Who’s Next wins volleyball title | RecordCourier.com

Who’s Next wins volleyball title

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Members of the women’s division championship Who’s Next team include KC Chadwell, Valerie White, Marie Foster, Hailee Porras, Lourdes Ceballos, Sheri Mcintosh, Ashley Nilssen, Libby Oakden, Brenna White, Alex McAlman, Sue Goshis and Dawn Borkowski.
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Who’s Next defeated Nevada Photo Source in straight sets, 25-20 and 25-18, to win the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department women’s volleyball league championship on Dec. 5.

Who’s Next, the regular season champion, won its semifinal on Nov. 28 against Sonova Beach, 25-17, 25-21.

The championship team included two local athletes who competed collegiately in different sports — Brenna White (Douglas High) at Mercy College (New York) in volleyball and Alex McAlman (Carson High) for the University of Nevada in track and field.

White, a 2011 Douglas graduate, wound up as Mercy’s all-time leader in kills and ended her four-year career with 2,118 kills, 1,180 digs in 125 total matches. She registered 652 kills as a freshman in 2011 and became the first NCAA Division II player to surpass 600. She earned second-team all-conference honors in both 2013 and 2014, plus she was named to the East Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2014-15 academic year after finishing with a 3.25-plus GPA.

McAlman placed 19th in the women’s hammer throw at the NCAA Championships in 2011 (her best in the event was 190-feet, 7). As a senior at Carson High in 2006, she was a state champion in the discus. McAlman also played volleyball for the Carson Senators.

Nevada Photo Source reached the championship round thanks to a three-set win against Notorious DIG in the semifinals, 25-16, 14-25, 25-16.

Who’s Next finished first in the regular season with an 11-1 record, ahead of Nevada Photo Source at 10-2.

In the coed league, This Won’t Take Long was a 2-1 victor over I’d Hit That in the tournament finals on Nov. 3. Fittingly for a competitive league — all four teams finished within three matches of each other during the regular season — This Won’t Take Long rallied to win in three sets, 25-27, 25-16, 25-13.

This Won’t Take Long was the regular season champion with its 8-4 record, followed by Next! at 6-6. I’d Hit That and Who’s Next were 5-7.

I’d Hit That beat Next! in one semifinal, 25-17, 25-22. This Won’t Take Long beat Who’s Next in the other semifinal, 25-14, 25-15.