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November 26, 2013

MAC’s best volleyball players recognized

By Jason Carmel Davis
C & G Sports Writer

The 2013 Michigan High School Athletic Association state volleyball playoffs were still in full swing at press time, but Macomb Area Conference officials have released the All-MAC teams for each of the six divisions in the 36-team conference.

MAC coaches selected All-Division honorees, along with Most Valuable Players and Coaches of the Year for each division.

Here is a breakdown featuring each honoree, starting with the MAC Red.

MAC Red
Macomb Dakota senior Carli Snyder earned her fourth straight league MVP award, while Cougars coach Tracie Ferguson was once again named Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse coach Derek Ledwidge.

All-League honorees are Snyder, senior Megan Manierski and senior Natalie Janes, Dakota; seniors Jaevyn Wortham, Leah Rose and Sam Pickett, L’Anse Creuse; junior Alison Bastionelli, Marysville; senior Amy Tseng, Port Huron Northern; senior Colleen Reveley and junior Christa Raicevich, Grosse Pointe North; and senior Rachel Parus, Fraser.

Dakota and L’Anse Creuse went 9-1 to share the league title. The division title was the third straight for Dakota and first since 2009 for L’Anse Creuse. Grosse Pointe North was next at 6-4, followed by Port Huron Northern (4-6), Marysville (2-8) and Fraser (0-10).

MAC White
Romeo High sophomore Gia Milana was named league MVP, while her coach, Stacey Williams, earned Coach of the Year honors.

Joining Milana on the All-League team are senior Karlie Kelly and junior Lauren Korth, Romeo; senior Kendall Stoll, senior Amanda Cozier and sophomore Hannah Gates, Anchor Bay; freshman Lexi Kohut and senior Grace Metry, Grosse Pointe South; senior Jessica Dailey, Sterling Heights Stevenson; senior Sheridan Wood, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley; and senior Megan Golm, Utica Ford II.

Romeo went 10-0 to claim the division title — its first since 2010. Anchor Bay placed second at 7-3, followed by Grosse Pointe South (6-4), Stevenson (4-6), Chippewa Valley (3-7) and Ford II (0-10).

MAC Blue
Utica Eisenhower senior Emily Rizzi took home league MVP honors. Eisenhower coach Caitlin Maloney was named Coach of the Year.

All-League honorees are Rizzi, senior Hailee Seifert and junior Taylor Stewart, Eisenhower; junior Madison Czopek, senior Julianna Trombley and senior Miranda Smith, Sterling Heights High; freshman Jessica Lodge and senior Erika Himmel, Utica High; senior Sarah Mullins, Warren Mott; senior Melissa Harville, Port Huron High; and senior Sarah Homic, Warren Woods Tower.

Eisenhower finished the MAC Blue portion of its season 10-0 to win a second straight league title. Sterling Heights High went 8-2 to finish second, followed by Utica High (5-5), Mott (3-7), Port Huron (3-7) and Warren Woods Tower (1-9).

MAC Gold
Macomb L’Anse Creuse North junior Jenna Helsing earned league MVP honors, while her coach, Gary Malburg, was named league Coach of the Year.

All-League honorees are Helsing, senior Amanda Falkenhagen and junior Lindsey Sutter, LCN; seniors Courtney Ingles, Kaitlyn O’Mara and Jenna Haddon, St. Clair High; senior Savannah Ryan, Roseville High; sophomore Taelor Frank, Marine City; seniors Paige Plotzke and Carly Vargo, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore; and senior Allie Newcomb, Warren Cousino.

LCN went 10-0 to win a third straight division title. St. Clair and Lake Shore finished tied at 7-3, followed by Roseville (3-7), Cousino (2-8) and Marine City (1-9).

MAC Silver
Center Line High senior Daisy Yang was named league MVP. St. Clair Shores Lakeview coach Becky Quinn took home Coach of the Year honors.

Joining Yang on the All-League team is senior Maya Abouya, Center Line; junior Taylor Pawlusiak, St. Clair Shores South Lake; senior Alexis Hilliard, senior Katie Maddox and junior Erin Denmark, Madison Heights Lamphere; senior Erin Shrum, Clawson; sophomore Terese Feldpausen, senior Becky Corbett and senior Megan Haas, Lakeview; and junior Kalleigh Mathison, Clinton Township Clintondale.

Lakeview went 9-1 in league play to capture its first division title since 2007. Lamphere placed second at 8-2, followed by Center Line (6-4), Clawson (4-6), South Lake (1-9) and Clintondale (1-9).

MAC Bronze
East Detroit High junior Victoria Grimes earned league MVP honors, while her coach, Krysta Kreyger, was named league Coach of the Year.

All-League honorees are Grimes, sophomore Bree’shauna Bester and junior Daniella Marsee, East Detroit; senior Charnai Perry, senior Tiffany Hellman and junior Toni Jones, New Haven; senior Lindsay Bullock and junior Leah Sanders, Warren Fitzgerald; senior Amanda Mac, Madison Heights Madison; and senior Elena Ramirez, Warren Lincoln. Mount Clemens officials did not submit players for the team.

East Detroit finished league play 10-0 to capture its first division title since 2009. New Haven and Fitzgerald both went 7-3, followed by Mount Clemens (4-6), Lincoln (2-8) and Madison (0-10).

Check future editions for the All-League teams for the rest of the fall sports.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Jason Carmel Davis at jdavis@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1107. Twitter Follow Jason on Twitter.