BIG RAPIDS–Ferris State University sophomore Syann Fairfield has been named the Offensive Volleyball Player of the Week by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC).
Fairfield, a former all-state volleyball player from North Muskegon High School, is a middle hitter for the Bulldogs.
While at North Muskegon, she set the school record for kills under Coach Heather Claussen.
Last week, the Bulldogs won three conference matches at Jim Wink Arena.
Ferris State is 19-9 on the season with a 14-2 conference record.
Fairfield posted a team-leading 3.80 kills and 1.40 blocks per set, to go along with 47.5 points for an average of 4.8 points per set. On Saturday, Fairfield had 16 kills in the Bulldogs’ win over Purdue Northwest. The previous night (Friday) she had 12 kills and nine blocks against Grand Valley State. Last Monday, against Lake Superior, Fairfield contributed 10 kills, five blocks and an ace.
This season, Fairfield has 269 kills, 29 aces, 73 digs to go along with 15 blocks for the Bulldogs.
Syann is majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Muskegon Big Reds football coach Shane Fairfield and Jenny DeJohn.