Girls Freshman Volleyball
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.
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.”
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.
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."
Kamryn Hunt, 6'1", Outside Hitter - JVA Class of 2023 Watch List
Sydney Hires, 6'0", Outside Hitter - JVA Class of 2023 Watch List
JUL 19, 2020
If high school athletics resume as scheduled late next month amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, each will face new restrictions and methods of operation unique to each sport.
Football will see the most safety-related scrutiny because it is the biggest revenue-producer for most high school sports programs, and has the highest level of close, physical contact. But, other fall sports have had and will continue to face their own specific challenges.
Volleyball lost one of its biggest offseason staples when much of the travel club season — which normally runs from February through June — was halted. From mid-March until late June, there was no club play. High school coaches are now seeking creative ways to train players and refine their game skills to fill that void.
Check out the rest of the article here - https://www.toledoblade.com/sports/high-school/2020/07/19/Volleyball-programs-seeking-new-normal-with-season-approaching/stories/20200717088
There are some big staff changes with the Northview Volleyball program for the 2020 season. Head Coach, Chad Rutkowski, stated "we are beyond excited to announce some coaching changes within the Northview staff as we welcome Northview alum, Abbey Pawlak, back to our gym; we hire a former standout player for me at Cardinal Stritch, Sara Turner-Smith; and Coach Heidi Wiczynski will assume the role as the new Head Junior Varsity Volleyball coach."
For the 2020 season, Coach Heidi Wiczynski will resume the role of Head Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach. This comes as Coach Kayla Brown will be taking a leave as her and her husband welcome their first child. Coach Kayla will continue to be around the Northview program and in the gym throughout the season. Coach Heidi has put together a very impressive resume in her first two years leading the freshman program and we are delighted that she has agreed to take on this new role as the Head Junior Varsity Coach.
The new additions to the coaching staff include Abbey Pawlak ’15, as a Volunteer Varsity Assistant, and Sara Turner-Smith, Freshman Head Volleyball Coach. Abbey was a phenomenal libero at Northview during the 2011 – 2014 seasons, before playing four years at the University of Akron. She is currently teaching at Stranahan Elementary. Sara Turner-Smith was a standout outside hitter for Coach Chad Rutkowski at Cardinal Stritch before playing for Owens Community College.
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 2020, 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.
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.
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