Miselli, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

Miselli, Long named Zaxby's Athletes of the Week

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Tusculum University men's volleyball outside hitter Matteo Miselli and basketball guard Mia Long have been named the Zaxby's Athletes of the Week. Long garners her second Zaxby's Athlete of the Week honor this year.

Miselli, a freshman outside hitter from Reggio Emilia, Italy, led the Pioneers offensively in the program's first win. In Saturday's 3-0 victory over Urbana, Miselli accounted for a game-high 13 kills on a .500 hitting percentage with three assists, two service aces, three total blocks (one solo, two assists), and team-high six digs as the Tusculum blanked the Blue Knights.

He also amassed 11 kills, four aces and two digs in Wednesday's inaugural match against King. On the week, Miselli is averaging 3.33 kills and owns a .317 hitting percentage.

Long averaged 17.5 points per game and shot 70 percent from the field as the Pioneers won at 94-59 at Mars Hill on Wednesday and 75-63 at Coker on Saturday. Long shot 8-for-9 from the field and scored 17 points in the win over Mars Hill, and was 6-for-11 from the field and tallied 18 points to go along with seven assists at Coker. Long averaged 3.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.5 steals and shot 14-for-20 from the field in the two wins.

The Ann Arbor, Michigan native is second on the team and 10th in the South Atlantic Conference in scoring average at 14.1 points per game, and is shooting a team-best 52.8 percent from the field to rank fourth in the conference. Long, who leads the SAC and ranks in the top 10 nationally in steals per game with 3.6 per game, has scored in double figures 10 times in 14 games this season for the Pioneers, who are 11-3 overall and tied for third in the SAC with a 6-2 record.

The Tusculum University Athlete of the Week Award is sponsored by Zaxby's, located at 3280 Andrew Johnson Highway in Greeneville.  The Zaxby's Athlete of the Week Award honors one male and one female athlete each week from an in-season sport.


2019-2020 Zaxby's Athletes of the Week


Male Athlete of the Week

Female Athlete of the Week

Sep. 5-8, 2019

Will Cronin (Cross Country)           

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Sep. 9-15, 2019

Yago Fernandez (Men's Tennis)

Rory Church (Women's Tennis)

Sep. 16-22, 2019

Jeffery Perez (Men's Golf)

Gabby Gray (Women's Volleyball)

Sep. 23-29, 2019

Henrique Devens (Men's Soccer)

Carli Pigza (Women's Volleyball)

Sep. 30-Oct. 6, 2019

Kyler Hodges (Cross Country)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Oct. 7-13, 2019

Nikola Vujicic (Men's Soccer)

Danielle Breen (Women's Soccer)

Oct. 14-20, 2019

David Johnson (Football)

Annie & Caitlin McCullough (Tennis)

Oct. 21-27, 2019

Henrique Devens (Men's Soccer)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

Thurlow Wilkins (Football)

Tatum Thornton (Women's Volleyball)

Nov. 4-10, 2019

Trenton Gibson (Men's Basketball)

Nicole McMillen (Cross Country)

Nov. 11-17, 2019

Brandon Mitchell (Men's Basketball)

Tatum Thornton (Women's Volleyball)

Nov. 18-24, 2019

Tariq Jenkins (Men's Basketball)

Aliyah Miller (Women's Basketball)

Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019

Trenton Gibson (Men's Basketball)

Mia Long (Women's Basketball)

Dec. 2-8, 2019

Tariq Jenkins (Men's Basketball)

Maddie Sutton (Women's Basketball)

Dec. 9-22, 2019

Tariq Jenkins (Men's Basketball)

Kasey Johnson (Women's Basketball)