November 12, 2011

Hillsdale’s Ashlee Crowder Named 2011 GLIAC Volleyball “Player of the Year”

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Hillsdale College senior outside hitter Ashlee Crowder (Jenison, Mich.) was named the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) volleyball “Player of the Year” in voting conducted by the league’s head coaches. Ferris State University middle hitter Courtney Rehm (Portage, Mich./Central) was tabbed  “Freshman of the Year” while Ferris State senior Lisa Tobiczyk (Marysville, Mich.) earned “Libero of the Year” honors.  FSU’s Tia Brandel-Wilhelm was named “Coach of the Year” by her peers.


Ashlee Crowder - Hillsdale College

 

Crowder was named the GLIAC “Player of the Year” for the second consecutive season. Crowder finished the regular season leading the conference in kills per set (3.92), and her hitting percentage of .371 ranked third in the conference. Crowder will go down as one of the most decorated players in Charger volleyball history. She is a two-time All-American and has been named First-Team All-Region twice. She was the most outstanding player of the 2009 GLIAC Tournament, and she’s led the  Chargers to GLIAC tournament titles in 2009 and 2010.

Courtney Rehm - Ferris State University

 

 

Rehm had an impressive rookie campaign with the nationally-ranked Bulldogs. She wrapped up the regular-season ranked third in blocks among the GLIAC leaders and has recorded a team-high 93 total blocks this season with 17 solo and 76 assists.  She’s also notched 192 kills and ranks fourth among the team leaders with 2.06 kills per set.  Rehm also is hitting a squad second-best .337 on the year.


Lisa Tobiczyk  


Tobiczyk became the program’s all-time career digs leader this season.  The  senior captain leads the GLIAC with 447 digs this campaign heading into the conference semifinals and has totaled 1,704 career digs in her four years with the Bulldogs.  She had at least 10 digs in 25 matches this season, including 20 or more eight times overall and five of her last seven matches.  Tobiczyk recorded the second-highest single match digs total in school history with 37 this season and is listed among the national leaders in the digs category (4.81 per set).  She’s both a three-time All-GLIAC and GLIAC All-Academic Team selection.

 

 

Tia Brandel-Wilhelm - Ferris State University

 



 Brandel-Wilhelm became the school’s all-time winningest coach by notching her 331st victory with  the Bulldogs by virtue of FSU’s GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinal win over Wayne State.  The 16th-year head coach guided FSU to its 14th consecutive winning campaign this season and the school’s first conference regular-season crown since the  GLIAC split into divisional play.  Under Brandel-Wilhelm’s tutelage, the Bulldogs have posted an impressive 25-2 mark to date and were 18-1 in conference regular-season play.  FSU also earned its highest national ranking in 20 years by moving up to 11th nationally this season along with  second in the Midwest Region.

 

 

 

 

A complete list of the 2011 All-GLIAC Volleyball teams can be found below:

2011 GLIAC Volleyball Postseason Awards &
All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year:
Ashlee Crowder, Hillsdale College
(Senior, OH, Jenison, Mich.)

Libero of the Year:
Lisa Tobiczyk, Ferris State University
(Senior, Libero, Marysville, Mich.)

Freshman of the Year:
Courtney Rehm, Ferris State University
(Freshman, MH, Portage, Mich./Central)

Coach of the Year:
Tia Brandel-Wilhelm, Ferris State University

All-GLIAC First-Team

Name

School

Yr.

Position

Hometown

Kristen Bulkiewicz

Wayne State

So.

OH

LaSalle, Ont./Sandwich

Annie Buxton

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

OH

Aurora, Ontario

Ashlee Crowder

Hillsdale

Sr.

MH/OH

Jenison, Mich.

Katie Fitzgerald

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

MH

Whitby, Ont./Sinclair SS

Samantha Fordyce

Ferris State

Jr.

S

DeWitt, Mich.

Ashley Huntey

Ferris State

Sr.

OH

Stanwood, Mich./Morley-Stanwood

Clara Leutheuser

Hillsdale

Sr.

MH

Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Academy

Abby Lovell

Northern Michigan

Jr.

S

Leonard, Mich.

Arian Martin

Ashland

Sr.

L

Independence, Ohio

Apryl Schmucker

Hillsdale

Sr.

S

Inman, Kan./Little River

Anne Sutton

Ferris State

Jr.

MH

Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview

Emma Wolfe

Northern Michigan

Sr.

MH

Madison, Wis.

All-GLIAC Second-Team

Anesia Benton

Ashland

Sr.

OH

Lima, Ohio

Rachel Billing

Ohio Dominican

Sr.

OH

Anna, Ohio

Abby Ebels

Grand Valley State

So.

MB

McBain, Mich./North. Mich. Christian

Lauren Grover

Hillsdale College

Jr.

MB

Columbus, Ohio/Olentangy

Danielle McQuade

Tiffin

So.

OH

North Olmsted Ohio/Magnificat

Brittany Newberry

Lake Superior State

Jr.

L

Iron Mountain, Mich.

Courntey Rehm

Ferris State

Fr.

MH

Portage, Mich./Central

Sara Skornia

Northwood

Sr.

MB

Bay City, Mich./Central

Danielle Taflinger

Findlay

So.

MH

Lima, Ohio

Lisa Tobiczyk

Ferris State

Sr.

L

Marysville, Mich.

Eno Umoh

Grand Valley State

Jr.

MB

Wyoming, Mich./Park

Sami Vierk

Northern Michigan

Jr.

MH

West Lafayette, Ind.

All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

Cydney Biessel

Wayne State

Jr.

S

Ruby, Mich./Yale

Aly Brecht

Ferris State

Jr.

OH

Alma, Mich.

Kathy Fletcher

Ashland

Fr.

MB/OH

West Chicago, Ill./Community

Lindsay Heller

Tiffin

Sr.

L

Dublin, Ohio/Scioto

Jamie Hoppe

Lake Erie

So.

OH

Green Springs, Ohio/Clyde

Jena Karkos

Michigan Tech

Sr.

OH

Hampshire, Ill./Kishwaukee JC

Caitlin Kopmeyer

Hillsdale

So.

OH/DS

Troy, Mich./Bloomfield Hills Lahser

Lina Lopes

Northern Michigan

So.

LS

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Jeanna Radzinzki

Lake Superior State

Sr.

OH/MH

Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II

Tatjana Rajic

Northwood

Jr.

MB

Belgrade, Serbia

Stacy Rogg

Ohio Dominican

Sr.

OH

Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton

Clair Ruhenkamp

Grand Valley State

Fr.

S

Fort Loramie, Ohio

Mackenzie Vorst

Findlay

So.

MB/OH

Columbus Grove, Ohio

Laura Ward

Saginaw Valley State

Sr.

L

White Lake, Mich./Lakeland

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