NLA Varsity Volleyball is State Bound 2023

Congratulations to our Eagles Volleyball for their win against West Lutheran High School, claiming the Section 4A Championship in back-to-back years! The energy from our NLA fans was incredible. To those who attended, thank you for your support. Watching our players rush the court and pile on each other after the final point was a very cool moment. Our Varsity girls head to the STATE TOURNAMENT this Thursday, November 9th. We are so excited to pack the stands and support our team.

Round 1

#4 NLA Eagles vs. #5 West Central Area Knights

Thursday, Nov. 9th at 5pm | Xcel Energy, Court 1

Round 2

#4 NLA Eagles vs. Russel-Tyler-Ruthton

Friday, Nov. 10th at 1pm | Xcel Energy, Court 2

Round 3

#4 NLA Eagles vs. TBD

Saturday, Nov. 11th at TBD | Xcel Energy, Court TBD

The following information provides details for our students and families:

Pep Fest:

Following Chapel on Thursday, our Middle and Upper School students will cheer on our Varsity Volleyball team in the Worship Center. The pep fest will begin at approximately 10:30 AM. Parents and community members are welcome to attend!

Early Release:

Since the Thursday (11/9) game is at 5:00 pm, school hours are not affected. On Friday (11/10), Middle and Upper School students will be dismissed at 11:50 am. Students may attend the game or go home at that time. No classes will take place in the afternoon. Students needing to remain at school can stay on campus and will be supervised until 3:00 pm.

School will be dismissed before normal MS and US lunch times. The cafeteria staff will have options available for students to grab and go as they head to the game. Students can order lunch and prepay during flex on Friday to be picked up at 11:50 am.

Early Ed and Lower School will maintain normal school hours. EE and LS students can attend the game, and their absence will be marked excused. Parents must fill out an absence form ahead of time and notify teachers if they will be gone.

Upper School Fan Bus:

Support your NLA Eagles! We encourage students to attend these games and will provide fan buses for Upper School students only. Middle School students must arrange their own transportation. If students are interested in riding the fan bus to the game there is a fan bus sign-up form. Students riding the bus there MUST take the bus back to NLA.

Thursday, Nov. 9th – Fan bus will leave NLA at 4:00 pm

Friday, Nov. 10th – Fan bus will leave NLA at 12:10 pm

*Fan bus sign-up is closed.


We will be selling NLA Volleyball Section Champion/State Tournament t-shirts for $15. Shirts can be worn as uniform for MS and US and as Spirit Wear for LS. These will be ready for pick-up before Thursday’s game. Sizes and quantities are limited.

*T-shirts are sold out.

The following information provides details regarding the State Tournament games Thursday (11/9) and Friday (11/10):


Single-session tickets must be purchased online! These tickets DO NOT include in/out privileges. Make sure you are choosing the correct day/session when purchasing your tickets.

$17.00 for adults – $11.00 for students.

No senior discounts. Non-school-age children are free.

Day passes (with in and out privileges) can be purchased on-site with card only.

Buy your tickets!


There are no printed programs available on site. Programs can be accessed online this Wednesday (11/8).

Bag Policy:

Bags, purses, and backpacks are NOT ALLOWED. Clutch, wristlet, and wallets sized 4”x6”x1.5” or smaller are allowed and subject to inspection. Medical bags and diaper bags are allowed; however, they are required to pass through x-ray screening.


Streaming is available for all games.

*Individual sessions/games are not available for purchase. The cheapest option is a monthly subscription for $10 which gives you access to all tournament games in the month of November.

Stream here!

For more information, check out the MSHSL website. You can also reference the bracket and spectator guide.