Jan 08, 2020 7:05 PM

NPCC Knights Volleyball continues to stand out in post-season

Posted Jan 08, 2020 7:05 PM

Story by Tessa Burford, NPCC Communications

]The North Platte Community College Volleyball team finished a competitive fall season and continues to represent the Knights well during their post-season. NPCC’s Erica Hopping was named to the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska Volleyball team, as a first team qualifier. Three additional members of NPCC’s 2019 Volleyball team, Bailey Chintala, Gabby Menghini and Sydney Mullin, were honorably mentioned for All-Nebraska Volleyball.

Hopping had 1,239 assists and 330 digs on the season. Averaging 9.25 assists per set, she also averaged 2.46 digs per set. This earned Hopping the rank of eighth in the nation and second in the region for assists, as well as 15th in the nation for assists per set.

Similarly, two former Knights volleyballers continued their careers after graduating NPCC and both ultimately qualified for national tournament play during the 2019 season.

Former Knight, Taylin McNair, who played for NPCC during the 2017-18 seasons, now plays for the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She and her current team were named the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championship Runner-ups. Former Knight, Aly Camacho, who played for NPCC during the 2016-17 seasons, now plays for the University of St. Mary’s in Kansas, and she and her team also qualified for a national tournament this last season.

During McNair’s final season with the Knights in 2018, she provided 297 digs and 752 assists. In Camacho’s final season in 2017, she had 193 kills and 283 total points scored.

Updates on Knights Athletics can be found on the NPCC Facebook page at facebook.com/MPCCNorthPlatte/ and more information about the Knights Volleyball Team is available at npccknights.com/.

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Jan 08, 2020 7:05 PM
Coach Grabau resigns from Knights

On January 6th, 2020 Assistant Head Coach Chase Grabau resigned his position from the North Platte Community College Knights. 

Coach Grabau was a player with the Knights from 2009-10 before joining the coaching staff in 2016. As a player, he was part of a team that went to the NJCAA National Tournament. As a member of the coaching staff, he helped push the team to a Region IX semi-final appearance last season. 

The College put out a small release on his resignation. 

“This was a decision made by Coach Grabau,” said Dr. Jody Tomanek, area vice president of academic affairs and North Platte Community College. “We respect his decision and have accepted his resignation.”

The Knights Men currently sit at 3-7 on the season