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And the winner is...MN Volleyball Hub Top Performer revealed

By Paul Patane, SportsEngine, 09/30/19, 11:30AM CDT


See which athlete fans voted as having the best performance from Sept. 23-28.

Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Volleyball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.

Fans' choice for top performer

Molly Schultz, Rockford. Schultz, a Kansas commit, continued to lead the Rockets (12-2, 2-1) with, well, her rocket arm last week. The senior setter blasted Litchfield Thursday with seven service aces in a 3-1 win, keeping her atop the state leaderboard. Schultz also had 19 kills, 10 digs and a pair of blocks in the match.

Top performer candidates

Kate Thibault, Watertown-Mayer. Thibault has helped pace Watertown-Mayer (17-5, 4-0), ranked No. 8 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, with defensive prowess this season. The freshman libero had 24 digs and three service aces in the Royals’ straight-sets victory over Norwood-Young America on Sept. 24, and she followed that with 25 digs in a 3-1 defeat of Glencoe-Silver Lake two days later. Thibault leads the state in digs this season, entering the week with 382.

Teagan Starkey, Lakeville South. The junior setter racked up a whopping 117 set assists in three matches for the No. 7-3A Cougars (10-8, 3-2) last week, including 45 on Sept. 24 in a 3-0 defeat of South Suburban Conference rival Apple Valley. Starkey, at 5-foot-11, is No. 3 in the state with 539 set assists this season.

Sophia Andersen, New Prague. A 5-foot-11 outside hitter, Andersen, who begins this week with 1,572 career kills, broke her school’s record a week ago. Andersen has 316 kills this season, and assisted New Prague (14-5, 2-0) to a pair of wins last week. She tallied 21 kills in a 3-0 victory over Waconia on Sept. 24 and followed that with a 17-kill performance in a straight-sets defeat of Holy Family Catholic two days later.

Kate Pryor, Minnehaha Academy. Pryor’s efforts helped Minnehaha Academy end a two-match skid by guiding the Redhawks (5-8, 1-4) to a three-set victory over Bloomington Kennedy on Saturday. The senior outside hitter, who is committed to play softball at Boston University, had 13 kills and 13 digs in the win.

*Stats and records as of Sept. 29

Voting ended Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.


MN Volleyball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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