Quick Hits: Stauffer wins GLIAC Player of the Week

Lanthorn Staff

Stauffer earns GLIAC honors

Grand Valley State junior Kendra Stuaffer ripped off four goals in an unprecedented 18-minute stretch on Sunday against Northern Michigan in the second half of GVSU’s 7-0 win over the Wildcats. Her weekend performance earned her the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Stauffer, a forward from Alto, Michigan, added another goal and three assists in the No. 3 Lakers’ two-game weekend sweep against NMU and Michigan Tech. Stuaffer has 11 goals on the season, good for second in the GLIAC behind teammate Marti Corby.

GVSU swim and dive sweep awards

A pair of international students cleaned up the GLIAC weekly honors for the Grand Valley State swim and dive team. Senior Gianni Ferrero (Germany) and junior Leonie Van Noort (the Netherlands) won the GLIAC Male and Female Athlete of the Week awards, respectively.

Ferrero set a pool record in the 100 backstroke at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee meet, turning in a time of 49:38. Ferrero also won the 100 and 500 freestyle events.

Van Noort set one GVSU varsity record and tied another in her stellar season-opening performance. Van Noort won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.75, good for a GVSU record. Her 500 freestyle time of 4:56.30 was good for both a pool and GVSU record. Van Noort also won the 100 freestyle.

Women’s volleyball to host Alumni Day

The GVSU women’s volleyball team will host its annual Alumni Day on Saturday during a match against Findlay. During the game, the 2005 national championship team will be honored as it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The team was the first women’s athletic team to win a national championship in GVSU history. The squad will also be recognized at the GVSU football game against Findlay for homecoming at halftime on Saturday.