50 Aces, 17th in the Nation, 3rd in the MAC
431 Kills, 17th in the Nation, 4th in the MAC
6-Time MAC Offensive Player of the Week
by Kyle Edmond, BGSU Athletics
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference announced the MAC Awards for the 2023 volleyball season Saturday morning (Nov. 18). Of those named, the Falcons have two recipients this season. For the second straight season, Lauryn Hovey was named All-MAC First Team while Kat Mandly earned All-MAC Second Team honors.
Lauryn Hovey, Sophomore, Opposite: All-MAC First Team
Over the course of the season, Lauryn Hovey landed a team-high 431 kills, ranking 17th in the nation and fourth in the MAC. For the year, Hovey hit .301 on the attack while maintaining a mark of .327 in conference contests. Hovey also entered the record book with 50 aces for BGSU, tied for 17th in the nation and third in the conference. Of those 50, Hovey landed 33 against MAC foes, averaging a MAC-leading 0.51 aces per set during conference play. During the season, Hovey also won MAC Offensive Player of the Week honors six times, including five of the last six weeks of the season.
Quoting Coach Danijela Tomic
"It is terrific that Lauryn and Kat have been recognized for their outstanding play and contributions to the team. We ask all of our players to develop a mindset of being the best FOR the team. Both Lauryn and Kat are not only excellent players but also great teammates who understand that their individual successes are not possible without their team."
"Lauryn took her game to an elite level this season and has shown again why she is one of the best players in the MAC and belongs on the All-MAC First Team."