4 - Maddison Thivierge|
|Previous School:||Ashland HS|
Appeared in 26 matches, including 22 starts and 84 sets played…missed five matches with a knee injury…posted averages of 1.30 kills and a team-best 1.19 blocks per set while hitting .231…against Big Sky competition, she upped her averages to 1.52 kills and 1.33 blocks per set while hitting a team-high .277…the 1.33 blocks per set against conference competition ranked as the second best mark in the Big Sky…posted at least five blocks in seven of her final 10 matches of the season, including a career-high nine blocks against both Northern Arizona and Seattle…had a season-high 14 kills and a .542 hitting percentage at home against Montana State…started 95 of the 115 career matches in which she played…named to the Big Sky all-academic team for the fourth time.
Received a medical hardship while recovering from a knee injury.
An honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference selection after starting all 32 matches and appearing in all but one set during the season…posted career highs in kills (2.27 per set) and hitting percentage (.276)…also averaged 0.77 blocks per set…had double figures in kills 13 times, including a career-best 18 against Alabama…hit at least .400 on nine occasions, including a career-high .636 (7-0-11) percentage against Montana State…among team leaders, she ranked first in hitting percentage (among Hornets with at least 10 kills), second in blocks and third in kills…had 13 matches with double figures in kills, including three of the final six contests of the season…also had at least four blocks in 13 matches…a Big Sky all-academic selection.
One of three Hornets to start all 33 matches, and play in all 124 sets…averaged 2.19 kills, 0.52 digs and 0.74 blocks per set…also hit .252, which was the best among Hornet regulars and the seventh-best mark in the Big Sky Conference…accounted for 347 points during the season, the second best mark on the squad…against Big Sky competition, she averaged 2.32 kills and 0.75 blocks per set to go along with a .261 hitting percentage…after tallying double-figure kills twice in the first 17 matches of the season, she had double figures in nine of the last 16 matches…that included a season-high 15 kills vs. Weber State…also had at least four blocks in each of the last four matches, and seven of the last 13 contests of the season…had a season-high .632 hitting percentage (13-1-19) in the season opener against Texas-Pan American…hit at least .370 in 11 matches…had 12 kills, four blocks and a .435 hitting percentage in the Big Sky Tournament quarterfinals against Northern Colorado…one of eight Hornets named to the Big Sky all-academic team.
Appeared in 24 matches, including eight starts at both middle and right-side hitter…averaged 1.07 kills and 0.41 blocks per set…season high of nine kills and a .471 hitting percentage came against Montana State on Nov. 9…had at least five kills on six occasions…had eight kills, a .318 hitting percentage and season highs in both assists (7) and blocks (5) against Weber State at home…a Big Sky all-academic selection.
A 2007 graduate of Ashland High School in Oregon…played four years of varsity volleyball and one season of varsity basketball (2003-04)…a three-time first team all-conference selection…as a junior in 2005, she was a third team all-state, and all-state tournament selection after helping lead the Grizzlies to a state championship and a 34-1 record…also led Ashland to back-to-back conference championships (2005-06), including a combined 22-0 league record…the Ashland High School single-season and career record holder for hitting percentage, she hit .492 during her junior season…had 167 kills and 29 blocks before breaking her foot midway through her senior season, but still garnered first team all-conference honors…a four-year member of Ashland High School’s honor roll and the National Honor Society…Ashland’s 2005 volleyball team combined for a 3.87 team gpa, winning the Oregon state academic championship.
Parents and Wayne and Ellen Thivierge…last name is pronounced TEE-verge…a kinesiology major who is on pace to graduate in the spring of 2012…played for the Southern Oregon Volleyball Club (Ashland, Ore.) from 2003-07.
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