Athlete of the Week: Pia Timmer

Freshman from Germany leads Cougars with 86 kills

Freshman outside hitter Pia Timmer spikes the ball against the Liberty University on Saturday in Bohler Gym.


Freshman outside hitter Pia Timmer spikes the ball against the Liberty University on Saturday in Bohler Gym.

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

The Daily Evergreen’s athlete of the week is WSU volleyball freshman outside hitter Pia Timmer.

Timmer helped lead the Cougars to a three-game sweep over the opponents this weekend at the Cougar Challenge, a volleyball tournament held at WSU’s Bohler Gym. She had 32 kills over the three games leading the Cougars to an 8-1 record.

Among the top three kill leaders all weekend, Timmer earned over one-third of her season kills in three matches.

The Cougars opened the weekend against Idaho State, and WSU swept them in three sets: 25-18, 25-19, 25-13.

Timmer finished the game with 12 kills, second-most for the team, and zero errors out of 18 total attacks. She posted a hitting percentage to a .667, which was the highest for the team.

Later Friday night, the Cougars faced UT Arlington and won three sets in a row: 25-20, 25-13, 25-14. Timmer lead the way for the Cougars with eight kills 11 points and a .467 hitting percentage.

The final match of the weekend landed on Saturday as the Cougars swept Liberty with set scores of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-21.

Timmer lead the way once again, bringing in nine kills on 27 total attacks with five errors posting a hitting percentage of .148.

The sweep helped WSU to extend its win streak to seven games in a row. The Cougars look to continue their streak as they move on to the UTRGV Tournament followed by a match against the No. 10 University of Washington to open Pac-12 play.

As a freshman, Timmer had played a pivotal role for how new she is to the team. She leads the team with 86 kills on the season. She also has 49 digs, 13 blocks and a hitting percentage of .216.

From Emlichheim, Germany, Timmer earned 23 total MVP medals for her volleyball performance. She helped lead her team to a second-place finish in the Under-18 Championships of Germany just over a year ago. Along with her status at WSU, she is a member of the club program SCU Emlichheim in Germany.