Mateaki and Mills Earn CCC Players of the Week Honors

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University is excited to announce that two Mountie athletes have been selected by the Cascade Collegiate Conference as Rize Laboratory Players of the Week for their performances during competition from Aug. 21-27, 2023.

Kana Mateaki – Offensive Player of the Week
Eastern Oregon University is celebrating as their own Kana Mateaki, a senior forward from Anchorage, Alaska, has been recognized as the Rize Laboratory Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

During the Mountaineers’ recent matches, Mateaki showcased her offensive dominance, netting two goals and providing her team with an assist. Her impact on the game was evident as she seized every chance to put her team ahead, leading Eastern Oregon to a triumphant 3-1 win against Milligan University. Mateaki has been a crucial piece to the Mountaineers success over the last several seasons and will look to continue her explosive start into the rest of the 2023 season.

Mylie Mills – Defender of the Week
Eastern Oregon University is proud to announce that Mylie Mills, a freshman middle hitter hailing from Boise, Idaho, has earned the title of Rize Laboratory Volleyball Defender of the Week.

In the recent Magic Island Hawaii Classic, Mills displayed her formidable defensive skills, registering an average of 2.38 blocks per set and contributing three digs. The freshman was a game-changer at the net, tallying 19 total blocks on the weekend. This effort was crucial towards Eastern Oregon maintaining its undefeated streak over the weekend. Additionally, Mills showcased her versatility with 12 kills and an impressive .290 kill percentage, impacting the game on both offense and defense.

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