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Francesca Nival named next Volleyball head coach

Portrait of New volleyball head coach, Francesca NivalCourtesy of the Northern Essex website

Francesca Nival named NECC’s next volleyball coach

NECC has found its next Volleyball head coach, Franchesca Nival. Athletic director, Dan Blair announced the hiring earlier this year.  

“My goal is not just be a coach but being but a mentor” said Nival. 

Nival will be taking the helm of a Knights volleyball team that finished 7-11 overall and 6-7 in conference play last season. 

This will be Nival’s first opportunity to coach at the college level. She previously served as an assistant coach at Lowell high school for two seasons. Nival coached two clubs, The Andover pumas and Athletics sports club. Additionally, Nival is the current owner of Athletics sports club, an organization that trains teenagers to prepare to play volleyball at the high school level. Nival is also a certified coach by USA Volleyball. 

Before coaching she played four seasons at Lowell High school and three seasons at UMass Lowell, serving as an outside hitter defensive specialist. 


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