5 Sierra Athen
5 Sierra Athen
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Red Oak, Iowa
Position: OH
Previous School(s): Red Oak HS
m 35
k/s 3.19
h % .180
a/s 0.18
b/s 0.43
sa/s 0.13
d/s 2.34

Honors and Awards

2018 Season (Freshman): Started 33 of 35 matches in her freshman campaign ... Led the team and the conference with 412 kills ... Second on the squad with 302 digs ... Tied for third on the team with 17 service aces ... Recorded a team second-best 10 double-doubles on the season ... Notched double-figure kill totals on 24 occasions and had double figures in digs 13 times ... Registered a season-high 21 kills in BU's four-set win at Waldorf on Oct. 6 ... Produced a season-high 22 digs, along with 13 kills in BU's five-set loss to No. 6-ranked Rocky Mountain on Sept. 1 ... Earned NSAA Scholar-Athlete honors.  

High School: Earned first team all-state honors while leading her 2017 Red Oak HS squad to an appearance in the Iowa Class 3A State Tournament under coach Angela Montgomery ... Paced the Tigers with 382 kills on .307 hitting, while adding a team-high 45 service aces and 356 digs ...Earned second-team Class 3-A all-state honors as a junior in 2016 ... Two-time all-Hawkeye Ten Conference honoree ... In her junior season, led the conference in kills with 431 and was third in digs with 402 ... Two-time team captain ... Recorded over 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs ... As a freshman, helped her team to a semifinal appearance in the 2014 Iowa State Tournament ... Captain of the USA Iowa High Performance National team in 2016, helping lead her team to a silver medal at the USA HP National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Played club volleyball for Attack Volleyball under coach Scott Huttmann ... Qualified for USA Junior Nationals in 2014, 2015, and 2016 ... Four-time letterwinner in basketball, earning first team all-state honors in 2018, leading her team to the Iowa State Basketball Tournament ... Twice earned first-team all-conference and all-District honors in basketball ... Named the MVP of the 2018 IGCA/Larry Niemeyer Senior All-Star Basketball Game after scoring 26 points and grabbing 11 rebounds ... Qualified for the 2017 Iowa State Track & Field Championships in the sprint medley relay ... An excellent student, she was a four-time recipient of the Iowa Girls Athletic Union Academic Award and was on the High Honor Roll 14 quarters.

Personal: The daughter of Debbie Pappas and Jim Athen ... Has a younger brother, Jacob ... Born on Jan. 19, 2000 ... Majoring in biology. 

 

 

Recent Games
Oct 27 Valley City State W, 3-0
Oct 30 #5 Dordt L, 3-0
Nov 2 #7 Viterbo L, 3-0
Nov 3 Waldorf W, 3-0
Nov 9 vs. Dakota State L, 3-2
Nov 17 at Trinity Christian L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 35 14
Sets 129 51
Kills 412 157
Kills per set 3.19 3.08
Errors 202 82
Total Attacks 1166 448
Hitting Percentage .180 .167
Assists 23 8
Assists per set 0.18 0.16
Service Aces 17 5
Service Errors 39 12
Service Aces per set 0.13 0.10
Reception Errors 25 8
Digs 302 96
Digs per set 2.34 1.88
Block Solo 6 3
Block Assist 50 24
Block Total 56 27
Blocks per set 0.43 0.53
Block Errors 9 3
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 460.0 177.0
Points per set 3.6 3.5
Matches started 29 12
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 23 vs. Culver-Stockton W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 20 .250 0 0 0 2 11 0 3 1 3 0 9.5
Aug 23 vs. Southwestern Assemblies of God L, 3-1 1 4 11 6 37 .135 1 0 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Aug 24 vs. Evangel L, 3-2 1 5 19 10 55 .164 1 1 2 0 12 0 2 0 2 0 21.0
Aug 24 vs. Hannibal-LaGrange W, 3-0 1 3 10 3 21 .333 1 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Aug 30 Baker W, 3-0 1 3 17 5 37 .324 1 0 2 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Aug 31 York W, 3-0 1 3 11 4 22 .318 1 0 1 1 14 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 1 Montana State-Northern W, 3-0 1 3 9 5 24 .167 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Sep 1 (RV) Rocky Mountain L, 3-2 1 5 13 7 43 .140 0 3 0 0 22 0 2 0 2 0 17.0
Sep 5 Peru State W, 3-0 1 3 8 5 19 .158 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 8.0
Sep 7 vs. Windsor W, 3-1 1 4 16 6 33 .303 0 2 2 4 14 0 1 0 1 0 18.5
Sep 7 at #19 Madonna W, 3-2 1 5 18 4 37 .378 2 1 3 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 19.5
Sep 8 vs. Rochester (Mich.) W, 3-0 1 3 10 3 22 .318 0 2 0 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 12.0
Sep 8 vs. Olivet Nazarene L, 3-1 1 4 10 10 31 .000 1 0 2 1 7 0 2 1 2 0 11.0
Sep 12 at Dakota State W, 3-0 1 3 7 11 30 -.133 0 1 1 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 21 at Dickinson State W, 3-1 1 4 13 3 31 .323 2 0 1 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Sep 22 at Valley City State W, 3-2 1 5 11 8 43 .070 1 1 2 3 19 0 1 0 1 0 12.5
Sep 28 Mayville State W, 3-1 1 4 11 12 37 -.027 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 11.0
Sep 29 Presentation W, 3-0 1 3 12 4 26 .308 0 0 1 1 8 1 4 0 5 0 15.0
Oct 5 at #4 Viterbo L, 3-0 1 3 8 4 20 .200 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 6 at Waldorf W, 3-1 1 4 21 7 44 .318 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 21.0
Oct 9 Dakota State L, 3-2 1 5 16 8 53 .151 1 0 0 1 11 0 2 1 2 0 17.0
Oct 12 vs. (RV) Trinity Christian L, 3-1 - 4 15 7 46 .174 0 0 1 3 9 0 1 0 1 0 15.5
Oct 12 vs. Our Lady of the Lake W, 3-1 1 4 14 5 51 .176 1 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 3 0 16.5
Oct 16 at Doane L, 3-1 - 4 11 7 47 .085 0 0 2 1 7 0 1 1 1 0 11.5
Oct 19 at Mayville State W, 3-2 - 5 12 7 38 .132 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 2 4 0 15.0
Oct 20 at Presentation W, 3-0 - 3 13 2 36 .306 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 13.5
Oct 25 #25 Ottawa (Kan.) W, 3-0 1 3 13 5 32 .250 2 0 1 0 6 1 2 0 3 0 15.0
Oct 26 Dickinson State W, 3-0 1 3 8 3 26 .192 0 1 2 0 4 0 5 0 5 0 11.5
Oct 26 Saint Mary (Kan.) W, 3-1 - 4 14 7 38 .184 0 1 0 0 4 0 3 1 3 0 16.5
Oct 27 Valley City State W, 3-0 1 3 7 6 22 .045 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 30 #5 Dordt L, 3-0 1 3 9 8 31 .032 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 10.0
Nov 2 #7 Viterbo L, 3-0 1 3 9 5 25 .160 0 0 2 0 5 0 3 0 3 0 10.5
Nov 3 Waldorf W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 17 .412 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Nov 9 vs. Dakota State L, 3-2 - 5 14 7 42 .167 0 2 6 2 8 0 1 0 1 0 16.5
Nov 17 at Trinity Christian L, 3-0 1 3 5 3 30 .067 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2018-19 35 129 412 3.19 202 1166 .180 23 0.18 17 0.13 302 2.34 6 50 56 0.43 460.0 3.6
Total 35 129 412 3.19 202 1166 .180 23 0.18 17 0.13 302 2.34 6 50 56 0.43 460.0 3.6
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 35 129 412 3.19 202 1166 .180 23 0.18 17 0.13 302 2.34 6 50 56 0.43 460.0 3.6
Conference 14 51 157 3.08 82 448 .167 8 0.16 5 0.10 96 1.88 3 24 27 0.53 177.0 3.5
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Home 15 51 166 3.25 86 452 .177 8 0.16 7 0.14 120 2.35 2 31 33 0.65 190.5 3.7
Away 10 39 119 3.05 56 356 .177 10 0.26 3 0.08 88 2.26 2 8 10 0.26 128.0 3.3
Neutral 10 39 127 3.26 60 358 .187 5 0.13 7 0.18 94 2.41 2 11 13 0.33 141.5 3.6
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Wins 23 81 272 3.36 120 706 .215 15 0.19 11 0.14 200 2.47 6 34 40 0.49 306.0 3.8
Losses 12 48 140 2.92 82 460 .126 8 0.17 6 0.13 102 2.13 0 16 16 0.33 154.0 3.2
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August 6 21 76 3.62 31 192 .234 5 0.24 1 0.05 64 3.05 0 7 7 0.33 80.5 3.8
September 12 46 138 3.00 78 376 .160 8 0.17 10 0.22 150 3.26 1 15 16 0.35 156.5 3.4
October 13 48 161 3.35 76 484 .176 8 0.17 3 0.06 66 1.38 5 21 26 0.54 179.5 3.7
November 4 14 37 2.64 17 114 .175 2 0.14 3 0.21 22 1.57 0 7 7 0.50 43.5 3.1