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Northwood Volleyball All-Decade Team (2010-19)

Selections and comments by Travis McCurdy, Northwood Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

The volleyball team has been historically one of the best programs at Northwood. This group features some of the very best at their positions all-time at NU.

SETTER

Jordan Dunn (2010-13)

  • Ranks fifth in school history in career assists (3,545)
  • Named All-GLIAC as a junior and a senior
  • Had the two highest single-season assist totals this decade (1,123/1,255)
I respected Jordan as a player and as a setter as much as any player this decade. I thought she didn't get enough credit for her play with some of the other great players from that time. While she was very even-keeled during matches, Jordan was also a tough competitor who was a great leader.

SETTER

Hailey Jones (2014-17)

  • Honorable Mention All-GLIAC (2017)
  • Had 2,641 assist in her career, the second-most for any player this decade
  • Also finished with 678 digs in her career
I thought Hailey improved as much as any player Northwood had from her freshman season to when she graduated. She was a great leader and a strong all-around player for the Timberwolves.

OUTSIDE HITTER

Allison Getty (2014-17)

  • Named All-GLIAC all four years of her career, including Second Team Honors in 2017
  • Only player of the decade to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs - one of only five in the history of the program to reach both milestones
  • Ranked first or second on the team in kills all four years of her career
Allison was a great player for Northwood both offensively and defensively. She wasn't the tallest and wasn't a great leaper, but her intelligence found a way to get the job done.

OUTSIDE HITTER

Juliia Pakhomenko (2012-13)

  • Named First Team All-America by the AVCA both of her years at Northwood
  • Earned GLIAC Player of the Year honors in 2012
  • Led GLIAC and ranked third in the country in kills per set as a senior (4.95)
Might be the overall female athlete of the decade. Juliia took Northwood from a good team to an elite level as soon as she arrived. Her offensive game by far the best of anyone this decade. When she got rolling, it was a blast to watch someone be so dominant.

MIDDLE BLOCKER

Sydney Greulich (2014-17)

  • Named Second Team All-GLIAC in 2017
  • Led Northwood in attack percentage and blocks while standing second in kills as a senior
  • Had 478 kills and 150 blocks in her final two seasons at Northwood
This was the toughest call for the volleyball team - choosing between Sydney and Sara Skornia. Their accomplishments and stats were nearly identical, but Sydney's numbers were slightly better. Sydney did a tremendous job making the transition to middle after coming in as an outside. Her growth as an all-around player was very impressive.

MIDDLE BLOCKER

Tatjana Rajic (2010-12)

  • Earned All-GLIAC honors for all three seasons of her career
  • Had 661 kills and 190 blocks in her career
  • Starting middle blocker on the GLIAC and GLIAC Tournament Championship team of 2012
Tatjana was a big part of the best team of this decade, the 2012 championship squad. She was very good offensively and strong as a blocker.

LIBERO

Elizabeth Barker (2010-13)

  • Three-year starter and four-year key player for Northwood
  • Ended career with 1,167 digs, good for eighth in school history
  • Averaged 4.36 digs per set in 2013, highest for any player this decade
Liz saw a ton of time in the back for Northwood in her career. Her senior season was one of the best for back-row players this decade.

LIBERO

Brenna Murphy (2015-18)

  • Honorable Mention All-GLIAC (2018)
  • Averaged 4.17 digs per set her senior season, second highest for an individual season this decade
  • Finished career 1,021 digs
Brenna played as an outside hitter her first two years before switching to libero to finish her career. It was a great decision, as she excelled in the back. Her play and leadership were outstanding, especially in her senior year.