By Daver Karnosky - Daily Mining Gazette
Editor's Note: This feature originally appeared in the October 30 edition of the Daily Mining Gazette
HOUGHTON — When Mariah Sherman, who was named GLIAC North Player of the Week Monday, took the floor Friday night at the Wood Gym, it was for the final time as a Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball player in a regular season match. Just a week earlier, she had been honored for reaching 1,000 career kills with a ball that had the date of her achievement.
On Friday, she had to take the floor for another ceremony. As the lone senior on the Huskies' roster, she was honored with the tales of her accomplishments over four years in Black and Gold. Her parents were also on hand and joined her on the floor.
All before a match against the Huskies' main rival, the Northern Michigan Wildcats.
Sherman went mostly unrecruited through high school. Huskies coach Matt Jennings, upon coming across her at a match he was watching, was rendered speechless about that fact. How was a girl with this jumping ability, this hitting ability, still not snatched up by a college team?