Scanlon, Aiken earn GLIAC awards

The GLIAC announced that Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball head coach Deanne Scanlon was named the GLIAC “Coach of the Year” while junior outside hitter Abby Aiken was named the GLIAC “Athlete of the Year” during a ceremony held between GLIAC Semifinals matches at the Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday.

Scanlon took home the award for the fourth time in her career after guiding GVSU to a 26-3 record this season.

Aiken turned in a number of clutch performances for the No. 13 Lakers and finished with the fifth-highest kills-per-set mark in the conference (3.43).

Five Lakers were also named to All-GLIAC teams.

Junior setter Kaitlyn Wolters joined Aiken on the All-GLIAC First Team, while junior libero Christina Canepa and sophomore middle blocker Kaleigh Lound earned a spot on the second team.

Senior right-side hitter Megan Schroeder came away with All-GLIAC Honorable Mention plaudits.