Ky. - Four Northern Kentucky University volleyball players were
selected All-Great Lakes Region by the American Volleyball Coaches
Association on Tuesday.
Liz Holmes, Kristina Eisenmenger and Natalie Forbes each were named
to the All-Great Lakes Region first team. The Norse’s Tristen
Dye was selected honorable mention.
Holmes, a senior
middle hitter and a product of Cincinnati Mercy High School, finished
her career as NKU’s all-time leader with 1,850 kills. Holmes
earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year honors this
fall and topped the league in hitting percentage (.432), kills (4.55
kpg) and points (5.37).
Holmes was named the Daktronics Great Lakes Region Player of the
Year last week and is looking to become the first NKU player to
earn AVCA All-America accolades three times. She earned GLVC Player
of the Week honors three times this fall and was named the AVCA
National Player of the Week on Oct. 15.
a junior right-side hitter and a graduate of Notre Dame Academy,
finished No. 2 in the GLVC in hitting percentage (.392) and No.
4 in kills (4.15 kpg). She also joined Holmes and Dye as members
of the NKU 1,000-kills club this season. Eisenmenger will enter
her senior year with 1,276 career kills.
Forbes, a junior
setter and a Highlands High School graduate, directed the NKU offense
to the top of the GLVC statistics in hitting percentage at .296.
She averaged 13.52 assists per game and recorded 14 double-doubles
Dye, a senior
outside hitter from Millersburg, Ohio, led the GLVC in service aces
(0.52 sapg) and became just the eighth player in Norse history to
record both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. The West Holmes
High School product, who totaled 1,395 kills and 1,035 digs in four
years at NKU, was named to the ESPN the Magazine District IV All-Academic
NKU posted a
26-9 record this season and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament
for the first time since 2003. The Norse were nationally ranked
most of the season and finished third in the GLVC East Division.
ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION (first team)
- Grand Valley State, RS/Opp. Jr.
- Hillsdale, OH Sr.
- SIUE, S Jr.
- Northern Kentucky, RS/Opp. Jr.
- Northern Kentucky, S Jr.
Mary Kate Glowe***
- Ashland, OH Sr.
- Northern Kentucky, MB Sr.
- Northern Michigan, S/H Sr.
- Grand Valley State, DS/Lib. Sr.
- Ferris State, OH Sr.
- Grand Valley State, MB Sr.
- Ashland, S Sr