POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River's Isabella Thoennes (Kiln; Hancock) and Noah Mitchell (Leakesville; Greene County) have been named Forrest Health Wildcats of the Week.
Thoennes helped lead Pearl River's volleyball team (8-15 overall) to a 2-1 week. The Wildcats topped Judson College 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-18) in their home finale, lost at Coastal Alabama-East 3-0 (19-25, 16-25, 22-25) and then topped Bevill State 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-20).
Thoennes registered 10 kills with six digs against JC and then led PRCC in kills (8) and digs (12) against CAE. The freshman also led PRCC with 11 kills and nine digs against Bevill State.
Thoennes has been PRCC's most consistent attacker with 165 total kills. She also leads PRCC with 205 digs.
The Wildcats have two more matches this season. They play at Louisiana College on Wednesday and then visit Bevill State next Tuesday to conclude the year.
Mitchell had a career day in PRCC's 25-3 loss at No. 1 Gulf Coast. Mitchell recorded 23 total tackles (11 solo) with two tackles-for-loss, one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry. Mitchell's active night was a big reason the Wildcats (2-6 overall) limited the Bulldogs to six points in the first half.
Mitchell's 23 total tackles were the most by a Wildcat dating back to at least 2015, according to school records.
Through seven games, Mitchell is among the NJCAA and MACJC's leading tacklers. Mitchell's 11.4 tackles-per-game rank third in the nation and are tops in Mississippi. On the season, Mitchell also has 80 total tackles with two sacks and six tackles-for-loss. Mitchell's 80 tackles are already a high-water mark for PRCC dating back to at least 2015.
The Wildcats close out the 2019 season at 6 p.m. Thursday against Mississippi Delta at Dobie Holden Stadium.
2019-20 FORREST HEALTH WILDCATS OF THE WEEK WINNERS
Sept. 2: Terrence Humphrey (football), Maddie Beets (women's soccer)
Sept. 9: Taja Brown (men's soccer), Victoria Stewart (women's soccer)
Sept. 16: John Bowman (men's soccer), Jade Shaw (women's soccer)
Sept. 23: Miguel Hernandez (men's soccer), Paige Horsnell (women's soccer)
Sept. 30: Shande James (men's soccer), Isabella Thoennes (volleyball)
Oct. 7: Caleb Burke (men's soccer), Maddie Beets (women's soccer)
Oct. 14: Gayden Hence (football), Bailey Riddley (volleyball)
Oct. 21: Noah Mitchell (football), Isabella Thoennes (volleyball)