14 Iyanla Thigpen
14 - Iyanla Thigpen
Height: 6-2
Year: So.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Victor J. Andrew HS
Position: MB
Major: Psychology
m 30
k/s 2.28
h % .291
a/s 0.03
b/s 0.92
sa/s 0.00
d/s 0.39

FMU: Returning starter....Started 27 of 28 matches as a freshman and played in a team-high 103 (of 104) sets....Led Peach Belt Conference in attack percentage (.331) and led team in blocks (104)....PBC rankings: 1st in attack percentage; 4th in solo blocks (23), block assists (81), total blocks (104), and blocks per set (1.01); 19th in points per set (2.5); 20th in points (261.5); 21st in kills (198); and 23rd in kills per set (1.92)....6 matches with double-figure kills....9 matches with 5 or more total blocks....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.
  • Nicknames are Yani and Yance

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: A teacher or forensic scientist 
  • Favorite Superhero: Thor
  • Favorite Athlete: Tyler Lockett 
  • Favorite Sports Team: Seattle Seahawks 
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: Movie - The Greatest Showman / TV show- Queen Sugar, How to get away with Murder, When They See Us, Seal Team
  • Favorite Food: Seafood, Haitian food, Pasta, Steak 
  • Favorite Vacation Spot:  Jamaica 
  • Twitter Handle: yaniii132
  • Instagram Account:  yani1i
  • Your Motivation Music:  Trap music 
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: The food and weight room 
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Sleeping and eating 
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: Getting faster and improving my percentages 
  • Why you first chose your sport: It was just fun to me, and I loved playing with other people and learning from other people 
  • The biggest mental challenge to you improving faster: Trying not to be a perfectionist and letting the process happen
  • Brush With Greatness:  Being hypnotized and being Beyoncé for an hour
Recent Games
Nov 2 at Lander L, 3-1
Nov 5 at UNC Pembroke W, 3-1
Nov 8 Augusta W, 3-2
Nov 9 Georgia College W, 3-1
Nov 15 Flagler L, 3-0
Nov 22 vs. Lander L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 30 12
Sets 109 45
Kills 248 105
Kills per set 2.28 2.33
Errors 73 29
Total Attacks 602 265
Hitting Percentage .291 .287
Assists 3 1
Assists per set 0.03 0.02
Service Aces 0 0
Service Errors 3 0
Service Aces per set 0.00 0.00
Reception Errors 1 0
Digs 42 16
Digs per set 0.39 0.36
Block Solo 25 10
Block Assist 75 37
Block Total 100 47
Blocks per set 0.92 1.04
Block Errors 8 4
Ball Handling Errors 3 0
Points 310.5 133.5
Points per set 2.8 3.0
Matches started 16 7
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 6 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne L, 3-0 1 3 4 5 10 -.100 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5.0
Sep 6 vs. Belmont Abbey W, 3-1 1 4 8 1 15 .467 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 10.0
Sep 7 vs. North Greenville W, 3-0 1 3 3 1 11 .182 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 4 0 5.5
Sep 7 vs. Barton W, 3-2 1 5 8 3 21 .238 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 1 6 0 11.0
Sep 13 Converse W, 3-0 - 3 6 2 16 .250 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 6.5
Sep 13 Eckerd L, 3-1 - 4 7 3 17 .235 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 2 2 0 8.5
Sep 14 vs. Mount Olive W, 3-0 - 2 6 0 8 .750 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Sep 14 West Ala. L, 3-2 - 5 7 3 21 .190 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Sep 20 vs. West Fla. L, 3-0 - 3 5 3 20 .100 0 0 1 0 6 1 2 0 3 2 7.0
Sep 20 vs. Erskine L, 3-2 - 5 9 4 32 .156 0 0 0 0 9 4 4 0 8 1 15.0
Sep 21 vs. Converse W, 3-0 1 3 12 0 18 .667 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 14.5
Sep 21 vs. Valdosta St. L, 3-0 1 3 8 2 17 .353 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 24 Chowan W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 Claflin W, 3-0 1 3 6 2 12 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 7.5
Oct 4 Lander L, 3-0 - 3 9 3 19 .316 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 5 0 12.5
Oct 5 USC Aiken L, 3-0 1 3 8 2 25 .240 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 9.5
Oct 8 at Paine W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 UNC Pembroke W, 3-0 - 1 1 0 2 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.5
Oct 12 Winston-Salem W, 3-0 - 1 2 0 4 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Oct 15 Catawba W, 3-2 - 5 16 7 43 .209 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0 19.5
Oct 19 at Flagler L, 3-1 1 4 10 4 26 .231 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 11.5
Oct 23 Paine W, 3-1 1 4 10 4 25 .240 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 5 0 13.0
Oct 25 at Georgia College L, 3-2 1 5 14 6 37 .216 1 0 0 0 6 0 3 2 3 0 15.5
Oct 26 at Augusta W, 3-1 1 4 12 3 21 .429 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 5 0 15.0
Oct 29 Coker W, 3-0 - 3 6 1 15 .333 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 8.5
Nov 1 at USC Aiken L, 3-2 1 5 9 0 22 .409 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 0 13 0 16.5
Nov 2 at Lander L, 3-1 1 4 7 1 27 .222 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 4 0 9.5
Nov 5 at UNC Pembroke W, 3-1 1 4 13 2 29 .379 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 4 0 16.0
Nov 8 Augusta W, 3-2 - 5 10 2 23 .348 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 4 0 12.5
Nov 9 Georgia College W, 3-1 - 4 8 3 20 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 9.0
Nov 15 Flagler L, 3-0 - 3 4 3 14 .071 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Nov 22 vs. Lander L, 3-2 1 5 20 3 32 .531 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 20.5
  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 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
Conference 12 45 105 2.33 29 265 .287 1 0.02 0 0.00 16 0.36 10 37 47 1.04 133.5 3.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 14 47 100 2.13 35 256 .254 0 0.00 0 0.00 6 0.13 9 29 38 0.81 123.5 2.6
Away 6 26 65 2.50 16 162 .302 1 0.04 0 0.00 14 0.54 6 26 32 1.23 84.0 3.2
Neutral 10 36 83 2.31 22 184 .332 2 0.06 0 0.00 22 0.61 10 20 30 0.83 103.0 2.9
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Wins 16 54 127 2.35 31 283 .339 2 0.04 0 0.00 13 0.24 12 39 51 0.94 158.5 2.9
Losses 14 55 121 2.20 42 319 .248 1 0.02 0 0.00 29 0.53 13 36 49 0.89 152.0 2.8
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September 13 46 89 1.93 29 218 .275 2 0.04 0 0.00 25 0.54 11 26 37 0.80 113.0 2.5
October 10 33 88 2.67 30 217 .267 1 0.03 0 0.00 12 0.36 8 26 34 1.03 109.0 3.3
November 7 30 71 2.37 14 167 .341 0 0.00 0 0.00 5 0.17 6 23 29 0.97 88.5 3.0