Loucks and Zanolli named to G-MAC All-Conference Team

Loucks and Zanolli named to G-MAC All-Conference Team

(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. 

Great Midwest Athletic Conference: All-Conference First Team
PAIGE VANDERWALL - Hillsdale College – Right Side - Senior
LAUREN LOUCKS - Walsh University - Outside Hitter - Junior
CRYSTAL KEDROSKE - Lake Erie College - Outside Hitter - Senior
KARA VYLETEL - Hillsdale College - Outside Hitter - Senior
JENNA HUFFMAN - Tiffin University – Middle Blocker - Junior
SHELBY KIN - University of Findlay - Middle Blocker - Junior
LAUREN WILLOW - Cedarville University - Middle Blocker - Sophomore
ALLYSSA VAN WIENEN - Hillsdale College - Middle Blocker - Sophomore
LINDSEY MERTZ - Hillsdale College - Setter - Sophomore
HAILEE OLSON - University of Findlay - Setter - Senior
TAYLOR WIESE - Hillsdale College - Libero - Junior
MORGAN BRIGGS - Lake Erie College - Libero - Junior
 
Great Midwest Athletic Conference: All-Conference Second Team
AMANDA CURRY - Tiffin University - Outside Hitter - Senior
MOLLY HAMMERSMITH - University of Findlay - Right Side - Junior
VICTORIA HENDERSON - Ursuline College - Outside Hitter - Junior
IZZY MURPHY - University of Findlay - Outside Hitter - Junior
AMANDA WINNER - University of Findlay - Outside Hitter - Senior
MALLORY ADAMS - Malone University - Middle Blocker - Senior
HANNAH GATES - Hillsdale College - Middle Blocker - Junior
HANNAH ELIASON - Malone University - Middle Blocker - Junior
MADISON MOORE - University of Findlay - Middle Blocker - Sophomore
OLIVIA ZANOLLI - Walsh University - Setter - Senior
KATELYN SELLENY - Ursuline College - Setter - Senior
KARA SCHERGER - University of Findlay - Libero - Senior
 
Walsh defeated Cedarville in the quarterfinals 3-1 (25-20, 25-11, 20-25, 25-19) at home on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Walsh will face Findlay tomorrow night in the semifinals at Hillsdale at 7:30 p.m.