Riese McArthur named Week 11 Athlete of the Week

After picking up their first two wins in the last two seasons last week, the Assiniboine Community College women’s volleyball team wasn’t satisfied simply getting the monkey of their backs. With two more wins in Week 11, the Cougars showed that they’re not happy just being at .500 – and Riese McArthur was a big part of that message.

With a total of 22 kills and three aces on the weekend, McArthur was a force offensively, helping ACC defeat CMU in both matches of their weekend series. McArthur’s skills go beyond just at the net, something head coach Bryce Wilson has taken notice of.

“Riese has been a good addition in the middle for our squad this year,” says Wilson. “She has a solid all-around game, can terminate the ball, block, and is a great server. She’s going to be a big part of our future success.”

Wilson also points out McArthur’s coachability, and openness to improve her game as factors in her success. With that being the case, McArthur has a high ceiling that the Cougars are hoping she’ll be able to live up to in an MCAC season that is going in the right direction for ACC.

With their Week 11 wins, McArthur and her squad now own a 4-2 record, good for third place in the conference. Coming up this weekend is a huge matchup on the road, as ACC takes on Saint-Boniface in an opportunity to separate themselves from the team that’s hot on their tail.

This weekend could prove to be one of the Cougars most important matchups of the season – and if they want to really make a dent in this league, Riese McArthur is sure to be a big part of it.

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