ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage volleyball coach Chris Green kicked off his 2019 recruiting class Tuesday, announcing that Hawaiians Noho Lind and Nina Macphetridge, along with local standout Julia Fetko, have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Seawolves.
The latest additions from Hawaii, Lind and Macphetridge will come north after starring as teammates in both high school and on their Hawaiian Style Volleyball club team. Last season, the duo helped King Kekaulike High School to the Maui Interscholastic League title with an undefeated league season, going 14-0 and winning 42 of its 43 sets.
Macphetridge, from Makawao, led her team in kills throughout the season, including a 13-kill, 5-block effort in the MIL title-match sweep of Kamehameha. Lind, from Hana, joined KKHS after playing previously at Hana High, where she was the 2016 MIL Division II Player of the Year and helped the Dragons to consecutive state tournament appearances as a sophomore and junior.
“Noho and Nina both had impressive senior seasons,” said Green, who has led UAA to 11 straight winning seasons. “Getting a high seed at state is a huge accomplishment for a Maui team, so we know both are proven winners. They will each add a high level of athleticism to our pin-hitter positions.”
Macphetridge and Lind will give the Seawolves three players from Maui on their 2019 roster, joining returning sophomore Talia Leauanae (Wailuku/Kamehameha HS).
Meanwhile, Fetko becomes the latest local recruit to join the Seawolves, having starred at setter for Service High School. She will join fellow Alaskans Eve Stephens (Colony) and Anjoilyn Vreeland (Dimond) on next year’s roster.
“Julia is another outstanding athlete who will likely switch positions from being a high school setter to being a libero or defensive specialist at the college level,” Green added. “We are looking forward to helping her maximize her potential at UAA.”
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