Posted On: 04/4/18 5:38 PM

Plymouth Christian has been the team atop Class D volleyball for the last two years, but with the MHSAA making the change to Division 4 in 2018, will it shake up the championship landscape? Here’s a look at five teams we think can challenge for the title this fall.

Plymouth Christian: D.J. Kellogg has guided his team to back-to-back championships and could be primed to do it again in 2018. The Eagles will return four players that received All-State honors in 2017. Leading the way is 2020 outside hitter Gabrielle Kellogg, who will be the primary attack for the Eagles, replacing sister Grace Kellogg. Plymouth Christian will also be strong in the middle, returning 2019 hitter Elisa Miera and 2020 hitter Caitlin Warnshuis. On the back row, 2020 libero Madison Raymond will direct play. While the Eagles need to replace their setter, the new starter will have plenty of talent around her.

Leland: The Comets entered the 2017 postseason ranked No. 2 in Class D, but were eliminated in the regional semifinal in five sets by Rogers City. Rogers City is now up to Division 3 and Leland is motivated to get to Battle Creek in 2018. The Comets return

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