2017 SCIAC Volleyball Athletes of the Week

September 11, 2017
Molly Holloway
Cal Lutheran
Senior • Middle Blocker • Lakewood, California


Holloway floored 72 kills on 168 attempts with just 23 miscues to hit at an efficient, .292 over the Regals first nine matches. Averaging 2.32 kills per set, Holloway downed 13 kills in a tough, 3-2 loss to No. 10 Trinity (Texas), while adding seven kills in a five-set setback to No. 1 Calvin. Against the Knights, Holloway also served up three of her 11 aces during the nine-match stretch, and added four more in a 3-1 victory over Whitworth. The senior from Lakewood, Calif. was also stellar at the net, contributing 12 total blocks, including a solo and three assists in the Regals’ second loss to Trinity (Texas). 

Volleyball Weekly Release #1

September 18, 2017
Annie Leonard Lindsey Johnson
Junior • Outside Hitter • Atlanta, Georgia


Johnson paced Chapman to a 2-0 week in SCIAC play which featured a 3-0 sweep of Whittier, and a 3-2 win over No. 17 Cal Lutheran. Johnson floored 25 kills on 67 swings with just just six mishits to post a stellar .284 hitting percentage. She averaged 3.13 kills per set, including 3.40 kills per frame in the Panthers’ impressive five-set victory over the Regals which resulted in 17 kills. She also collected 31 total digs including 17 against Cal Lutheran for a 3.88 digs per set average. The junior outside hitter also registered five service aces, two assists, and a solo block during the week. 

Volleyball Weekly Release #2

September 25, 2017
Kylie Cooke
Senior • Outside Hitter • La Habra Heights, California


Cooke led Chapman to a 3-0 week in SCIAC competition, including a hard-fought, 3-2 win over No. 7 CMS. Cooke paced the Panthers with 35 kills, averaging 3.50 kills per set as she registered a .360 hitting percentage for the week which also included 3-0 wins over Redlands and Caltech. Cooke floored 18 kills against the Athenas and hit .375 for the contest, adding six digs and assisting on five blocks in the five-set victory. Chapman remains the only unbeaten team in SCIAC play.

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October 2, 2017
Marisa Rojo
La Verne
Senior • Outside Hitter • Hacienda Heights, California

Rojo helped La Verne pick up three SCIAC victories during the week including a 3-0 win over Chapman, as well as a 3-1 victory over Pomona-Pitzer, and a 3-0 sweep of Occidental. During the three-match stretch, Rojo floored 33 kills in 10 sets, collecting 3.30 kills per frame and hit .253 for the week. She also picked up 25 total digs, including an 11-dig effort to highlight a double-double output against the Sagehens. She averaged 2.50 digs per set for the week and added six service aces, including four against Pomona-Pitzer.

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October 9, 2017
Makenzie Thieme
Junior • Outside Hitter • Corona, California

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 (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. 

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October 16, 2017
Camryn Purdom
Sophomore • Setter • Moreno Valley, California

Purdom directed Whittier to a 3-0 week which featured league victories over Chapman (3-1), Pomona-Pitzer (3-1) and Occidental (3-2) as the Poets improved to 8-3 in SCIAC action. The sophomore setter dished out 95 assists during the three matches including a collegiate career-high 35 in a five-set win over the Tigers. In addition to averaging 7.31 helpers per set, Purdom notched 34 digs (2.62 per frame) and added 21 digs against Occidental. During the three-match stretch, Purdom registered at least 28 assists in each contest. 

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October 23, 2017
Margaux Arntson
Senior • Opposite Hitter • Puyallup, Washington

Arntson of CMS guided the Athenas to a 3-0 week with SCIAC victories over La Verne (3-2), Chapman (3-0), and Pomona-Pitzer (3-0). Arntson paced the CMS offense with 38 kills during the week averaging 3.45 kills per set, while hitting at a stellar .368 clip. She added eight total blocks (1 solo, 7 assisted) during the week, and registered 14 of her 38 kills against the Sagehens, finishing each match with double-digit kill totals. The trio of wins for the Athenas improved CMS to 12-1 in SCIAC play. 

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October 30, 2017
Shelbi Stein
Senior • Opposite Hitter • Laguna Hills, California

Stein of CMS guided the Athenas to a 3-0 week with SCIAC victories over Occidental (3-0), Whittier (3-0), and Cal Lutheran (3-0). Stein hit at an impressive .390 clip for the week downing 30 kills on 59 swings with just seven errors. She averaged 4.29 kills per set and added nine digs, an assist, and five assisted blocks during the week. Stein registered 16 of her kills against the Regals, averaging 5.33 per frame in that contest in addition to hitting .414. Stein also added six digs in that win, while tallying 11 kills against the Tigers. 

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