Groth Honored by Horizon League After Record-Breaking Weekend

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: November 12, 2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: -
Brittany Groth and the Phoenix begin Horizon League tournament play this Friday against Loyola at 4 p.m. CT in Cleveland.

By: Ryan Hartwig (@RyanHartwig)
GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - After breaking a pair of school records over the weekend, Green Bay volleyball senior Brittany Groth (Oak Creek, Wis.) has been tabbed as this week's Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. It marks the sixth time Groth has earned such honors, and the third time in 2012.

Groth became Green Bay's career digs leader on Friday, posting a match-high 27 in her team's 3-0 victory at Wright State. Despite recording just six digs as a freshman in 2009, the senior's career total is now at 1,836, moving her ahead of former Phoenix standout Megan Elfering, who had 1,789 from 2005-08. The 27 digs on Friday were the second-most by a Green Bay player in a three-set match, just two shy of her own school record of 29 which she set earlier this season against Auburn.

The libero's second record of the weekend came in Saturday's regular season finale at Valparaiso, where she tallied a team-high 22 digs to push her season total to 665. The total broke her own single-season standard of 659, which she set last year as a junior.

"Our senior class continues to make an impact on our record book," Green Bay head coach Debbie Kirch said. "It was certainly a big weekend for Brittany, not only breaking the career digs record, but also the season record. What makes it even more impressive is that she didn't start wearing the libero jersey until almost half way through her sophomore season. She has done a lot in a short period of time, and I'm very proud of how far she has come."

Groth, who also earned conference player of the week honors on Sept. 24 and Aug. 27 this season, leads the Horizon League and ranks third in the NCAA with 6.27 digs per set. The average would break her own single-season record of 5.78, which she set in 2011.

Green Bay volleyball begins Horizon League tournament play this Friday when the fifth-seeded Phoenix takes on fourth-seeded Loyola at 4 p.m. CT in Cleveland, Ohio. Green Bay split its matches with the Ramblers this season, falling 3-2 in Chicago on Oct. 6 and winning 3-0 at the Kress Center on Nov. 2.

###

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics and Green Bay Volleyball, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.

Follow us on Twitter: @GBPhoenix @GBPhoenixVB and @RyanHartwig

Like Green Bay Phoenix Athletics and Green Bay Phoenix Volleyball on Facebook.

SCHEDULE
Schedule Sponsor
Sunday , August 09
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Exhibition)
2:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, August 12
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Illinois (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , August 21
Women's Soccer 
at Northern Iowa
7:00 PM
at Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Valley Soccer Complex)
 
Sunday , August 23
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota State
1:00 PM
at Brookings, S.D. (Fishback Soccer Park)
 
Friday , August 28
Women's Soccer 
vs. St. Mary's (Calif.)
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at North Dakota
4:00 PM
at Grand Forks, N.D. (Ellig Sports Complex)
 
Sunday , September 06
Women's Soccer 
at South Dakota
12:00 PM
at Vermillion, S.D. (USD Soccer Complex)
 
Friday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. Chicago State
3:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Sunday , September 13
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Washington
7:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Friday , September 18
Women's Soccer 
at Detroit
2:00 PM
at Detroit, Mich. (Titan Field)
 
Sunday , September 20
Women's Soccer 
at Eastern Michigan
12:00 PM
at Ypsilanti, Mich. (Scicluna Field)
 
Saturday , September 26
Women's Soccer 
vs. Oakland
6:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Wednesday, September 30
Women's Soccer 
at Milwaukee
7:00 PM
at Milwaukee, Wis. (Engelmann Stadium)
 
Saturday , October 03
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cleveland State
1:00 PM
ALDO SANTAGA STADIUM
 
Saturday , October 10
Women's Soccer 
at Youngstown State
12:00 PM
at Youngstown, Ohio (Farmers National Bank Field)
 
ON-DEMAND VIDEO
LAUNCH PLAYER ▸
STAY CONNECTED

EMAIL
SIGN UP

FOLLOW ON
FACEBOOK

Cellcom
Fleet Farm
Menominee
Packers Shop
Prevea
S&L Motors
Ticket Star
WMMB
Gallagher's Pizza
Buffalo Wild Wings
Fox Communities Credit Union
Country Inn Suites
Bergstrom
FunDeco
Ron's Cheese
Weidner Center
WNFL