Quick Hits: GLIAC salutes Wolters, Mencotti

GVL / Emily Frye
Senior Kaitlyn Wolters #7

GVL/Emily Frye

GVL / Emily Frye Senior Kaitlyn Wolters #7

GLIAC salutes Wolters, Mencotti

Grand Valley State University senior volleyball standout Kaitlyn Wolters earned GLIAC North Division Player of the Week honors on Monday afternoon.

Wolters, a setter, recorded GVSU’s first triple-double since 1997 against Ferris State University last week. She posted 34 assists, 12 digs and 11 kills without committing an error. In addition, she averaged 7.30 assists, 2.40 digs and 1.90 kills per set as part of a 3-0 week for the Lakers. Although Wolters is barely into her second season at GVSU, she is ninth in school history with 1,633 assists.

Meanwhile, freshman forward Gabriella Mencotti continues to impress for the GVSU soccer team.

Mencotti was named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week following a strong showing for the Lakers over the weekend. The Novi, Mich. native collected three goals, one assist and seven points as GVSU steamrolled Lake Erie College and Findlay University by scores of 3-1 and 6-0, respectively. She scored two goals at Lake Erie, including the game-winner, and added three more points at Findlay. She ranks second in points and goals and is third in assists among all GLIAC players.

GVSU football team (1-3) heads to Hillsdale (2-2)

After racking up 640 total yards of offense in a 66-28 win over Lake Erie College, the GVSU offense will look to stay hot in a GLIAC North contest at Hillsdale College.

The Lakers rushed for 399 yards against Lake Erie, and may have room to run again at Hillsdale. The Chargers rank second to last in rushing yards allowed per game (223.0) among GLIAC teams, second only to Lake Erie (276.5).

Another interesting matchup in Saturday’s game could be the one between GVSU’s ballhawking defense and Hillsdale’s prolific passing attack. The Lakers lead the GLIAC in turnovers forced (13), while Rockford High School product Mark LaPrairie and the Charger offense lead the league in passing yards per game (283.2).

The game starts at 4:30 p.m. at Frank “Muddy” Waters Stadium in Hillsdale, Mich.

Reigning NCDA champs dodge defeat, start 8-0

The defending national champion GVSU club dodgeball team improved to 8-0 with wins against Kent State University, Saginaw Valley State University and Michigan State University over the weekend.

The Lakers are hosting a tournament on Oct. 12 at Fieldhouse Arena where they will take on SVSU, MSU, Kent State, Central Michigan University and Davenport University. GVSU won back-to-back National Collegiate Dodgeball Association titles in 2013 and 2014.