Janell Finkbeiner

Brienna Dehkes, Southwest State freshman goalkeeper from Elk River, helped the Mustangs post a 14-3-2 record and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II tournament. They dueled Central Missouri on Friday. Dehkes has a 13-2-2 record, nine shutouts, .879 save percentage, and 0.59 goals-against average. She was named NSIC goalie of the week [...]

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  Janell Finkbeiner, Elk senior, played in a volleyball tournament in Italy with her Northern Lights club team that placed fifth among 24 teams, concluding March 24. The team visited Rome and Vatican City before journeying to Falconara for a three-day Easter tournament. Finkbeiner, three-time all-conference setter and attacker, will play for University of Mary [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Three years ago the Elk River volleyball lineup had players nicknamed Big Fink and a Little Fink. A spindly 5-foot-6 freshman, Janell Finkbeiner, had become a first-stringer, entrusted to provide sets for an attack led by 6-foot senior Rachel Finkbeiner. Janell never minded being called Little Fink but the moniker [...]

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