DETROIT, Mich. -- The women's volleyball program, anchored by second year head coach Jamie Baker, gained valuable experience at the collegiate level with the signing of senior transfer Sarah Suppelsa. The 6' outside hitter comes to Marygrove with plenty of collegiate experience to help guide a young Mustang squad after a two-year career at Schoolcraft College and a one-year stint at Concordia-Ann Arbor.
Suppelsa, a 2010 graduate of Livonia Churchill High School, became recognized by collegiate coaches locally after completing a successful career on the court for the Churchill Chargers. In 2006, Churchill reached the pinnacle of on-court success with a MHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championship. The following season, Suppelsa helped lead the Chargers to one of four-straight district crowns while the outside hitter was in high school.
As a junior, Suppelsa led the Chargers to a final four appearance after being crowned regional champions. The strong play earned her a nod on the All-Region and All-Area Honorable Mention teams. During her final campaign as a senior, Suppelsa and the Chargers would make it back-to-back trips to the final four in a season in which they were once again regional champions. The outside hitter's stellar senior season led her to All-Area (First Team), All-Region, and All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) honors. Suppelsa's play would also earn her a Second Team All-State selection and an invite to play at local community college power, Schoolcraft College.
At Schoolcraft, Suppelsa burst onto the scene as a freshman and was recognized for her play with Third Team All-Conference and All-Academic Team honors. As a sophomore, her work ethic in the classroom resulted in a repeat trip on the All-Academic Team.
The solid junior college play would briefly land Suppelsa at Concordia-Ann Arbor before she decided to head back to Schoolcraft to focus on academics.
A well-rounded student-athlete, Suppelsa has been a mainstay on the Schoolcraft College Dean's List since 2010. The outstanding work in the classroom resulted in Suppelsa becoming a Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member.
Coach Baker on Suppelsa: I am very excited to have Sarah join the Mustang Volleyball Family. She is a dominant front row player that has a fantastic arm swing. I feel very fortunate to have added such an experienced player to our roster heading into 2013. We look forward to seeing Sarah in a Mustang uniform to finish out her collegiate playing career.