Thelen Named MW Player Of The Week
Sept. 26, 2011
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV setter Stephanie Thelen was named the Mountain West's Volleyball Player of the Week for matches played from Sept. 19-26, 2011. It is the first weekly honor of her career.
Thelen, a 5-11 sophomore from Atlanta, helped UNLV to a perfect 2-0 record last week with sweeps of in-state rival Nevada, Reno and conference-foe San Diego State. She began the week with 26 assists, four digs and four blocks in UNLV's 3-0 win over UNR in Reno. She followed that up with 35 assists, seven digs, six blocks and five kills in the conference-opening match for UNLV and SDSU. The win over UNR was the sixth consecutive in the series, while the victory over SDSU snapped a five-match losing streak to the Aztecs.
"This is a wonderful recognition for Stephanie and the Rebel volleyball program," said head coach Cindy Fredrick. "Stephanie brings a very positive work ethic to the floor every day and has become a very multi-dimensional player. It's nice to see that work rewarded with this honor."
For the week, Thelen averaged 10.17 assists, 1.83 digs, 1.67 blocks and 1.17 kills per set, while hitting .368. She also had two service aces against SDSU. Thelen averaged 2.33 points per set over six total frames.