Campus Life

Volleyball

Introduction

Green River volleyball has long held a strong tradition of excellence in the South Sound region since the program's inception in 1978.

Green River volleyball teams have competed in the NW Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championships 28 of the 35 years they have been a part of the association. Green River has won the NWAACC Western Region title fourteen times including a share of the 2012 title. They have recently placed third in the 2005 NWAACC tournament and fifth in the 2006 event.  The Gators won the NWAACC Championship in 1984.

Gator volleyball is proud of its reputation for developing student athletes who are committed to achieving their academic, athletic and personal goals.  Many athletes have moved on to play at the university level including Central Washington, Pacific Lutheran, Linfield, Montana Western, Warner Pacific, and Missouri Valley.  2012 graduate, Katelyn Nugent signed an NCAA Division I letter of intent with Manhattan College in Manhattan, N.Y.

volleyball

For more information about our volleyball program, contact head coach, Kyle Densley.

Meet the Team

Volleyball Team

2013 Roster

#NamePosHTYRHometown/High School
2 Dana Alderson

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5'4 FR Bonney Lake / Bonney Lake
3 Lisa Demick OH 5'9 FR Bonney Lake / Bonney Lake
4 Mallory Critchfield MB 5'10 FR Oakley, ID / Oakley
5 Alexandria Perez L 5'2 SO Kent / Kentwood
6 Missy Sanders OH 5'10 FR Enumclaw / Enumclaw
7 Audra Koke S 5'7 FR Milton / Fife
8 Carly Manning S 5'9 FR Kent / Kentridge
9 Peyton Kellogg MB 6'0 SO Puyallup / Rogers
10 Danielle Saltarelli MB 5'11 FR Lake Tapps / Enumclaw
11 Krista Bontrager OH 5'10 FR Juneau, AK / Douglas
12 Chaylene Mills MB 5'10 FR Valdez, AK / Valdez
14 Megan Behunin S 5'4 FR Gooding, ID / Gooding
15 Allison Hepworth RS 6'2 FR Burley, ID / Burley 

Meet the Coaches

Kyle Densley, Head Coach

Kyle Densley, Head Coach

Coach Densley was welcomed to the Green River athletic department staff in January of 2006. In his first season he led the Gators to an undefeated Western Region title and a fifth place finish at the NWAACC Championships. In 2008 he once again led the team to a Western Region co-championship. He was named NWAACC Western Region Co-Coach of the year in 2008.

Having completed the USAV Coaching Accreditation Program, Coach Densley has a professional network of NCAA Division I and USA Olympic level coaches. His USAV U17 Club team out of Kent, WA has been ranked among the top ten in the Puget Sound Region each of the past four seasons. In the summer of 2007, Densley was invited to participate as a on-court coach for the USAV Junior National team tryouts.

Coach Densley's extensive club experience and regional knowledge of high school and club talent will continue to aid Green River in their attempt to extend their six year string of appearances at the NWAACC Championship tournament. Kyle and his family live in Renton, WA. He is married to his wife Ruth and they have three daughters and 2 sons.

Year Record League Finish NWAACC Finish
2006 30-11 14-0 (1st) 5th
2007 14-20 8-6
2008 26-18 11-3 (T-1st) 7th
2009 7-24 4-8 
2010 16-17 4-8
2011 9-16 4-8
2012 28-10 10-2 (T-1st) 7th
2013 14-18 4-10
Career 144-134
Brittany Hall, Assistant Coach

Brittany Hall, Assistant Coach

Coach Hall is new to the Green River program in 2013 but not new to the game of volleyball. She has played for over fifteen years including four at Lewis-Clark State College. In high school she was an All-American outside hitter and Gatorade Player of the Year. At LC she attended the NAIA National Tournament and was an influential part in their successful seasons.

Her coaching career started at Clarkston High school, where she led her team to the best record the school has had in over fifteen seasons. As the offensive coordinator, she extensively learned each position to execute plays and strength training to build each player to their absolute potential. Besides coaching high school, she has been actively involved in club teams and camps to help build the volleyball community.               

Coach Hall will to bring an enthusiastic attitude to the already successful Green River team but also will inspire players to reach their absolute potential in the game of volleyball.   

Schedules

2013 Season

DateOpponentResultTimeRecord
Sat Sept 7 at Mulnomah Univ W  25-20, 25-16, 25-9 1-0
Sat Sept 7 UC Merced W  16-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 2-0
Sat Sept 7 Grays Harbor W  25-17, 25-13, 25-0 3-0
Tue Sept 10 Bellevue @ Pierce L  15-25, 20-25, 25-19, 17-25 3-1
Tue Sept 10 Olympic @ Pierce L  25-14, 14-25, 13-25, 16-25   3-2
Thu Sept 12 Umpqua W  23-25, 25-12, 25-18, 25-16    4-2
Tue Sept 17  Whatcom @ Everett W  25-17, 25-18, 25-16     5-2
Tue Sept 17 Everett W  20-25, 25-17, 25-15, 25-18    6-2
Fri Sept 20 Shoreline @ WW L  22-25, 21-25 6-3
Fri Sept 20 Umpqua @ WW W  25-16, 25-19 7-3
Fri Sept 20 Walla Walla L  30-28, 19-25, 7-15 7-4
Sat Sept 21 Mount Hood @ WW L  17-25, 25-27, 11-25 7-5
Sat Sept 22 Columbia Basin @ WW L  24-26, 25-9, 16-25, 25-21, 5-15 7-6
Wed Sept 25 @ Lower Columbia L  19-25, 22-25, 21-25 0-1, 7-7
Fri Sept 27 Grays Harbor W  25-16, 25-23, 25-14   1-1, 8-7
Wed Oct 2 @ Tacoma L  19-25, 21-25, 25-20, 19-25 1-2, 8-8
Fri Oct 4 Centralia W  23-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, 15-11   2-2, 9-8
Wed Oct 9 @ Pierce L  21-25, 25-21, 25-15, 9-25, 15-11 2-3, 9-9
Fri Oct 11 @ Highline L  24-26, 12-25, 21-25 2-4, 9-10
Wed Oct 16 Clark W  25-22, 21-25, 25-14, 25-10    3-4, 10-10
  Green River Crossover Auburn, WA    
Fri Oct 18 Big Bend W  25-23, 25-23 11-10
Fri Oct 18 Umpqua W  25-10, 25-14 12-10
Fri Oct 18 Shoreline L  24-26, 22-25 12-11
Sat Oct 19 Everett W  25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 25-14 13-11
Sat Oct 19 Spokane  L 12-25, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 10-15 13-12
Wed Oct 23 Lower Columbia L  22-25, 25-19, 14-25, 23-25     3-5, 13-13
Fri Oct 25 @ Grays Harbor W  25-15, 25-15, 25-15   4-5, 14-13
Fri Nov 1 Tacoma L  19-25, 21-25, 17-25   4-6, 14-14
Wed Nov 6 @ Centralia L  27-25, 17-25, 20-25, 28-30    4-7, 14-15
Fri Nov 8 Pierce L  25-18, 23-25, 22-25, 25-19, 11-15   4-8, 14-16
Wed Nov 13 Highline L  25-25, 5-25, 17-25   4-9, 14-17
Fri Nov 15 @ Clark L  24-26, 17-25, 20-25 4-10, 14-18

History

Year by Year Record

YearRecordFinishHead Coach
2013 14-18, 4-10 7th West Kyle Densley
2012 28-10, 10-2 T-1st West, T-7th NWAACC Kyle Densley
2011 9-16, 4-8 6th West Kyle Densley
2010 16-17, 4-8 6th West Kyle Densley
2009 4-8, 7-24 6th West Kyle Densley
2008 11-3, 26-18 T-1st West, T-7th NWAACC Kyle Densley
2007 8-6, 14-20 T-4th, NWAACC Tourn. Kyle Densley
2006 14-0, 30-11 1st West, 5th NWAACC Kyle Densley
2005 13-1, 32-11 T-1st West, 3rd NWAACC Anna Gorman
2004 9-5, 14-14 T-3rd West, NWAACC Tourn. Anna Gorman
2003 9-5 4th West, NWAACC Tourn. Marla Carr/Cathy Stansell
2002 7-7 T-4th West Marla Carr/Cathy Stansell
2001 12-2 2nd West, NWAACC Tourn. Marla Carr/Cathy Stansell
2000 11-3 T-1st West, NWAACC Tourn. Marla Carr/Cathy Stansell
1999 10-4 3rd West, T-7th NWAACC Marla Carr
1998 7-5 4th West, T-5th NWAACC Marla Carr
1997 4-8 5th West Marla Carr
1996 0-12 7th West Ann Meacham
1995 11-1 1st West, T-6th NWAACC Roberta Kalalau
1994 9-3 2nd West, NWAACC Tourn. Neil Mamales
1993 10-2 2nd West, T-6th NWAACC Elena Stowell
1992 9-3 T-2nd West, T-6th NWAACC Elena Stowell
1991 4-8 5th West Elena Stowell
1990 11-1 1st West, NWAACC Tourn. Becky Stanczyk
1989 11-1 T-1st West, NWAACC Tourn. Becky Stanczyk
1988 12-0 1st West, 2nd NWAACC Becky Stanczyk
1987 10-2 2nd West, NWAACC Tourn. Becky Stanczyk
1986 10-2 T-1st West, 4th NWAACC Becky Stanczyk
1985 12-0 1st West, 2nd NWAACC Becky Stanczyk
1984 11-1 1st West, 1st NWAACC Lane Murray
1983 12-0 1st West, 2nd NWAACC Lane Murray
1982 12-0 1st Region II, 4th NWAACC Lane Murray

1981

7-5

3rd Region II, T-6th NWAACC

Lane Harris (Murray)

1980

14-2

2nd Region I, 3rd NWAACC

Lane Harris (Murray)

1979 11-5 3rd Region I, 6th NWAACC Jill McDavit
1978 7-9 5th Region II, 6th NWAACC Jill McDavit

All-NWAACC (West)

2012 Gwen Leituala (1st), Erin Fischer (1st), and Lorraine Toilolo (1st)
2011 Katleyn Nugent (1st)
2009 Samantha Potts (2nd)
2008 Brianne Gregory (MVP), Whitney Valenta (1st), Michelle Foley (2nd)
2007 Rebecca Fister (1st), Tricia Mowatt (2nd), Brianne Gregory (2nd)
2006 Trish Mowatt (MVP), Rachel Guild (1st Team), Gwen Leituala (2nd)
2005 Lindsey Rice (1st Team), Erin Moore (1st Team)
2004 Kaci Hagen (1st Team), Nicole Mertens (2nd), Annie Peritore (2nd)
2002 Rachel Bermudez (2nd)

2001 

Jeniece Frydenlund (1st) , Jamie Leadbetter (1st), Alexis Tworek (2nd)

2000 

Barb Blocki (1st), Jeniece Frydenlund (1st), Clarie Sweeney (2nd)

1999 

Noelani Pico (1st), Devan Sweeney (2nd), Annamarie Thornton (2nd)

1998 

Devan Sweeney (1st), Annamarie Thornton (1st)

1997 

Heidi DeFord (2nd)

1994 

Jennifer McNeil (1st), Lyndi Mattheisen (2nd)

1993 

Teresa Rigoni (1st)

1992 

Darlene Kier (1st)

1985 

Marla Cremeen (Carr), Yvette Henry, Jodie Kasowski

NWAACC Tournament Team

  • 2006 - Gwen Leituala (2nd Team)
  • 2005 - Erin Moore (1st Team)
  • 2005 - Jessica Burhart (2nd Team)
  • 2005 - Lindsey Rice (2nd Team)
  • 1999 - Noelani Pico (2nd Team)
  • 1998 - Kristin Sandberg (2nd Team)
  • 1988 - Shelly Jabaay
  • 1986 - Margaret Henry
  • 1985 - Yvette Henry, Jody Kasowski
  • 1984 - Sheri Bauer, Marla Cremeen (Carr)
  • 1983 - Marcy Smith (Co-MVP), Stacy Johnson
  • 1981 - Jamie Taylor
  • 1980 - Sheri Cole

NWAACC All-Academic Team

  • 2012 - Stephanie Sinclair
  • 2011 - Katleyn Nugent and Ali Kilgore
  • 2010 - Jocelyn Wilson
  • 2009 - Ashley Parries and Andrea Stapleton
  • 2008 - Brianne Gregory, Michelle Foley, Kelsie Petersen
  • 2007 - Rebecca Fister
  • 2005 - Janice McCallon
  • 1999 - Angela Blocki

Participants in All-Star Volleyball Game

Taryn Baker (07), Angela Blocki (99), Barb Blocki (01), Sarah Bouffard (99), Jessica Burkart (05), Dina Deitz (89), Erin Fischer (12), Rebecca Fister (07), Michelle Foley (08), Jeniece Frydenlund (01), Brianne Gregory (08), Kaci Hagen (04), Shannon Helmer (89), Robin Irvine (95), Shelly Jabaay (88), Kristen Jolk (01), Darlene Kier (92), Kris King (90), Gwen Leituala (12), Jennifer Lorack (90), Kala Lutes (98), Kim Manke (90), Lyndi Matthiesen (95), Jennifer McNiel (94), Nicole Mertens (05), Erin Moore (05), Tricia Mowatt (07), Katelyn Nugent (11), Ashley Parries (09), Samantha Potts (09), Lindsey Rice (05), Teresa Rigoni (93), Jordyn Riley (05), Carol Stidham (89), Claire Sweeney (00), Devan Sweeney (99), Annamarie Thornton (99), Julie Thorsland (88), Whitney Valenta (08), Danielle Wiebe (00).

Coach of the Year

  • 2008 - Kyle Densley (West)
  • 2006 - Kyle Densley (West)
  • 2005 - Anna Gorman (West)
  • 1992 - Elena Stowell
  • 1988 - Becky Stanczyk
  • 1983 - Lane Murray