Corunna’s Norris edges Novi’s Cummings for Miss Volleyball
Meredith Norris of Corunna was named Michigan’s Miss Volleyball on Monday, winning the honor in the closest voting in the 15-year history of the award.
Norris, a 6-foot-3 outside hitter, won by a 160-159 margin over Novi outside hitter Ally Cummings. Norris received 22 first-place votes with Cummings getting 19.
“It’s a huge honor for Meredith and I’m very proud of her,” said Corunna sixth-year coach Kari Carnell of Norris, who will be playing at Michigan State next year. “She’s talked about this for a long time and has put in a lot of hard work. She’s a phenomenal player who has great knowledge of the game.
“She has really helped her teammates by buying into the team aspect where everybody shares the credit and that has gone a long way for our success.”
Corunna earned its first regional championship in school history last week. Corunna will play Cadillac in a Class B quarterfinal Tuesday night in Grayling.
Norris has enjoyed some of her top performances in postseason play in recent years, setting a state record for kills (56) in a best-of-five match last fall in a district loss to Goodrich. She also had 53 kills against Goodrich in district play in 2014.
VOLLEYBALL STATE QUARTERFINALS
ALL GAMES TUESDAY
Novi vs. Birmingham Marian, at Troy Athens, 7 p.m.
Fenton vs. Midland, at Midland Dow, 6 p.m.
Portage Central vs. Rockford, at Grand Haven, 7 p.m.
Temperance Bedford vs. Livonia Churchill, at Gibraltar Carlson, 7 p.m.
St. Clair Shores South Lake vs. North Branch, at Clawson, 7 p.m.
Buchanan vs. Grant, at Hudsonville Unity Christian, 7 p.m.
Lake Odessa vs. Adrian, at Milan, 7 p.m.
Corunna vs. Cadillac, at Grayling, 7 p.m.
Adrian Madison vs. Allen Park Cabrini, at Whitmore Lake, 6 p.m.
Brown City vs. Shelby, at Saginaw Nouvel, 7 p.m.
Bronson vs. Laingsburg, at Portage Central, 7 p.m.
Traverse City St. Francis vs. Calumet, at Charlevoix, 7 p.m.
Rogers City vs. Crystal Falls Forest Park, at Engadine, 7 p.m.
Auburn Hills Oakland Christian vs. Portland St. Patrick, at Lake Fenton, 7 p.m.
Mendon vs. Plymouth Christian, at Climax-Scotts, 6:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant vs. Leland, at Buckley, 7 p.m.