Lindroth and Rodrick shine in club volleyball |

Lindroth and Rodrick shine in club volleyball

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Special to the DailyThe Colorado performance 18 United volleyball team qualified Sunday for the Junior Olympics this summer. Among the team's ranks are Battle Mountain's Nichole Lindroth (2) and Candyce Rodrick (3). Congratulations, ladies.

Battle Mountain seniors Nichole Lindroth and Candyce Rodrick have been playing club volleyball for the Colorado Performance 18 United in Denver since November – and the Huskies are turning heads.

The team, coached by John Chasey, was ranked in the top five in Colorado throughout the season. In March, the United placed ninth out of 106 teams at the Crossroads Junior National Qualifier in Denver. Many of the top teams in the country played at Crossroads. The United also had good showings at Reno, Nev., and Las Vegas.

On Sunday, the team took second at the Rocky Mountain Region Qualifier, a tournament with teams from Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska. By finishing second, the United earned a berth for the Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City June 30-July 6. The team will practice throughout June and close its season at the JOs.

“I am tremendously proud of Nichole’s and Candyce’s accomplishments,” Chasey said. “They traveled from Vail to Denver three times a week and I could not be happier with their progress.”Both seniors have been a part of Battle Mountain volleyball for the last three years. Rodrick was sidelined with ACL reconstructive surgery last fall, which makes her comeback all the more gratifying. Lindroth was the team’s setter. She made the CHSAA all-state academic and honorable-mention teams. She also was on the Western Slope all-league team.Vail, Colorado

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