Twice is nice for Ferris State University's Arielle Goodson (Grand Rapids/Central) as she has been selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) NCAA Division II All-Midwest Region Team for the second season in a row.
Goodson, who also attained AVCA All-Midwest Region honors in 2009, was among 14 student-athletes to earn 2010 recognition. The eight all-region teams were selected as AVCA member head coaches nominated and selected their respective all-region players through a committee process. The Midwest Region is one of eight regions in the AVCA. All of the first-team selections from each region will now be under consideration for All-America honors.
A two-time (2009 and 2010) All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) First-Team pick, Goodson recently garnered Daktronics, Inc. All-Midwest Region laurels and was named to the GLIAC All-Tournament Team.
The 6-2 senior middle hitter totaled a career season-best 428 kills for the 2010 campaign and averaged 4.04 kills per set while producing a career single-season high .296 hitting percentage. She notched 97 total blocks on the season, which featured 27 block solos, to go along iwht a career season-best 30 service aces as a starter in all 27 outings played in. Goodson, a 2008 All-GLIAC Second-Team member, amassed 520 total points for a squad-high 4.91 points per set in 102 total sets this campaign. The two-time (Oct. 11 and 25) GLIAC North Division Player of the Week selection chalked up double-digit kills in 24 matches this season, which included 11 of her last 12 appearances.
Goodson concluded her four-year (2007-10) career at Ferris State ranking third among the program's all-time leaders in block solos (108), ninth in total blocks (399), 12th in kills (1,212), 13th in attack percentage (.248), and 15th in block assists (291). She competed in 116 matches for her career which included 431 sets.
Ferris State turned in its 13th consecutive winning season this fall as the Bulldogs went 18-10 overall with a 13-6 record in the GLIAC's North Division. FSU also made its 13th straight appearance in the GLIAC Tournament this campaign and advanced to the tourney's semifinal round.