The team was picked to finish second behind Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference.
Temple's nine service aces helped propel the team to a straight sets win against Villanova at The Palestra on Friday in the Big 5 tournament.
The medal has given the junior outside hitter a boost of confidence.
The Owls held Rutgers University to 1.1 percent hitting to defeat the Scarlet Knights in straight sets Saturday evening at McGonigle Hall.
The Owls beat the University of New Hampshire 3-1 in the morning and Rutgers University 3-0 to end their weekend tournament at McGonigle Hall.
The Owls committed 26 errors and several other mental mistakes in Friday's loss to Cleveland State.
Temple falls to Cleveland State University in five sets in first game of weekend tournament at McGonigle Hall.
Sophomore Mia Heirakuji is the key to the Owls’ new fast-paced philosophy.
Temple's attack struggled, as the team lost 3-2 against Virginia Tech then 3-1 against the University of Alabama over the weekend.
Junior Kyra Coundourides and sophomore Iva Deak combined for 17 of the team's points in Friday's win against Northern Arizona.