Takiya Cornelius

Takiya Cornelius is a standout senior outside hitter for the Bridgman volleyball team.

Something has changed for the better in Bridgman volleyball player Takiya Corenelius’ game.

Cornelius, a 5-foot-11 outside hitter for the Bees, has always been a talented athlete, said Bridgman coach Jim Ragosta. But her play has reached a new level early this season.

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