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Habeck named NSIC Freshman of the Year

Katie Habeck

2011 Farmington graduate Katie Habeck was recently named first-team all-conference and Freshman of the Year by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Habeck, Farmington's all-time leader in kills and blocks, has 212 kills and a team-leading 97 total blocks for a Golden Bears volleyball team that boasts a record of 26-2, including a 16-2 mark in the NSIC.

The six-foot middle blocker averages 1.08 blocks per set, which is third in the NSIC and 38th in the nation. Her .349 attack percentage is second in the NSIC and 33rd in the nation. She is the sixth Golden Bear player to win the NSIC Freshman of the Year.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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