Mackie had a career match on both sides of the net (photo courtesy LBSU Athletics).
Oct. 14 - Bre Mackie, a senior outside hitter for Long Beach State University, has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week. The 49ers played one match, but they made it count against then-No. 21 Hawai'i. Entering the weekend, LBSU hadn't beaten the Rainbow Wahine since 2000, spanning seven matches. That all changed last Saturday in Long Beach California, as Mackie led the charge in a tough five-set victory. She nailed a career-high 20 kills, hit .327 and recorded eight digs (tied for career-high) with nine blocks. She took a team-high 49 swings and committed just four errors, with her final swing coming on the final point of the match. After the victory, Long Beach State went from receiving five points in the AVCA Coaches Poll to 40 in yesterday's rankings.
This is the ninth time a student-athlete from Long Beach State has garnered Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week honors, with the most recent coming from Janisa Johnson on November 29, 2011. The 49ers are coached by Brian Gimmillaro.
|2014 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA DIVISION I PLAYERS OF THE WEEK|
|September 2||Vendula Strakova||Hampton||RS||Sr.|
|September 9||Inky Ajanaku||Stanford||MB||Jr.|
|September 16||Rhamat Alhassan||Florida||MB||Fr.|
|September 23||Caroline Walters||Harvard||MB||Sr.|
|Seotenber 30||Micha Hancock||Penn State||S||Sr.|
|October 7||Arielle Love||Duquesne||MB||Sr.|
|October 14||Bre Mackie||Long Beach State||OH||Sr.|