Area Volleyball Trio Named AVCA All-Region
A trio of area volleyball senior athletes were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association high school all-region teams.
Cadillac outsider hitter Macy Brown, Traverse City Central outside hitter Emma Turnquist and Beal City middle blocker Sage Schumacher were all named to the AVCA High School Region 5 All-Region team. The Region 5 team is comprised of student-athletes from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.
“It was super awesome to see my name up there with all those really talented girls up there,” Schumacher said. “It made me feel like my hard work that I’ve put in over these years has really paid off. It kind of really hasn’t set in honestly, it’s kind of a very surreal moment and it probably won’t set in until I’m there, but I’m just really excited to be able to take my skills to the next level and keep playing the sport that I love.”
Schumacher recently committed to NCAA Division II Arkansas Tech and its volleyball program and plans on pursuing a degree in nursing
A two-time All-Big North Conference selection, Turnquist will head to Division II Davenport next fall while Brown will take her talents to Division II University of New Haven (Conn.).
“I’ve just never not played volleyball, so it’s just always on my mind,” Brown said. “I started being serious about it towards last year, like really getting into recruiting and stuff.”