1996 Volleyball Team

1996 Championship Volleyball Team

1996 State Championship
Volleyball Team

Front Row - Stephanie Young, Mandy Whitfield

Middle Row - Candice Anderson, Christie Perry, Christine Keller, Lucy Lee, Nicole Frizzo

Back Row - Sarah MacCord, Coach Jeff Borr, Windy Kelemen

“It is amazing what a team can do when nobody cares who gets the credit.”  John Wooden couldn’t have said it any better.  These nine Comstock student-athletes couldn’t have epitomized it any better and I can’t summarize it any better.  Wooden’s ideal is that which separated the 1996 Colts from the other 170+ Class B high school volleyball teams that season.  Selflessness, humility, industry, and unity are but a few of the attributes the girls embodied, practiced, and lived.  I still recall, seconds prior to entering WMU’s University Arena for the ’96 state championship match, this group circled and held hands. “Let’s play together,” was all that was uttered, all that needed to be said.  That’s it?!  Yes, behind us were four months spent together, replete with the hours and hours of sweat, toil, tears, laughter, and life lessons that had prepared us for this moment.  Ahead was our final challenge.  What followed was a first game shutout in the MHSAA volleyball state final, as the Lady Colts emblazoned their names in the Michigan interscholastic record books with a 15-0, 15-6 victory.  It was an amazing and fitting finish for an amazing group from Comstock who didn’t care who got the credit.” - Coach Jeff Borr

“Although the road to the 1996 State Championship wasn't easy, it sure was exciting!. We started off the season unranked and worked our way up in the rankings as the season progressed. With Coach Borr's leadership and expertise we became a team with great ball control and I believe that is what set us apart from other teams in the state.” - Nicole (Frizzo) Duggan


1996 Season Accomplishments – 52-15-2

  • MHSAA State Champions
  • State Finals - Only Team to Hold Opponent Scoreless in Championship Game #1 - 15-0
  • Wolverine Conference Champions

1996 Individual Awards

  • Mandy Whitfield – 2-Time State Champion (93, 96), State Dream Team, 1st Team All State, 1st Team Wolverine Conference, Team Captain
  • Nicole Frizzo – 2-Time State Champion (93, 96), 1st Team All State, Academic All State, 1st Team Wolverine Conference, Team Captain
  • Christine Keller – 2-Time State Champion (93, 96), 2nd Team All State, 1st Team Wolverine Conference, Team Captain
  • Sarah MacCord – 3rd Team All State, 1st Team Wolverine Conference
  • Christie Perry – 2-Time State Champion (93, 96), 1st Team Wolverine Conference
  • Coach Jeff Borr – State Dream Team Coach of the Year, MIVCA Class B Coach of the Year, MHSCA Coach of the Year, Detroit News Coach of the Year, Wolverine Conference Coach of the Year

Collegiate Volleyball Players

  • Candice Anderson – University of South Carolina Aiken
  • Nicole Frizzo – Marshall University
  • Christine Keller – Glen Oaks Community College & Western Connecticut State Unviersity
  • Lucy Lee – Michigan State University
  • Sarah MacCord – University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Mandy Whitfield – Kansas State University & Western Michigan University