Ferris State University senior Arielle Goodson (Grand Rapids/Central) continues to build upon her candidacy for 2010 post-season honors as a result of being chosen as this week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's (GLIAC) North Division Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for her performance this weekend (Oct. 8-9). The announcement was made this Monday (Oct. 11) by the conference office.
Goodson led Ferris State to a pair of home conference match victories over Ashland (Oct. 8) and Lake Erie (Oct. 9) at FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena in Big Rapids, Mich. She combined for a team-leading 33 total kills while averaging a squad-best 4.12 kills per set and hitting at a .364 clip in her eight sets played. The 6-2 middle hitter also averaged 0.62 blocks per set with five block assists and served up two aces for a 0.25 average a set. Goodson posted seven digs (0.88 set average) to go along with an assist (0.12 set average).
In Ferris State's 3-2 win against Ashland last Friday (Oct. 8), Goodson hammered a career match-high 26 kills on .404 hitting efficiency (26-7-47) to go with five digs and a pair of block assists en route to accounting for 27.0 team points in the match. Her previous match best was a 24-kills performance verus Ashland last season (Oct. 10). The contest also was a historic one for Goodson as she became the 17th individual in FSU history to reach the 1,000 career kills mark.
Goodson posted seven kills and recorded a .263 attack percentage while tallying two service aces and three block assists in the Bulldogs' 3-0 decision over Lake Erie on Saturday (Oct. 9).
The GLIAC weekly honor represents the second time in Goodson's career in which she has earned such recognition after initially receiving conference division kudos a season ago (Oct. 12).
This season, Goodson currently leads Ferris State in kills (235), kills per set (4.05), total blocks (51), block solos (12), and block assists (39) as a starter in all 15 matches played in.
For her career, Goodson presently has accumulated 1,019 kills in 104 contests and is 65 kills away from moving into a 16th-place tie on FSU's all-time leaders list. She has also produced 353 total blocks with 93 block solos and and 260 block assists to date. Goodson currently ranks third among the Bulldogs' career statistical leaders in block solos and is listed 14th and tied for 17th place in total blocks and block assists, respectively. A 2009 All-GLIAC First Team and American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region Team selection, Goodson has compiled a current .234 attack percentage and is averaging 2.66 kills per set in 383 career set appearances.
Ferris State has compiled a 10-6 overall record with a 7-5 ledger in the GLIAC North Division to date this season.
Goodson and her Bulldogs teammates step back onto the court this weekend (Oct. 15-16) as Ferris State participates in the 2010 Mizuno GLVC (Great Lakes Valley Conference)/GLIAC Crossover Tournament at Aurora, Ill.