Kinzer Named RMAC Defensive Player of the Week for the Second Straight Week

By MJ Arjomandi published October 22, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nikki Kinzer, the reigning RMAC Player of the Month, was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the week for the second week in a row and the third time this season.

Kinzer finished the weekend with 18 blocks and helped lead UCCS to two victories against Fort Lewis and Colorado Mesa and remain undefeated at home with a record of 10-0. Kinzer only had two blocks against Fort Lewis, but had a solid performance the next night as the Mountain Lions defeated the Mavericks of Colorado Mesa.

In the match against Colorado Mesa, Kinzer had a career-high16 total blocks, including seven block assists in the third set. Kinzer also added to theUCCS offensive production with 14 kills against Colorado Mesa for a season-high of 22.5 points.

Kinzer currently ranks second all-time in career block assists at UCCS and needs just three more to become first. She's leading Division II with 1.77 blocks per set and is helping UCCS lead the team statistics with 2.96 per set.

Kinzer and the rest of the Mountain Lions will look to remain perfect at home this weekend with a Friday night match against No. 15 Regis and a late Saturday afternoon match against No. 23 Metro State. Saturday's match will also be the "Dig Pink" breast cancer awareness night for UCCS.

UCCS Players/Staff Featured

Nikki KinzerNikki Kinzer2MBSr
Nikki KinzerNikki Kinzer2MB
Nikki KinzerNikki Kinzer2MB
Additional News Stories
June 24, 2013Kinzer Receives RMAC Degree Completion AwardUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs All-American Nikki Kinzer was one of several RMAC student-athletes to receive a Degree Completion Award from the conference to assist in costs to finish her education.
June 10, 2013Shaswar, Kinzer Earn RMAC Scholar-Athlete AwardsUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs seniors Mash Sashwar and Nikki Kinzer earned the RMAC Scholar-Athlete Award from the conference office.
April 15, 2013Mountain Lions Spend Sunday Teaching Skills to Girl ScoutsMembers of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball team taught skills to approximately 100 Girl Scouts from the area during the organization's Sports Extravaganza on Sunday at Doherty High School.
April 2, 2013Audrey Nelson Hall of Fame ProfileOne of the top offensive producers in University of Colorado Colorado Springs volleyball history will be one of four inductees for the 2013 UCCS Athletic Hall of Fame.
January 24, 20132013 RMAC Schedule SetCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will open the RMAC volleyball schedule at home Sept. 20 in the 2013 conference schedule announced today. The Mountain Lions will play 11 of its 21 conference matches at home in the Gallogly Events Center.
Visit our Facebook pageVisit the UCCS Mount Lion's Twitter pageVisit the UCCS Mountain Lions Youtube pageVisit UCCS Rss feeds