Rudyard Volleyball Eyes Third Straight Quarterfinals Under New Coach

RUDYARD – The Rudyard Volleyball team made a second straight trip to the state quarterfinals last season. This year, they will look to make another appearance under the program’s third head coach in three years.

Jodie Postma takes over the program this year and she’s a familiar face, having coached volleyball for Rudyard’s 7th and 8th grad squads along with the JV team.

The Bulldogs return four seniors from last year’s team looking to build off their recent success.

“These girls, they’re just they just kind of good leadership, good qualities that, you know, that are going to help keep our team going, going and they’re hungry,” said Jodie Postma. “We’ve set our goals for the year and there are some lofty goals. So we’re hoping that we can put the work in.”

The Bulldogs lost to Carney Nadeau in the quarterfinals the last two seasons.

“Keep our eye on the prize and keep building and working toward what we want to do,” said Postma.

“It’s been sad to think that it’s our last time, but we want to make it the best that we can,” said Rudyard senior Tristin Smith. “I think it’s just going to take a lot of hard work showing up for practice every day, focusing and doing what you can to get better.”

Rudyard will host St. Ignace for its season opener on Thursday, Sept. 9.

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