NIC volleyball team gathers two more commitments

The North Idaho College volleyball team continues to be the choice of top-notch players with the addition of two more commits.

Anyssa Matheson, a 5-foot, 10-inch, outside hitter from Worley, and Brittany Finch, a 6-foot outside hitter/middle blocker from Missoula, have both signed with the Cards.
Matheson is a transfer from Salt Lake Community College, but she graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 2012.

“Anyssa is a good athlete and student who had a great deal of success in her matches versus NIC in 2012. We had an opportunity to add a local athlete who we feel will give us depth at the outside hitter position so we jumped at it,” said NIC Head Volleyball Coach Miles Kydd. “Anyssa also has an opportunity to come in and battle for a spot in the starting rotation, and we need that competitive environment in our gym on a daily basis this fall.”

Matheson played four years of club ball with North Idaho Thunder. She was awarded the Virtue Award her freshman year at Coeur d’Alene High School with a GPA of a 3.3.

Finch played three years for the Loyola Sacred Heart Breakers in Missoula. She earned a varsity position her sophomore year playing outside hitter and started as setter/middle her junior year.  She transferred her senior year and played middle and outside for the class AA Sentinel Lady Spartans.

“Brittany is a very athletic and multi-faceted volleyball player. Brittany played a lot as a middle blocker/hitter, but has the athleticism to play several positions and do them well,” Kydd said. “I anticipate that Brittany will become a very big part of our offense in the future and is another athlete who we feel can come in immediately and challenge for a spot on the floor.”

Finch earned Academic All-State all four years. She played club for Montana Volleyball Academy, making the national team as a junior and coaching a 15s national team with former NIC volleyball coach Kandice Gregorak as a senior.

“Brittany’s athleticism and intelligence will make her a key contributor to Cardinal volleyball in the coming seasons,” Kydd said.

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

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013

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