Lakers Begin Season at Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids Classic on Friday
Senior Finished Career as One of GVSU's All-Time Best Blockers
Lakers End 2012 Season With 25-8 Record
Senior Middle Blocker Ranks Third All-Time in Career Blocks
Ronda and Ruhenkamp Named to GLIAC All-Tournament Team
GVSU volleyball middle blocker Eno Umoh talks about her unique path to joining the volleyball team, her knack for blocking, and being the only senior on this year's team.
2012: Named to the Daktronics All-Midwest Region First Team...Also earned All-GLIAC First Team honors...Appeared in 31 matches (making 31 starts) and played in a total of 113 sets...Led GVSU in total blocks (145), block assists (115), and solo blocks (30), while placing second on the team in hitting percentage (.273), fourth in kills (238), and tied for sixth in aces (17)...Ranked second in the GLIAC in all blocking categories (including 1.28 blocks per set)...Ranks second in GVSU career history with 425 block assists and third with 509 total blocks...Led Lakers in assisted blocks during all four seasons of her career...Notched at least one block in all 31 matches, including 10 block assists in five-set win at Saginaw Valley State (11/2)...Tallied one or more solo blocks in 21 contests, including three solo rejections in a pair of matches...Put away double-digits in kills nine times, including season-high 18 kills and a .500 hitting percentage in 3-1 win over Hillsdale in regular season finale (11/10)...Recorded 15 kills (and zero errors) in 22 attempts for a .682 hitting percentage in four-set win over Missouri S&T (10/12) in GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tournament...Followed that performance with 10 kills, a .600 hitting percentage, and seven total blocks (three solo) in sweep of Bellarmine (10/12)...Totaled nine kills and eight blocks in 3-0 sweep of Hillsdale in GLIAC Tournament (11/14)...Notched 14 kills and four blocks in NCAA Tournament against Hillsdale (11/29)...Recorded five or more blocks in 17 of 31 matches, including seven total blocks in three of first four matches of the season...Earned GLIAC North Division Player of the Week honors twice (Oct. 15, Oct. 22).
2011: Named to the All-GLIAC Second Team...Started in all 27 matches and played in 101 total sets, the team's only player to start in all 27 matches...Finished first on the team in total blocks (126), solo blocks (28), block assists (98), blocks per set (1.25), and service aces (23)...Also ranked second on the team in kills (169), hitting percentage (.255), and points (269.0)...Added 70 digs and six assists...Ranked second in the GLIAC in total blocks, solo blocks, block assists, and blocks per set...Notched a block in all 27 matches, including career-high 14 total blocks (two solo, 12 assists) in five-set match at Northwood (11/6)...Tallied nine kills and eight blocks (one solo, seven assists) in 3-0 win at Ohio Dominican (10/28)...Rejected eight shots (one solo, seven assists) to go with five kills and two service aces in five-set home win over Findlay (9/24)...Season-high 12 kills (and a .429 hitting percentage) came in five-set match at Northern Michigan (9/10), in which she added five blocks and five digs...Recorded nine kills in 12 swings (without an error) for a season-high .750 hitting percentage in three-set sweep at Lake Superior State (11/4), adding seven blocks (three solo, four assists) and an ace...Served up career-high six aces, added six block assists, and notched five kills in 10 attempts without an error in three-set home win over Michigan Tech (10/21)...Heads into senior season with 310 career block assists (ninth-most in GVSU history), while her 364 total blocks is just 17 rejections shy of 10th place in program history.
2010: Appeared in 113 sets while seeing time in all 33 matches for the Lakers...Ranked first on the team in block assists (116), second in hitting percentage (.269), total blocks (135), and solo blocks (19)...Finished in third place in GLIAC in blocks per set (1.19) and total blocks...Recorded a block in 31 of 33 matches and a kill in 32 of 33 contests...Totaled at least five blocks in 13 matches this season, including a season-high nine rejections (two solo, seven assists) in 3-1 win at Michigan Tech (10/23)...Followed her nine-block performance with eight blocks (including a career-high six solo blocks) in 3-1 win at Northern Michigan (10/24) the very next day...Tallied a career-high nine kills and added seven block assists in the GLIAC Tournament championship match at Hillsdale (11/14)...Hit .500 or better in a match six times, including five kills in six attempts for a .833 hitting mark at Lake Superior State (9/18) and eight kills in 11 attempts for a .636 clip in a 3-0 win at Saginaw Valley State (10/2).
2009: Played in 27 matches (making 13 starts) and appeared in 88 sets...Led GVSU in block assists (96), was second in total blocks (103), and fifth in kills (92)...Ranked third in the GLIAC in blocks per set (1.17)...Totaled season-high 10 block assists and six kills in first collegiate match, a 3-1 win over Texas-Permian Basin (8/28)...Recorded a block in 26 of 27 matches...Supplied eight total blocks and six kills (with a .455 hitting percentage) against Wayne State (9/12)...Notched career-high seven kills in three matches, including seven kills (and just one error) in 13 attempts in 3-1 win at Northern Michigan (9/18)...Added six kills (without an error) in 11 attempts for a .545 hitting percentage in 3-0 home win over Tiffin (10/10).
High School: Prepped at Wyoming Park High School under head coach Florence Castillo...Earned all-conference, most valuable player, and team captain laurels during her time with the Vikings..Lettered in track & field and basketball...Totaled all-conference honors three times in track & field...Named all-state and all-region in the hurdles...Set a long jump record with a leap of 17'4"...Played for Courthouse team in U-17 that finished fourth in state tournament...Participated in student council and was class president during her junior and senior years.
Personal: Daughter of Ernest Umoh and Emme Ekanem...Enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and running hurdles...Majoring in pre-physical therapy.