Freshman Lauren Jonker and Sophomore Cassidy Schumacher both competed in their first season for the GRCC Raiders. Jonker finished 5th on the team with kills (124), and 3rd on the team in blocks with (50). Jonker played in 39 matches and 107 sets for the Raiders. Schumacher played in 26 matches and 36 sets. She recorded 43 kills and 32 digs. The Grand Haven duo helped lead the Raiders to a Conference, State and Region XII Championship, as well as a trip to the NJCAA DII National Championships. The GRCC Raiders finished 6th place overall at the tournament, which is tied for the programs second highest finish at the national championships and an overall finish of 31-8. In addition to helping the Raiders excel on the volleyball court, Schumacher excelled in the classroom as she was named academic All-MCCAA and academic All-Conference. Schumacher recently signed to continue her academic and athletic career at Hope College next fall.
Student-Athletes interested in competing for one of GRCC’s 8 athletic teams should fill out a recruiting questionnaire at www.grccraiders.com