Volleyball picked to finish third in GLIAC North

The Grand Valley State University women’s volleyball team was picked to finish third in the GLIAC North Division this year, announced Tuesday in the 2013 Coaches’ Preseason Volleyball Poll. In 2012, GVSU concluded its regular season with a 25-8 (13-5 GLIAC) record and advanced to the championship of the league tournament, falling 3-1 to top-seeded Northwood University. The Lakers returned to the NCAA Midwest Region Tournament, but were upset in the first round by Hillsdale College 3-1. The team will begin its 2013-2014 season at the Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids Classic on Sep. 6 at Fieldhouse Arena in Allendale.