- COMING FRIDAY: The Top 10 Lakeview Football Players of the Decade
You must have seen them, they were everywhere at the start of the calendar year, even in the pages of the Enquirer.
As the calendar flipped to 2020, everyone was doing their “Best of the Decade” lists. And we decided to get in on the fun.
Now, since we announced our lists for winter and spring sports, we thought it was only fair to extend our Top 10 lists into the fall season before 2020 is over.
For the next several weeks, the Enquirer will announce its top 10 football and volleyball players for each of the core city schools over the past decade. And then the fun will begin. Our readers will be asked to vote for the No. 1 player of the decade for that school in both football and volleyball.
The rules are simple: players are chosen from teams from the 2010 season until this season, with the biggest emphasis on what they did in high school, but also looking at any college accomplishments. Players will be listed in chronological order, with voting for No. 1 happening in our Enquirer online poll at our website.
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First is Lakeview volleyball:
Macy McCullough – Class of 2013
A two-time All-City pick, Macy McCullough was a standout in the early part of the decade. As a three-year varsity member, McCullough brought good length and athletic ability to the net as she finished with a standout senior campaign with 328 kills with 215 digs, 35 blocks and 27 aces. McCullough went on to play at Kellogg Community College.
Payton Moore – Class of 2013
A three-time varsity player, the 5-foot-9 Payton Moore was a do-everything setter for the Spartans. A two-time All-City selection and all-conference pick, Moore had an impressive senior season with 711 assists along with 87 kills, 100 digs and 32 service aces. Out of high school, she signed to play Division I volleyball at Kent State.
Casey Looper – Class of 2014
A two-time All-City selection, Casey Looper was a force at the net for a Lakeview team that advanced to the Sweet 16 in the state tournament for the first time since 2001. A three-year varsity player, Looper helped the Spartans to a Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference East Division title as the outside hitter earned honorable mention All-State honors. She finished off her career with a 580 kills, 98 blocks, 418 digs and 65 aces. She went on to play at Madonna University.
Julia Miller – Class of 2015
A two-time All-City selection and four-year varsity player, Julia Miller was part of a SMAC East Division title team as a junior, while also helping the Spartans to the Sweet 16 in the state tournament. In her senior year, she brought good leadership and filled up the state sheet as an all-league pick with 797 assists, 192 digs and 77 kills.
Rose Tecumseh – Class of 2017
Rose Tecumseh was a left-handed powerhouse, giving Lakeview standout play on offense and defense. An All-State honorable mention selection twice, the outside hitter was also a two-time All-City pick and all-league choice. Her senior year, she had 426 kills, 276 digs, 50 aces and 40 blocks, showcasing her all-around play. Tecumseh went on to play at Kellogg Community College, earning all-conference honors.
Sidney Schiller – Class of 2019
The most decorated volleyball player of the decade for Lakeview, Sidney Schiller was a Miss Volleyball candidate her senior year and was All-State three times as a Spartan. Schiller went on to play at the next level at Purdue Fort Wayne University. A four-time All-City pick, Schiller helped Lakeview to a state ranking her senior year as she had 520 kills, 390 digs and 68 blocks. Her freshman year at Purdue Fort Wayne in 2019, she was named to the Summit League All-Freshman Team.
Karlie Kucharczyk – Class of 2019
Named as Enquirer Female Athlete of the Year her senior season, Karlie Kucharczyk was a standout all-around athlete with the Spartans, with her best play coming on the volleyball court as she signed to play at Grand Valley State University. Kucharczyk was a three-time All-City pick and helped Lakeview to a state ranking her senior season as she earned All-State honors. An intimidating player at the net, she had 478 kills as a senior with 295 digs, 41 blocks and 52 aces.
Haidyn Markos – Class of 2019
One of the top defensive players on probably the best Lakeview team of the decade, Haidyn Markos was a leader on a senior-dominated team that was ranked in the state. A three-time All-City pick and all-conference selection, Markos had 377 digs as a senior with 35 aces. Markos went on to play at Kellogg Community College.
Claire Tobin – Class of 2020
An underclassmen on a state-ranked Lakeview team, Claire Tobin helped Lakeview to three city titles, playing both setter and defensive specialist during her tenure. A three-time All-City pick, Tobin had over 1,200 assists in each her junior and senior campaigns, adding 243 digs and 43 aces her final season as a Spartan, earning all-league honors both seasons. Tobin signed to play at the next level at Westminster College.
Hannah Tecumseh – Class of 2020
A key player at the net as a junior on a state-ranked squad, Hannah Tecumseh had an impressive overall three-year varsity career, earning All-City honors twice. Her senior season, Tecumseh also earned all-league accolades with 436 kills, 356 digs, 31 aces and 22 blocks. After graduating, Tecumseh signed to play volleyball at Ferris State University.
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