Two players commit to NIC volleyball team

Two outstanding volleyball players from Washington and Montana have signed with the North Idaho College volleyball team.

Madalyn Seidl, a 5-foot 9-inch, setter from Castle Rock, Wash., and Kennedy Chadwick, a 5-foot 4-inch libero from Corvallis, Mont., have both signed with the Cards.

Seidl will join Allison Meehan as the team’s duo of setters. Seidl was a four-year starting setter and captain at Castle Rock, where she was that team’s Most Valuable Player her last three seasons.

“Maddi has been well-trained at Castle Rock High School and with her club team, Cowlitz Volleyball Club, and that will make her transition to college much smoother,” said NIC Head Coach Miles Kydd. “We are extremely excited that Maddi will join us this fall.”

Seidl led her team to top four finishes at the state tournament in each of her four years and captured the Washington Volleyball Championship as a senior. She was an all-state volleyball player her junior and senior year as well as league MVP her senior year. In 2013, Maddi was on the All-State first team in basketball, averaging 18 rebounds and 14 points a game while finishing second at the state championship.

“Maddi will be an important member of our Cardinal volleyball program in the next two seasons. Her athletic ability, her leadership ability and her experiences as a winner will be invaluable as we strive for perennial success at the NJCAA level,” Kydd said.

Chadwick was on the honor roll four times at Hamilton High School, where she was selected to the Montana all-state first team. She was also selected as the All-State Libero in 2012 and received Montana all-state academic honors in 2012 and 2013.

“I was really impressed watching Kennedy play with her MVA team in April, and I realized immediately that Kennedy’s ability to pass and defend would help our team reach our goals in 2013 and beyond,” Kydd said. “Kennedy’s success in the classroom is important to her and to us here at NIC, and we believe that Kennedy can transfer those same habits to the volleyball court.”

Kennedy is a member of the Montana Volleyball Academy club team, which will attend Junior Olympics this summer in Dallas.

“Kennedy’s high school and club coaches have done a great job in preparing her for volleyball success at college,” Kydd said. “Kennedy is going to be a great addition to the Cardinal family.”

For More Information
NIC Assistant Volleyball Coach Kelsey Stanley at (208) 769-3218 or

Posted: Friday, May 17, 2013

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