Posted On: 08/5/19 2:14 PM
Every year since 2012, the KLAA has produced one team that has gone on to play in the state semifinals in Battle Creek. The 2019 season has some top contenders coming out of the KLAA once again. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect this season.
KLAA West Breakdown
Northville took home the West title and went on to the Division 1 state semifinals last year after putting an end to the four-year run of Novi. The Wildcats weren’t far behind, finishing second in the division. The Mustangs lose a big senior class, but still return a lot of talent. The big losses come at libero, with the graduation of Hannah Grant, and at setter with the loss of Gabriella Fisette. Also gone is coach Julie Fisette, who is replaced by Rick VanDerVeer. However, Northville has a lot of hitting coming back, led by senior Clare McNamara, junior Jenna Boksha and senior Eleanor Knight. Nyia Setla (West Liberty) is a capable defender that could slide into the libero role this fall and Emma Stiles had 445 assists a year ago.
After three consecutive state championships,