GAYLORD ― While the final volleyball games may have been played at Michigan State in the 2022 season this past weekend, the individual awards continue to roll in for the region’s best players.
The Ski Valley Conference recently unveiled its all-conference teams for the past season, and top performers from the Johannesburg-Lewiston Cardinals and Gaylord St. Mary’s Snowbirds teams were well represented among the winners.
JL had four players who received all-conference honors, including two on the first-team roster and two on the second-team. Three St. Mary’s players were also among the honorees, including a first-team player, a second-team player and the last player on the honorable mentions list.
Senior Grace Baragrey and junior Jayden Marlatt headlined the Cardinals first team, while senior Ava Schultz represented the Snowbirds first team member.
Marlatt, already the school’s single-season kills record holder, further cemented herself as the queen of kills in JL history by becoming the career leader before the end of her freshman year. She finished the season with 433 kills, 458 digs, and 98 aces. Meanwhile, Baragrey wrapped up a successful senior season, finishing just 12 blocks off the career high. She finished the season with 354 kills, 110 digs, and 47 blocks.
Schultz was the focal point of the St. Mary’s team all season, helping the Snowbirds win a third straight district championship and advance to the MHSAA Division 4 Regional Semifinals.
Seniors Serena Hogle and Jocelyn Tobias were the two members of the Cardinals’ second team, while fellow senior Sydney Grusczynski was the sole representative of the Snowbirds’ second team. Tobias had a breakthrough last season for JL, with his 358 kills and 297 digs, both being the team’s second-highest totals. Meanwhile, Hogle finished with over 1,000 assists, racking up 1,034 on the season, the second most in a single season in school history.
St. Mary’s junior Caroline Gilling was the only honorable mention from both teams.
JL finished second in the conference with a 7-1 record, with its only loss to champion Inland Lakes. St. Mary’s finished third with a 6-2 record, with its only losses to Inland Lakes and JoBurg
Jayden Marlatt, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Grace Baragrey, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Natalie Wandrie, Inland Lakes
Ryann Clancy, Inland Lakes
Ava Schultz, Gaylord St. Mary
Jacey Somers, Bellaire
Grace Watson, Onaway
Serena Hogle, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Jocelyn Tobias, Johannesburg-Lewiston
Desjanea Perkins, forest area
Jersey Patton, Forest Area
Ellen Roggenbeck, Central Lake
Megan Bricker, Pelston
Hannah Robinson, Inland Lakes
Sydney Grusczynski, Gaylord St. Mary’s
Caroline Gilling, Gaylord St. Mary’s
Taylor Muth, forest area
KC Cain, Inland Lakes
Katelynn Wolgamott, Central Lake
Alivia Eggleston, Central Lake
Mackenzie Robbins, Onaway
Aubrie Benson, Onaway
Lily Bourrie, Pellston
Ali Cartwright, Bellaire
Francesia Meeder, Mancelona
Amilie Spiers, Mancelona