FromKALB –The Mid-American Conference on Monday named two players from the NIU volleyball team as its MAC West Players of the Week.
Junior setter Ella Mihacevich was voted MAC West Setter of the Week and junior middle blocker Charli Atiemo was voted Defensive Player of the Week.
Mihacevich started all seven sets in last weekend’s matches against the University of Miami and Bowling Green. She dished out 82 assists over the weekend, taking her current season tally to 635. Mihacevich also had nine digs in the two games to go along with two aces.
Atiemo also contributed to the Huskies’ wins last weekend. The defensive anchor had 15 blocks, setting a new career high with nine blocks in a single game against Miami. Mihacevich’s block total is now 57 this season.
The duo have been amazing this season, with both players earning multiple weekly MAC honors. Mihacevich has won three MAC Assist of the Week awards this season and Atiemo has been named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week twice. The pair helped the Huskies go 13-4 and go 6-1 against opponents MAC.
The Huskies’ next game is Friday at 6 p.m. at home against MAC West rival Ball State University. Live stats can be found on the official NIU Huskies website and the game can be watched via NIU All-Access.