Volleyball's Arielle Goodson Reaches Notable Milestone

Volleyball's Arielle Goodson Reaches Notable Milestone
Head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm honors Arielle Goodson's 1,000th career kill prior to Saturday's match. (Photo by Ben Amato)

The name Arielle Goodson (Grand Rapids/Central) will now be etched among Ferris State University women's volleyball all-time statistical leaders as the senior middle hitter was recognized for tallying her 1,000th career kill.

Goodson, who was acknowledged prior to this Saturday's (Oct. 9) Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) match against the Lake Erie Storm, reached the noteworthy milestone following a career match-high 26-kills performance in last night's (Oct. 8) 3-2 conference home triumph over Ashland.  The 6-2 middle hitter became the 17th FSU player to attain 1,000 career kills and has presently amassed a 1,019 career total in 104 contests.  She is 65 kills away from moving into a 16th-place tie with Erin Minnis (1998-01; 1,084 career kills) on Ferris State's all-time kills leaders chart.

For her career, Goodson has also accumulated 353 total blocks which consists of 93 block solos and 260 block assists in 104 appearances.  She ranks third among the Bulldogs' career leaders in block solos to date while listed 14th in total blocks and is tied for 17th in block assists. 

This season, Goodson currently leads the Bulldogs in kills (235), total blocks (51), block solos (12), and block assists (39) as a starter in 15 matches played.  She's averaging 4.05 kills per set while hitting for a .270 percentage to go with 13 double-digit kill match performances. 

Goodson, one of the FSU's 2010 team captains, achieved American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region Team , All-GLIAC First-Team, and NCAA Division II Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team recognition in the 2009 campaign.  She also was recognized as a second-team All-GLIAC pick in her 2008 sophomore season.

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