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Strom and Rinicker Earn MCAC Athlete of the Week Honors

By Press Release, 09/13/22, 12:30PM CDT


The Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) has released its weekly volleyball awards for the week of September 5 - 11.

Central Lakes College middle hitter, Megan Rinicker, a Henning High School graduate, earned the MCAC North Division Offensive Athlete-of-the-Week. Rinicker had 38 kills and only 3 hitting errors on 63 attempts for a .556 hitting percentage on the week and added another 10 service aces to lead her team to 3 more wins.  Northland Community and Technical College libero, Haven Beckett, earned the MCAC North Division Defensive Athlete-of-the-Week. Beckett had 50 digs in 9 sets, good enough for a 5.56 digs/set average. With her 34 digs in a 4-set match with Vermilion, Beckett broke the Northland record for digs in a match. 

In the South Division, Minnesota State Community & Technical College setter, Kaia Strom, a sophomore from Fergus Falls High School, had 163 assists, 9 aces, and 20 kills in her 4 matches.  She averaged 9.06 assists per set to earn this week's South Division Offensive Athlete-of-the-Week award. Kiley Nihart, Rochester Community & Technical College's libero, dug up 103 balls in 16 sets to average 6.43 digs per set and also served 7 aces to earn the South Division Defensive Athlete of the Week award.

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Kaia Strom.