Coach Mackenzie Chrisman has accomplished many things during her short tenure here at Northeastern. She recently received the 2021 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Two-Year College West Region Coach of the Year Award.
On top of this prestigious award, in 2019, Chrisman won the AVCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award. Not only did she win the AVCA award
in 2021, Coach Chrisman also won the NJCAA Coach of the Year Award for the Region IX conference. To say the least, it has been a very successful run for the program these past couple of seasons.
Coach Chrisman has enjoyed great success since she took over at Northeastern in 2019.
Her 2021 team earned a berth in the NJCAA National Championship, marking the school’s fourth-straight appearance in the NJCAAs. In addition to going unbeaten in conference play, the Plainswomen had a 14-match winning streak that started in late September and continued through the first round of the NJCAA tourney.
“I am very honored to receive the West Region Coach of the Year Award! This year was one for the books; we started off a little slow but that happens when we have several freshmen starting and everyone is trying to figure out how to play together. Once the girls started buying in and trusting the process I knew they could do amazing things. Keegan and I are the ones who make the game plans but the girls are the ones out on the court making those game plans come to life. Without them performing this honor isn’t possible, so all credit goes to them, “ says Chrisman.
“A big thank you to everyone who supported us this year and believed in what this team was capable of. This year would not have been possible without the love and support from the school, community, family, and friends.”
Congrats Coach Mackenzie Chrisman, and we look forward to seeing what success we can accomplish during the 22-23 season.