Huskie of the Week: Charli Atiemo

NIU volleyball rakes in second Northern Star Athlete of the Week selection


Alyssa Queen

Sophomore middle blocker Charli Atiemo was selected as the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week after racking up 15 blocks and four digs during NIU volleyball’s pair of wins on Oct. 7-8. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)

DeKALB – Sophomore middle blocker Charli Atiemo from NIU volleyball added to her weekend accolades with a selection as this week’s Northern Star Huskie of the Week.

Atiemo was one of many contributors to NIU’s pair of victories over conference opponents over the Homecoming weekend. NIU bested Bowling Green State University to open the weekend competition on Friday. The following match resulted in another NIU win as the Huskies swept the Miami University RedHawks in straight sets.

Atiemo had six blocks and a pair of digs in NIU’s 3-1 victory over the Falcons. The sophomore followed up with a career-high nine solo blocks and another pair of digs.

Atiemo ranks fifth in the Mid-American Conference with 1.14 blocks per set. She also owns the second-best hitting percentage in the conference at .391.

Her efforts also earned her her second MAC West Defensive Player of the Week honor this season.

NIU remains at home to host Ball State University at 6 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Both matches will be played at Victor E. Court. Streaming will be available on NIU All-Access. Live statistics will be presented by SIDEARM Sports