LANSING – There’s by no means a scarcity of volleyball expertise on the courts of northern Michigan.
That’s evident season after season, and it was as soon as once more in 2022 when 4 groups from the area achieved postseason wins to advance their respective district championship sport from Division 1 by Division 4.
The groups have been naturally full of veteran gamers, and a handful of them not too long ago obtained state awards from the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association (MIVCA).
A complete of seven space women have been acknowledged from D2 by D4, together with a handful of others from throughout northern Michigan.
Boyne City senior Morgan Deming led the way in which with the third crew award in Division 2 and made it to the second consecutive All-State incomes after being awarded an honorable point out final season.
More than the All-State honors, Deming additionally put her identify within the MHSAA report books this season with 606 kills for the 12 months. She additionally ranks third all-time for singles-match kills with 52 in opposition to Kingsley and sixth all-time for singles-match kills with 44 in opposition to Cheboygan.
In addition to being a internet participant, Deming additionally added 319 digs, 85 aces, and 82 blocks this season.
Within Division 3, two high-profile personalities from Charlevoix, Anna Haf and Claire Scholten, obtained an honorable point out. It is now the third straight season that at the very least two gamers have earned All-State in a robust Rayder program.
Haf was a three-year varsity participant for the Rayders, ending her profession at sweeper and as a frontrunner on the sphere.
She recorded 631 digs and served 92 p.c this season with 72 aces. She additionally had 48 kills and 638 good serve receptions.
For Scholten, who reached 2,000 profession assists in districts in opposition to East Jordan, a four-year profession with the Rayders ended with the latter two because the crew’s main setter.
Scholten recorded 1,075 assists for the 12 months, though she was added to each different class as properly, and recorded 106 aces, 205 kills, and 361 digs, exhibiting her versatility.
Numerous space gamers additionally earned Division 4 honors from across the space, together with Mackinaw City senior Madison Smith, who earned second-team recognition.
The 6-foot-2 Smith was as soon as once more a dominant power for the Comets inside the Northern Lakes Conference and past, serving to lead Mackinaw to its first-ever district volleyball championship.
Smith was a three-time All-State choice on the basketball courtroom and is now including volleyball for the primary time.
Also in Division 4, Pellston’s Megan Bricker was awarded an honorable point out, Inland Lakes’ Natalie Wandrie was awarded second crew and Inland Lakes’ Ryann Clancy was awarded third crew.
Others acknowledged all through northern Michigan have been: Elyse Heffner, TC Central (HM); Carissa Musta, Cadillac (2nd Team); Joslyn Seeley, Cadillac (HM); Avery Nance, TC St Francis (third); Garnet Mullet, TC St. Francis (HM); Alexis Luce, Leland (1st); Fiona Moord, Leland (1st); Kelsey Allen, Leland (2nd); Olive Ryder, Leland (2nd); Lindsey Hill, Brimley (third); Eve Cheney, Rudyard (HM); Grace Watson, Onaway (HM); and Payton Miller, Frankfurt (HM).
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