2019 - 2020 MICHIGAN
VOLLEYBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JESS
MRUZIK
OUTSIDE HITTER
MERCY HS
FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
495
KILLS
209
DIGS
47
SERVICE ACES
0.635
KILL PERCENTAGE
“Jess is a beast. Physically she’s strong and quick and powerful, mentally she’s smart, has excellent view of both sides of the court and has an incredibly high volleyball IQ.”
Katie Drews
Head Coach - Head coach of Farmington High

Athletic Excellence


The state’s returning Gatorade Player of the Year, the 6-foot-1 senior outside hitter led the Marlins to a 59-1 record and the Division 1 state championship this past season. Mruzik compiled 495 kills, 209 digs, 47 service aces and 19 blocks while posting a dizzying .635 kill percentage and a .540 hitting percentage. The captain of the USA Volleyball Youth National Team, Mruzik missed 16 matches in September while leading Team USA to the gold medal at the FIVB Girls U18 World Championships in Egypt, earning tournament MVP honors in the process. She concluded her prep volleyball career with 2,151 kills.

Academic Achievement


Mruzik has maintained a 3.47 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at the University of Michigan this fall, though she matriculated at Ann Arbor on Jan. 9.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Science Club and Spirit Club at Mercy High, Mruzik participated in a community cleanup effort sponsored by Mercy High, and has also donated her time instructing youth players in association with her volleyball club team as well as assisting with her local grade school volleyball program. She has also served as part of a local quilting initiative to benefit children of families in need.