TRI-CITY AREA — The 2023 edition of The Tri-City Times All-Area volleyball lineup is one that any coach would be glad to work with.

Here is a look at who made this year’s team and the numbers they generate en route to those accolades:

Makayla Bruman, Imlay City.

Bruman provided Imlay City with 759 set assists, 391 kills and 355 digs during the 2023 campaign.

The 5-10 sophomore setter also furnished 89 ace serves to go along with four solo and 30 assisted blocks.

She played in 46 matches.

This was her second season on Imlay City’s varsity.

Bruman wrapped up the 2023 campaign as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick, All-Region selection and and earned a spot on Michigan Volleyball Coaches Association Division 2 All-State third team lineup.

Chloe Bruman, Imlay City.

Bruman, a 5-7 junior outside hitter, wound up with 391 kills an 382 digs this season.

She also contributed 51 ace serves, 44 set assists plus three solos and 13 assisted blocks to Imlay City’s cause.

She played in 46 matches.

This was her second season on Imlay City’s varsity.

Bruman concluded the 2023 season as an All-Region choice and an All-Blue Water Area Conference second team selection.

Lexa Forti, Imlay City.

Forti managed 489 digs during the 2023 campaign.

The 5-7 senior libero/outside hitter also provided 106 set assists, 66 ace serves, 35 kills and one assisted block.

She played in 46 matches.

This was her fourth season on Imlay City’s varsity.

Forti finished the 2023 campaign as an All-Region pick and an All-Blue Water Area Conference second team selection.

Lydia LaCavera, Almont.

LaCavera, 5-10 senior outside hitter/setter collected 301 digs and 245 kills this season.

She also contributed 240 set assists, 50 ace serves and 27 blocks to Almont’s cause.

This was her third season on Almont’s varsity.

LaCavera concluded the season as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention pick.

Sidni Brinker, Almont.

Brinker supplied 176 kills and 176 digs during the 2023 campaign.

The 5-9 sophomore outside hitter also provided 160 set assists, and 17 ace serves.

This was her second season on Almont’s varsity.

Brinker wrapped up the 2023 campaign as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention selection.

Annabelle Schneider, Capac.

Schneider, a 5-4 senior libero, furnished 418 digs this season.

She also contributed 50 ace serves and eight kills to Capac’s cause.

This was her fourth season on Capac’s varsity.

Schneider ended the season as an All-Greater Thumb Conference East honorable mention choice.

Alley Block, Capac.

Block wound up with 370 set assists during the 2023 campaign.

The 5-5 junior setter also collected 250 digs, 90 kills, 67 ace serves and four blocks.

This was her first season on Capac’s
varsity.

Block finished the 2023 campaign as an All-Greater Thumb Conference East honorable mention pick.

Sophia Peter, Dryden.

Peter, a 5-7 senior outside hitter/setter, accumulated 131 service points this season.

She also registered 66 kills, 61 digs, 13 ace serves and one block.

This was her second season on Dryden’s varsity.

Peter completed the season as an All-North Central Thumb League Stars Division second team selection.
She also was named the recipient of her team’s MVP Award.

Lily Finnigan, Dryden.

Finnigan collected 93 service points during the 2023 campaign.

The 5-11 senior outside hitter also provided 85 kills, 11 service aces, two digs and one block.

This was her second season on Dryden’s varsity.

Finnigan wrapped up the 2023 campaign as an All-North Central Thumb League second team choice.

She also was selected as the recipient of her team’s Most Valuable Player Award.

Second team– Yannet Zepeda, Imlay City; Nevaeh Mason, Capac; Genesis Fisher, Almont; Isabella Weier, Dryden; Keira Miller, Dryden; Lily Uribe, Capac; Skielar Tesnow, Capac; and Ava DeVlaminck, Dryden.

Coach of the Year-For directing Imlay City to a 24-18-5 overall mark and a second-place finish among Blue Water Area Conference squads, Spartan Coach Rachel Van Dyk earns Tri-City Times All-Area Coach of the Year accolades.

Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.