By Craig Beilfuss

SHELBY—Shelby senior Kendall Zoulek has signed her national letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Muskegon Community College.

Zoulek surpassed the 1,000-point scoring plateau during the 2021-22 basketball season. She ended up with 1,040 career points to go along with 606 rebounds.

Zoulek was a first-team all West Michigan Conference selection all four years.  During the 2021-22 season, she was chosen the top player in the league by the coaches. She was a team captain for the past three seasons.

During the 2021-22 season, she averaged 14.9 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

Kendall Zoulek with Muskegon Community College Women’s head basketball coach Jason Cooper (Photo courtesy of the Shelby Athletic Dept.)

Kendall has been part of the Shelby basketball program since she was 2 years old,” Shelby coach Sarah Wolting said. “For 12 years she was my manager and the last 4 years she played for me on the varsity team.

Kendall has learned how to be a leader and great player from some of the best that have gone through the basketball program,” Wolting said. “I would guess that some of her best friends were my previous players, Abby Rodriguez and Jenny Beckman.

Zoulek was known for being a leader by example and she proved that by being vocal, at times, with the team.

“Kendall expected everyone to work as hard as her and wasn’t afraid to get after her teammates if they weren’t,” Wolting said. “She was a great mentor to some of my other players and her sister, Jordan.  

Zoulek, who has a 3.58 grade-point-average, plans to attend MCC for 2 years before moving on to a 4-year school. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing.

All photo’s below are courtesy of the Shelby Athletic Department