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Nellie McClung (A)
Olivia Thorleifson of the Nellie McClung Stingers Volleyball team in Manitou is this week’s Tri-Star Rural High School athlete of the week. This 5’10” left side hitter led her team to the Zone 6 Championship, where she recorded 11 blocks and 4 services aces in the final. The week prior she also led her team to victory at the St. Claude tournament. She leads her team in kills and aces, while being 2nd on the team in assists for the season. Coach Lia Plante states, “Olivia has been a big part of our team since she joined in grade 9, stepping in to play numerous positions on the court when asked, without complaint. This year she has come into her own and is one of our go to players when we need a big play made”. This grade 12 student maintains an average of 94%, while also competing in fastball, golf, badminton and track & field.