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

By Dominic Davis, SportsEngine, 11/02/20, 3:45PM CST


See who fans voted as the Top Performer for Oct. 26-31

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.

Top Performer winner

Teagan Timperley, Northfield. Northfield continued its unbeaten season behind their sophomore setter's passing. Timperley's distribution guided the No. 9-3A Raiders (8-0, 8-0) to two straight-set wins. She went for 23 assists and six digs at Austin on Oct. 27. Northfield's next match was at Albert Lea on Oct. 29, when Timperley had 32 assists and four digs.

Top performer candidates

Olivia Koeppen, Minnetonka. Koeppen recorded 84 assists in two matches leading Minnetonka — ranked No. 7 in the Class 3A coaches poll from Nov. 1 — to a 1-1 record last week. Her first match garnered 45 assists to lift the Skippers (7-1, 5-1) over No. 8-3A St. Michael-Albertville 3-1 on Oct. 27. In the second, she produced 39 assists in a 2-3 loss at Eden Prairie on Oct. 29.

Alexa Melcher, Elk River. The sophomore libero led Elk River's defense with 52 digs in two matches. Her 28-dig effort against Champlin Park on Oct. 26 couldn't quite keep her side from falling 3-1. In the next contest, Melcher had 24 digs in a winning effort as the Elks (5-3, 5-3) defeated Spring Lake Park 3-2.

Abby Stark, Willmar. Stark held Willmar (8-0, 6-0) together on its way to picking up two 3-1 wins. On Oct. 27, she lunged for 20 digs against Alexandria. Stark found her rhythm on both offense and defense two days later in the Cardinals' match at Brainerd, where she tallied 27 digs, six assists, and four service aces.

Paige Thibault, Watertown-Mayer. In both her outings last week, Thibault reached double digits in kills and digs to help secure two victories over Wright County Conference West Division and Class 2A rival New London-Spicer. She had 12 kills and 17 digs to in a 3-1 victory on Oct. 27. Thibault tallied 19 kills and 16 digs two days when the No. 4-ranked Royals (8-0, 8-0) hosted the No. 10-ranked Wildcats and recorded another 3-1 win.

*Stats and records as of Nov. 2.

MN Volleyball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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