Douglas grads excel in tourneys |

Douglas grads excel in tourneys

by Darrell Moody, Sports Editor

Four Douglas High graduates participated in NCAA or NIAA volleyball tournaments in the last two weeks.

Jamie McCreary, a sophomore setter at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore., played in the NIAA Championships last weekend in San Diego.

McCreary contributed 141 assists in the Raiders’ four matches, as the Raiders concludede their season with a 1-3 record.

Southern Oregon opened the tournament by sweeping Indiana Southeast University, as McCreary contributed 16 assists. McCreary followed with 32 assists in a 3-0 loss to Point Loma Nazarene, and she followed that up with 43 assists in a 3-1 loss to Columbia Junior College of Missouri. She finished with a 50-assist effort in a 3-2 loss to top-rated National American University.

Emily Haas, a two-time all-state player while at DHS, received honorable mention all-West Coast Conference honors after a nice freshman season with the University of San Diego squad.

Haas saw action in USD’s 3-0 loss to UCLA at famed Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus. It appears that Haas has a bright future with USD, which wqas ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

Jencie Lejeune, a sophomore at University of San Francisco, played in one game of USF’s first-round playoff loss to University of the Pacific.

Lulu Sewell, who won first-team All-American honors at Emory University, is an assistant coach at her alma mater.

Emory reached the Division III Final Four, but lost to New York University 25-30, 32-30, 30-32, 30-20 and 9-15 in the first round, and then lost to LaVerne of Southern California in the battle for third place, 24-30, 25-30 and 24-30.

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Andrea Honer, a former all-state player at Douglas, is currently playing for Point Loma Nazarene University in the San Diego area.

Honer has appeared in six games, and is averaging 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds a contest. She is averaging around 16 minutes per game.

Her best game came against Cal-State Dominguez Hills. Honer’s squad dropped a 74-56 decision, but Honer enjoyed her best outing of the season. She scored eight points, including two three-point field goals, and pulled down six rebounds in 14 minutes of work.

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For anybody interested in umpiring high school baseball this season, the Northern Nevada Officials Association is holding its first organizational meeting Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno.

The local group provides umpires for high schools throughout Northern Nevada and to mportions of eastern California.

For information, call Chris Healy (775) 626-3606, or e-mail