Makenzie Thieme named All-West Region

Makenzie Thieme named All-West Region

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AVCA Division III All-West Region Teams

WHITTIER, Calif. – The Division III All-West Region Teams were announced for Volleyball Thursday by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and junior Makenzie Thieme (Corona, Calif.) represented the Purple & Gold being named Honorable Mention.

Thieme was one of six Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) student-athletes recognized as she earns this award for the first time in her career.

She is coming off a 1st Team All-SCIAC selection as an outside hitter and put together an impressive first year.  On the season she played in all 27 matches collecting 335 kills, averaging 3.45 kills per set.  She added 13 assists and 25 service aces, while collecting 196 digs, averaging 2.02 digs per set.   

In SCIAC she was the top outside hitter ranking No. 1 in kills, kills per set, points, points per set, and total attacks.    

West Region Player of the Year: Margaux Arntson (Claremont-M-S)

West Region Freshman of the Year: Corinne Novak (Mary Hardin-Baylor)

West Region Coach of the Year: Rick Swan (Colorado College)