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INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleveland State University senior Beth Greulich has been named Horizon League Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week, while Youngstown State University junior Laurie Shives has earned Defensive Player of the Week honors for the period of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
Greulich, a right-side hitter from Troy, Ohio, collected 36 kills (4.00 kps) and hit .471 (36 K, 3 E, 70 TA) for the Vikings last week. She also registered eight block assists en route to 40 points (4.44 pps).
Greulich helped CSU post a trio of 3-0 home wins last week -- Tuesday over Eastern Michigan University, Friday over the University of Illinois at Chicago and Saturday over Loyola University Chicago.
Shives, a defensive specialist from Grove City, Ohio, recorded 38 digs for a League-best 5.43 average. She was also tagged with just one serve reception error in 47 chances for the Penguins.
Shives helped YSU pull off a 3-0 upset of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday and posted a match-high 25 digs against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday.
Youngstown State's victory was its first over Milwaukee in 18 meetings since joining the League in 2001. It also ended UWM's string of 37 straight regular-season conference wins at the Klotsche Center.
Youngstown State (5-11, 3-3) will play two matches this week -- Tuesday against Wright State University and Wednesday vs. Cleveland State (14-5, 4-1). The Vikings have three contests on this week's slate, including home dates with Milwaukee on Saturday and Green Bay on Sunday.
Other Horizon League top performances (Sept. 28-Oct. 4)
Maggie Bonomini, Cleveland State, Senior, L -- 3-0 record, 9 SP, 44 Digs
Carmen Leitermann, Green Bay, Freshman, MB -- 2-0 record, 6 SP, 4 BS, 5 BA, 9 TB
Alyse Serritella, Loyola, Junior, L -- 1-1 record, 8 SP, 41 Digs
Angie Porche, Valparaiso, Senior, OH -- 1-0 record, 3 SP, 16 K, 35 TA, .400 Pct
Shaunda Sandifer, Wright State, Junior, MB -- 0-3 record, 14 SP, 60 K, 131 TA, .305 Pct, 16 TB
Ruth Boscaljon, Youngstown State, Senior, MH -- 1-1 record, 7 SP, 23 K, 61 TA, .262 Pct, 10 TB