BAY CITY, Mich. (WLUC) – Michigan Tech junior Emilia Widen has been selected as this week's GLIAC North Division Player of the Week following two great performances.
A junior middle blocker from Burnsville, Minnesota, Widen posted a .679 hitting percentage from 19 kills (3.17 kills per set) on 23 attacking attempts and no errors, along with two digs and two total blocks. Widen recorded a career-best 12 kills on 19 attempts against Saginaw Valley State, with six kills coming in an important fourth set to help the Huskies win 3-1 over the Cardinals. Against Lake Superior State, Widen scored on seven of nine attacks and finished with a .778 hitting percentage.
Widen become the third player to be selected as GLIAC North Division Player of the Week, with Olivia Ghormley receiving the honor three times, and Laura DeMarchi earning it once. Receiving GLIAC South Division Player of the Week honors is Hailey Richardson of Wayne State. Richardson totaled 38 kills (4.75 kills per set) and 24 digs (3.00 digs per set) in a pair of wins over Davenport and Grand Valley State.
Widen and the Huskies are back on Friday (Oct. 26) as they close out their regular season home schedule against Northern Michigan (15-9, 4-9 GLIAC) at 7 p.m. Widen tallied seven kills and a hitting percentage of .333 against the Wildcats on September 11 in a Michigan Tech 3-1 win.