November 25, 2009

2009 Volleyball Review

NMU Seniors
NMU Seniors

 

MARQUETTE, Mich. - The Northern Michigan University volleyball team ended the 2009 season with a loss to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foe Hillsdale College in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Regional Championships. NMU took the Chargers to five sets after dropping the first two. NMU concluded the 2009 campaign with an overall record of 19-12 and 11-5 in the GLIAC which was good for third place in the North Division. 
The Wildcats began the season by taking three out of four matches the first weekend of the season at the Wildcat Open. Over the next five matches the ‘Cats went into a little bit of a dry spell dropping four of the matches. Throughout the middle of September to the end of October the ‘Cats won 13 of its next 17 matches.   NMU ended the season by dropping three of its five final matches.
NMU went on the road for the quarterfinals of the GLIAC Volleyball Tournament to face Grand Valley State who they had beaten in four sets days before in Allendale, Mich. For the second time in less than a week the ‘Cats downed the Lakers in three straight to advance in the tournament. NMU was eliminated from the GLIAC Tournament by Saginaw Valley State in three straight.
A total of four players were named to the All-GLIAC Volleyball Team. Amy Andersen-Goldsworthy and Mandie Meyer were selected to the first team. Cassie Osiecki was picked for the second team while Katt Garvick was an honorable mention selection.
Meyer led the ‘Cats with 403 kills (3.36 k/s) and was fourth in the conference. Andersen-Goldsworthy was second on the team in kills (271), but had a team-leading .267 attack percentage.   Two ‘Cats recorded over 500 assists for the 2009 season. Leading the way was Abby Lovell with 596 helpers next was Maddie Ogden’s 549. Garvick was deadly with the serve as she had a team-high 63 service aces. Garvick was second in the conference in the category while Meyer (48) was third and Becca Feuerherd (46) fourth. As a team the ‘Cats led the conference with 258 service aces. Osiecki led the ‘Cats on the defensive front with 475 digs. Three ‘Cats had 10 or more block solos on the season, Andersen-Goldsworthy and Emma Wolfe shared the team lead with 14 each. Andersen-Goldsworthy had a team-high 54 block assists for 68 total blocks. 
Osiecki leaves NMU with her name in the record book as she is now the all-time leader in digs with 1,856. Meyer recorded 1,213 kills during her NMU career as she is now fifth all-time. 
2009 Results
UW-Parkside, 3-1 (22-25, 25-14, 26-24, 25-23)
St. Cloud, 3-2 (25-14, 25-14, 18-25, 22-25, 15-12)
Winona State, 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16)
UM-Duluth, 0-3 (16-25, 16-25, 21-25)
CS-Dominguez Hills, 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-13)
UC-San Diego, 1-3 (19-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-25)
Cal State-L.A., 1-3 (25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 22-25)
CSU-San Bernardino, 1-3 (23-25, 18-25, 25-20, 21-25)
Saginaw Valley State, 2-3 (23-25, 25-13, 31-29, 23-25, 19-21)
Lake Superior State, 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-19, 25-17)
Michigan Tech, 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-19, 25-16)
Grand Valley State, 1-3 (25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 18-25)
Ferris State, 2-3 (25-18, 21-25, 18-25, 25-12, 6-15)
Findlay, 3-1 (25-21, 25-13, 21-25, 25-16)
Hillsdale, 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 26-24)
Tiffin, 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-22)
Ashland, 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-15)
Wayne State, 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-22, 26-24)
Northwood, 3-1 (25-15, 17-25, 25-22, 25-22)
Indianapolis, 1-3 (21-25, 17-25, 25-23, 12-25)
St. Joseph’s, 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-18)
Drury, 3-0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-15)
Saginaw Valley State, 3-2 (25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 14-25, 15-9)
Lake Superior State, 3-2 (26-17, 26-28, 23-25, 25-16, 15-11)
Finlandia, 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-9)
Michigan Tech, 2-3 (14-25, 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 7-15)
Grand Valley State, 3-1 (26-24, 25-21, 21-25, 25-17)
Ferris State, 1-3 (20-25, 22-25, 30-28, 17-25)
Grand Valley State, 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-18)
Saginaw Valley State, 0-3 (20-25, 17-25, 15-25)
Hillsdale, 2-3 (23-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 12-15)

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