By Craig Beilfuss
SHELBY—Shelby senior Kendall Zoulek has signed his National Letter of Intent to pursue his basketball career at Muskegon Community College.
Zoulek surpassed the 1,000 point plateau in the 2021-22 basketball season. She finished with 1,040 career points to go along with 606 rebounds.
Zoulek was a first-team West Michigan Conference draft pick for all four years. In the 2021-22 season, she was chosen as the league’s best player by the coaches. She has been team captain for the past three seasons.
In the 2021-22 season, she averaged 14.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.5 steals per game.
“Kendall has been part of the Shelby basketball program since she was 2 years old,” said Shelby coach Sarah Wolting. “For 12 years she was my manager and the last 4 years she played for me on the varsity team.
“Kendall learned to be a leader and a great player from the best that went through the basketball program,” Wolting said. “I guess some of her best friends were my former players, Abby Rodriguez and Jenny Beckman.
Zoulek was known for being a leader by example and she proved it by sometimes speaking up with the team.
“Kendall expected everyone to work as hard as she did and wasn’t afraid to lash out at her teammates if they didn’t,” Wolting said. “She’s been a great mentor to some of my other players and her sister, Jordan.
Zoulek, who has a 3.58 GPA, plans to attend MCC for 2 years before moving to a 4-year school. She plans to pursue nursing studies.
All photos below are courtesy of the Shelby Athletic Department