DUNBAR, Wisconsin — Marissa Hawley of Van Buren Township shared the “Most Valuable Contribution” award with teammate Hanna Cole at Northland International University’s season-ending women’s volleyball awards program.
Hawley, 20, a second-year player who graduated from Belleville High School in 2011, sat out last season. The 5’9” junior played as a middle hitter and was often outsized.
Hawley was the team’s best scorer on the net. She led the Pioneers in kills and aces.
NIU finished the season with a 21-9 overall record and fourth in the always tough Midwest Region of the NCCAA-Division 2.
Hawley also captured a first team all-region spot.
At BHS Hawley played four years of volleyball and four years of soccer. She is in her third year at NIU working towards a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Counseling. She plans to earn a master’s degree in psychology and in the future to counsel teenagers or women in prison facilities.
Her mother is Brenda Kurtz of Van Buren Township.
Some of this information is courtesy of the Iron Mountain Daily News and is printed with its permission.