Bethel University Claims 2020 DI Women’s Volleyball National Championship

Lissa Diaz

Bethel Volleyball won the 2020 NCCAA DI Women's Volleyball National Championship on Saturday, denying top seed and host Northwestern in five sets. The Pilots pushed back four Eagles' match points in the fifth set and overcame a 2-0 set deficit to win their fifth national title in program history. Coach Katie Weiss was named the NCCAA National Coach of the Year while Isabelle North was named the National Tournament MVP. Madyson Beaver and Maddy Payne were also named to the All-Tournament Team.

"Incredibly proud of this awesome team! Thankful to God for all the ways he has sustained us, encouraged us, an provided for us. I'm blessed to finish 2020 with a national title! Way to go Pilots!" said coach Katie Weiss. 


  • Score: Bethel def. Northwestern 19-25, 21-25, 27-25, 25-23, 19-17
  • Records: Bethel (20-4) | Northwestern (14-5)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches' Poll:  Bethel – NR
  • Location: Erickson Center | University of Northwestern | Saint Paul, Minn.

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