For 2009 All-GLIAC Women's Volleyball Release (PDF)
The Ferris State University women's volleyball team placed three of its student-athletes on the 2009 All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women's Volleyball Team in a recent announcement made by the conference office.
A pair of middle hitters, senior Kristy Gilchrist (Macomb/Anchor Bay) and junior Arielle Goodson (Grand Rapids/Central) were repeat selections from the 2008 season while sophomore libero Lisa Tobiczyk (Marysville) garnered her first all-conference honor. Gilchrist and Goodson received first-team accolades while Tobiczyk attained honorable mention laurels.
Gilchrist has registered a team second-most 317 kills and 2.71 kills per set while hitting for a .254 percentage as a starter in 29 of the Bulldogs' 30 matches this season. At the net, the 6-0 middle hitter was third on the team in total blocks with 63 with 58 being block assists. Gilchrist, who earned GLIAC North Division Player of the Week kudos twice (Sept. 9 and 14) this fall, ranks fifth in both service aces (20) and digs (138) among the squad's 2009 leaders. The 2008 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention and 2007 second-team All-GLIAC honoree has recorded 18 double-figure kill match performances to date this campaign.
Gilchrist is currently listed 15th among Ferris State's all-time leaders in kills (1,106), 14th in both total blocks (336) and block assists (291), 19th in block solos (45), and tied for 25th in service aces (104). She has appeared in 119 matches and competed in 441 sets during her four-year collegiate career.
Goodson leads the Bulldogs in kills with a career season-best 362 total and averages 3.23 kills per set. The 6-2 middle hitter also is FSU's leader in total blocks (118), block solos (43) and block assists (75) while starting in all 29 contests played in this campaign. Her total blocks and block solos outputs both represent career single-season highs. The 2008 All-GLIAC Second-Team performer has produced double-digit kills on 24 occasions this season, which includes a current 19-match streak. Goodson, who was a GLIAC North Division Player of the Week selection (Oct. 12), ranks 30th among the NCAA Division II national statistical leaders in blocks per set (1.08 avg.) through matches of Nov. 8.
For her career in 88 matches, Goodson is listed 22nd in kills (770) on FSU's all-time leaders chart while ranking tied for sixth in block solos (80), 19th in total blocks (300), and 21st in block assists (220).
Tobiczyk led Ferris State in digs for the second year in a row with a career single-season best 403 to date this fall and is averaging 3.44 digs per set for the 2009 season. The 5-8 libero, who has played in all 30 contests this campaign, also served up a squad-best and career season-high 37 service aces while posting a 0.32 ace per set average.
In 59 career appearances, Tobiczyk currently sits in a tie for 21st place among FSU's all-time digs leaders with a 777 career total.
Ferris State has assembled a 19-11 overall record this season, which included a 10-6 mark in the GLIAC's North Division. The Bulldogs, under 14th-year head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm, generated the program's 12th consecutive winning season in 2009 and earned their 12th straight trip to the GLIAC Tournament.