Quick Hits: Lakers earn all-region honors

GVL / Emily Frye
(#14) Senior Christina Canepa

GVL / Emily Frye

GVL / Emily Frye (#14) Senior Christina Canepa

Lanthorn Staff

Three volleyball players garner all-region laurels

A trio of Grand Valley state volleyball players were named to the 2014 Daktronics All-Region Team last week. Earning first-team honors were senior libero Christina Canepa and senior setter Kaitlyn Wolters. Senior outside hitter Abby Aiken earned second-team honors.

Canepa, who ranks second in GVSU history in career digs, is posting another impressive season for the Lakers defensively while Wolters, the 2014 GLIAC Player of the Year, is putting up big numbers on the attack. She recorded 1,016 assists this season, while racking up a .418 hitting percentage.

Aiken, the 2013 Midwest Region Player of the Year, had the second-most kills for GVSU at 2.53 per set, posting a total of 268 kills on the season.

Football players rack up all-conference accolades

Thirteen members of the Grand Valley State football team earned 2014 All-GLIAC honors last week. Four players – defensive lineman Matt Judon, offensive lineman Jim Walsh, wide receiver Jamie Potts and punter Chris Picano – were named to the All-GLIAC First Team.

Defensive lineman Isiah Dunning, defensive back Deonté Hurst and Brandon Revenberg earned second-team laurels, while defensive lineman Frank Boenzi, cornerback DeVonté Jones, defensive end Matt Mosley, quarterback Heath Parling, running back Chris Robinson and tight end Joe Wirth were all tagged with honorable mention All-GLIAC honors.

GVSU finished the season with a 6-5 record, including six wins in its final eight games.

Basketball team inks two recruits for next season

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team added two members to its recruiting class for the 2015-16 season last week. Lindsay Kusbel (St. John, Ind.) and Laekyn Jaciuk (Southgate, Mich.) will don Laker uniforms next year.

Kusbel, a 6-foot forward for Lake Central High School, averaged 10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a junior, while earning a spot on the All-Area Second Team.

Jaciuk, a senior at Southgate Anderson High School, averaged 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in her junior season. She helped lead her Titans to a 21-3 record in 2013-14.