(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Great Midwest Athletic Conference announced its all-conference volleyball team earlier this evening at the championship banquet hosted by Hillsdale. The Walsh Cavaliers finished the regular season as the Eastern Division Champion (18-13, 14-5) and had two players represented on the all-conference teams.
Junior Lauren Loucks (outsider hitter) was named to All-Conference First Team. Senior Olivia Zanolli (setter) was awarded All-Conference Second Team. Loucks ranked second in the conference in kills with 277 and seventh in the conference in hitting percentage (.322). She had a season-best 29 kills against Lake Erie on Oct. 26.
Zanolli ranked third in the conference in assists with 732 (10.93 per set). She had a season best 56 assists in a win over Ursuline on Sept. 7.
Paige Vanderwall (right side) of Hillsdale was named Player of the Year. Freshman of the Year was awarded to Maria Blatnik (outside hitter) of Lake Erie. Hillsdale's Chris Gravel was named Coach of the Year.