Quick Hits: GLIAC preseason basketball polls released

Lanthorn Staff

Women’s basketball picked to finish second in GLIAC

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball program is entering a new era, as it will take on its first season under new head coach Mike Williams. In the preseason GLIAC poll, the Lakers were tabbed second in the GLIAC North Division behind only Michigan Tech.

The Lakers are coming off a 20-8 finish last season, and return senior guard Brionna Barnett and junior forward Kayla Dawson. Barnett was named to the preseason First Team All-GLIAC, while Dawson received Second Team All-GLIAC honors.

The Lakers begin their 2015-16 campaign Nov. 14 against Truman State at the GVSU Fieldhouse Arena.

GVSU soccer players earn academic honors

The 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District teams have been revealed. The teams recognize academic and athletic excellence of student-athletes around the country.

Three Grand Valley State players, juniors Clare Carlson and Marti Corby and sophomore Shannon Quinn, earned District 4 First Team honors. Each player maintained a GPA over 3.30 and displayed a high level of play on the pitch.

The players will now move on to the next stage of voting for the CoSIDA All-America team ballot, where first, second and third-team All America honorees will be selected later this month.

Men’s basketball picked to finish fourth in GLIAC North

The Grand Valley State men’s basketball team was chosen by the GLIAC head coaches to finish fourth in the conference’s North Division in a preseason poll released Oct. 28.

Senior forward Ricardo Carbajal was voted to the preseason All-GLIAC North Division Second Team. After two exhibition games against Division I foes, the Lakers officially begin their season on Nov. 14 in the GLIAC/GLVC Challenge in Allendale. GVSU will host Quincy on Nov. 14 and Missouri-St. Louis on Nov. 15, with both games starting at 4 p.m.