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

By Matt Bigelow, SportsEngine, 09/18/18, 6:15PM CDT


See who fans voted as the top performer for September 10-15

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

Sarah Luong, Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Luong helped engineer two victories for Benilde-St. Margaret’s last week, and piled up 73 assists in the process. The junior setter recorded 29 assists in a Sept. 11 sweep of Cretin-Derham Hall, then totaled 44 assists, two aces and seven digs in a 3-2 win over Chaska two days later. Her 292 assists this season are among the best in Minnesota.

Top performer candidates

Syra Tanchin, St. Michael-Albertville. Tanchin, a North Dakota State recruit, racked up 29 kills, including 17 in a 3-0 victory over Princeton on Sept. 11, in two matches last week and helped lead the Knights to a pair of Mississippi 8 Conference victories. 

Marlee Turn, Kittson County Central. Turn was terrific last week, stuffing the stat sheet and helping lead the Bearcats to three victories. The 5-foot-8 junior middle hitter was particularly impressive in a 3-0 victory over Warren-Alvarado-Oslo on Sept. 11, recording 16 kills without an error. She capped her week posting 13 kills, five digs and 13 service receptions in a 2-0 defeat of Benson.

MaeLea Harmon, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. The senior outside hitter helped the Buccaneers cruise to two victories last week. Harmon's explosive play resulted in 26 kills, 18 assists and 11 digs in a 3-0 win over Tri-City United on Sept. 11. She followed two days later with seven kills, 21 assists and nine digs in a 3-0 win over Maple River. 

Olivia Tjernagel, Mayer Lutheran. The Northern Iowa recruit's 115 kills lead Mayer Lutheran this season, and last week she led the Crusaders to a pair of road wins. At Glencoe-Silver Lake on Sept. 11, Tjernagel's eight kills, four digs, one solo block and six block assists led Mayer Lutheran to a 3-1 win. She then picked up 11 kills in a 3-1 win at Jordan on Sept. 13.

*Stats and records as of Sept. 16.

MN Volleyball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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