14 Iyanla Thigpen
14 - Iyanla Thigpen
Height: 6-2
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Tinley Park, IL
High School: Victor J. Andrew HS
Position: MB
Major: Biology
m 28
k/s 1.92
h % .331
a/s 0.02
b/s 1.01
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.18

FMU: First-year player at FMU....Signed during 2017 early signing period....Honored and thankful that Iyanla has chosen to be a part of the vision the FMU staff has for its program....Coming from the Midwest, has always played at both a high and competitive level in high school and club....Her height and her ability to play in the middle and at the opposite position will continue to add depth to the Patriot squad....Will make the plays that will be hard for Patriot fans to get anything but excited about.....Has a tremendous upside....Her best volleyball is yet to come. 

PERSONAL: 

  • Born Iyanla (E-yawn-lah) Monique Thigpen in Port Charlotte, Fla.
  • A graduate of Victor J. Andrew High School, where she played for coach Emily Connolly.
  • Three-time All-Conference selection.
  • Helped the Thunderbolts reach the second round of the 2017 regionals.
  • Played club ball with Ultimate Volleyball of Chicago.
  • Nickname is Yani

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: A Teacher   
  • Favorite Superhero: Batman 
  • Favorite Athlete: Tyler Lockett 
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Seattle Seahawks 
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show:  Stand by Me and The originals 
  • Favorite Food:  Shrimp Alfredo 
  • Favorite Vacation Spots: Jamaica and Florida 
  • Twitter Handle: yaniii132
  • Instagram Account: yani1i 
  • Your Motivation Music: Rap music 
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: The food and weight room 
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Cooking and Baking 
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: To be better and stronger than last season
  • Brush With Greatness: I got the game-winning block to stay in the winners bracket at nationals
Recent Games
Oct 20 Lander W, 3-0
Oct 23 Chowan W, 3-0
Oct 26 at Augusta L, 3-1
Oct 27 at Georgia College L, 3-0
Nov 2 at Flagler L, 3-1
Nov 10 vs. Augusta L, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 28 12
Sets 103 46
Kills 198 93
Kills per set 1.92 2.02
Errors 60 39
Total Attacks 417 213
Hitting Percentage .331 .254
Assists 2 1
Assists per set 0.02 0.02
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 0 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 19 8
Digs per set 0.18 0.17
Block Solo 23 11
Block Assist 81 38
Block Total 104 49
Blocks per set 1.01 1.07
Block Errors 18 11
Ball Handling Errors 0 0
Points 261.5 123.0
Points per set 2.5 2.7
Matches started 27 12
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 24 Catawba L, 3-2 - 4 2 3 6 -.167 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 5 0 4.5
Aug 24 Anderson (S.C.) L, 3-0 1 3 3 0 9 .333 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 0 6.0
Aug 25 Lees-McRae W, 3-0 1 3 6 0 10 .600 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 7.0
Aug 25 Queens (N.C.) L, 3-2 1 5 5 3 14 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 6.5
Aug 31 vs. Virginia-Wise W, 3-0 1 3 8 1 13 .538 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Aug 31 vs. North Greenville W, 3-1 1 4 11 0 18 .611 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 12.0
Sep 1 vs. West Ga. L, 3-1 1 4 8 1 12 .583 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 9.5
Sep 1 at Erskine W, 3-0 1 3 6 0 9 .667 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 4 0 9.5
Sep 4 vs. Barton W, 3-1 1 4 4 1 8 .375 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 6 0 7.0
Sep 4 at Wingate L, 3-0 1 3 5 1 13 .308 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 7.5
Sep 7 Mount Olive W, 3-0 1 3 5 2 9 .333 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 6.5
Sep 7 Newberry W, 3-1 1 4 8 1 15 .467 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 9.5
Sep 8 Lenoir-Rhyne W, 3-1 1 4 7 2 18 .278 0 0 0 0 4 2 4 0 6 0 11.0
Sep 14 at Claflin   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 at UNC Pembroke   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 18 at Converse   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 at Lander L, 3-2 1 5 12 5 22 .318 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0 15.5
Sep 22 at USC Aiken L, 3-0 1 3 5 3 13 .154 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0 7.5
Sep 28 Georgia College W, 3-1 1 4 9 5 19 .211 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 3 4 0 11.0
Sep 29 Augusta L, 3-1 1 4 8 4 20 .200 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 9.5
Oct 6 Flagler L, 3-0 1 3 4 3 10 .100 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 5.0
Oct 9 Belmont Abbey L, 3-1 1 4 10 3 17 .412 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 4 0 12.5
Oct 12 UNC Pembroke W, 3-0 1 3 7 1 13 .462 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 7.5
Oct 13 at UNC Pembroke W, 3-2 1 5 8 3 22 .227 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 0 7 0 14.0
Oct 19 USC Aiken L, 3-2 1 5 7 4 18 .167 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 6 0 10.0
Oct 20 Lander W, 3-0 1 3 6 3 15 .200 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 6 0 9.0
Oct 23 Chowan W, 3-0 1 3 12 0 19 .632 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 13.5
Oct 26 at Augusta L, 3-1 1 4 10 2 21 .381 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 6 0 13.0
Oct 27 at Georgia College L, 3-0 1 3 7 1 22 .273 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 8.5
Nov 2 at Flagler L, 3-1 1 4 10 5 18 .278 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 12.5
Nov 10 vs. Augusta L, 3-0 1 3 5 3 14 .143 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 8.0
  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 28 103 198 1.92 60 417 .331 2 0.02 0 0.00 19 0.18 23 81 104 1.01 261.5 2.5
2019-20 30 109 248 2.28 73 602 .291 3 0.03 0 0.00 42 0.39 25 75 100 0.92 310.5 2.8
Total 58 212 446 2.10 133 1019 .307 5 0.02 0 0.00 61 0.29 48 156 204 0.96 572.0 2.7
  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 28 103 198 1.92 60 417 .331 2 0.02 0 0.00 19 0.18 23 81 104 1.01 261.5 2.5
Conference 12 46 93 2.02 39 213 .254 1 0.02 0 0.00 8 0.17 11 38 49 1.07 123.0 2.7
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 55 99 1.80 34 212 .307 2 0.04 0 0.00 14 0.25 7 46 53 0.96 129.0 2.3
Away 8 30 63 2.10 20 140 .307 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 0.13 13 24 37 1.23 88.0 2.9
Neutral 5 18 36 2.00 6 65 .462 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.06 3 11 14 0.78 44.5 2.5
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Wins 13 46 97 2.11 19 188 .415 1 0.02 0 0.00 9 0.20 11 35 46 1.00 125.5 2.7
Losses 15 57 101 1.77 41 229 .262 1 0.02 0 0.00 10 0.18 12 46 58 1.02 136.0 2.4
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August 6 22 35 1.59 7 70 .400 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0.09 1 16 17 0.77 44.0 2.0
September 11 41 77 1.88 25 158 .329 1 0.02 0 0.00 10 0.24 9 36 45 1.10 104.0 2.5
October 9 33 71 2.15 20 157 .325 1 0.03 0 0.00 7 0.21 9 26 35 1.06 93.0 2.8
November 2 7 15 2.14 8 32 .219 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 4 3 7 1.00 20.5 2.9