Ferris State Volleyball Captures Third-Straight GLIAC Tournament Championship

Ferris State Volleyball Captures Third-Straight GLIAC Tournament Championship

Big Rapids, Mich. – The Ferris State University women's volleyball team brought home its third consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament Championship with a 3-0 victory over the Ashland Eagles on Sunday (Nov. 20) afternoon before a capacity crowd at the Ewigleben Sports Arena. 

Ferris State won 28-26, 25-22 and 25-14 as they swept the conference regular-season and tournament championships for the second-straight season.

The Bulldogs fended off an early charge in the first set, as they faced set point twice, but fought back to take the opening frame before wrapping up a match in which they didn't trail again. 

Senior setter Stephanie Sikorski, who was named GLIAC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year, capped off a weekend of awards by being chosen as the Most Valuable Player of the GLIAC Tournament, finishing an impressive weekend with  40 assists, 11 digs, three service aces, two kills and a block assist in the championship match. 

Freshman outside hitter Allyson Cappel led Ferris State with 17 kills and earned her way on to the All-GLIAC Tournament team. Junior outside hitter Ayanna Buckley also earned All-GLIAC Tournament team laurels with nine kills in the championship match. 

Defensively, junior libero Lauren Reminga paced Ferris State with 16 digs while junior middle hitter Maria Kronner had three total blocks on the day. Sophomore Katie Placek chipped in with 12 digs.

Ashland's Ali Cudworth paced the Eagles with 12 kills. The senior also had 14 digs and three service aces. 

Despite two close sets, the Bulldogs fired a blistering .406 attack percentage in the third set and the Eagles hit only .025 in the frame. 

With the win, Ferris State improved to 28-5 overall this season. The win was FSU's 24th in a row as they now look towards the NCAA Tournament. 

The official NCAA Tournament pairings will be announced on Monday evening via NCAA.com at 7:30 p.m. (ET). Stay tuned to FerrisStateBulldogs.com for additional information.