Central Montcalm and Lakeview netters earn all-CSAA honors


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 1:34 pm on Monday, November 21, 2011

STANTON – Central Montcalm and Lakeview tied for fourth in the Central State Activities Association at 9-7 within the conference.
However, the Green Hornets got one more player on the all-conference first team than the Wildcats.

Paige Switzer and Michaela Crooks were named to the all-CSAA squad from Central, while Cecilia Bayne was the only Wildcat to make the first team.

During Switzer’s second year on varsity, she had 214 kills, 64 aces and 98 blocks.

“Paige works very hard and is an extremely coachable athlete,” said Central coach Haley Dawe. “She has a positive energy about her that can really help our team out when we are down. She was named one of our team captains this year and has fit into that role very nicely. Paige is a very talented middle hitter and I am excited to see her play in her senior season.”

Crooks was one of two setters on the Hornets, and dished out 450 assists. She also had 129 digs.

“The past two years Michaela played as a setter in a 5-1 offense and this year I put her into a new role as setter in a 6-2 offense where she also became one of our main passers and a right side hitter,” Dawe said. “Michaela has grown a lot in the past couple years as a leader on the court. Michaela is a very hard worker and always focused on the task at hand. She has great hands, and I am excited to have her for one more year on varsity.”

Bayne was the leading setter on Lakeview’s squad with 399 assists. She added 210 kills, 73 aces and 238 digs this season.

“I thought she played really well,” Lakeview coach Tammy Dey said of Bayne. “She was one of our team captains and she did a good job with leadership. I really think she was just a good all-around player. She did a great job of setting up our offense.”

Named honorable mention from Central were Courtney Edwards, Karli Clark and Courtney Schmidt, while Lakeview was represented by Andrea Henry, Erin Vanderzand and Chelsea Lint.

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