by Linda Lane
Katrina Miller, the Bulldog’s varsity volleyball coach, was voted the Wolverine Conference Coach of the 2017 Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association.
“Vicksburg is blessed to have a coach with such a vast knowledge of volleyball,” said fellow coach Danielle Littel, who coaches the Otsego varsity team in the same Wolverine Conference.
“Katrina knows the game inside and out, and has a passion for sharing that. A defensive wizard, she isn’t afraid to move players around to give her team the best shot at winning no matter who is across the net. This year, she brought a team with many new faces together… through injuries and position changes, and they came out a force to be reckoned with,” Littel added.
The Vicksburg Bulldog’s volleyball team ended the season on high notes, moving up from third place to second place in the Conference ranking by beating the number one and two teams to win the Conference tournament. The team ended the season with an overall conference record of 10 wins and two losses.
Seniors Morgan Preston and Anna Schriemer received All State honors, with Preston winning a place on the Second All-State Class B Team and Schriemer on the Third All-State Class B Team. Both Preston and Schriemer also received All Region and All Conference designations. Kaytee Harvey received second team All Conference. Rylie Richter was named All Conference honorable mention.
The end-of-the-season volleyball statistics support these honors as being well earned. Schriemer, Preston, Harvey and Richter were four of the five top point earners, with Camille Wadley rounding out the group. Schriemer, Harvey and Richter dominated the court with offensive attacks, including the top number of kills. Schriemer clearly led the team in ball handling with an amazing 922 assists. On defense, Preston dominated in the number of receptions; Schriemer, Harvey and Richter muscled in four out of five of the highest number of blocks, with Chloe Hatridge also being in the top four block earners.