Top Dawg

Maeve Grimes

Photo by: Megell Strayhorn | Multimedia Editor

Two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships for the Ferris volleyball and football squads, and a trip to the GLIAC Championship game for the women’s soccer team made it difcult to narrow down a Top Dawg candidate.

This week, a member of the Ferris volleyball team is hauling in the honors.

The 23-4 Bulldogs captured their fifth-straight GLIAC regular season championship with a win over the Huskies of Michigan Tech. University Friday, Nov. 2.

The Bulldogs looked spotless as they swept the Huskies 3-0 with the help of Ferris junior setter Maeve Grimes. Grimes gave her team 36 assists, seven digs and one kill, adding six total attacks, as well.

After only playing in five games in her first season and bringing in only two kills and eight assists, Grimes came back with a vengeance in year two providing a spark with 52 kills, 1,276 assists, as well as adding 229 digs and 161 total attacks.

This year, Grimes is already on track to break her previous season-high records. She’s already up to 72 kills on the season and 249 total attacks. Grimes is also on track to best her previous season in the number of assists and digs, currently having 1,099 assists and 236 digs in 2018.

While setters normally aren’t the center of attention, Grimes is sneaking in the points that have benefited the Bulldogs in the best ways. She might not always have many kills, but her number of assists make up for it.

The Bulldogs are set to play in the GLIAC Tournament Quarterfinals Wednesday, Nov. 7, with Wisconsin-Parkside inside Ewigleben Sports Complex.