7   Erica Vandekopple
Erica Vandekopple


Pellston, Mich.



2006: Named to All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team...Earned All-GLIAC All-Academic honors...Played in 107 games and all 31 matches for the Lakers...Started in 27 matches as a middle blocker...Ranked third on the team with a .300 hitting percentage...Averaged 2.36 kills, which was third best on the team...Also ranked third on the team with 13 solo and 86 assisted blocks...Posted 0.93 blocks per game...Added 57 digs, 18 assists and 18 service aces...Broke her career-high as she recorded 13 kills four times during the season...Tallied 13 kills, while hitting .300 in a 3-2 win over Florida Southern (8/25)...Also had 13 kills, two solo and three assisted blocks and hit .346 in a 3-2 victory against Ashland (9/16)...Recorded a .571 hitting percentage, 13 kills, a career-high three aces, and three assisted blocks as GVSU swept Lake Superior State, 3-0 (9/24)...Ended the season with 13 kills, four assisted blocks and two digs in a 3-2 loss to SIUE (11/10).

2005: Played in 96 games and 35 matches for the Lakers...Ranked fifth on the team with 161 kills for an average of 1.68 kills per game...Hit .274 on the season...Ranked fifth on the team with 81 total blocks for an average of 0.84 per game...Tallied 16 solo and 65 assisted blocks...Recorded a career-high 11 kills, a .647 attack percentage, one solo and two assisted blocks in the Lakers first match of the season against West Virginia State (8/26)...Posted 10 kills, a season-high 22 total attacks and five assisted blocks as GVSU beat Florida Gulf Coast, 3-2 (9/2).

2004: Played in 26 games and 16 matches as a freshman for GVSU...Averaged 1.04 kills per game...Tallied 27 kills, five digs and four assisted blocks...Recorded a season-high 10 kills, a .214 attack percentage, three digs and an assisted block in a 3-0 sweep over Saginaw Valley State (10/30)...Posted four kills and a .429 hitting percentage in just her second appearance as a Laker against Southern Arkansas (8/28)...Recorded three kills and a .500 hitting percentage as GVSU beat Ashland, 3-0 (9/17).

2003: Redshirted.

High School: Prepped at Pellston High School under head coach Tim McNitt...Four-time all-conference first team and all-region selection...Named to All-State Honorable Mention Class D team as a freshman...Earned All-State First Team Class D honors her sophomore, junior and senior years...Team was conference and district champions all four years...Helped team to regional championship and Final Four appearance her senior year...Also played basketball and ran track for four years...Was a member of Student Council, National Honor Society and Big Brother/Big Sister...Was a class officer for two years.

Personal: Daughter of Bob and Meredy Vandekopple...Enjoys swimming, reading, hanging out with friends and working out.

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