“I can’t thank Kerri enough for her leadership and guidance of the women’s volleyball program the last 14 years,” commented director of athletics Jason Bartelt. “She had a tremendous impact on the entire athletic department during her time at Marian. We will miss her greatly and wish her all the best in the next chapter of her life.”
A Marian graduate, Huebel has been at the helm of the Sabre women’s volleyball program since 2004 compiling 122 wins during that time. Huebel transferred the program from the LMC to the NACC in 2006 and led the Sabres to four NAC Tournament appearances and two LMC Tournament appearances. During her tenure, 15 student-athletes earned all-conference recognition.
Huebel was a member of the inaugural Marian Hall of Fame class in 2012 and was a multi-sport standout during her career at Marian. An outstanding volleyball player, Huebel still ranks first in several career categories including matches played (142), sets played (501) and assists (5,266) in her career. She also ranks second in kill percentage (.333), fourth in aces (124), sixth in digs (1,107) and ninth in assisted blocks (223).
Over four seasons with the volleyball team, she never lost a conference match (48-0) and led her teams to national tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000. Each year, her teams won at least 28 games, including the 2000 squad that compiled a school-record 30-6 mark. That year, she was also named the Lake Michigan Conference Player of the Year, earning her fourth All-Conference selection in the process.
In basketball, upon her induction, she ranked second in career three-pointers made (154), third in three-point attempts (438), third in games started (100), fourth in assists (303), fourth in steals (192) and 16th on the all-time scoring list (886).
“I have been honored and privileged to be given the opportunity to coach women’s volleyball at my alma mater for the past 14 years,” said Huebel. “I have made the decision to walk away from coaching to spend more time with my family. I have worked with and coached with some really outstanding people over the last14 years and Marian will always hold a special place in my heart. I will miss working with the student-athletes and staff on a day-to-day basis and I hope for nothing but the best for Marian University volleyball and the athletic department.”
Sarah Angelos has been named as the interim women’s volleyball coach and a national search for a new head women’s volleyball coach will be conducted.