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DIVISION 1-2 STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW: State powers, surprises to mingle in Final Four


Saline's Zoe Rumohr has been a key cog to the Hornets' run to the Division 1 Final Four for the first time since 2017.


COURTESY PHOTO | SALINE ATHLETICS


BY DAN STICKRADT

WEB AND CONTENT EDITOR

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SALINE – After reaching the Division 1 Final Four twice in the last decade, Saline went radio silent in terms of deep postseason runs.


The Hornets were D-1 state champions in 2015 and lost in the semifinals in 2017. Saline also won a district in 2018 and reached the regional finals but have not advanced out of its competitive district since then until the Hornets’ stellar run in 2023.


Now back in the Final Four for the first time in six years, Saline has earned its top-15 ranking and league, district and regional titles along the way.


But it wasn’t until mid-season that the Hornets were able to crack the Division 1 Top 15 rankings – and once they were ranked the team never dropped out.


“We kind of took that personally a little bit,” admitted Saline coach Leigh Rumbold. “We came out early in the season and played some great defense and then we started beating some really good teams.”


Well, Saline is back and has regained its respect as a state power.


The Hornets opened the season with five straight shutouts and only allowed one goal in their first 10 games. Overall, Saline has 14 clean sheets on the campaign and yielded only 10 goals over 21 games.




“And four of them were in one game and that was our only loss,” reminded Rumbold. “We went through a really tough stretch against some very good teams. We played (Ann Arbor) Skyline twice in one week and tied them twice, and then the day after the second Skyline tie we played (Ann Arbor) Huron and that was our loss. We were tired. But we came back and have not lost since.”


Saline is only ranked 15th in the final regular season poll despite its stellar 87-9 scoring edge and team goals-against-average of 0.43. The Hornets captured the Southeastern Conference Red Division crown outright with a 10-1-3 mark, finishing ahead of ranked teams Skyline and Huron and also quality sides like Ann Arbor Pioneer and Dexter.


In the state tournament, Saline still won a tough district with the likes of state-ranked Belleville (regional finalists last season), Skyline, Huron, Pioneer and Dexter and prevailed with a pair of 2-1 victories over Pioneer and Skyline (OT).


At the regional level, the Hornets defeated Woodhaven (6-0) and Canton (1-0) with the latter being with a late goal in the second overtime session.


Saline has several quality players who have led the way and three freshmen – Sadie Walsh (M/F), Nada Daminka (D/M) and Lydia Zajchowski (D) – all starting a bulk of the games this season. Seniors Katie Cahill (CB) and Zoe Rumohr (M/F), juniors Audrey Driskell (D) and Norah Dawid (G) and sophomore Sienna Snyder (M) all earned some type of postseason honors. Seniors Chloe Kraft (M) and Courtney Paszciewski (D) and junior Ellie Warden (M) have also been key factors in the team’s success this season.


There are seven seniors on the roster along with six juniors, five sophomores and the three freshmen.


“We do have a solid core of players and we do have some depth,” said Rumbold.


“We’re exited to still be playing,” he continued. “To be one of the final four teams left is not easy. We’ve had to beat some really good teams to get here and have the type of season that we’ve had.”


Saline will visit host and third-ranked Rochester Stoney Creek Wednesday at 6 p.m. for the right to reach the D-1 state finals on the line. The Cougars are 24-1-1 and led by several high-level players, including reigning Miss Soccer and University of Michigan signee Lilley Bosley. Stoney Creek also handed top-ranked Rochester its only loss of the season (3-1) in the district finals and are 13-1 against teams that were ranked in various divisions at times this season.


“We know all about her (Bosley) and we know that Stoney Creek is a very good team with a lot of good players and they have played a lot of good teams,” added Rumbold. “We’ll head out there in and play at their field and go after them.”


MORE DIVISION 1


ROCHESTER STONEY CREEK KNOCKING OFF QUALITY OPPONENTS


Rochester Stoney Creek has endured a tough pathway to reach its third Final Four in the 21-year history of the school, which opened back in 2002-03.


Stoney Creek defeated Utica Eisenhower (3-2) in a shootout, Romeo (1-0) and top-ranked and previously unbeaten Rochester (3-1) to win its district. In the regionals, the Cougars toppled defending D-1 state champion Bloomfield Hills (1-0) and New Baltimore Anchor Bay (2-1) in overtime. Plus, the Cougars have played over half of its schedule against teams that were ranked at one point this season or listed as honorable mention in one of the four divisions.



“It’s not like we’ve played nobody. We’ve played a lot of very good teams,” reminded Stoney Creek coach Bryan Mittelstadt. “We were second in our league and we won one of the toughest districts if not the toughest district around.”


The Cougars, the OAA Red Division runners-up, won a seven-school district that featured seven schools well above five-hundred, five teams that were ranked in Division 1 at times, two league champions and three league runners-up. Stoney Creek’s sole loss was to Rochester Adams (3-2) back on April 25 when they were missing four players for various reasons.

Versatile senior Lilley Bosley, the reigning Miss Soccer, has signed with NCAA Division I University of Michigan and has rewrote the school record books with 40 goals and 12 assists this seasonand is also the all-time leading scorer in program history. Bosley has played all over the field in her career, from midfield to center back to forward and everywhere in between. Fellow senior midfielder Maddie McGinlay (12 goals, seven assists) is headed for NCAA Division I University of North Carolina-Greensboro.


Senior midfielder Kaeli Butcher has four goals, including the game-winner in the regional finals, to go along with a team-leading 16 assists. Seniors Lauren Palmer, Ava Arijpas and junior Sarina Shaw have posted quality numbers in the attack.


Sophomore Merrick Schwalbach and freshmen Megan Kennedy have split time in net and recorded a school record 18 shutouts. The backfield of four seniors – Lily Solek, Mia Carson, Alyssa Vettraino and Megan Kennedy – have been solid as part of a unit that has allowed just 0.39 goals a game.


There are 13 seniors on the entire roster for the Cougars, who hold an 81-10 scoring margin in 26 games.

Stoney Creek hosts 15th-ranked Saline (15-1-4), the Southeastern Conference Red Division champions, at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a state finals berth on the line.


“We’ll face another top 15 team that won its league,” noted Mittelstadt. “I’m sure they’re very good.”


Previously, the Cougars lost in the 2005 D-2 state finals to Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (3-0) and captured the D-1 state crown in 2016 with a 1-0 victory over Plymouth Canton.


ON THE CHARTS HUDSONVILLE MAKING FIRST TRIP TO FINAL FOUR


A mainstay in the Division 1 top-10 each of the last two seasons, fourth-ranked Hudsonville has reached the state semifinals for the first time with a potent roster. Playing under the mantra “we before me”, the Eagles are a fast-rising single on the charts and have played a brutally-tough schedule to get them here.


After dropping a 2-1 decision to Portage Central to open the season back on March 22 – the same PC team that eliminated the Eagles in the D-1 regional finals last season – Hudsonville was able to gain its revenge on the Mustangs with a 1-0 victory last week in the regional finals – which became the school’s first regional title in the sport.


Hudsonville takes an impressive 18-2-2 record into Wednesday’s state semifinals against No. 2 and unbeaten Northville (18-0-4) at Grand Ledge. The Eagles’ only other loss was to top-ranked Rochester (1-0) in a mini-tournament on May 13.


Hudsonville has outscored the opposition 68-10 this season with 15 shutouts over 22 games.

Senior Clara Feenstra is one of the state’s top five goalkeepers and a possible Dream Team candidate. She was All-State First Team last season.


Junior midfielder Kendall Aikens (All-State Third Team) and senior forward Raeleigh Woodyk (All-State Honorable Mention) are a pair of NCAA Division II Grand Valley State University commit, while senior forward Samantha Sokolove (All-State Honorable Mention) was one of four returning all-staters this season. All four earned All-Ottawa Kent Conference Red Division honors this season, along with junior midfielder Maislin Joldersma. Freshmen Lauren Moylan (M) and Adelyn Raad (D) both earned All-League Honorable Mention status this season.


In the eight-team Ottawa Kent Conference Red Division, Hudsonville went 7-0-0 in league play and also won the three conference tournament contests to gain 16 total league points and win the title outright.


NORTHVILLE BACK IN CONTENTION


Northville is just one of two unbeaten teams still alive in the postseason – Division 3 Elk Rapids is the other – and the second-ranked Mustangs are undefeated at this stage for the second straight year.


Last season Northville lost in a shootout to Bloomfield Hills (2-1) in the Division 1 state finals its last lost nearly one year ago. The Mustangs did it with great balance and without a great 20- or 30-goal scorer.


The Mustangs again have great balance all over the lineup as part of their 18-0-4 campaign. Northville finished first in the KLAA West Division at 11-0-3 and followed that up by beating KLAA-East champion Belleville in the conference championship (3-0).


This year Northville is playing under similar circumstances, and the great balance led to eight players making the All-KLAA First Team. Juniors Caroline Meloche (D), Kailynn Meloche (D), Avery Peters (D), Kate Gonzales (M), Natalia Leavens (M) and Helena McLellan (F), senior Grace Koski and sophomore Simran Magnan (G) all earned first-team status. Freshman Lauren Yaquinto (F) and seniors Reese Cassie (M) and Addie Saline (D/M) also earned honorable mention all-league as the Mustangs had more players on the list than the other 13 schools.


So far this season the Mustangs have outscored the opposition 51-11 with 14 shutouts. In the postseason, Northville is 4-0 with a 9-4 scoring edge. The Mustangs soared back in the regional semifinals to defeat 14th-ranked Walled Lake Northern (4-3) in a shootout and also had to defeat Livonia Stevenson (1-0) in overtime to win its district in the previous week.

The Mustangs defeated No. 13 Grand Blanc (2-0) to win the regional title last week.


Northville will face No. 4 Hudsonville at 6:3 0 p.m. Wednesday at Grand Ledge.


Northville junior Helena McLellan is one of the Mustangs' leading scorers and has helped her team reach the Division 1 state semifinals.

COURTESY PHOTO | NORTHVILLE ATHLETICS



DIVISION 2


EAST GRAND RAPIDS BACK ON THE RISE


When East Grand Rapids plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Holland against No. 11 Plainwell, it will be the Pioneers’ first appearance in the Division 2 Final Four since 2009. Not bad for a team that finished fourth in a loaded Ottawa Kent Conference White Division in 2021 and 2022 and third overall this season in the eight-school league.


The Pioneers do have a lot of history but have struggled in recent years in being able to make a long postseason run.


This season sixth-year coach Fabian Rodriguez’s squad has posted a fine 17-2-3 overall record to go along with its 3-1-3 conference mark. Both losses came from eventual OK Conference-White champion Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern, including in the league tournament finals. Both losses were 2-0 – the only time the Pioneers have been shut out this year.


East Grand Rapids has outscored the opposition 70-18 this season with 10 shutouts. In the postseason EGR holds a 12-2 scoring edge over four games with three shutouts. The Pioneers defeated defending D-2 state champion Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (3-0) and top-ranked Spring Lake (2-0) to win its regional title last week.


Although EGR returned a solid core, freshmen sisters Gracie Lynn and Reese Lynn have made a huge impact in the midfield. Both are already college prospects at a young age.


Senior midfielder Margaret Periard is a three-time all-league choice, while senior goalkeepers Toki Budelmann and Makenna Gessner have been solid between the pipes. Sophomores Mollie Brandstadt (F), Henrika Maher (M/F), Avery Leete (M/D) and Paiya Patra (D), freshman Cailtin Brown (D) and junior Kersten Sykes (F) are some of the other key contributors.


East Grand Rapids owns state titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and lost in the finals in both 2004 and 2009.


LINDEN BACK IN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2017


When Linden first reached the Division 2 state semifinals in 2017, the Eagles had to pull some upsets along the way.


This time 10th-ranked Linden is not sneaking up on anybody. The Eagles have been ranked since early in the campaign and rolling along with a seasoned group of players.

Veteran coach Kevin Fiebernitz has a team which only lost two games late in the regular season (1-0 to fifth-ranked Pinckney and 2-1 to Saginaw Heritage). The Flint Metro League champions finished a perfect 11-0-0 in league play and are 18-2-1 overall.



So far this season the Eagles have outscored the opposition 86-7 with 15 shutouts – and those numbers are some of the best the program has ever produced. Linden is 4-0 in the postseason with a 9-1 scoring edge, defeating the likes of Fenton (3-0), Lake Fenton (1-0), DeWitt (2-1) and 15th-ranked St. Clair (3-0).


The Eagles have players all over the Flint Metro League all-conference squad – senior Maryn Rettenmund, sophomore Olivia Mawhinney and senior Olivia Burke (G) on the first team; seniors Chelsea Chambless and Hannah Wasilewski on the second team; junior Alison Maienbrook on the third team; and senior Ava Skinner and junior Nicole Horst as honorable mention.


Linden is expected to have several of these players on the All-District, All-Region and even All-State lists. The Eagles returned a bevy of talent this season and even had some players return from some Girls Academy teams and other sports as well.


Linden faces Grosse Pointe North at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Waterford Kettering.


GROSSE POINTE NORTH—THE SLIPPER FITS


By the numbers, Grosse Pointe North wasn’t expected to be here in the Division 2 Final Four.

The unranked Norsmen only finished fifth in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division at 1-5-4 and were only 4-7-7 entering the D-2 state tournament.


At this point, Grosse Pointe North is just 8-7-7 with six shutouts but have been shut out six times this season. The Norsemen have only scored 23 goals while allowing 24 goals this season over 22 games.


That’s good for a 1.09 team goals-against-average. The team allowed 14 goals during late March and April but have yielded only 10 goals since May 1.


But Grosse Pointe North has outscored the opposition in the tournament, 7-3, including a 3-2 shootout win over state powerhouse Birmingham Marian in the regional semifinals and came back to upset another top 10 team Trenton (1-0) in the regional finals. The Norseman also defeated quality sides St. Clair Shores Lake Shore (2-1) and Madison Heights Lamphere (1-0) in the districts as part of their unexpected run as an unranked squad.


This is Grosse Pointe North’s fourth run to the state semifinals. The Norsemen finished as the Division 1 state runner-up in 2008 (a 4-0 loss to finals Ann Arbor Huron), while losing to Rochester Adams in the Class A Final Four back in 1992 (2-1) and to Rochester in the Division 1 state semifinals back in 2007 (4-0).


Senior goalkeeper Grace McCormick has signed with NCAA Division I University of Detroit-Mercy and has been a stalwart between the pipes. Junior midfielder Amelia Streberger, senior center back Megan Robert and junior midfielder Gabby Miller have also been key contributors in GPN’s run. Playing in a tough MAC-Red Division has also helped the Norsemen during the run.


Grosse Pointe North faces Linden at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Waterford Kettering.


PLAINWELL EARNS 11TH FINAL FOUR APPEARANCE


As 11th-ranked Plainwell faces fourth-ranked East Grand Rapids on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Holland High School, it will also be the Trojans’ 11th berth all-time in the Final Four dating back to the mid-1980s.


Plainwell was D-2 state champions in 2011 and also finished as the state runners up in 1987, 1988, 1990 and 2012. The Trojans have also lost in the Final Four five other times – 1985, 1986, 1989, 1994 and 2000 – and their 11 total Final Four appearances ranks in the top 15 all-time in MHSAA lore. The MHSAA began sponsoring a state tournament in girls soccer back in 1983.




The Trojans began the season 1-2-2 and allowed five goals in that span and three of those goals allowed came back in late March. Overall for the season, Plainwell is 18-2-3 and has outscored the opposition 84-9 with 15 shutouts – some of the best marks in school history.


The Trojans have yielded only four goals over the last 18 games and allowed only three goals since May 10. Plainwell finished 7-0-0 in league play and captured its eighth straight Wolverine Conference title, giving up just one goal in seven league games.


Senior Dream Team candidate Laken Whittington (M/F) is a NCAA Division I recruit, signing with Belmont University. She spent last season with Midwest United’s ECNL team after earning All-State honors in 2021. Juniors Kailah Newcomb (M, All-State Third Team, committed to NCAA Division I Western Michigan University) and Kayla Baar (F), seniors Gabby Zugel (D, All-State Third Team), Catelyn Engel (M), Eliza Harris (G, two-time All-League First Team), Nicole Faupel (F), Berlynn Conley (D) and Renae Jaeger (D), and juniors Brooklyn Timpe (M) and Alexandra Thornton (F) are all key players. There’s also six freshmen on the roster who are key players and there’s plenty of depth and talent up and down the roster.



THE MOST IN STATE TOURNAMENT HISTORY--GIRLS SOCCER

(1983-2022)


-- Compiled by Dan Stickradt


Note: An asterisk* denotes a school that no longer exists.


MOST MHSAA STATE TITLES:


12 – Madison Heights Bishop Foley

10 – Hudsonville Unity Christian

9 – Birmingham Marian

7 – Novi

6 – Birmingham Detroit Country Day

5 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central

5 – Livonia Stevenson

4 – Grandville Calvin Christian

4 – Kalamazoo Christian

4 – Richland Gull Lake

4 – Troy Athens

3 – East Grand Rapids

3 – Flint Powers Catholic

3 – Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep

3 – Northville

3 – Plymouth Canton

3 – Troy

2 – Grand Rapids South Christian

2 – Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett

2 – Lansing Christian

2 – Okemos

2 – Portage Central

2 – Rochester Adams

2 – Royal Oak Shrine Catholic

1 – Ann Arbor Greenhills

1 – Ann Arbor Huron

1 – Birmingham Groves

1 – Birmingham Seaholm

1 – Bloomfield Hills

1 – Clawson

1 – Dearborn

1 – Hartland

1 – Livonia Churchill

1 – North Muskegon

1 – Plainwell

1 – Plymouth Salem

1 – Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

1 – Rochester Stoney Creek

1 – Saginaw Eisenhower*

1 – Saginaw Heritage

1 – Saline

1 – Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes-Clarkston Everest Unified

1 – Williamston


MOST MHSAA STATE FINALS APPEARANCES:


17 – Madison Heights Bishop Foley

14 – Hudsonville Unity Christian

13 – Birmingham Marian

11 – Birmingham Detroit Country Day

9 – Flint Powers Catholic

8 – Kalamazoo Christian

8 – Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep

8 – Richland Gull Lake

7 – Livonia Stevenson

7 – Novi

7 – Plymouth Canton

7 – Troy

7 – Troy Athens

6 – Northville

6 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central

5 – Plainwell

5 – Brighton

5 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern

5 – East Grand Rapids

4 – Ann Arbor Greenhills

4 – Grand Blanc

4 – Grandville Calvin Christian

4 – Lansing Christian

4 – Rochester Adams

4 – Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes-Clarkston Everest Unified

3 – Bloomfield Hills Lahser*

3 – Livonia Churchill

3 – Okemos

3 – Portage Central

3 – Royal Oak Shrine Catholic

3 – Williamston

2 – Freeland

2 – Grand Rapids South Christian

2 – Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett

2 – Plymouth

2 – Plymouth Salem

2 – Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

2 – Rochester Stoney Creek

2 – Saginaw Eisenhower*

2 – Utica Eisenhower

1 – Ann Arbor Huron

1 – Birmingham Groves

1 – Birmingham Seaholm

1 – Bloomfield Hills

1 – Boyne City

1 – Clawson

1 – Dearborn

1 – Essexville-Garber

1 – Fenton

1 – Grandville

1 – Grosse Pointe North

1 – Harbor Springs

1 – Hartland

1 – Jackson Lumen Christi

1 – Livonia Ladywood*

1 – Montrose

1 – Muskegon Western Michigan Christian

1 – North Muskegon

1 – Portage Northern

1 – Rochester

1 – Saginaw Heritage

1 – Saginaw Nouvel Catholic

1 – Saline

1 – Spring Lake

1 – Stevensville-Lakeshore


MOST MHSAA STATE RUNNERS-UP FINISHES:


6 – Flint Powers Catholic

5 – Birmingham Detroit Country Day

5 – Brighton

5 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern

5 – Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep

5 – Madison Heights Bishop Foley

4 – Birmingham Marian

4 – Grand Blanc

4 – Hudsonville Unity Christian

4 – Kalamazoo Christian

4 – Plainwell

4 – Plymouth Canton

4 – Richland Gull Lake

4 – Troy

3 – Ann Arbor Greenhills

3 – Bloomfield Hills Lahser*

3 – Northville

3 – Troy Athens

3 – Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes-Clarkston Everest Unified

2 – East Grand Rapids

2 – Freeland

2 – Lansing Christian

2 – Livonia Churchill

2 – Livonia Stevenson

2 – Plymouth

2 – Rochester Adams

2 – Utica Eisenhower

2 – Williamston

1 – Boyne City

1 – Essexville-Garber

1 – Fenton

1 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central

1 – Grandville

1 – Grosse Pointe North

1 – Harbor Springs

1 – Jackson Lumen Christi

1 – Livonia Ladywood*

1 – Montrose

1 – Muskegon Western Michigan Christian

1 – Okemos

1 – Plymouth Salem

1 – Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

1 – Portage Central

1 – Portage Northern

1 – Royal Oak Shrine Catholic

1 – Rochester

1 – Rochester Stoney Creek

1 – Saginaw Eisenhower*

1 – Saginaw Nouvel Catholic

1 – Spring Lake

1 – Stevensville-Lakeshore


MOST MHSAA STATE RUNNERS-UP FINISHES WITHOUT A STATE TITLE:


5 – Brighton

5 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern

4 – Grand Blanc

2 – Freeland

2 – Utica Eisenhower

1 – Boyne City

1 – Essexville-Garber

1 – Fenton

1 – Grandville

1 – Grosse Pointe North

1 – Harbor Springs

1 – Jackson Lumen Christi

1 – Livonia Ladywood*

1 – Montrose

1 – Muskegon Western Michigan Christian

1 – Portage Northern

1 – Rochester

1 – Saginaw Eisenhower*

1 – Saginaw Nouvel Catholic

1 – Spring Lake

1 – Stevensville-Lakeshore


MHSAA STATE SEMIFINALS LOSSES:


8 – Flint Powers Catholic

8 – Troy

7 – Birmingham Detroit Country Day

6 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central

6 – Muskegon Western Michigan Christian

6 – Portage Central

6 – Rochester Adams

5 – Brighton

5 – DeWitt

5 – Holland Christian

5 – Plainwell

5 – Portage Northern

5 – Saginaw Nouvel Catholic

4 – Dexter

4 – Harper Woods Regina / Warren Regina

4 – Hudsonville Unity Christian

4 – Jackson Lumen Christi

4 – Kalamazoo Christian

4 – Madison Heights Bishop Foley

4 – North Muskegon

4 – Northville

4 – Richland-Gull Lake

4 – Rochester

4 – Suttons Bay

3 – Birmingham Marian

3 – Frankenmuth

3 – Freeland

3 – Grosse Pointe South

3 – Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett

3 – Lansing Christian

3 – Livonia Ladywood*

3 – Midland Dow

3 – Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

3 – Trenton

3 – Utica Ford II

2 – Ann Arbor Greenhills

2 – Bad Axe

2 – Dearborn

2 – Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port-Laker

2 – Fenton

2 – Fremont

2 – Grand Rapids Catholic Central

2 – Grand Rapids Christian

2 – Grandville Calvin Christian

2 – Grosse Pointe North

2 – Harbor Springs

2 – Kalamazoo Central

2 – Livonia Stevenson

2 – Macomb Lutheran North

2 – Midland

2 – Novi

2 – Saginaw Eisenhower*

2 – Troy Athens

2 – Utica Eisenhower

2 – Williamston

1 – Ann Arbor Huron

1 – Ann Arbor Pioneer

1 – Ann Arbor Skyline

1 – Birmingham Seaholm

1 – Boyne City

1 – Byron Center

1 – Charlevoix

1 – Chelsea

1 – Clawson

1 – Dearborn Divine Child

1 – East Kentwood

1 – East Lansing

1 – Elk Rapids

1 – Farmington

1 – Farmington Hills Mercy

1 – Flushing

1 – Grand Blanc

1 – Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian

1 – Grosse Ile

1 – Hart

1 – Haslett

1 – Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep

1 – Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix

1 – Lapeer East*

1 – Lake Fenton

1 – Linden

1 – Livonia Churchill

1 – Ludington

1 – Madison Heights Lamphere

1 – Maple City Glen Lake

1 – Marine City Cardinal Mooney

1 – Marshall

1 – Mattawan

1 – Muskegon Catholic Central

1 – Muskegon Oakridge

1 – Muskegon Orchard View

1 – Okemos

1 – Paw Paw

1 – Plymouth Canton

1 – Royal Oak Kimball*

1 – Saginaw Heritage

1 – St. Clair Shores South Lake

1 – Saline

1 – Spring Lake


MOST MHSAA FINAL FOUR APPEARANCES:

(Combined state championship, state runners-ups and Final Four losses)


21 – Madison Heights Bishop Foley

18 – Birmingham Detroit Country Day

18 – Hudsonville Unity Christian

17 – Flint Powers Catholic

16 – Birmingham Marian

15 – Troy

12 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central

12 – Kalamazoo Christian

12 – Richland Gull Lake

10 – Brighton

10 – Northville

10 – Plainwell

10 – Rochester Adams

9 – Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep

9 – Livonia Stevenson

9 – Novi

9 – Portage Central

9 – Troy Athens

8 – Plymouth Canton

7 – Lansing Christian

7 – Muskegon Western Michigan Christian

6 – Ann Arbor Greenhills

6 – Grandville Calvin Christian

6 – Portage Northern

6 – Saginaw Nouvel Catholic

5 – DeWitt

5 – East Grand Rapids

5 – Freeland

5 – Grand Blanc

5 – Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern

5 – Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett

5 – Holland Christian

5 – Jackson Lumen Christi

5 – North Muskegon

5 – Pontiac Notre Dame Prep

5 – Rochester

5 – Williamston

4 – Dexter

4 – Harper Woods Regina / Warren Regina

4 – Livonia Churchill

4 – Livonia Ladywood*

4 – Okemos

4 – Suttons Bay

4 – Utica Eisenhower

4 – Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes-Clarkston Everest Collegiate Unified

3 – Bloomfield Hills Lahser*

3 – Dearborn

3 – Fenton

3 – Frankenmuth

3 – Grosse Pointe North

3 – Grosse Pointe South

3 – Harbor Springs

3 – Midland Dow

3 – Royal Oak Shrine Catholic

3 – Trenton

3 – Utica Ford II

2 – Ann Arbor Huron

2 – Bad Axe

2 – Birmingham Seaholm

2 – Boyne City

2 – Clawson

2 – Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port-Laker

2 – Fremont

2 – Grand Rapids Catholic Central

2 – Grand Rapids Christian

2 – Grand Rapids South Christian

2 – Kalamazoo Central

2 – Macomb Lutheran North

2 – Midland

2 – Plymouth

2 – Plymouth Salem

2 – Rochester Stoney Creek

2 – Saginaw Eisenhower*

2 – Saginaw Heritage

2 – Saline

2 – Spring Lake

1 – Ann Arbor Pioneer

1 – Ann Arbor Skyline

1 – Birmingham Groves

1 – Bloomfield Hills

1 – Byron Center

1 – Charlevoix

1 – Chelsea

1 – Dearborn Divine Child

1 – East Kentwood

1 – East Lansing

1 – Elk Rapids

1 – Essexville Garber

1 – Farmington

1 – Farmington Hills Mercy

1 – Flushing

1 – Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian

1 – Grandville

1 – Grosse Ile

1 – Hart

1 – Hartland

1 – Haslett

1 – Kalamazoo Loy-Norrix

1 – Lapeer East*

1 – Lake Fenton

1 – Linden

1 – Ludington

1 – Madison Heights Lamphere

1 – Maple City Glen Lake

1 – Marine City Cardinal Mooney Catholic

1 – Marshall

1 -- Mattawan

1 – Montrose

1 – Muskegon Catholic Central

1 – Muskegon Oakridge

1 – Muskegon Orchard View

1 – Royal Oak Kimball*

1 – St. Clair Shores South Lake

1 – Stevensville-Lakeshore


Note: An asterisk* denotes a school that no longer exists.


To update, email Dan Stickradt at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com or text to (248) 884-1051.




MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS STATE TITLES:


11 – Davison Faith Baptist

4 – Midland Calvary Baptist

4 – Troy Bethany Christian

2 – Clinton Township Faith Christian


MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS STATE RUNNERS-UP:

3 – Rochester Hills Christian

3 – Davison Faith Baptist

2 – Troy Bethany Christian

1 – Clarkston Springfield Christian

1 – Clinton Township Faith Christian

1 – Vassar Juniata Christian

X – Bloomfield Hills Christian

X – Bridgeport Baptist

X – Carson City Fellowship Baptist

X – Corunna Immanuel Christian

X – Gaylord Grace Baptist*

X – Gladwin Skeels Christian

X – Holland Calvary Baptist

X – Holt Capitol City Baptist

X – Laingsburg Christian

X – Lake Orion Baptist

X – Lake Orion Shalom Baptist*

X – Midland Calvary Baptist

X – Midland Christian*

X – Oxford Christian Academy*

X – Rockford Oakfield Baptist*

X – Ruby Faith Baptist*

X – Saginaw Community Baptist

X – Saline Washtenaw Christian

X – Sterling Heights Christian*

X – Waterford Oakdale Christian Academy

X – Wixom Christian

X – Ypsilanti Calvary Christian*

X – Ypsilanti Faithway Baptist*


Note: There are five seasons in the MACS state tournament where there is no state champion listed.

Note: An asterisk* denotes a school that no longer in operation or the high school portion has closed.


To update, email Dan Stickradt at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com or text to (248) 884-1051.



MICHIGAN HOME SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

/ WEST MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:


MOST STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS


Note: No list complied; incomplete information


X – Brighton East Michigan Home School Panthers

X – Byron Center West Michigan Home School Heat

X – Canton Home School United

X – Hudsonville Home School Hornets

X – Kalamazoo Home School Cougars

X – Lansing Area Home School Dragons

X – Lansing CHAP Home School Chariots

X – Lansing Home School Crusaders*

X – Lapeer Faith Home School Falcons

X – Lapeer Home School Lakers

X – Romeo Summit Home School Mountaineers

X – Saginaw Mid-Michigan Christian Home School Educators Eagles

X – Sterling Heights Life Summit Eagles

X – Traverse City Home School Bulldogs


MOST STATE RUNNERS-UP:


X – Brighton East Michigan Home School Panthers

X – Byron Center West Michigan Home School Heat

X – Canton Home School United

X – Hudsonville Home School Hornets

X – Kalamazoo Home School Cougars

X – Lansing Area Home School Dragons

X – Lansing CHAP Home School Chariots

X – Lansing Home School Crusaders*

X – Lapeer Faith Home School Falcons

X – Lapeer Home School Lakers

X – Romeo Summit Home School Mountaineers

X – Saginaw Mid-Michigan Christian Home School Educators Eagles

X – Sterling Heights Life Summit Eagles

X – Traverse City Home School Bulldogs



To update, email Dan Stickradt at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com or text to (248) 884-1051.





MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION:


2023: To be determined


STATE CHAMPIONS:

2023: Rochester Hills Christian


STATE RUNNER-UP:

2023: Saline Washtenaw Christian


This is a newly-created state governing body of small Christian schools from a variety of conferences or independents that used to participate in state tournament by the Michigan Association of Christian Schools (MACS), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), or various schools who have not participated in postseasons in recent years.


To update, email Dan Stickradt at stickradt@michigansoccernetwork.com or text to (248) 884-1051.




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