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Four GRCC Athletes named MCCAA conference player of the week

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Middle blocker Annie Holesinger and her teammates celebrate after a point was scored early in the third set of the game. (Kennedy Rappleye/The Collegiate)

By Ethan Pols

Four Grand Rapids Community College athletes received Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) player of the week honors. 

GRCC announced Sept. 28 that sophomore Annie Holesinger (volleyball), redshirt-freshman Arie Jackman (golf), redshirt-freshman Elizabeth Meyering (women’s cross country), and freshman Coleman Clark (men’s cross country) were named conference players of the week for the Raiders.

Clark and Holesinger received this award for the second time this season. Clark has placed first in back to back meets and has led the team in every competition so far. 

Holesinger is receiving this award for the second time and has been a catalyst for the women’s volleyball team that is currently on a 10-game win streak. In the past week, Holesinger has beaten her career high on kills in back-to-back games adding to her team-leading 228 kills this season.

Jackman and Meyering received this award for the first time this season. Jackman, the captain of the GRCC golf team, was a part of the Raiders team that made a trip to the national tournament last season and is carrying that success onto the golf course this fall. Jackman led the team in their last match with a score of 223 for the Raiders at the Bill Bockwitz Classic at Spring Arbor University.

The Collegiate reached out to all the athletes that received these honors, but was only able to reach Jackman for comment.

“It’s awesome to be named player of the week,” Jackman said. “It’s really cool to see a lot of the hard work I put in paying off on the golf course. Overall, it has been a solid season. All of the guys are putting in a lot of work into their games as well as working really hard in the classroom… I am really excited for the rest of the season with the guys and looking forward to putting our hard work to the test against some really talented teams from the Midwest.” 

Meyering, who was one of the top runners for the successful women’s cross country team last season, was named All-Region, All-MCCAA and to the MCCAA All-Freshman Team in the 2020 season and helped the team to a MCCAA and Regional championship, as well as a fourth place finish at nationals. Meyering placed 17th individually out of 76 contestants at the Firebird Invitational with a time of 22:12.8, and ran 21:13 at the Lansing Invitational in their most recent competition.

More information regarding Raider athletics can be found here.

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