NHS Fall Sports Recap

Athletics NPS Fast Facts Participation Percentages 70% of Northville HS student body participates in athletics, 50% of Hillside MS student body, 61% of Meads Mill MS student body. Fall Sports: All-State Finishes 1st in State: Boys Cross Country and D2 Mountain Bike Team. 2nd in State: Girls Swim & Dive, Boys Tennis, Girls Volleyball. Record Breaking Season Brendan Herger broke the NHS Cass Benton 5K record in 15:44! The old record was 16:01 by Clark Couyoumjian in 1981!
  • Boys Cross Country
    • Coach Tim Dalton: Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association 2022 Coach of the Year!
    • This team ran the table from wire to wire winning every meet and holding the No. 1 ranking from the pre-season through the state finals in three different polls. For the second year in a row we finished 7-0 in dual meets for back-to-back KLAA West Division championships, our first KLAA conference championship since 2016, our second straight MHSAA Regional 6-1 championship, and our team's first ever MHSAA state championship. Junior Brendan Herger led the way setting new school records for the fastest time at our home course at Cass Benton, the fastest 5-kilometer race on any course, and the lowest finish at the state meet as he took third place overall. Senior Brady Heron and sophomore Ethan Powell also finished All-State- the first time our team has had three All-State finishers in the same season. 

      This year's team grew to 80 boys, the largest team we've ever had. These young men have certainly left their mark continuing to cultivate a positive environment where each member of the team is welcome, has a place where they want to be and where all 80 of them have the opportunity to find their own unique role. The selflessness of this team is far greater than any trophy that they earned.  -Coach Tim Dalton
      NHS Boys Cross Country Team 2022

  • Girls Cross Country
    • The 2022 Season we again accomplished many of our team goals.  We won the regionals and placed 9th in the State making our 13th straight State Meet Appearance and our 13th top 10 finish over the last 13 years.   The team was led by senior Captains Mary Nikitas and Junior captains Ella Christensen and Avery Peters who did so much for the team this season.  Assistant Coach Erin Baker was also a vital component to the team success on many levels including mental health training and strength and conditioning.   This team had 4 All Conference Runners (Ella Christensen, Molly Kate Coates, Cassie Garcia, and Rosie Gregory)  , 4 All Regional Runners (Ella Christensen, Molly Kate Coates, Cassie Garcia, and Rosie Gregory) and 2 All-State Athletes with Cassie Garcia 15th Place and Ella Christensen 29th Place.   This team also excels in the classroom having 11 KLAA Scholar Athletes, earning Academic Team All-State and Ella Christensen earned Individual Academic All-State. -Coach Nancy Smith
      NHS Girls Cross Country Team 2022

  • Football
    • Our Varsity Football team had an extremely positive and productive season. We were picked in the preseason to finish in 6th place of the KLAA West division at KLAA Media Day, and our only division loss was by three points to Brighton - who won the division. We were the smallest team (in stature) within the division, but we played way bigger than any opponent on our schedule. Our players demonstrated tremendous resilience and persistence all season long, and they were among the most determined teams Northville High School has fielded in the past 20 years. Our senior class did a tremendous job while leading the team, and our underclassmen are FIRED UP to carry on the winning culture that this group has restored. -Coach Matt Ladach
      NHS Football Team 2022
  • Girls Golf
    • The NHS Girls Golf team had a very successful season! First, the girls made a smooth transition to having two new coaches. They went onto win a number of tournaments and matches. Many golfers placed in the top 10 and had personal bests. Winning the KLAA Conference title and Regional Title were the highlight of the season. The 1st place regional finish included NHS Golfers as medalist and runner-up! We went on to play at the MHSAA State Championship, where we placed 4th! We had five All-Conference Players, one All-State and three All-State Honorable Mentions, and one Academic All-State and two Academic All-State Honorable Mentions! The Lady Stangs also volunteered in October at First Presbyterian Church of Northville and made food for the less fortunate. They came together and each took one ingredient to purchase. They all met at the Church kitchen to cook the entire meal from scratch. The girls made the following items for the meal, scalloped potatoes, ham casserole, and a fiesta corn dish.  The Lady Stangs made enough to feed 40-50 people! -Coach Kate Schultz
      NHS Girls Golf Team 2022

  • Mountain Biking
    • Congrats to the entire Northville Mountain Bike Team on their MISCA D2 State Championship! In addition to the overall team championship, Ashley Reberg (So.) won the State Championship in Novice 9-12 Female and Colin Denby (So.) claimed third in the State in Novice 10-12 Male.  In all, the team had 18 racers compete throughout the season from the variety class to 6-8 grade middle school.  It was a season of growth, podium finishes and much personal success for everyone.  Make sure to check out the teams season ending VIDEO from the State Championship race. Lastly, a big congratulations and thank you to our seniors Matthew Heirtzler and Michael Herger. Both were instrumental in helping this team achieve all they did this year. Thank you seniors! -Coach Paul Hiertzler
      NHS Mountain Biking Team 2022
  • Boys Soccer
    • The boys soccer team finished 13-3-4 for the season, ended 2nd in the division and 3rd overall in the conference. We started the season 2-2, then went on a 15 game unbeaten streak, won district semis against Canton in overtime with a penalty shootout. In the end, we lost district finals to Salem which ended all the way to state semi finals. We earned 7 All-Conference players, 6 All-District players, 3 All-Region, 2 All-State honorable mentions and one 2nd Team All-State. The team also received an All-Academic Team award with 3.56 GPA. I’m very proud of this group, for the great season they had as a team, going through so many tough injuries to key members but everyone put so much effort to overcome. One of my more enjoyable teams I have had the pleasure to coach. -Coach Henry Klimes
      NHS Boys Soccer Team 2022
  • Girls Swim & Dive
    • Coach Brian McNeff named Coach of the Year
    • We had an amazing season!  We were 8-1, Wayne County Champions, Division Champions, Conference Champions, and finished 2nd at the state meet.  This turned out to be our most successful season in our history.  We also had a lot of individual accomplishments with 10 all state swims/dives and a State Champion (Emily Roden in the 100 Butterfly).

      Outside of our success in the pool, we also came together as a team and created a family type of community.  The girls were really close and worked hard for each other and the team.  We also were able to raise over $2,000 for the local meals on wheels at our Swim-a-thon.  I was really proud of everything this group accomplished! -Coach Brian McNeff
      NHS Girls Swim and Dive Team 2022
  • Boys Tennis
    • Coach Bob Young named Coach of the Year
    • The Northville Boys tennis team had another historic season with a 2nd place finish at the state tournament, the highest finish in school history. During the season we went 16-1 in our dual matches and 5-2 in tournaments (5 first place finishes, 2 2nd place finishes. We were division, conference, and regional champions and finished as the State runner-up. During our conference tournament we won all 27 matches that we competed in. The team also finished as Academic All-State. Individually we had 1 state champion (Sachiv Kumar), 2 finalists (Varun Varre, Brian Zhang) and 4 All-State Athletes (Sachiv Kumar, Abhi Attaluri, Deepak Laungani, Kyle Brown). Three of our athletes received the Senior Academic All-State Award (Abhi Attaluri, Varun Varre, Charlie Green). -Coach Bob Young
      NHS Boys Tennis Team 2022
  • Volleyball
    • This year our Northville Varsity Volleyball team had a record breaking season! We posted the program's best record in history with a 47-4 record! We brought home back to back District and Regional Championships, won the State Quarterfinal match, and for the first time in school history finished 2nd in the state! We also had 4 players finish with All State honors: Taryn Rice and Avry Nelson(3rd Team), Ella Craggs(2nd Team) and Abby Reck (1st Team). -Coach Sarah Lindstrom
      NHS Volleyball Team 2022