Volleyball

Published September 13, 2011

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Utica Stevenson volleyball team is off to a strong start this season.

After winning the Aug. 19 MAC Kickoff tournament, the Titans were 17-0-2 at press time. With an experienced group — nine players returned from last year’s 29-16-6 campaign — coach Paul Drdul said he likes what he’s seeing early on.

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Published September 7, 2011

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Take a glance at the 2011 St. Clair Shores South Lake volleyball roster and you’ll notice it immediately: The Cavaliers are a very young team.

Symone Hicks and Margaret Elias are the only two seniors on the squad. The rest of the roster is a mix of mostly juniors, a few more sophomores and one freshman. At press time, however, coach Liza Rogers hadn’t finalized the team.

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Published August 30, 2011

Utica Eisenhower is determined to recapture what made its volleyball program one of the Macomb Area Conference’s and state’s standout squads.

Two seasons ago the Eagles had the right ingredients — six seniors, a high-octane offense and court chemistry — to go far, finishing the season 39-10-3 and making the program’s first state quarterfinal appearance.

This year has the makings of another special season.

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Published August 26, 2011

FRASER — Last year, seven was a lucky number for the Fraser High volleyball team.

Seven seniors led the Ramblers to a 49-3-4 season that saw the squad go undefeated in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division to win its first league title since 2004 and claim its 17th district title.

In fact, the squad didn’t drop a single game all year until the regional final, and even then, the Ramblers came out winners.

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Published February 9, 2011

Roxy Duzey’s face was lit with a seemingly permanent smile on what may have been the most important day in her young life.

It wasn’t just any February day; it was signing day for Duzey and her Sterling Heights High friend and teammate Kate Czopek, who both committed to play volleyball at the next level.

Duzey inked her commitment letter to the University of Madonna, while Czopek signed with Saginaw Valley State University.

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