St. Mary’s Ava Schultz, JL’s Jayden Marlatt and Grace Baragrey headline All-Ski Valley volleyball teams


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.

Ava Schultz rises for a kill during an MHSAA Division 4 Regional Semi-Final match between Gaylord St. Mary's and Leland on Tuesday, November 8.

Senior Grace Baragrey and junior Jayden Marlatt headlined the Cardinals first team, while senior Ava Schultz represented the Snowbirds first team member.

Jocelyn Tobias (8), Jayden Marlatt (2) and Grace Baragrey of JL celebrate a point during a volleyball match between Johannesburg-Lewiston and Mancelona on Thursday September 16th.

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.

Serena Hogle serves during a match between Johannesburg-Lewiston and Inland Lakes on Tuesday, October 25.
Sydney Grusczynski passes the ball during an MHSAA Division 4 Regional Semi-Final between Gaylord St. Mary's and Leland on Tuesday November 8th.

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.

Caroline Gilling rises for a kill during an MHSAA Division 4 Regional Semi-Final match between Gaylord St. Mary's and Leland on Tuesday November 8th.

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

Complete Lists

first team

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

second team

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

Honorable mention

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


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