- Four Northern Kentucky University volleyball players have been
named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference first team, the league
office announced Thursday.
Kristina Eisenmenger, Natalie Forbes, Kelsey Wesaw and Kim Nemcek
were voted to the All-GLVC first team by the league’s coaches.
NKU was the only school to have four players selected to the first
a senior outside hitter, is No. 2 in the GLVC in both kills per
game (3.62) and hitting percentage (.341). The Notre Dame Academy
graduate enters the GLVC Tournament with 1,699 career kills and
needs just four to move into second place on the NKU all-time list.
Forbes, a senior
setter from Highlands High School, has directed the NKU offense
to a GLVC-leading .315 hitting percentage. Forbes averages 11.49
assists per game and is No. 2 in the GLVC in that category.
Wesaw, a senior
from Lansing, Mich., leads the GLVC in hitting percentage (.348)
and is third in kills per game (3.45). The 6-foot-3 right-side hitter
is in her first year at NKU after transferring from Findlay, and
she has been named GLVC Player of the Week twice this season.
Nemcek, a sophomore
middle hitter from Geneva, Ill., has 300 kills and a .336 hitting
percentage this season. Nemcek, a transfer from Winona State, also
has 247 digs this season.
NKU is 27-6
overall and tied Lewis for the GLVC East Division title with a 16-2
record. The Norse play Southern Indiana in the first round of the
GLVC Tournament on Friday at Romeoville, Ill. NKU is ranked 24th
nationally in the NCAA Division II poll.
is 16-14 overall and posted a 9-8 GLVC mark. The Screaming Eagles
are the No. 3 seed from the GLVC West Division.
season at Evansville, Ind., NKU posted a four-set win against Southern
Indiana. Forbes dished out 50 assists and collected 10 digs as the
Norse defeated Southern Indiana for the fourth consecutive time.
NKU leads the
all-time series with Southern Indiana, 33-9. The Norse have not
lost to the Screaming Eagles since 2004.
Indiana winner will take on either Missouri-St. Louis or Bellarmine
in the GLVC Tournament semifinals Saturday at 5 p.m.
Emily Beckman, Bellarmine, OH
Lyndsay Callahan, Indianapolis, OH
Kristina Eisenmenger, Northern Kentucky, OH
Weslie Gaff, Missouri-St. Louis, MH
Kim Nemcek, Northern Kentucky, MH
Kelsey Wesaw, Northern Kentucky, OPP
Natalie Forbes, Northern Kentucky, S
Beth Robbins, Indianapolis, S
Kyleigh Turner, Indianapolis, L
Elizabeth Cook, Missouri-St. Louis, OH
Katy Hernandez, Rockhurst, OH
Stephanie Sagat, Lewis, OH
Margaret Buschman, Southern Indiana, MH
Savannah Leeper, Rockhurst, MH
Cheneta Morrison, Indianapolis, OPP
Lisa Brinker, Missouri-St. Louis, S
Rachel Ruedi, Lewis, S
Rachel Warrington, Drury, L
Aubrey Boese, Rockhurst, OH
Sara Cramer, Saint Joseph’s, OH
Brittani Oliver, Southern Indiana, OH
Sara deBuhr, Lewis, MH
Katie Ebbing, Quincy, MH
Maggie McGovern, Rockhurst, OPP
Caryn Schoeff, Bellarmine, S
Boomie Williams, Rockhurst, S
Lyndsey House, Saint Joseph’s, L
Player of the Year:
Beth Robbins, Sr., S, Indianapolis
GLVC Freshman of the Year:
Weslie Gaff, Fr., MH, Missouri-St. Louis
GLVC Coach of the Year:
Trent Jones, Missouri-St. Louis