Stephanie (Chaffin) Cleland
Volleyball & Softball, 1989-93
Cleland compiled 1,240 kills, 1,304 digs and 210 service aces as a Bulldog volleyball player from 1989-92. She received second-team All-America honors as a senior in 1992 after leading Ferris to a 26-14 overall record and a regional tournament appearance. A two-time All-GLIAC honoree, she is presently listed 10th in career kills, sixth in digs and second in service aces among Ferris' all-time leaders. Her 606 kills as a senior represents the program's fifth-best seasonal mark while her 85 aces in 1991 is the school's second-best single-season figure. The 5-10 outside hitter had 33 kills in a single match against Northwood in 1992 (10/20), which ranks as FSU's fourth-highest tying match total. In her four-year career under head coach Jill Hirschinger, she helped Ferris State post a 116-44 mark along with three NCAA-II Tournament appearances. The Bulldogs also won back-to-back GLIAC titles in 1989-90 before finishing second in both 1991 and 1992. Cleland earned GLIAC All-Academic Team accolades in 1992 and was the school's Most Valuable Player in 1991. She was also a two-time All-Great Lakes Region honoree and served as team captain in both 1991 and 1992. In addition to volleyball, she also participated in softball and earned two varsity letters at FSU. She hit .260, had 19 hits and 14 RBI's in 73 at-bats during the 1990 campaign. Then, after returning to the softball team for the 1993 season, she compiled a .299 batting average and pounded out 32 hits in 37 games. The Trenton High School product tallied nine prep varsity letters prior to her Bulldog career.