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All-Americans - Nada Meawad - Park (Mo.) - Player of the Year

2018 NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2018 Volleyball All-America Teams as well as the coach of the year, player of the year and libero of the year, chosen by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee. This committee is made up of NAIA-AVCA officers and the championship committee. Three teams are named, plus honorable mention.

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Player of the Year:

Nada Meawad, Park University (Mo.), OH, So, Cairo, Egypt

Coach of the Year:

Mike Talamantes, Park University (Mo.)

Defender of the Year:

Rebecca Lowden, Libero, Sr, Vanguard University (Calif.)

First Team
First Name Last Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown, State
Jane Kickham Central Methodist (Mo.) OH Jr Springfield, Mo.
Caroline Clifford Columbia (Mo.) OH Sr Springfield, Mo.
Manuela Vargas Columbia (Mo.) S Jr Medellin, Colombia
Ema Altena Dordt (Iowa) OH Sr Sioux Center, Iowa
Jamie De Jager Dordt (Iowa) S Sr Sioux Center, Iowa
Kelsey Redmond Grand View (Iowa) OH Sr Iowa Falls, Iowa
Sarah Cruz Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) OH Fr Olomouc, Czech Republic
Priscilla O'Dowd Midland (Neb.) MH Sr Omaha, Neb.
Caterina Cigarini Missouri Baptist MH Jr Modena, Italy
Lauryn Hilger Northwestern (Iowa) OH Sr Omaha, Neb.
Nada Meawad Park (Mo.) OH So Cairo, Egypt
Danna Gomes Park (Mo.) S Sr Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hailey Copinga Rocky Mountain (Mont.) Opp Sr Billings, Montana
Lydia Xu Viterbo (Wis.) MH So Shangahi, China
Second Team
First Name Last Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown, State
Olivia Brees Baker (Kan.) MH Sr Meriden, Kan.
Shayla Scanlan Bellevue (Neb.) Opp Sr Plattsmouth, Neb.
Ashley Pagan College of Idaho OH Jr Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kendra Zwart Cornerstone (Mich.) MH Sr Jenison, Michigan
Megan Bunn Eastern Oregon OH Jr Banks, Ore.
Courtney Twit Grand View (Iowa) MH Sr West Des Moines, Iowa
Nyssa Baker IU Kokomo MH So Ft Wayne, Ind.
Grace Blomstedt Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) MH Sr Red Oak, Iowa
Mallory Moran Missouri Baptist OH Sr St. Louis, Mo.
Kelsey Shaver Providence (Mont.) OH Jr Scotts Valley, Calif.
Makayla Hoyt Southern Oregon MH So Placerville, Calif.
Taylor Ristvedt Southern Oregon Opp Jr Portland, Ore.
Aubrey Aspen Viterbo (Wis.) MH Sr Sparta, Wis.
Samantha Neely Westmont (Calif.) MH Sr Whittier, Calif.
Third Team
First Name Last Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown, State
Kiersten Anderson Columbia (Mo.) Opp Jr Springfield, Ill.
Caylee Robalin Embry Riddle (Ariz.) Opp So El Paso, Texas
Trystin Luneckas Grand View (Iowa) S Jr West Branch, Iowa
Sage Meyer Hastings (Neb.) OH Sr Bellevue, Neb.
Shaelyn Martin Kansas Wesleyan (Kan.) MH Sr Salina, Kan.
Elly Burke Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Opp Jr Louisville, Ky.
Jane Cisar Masters (Calif.) MH Jr Albuquerque, N.M.
Lexi Kite McPherson (Kan.) OH Sr Thorton, Colo.
Jessica Peters Midland (Neb.) S Sr Omaha, Neb.
Lacey Wacker Northwestern (Iowa) S So Jackson, Min.
Kenna Hall Ottawa (Kan.) MH Sr Desoto, Kan.
Kali Shaw SAGU (Texas) OH Sr Meadows Place, Texas
Kacie Stoll Trinity Christian (Ill.) Opp Sr Lombard, Ill.
Rebecca Lowden Vanguard (Calif.) L Sr Glendora, Calif.
Honorable Mention
First Name Last Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown, State
Kristin Danielson Aquinas (Mich.) OH SR Grand Rapids, Mich.
Karly Morris Aquinas (Mich.) Lib JR Clarksville, Mich.
Jackie Stein Arizona Christian OH SR Portland, Ore.
Olivia Galas Bellevue (Neb.) S FR Omaha, Neb.
Rachael Gunn Bethel (Tenn.) OH JR Auckland, New Zealand
Natalie Jones Brescia (Ky.) OH JR Owensboro, Ky.
Brielle Bumgarner Carroll (Mont.) MH SR Kalispell, Mont.
Marija Janjusevic Central Methodist (Mo.) Opp Sr Belgrade, Serbia
Kyra White Coastal Georgia MH Sr Chicago, Ill.
Jackie Van Vliet College of Idaho MH SR Twin Falls, Idaho
Barbara Briceno Dakota State (S.D.) OH SR Lima, Peru
Allison Kuenle Doane (Neb.) OH JR North Platte, Neb.
Hailee Ackerman Eastern Oregon OH JR Nampa, Idaho
Audrey Baldwin Embry Riddle (Ariz.) S JR Santa Barbara, Calif.
Erin Clark Embry Riddle (Ariz.) OH SO Phoenix, Ariz.
Julianne Wilkes Faulkner (Ala.) L JR Deatsville, Ala.
Caylie Teel Grace (Ind.) DS/OH SR Warsaw, Ind.
Lucy Skoch Hastings (Neb.) MH SO Hastings, Neb.
Arianna Brooks Hutson-Tillotson - (Texas) MH JR Farmersville, Texas
Ana Collar Indiana Wesleyan (Ind.) Opp FR Cicero, Ind.
Kelly Miller Indiana Wesleyan (Ind.) OH JR Goshen, Ind.
Emileishka De Jesus IU Northwest (Ind.) OH FR Hobart, Ind.
Monica Loftus IU Southeast (Ind.) OH SR Louisville, Ky.
Julina Niemeier Jamestown (N.D.) Lib SR Jamestown, N.D.
Abbie Seward Keiser (Fla.) OH So Bloomington, Ill.
Liz Mann Life (Ga.) OH Sr Sellersburg, Ind.
Klara Mikelova Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) OH SO Kurim, Czech Republic
Sarah Spangler Marian (Ind.) Opp FR Cedar Lake, Ind.
Hannah Trout Marian (Ind.) Opp JR Chesterfield, Mo.
Skyler Van Note Marian (Ind.) OH FR Muncie, Ind.
Aiko Waters Marymount California OH JR Torrance, Calif.
Kayla Sims Masters (Calif.) S SR Anchorage, Ark.
Jayden Warner Mayville State (N.D.) Lib JR Mayville, N.D.
Alyssa Rupert Milligan (Tenn.) L SR Kingsport, Tenn.
Maggie Sorensen Missouri Baptist OH Sr St. Louis, Mo.
Masha Korol Montana Tech OH SR Ukrainka, Ukraine
Dylan Fowler Montana-Western Lib SR Belgrade, Mont.
Megan Van Marter Northwest Christian (Ore.) MB Sr Shelton, Wash. 
Marijana Bjelobrk Oklahoma City Opp JR Belgrade, Serbia
Alex Ewalt Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) Lib SR Danvers, Ill.
Chase Bohman Oregon Tech OH SR Credwell, Ore.
Morgan Berry Ottawa (Kan.) S FR Shawnee, Kan.
Bailei Hubbard Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) MH SO Helotes, Texas
Tatiana Dale Point (Ga.) MH SR Kenner, La.
Tessa Colden Reinhardt (Ga.) OH JR Deland, Fla.
Maria Pelak Saint Francis (Ind.) S SO Mattawan, Mich.
Kendra Siefring Saint Francis (Ind.) MH SO Fort Recovery, Ohio
Suzanny Figueiredo SAGU (Texas) OH SR Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Sophia Ivy SAGU (Texas) S JR Round Rock, Texas
Cashlyn Munroe Southwestern Christian (Okla.) OH JR Douglass, Kan.
Bresha Orange Univ. of St. Thomas (Texas) OH SR Longview, Texas
Krista Kolbinskie St. Thomas (Fla.) OH Sr San Antonio, Texas
Samantha Korn Taylor University (Ind.) Lib JR Perrysburg, Ohio
Tierra Coverson Texas Wesleyan MH SR San Angelo, Texas
Dani Van Laten Trinity Christian (Ill.) S JR Westmont Ill.
Dominique Andrews UC Merced (Calif.) OH JR Madera, Calif.
Devon Heitkamp Univ Northwestern (Ohio) MH JR New Bremen, Ohio
Clarissa Olson Valley City State (N.D.) MH SR Valley City, N.D.
Shaylen Larson-Piper Vanguard (Calif.) OH SR Elizabeth, Colo.
Miah Garant Viterbo (Wis.) MH/Opp SO Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Amy Buffham Westmont (Calif.) S SR Saugus, Calif.
Konstantina Pateli WVU Tech S JR Atjens, Greece
Kayla Black Xavier (La.) OH So Spring, Texas

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship
Sports Rules - Volleyball (W)