- Northern Kentucky University’s Liz Holmes has been selected
as the Baden/Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Week, the
league office announced Monday.
Holmes, a graduate
of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, hit .552 and averaged 6.1 kills
per game last week as NKU defeated No. 12 Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
and Southern Indiana. Holmes dominated the net on Friday night during
a four-game win over SIUE with 23 kills while attacking at a .450
She also added
18 digs and three blocks as the Norse stopped the Cougars' GLVC
regular-season winning streak at 37 consecutive matches. It marked
the fourth time this season that NKU has knocked off a team in the
the week on Saturday by slamming down 20 kills and hitting .704
as NKU swept Southern Indiana. The senior middle hitter converted
the 20 kills in just 27 attempts with one error. She also added
eight digs and three blocks in that match and moved into second
place on the NKU all-time list with 1,623 career kills.
79 kills to pass Bethany Gastright (1,702 kills) for the top spot
in Norse history. This is the second time this season Holmes has
earned the GLVC weekly honor.
NKU hits the
road this week for three GLVC matches, beginning with Missouri-St.
Louis on Thursday night. The Norse play at Missouri-Rolla on Friday
night, and conclude the trip Saturday afternoon with a match at