Quick hits: Lelito signs with Tennessee Titans
Former GVSU football player Tim Lelito signs with Tennessee Titans
After four seasons with the New Orleans Saints, Grand Valley State alum Tim Lelito signed with the Tennessee Titans after his stint on the free agent market. Lelito met with the Detroit Lions the previous week before signing with the Titans.
Lelito will join a Titans’ offensive line that was ranked No. 1 last season by Pro Football Focus. The St. Claire, Michigan native will join two other Michigan natives on the offensive line. Left tackle Taylor Lewan from the University of Michigan and right tackle Jack Conklin from Michigan State will man the line aside Lelito.
Standing at 6-foot-4, the 315-pound Lelito played 63 games at guard and center for the Saints. Lelito, 27, made 24 starts during his four-year tenure with the Saints including seven last season.
Joining the AFC South Division, Lelito will face off twice against fellow GVSU-alum Dan Skuta on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Skuta and Lelito could come head-to-head on the field with Skuta playing the linebacker position for the Jaguars.
GVSU club roller hockey earn six spots on the All-MCRHL Team
The Grand Valley State men’s Division I and III roller hockey teams represented six players in the All-Midwest Collegiate Roller Hockey League Team. The MCRHL selects 10 Division I players and five Division III players, and GVSU had three players selected for each team.
On the Division I team, captain Garrett Polish, assistant captain Kenny Wurth and goaltender Chance Boutin were all selected. Polish, a junior forward, was the only player selected to the First Team. Polish scored 34 goals to go along with 24 assists for the sixth-most points in the MCRHL.
Wurth was selected to the Second Team with 15 goals and 36 assists. His 36 assists marked the third-highest in the MCRHL and fifth-highest in the nation. Boutin’s Second-Team selection marked his first career selection. Boutin posted a 3.17 goals against average and a .849 save percentage.
On the Division III team, captain Carl Soderling, forward Tyler Glenfield and goaltender Dan Raicevich were all selected to the All-MCRHL Team. Soderling recorded 17 goals and 15 assists in 16 regular season games. The Sweden native led all MCRHL Division III players in scoring in the regular season.
Glenfield scored 23 goals and eight assists in his first season on the team. His 23 goals were fifth most in the nation. He also led the MCRHL in game-winning goals with three. Raicevich posted a 13-1-1 record in the regular season with a 2.61 goals against average.
GVSU men’s club volleyball climbs rankings
For the first time this season, the Grand Valley State men’s Division I volleyball team cracked the top-25 Mizuno NCVF National Men’s Rankings. The Lakers climbed to No. 19 after winning the Great Midwest Men’s Volleyball Conference Championship for the second consecutive season.
In the previous ranking, the Lakers were an honorable mention selection. By making the top-25, the Lakers are the only non-NCAA Division I institution to make the cut. The Lakers are on a nine-game winning streak after beating No. 10 Miami (Ohio) on their way to the conference championship.
The team only has only player that played volleyball competitively before arriving at GVSU. The inexperienced team will compete in the 2017 MIVA Championships in Dekalb, Illinois starting Saturday, April 1.