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GVSU Volleyball players earn All-GLIAC honors

Even though the Grand Valley State volleyball team saw their season come to a close earlier this week, they have a couple of individual accolades to celebrate, the biggest of which being Jaeli Primus being named GLIAC Freshman of the Year.

Primus is the first Laker to win the award since 2015. The Hudsonville, Michigan, native led the GLIAC the entire season in total blocks (117) and blocks per set (1.14), while amassing 255 kills (2.48 kills per set) and a .310 attack percentage.

Primus and sophomore All Thompson were both named to the All-GLIAC second team, with Thompson posting 34 service aces on the year, which ranked third in the GLIAC. Senior Kendall Yerkes was also named an All-GLIAC honorable mention after being top five in the conference in service aces per set (2nd) and digs per set (4th).

GVSU Football earns multiple All-GLIAC honors

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announced the 2019 All-GLIAC honorees last week, and 16 Lakers were honored by the conference.

The GLIAC First team featured three Lakers on offense and four Lakers on defense. Senior wide receiver Austin Paritee, junior center Ethan Culberson and sophomore tight end Jay Slager were named to the offense, while junior defensive tackle Dennis Johnson, senior linebacker Isaiah Nkansah, and senior cornerbacks DaMario Johnson and Jaylen Moore were honored on the defensive side.

The second team fielded three Lakers, as senior defensive end Johnathon Williams, junior linebacker Tyler Bradfield and redshirt freshman offensive tackle Garrett Carroll were honored.

Six Lakers were able to earn All-GLIAC honorable mentions as well, as senior defensive end Mike Pettis, junior wide receiver Brandon Wadley, sophomore safety Antonio Strong, sophomore running back Aryuan Cain-Veasey, sophomore linebacker Brendann Brown and redshirt freshman offensive tackle Quinton Barrow were awarded for their quality performances.

GVSU Women’s Basketball announces five signees in 2020 recruiting class

Grand Valley State head women’s basketball coach Mike Williams announced last week the signing of five student-athletes to the program, including a trio of talented guards and pair of premiere post players.

Amongst the guards, GVSU will welcome 6’2″ Rylie Bisballe from Lake City, Michigan, 5’8″ Ellie Droste from Westphalia, Michigan, and 5’9″ Hadley Miller from Three Rivers, Michigan.

The Lakers will also welcome in some size in 2020, as they will bring on 6’5″ Joslyn Brennan from Saint Clair Shores, Michigan, and 6’1″ Kaylee Bakker from Zeeland, Michigan.

Varsity Schedule 

Men’s Basketball: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m., Home vs Indiana Tech

Women’s Basketball: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 3:30 p.m., @ Central State University (Wilberforce, Ohio)