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GVSU’s Corby named DII Player of the Year

Grand Valley State sophomore Marti Corby was named the NCAA Division II Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) on Dec. 18.

Corby, a midfielder, was earlier named an NCSAA All-American, her second selection in two years, becoming just the fifth Laker to earn two All-America selections.

Corby becomes the third Laker to earn Player of the Year honors, joining Irie Dennis and Jenna Wenglinski, who won the award in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Corby ranked eighth nationally with 13 assists, while posting 12 goals, good for second on the team. The sophomore notched 37 total points to finish the season tied for 18th most among Division II players.

The Ada, Mich. native, who currently stands at sixth in GVSU’s record book for career points per game (1.33), helped lead the Lakers to their fourth national championship with a 3-0 win over Rollins in December.

GVSU on pace to win 10th straight Directors’ Cup

After winning nine Directors’ Cups in the last 11 years, Grand Valley State is in strong position to capture another.

Learfield Sports and NACDA released the first set of standings in December, showing GVSU atop the rankings with 373 points. Long Island University-Post follows in second place with 294 points, while Colorado Mines is in third (255.5).

GVSU catapulted itself to the top of the standings with a dominating showing at the NCAA Division II Fall Sports Festival in Louisville, Ky. in December, competing in four NCAA Division II national championships and garnering 373 out of 400 possible points. 

The Lakers won national titles in women’s cross country and women’s soccer (each worth 100 points), while finishing second in men’s cross country (90) and third in volleyball (83).

GVSU won the 2013-14 Directors’ Cup with 1,030 points.