Navea Gauthier ♦ Shelby
Sophomore ♦ Volleyball
The 6-foot-2 outside hitter has put up headline-grabbing kill totals all season – but saved her best for her team’s biggest playoff matches. Gauthier posted what was a season-high 40 kills in a three-set Regional Semifinal win over Kent City to start last week, and she bested that with 47 more kills in Thursday’s four-set Regional Final win over Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian. The 47 kills are tied for fourth-most in a match statewide since the beginning of rally scoring in 2004-05.
Gauthier – who made the Division 3 all-state first team last year as a freshman – already is eligible for the MHSAA record book 11 times for single-match kills over her first two seasons. Additionally, her 930 kills this fall are tied for sixth on the single-season list and her 1,524 over two seasons make the career kills list, while her 132 aces this season qualify for the record book as well. Shelby was ranked No. 9 in the final regular-season Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association poll and brought a 35-8-3 record into Tuesday’s Quarterfinals.
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Nov. 3: Thomas Westphal, New Baltimore Anchor Bay cross country - Report
Oct. 27: Justin Wickey, Colon football - Report
Oct. 20: Owen DeMuth, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood tennis - Report
Oct. 13: Mia Melendez, Ann Arbor Greenhills golf - Report
Oct. 6: Shawn Foster, Grand Ledge football - Report
Sept. 30: Hannah Smith, Temperance Bedford swimming - Report
Sept. 22: Helen Sachs, Holland West Ottawa cross country - Report
Sept. 15: Nina Horning, Lake Orion volleyball - Report
Sept 8: Arturo Romero, Muskegon Oakridge soccer - Report
Sept. 1: Austin King, Midland Dow tennis - Report
Aug. 25: Olivia Hemmila, Troy Athens golf - Report
(Top photo by Enduring Memories Photography.)
Join Sydney Cariel and Vince Muscat as we take a look at all of the action from the 2022 MHSAA Volleyball Finals.
Division 1 - Bloomfield Hills Marian
Division 2 - North Branch
Division 3 - Pewamo-Westphalia
Division 4 - Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart