Welcome to the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association

This association is organized exclusively for educational purposes: to promote high school interscholastic volleyball; to provide a forum for discussion of techniques and rules of volleyball; to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage high school volleyball; also to promote and develop volleyball at all levels in Michigan.


Make sure to save the date for the 2016 Coaches Clinc - April 15 and 16th

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Coaches Clinic will be conducted on April 15th and 16th with Lead Clinician, Mark Rosen from the University of Michigan. He will be joined by his staff and other collegiate coaches from our great state for “Pure Michigan Volleyball”. So mark the date in your calendar and check back here often for updates.


 2015 All State Teams posted click here


 

Congratulations to our State Champions

Novi - Class A

Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard - Class B

Bronson - Class C

Leland - Class D


Miss Volleyball 2015

Summer drive nets Milana honor. Romeo standout used motivation from being cut to have standout season

By Perry A. Farrell Detroit Free Press

Miss Volleyball 2015

Gia Milana shows off her Miss Volleyball trophy at Romeo High. “I’m just really excited right now,” she said.

It already was a big day at Romeo High School. The football team, one of four left in the Division 1 playoffs, was being honored at an assembly. The girls golf team, swim and diving teams, boys and girls cross-country teams, and the volleyball team also were being honored Monday. They didn’t know that a Lady Bulldog was being recognized as the best volleyball player in Michigan.

Gia Milana, who led Romeo to the Division 1 state title a year ago, was named Miss Volleyball by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association. She received 299 votes to dominate the field.  Victoria Iacobelli of Novi was second with 125 votes, Dylynn Otte of Grand Rapids Christian third with 105, and Emily Tanski of Gabriel Richard fourth with 92.

“I’m just so blessed by God that I have the ability and opportunity to do this,” Milana said in front of a packed gym. “I’m just really excited right now and thankful to everyone that contributed to my success.”

Gina Milana was asked what she wanted the world to know about her daughter. She couldn’t immediately answer.  However, she did say one of the best things that happened to Gia was a disappointment she experienced over the summer.  She was one of 20 high school volleyball players picked to try out for the High Performance Youth National Team. The group trained in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve made the team and competed in Lima, Peru. She was one of eight cut.

“That was probably one of the best things that could’ve happened, to be honest,’’ Gina said. “I don’t think she has ever been told she wasn’t good enough in volleyball. I think it’s very easy to get by on what has always gotten you through. I think when she walked into that gym with those girls, she felt for the first time she might not had everything that it took. As much as it hurt, it drove her and focused her on what she really needed to do if she wanted to take the sport to the level that she wants to be playing it at.’’

 Monday she had everything that it took. She realized she’s not the same because of what she went through over the summer.

“When you’re training with the top-20 girls in the country and they’re hitting balls at you and you can’t let the ball touch the floor, there’s a lot on you,’’ Gia said. “It’s a lot to learn. I matured a lot over the summer. Being in that atmosphere and being held accountable for every touch that I had, it all mattered. I learned a lot.’’

Teammate and friend Breanna Olley said there was an adjustment period. “We saw it; we knew she was more advanced than us,’’ Olley said. “The way she approached the game ... she taught us when she knew. She brought her knowledge to the game and made us and herself better players.’’

 Milana was so focused on the task at hand, playing Traverse City West at Midland High today, she didn’t know when the award was handed out.

“I knew it was going to be announced soon, but I didn’t know when,’’ she said. “I want to make the most out of what this team can do and get the farthest that we can.’’

Her mother then realized what she wanted people to know about her daughter they didn’t know. “She hates losing more than she loves winning, how’s that?’’

 Good.

JULIAN H. GONZALEZ/DETROIT FREE PRESS

PAST WINNERS

2003: Linsey Taatjes, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 2004: Angie McGinnis, Fraser 2005: Stephanie Booms, Marysville 2006: Alisha Glass, Leland 2007: Lauren Jones, East Kentwood 2007: Kyndra Abron, Livonia Churchill 2008: Olivia Kohler, North Branch 2009: Alexandra Cocklin, Birmingham Marian 2010: Jordan Fish, North Branch 2011: Maddy Doyle, Farmington Hills Mercy 2012: Amanda McKinzie, Battle Creek St. Philip 2013: Carli Snyder, Macomb Dakota 2014: Katharine Carlson, Notre Dame Prep

2015 Miss Volleyball Voting Results


MIVCA Coaches Committee Week # 10 vs Final Finish 2015
Class A
Final Ranking Team Name Season Finish
1 Novi State Champion
2 Mattawan Quarter Finalist
3 Grand Rapids Christian Semi Finalist
4 Lake Orion District Champion
5 Grand Haven District Champion
6 Romeo State Runner Up
7 Seaholm District Runner Up
8 Rockford District Champion
9 Hudsonville District Champion
10 Dewitt District Champion
     
Class B
Final Ranking Team Name Season Finish
1 AA Gabriel Richard State Champion
2 Mt. Morris District Runner Up
3 Lakewood Quarter Finalist
4 Harper Creek Semi Finalist
5 Cadillac Quarter Finalist
6 Notre Dame Preparatory District Champion
7 Goodrich Semi Finalist
8 North Branch State Runner Up
9 Grand Rapids South Christian District Champion
10 Chelsea Lost in Districts to AAGR
     
Class C
Final Ranking Team Name Season Finish
1 Bronson State Champion
2 Monroe St. Mary's Catholic Central State Runner Up
3 Montague Region Runner Up
4 Covenant Christian Lost in Districts
5 Traverse City St Francis Quarter Finalist
6 Grand Rapids North Pointe Christian Quarter Finalist
7 Kent City Lost in Districts
8 Brown City Quarter Finalist
9 Schoolcraft Region Runner Up
10 Kalamazoo Christian District Champion
     
Class D
Final Ranking Team Name Season Finish
1 Plymouth Christian Academy Semi Finalist
2 Battle Creek St Philip Catholic Central State Runner Up
3 Leland State Champion
4 Lansing Christian Region Runner Up
5 North Adams Region Runner Up
6 Waterford Our Lady Of The Lakes Region Semi Finalist
7 Onaway Lost in Districts
8 Mendon Quarter Finalist
9 Cardinal Mooney Quarter Finalist
10 Stephenson Region Runner Up


Michigan Prep Volleyball Recruiting Showcase - Sunday, December 6th, 2015 in Okemos, MI!

High school volleyball student-athletes (grades 9-12) in attendance will showcase their skills in front of college coaches while competing against top talent. Players will participate in competitive scrimmages, position-specific drills, and select combine testing.

On-court instruction will be led by former Michigan State University volleyball standout and current Okemos High School associate head coach, Allison (Ianni) Cironi.

In addition to the college coaches in attendance, all results from the event will also be sent directly to our network of college coaches from all divisions throughout the country, including:

Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Alpena Community College, Aquinas College, Ashford, Beloit, Butler, Calvin, Carthage, Central Michigan, Clemson, Colby, Concordia, Concordia St. Paul, Cornerstone, Davenport, Eastern Michigan, Edgewood, Elmhurst, Ferris State, Finlandia, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State, Hillsdale College, Hope College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan University, Indiana Tech, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), Iowa State, Judson University, Kalamazoo, Kankakee Community College, Lawrence Tech, Lourdes, Madonna, Marygrove College, Michigan State University, Michigan Tech, Minnesota State Moorhead, Mott Community College, North Central College, Northern Iowa University, Northern Michigan University, Northwestern University, Northwood University, Oakland University, Ohio University, Olivet College, Penn State, Purdue, Saginaw Valley State, St. Petersburg College, Trine University, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado, University of Dayton, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame,University of South Carolina, University of Toledo, Valparaiso, Wayne State, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, Wichita State

For complete details & registration info, click on the link: www.childresssports.com/recruitingshowcase2015


Congratulations to the MIVCA 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee - Ron Stremlow and Special recognition Award Winners - Sharon Schatz and Lisa Paine

2015 Honorees


  Have questions on the college recruiting process check out this free and valuable training webinar by clicking here - Free Recruiting Webinar


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