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Janice Hendrickson

Janice Hendrickson


Hendrickson named MCAC Southern Division Coach of the Year

February 26, 2016

M State women's basketball head coach Janice Hendrickson earned a much-deserved honor as Minnesota College Athletic Conference Southern Division Coach of the Year. The award was announced Feb. 25.

With only six players on her roster, Hendrickson coached the Lady Spartans to a 10-13 overall record and a 7-2 Southern Division record, qualifying for the Region 13A tournament by finishing third in the division behind Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Rochester Community and Technical College.

Among the wins was an impressive 68-63 victory over the Anoka-Ramsey CC Rams, ranked No. 8 nationally. It is one of two losses sustained by the Rams this season.

The Spartans play RCTC on Saturday, Feb. 27, for the right to advance to the Region XIII championship game Sunday. The winner advances to the national tournament.


M State places 3rd in NJCAA MCAC Southern Division Conference

February 25, 2016

M State ended its regular season with a conference record of 7-3 (10-13 overall) and a 3rd place finish in the NJCAA MCAC Southern Division. The Spartans will play in the region tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Coon Rapids.

Tournament Game Times:

#1 Anoka-Ramsey (24-2)
G1 Saturday, 2/27, 6 PM
#4 Minnesota West (10-14)

#2 Rochester (15-9)
G2 Saturday, 2/27, 8 PM
#3 M State-Fergus Falls (10-13)

Winner G1
G3 Sunday, 2/28, 5 PM
Winner G2

The winner of the tournament will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament in Lincroft, N.J., on March 10-12.

Haley Poehler, Cassandra Jordan, Heidi Eggen

Haley Poehler, Cassandra Jordan, Heidi Eggen


Haley Poehler, Cassandra Jordan and Heidi Eggen selected for MCAC All-Teams

February 25, 2016

Haley Poehler, 2015 Ada-Borup High School graduate, was selected for the 2015-2016 All Southern Division First Team and the All MCAC First Team.

Cassandra Jordan, 2015 graduate of Ashby High School, was selected for the 2015-16 All Southern Division Second Team and the All MCAC Second Team.

Heidi Eggen was selected for the 2015-2016 All Southern Division Honorable Mention. She is a 2014 graduate from Ada-Borup High School.

Heidi Eggen

Heidi Eggen


Heidi Eggen named MCAC Southern Division Player of the Week

February 25, 2016

Heidi Eggen led the Spartans (10-13, 7-3 South) to a pair of wins to end the regular season by averaging 20.5 ppg and 10rpg. Eggen made 15-31 FGA (48 percent) and knocked down 11-17 FTA (65 percent). She is a 5-10 sophomore from Ada.

Heidi Eggen

Heidi Eggen


Heidi Eggen selected MCAC Southern Division Player of the Week

Feb. 3, 2016

Spartan sophomore Heidi Eggen, a forward from Ada, was selected as the MCAC Southern Division player of the week for January 25-31. Heidi led the Spartans (7-12 overall, 4-2 division) to a pair of key South victories over Minnesota West and Anoka Ramsey (No. 8 in the NJCAA national poll). She averaged 21.5 points per game (19-26 FGA, 74 percent),11.5 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game. Eggen had a 25-point, 15-rebound effort in a road win at Minnesota West.

Haley Poehler

Haley Poehler


Haley Poehler named Southern Division Player of the Week

December 15, 2015

Spartan forward Haley Poehler has been named Southern Division player of the week.

Haley averaged 23 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game and two steals per game for the Spartans with a game high of 30 in a win over Rainy River Community College. Poehler made 25-44 shots (57 percent) and 17-23 FTA (74 percent).

Haley is a freshman from Ada, Minn.


Hendrickson named Spartan head coach

Former Spartan basketball player and assistant coach Janice Hendrickson has been named head coach of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College women's basketball team.

She succeeds Brenda Johnson, who resigned this spring after more than two decades with the Spartan basketball program.

"I'm looking forward to continuing the traditions created by Coaches Ann Williams and Brenda Johnson," said Hendrickson. "Playing for M State was a fantastic experience. We want to continue to provide a similar experience for future athletes that emphasize our strong commitment to the classroom, community and Spartan basketball."

Hendrickson, a native of Upsala, played for Williams from 2002 to 2004 and graduated from M State in Fergus Falls before earning degrees in dental assisting and dental hygiene on M State's Moorhead campus. She was an assistant coach for Williams from 2007 to 2011 and for Johnson from 2011 until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Hendrickson works at LifeSmiles Dental in Fergus Falls and is also the Junior Olympic volleyball coach in Underwood.

Johnson, a 4th grade teacher in Ashby, played volleyball, basketball and softball at M State from 1982 to 1984 and was assistant basketball coach from 1989 to 2011, when she was named head coach.

"I've been so fortunate to be able to give back to a college that has given me so much over the past 25 years," Johnson said. "The students and M State staff have been my second family, and I feel truly blessed to be a Spartan. The opportunities I had and the people I met at M State are truly some of my favorites."

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