Katelin Thiessen is the MCAC Female Athlete of the Week

Thiessen’s double-double Friday and 19 points Saturday helped the Pilots sweep their weekend series against SWC

Third year guard Katelin Thiessen played an unusual low number of minutes in PUC’s two games last weekend, but still managed to record a double-double of 12 points and ten rebounds on Friday, while netting 19 points in Saturday’s match.

“She put up solid numbers, while playing about half of her normal minutes,” said Pilots head coach Joel Coursey. 

The Pilots topped the Sisseton Wahpeton College Mustangs 88-58 on Friday and 85-46 on Saturday. PUC got out to big leads in both games, allowing the team to distribute more bench minutes. 

Thiessen contributed defensively as well with five steals throughout the two games.

“She leads our team with her intensity and work ethic, which translates into her on court success,” said Coursey. “Katelin has continued to add to her game, but what has always been at the foundation is the ‘never quit’ mentality.”

Thiessen is from Sprague, Manitoba and is in taking social sciences at Providence University College.

The Pilots tip-off again on Friday, Jan. 17 when they host the TBC Lions.

“We will look to Katelin’s leadership in the second semester as we try to earn an MCAC championship,” said Coursey.

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