Cadillac’s Christensen, Finch Sign NLIs

CADILLAC – A pair of Cadillac senior volleyball players signed their National Letters of Intent on Monday.

After leading the seventh-ranked Vikings to their second Class B state semifinal since 2013 last week, middle hitter Kylie Christensen and starting setter Ali Finch announced their college commitments.

A multi-sport athlete, Christensen will stay in state and play volleyball at Aquinas, while Finch will travel to Indiana and play at Ball State.

A 2016 Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association Miss Volleyball candidate, Finch was named to the Under Armour All-American honorable mention team and the 2015 Class B All-State second team.

"I’m really excited, to start the next chapter of my life and my volleyball career at Ball State,” Finch said. “I’m really glad that I got to do it with Kylie."

Finch is completing her high school studies early and will begin her collegiate career in the upcoming spring semester, with a plan to study speech pathology.

The team’s offensive leader, Christensen played a pivotal role in Cadillac’s 11th consecutive district title and 10th regional title in 11 years this season. She earned Class B All-State second team honors in 2015.

"We’ve played since seventh grade together… travel, and in school.  So, it was really nice to do that with her, as like kind of a farewell,” Christensen said.

Christensen plans to study business at the NAIA institution.

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