Northern Star Athlete of the Week: Ella Mihacevich

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Sean Reed

Junior setter Ella Mihacevich serves during NIU’s match against the University of Southern Indiana on Friday to end the non-conference slate. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

DeKALB – Junior setter Ella Mihacevich has been named the Northern Star’s Athlete of the Week after serving as a major contributor to NIU’s two wins at the NIU Invitational this past weekend.

The Huskies bested the University of Rhode Island Rams 3-1 to open the tournament Friday. NIU registered a shutout victory over the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles on the following Saturday.

Mihacevich opened the weekend stretch with a double-double, recording 35 assists and 16 digs. She followed up her Friday performance with a 36-assist, seven-dig outing against the Screaming Eagles on Saturday.

Next week’s Athlete of the Week will be announced on the evening of Sept. 26.

The Northern Star Athlete of the Week is voted for on a weekly basis. Votes are gathered from the sports reporters on Monday afternoons.