Nov. 28, 2017 - Ferris State sophomore Allyson Cappel and Northern Michigan senior Kayla Chosa were selected to the 2017 D2CCA Midwest All-Region First Team following voting conducted by the region's sports information directors.
The 2017 GLIAC Player & Attacker of the Year, Cappel led the nationally-ranked Bulldogs to their fourth consecutive GLIAC Regular-Season Championship this season under head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm. The two-time All-GLIAC honoree has compiled a team-leading 338 kills to date this year along with 262 digs in leading FSU to a 21-7 overall record and the number one seed for the conference tournament. Cappel has averaged 3.84 kills and 2.98 digs per set while recording a .235 attack figure in 25 matches for the Bulldogs. In addition, she's added 17 aces and 29 total blocks while playing a versatile role in the FSU attack.
Kayla Chosa, 2017 GLIAC Blocker of the Year, finished the 2017 season with 135 total blocks, 103 block assists and led the league with 32 solo blocks. She led the GLIAC for a majority of the year and finished second with 1.30 blocks per set. Chosa also helped guide the Wildcats to the nation's top spot for blocks per set and second for total blocks. For her career, Chosa is second in NMU history with current totals of 111 solo blocks, 337 block assists and 438 total blocks.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies, and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.