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Northview High School


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Northview High School

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Northview High School

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1 month ago @ 2:04PM

Northview's 2020 Volleyball Team Honored as 1 of USMC/AVCA 1,275 Teams for Academic Excellence

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2021) - The United State Marine Corps (USMC) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 1,275 collegiate and high school teams have earned the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2020-2021 season. 

“Even though teams might not have played during their usual season or may not have competed at all during the past year, coaches still found ways to lead their players to academic excellence,” said AVCA Executive Director Kathy DeBoer. “This is a testament to the important role volleyball coaches play in their players success both on and off the court.” 

The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale. 

Girl's high school again has the most winners by category, with 413 teams receiving honors. Women’s collegiate teams were well represented; over 50% of the membership in all three NCAA divisions won the award, including a new record of 243 DI programs. 

Girl’s high school also led the way in teams earning the award for the first time in 2021, with 65 new programs celebrating their academic achievements. Mirroring the rapid growth in the division, beach had the most new collegiate programs participating with 12 teams earning their first Team Academic award this season. 

The AVCA is proud to recognize eight 2020-2021 National Championship and AVCA Tournament winners that also excelled in the classroom: 

  • University of Kentucky (NCAA Division I) 
  • Angelo State University (AVCA Division II Women’s National Championship) 
  • Carthage College (AVCA Division III Women’s Invitational) 
  • Carthage College (NCAA Men’s DIII) 
  • University of South Carolina (NCAA Beach) 
  • Iowa Western Community College (NJCAA Division I) 
  • Johnson County Community College (NJCAA Division II) 
  • Bethel University (NCCAA) 

Additionally, the top 20% of team GPAs from each division are designated as Team Academic Honor Roll schools, representing the highest scholarly achievement in our sport. 2021 Team Academic Honor Roll programs are listed here.

You can find 2020-21's full list of USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award recipients by clicking here.

Click here for all-time Team Academic Records (1992-2021).


About the United States Marine Corps

Service in the Marine Corps is a noble path and demanding journey reserved for those with the willingness to engage and the determination to exceed all mental, moral and physical requirements to become Marines. 

The Marine Corps engages in national partnerships that provide valuable opportunities to spread public awareness of the Marine Corps' purpose by connecting the organization to those communities it serves. The relationships established between the Marine Corps and our nation's athletic communities ensure our message of aspirational service resonates with coaches, athletes and their influencers. 

The 2021 United States Marine Corps partnership with AVCA has been developed to build enduring relationships with the AVCA member community and lend our support to those coaches and athletic facilitators who help young Americans win battles every day. 

About AVCA

The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 7,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. The association celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2021. Further information is available at www.avca.org


  • NCAA Division I Women: 243* 
  • NCAA Division II Women: 161 
  • NCAA Division III Women: 233* 
  • NAIA Women: 71* 
  • Two-Year College: 27 
  • Collegiate Men: 35 
  • High School Girls: 413 
  • High School Beach: 6* 
  • High School Boys: 40 
  • Collegiate Beach: 46* 
  • Total 2021 winners: 1,275 

*Indicates all-time record for the category.

Team News

2 months ago @ 9:25AM

Promotions Schedule Announced

Northview Volleyball is excited to announce its promotional schedule for the 2021 season.

For more information on tickets, visit www.northviewwildcats.org. Build your best game day experience at Northview Volleyball. Be sure to follow the team on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with team!

Check below for Northview Volleyball's full promotional schedule:









12:30 P.M.


Schedule Giveaway – The first 100 fans will receive a 2021 Schedule Poster


Caturday Tailgate – There will be a pre-game tailgate with free food, for all volleyball families and students attending the match. The tailgate will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.




Olentangy Liberty

1:30 P.M.


Camper Reunion Night 1 – Participants in Northview’s 2021 Volleyball camps may claim a complimentary ticket to the match. Camp participants will receive a complimentary ticket at the conclusion of camp in June and/or July to be used on this day.


Caturday Tailgate – There will be a pre-game tailgate with free food, for all volleyball families and students attending the match. The tailgate will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 1:15 P.M.




7:30 P.M.


Poster Giveaway – The first 100 fans will receive a free 2021 Northview Volleyball team poster.


Tie Dye Theme – Classic 70s and 80s music played throughout the match. 





6:30 P.M.


T-shirt Giveaway – First 50 students will receive a Northview Volleyball t-shirt.


White Out Theme. Wear your White Northview Gear!





12:30 P.M.

Caturday Tailgate – There will be a pre-game tailgate with free food, for all students and volleyball families attending the match. The tailgate will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M.


Camper Reunion Night 2 – Participants in Northview’s 2021 Volleyball camps may claim a complimentary ticket to the match. Camp participants will receive a complimentary ticket at the conclusion of camp in June and/or July to be used on this day.



Anthony Wayne

7:30 P.M.


Wildcat Head Giveaway – The first 25 students will receive a custom-made metal Cat head with their ticket to the match.


Club Volleyball Night – All club volleyball teams will be able to enter the game for FREE.


Neon Out – Classic 90s music played throughout the match. 




Bowling Green

7:30 P.M.


Fill It Up Match. All fans are encouraged to wear black to the match! (Working with Student Council to make this happen for 2021, black t-shirts)


Wildcat Black Out – All fans are encouraged to wear black to the match!





7:30 P.M.


Girl Scouts Night – All Sylvania area Girl Scouts will be able to enter this match for free. Girl Scouts will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase their discounts tickets. 


Wildcat Head Giveaway – The first 25 students will receive a custom-made metal Cat head with their ticket to the match.




7:30 P.M.


Middle School Team Night - All middle school volleyball teams will be able to enter the game for FREE.


Rivalry Match! Spirit Wear encouraged.




Gates Mills Gilmour Academy

7:30 P.M.


Dig Pink – All fans are encouraged to wear pink as the Wildcats will be honoring breast cancer awareness. The first 100 fans will receive a Northview Volleyball koozie. 


Caturday Tailgate – There will be a pre-game tailgate with free food, for all volleyball families and students attending the match. The tailgate will be open from 4:00 P.M. to 7:15 P.M.





7:30 P.M.

Senior & Parents Day – Fans are encouraged to arrive early for a special presentation of the Class of 2022.


Northview Volleyball Alumni Night – All Northview Volleyball alumni will be able to attend the match for free! 

Team News

2 months ago @ 3:13PM by Chad Rutkowski

Alumna Dukate, Honored as USA TODAY Ohio High School Sports Awards Nominee

Congratulations to Northview Volleyball alumna Emma Dukate ‘21, who is a USA TODAY Ohio High School Sports Awards Nominee! Dukate is one of 12 volleyball student-athletes to be nominated for this prestigious award.

Dukate was an essential piece of Northview Volleyball program from 2017 through 2020 earning three varsity letters. As a senior, Dukate was named an OHSAA Honorable All-Ohio selection, as well as 2nd Team All-District and 2nd Team All-Northerns Lakes League. 

Dukate has already started the next chapter of her volleyball career at the West Virginia University.

USA TODAY will announce the Ohio High School Sports Awards winners in an online broadcast on Thursday, July 15.

A little bit more about the The Ohio High School Sports Awards. This is a nine-month athlete recognition program, culminating in a star-studded awards show that headlines some of the biggest names in professional sports. The awards show, which will debut on this site at 8 p.m. EST Thursday, July 15, will showcase athletes of the year in each sanctioned sport. On and off-field accomplishments of student athletes coaches and teams will also be recognized in the show.

This program is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. Athletes of the year from each state will be featured as honorees in the 25 sports included in the national awards show that premieres on the USA TODAY Newswire and Sportswire streaming channels at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, Aug. 5. It will also be accessible on demand on the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards website.

Team News

2 months ago @ 11:19AM

Volleyball Nominated for Three BCSN Honors Catergories

TOLEDO - Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) held their annual BCSN Honors award show on Sunday, June 20, 2021. This year, Northview Volleyball was nominated in three different categories. 

⚫️ Game of the Year

🟡 Team of the Year

⚫️ Coach of the Year

This is an outstanding accomplishment to be one of the only programs in Northwest Ohio to be nominated in three separate categories. 


Team News

5 months ago @ 10:06AM

Kelsey Cortright and Andrew Haughawout Join the Northview Staff

Sylvania, Ohio – Chad Rutkowski, entering his sixth year at the helm of the Northview Volleyball program, welcomes two new additions to their staff: Kelsey Cortright, Head Junior Varsity Coach and Varsity Assistant; and Andrew Haughawout, Head Freshman Coach and Varsity Assistant. “To say I am excited to have both Kelsey and Andrew join our program would be a huge understatement,” Rutkowski said. “Both of these individuals are beyond qualified to lead their own programs and are the ultimate professionals: we are very lucky that they have selected to join the NVVB family. The knowledge, passion and energy they will bring to our program will be contagious. My respect for both of them as great people has only grown during this process as they both exude the values of our program, our school, and our community. I am eager to get them on campus to start this journey in a few short weeks!”

Cortright is making the transition to Northview after spending the last three seasons as the head coach of volleyball program at Adrian Madison High School after a six year stint at North Adams-Jerome High School where she won a combined eight conference titles and six district titles. Haughawout is coming back to coaching at the high school level and said he is proud to join such a class act program and one of the best in the state of Ohio.

Haughawout is currently coaching at Toledo Volleyball Club and previously coached at Bowling Green High School for two seasons. Rutkowski said “this is a game changer for volleyball in northwest Ohio and will aid in elevating our program upwards as we strive for an NLL Championship and a repeat as District Champions, ultimately focused on representing Northwest Ohio in the State Final Four!”

Cortright and Haughawout are joining the staff of Trey Fanfulik, Associate Head Coach (7th year); Abbey Pawlak ‘15, Volunteer Assistant Coach (2nd year); Heidi Wiczynski, Volunteer Assistant Coach (4th year); and Aubrey Nemire ‘19, Volunteer Assistant Coach. Rutkowski continued to say “this is the best staff around and we are honored to have such great role models for our athletes.”

Team News

5 months ago @ 6:12PM

2021 - Schedule Release

Sylvania Northview Volleyball released it's 2021 schedule on Friday, March 19th. This year's schedule is slated with our fourteen Northern Lakes League conference matches, one home and one away verse each opponent.

The 2021 non-conference schedule for the Wildcats will rival as one of the toughest in Northwest Ohio, if not the entire state. Northview added the following schools to their schedule this year:

  • Avon High School - 19-2 record in 2020, MaxPreps Ranked #15 in the State of Ohio.
  • St. Ursula Academy - Northview defeated SUA twice in 2020, 3-0 at home and 3-1 in the District Semifinals.
  • Olentangy Liberty High School -  13-6 in 2020, District Champion and OHSAA Tournament Sweet 16, MaxPreps Ranked #21 in the State of Ohio.
  • Amherst Steele High School - 17-6 record in 2020, defeated Northview 3-1, MaxPreps Ranked #26 in the State of Ohio.
  • Liberty-Benton High School - 21-5 record in 2020, District Runner-up, 2019 Division 3 State Champions, defeated Northview 3-2.
  • St. Joseph Academy, Cleveland - 16-10 record in 2020, MaxPreps Ranked #5 in the State of Ohio, Final Four Finisher in the OHSAA Tournment defeating Olmsted Falls in the Regional Finals at Port Clinton High School. SJA defeated Northview at home in 2020, 3-0.
  • Gates Mills Gilmour Academy - 23-1 record in 2020, 2020 Division 2 OHSAA State Champion, and the #1 Ranked Team in Divison 2 on MaxPreps in the State of Ohio.
  • Magnificat High School - 18-5 record in 2020, lost in the District Finals to Olmsted Falls.

For a complete list of matches, click here. Northview Volleyball returns to the court on August 2, 2021 with tryouts and August 21, 2021 for their first match at home vs. Avon, freshman at 10:00 A.M., JV at 11:00 A.M. and Varsity at 12:30 P.M.

Team News

3 years ago @ 2:47PM

2021 - Summer Camps for All Ages

Thank you for considering our Sylvania Northview Volleyball Summer Camps. To those of you who have sent a child to one of our past camps, thank you for your continued loyalty; rest assured that your child's camp experience will be every bit as rewarding. Those considering sending a child for the first time should know that the camper's safety and welfare are our top priority and that your child will receive professional instruction from a team of outstanding coaches. Again, thank you for considering Sylvania Northview for your child's Volleyball Camp experience. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

For a full list of Summer Volleyball Camps for 2021, please see the file attached. Or, visit our camp specific pages by clicking here

Online registration ends 48 hours prior to the first day of camp, unless the camp is full.


Team News

6 months ago @ 11:06AM

Northview Volleyball Highlighted on Spring Watch Lists

We are very excited to announce that (insert players names) have been named to either the PrepVolleyball Watch List or the JVA Watch List in past week. 

From both entities "These list are compiled of well-known players within their age group. Each of these lists are determined using independent research and asked coaches to nominate players from outside their own clubs that impressed them in competition."

Natalie Kerchevall, 5'11", Opposite Hitter - PrepVolleyball Class of 2024 Watch List & JVA Class of 2024 Watch List

Kamryn Hunt, 6'1", Outside Hitter - JVA Class of 2023 Watch List

Sydney Hires, 6'0", Outside Hitter - JVA Class of 2023 Watch List


Team News

1 year ago @ 6:44PM by Chad Rutkowski, Head Volleyball Coach

2021 - Pre-Season Player & Parents Meeting

We are looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. in the Northview Cafeteria for the 2021 Pre-Season Athlete and Parents Meeting where we will officially kick off the 2021 season. This meeting will last about 45 to 60 minutes. Please share this information with anybody that might be interested in playing volleyball in 2021 at Northview.

Remember, if you are a new athlete to the program, and you have not completed this already, you will need to fill out completely the Athlete and Parents Information sheet that can be accessed online by clicking here.

Team News

2 years ago @ 1:17PM

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Team News

2 years ago @ 4:36PM

Physical Offering by Dr. Frame

This year, once again, Dr. Mickey Frame, Frame Acupuncture and Chiropractic, will offer Physical Examinations for Northview Volleyball players for $25.00 per athlete. As a kind supporter of Northview Volleyball, Dr. Frame donates all money collected for Physical's back to Northview Volleyball.

To schedule a physical with Dr. Frame, please call (419) 475-9355. All exams will take place at 3829 Woodley Rd, Toledo, OH 43606. 

As a reminder, all athletes need an OHSAA Pre-Participation Physical Exam form filled out and returned prior to participation. Click here to access this years Physical Form.