6 Maya Ferland
6 - Maya Ferland
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Johns, MI
High School: Laingsburg High School
Position: Middle Hitter
m 33
k/s 2.99
h % .410
a/s 0.03
b/s 1.02
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.38

Athlete Spotlight

The Lookout Sports Editor Julie Newell recently talked with volleyball player Maya Ferland. The sophomore is studying graphic design at Lansing Community College.

How old were you when you started playing volleyball?

“I was in about seventh grade.”

What made you start playing volleyball?

“I really didn’t want to, but my mom made me go watch a practice and I was like, ‘Well all my friends are doing it so why not?’ It was kind of like, ‘I want to be a part of that, I want to fit in’ type of thing and then it just kind of took off from there. Thanks mom!”

Who inspires you the most?

“As an athlete, LeBron James. He is debatably one of the greatest basketball players of all time, but he’s also very unproblematic … there’s a lot of scandals with abuse and drugs … with a lot of the big brand athletes, but he seems to really have it together. If I want to be like an athlete it would probably be him.”

What struggles do you face as a volleyball player?

“There are a lot of physical struggles … it’s very taxing on the body. It’s a very mental game, it’s very hard to not view yourself in a negative light when you make mistakes.”

How does being an athlete make you a better person?

“Working with other people. It definitely teaches you how to learn to accept the way that people’s personalities (are). You’re not always going to connect well on a personal level with people, but you do have to learn to work together.”

What is the best part about playing volleyball?

“I’ve never been on a team that I just didn’t connect with and love everyone on the team. My team makes it a lot better. I could be on a team with a losing streak, but as long as I have the girls that I do, I couldn’t care less.

Have you experienced any embarrassing moments in your career?

“I was a senior in high school. We were scrambling to get the ball over the net and I ended up being the one to take the third contact to send it over. I tried to pass it over and it just went sky high and didn’t even reach the net. That was really embarrassing, because it was an easy ball to just pop over and I didn’t.”

What are your future volleyball and life plans?

“After this year I am going to cut ties with the volleyball aspect of my life … I do love the game, but there has been a lot I haven’t been able to do just because I’ve been playing constantly for a few years now. I’ll probably go to Michigan State and pursue a graphic design degree.”

Recent Games
Oct 22 Glen Oaks Community College W, 3-1
Oct 24 at Ancilla College W, 3-1
Oct 29 Muskegon Community College L, 3-2
Nov 7 vs. Glen Oaks Community College L, 3-0
Nov 8 vs. Muskegon Community College W, 3-1
Nov 8 vs. Kalamazoo Valley Community College L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 33 16
Sets 119 57
Kills 356 172
Kills per set 2.99 3.02
Errors 72 40
Total Attacks 693 349
Hitting Percentage .410 .378
Assists 4 2
Assists per set 0.03 0.04
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 2 1
Digs 45 28
Digs per set 0.38 0.49
Block Solo 63 24
Block Assist 58 32
Block Total 121 56
Blocks per set 1.02 0.98
Block Errors 9 4
Ball Handling Errors 1 1
Points 448.0 212.0
Points per set 3.8 3.7
Matches started 17 8
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 27 vs. Henry Ford College W, 3-0 1 3 14 1 19 .684 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 15.5
Aug 29 at Grand Rapids Community College L, 3-0 1 3 5 3 10 .200 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 3 0 7.5
Aug 30 at Owens Community College L, 3-0 1 3 9 2 19 .368 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 11.0
Aug 30 vs. Edison Community College W, 3-1 - 3 9 2 16 .438 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 14.0
Aug 31 vs. Henry Ford College W, 3-1 1 4 8 1 11 .636 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 9.5
Aug 31 vs. Cuyahoga Community College W, 3-0 - 3 10 2 18 .444 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 11.0
Sep 3 Mott Community College W, 3-2 - 5 19 1 27 .667 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19.0
Sep 5 Lake Michigan College W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 18 .444 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 11.5
Sep 7 vs. John Wood Community College W, 3-0 1 3 10 2 16 .500 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 12.5
Sep 7 vs. Kankakee Community College W, 3-0 1 3 6 0 8 .750 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 8.0
Sep 8 vs. Glen Oaks Community College L, 3-0 - 3 6 1 13 .385 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 3 0 9.0
Sep 8 at Lincoln Trail College W, 3-1 1 4 18 3 35 .429 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 0 6 0 21.5
Sep 10 Kalamazoo Valley Community College W, 3-0 1 3 14 1 16 .813 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 15.5
Sep 12 Jackson College W, 3-1 1 4 11 3 29 .276 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 5 0 15.0
Sep 17 Kellogg Community College W, 3-1 1 3 12 6 30 .200 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 0 4 0 15.0
Sep 19 at Glen Oaks Community College L, 3-0 1 3 11 3 24 .333 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 12.5
Sep 24 Ancilla College W, 3-0 1 3 8 4 23 .174 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 6 0 12.0
Sep 26 at Muskegon Community College L, 3-2 1 5 8 5 22 .136 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 6 0 13.0
Sep 28 vs. St. Clair County Community College W, 3-2 1 4 9 4 17 .294 0 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 8 0 16.0
Sep 28 vs. Iowa Central Community College L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 30 .200 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 12.5
Sep 29 vs. Cuyahoga Community College W, 3-0 - 3 5 1 14 .286 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 5 0 10.0
Sep 29 vs. Oakland Community College W, 3-2 1 5 13 2 22 .500 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 9 0 20.5
Oct 1 Grand Rapids Community College W, 3-1 - 4 14 3 24 .458 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 1 17.5
Oct 8 at Lake Michigan College W, 3-1 - 4 10 1 15 .600 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 5 0 13.5
Oct 10 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College W, 3-0 - 3 9 0 18 .500 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 11.0
Oct 15 at Jackson College W, 3-0 - 3 12 3 28 .321 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0 14.0
Oct 17 at Kellogg Community College W, 3-0 - 3 5 0 10 .500 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 2 0 6.0
Oct 22 Glen Oaks Community College W, 3-1 - 4 12 2 23 .435 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 13.5
Oct 24 at Ancilla College W, 3-1 - 4 15 1 25 .560 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.0
Oct 29 Muskegon Community College L, 3-2 - 5 16 3 34 .382 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 5 0 19.5
Nov 7 vs. Glen Oaks Community College L, 3-0 - 3 11 1 21 .476 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 13.0
Nov 8 vs. Muskegon Community College W, 3-1 - 4 14 1 28 .464 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 5 0 17.0
Nov 8 vs. Kalamazoo Valley Community College L, 3-2 - 5 13 4 30 .300 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 2 5 0 16.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2018-19 32 104 314 3.02 74 607 .395 6 0.06 26 0.25 87 0.84 66 65 131 1.26 438.5 4.2
2019-20 33 119 356 2.99 72 693 .410 4 0.03 0 0.00 45 0.38 63 58 121 1.02 448.0 3.8
Total 65 223 670 3.00 146 1300 .403 10 0.04 26 0.12 132 0.59 129 123 252 1.13 886.5 4.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 33 119 356 2.99 72 693 .410 4 0.03 0 0.00 45 0.38 63 58 121 1.02 448.0 3.8
Conference 16 57 172 3.02 40 349 .378 2 0.04 0 0.00 28 0.49 24 32 56 0.98 212.0 3.7
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Home 9 34 116 3.41 25 224 .406 2 0.06 0 0.00 19 0.56 14 17 31 0.91 138.5 4.1
Away 10 35 102 2.91 21 206 .393 0 0.00 0 0.00 15 0.43 13 20 33 0.94 125.0 3.6
Neutral 14 50 138 2.76 26 263 .426 2 0.04 0 0.00 11 0.22 36 21 57 1.14 184.5 3.7
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Wins 24 85 267 3.14 46 490 .451 4 0.05 0 0.00 33 0.39 46 42 88 1.04 334.0 3.9
Losses 9 34 89 2.62 26 203 .310 0 0.00 0 0.00 12 0.35 17 16 33 0.97 114.0 3.4
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August 6 19 55 2.89 11 93 .473 2 0.11 0 0.00 3 0.16 12 3 15 0.79 68.5 3.6
September 16 58 170 2.93 42 344 .372 1 0.02 0 0.00 26 0.45 38 31 69 1.19 223.5 3.9
October 8 30 93 3.10 13 177 .452 1 0.03 0 0.00 13 0.43 9 16 25 0.83 110.0 3.7
November 3 12 38 3.17 6 79 .405 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.25 4 8 12 1.00 46.0 3.8