---NKU’s Liz Holmes

INDIANAPOLIS - 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, averaged 6.1 kills per game and attacked at a .474 clip last week to lead NKU to a pair of wins. Holmes also became the Norse's all-time career kills leader Friday night when she converted an attack in the third game during a win against Drury.

Holmes began the week with 16 kills, 11 digs and a .429 hitting percentage during a sweep of Rockhurst. She capped her week by hitting .512 with 27 kills and 16 digs as the Norse knocked off Drury.

Holmes, who averaged a double-double (21.5 kills, 13.5 digs) in the two matches, now has 1,714 career kills. She entered last week tied for the national lead in hitting percentage.

This marks the third time this season Holmes has earned the GLVC weekly honor.

NKU (21-5 overall, 10-3 GLVC) plays host to Saint Joseph's at 7 p.m. Friday in Regents Hall. The Norse's four seniors - Holmes, Brittany Dixon, Elizabeth Droessler and Tristen Dye - will be recognized prior to the match in Senior Night festivities.

The following day at 3 p.m., GLVC-leading Indianapolis - which has won 20 consecutive matches and is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll - visits Regents Hall. The Greyhounds are currently 23-1 overall and are unbeaten (13-0) in the GLVC.

Indianapolis has beaten NKU five consecutive times dating back to 2005. Earlier this season, the Greyhounds took a four-game decision against the Norse at Indianapolis.