Iowa Lakes Head Volleyball Coach Megan Bezdicek announced that Victoria MacNeil has signed an NJCAA letter of intent to play volleyball for the Lakers for the 2015 season. MacNeil is a 6’1” middle blocker from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
After a standout senior year in both high school and club volleyball, Coach Bezdicek is looking forward to what MacNeil brings to the Lakers both offensively and defensively at the net.
"Victoria is a great all around kid,” commented Bezdicek. “She is a standout both on the court and in the classroom. She brings both size and power to the middle blocker positon. Her ability to dominate at the net defensively and to turn around and put a ball away is a huge factor for us. I am really excited to get Victoria in the gym and see her grow within our program."
MacNeil played both volleyball and basketball at Oak Park High School. She was also an honor roll student and involved in French immersion. She intends to major in psychology.
MacNeil is pictured with her father, Brett, and her trainer, Jeff Fisher
Panthers Propel Two Athletes Into Quarterfinals
The University of Northern Iowa track and field team participated in the first day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary Round today, advancing two athletes to the quarterfinals in their respective races.
Talisa McLachlan is 8,565 miles from her home – a 17-hour flight from Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia.
“I came to Iowa Lakes Community College to play golf and to get two years of school done before I play for a four-year college,” she said.
Last week McLachlan represented Iowa Lakes at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s National Golf Tournament, held at Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz.
McLachlan finished with a four day total of 323 and missed being an All-American by 3 shots.
“I’m proud of how Talisa played this week I know she isn’t happy with her third round, but she has learned from it and knows what to do to get better.”
“She told me when we were leaving the awards presentation, ‘Coach, we aren’t going home empty handed next year.’ That shows what type of competitor she is.” said Coach Soper.
The psychology major, who plans to play for Iowa Lakes next year, maintains a 3.4 g.p.a., participated on the competitive cheer team, likes to work out, and loves “The Hobbit” movie.
Iowa Lakes encourages a diverse population of international students on campus because of the energy and perspective they bring.
For more information contact Andy Soper, Head Women’s Golf Coach, at 712-362-7988.
Talisa McLachlan, Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia, competed in the NJCAA Women’s National Golf Tournament for Iowa Lakes Community College
Volleyball Recruiting Class Ranked No. 8 in NCAA
AMES, Iowa Â? The future is bright for the Iowa State volleyball team, and more proof of that came Thursday when the Cyclones' incoming recruiting class was ranked as the eighth-best in the country by PrepVolleyball.com.
Panthers Prepared For NCAA West Regional
The University of Northern Iowa track and field program is set to compete at the 2015 NCAA Division I Track and Field West Preliminary Round May 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
Storm athletes compete at nationals
Bayley Fleshner and Dylan Kalinay represented the Simpson track and field team at the 2015 NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday.