Sports Briefs

Bishop named GLR Player of the Year

The National Soccer Coaches of America Association named sophomore Braden Bishop forward Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year, and the Daktronics Great Lakes Region Player of the Year, Nov. 7.

Along with Bishop, three more players from the Norse were named to the All-Great Lakes Region first team. Senior defenders Andy Bacon and Dan Impellezeri, and senior midfielder Tony Capurro.

Holmes picked as GLVC Volleyball Player of the Year

Senior middle hitter Liz Holmes racks up another piece of hardware, with the Great Lakes Valley Conference naming her the GLVC Player of the Year, Nov. 7.

Holmes led Northern Kentucky University to a regular season record of 26-7. She currently leads the conference in hitting percentage (.447), kills per game (4.59) and points per game (5.43).

Earlier in the season, Holmes was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week, Oct. 15. The same week, she also became NKU’s all-time leader in career kills.

Holmes was also recognized for her play, by being on the All-GLVC First Team. Senior outside hitter Tristen Dye joined her teammate on the first team.

Dye became the eighth player in Norse history to amass 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.

Junior right side hitter Kristina Eisenmenger is the third player from the Norse to be named onto the first team.

Eisenmenger collected her 1,000th kill earlier this season and ranks No. 2 in the GLVC in hitting percentage (.397) and No. 5 in kills (4.14 kpg).

Norse junior setter Natalie Forbes was named to the All-GLVC Second Team. Forbes is No. 2 in the GLVC in assists with 13.64 per game.

As for the team, it faced Rockhurst in the first round of the GLVC Tournament in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Norse were defeated in a five-game series.

It looked as if NKU was going to pull out the win, but the Hawks came back from a 2-1 game deficit to win the match.

This was the second consecutive year that the Norse lost in the first round of the tournament.

Next for NKU is the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament as the Norse will take the University of Southern Illinois in the first round, Nov. 15 in Allendale, Mich.

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