Four Lakers earn GLIAC awards

Four members of the No. 1 Grand Valley State University women’s soccer team were honored with GLIAC awards on Friday after the team finished the regular season with a conference record of 12-0.

GVSU head coach Dave DiIanni was voted “Coach of the Year” for the fifth time in his 11-year career. The team finished with an overall record of 16-0-1.

Seven Lakers were named to the All-GLIAC First Team.

GVSU senior goalkeeper Abbey Miller was awarded the GLIAC’s first “Goalkeeper of the Year” honor after recording the second-longest shutout streak in NCAA Division II history (1,222:08). She finished with 13 shutouts.

Senior defender Kayla Kibble became the seventh-straight Laker to win the “Defensive Player of the Year” award, while junior forward Jenny Shaba was named “Offensive Player of the Year” after leading the GLIAC in points (27).