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WHITTIER, Calif. – Junior transfer Makenzie Thieme (Corona, Calif.) was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Volleyball Athlete of the Week announced by the conference office Monday.
Thieme led Whittier to a 3-1 week, which included an upset win over No. 14 La Verne in five sets. Whittier then followed going 2-1 during the La Verne Invite which featured wins against Austin College (3-1) and UC Santa Cruz (3-0). Thieme combined for 57 kills and 38 digs over the four-match stretch, and hit at an impressive .346 clip against the Leopards. Thieme floored 26 kills against La Verne and averaged 3.56 kills per set during the week. The junior from Corona, Calif. added 15 kills and 10 digs in a 3-1 setback to Scranton.
Whittier has a big match-up with Chapman at home this evening, Tuesday, October 10 beginning at 7:00pm.