Outside hitter Jordan Kutash of Hawken School in Chester Township is making the most of her senior year on the volleyball court, where she’s helped the Hawks to a 6-3 overall record after nine games, including a 2-3 record in the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division.
Her stellar performances recently against Perry and Chagrin Falls, where she had 13 kills and 36 digs and was 32-for-32 in serving, helped her net the Cleveland Jewish News-Buffalo Wild Wings Warrensville Heights Player of the Week honor.
“Our team is predominately seniors, so it’s a lot of fun being able to play with people I have played with since sixth grade,” said Kutash, a 17-year-old senior who lives in Bainbridge Township. “Throughout the years, we have been able to build pretty good team chemistry because we have been playing together for so long. Now, it’s fun to be able to bring that together.”
Kutash, who is involved in the Jewish affinity club at school, is a member of Suburban Temple-Kol Ami in Beachwood.
Coach Patty Hace calls Kutash, one of two four-year players on the squad, one of the team leaders.
“The thing about Jordan is she has been one of our foundational and most consistent players,” she said. “She’s the glue in a lot of ways. And it doesn’t come with crazy energy, but it comes with consistency and a volleyball IQ that allows her to see the court. She is one of the top we’ve had in quite some time and has been a large part of our success in some ways.”