Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University senior outside hitter Aly Brecht (Alma) has received this week's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division Player of the Week honor for her performance in helping the Bulldogs to two league victories this past weekend.
Brecht keyed the Bulldogs' back-to-back league home sweeps over Hillsdale and Northwood as she averaged a squad-high 3.67 kills and added 2.67 digs per set inside the Ewigleben Sports Arena. The senior totaled nine kills with 10 digs in Friday's (Nov. 9) 3-0 league win over the Chargers before adding 13 kills and hitting .367 in Saturday's (Nov. 10) 3-0 triumph over Northwood as FSU stopped the Timberwolves' league unbeaten streak. She averaged 4.08 points per set.
Presently, Brecht has compiled 255 digs, 241 kills, 43 blocks and 23 service aces to date this season. The 2011 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honoree ranks third on the team in kills and fourth in digs this campaign.
Brecht and the Bulldogs will host Wayne State in the quarterfinal-round of the 2012 GLIAC Tournament on Wednesday (Nov. 14) evening at the Ewigleben Sports Arena.
Tickets will be sold beginning one hour prior to match time and will be $5 for adults or $3 for all students, including college students. The first 100 Ferris State students with a valid ID card will receive complimentary admission to Wednesday's quarterfinal compliments of the Administration and Finance Office.
The second-seeded Bulldogs, who topped number one overall seed Northwood by a 3-0 score in Saturday's regular-season finale, would advance to the semifinals by defeating the seventh-seeded Warriors in Wednesday's quarterfinal match.
Ferris State currently holds a 23-6 overall record entering Wednesday's quarterfinal and posted a 16-2 mark in GLIAC regular-season action en route to placing second in the conference behind Northwood by a single match this campaign.
FSU has presently won nine of its last 10 matches to date this season and owns a 11-2 overall home record this campaign.