and won the first set 25-21. Tacoma would tie the match with a 25-21 set victory of their own. In the 3rd and deciding set the Phins took a commanding 14-11 lead after trailing early in the set. Unfortunately the Phins could not get their final point to close out the match and lost 14-16.


The Phins had a number of great individual performances throughout their 5 match run in the tournament. Kristina Nielsen finished 5th in the tourney in Hitting Percentage at .289, 15th in Kills per game with 3.06 and 10th in Blocks per game with .88. Anya Golubitskikh finished 10th with 3.44 Kills per game. Setter Carlie Howrad finished 4th overall with 9.38 Assists per game in the tourney. taylor Alexander led the whole tournament with 14 Service Aces as well as .88 per game and finished 15th in Digs with 4 per game. A’Laisia Redden finished 10th overall with 4.44 Digs per game.

Congratulations to the Phins on an exciting and successful season.


Women’s Volleyball wins first match of NWAC championships

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The Phins’ Women’s Volleyball team defeated Pierce College in the 4th set 25-22 on Nov. 19 in their first match of the NWAC championships. The win means they move on to play Fri., Nov. 20 at 12:30 p.m. The championships tournament runs through Nov. 22. For more information on the tournament, click here.

Congrats on the first win of the championships, Phins! And good luck moving forward!

Women’s volleyball heads to NWAC championships Nov. 19-22

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The #6 ranked Shoreline Dolphins Volleyball team enters the NWAC Volleyball Tournament, running from Nov. 19-22, as one of the favorites for the title. The Phins won the North Region with a 10-2 record and have an overall record of 25-10. The Phins boast signature wins against #2 Blue Mountain, #7 Bellevue and tournament teams Clark, Skagit Valley, Spokane, Olympic, and Columbia Basin. Shoreline opens the tourney with a match against the 4th seed from the West Region the Pierce College Raiders at 2 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 19 at the Tacoma Convention Center.

Shoreline is led by a trio of North Region All Star hitters. Anya Golubitskikh and Taylor Alexander were both named to the North Region First team and have 186 and 184 kills on the year, respectively. Kristina Nielsen has 141 kills and was named to the North Region Second team. Setter Carlie Howard leads the team with 573 assists and joined Nielsen on the Second Team. Head Coach Raquel West was also honored as the North Region Coach of the Year.
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The Phins’ opponent, Pierce College, made the tournament by winning a play in game with Gray’s Harbor. Pierce comes into the match with a 15-17 record on the year and a 5-7 West Region record. Pierce is led by Jocelyn Hillyer and her 227 kills. Sasha Mareko is not far behind with 224 kills. The winner of the 2 p.m. match will move onto face the winner of the match between Walla Walla and Clark.

For more NWAC Volleyball Championships information please click here.


Women’s Volleyball Wins #1 in North Region

In its last regular season match, Shoreline Dolphins Volleyball defeats cross town rival Edmonds Tritons in 3 straight sets to capture NWAC North Region crown at Tritons Gym, Lynnwood, Washington on November 10, 2015.

In its last regular season match, Shoreline Dolphins Volleyball defeats cross town rival Edmonds Tritons in 3 straight sets to capture NWAC North Region crown at Tritons Gym, Lynnwood, Washington on November 10, 2015.

Our Women’s Volleyball team defeated Edmonds Community College Tuesday night to officially win the title of #1 in the North Region. They are also ranked #6 in the entire Northwest Athletic conference (NWAC) in the NWAC Coaches Poll.

Now that they’ve gained the title for the North Region, the Phins will head to the NWAC Championships to try and secure the title of champs of the NWAC. The tournament will be held Nov. 19-22 – stayed tuned for details. In the meantime, give a big shout out of congrats to our Phins! #GoPhins #PhinPride #FirstPlacePhins

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