Danielle McQuade smashed 14 kills and had 11 digs as Tiffin University pushed past Ohio Dominican Wednesday night, 23-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-12.
It was the final home match of the season for TU, which improved to 6-20, 5-12 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Panthers fell to 11-16, 4-13.
Mohawk graduate Maureen Kurtz had seven kills for the Dragons, while teammate Tiffany Buchinger had 42 assists and Jordan Jenkins had a team-high 22 digs.
Lindsay Heller had 18 digs for the Dragons, while Maggie Betz had nine kills.
For the Panthers, Brianna Reder registered 10 kills.
Jaeb picked as preseason player of the year
Tiffin University senior guard Mandy Jaeb was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference by a poll of media members. She was tabbed first team in the South Division along with Clare Aubry (an Upper Sandusky graduate) and Laura Bardall of Findlay, Chelsea Harrison of Hillsdale and Jena Stutzman of Ashland.
As a team TU was picked to finish fourth in the South Division, receiving one first place vote and a total of 100 points. Ashland was picked to finish first, receiving nine first place votes and 153 points. They beat out Findlay by one point, even though the Oilers received one more first place vote than the Eagles. Hillsdale picked up four first place votes and 136 points.
Rounding out the standings were Wayne State (77 points), Ohio Dominican (53) and Lake Erie (29).
In the North Division, Michigan Tech ran away with first place gaining 23 first place votes and 174 total points. Grand Valley State earned the only other first place vote and had 145 points for second. Rounding out the poll was Lake Superior State (106 points), Northwood (94), Ferris State (83), Northern Michigan (58) and Saginaw Valley State (38).
Michigan Tech and Grand Valley each had two players named to the first team. Sam Hoyt and Emma Veach represnted the Huskies while Alex Stelfox and Briauna Taylor represented the Lakers. Marie Blazejewski from Lake Superior State was also named first team.
TU men picked fifth in GLIAC South
Tiffin University's men's basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division by a poll of media members. The Dragons received 72 points in the poll. Findlay got 20 first place votes and 170 points as they were picked to win the division. Hillsdale was second with three first place votes and 140 points, followed by Wayne State with two first place votes and 134 points. Ashland took fourth with 96 points. Ohio Dominican (53 points) and Lake Erie (35) closed out the poll.
The Dragons had two players, Karl Finley and Joe Graessle named to the preseason second team all-conference in the South Division. Joining them were Aaron Gibbs of Ohio Dominican, Findlay's Aaron Robinson and Ike Udanoh of Wayne State.
Kyle Caiola of Findlay and Evan Yates of Ashland were each named to the first team. Hillsdale placed two, Tyler Gerber and Brad Guinane on the first team. Joining them was Preseason Player of the Year, Mike Hollingsworth of Wayne State.
Michigan Tech was picked to win the North Division edging out Grand Valley State. The Huskies got 12 first place votes and 156 points compared to the 11 first place votes and 156 points the Lakers received. Ferris State picked up two first place votes and 125 points for a third place showing. Rounding out the poll was Lake Superior State (91 points), Saginaw Valley State (86), Northwood (50) and Northern Michigan (40).
Being named to the first team in the North Division was Jared Benson of Northern Michigan, Greg Foster of Saginaw Valley State, Ali Hadar of Michigan Tech, Kyle Hunt of Lake Superior State and James Thomas of Grand Valley State.
'Berg Men's men picked in OAC
The Heidelberg University men's basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season standings in a vote by league coaches. HU received 49 of a possible 81 points, placing them fifth. Marietta College was predicted to win with a unanimous vote, totaling 81 points and nine first-place votes. Following Marrietta were John Carroll University with 69 points and one first place vote and Otterbein University with 59 points. Capital beat out Heidelberg by one point, for fourth in the OAC line up.
HU women predicted 10th in OAC
The Heidelberg University women's basketball team was picked to finish tenth in the regular season standings during the 2011-12 season voted on by league coaches. The 'Berg received ten points. The University of Mount Union was predicted to win the championship in a unanimous vote with 81 points and nine first-place votes.
Baldwin-Wallace College came in second with 70 points and one first-place vote. Following were Ohio Northern University in third with 63 points and Capital University and Otterbein University in a tie for fourth place with 50 points each. Rounding out places 6-10 were Muskingum University (45), Wilmington College (36), John Carroll University (23), Marietta College (22) and Heidelberg.
HU returns 41.6 percent of its scoring and 32.4 percent of its rebounding from last season.