Bearcats' Ahrens, Sidney take home MIAA volleyball honors again

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In what is becoming the norm this season, Northwest Missouri State’s Maddy Ahrens and Hallie Sidney have been honored as the MIAA specialist and hitter of the week.

For the third consecutive week and fourth time overall, Ahrens has been named the MIAA Specialist of the Week. Sidney has now earned three MIAA Hitter of the Week awards in 2019.

Ahrens (Appleton, Wisconsin) averaged 12.71 assists, 0.71 service aces and 0.86 blocks as Northwest split a pair of home MIAA matches. Ahrens dished out 35 assists, six digs, three blocks, three service aces and a kill in a 3-0 win over Fort Hays State. Ahrens handed out a match-high 54 assists to go along with nine digs, four kills, three blocks and two service aces in a four-set loss to No. 4-ranked Nebraska-Kearney.

Sidney (Chesterfield, Missouri) averaged 4.00 kills/set and 5.00 digs/set and she posted a pair of double-doubles as Northwest split of a pair of league matches at home. Sidney tallied 11 kills and 14 digs to go along with a solo block in Northwests 3-0 win over Fort Hays State. Sidney went for another double-double with 17 kills and 21 digs in a four-set loss to No. 4-ranked Nebraska-Kearney. Sidney added three assists and two blocks against the Lopers.

Northwest (12-2 overall, 5-1 MIAA) will remain at home this week with a two matches in Bearcat Arena. Northwest will play host to Central Oklahoma on Friday and Newman on Saturday.

Northwest’s 2019 MIAA Player of the Week Recipients

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH – Hitter of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH – Hitter of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Sept. 30)

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Oct. 7)

Hallie Sidney, OH – Hitter of the Week (Oct. 7)

Northwest’s 2019 MIAA Player of the Week Recipients

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH – Hitter of the Week (Sept. 9)

Hallie Sidney, OH – Hitter of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Sept. 23)

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Sept. 30)

Maddy Ahrens, S – Specialist of the Week (Oct. 7)

Hallie Sidney, OH – Hitter of the Week (Oct. 7)

— Northwest Athletics —