All-CSAA Gold volleyball list filled with local talent

GRAND RAPIDS – The Central State Activities Association recently released its annual list of individuals who have received First Team or Honorable Mention status for their efforts during the 2021 high school volleyball season.

For the CSAA Gold Division, student-athletes from schools in Mecosta and Osceola counties received a healthy dose of recognition, with the likes of Chippewa Hills, Reed City and Big Rapids well represented.

Chippewa Hills

From Chippewa Hills, seniors Kassie Yuncker and Brynn McArthur were named First Team All-Conference, while his senior colleague Kendra Ray was an honorable mention.

As an out hitter, Yuncker completed her third season on the varsity team as a team manager for kills, while also having the second-highest number of digs and aces for the Warriors.

McArthur, a libero, led CH in the digs and was second overall in assists; Ray led the team in assists and serve.

Great rapids

Midfielder Marissa Warren, who was named First Team All-CSAA, has led the field for the Cardinals this season.

In sophomore, Warren led Big Rapids in blocks, digging and passing efficiency.

Junior Cardinal forward Jenna Willams won an honorable mention for her performance this season.

BR coach Emily VanCulin said Williams “… has improved tremendously this season”.

Reed city

For the Reed City Coyotes, senior center blocker Katelynn Holmes took first-team All-Conference honors.

Holmes was the RC team captain in 21 and a four-year varsity player, leading the Coyotes in aces (75) and digs (590), while posting 255 kills and 54 blocks. along the way.

In her second year as a member of the varsity squad, Reed City sophomore Kyleigh Weck recorded 256 kills, to accompany 56 aces, 184 digs and 71 blocks.

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