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2016 Skylights Volleyball Recruits

Hailey Warren

Hailey Warren is a 5-foot-8 setter from Helena Capital High School. She is a two-year letter winner, a two-time academic all-state selection, and team captain.

During her junior season, she helped her team to a fourth place finish at the state tournament.

Head Coach Bill Huebsch said,  “Hailey is a dedicated and driven young lady both in the classroom and on the court. We are honored that she chose Northern to continue her academic and athletic careers.”

Hailey is the daughter of Montana to Mike and Marya Warren.

Hailey Warren

Hannah Amtmann

MSU-Northern head volleyball coach Bill Huebsch is pleased to announce the signing of Hannah Amtmann, a 5-foot-4 libero from Butte, Mont.  She is the daughter of John Amtmann and Kelly Amtmann, has three sisters, and attends Butte High School.

A fine student, Amtmann carries a 3.8 GPA and has received multiple academic all-state honors and is a member of the National Honors Society and the Science National Honors Society. Hannah will graduate spring of 2016 from Butte High School. 

During her time at Butte High School, she has lettered three times in volleyball. As a junior, she was selected as an all-conference honorable mention libero, as well as being named Butte High’s volleyball most valuable player. Her senior year, as the team captain, she set the record at Butte High for most digs in a season. Hannah also received first team all-conference, second team all-state, and was placed on the Great Falls Tribune Super-State volleyball team as a libero. She led Class AA in most digs this year and was named the most valuable player for the Bulldogs again this year. Hannah plays for Montana Volleyball Academy, who will be attending the USA Volleyball National Tournament in June. She also letters has two letters in swimming and three letters in tennis.

Amtmann chose MSU-Northern because of, in her words, “the location, and the amazing volleyball and nursing programs.”

Head Coach Huebsch says, “We are thrilled a player of Hannah’s ability and character has chosen Northern. She comes from one of the top clubs in Montana and has played in many high level matches, which will help her easily transition to the college game. She is a tenacious defender and accurate server and we look forward to her joining our team this fall.”


Haley Yoder

MSU-Northern head volleyball coach Bill Huebsch announces the signing of Haley Yoder, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Woodland High School in Woodland, Wash. Yoder, the career leader in kills and blocks at Woodland High, also holds individual season records for most blocks (twice) and ranks second for most kills.

As a team captain her senior year, she helped her team place fourth in the 2A state tournament. She was named her team’s most valuable player, and garnered First Team All-League, First Team All-Area, and Second Team All-Region honors.

Yoder has finished her club career as a starting middle blocker with Adidas NW 18 Matt, which has placed in the top three in multiple regional and national tournaments in the Open Division.

According to Head Coach Huebsch, “Haley is a physical player who blocks extremely well and has great offense court sense. She has the presence at the net we have been looking for, and I see her challenging for a starting position as a true freshman.”

The daughter of Edward and Jennifer Yoder, Haley plans on pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Northern.


Katia Michelotti

The MSU-Northern volleyball team is pleased to announce the signing of Katia Michelotti, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker from Great Falls, Mont.

Michelotti is a three time volleyball letter winner for C.M. Russell High School. During her senior season, she served as a team captain and led the CMR Rustlers in total kills, blocks and hitting percentage. She was honored to be included on the Eastern AA all-conference teams, earning honorable mention in 2014 and 2nd Team All-Conference in 2015.

Michelotti has played for the Montana Elite Juniors volleyball travel club for six years, gaining valuable experience while competing in regional, sectional and national competitions at both the AAU and United States America Volleyball levels. 

A dedicated student, Michelotti carries a 4.0 GPA, received an academic letter from CMR, is a member and officer in the National Honor Society and was a member in Health Occupations Students of America in which she qualified for nationals. She has also been selected as an all-state academic honoree in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

“We are excited to add Katia to our Northern Volleyball family," Head Coach Bill Huebsch says. "She has the experience and athleticism to be a real offensive and defensive force at the net for us this fall. She is not only a player with intelligence and passion for the game, but someone of great character who possesses strong leadership qualities."

 A future working in medicine and helping children is important to Michelotti and she plans to start that journey by earning a degree in biology with a pre-med emphasis from MSU-Northern.

She is the daughter of Ruffo and Brandee Michelotti and she has one older brother.


Madison Weaver

MSU-Northern Head Volleyball Coach Bill Huebsch announces the signing of Madison Weaver, a 5’11 Middle/Right Side transfer from Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon.

A versatile athlete, Weaver competed in two years of volleyball and basketball and one year in softball at Mount Hood. She was the blocking leader of her high school team during her senior year as well.

Madison maintains 3.0 GPA at Mount Hood and plan on majoring in Criminal Justice at Northern.

She chose MSU-Northern “because of the academics offered and the warm welcome she received at the gym from the Northern Volleyball team.”

Coach Huebsch says, “Madison is a very determined and experienced player who gives us immediate depth at both the Middle and Right Side Blocking positions.  I look forward to seeing some great competition at those spots this fall.”

Originally from Bend, Oregon, Madison is the daughter of Sara Weaver, Brandon Mathis, and James Weaver.


Jillian Nickens

The MSU-Northern Volleyball team announces the signing of Jillian Nickens, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter from Hemet, Calif. As a four-year starter on the Hemet High School varsity team volleyball team, Nickens helped the Bulldogs make four consecutive California Interscholastic Federation state tournament appearances.

During her career, she has been recognized for her play and received honorable mention as a freshman, second team all-league her sophomore and junior years, and was named first team all-league her senior year.

A dedicated student, Nickens received the California Scholar Athlete Award as a senior, earning a 3.7 GPA. In her free time, she volunteers with the USA Beach Volleyball Association and helps out with other community service activities with her school’s Associative Student Body program.

Nickens said she chose MSU-Northern to continue her academic and athletic careers, “Because I wanted a new experience outside of California and the team made me feel so at home during my campus visit. I am blessed with this opportunity and can't wait to see what the future has in store!”

Head Coach Huebsch says, “Jill is an exceptional athlete and a huge signing for our program. She has the skill set and experience you want in an outside hitter and she will make an immediate impact on our team and the Frontier Conference. She joins a talented and deep recruiting class and will be hard to keep of the court as a true freshman.”

Jillian is the daughter of Heather Nickens and plans to pursue a degree in biology prior to optometry school.


Vaniris Vazquez

MSU-Northern volleyball coach Bill Huebsch has announced the signing of Vaniris Vazquez. Vazquez is a 5-foot-10 setter from Caguas, Puerto Rico.

She was a redshirt at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Neb. Western Nebraska won the Region IX National Junior College Athletic Association title, and placed second at the NJCAA National Tournament.

Head coach Bill Huebsch said, “Vaniris coming from of the top junior college programs in the nation. We are looking forward to her developing her skills as a Skylight.” Vazquez is the daughter of Franco and Raul Vazquez.

Sheridan  Scheresky-O'Neil

MSU-Northern head volleyball coach Bill Huebsch has announced the signing of North Star High School standout Sheridan Scheresky-O’Neil.  Scheresky-O’Neil, a 5-foot-9 middle blocker and outside hitter, was a first team all-conference selection this season.   Scheresky-O’Neil finished her career as the all-time leader in kills and holds the single-season records for blocks and kills.

 Scheresky-O’Neil earned all-conference honors in basketball twice (Second Team in 2014-2015 and First Team in 2015-2016) and was a four-year letter winner and Academic All-State honoree in both basketball and volleyball.

Scheresky-O’Neil is active in 4H, which stands for Head, Heart, Health and Hands, has been the Rodeo Queen, participated in Steer Showmanship, and a number of community service projects. 

Scheresky-O’Neil said, “I chose MSU-Northern because I love the small campus feel and the family atmosphere.  The MSU-Northern players were all very open and accepting of me when I was able to attend practices.  I am excited to start the next journey in my academic and athletic careers at MSU-Northern.”

Coach Huebsch says, “Sheridan is a coachable and athletic young lady who knows how to work hard in the classroom and on the court.   We are happy she chose to stay closer to home and look forward to her joining our Northern Volleyball family this fall.”

Sheridan is the daughter of Lisa and Jayce O’Neil.  She plans on majoring in biology and agriculture at MSU-Northern.

Timi Severson

MSU-Northern head volleyball coach Bill Huebsch announces the signing of Timi Severson.

Severson, a 6-footer middle blocker/outside hitter from Flathead High School in Kalispell, Mont.  Severson was a four year varsity starter who helped lead her team to the state tournament all four years.

She played club for Montana Volleyball Academy and she received all-state honorable mention as a sophomore.

Severson attended high school in Minnesota her junior year where she was recognized as one of the top 100 players in the state.

She returned to Montana her senior year, and served as Flathead’s team captain, where she still holds the school record for total kills and hitting efficiency in a season. 

At the end of her senior season, she was awarded AA Western Conference Offensive Player of the Year, First Team All¬Conference,  First Team All¬State,  and best of preps.

Coach Huebsch states, “Timi is a versatile athlete that can play multiple positions. Her addition adds more talent and depth to our team and we are excited for what she can bring to our program.



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