Liz Holmes prepares to unleash one of her attacks earlier
this season. Holmes was named GLVC Player of the Year on Wednesday.
The senior middle hitter leads the GLVC in both hitting percentage
(.447) and kills (4.59 kpg).
- Northern Kentucky University’s Liz Holmes has been named
the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year in volleyball,
the league announced Wednesday.
Holmes, a senior
middle hitter and a graduate of Mercy High School in Cincinnati,
has led NKU to a 26-7 record this season. She currently leads the
GLVC in hitting percentage (.447), kills per game (4.59 kpg) and
season, Holmes became NKU’s all-time leader in career kills
and was named the AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 15. Holmes,
who has earned a spot on the All-GLVC first team the past three
seasons and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in
2004, enters the GLVC Tournament with 1,818 career kills.
was the most recent NKU volleyball standout to be named GLVC Player
of the Year (2004).
on the All-GLVC first team is NKU senior outside hitter Tristen
Dye, who leads the GLVC in service aces (0.55 sapg). Dye, a native
of Millersburg, Ohio, 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 graduate averages 3.97 kills per game and leads
NKU with 420 digs.
hitter Kristina Eisenmenger is the third NKU player voted to the
All-GLVC first team. The Notre Dame Academy graduate ranks No. 2
in the GLVC in hitting percentage (.397) and No. 5 in kills (4.14
kpg). Eisenmenger collected her 1,000th career kill earlier this
NKU junior setter
Natalie Forbes was named to the All-GLVC second team. Forbes, a
graduate of Highlands High School, has directed the NKU offense
to a GLVC-leading .304 hitting percentage. She also ranks No. 2
in the GLVC in assists (13.64 apg).
NKU will meet
Rockhurst in the opening round of the GLVC Tournament this Friday
at 5 p.m. The GLVC Tournament is being hosted by top-seeded Indianapolis.
The NKU/Rockhurst winner will take on either Indianapolis or Southern
Indiana at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the GLVC Tournament semifinals.
NKU is ranked
25th nationally in the latest NCAA Division II poll. The Norse are
No. 5 in the Great Lakes Region poll.
Casey Chrzastowski, Sr., Indianapolis
Tristen Dye, Sr., Northern Kentucky
Courtney Hendrickson, Sr., Drury
Liz Holmes, Sr., Northern Kentucky
Christy Trame, Jr., Missouri-St. Louis
Andrea Morrone, Sr., Lewis
Beth Robbins, Jr., Indianapolis
Kristina Eisenmenger, Jr., Northern Kentucky
Kyleigh Turner, So., Indianapolis
Chelsea Bibelhauser, Sr., Bellarmine
Emily Rahn, Jr., SIU Edwardsville
Stephanie Sagat, So., Lewis
Rachel Fowler, Sr., Rockhurst
Kim Richards, So., Lewis
Mallory Clements, Jr., SIU Edwardsville
Natalie Forbes, Jr., Northern Kentucky
Emily Crowley, Fr., Rockhurst
Jackie Nehls, Sr., UW-Parkside
ALL-GLVC THIRD TEAM
Audrey Boese, Jr., Rockhurst
Lyndsay Callahan, Fr., Indianapolis
Kaylan Koepke, Fr., Quincy
Kelsey Hubert, Jr., SIU Edwardsville
Elizabeth Shuyler, Sr., Indianapolis
Amanda Hydorn, Sr., Rockhurst
Brittney Paul, Jr., Quincy
Claudia Medina, Sr., Missouri-St. Louis
Ashlee Lindish, Fr., Lewis
of the Year: Liz Holmes, Northern Kentucky
of the Year: Emily Crowley, Rockhurst
of the Year: Jody Butera, Indianapolis