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Firethorne Earns GNAC Offensive Player of the Week

Junior Linden Firethorne has won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her play in the Hampton Inn Wildcat Volleyball Invitational over the weekend.

The outside hitter led the Wildcats with 47 kills over the four game invitational hitting .280 and added seven blocks. Firethorne racked up 17 kills in a Friday night win over eighth-ranked Cal State San Bernardino, including eight in the last set.

Firethorne had double-digit kills in three out of the four games. She registered 12 kills and a hitting percentage of .417 in a 3-0 win over Cal State Stanislaus and another 12 kills versus then ranked No. 11 University of California San Diego.

The thirteenth-ranked Wildcats will look to continue their winnings ways when they travel to Riverside Cali., Sept. 11, to participate in the GNAC/PACWEST crossover.