Detroit Public School League
2019 volleyball championships
Thursday, October 24, 2019
At Detroit Martin Luther King Jr.
2019 Detroit Public School League Varsity Volleyball Champion: Detroit Cass Technical
Head coach: Ramona Cox Assistant coaches: Charles Gregory and Ariana Gregory
Players: Senior Amber Gregory, junior Brandi Seaborn, senior Darnishia Williams-Sorrell, senior Dariane Vesey, junior Fatima Ortega, junior Jordan Williams, junior Kiersten Myles, sophomore Kimani Johnson, junior Mariah Webster, junior Micah Clark, junior Savannah O'Brien, junior Soleil Johnson, senior Sonte Hill, junior Sydni Martin, and senior Tyra Treadway
Detroit Cass Technical (10-0) 3, Detroit Renaissance (9-1) 1
The Technicians won their third-straight Detroit Public School League Varsity Volleyball Championship with a comeback victory over the Phoenix. The Technicians fell in a back-and-forth first set, 23-25. Sophomore Kimani Johnson took charge in the second set with five kills as the Technicians dominated the set, 25-9. It was senior Darnishia Williams-Sorrell's turn in the third set with six kills for the Techicians. Junior Brandi Seaborn served the final seven points of the set wth three aces for a 25-11 victory for the Technicians. The fourth and final set was a barnburner as neither team led by more than four points. Williams-Sorrell had four kills in the set. With the set tied 28-28, senior Tyra Treadway had a block to put the Technicians ahead by one. The Phoenix would tie the set for the 15th time at 29-29. But Treadway's kill put the Technicians ahead again by one. Johnson finished the set and match with a powerful kill to give the Technicians a 31-29 victory. Johnson finished the set with five kills.
Detroit Communication & Media Arts (8-2) 3, Detroit Western International (6-4) 0
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
At Detroit Martin Luther King Jr.
Detroit Cass Technical and Detroit Renaissance advanced to the PSL final with semifinal wins on Tuesday.
Detroit Cass Technical (9-0) 3, Detroit Communication & Media Arts (7-2) 0
25-20, 25-11, 25-9
Kimani Johnson led the Technicians with seven kills, followed by Darnishia Williams with five and Tyra Treadway with four. Amber Greogry had 16 assists and four aces. Mariah Webster led on defense with eight digs followed by Jordan Williams and Darnishia Williams each with six.
Detroit Renaissance (9-0) vs. Detroit Western International (6-3)
25-13, 25-11, 25-16
A'Lexus Everett had 10 kills and two blocks for the Phoenix. Sasha Mayberry had three aces and six kills. Ahnya Hines made 18 digs.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
At Detroit Cass Technical
Detroit Communication & Media Arts (7-1) 3, Detroit Academy of Americas (5-3) 0
Detroit Cass Technical (8-0) 3, Detroit Henry Ford (4-4) 0
25-2, 25-8, 25-8
At Detroit Renaissance
Detroit Western International (6-2) 3, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. (6-2) 0
25-12, 25-11, 25-18
Detroit Renaissance (8-0) 3, Detroit International Academy for Young Women (4-4) 0
25-3, 25-3, 25-14
2019 regular season final varsity standings
Junior varsity championship
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
At Detroit Western International
2019 Detroit Public School League Junior Varsity Volleyball Champion: Detroit Cass Technical
Head coach: Charles Gregory
Players: Sophomore Skyler Wiley, freshman Christine Orton, freshman Breon Murphy, sophomore Daika Medrano, sophomore Mariah Kent, sophomore Caris Wade, sophomore Alana Harris, sophomore Asha Haashiim, sophomore Kourtney Wynn, sophomore Kamryn Collins, sophomore DaJhai Davis, sophomore Tranaye Hayes, sophomore Kennedy Chapman, sophomore Nariel Roww, sophomore Najae Duffy, sophomore Naja Howard.
Detroit Cass Technical 2, Detroit Renaissance 1
The Technicians won the 2019 Detroit Public School League Junior Varsity Volleyball Championship with a comeback victory over the Phoenix. The Technicians fell in a back-and-forth first set, 24-26. But took control midway through the second set, winning 25-17. The Technicians dominated the tie-breaker, winning 15-3 to earn the title. Cass Tech also had to rally in its semifinal, beating Detroit Western International in three sets. Down 5-10 in the final set, the Technicians scored the final 10 points to earn the victory.
Detroit Renaissance 2, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr. 0
Detroit Cass Technical 2, Detroit Western International 1
21-25, 25-16, 15-10
Detroit Public School League All-City Volleyball Team
East League: Kimani Johnson, sophomore, Detroit Cass Technical; Amber Gregory, senior, Detroit Cass Technical; Darnisha Sorrell-Williams, senior, Detroit Cass Technical; Tyra Treadway, senior, Detroit Cass Technical; Gabriellle Welcome, senior, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr.; Cyrial Passmore, senior, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr.; Tatiyana Johnson, senior, Detroit Martin Luther King Jr.; Andrea Cavarrubias-Barajas, senior, Detroit Academy of the Americas; Michelle Nava, junior, Detroit Academy of the Americas; Cheyenne Doneghy, senior, Detroit International Academy for Young Women; Kaitlyn Jenkins, junior, Detroit International Academy for Young Women; Deja Thomas, senior, Detroit East English Village; Antoinette Thompson, senior, Detroit Osborn; Harmony Smith, senior, Detroit Southeastern.
West League: Isis King, senior, Detroit Renaissance; Ahnya Hines, senior, Detroit Renaissance; Alexus Everett, junior, Detroit Renaissance; Sasha Mayberry, junior, Detroit Renaissance; Jade Jones, senior, Detroit Communication & Media Arts; Jamiah Jones, sophomore, Detroit Communication & Media Arts; Pam Square, senior, Detroit Communication & Media Arts; Joneysha Rivera, senior, Detroit Western International; Michelle Woodland, senior, Detroit Western International; Iyana Nelson, senior, Detroit Henry Ford; Jersey Reed, senior, Detroit Henry Ford; Eryca Fields, senior, Detroit Collegiate Preparatory at Northwestern; Amil Hatcher, senior, Detroit Cody; Dana Odums, senior, Detroit Mumford; Serenity Steward, junior, Detroit Central.