Posted On: 07/25/18 1:12 PM

Coming into the 2018 MHSAA season, the top of the field for Division 2 looks incredibly stacked. Some Class A teams are moving in and joining some real powerhouse squads that made up Class B last season. Here’s the five storylines we are excited about for the fall.

 

Notre Dame Prep still loaded

In a dream world, we would have gotten a chance to see Novi and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep play each other in Battle Creek last season. The Irish arguably were the best team in the state, rolling through the postseason to claim the 2018 Class B championship. The Irish suffered some graduation loss like any teams, and 2020 hitter Taylor Raiola transferred, but Notre Dame is still stacked. They will be led by what should be a pair of Miss Volleyball finalists in outsides Madeline Chinn (Purdue) and Natalie Risi (Ball State). They also return hitter Morgan Verheyan as well as defensive specialist Maria Famularo. Along with veteran coach Betty Wroubel, the focus of all other Division 2 teams will be on the Irish.

 

Grand Rapids Christian in the mix

After making a run to the Class A quarterfinals last season, Grand Rapids Christian now

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