Posted On: 11/16/20 5:09 PM

It’s not hard to tell when you watch Julia BishopJuliaBishop5'10" | SMercy | 2021StateMI that she’s at a different level than other setters.

A four-year varsity starter, Bishop hasn’t just set the bar for setters in the Class of 2021, but all players throughout the state.

On Monday, Bishop’s achievements on the floor were recognized as she was named winner of the 2020 Miss Volleyball Award.

“This is a team Miss Volleyball, not my Miss Volleyball,” a humble Bishop said in a ceremony outside of Mercy High School.

Bishop’s numbers are quite impressive. The first are her assist numbers.

Over her four years with Mercy, she racked up 5,575 assists. That puts her third in the MHSAA history books for career assists. Had the 2020 season not been limited by COVID-19, Bishop was well on track to own the all-time record.

She holds the seventh-most (1,605 in 2019) and ninth-most (1,550 in 2017) assists in a single season in MHSAA history.  She also has the third-most assists in a single game in MHSAA history (67 in a 2019 regional semifinal).

“I had the benefit of watching her play club as an eighth grader, so I had a pretty good idea then of

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