Posted On: 01/15/20 5:46 PM

Though not the biggest club in the state of Michigan, Dead Frog certainly makes an impact with its national squads and has a lot of talent from the Kalamazoo area.

This year’s club maintains squads in the 18’s and 16’s and has already seem some promising results early in the year.

Here’s a closer look at both teams and the standout players that will be wearing the Dead Frog uniform this club season.


Coached by knowledgeable volleyball mind Dawn Jaqua, this roster is comprised of three members of the Class of 2020, five from the Class of 2021 and one from the Class of 2022. 18 Black is off to a nice start in the Michiana Open Power League for 2020, going 5-1 in last weekend’s first days of pool play. Their lone loss was a three-set nail-biter with Michigan Elite 17 Elite. Dead Frog has a premier player in RS/MB Makayla Smith, who has been a mainstay with the program. The Portage Northern product is a great athlete that plays well above her 5-foot-11 frame and can finish points with the best of them. She will be paired with Maizie Brown as the team’s primary

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