an excellent softball player, Cass really made her mark in volleyball.
A three-year starter, she made the All-Star team at the Cannon Classic
as a sophomore. As a junior she was named conference player of the
year for the Erie Shore Conference Champions and was First Team ESC,
Lorain County and District. She was selected third team All-Ohio. Her
senior year was superb. Her team went undefeated and was ranked No. 1
in Ohio the entire year and suffered its only loss in the semi-finals
of the State Championship and finished 25-1. Cass was named to the
Cleveland Plain Dealer and Morning Journal All-Star teams. She made
the ESC, Lorain County, District III and All-Ohio First team. She
participated in County and State All-Star matches. She was rewarded
with a full athletic scholarship to Division 1, Cleveland State
Cass was a four-year starter at CSU. An outstanding
student, she was a perennial Dean’s list designee. She was nationally
ranked in blocks per game during her freshman and sophomore seasons.
She was named team captain and MVP, her junior year. Honors continued
to come her way as a recipient of CSU’s most outstanding athlete award
and she was named to the All Tournament Team at the Georgetown
As she did in high school, Cass continued to improve
at the college level. She again, was the team’s MVP her senior year.
She received the varsity “C” most outstanding athlete award and was
named to the GTE-Cosida Academic All- American Second Team. Cass is
ranked among Cleveland State’s all time leaders in kills per game,
total kills, kill attempts, hitting percentage, block solos and block
As Jane Rader wrote the manual for female athletes
at Midview High School, Cass Dolhancyk added the exclamation point.
Cass is currently the head Volleyball coach at Walsh
University in Canton. She lives in Medina with her husband, Troy.
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