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2015 NAIA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week – No. 9 (Nov. 3)

November 03, 2015
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By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ally Krus of Missouri Baptist, Marlowe Beatty of Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) and Kylie Porter of College of Idaho have been named NAIA National Volleyball Players of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday.  These three were selected based on their performances from Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 and were chosen out of a pool of conference and Association of Independent Institution Player of the Week selections.

National Setter of the Week
Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist
Sr., S, St. Louis, Mo.
• Totaled 79 assists last week to help her team to a 2-0 week.
• Added a double-double to her stat sheet against No. 9 Park (Mo.) with 35 assists and 11 digs.
• Ranks No. 1 in assists per set (11.8).
• Averages 13.17 assists per set and 3.17 digs per set.
• This is her fourth career player of the week honor.

National Defender of the Week
Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio)
Sr., DS, Dalton, Ohio
• Career-high 41 digs against No. 22 Ohio Wesleyan (NCAA Division III) in a 3-2 victory.
• Collected 75 total digs and averaged 6.82 digs per set.
• Ranks third in digs per set with 6.5.
• Ranks 19th in total digs (632).
• This is her third career player of the week honor.

National Attacker of the Week
Kylie Porter, College of Idaho
Sr., MB, Boise, ID
• Collected 41 kills on only 69 swings (.507 hitting percentage) in two matches this week.
• Totaled 28 kills versus then-No. 14 Southern Oregon.
• Averaging 5.13 kills per set along with 8.63 attacks per set.
• This is her second career player of the week honor.

Nominees: Hannah Carey, Missouri Baptist; Angelica Arroyo, St. Andrews (N.C.); Alexa Jimenez, Benedictine Mesa (Ariz.); Ashley Mcclintock, Indiana South Bend; Rachel Bouma, Taylor (Ind.); Mikayla Ness, Montana Western; Rachael Barker, Vanguard (Calif.); Ashlee Harms, Midland (Neb.); Ruby Hunt-Thompson, Xavier (La.); Jackie Fugate, Evangel (Mo.); Katelin Horstick, Tabor (Kan.); Aleah Pelphrey, Rio Grande (Ohio); Lauren Schneidtmiller, Georgetown (Ky.); Sara Biermaier, Viterbo (Wis.); Lucille Ricord, Wiley (Texas); Abby Zipoy, Texas Wesleyan; Alysa Klassen, Faulkner (Ala.); Angie Pagan-perez, Warner (Fla.); Molly Shonk, Lourdes (Ohio)

Nominees: Haley Pouliezos, Missouri Baptist; Nora Darrhar, St. Andrews (N.C.); Sarah Cusick, Pacific Union (Calif.); Kilee Lopez, College of Idaho; Janelle Rehlander, Indiana South Bend; Brianna Decock, Montana Western; Rebecca Lowden, Vanguard (Calif.); Amy Frank, Briar Cliff (Iowa); Kayla Cole, Tougaloo (Miss.); Morgan Smith, Evangel (Mo.); Haley Thompson, Kansas Wesleyan; Chandler Brown, Rio Grande (Ohio); Madison Smith, Shawnee State (Ohio); Nicole Warren, Jamestown (N.D.); Keshanti Tidwell, Jarvis Christian (Texas); Shaughnessy Hearn, Texas Wesleyan; Alyssa Keeve, Coastal Georgia; Ashley Marvel, Keiser (Fla.); Breanna Geile, Madonna (Mich.)

Nominees: Jaden Lynch, St. Andrews (N.C.); Zhane Bender, Antelope Valley (Calif.); Lauren McGowne, Southern Oregon; Kate Nowak, St. Ambrose (Iowa); Emily Rahe, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Callie Hanson, Montana Western; Rory McCLOY, Vanguard (Calif.); Jamie Gesink, Dordt (Iowa); Franziska Pirkl, Xavier (La.); Chrissy Daggett, Grand View (Iowa); Keeley Kroeker, Tabor (Kan.); Kayla Briley, Rio Grande (Ohio); Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.); Jessica Izquierdo, Wiley (Texas); Kristina Gafford, Texas Wesleyan; Cayley Meiners, Coastal Georgia; Jenna Swaffer, Warner (Fla.); Sydney Tracer, Davenport (Mich.)

2015-16 Volleyball Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (Sept. 09): Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.) , Jennifer Krentz, Viterbo (Wis.) , Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist
Week 2 (Sept. 16): Samantha Voils, Missouri Valley , Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) , Rachel Kater, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)
Week 3 (Sept. 23): Penny Liu, Columbia (Mo.) , Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) , Sashiko Heredia, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 4 (Sept. 30): Cassie Sarabia, Indiana Tech , Haley Pouliezos, Missouri Baptist , Bethany Farres, Ottawa (Kan.)
Week 5 (Oct. 07): Kylie Porter, College of Idaho , Michi Jimenez, Lourdes (Ohio) , Kelsey Johnson, Cardinal Stritch (Wis.)
Week 6 (Oct. 14): Penny Liu, Columbia (Mo.) , Jennifer Krentz, Viterbo (Wis.) , Tori Bertsch, Rocky Mountain (Mont.)
Week 7 (Oct. 21): Raissa Herczfeld, Park (Mo.) , Shannon Liewer, Peru State (Neb.) , Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.)
Week 8 (Oct. 28): Penny Liu, Columbia (Mo.) , Jennifer Krentz, Viterbo (Wis.) , Sashiko Heredia, Columbia (Mo.)
Week 9 (Nov. 04): Kylie Porter, College of Idaho , Marlowe Beatty, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) , Ally Krus, Missouri Baptist

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Volleyball Championship
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