NAIA Women’s Volleyball Players of the Week Five

by | Sep 28, 2022 | RRSN News, Volleyball | 0 comments

Week 5 September 27, 2022

Attacker of the Week: Sydney Schell, Dakota State (S.D.)

  Schell had an explosive week for (RV) Dakota State (S.D.) to a 2-0 record in the North Star Athletic Association action and earned their fourth win in the last five matches. She smashed 24 kills (6.0 kills per set) to go along with a career-high 26 digs (6.5 digs per set) in Trojans 3-1 victory over Presentation (S.D.). She hit .352 in the match. Schell followed up with another astounding performance in 3-0 sweep over Mayville State (N.D.) with another double-double of 19 kills (6.3 kills per set) and 14 digs (4.7 digs per set). For the week, Schell hit an impressive .411 and averaged 6.2 kills and 5.7 digs per set. She also had four blocks.

 Nominees:

Emma Noskey, Florida College, Mia Dorsey, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas), Mikayla Johnson, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Jessalyn Chvilicek, Montana State-Northern, Ava Myers, SAGU (Texas), Olivia Keelean, Cornerstone (Mich.), Kallie Cathcart, Tabor (Kan.), Maddy Payne, Bethel (Ind.), Cierra Merrick, Campbellsville (Ky.), Rachel Hartmann, William Carey (Miss.), Rylee Troutman, Corban (Ore.), Amanda Allende, St. Thomas (Fla.), Olanasaze Ojo, UC Merced (Calif.), Kira Rymer, CIU (S.C.), Sude Gundogan, Columbia (Mo.), Molly Hackett, Saint Xavier (Ill.), Morgan Cole, Vanguard (Calif.), and Aubry Koester, Midway (Ky.)

 

Defender of the Week: Rylee Steward, Oklahoma City (Okla.)

  Steward produced Oklahoma City University’s block record for a match with 13 against Texas Wesleyan on Friday at Abe Lemons Arena. Steward knocked down 14 kills against Texas Wesleyan, ranked 24th in the NAIA, and added seven blocks against 10th-ranked Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) on Saturday. For the weekend, Steward posted a .326 hitting percentage.

Nominees:

Kinley Matlock, Crowley’s Ridge (Ark.), Tina Trevino, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas), Irene Verdino, Park (Mo.), Hannah Viet, Dakota State (S.D.), Julia Carr, Carroll (Mont.),  Brooke Wetherill, Michigan-Dearborn, Kelcey Hund, Kansas Wesleyan, Jackeline Fernandez, Bethel (Ind.), Asia Ferrando, Thomas More (Ky.), Kacey Lear, William Carey (Miss.), Kenzie Dean, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Bianca Grassi, St. Thomas (Fla.), Hattie Patton, Park- Gilbert (Ariz.), Kelcey Mangum, CIU (S.C.), Ellie Rockers, Columbia (Mo.), Chloe Roberts, Indiana Northwest, Alyvia Smith, Indiana Kokomo, and Blair Dodge, Vanguard (Calif.).

 

 

Setter of the Week: Kaleigh Ritter, Saint Xavier (Ill.)

     Collected 78 assists in a pair of wins for St. Xavier (Ill.) and averaged 13.00 assists per set. She dished out 42 assists in a three-set win over Governors State (Ill.). Ritter added 15 digs for the Cougars as well.

Nominees:

Paola Velazquez, Fisher (Mass.), Semira Blair, Xavier (La.), Katrina Davis, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.), Madalyn Groft, Dakota State (S.D.), Blythe Sealey, Rocky Mountain (Mont.), Ruby O’Brien, Texas Wesleyan, Aubrey Bates, Siena Heights (Mich.), Josie Deckinger, Kansas Wesleyan, Paige Merrick, Campbellsville (Ky.), Paige Brenner, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio), Alyssa Stagner, Faulkner (Ala.), Makenna Northern, Bushnell (Ore.), Katie Rolle, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.), Hannah Heide, Keiser (Fla.), Kamelia De Jesus, CIU (S.C.), Shannon McLain, Missouri Baptist, Reece Shirley, Indiana East, and Natalie Collins, The Master’s (Calif.)

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