Quick Hits: Two Lakers earn POW honors

GVL / Emily Frye
#7 Senior Kaitlyn Wolters

GVL / Emily Frye

GVL / Emily Frye #7 Senior Kaitlyn Wolters

Lanthorn Staff

  • Parling, Wolters earn GLIAC awards 

A pair of Grand Valley State athletes were honored by the GLIAC over the weekend for their impressive play. 

GVSU quarterback Heath Parling was slated as the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week following a six-touchdown performance in a 42-7 win over Tiffin. Parling went 17-32 for 254 yards and four touchdowns through the air, while rushing three times for 40 yards and another two scores. The six touchdown performance is a career-high for Parling.

On the hardwood, fellow senior Kaitlyn Wolters continued her terrific season. Wolters was named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week following two solid matches in which GVSU earned two sweeps. In the pair of wins, Wolters racked up 60 assists, 21 digs, 12 kills, five blocks and two aces. Wolters, a setter, totaled 12 kills and hit .632 without committing an error. She also recorded her 2,000th career assist early in Friday night’s game against Saginaw Valley State.

  • ‘Chief’ leads GVSU to exhibition win

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team shot efficiently and dominated in the paint en route to a 82-64 victory over Hope in an exhibition contest on Tuesday night. GVSU shot 50 percent from the field, while out-rebounding the Dutchmen 46-28. The Lakers took a 44-22 lead into the locker room at halftime against a consistently strong Division III squad.

Senior center Darren “Chief” Washington led GVSU with a game-high 20 points, converting 8-of-9 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws. Junior forward Ricardo Carbajal notched 13 points, while senior forward Chaz Rollins grabbed 10 rebounds and nine points.

GVSU opens the season with a pair of road games this weekend against Missouri-St. Louis and Quincy on Nov. 15 and 16.