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Reese Senior Maddi Osantoski celebrates kill

Reese senior Maddi Osantowski celebrates kill against Monroe St. Mary's Catholic Central. 

Maddie Osantowski leads Reese to 1st state title in volleyball

Almost all athletes dream of their championship moment. 

Whether it’s confetti or the celebration of tears and joy with the teammates each moment is special to that player.

Reese senior Maddi Osantowski’s moment came in the fifth set against Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central. 

Osantowski explained the final kill as "It’s just amazing. It actually hasn’t sunk in yet that happened. But it’s crazy.”

Her performance of 34 kills in the state championship volleyball match was historical; it's the 4th most by any player in MHSAA History.

Reese head volleyball coach Angie Compton said, “She’s a gamer. She’s a baller. She’s athletic and she stepped up, she did exactly what we needed her to do and I expect no less from her.”

Bringing Reese their first state championship across any sport, special. 

But to have 71 kills in two state tournament matches, now that’s a Rockets legend. 

“She’s an animal she really is. She’s our girl when we need a point we go to her and she always backs it up," said Josie Johnson, Reese junior setter. "Like it’s amazing to always have that go-to girl on your team.”

Osantowski added, "After the second set coach just started crying. She said this might be your last time playing… I just wanted to leave it all out there. This is my last game and eight of our senior’s last game and it worked out for the best.”

Few players ever capture that elusive championship moment.

Maddi Osantowski not only got hers but she took it with one of the best performances, you’ll ever see in an MHSAA volleyball state championship game.

"She just has a drive to be as perfect as Maddi O can be. So, she’s going to do everything she can to live up to the standards she set for herself, and day in day out she does," said Compton.

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