West Named Attacker of the Year as Four Earn All-GLIAC Honors

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GLIAC Release

BAY CITY, Mich.—Senior Ashriel West was named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Attacker of the Year as the Lake Erie College women's lacrosse team earned four All-GLIAC honors announced by the conference Friday (May 2).

Ashriel West earned Attacker of the Year after an outstanding senior season.  For the regular season, West totaled 58 points on 45 goals, 13 assists.  She scored a career-high eight goals in the Storm's win over Tiffin University on April 17, for which she earned Athlete of the Week honors.  West scored four or more goals on six occasions and five or more points on five occasions.  Against Grand Valley State University and Ursuline College, West netted five goals.  In addition to her offensive stats, West led the team with 20 caused turnovers and was second on the team with 63 draw controls and 42 groundballs.  She had eight draw controls three times and a season-high nine groundballs against Wheeling Jesuit University on April 25.  She will finish her Lake Erie career ranked third all-time in points and goals, second in assists, and first in groundballs and draw controls.

Hana Abu-Kwiek (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy Orange) and Samantha Gryba (Okotoks, Alberta/National Sport Academy) joined West as All-GLIAC First Team selections.

Midfielder Abu-Kwiek led the Storm with a team-high 64 points on 46 goals and 18 assists.  She also led the Storm with 68 draw controls and 47 groundballs.  The junior scored four goals or more in six games and five or more points seven times.  Abu-Kwiek netted six goals against West Virginia Wesleyan College on April 1 and Walsh University on April 27. She had a season-high 10 groundballs and 11 draw controls against Wheeling Jesuit.

Gryba, a dual-threat defensive player, totaled 34 points on 31 goals, three assists.  She scored four or more goals three times.  After scoring nine goals in a two-game span against Wheeling Jesuit and Walsh, she earned Athlete of the Week honors.  In addition to her offensive stats, Gryba 18 groundballs, nine caused turnovers and eight draw controls. 

Storm goalie Katie Holden (Whitby, Ont./Anderson C.V.I.) earned All-GLIAC Second Team honors. Holden picked up eight wins this season, making 134 saves.  Against Walsh, she gave up a season-low two goals and allowed zero goals in 30 minutes against Alderson-Braoddus University on April 13.  She made 12 or more saves four times, including a season-high 16 saves against McKendree University on March 23 and 15 at Le Moyne College on March 15.

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