After securing a spot at the NJCAA national volleyball tournament, the third-seeded NIC Cardinals ended up falling to the top-seeded Salt Lake Community College (25-22, 25-21, 25-21) in the Region 18 championship match. Both teams were already qualfied for the NJCAA national tournament Nov. 21-23 in Casper, Wyo. (Tournament seeds, brackets, and game times will be posted as soon as they are released.)
NIC libero Russia Robinson was named first team All-Region as well as Region 18 Libero of the Year. NIC outside hitters Leeta Grap and Anyssa Matheson were named second team All-Region and Larissa Claasen earned honorable mention.