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Peiffer, Graham Named SAAC September Student-Athletes of the Month

Peiffer, Graham Named SAAC September Student-Athletes of the Month

PAINESVILLE, Ohio—Lake Erie College cross country's DJ Graham and volleyball's Brooke Peiffer were named the Lake Erie SAAC Student-Athletes of the Month for their performances in September.

Graham (Gomer, Ohio/Columbus Grove), a redshirt junior, opened the season with a third-place finish at the Ric Sayre Invitational.  His time of 25:33.45 in the 8k set a Lake Erie record.  He followed up that performance two weeks later at the Otterbein Invitational, where he finished sixth with a time of 26:51.2.  In his final race of the month, the All-Ohio Championships, Graham finished 15th in a field featuring some of the top Division-I talent in the state (fifth amongst Division-II competitors) with a time of 25:40.6.

Peiffer (Lansing, Mich./Holt), a freshman outside hitter, helped the Storm reach a 9-6 record in the month of September.  She totaled 167 kills, 136 digs and 26 blocks in those 15 games.  In the Storm's five-set win over Saint Rose, Peiffer totaled 16 kills.  In all but two games, she reached double-digits in kills.  She had a high of 17 digs in the season opener against Gannon University.  She tallied 16 digs three other times.