Marian wins state volleyball title days after athletic director's death

Marian Volleyball State Championship
Posted at 8:59 AM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 08:59:11-05

Bloomfield Hills Marian won the MHSAA Division 1 volleyball championship Saturday in Battle Creek, days after the death of athletic director Dave Feldman.

Feldman died Thursday following a battle with COVID-19.

Marian defated Lowell 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) to capture its third state title and first since 2010.

During the post-match ceremony, head coach Mayssa Cook presented the championship trophy to Jacqui Feldman, Dave's daughter.

"It was just kind of more fuel to our fire to win a state championship, as if we didn’t have enough already, to win it for him and win it for her," Marian junior outside hitter Ava Brizard told MHSAA's Second Half. "It was just so special for her to give us that trophy, because we were like, ‘We did it for your dad.’”