SJU’s Thompson, CSB’s Nass earn MIAC honors

St. John’s sophomore outside linebacker Maze Thompson has been named this week’s MIAC defensive player of the week.

Thompson had 12 tackles, including nine solo, three tackles-for-a-loss, one sack and one forced fumble as the Johnnies beat Gustavus 31-17 this past Saturday at Clemens Stadium to even their record at 4-4. Thompson also blocked a field goal.

He has 51 tackles and two sacks this season.

Meanwhile, St. Benedict sophomore Victoria Nass has been named this week’s MIAC setter/libero of the week.

She had 64 digs — an average of eight per set —  in her team’s two wins last week. Her team closed the regular season with 14 straight victories and will be the No. 2 seed in this week’s MIAC tournament.

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