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2016 NAIA Women's Volleyball Player of the Week - No. 8 (Oct. 25)

October 25, 2016
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By Nikki Sherrill, Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three players have been named NAIA National Volleyball Players of the Week. Andrea Kappelman of Friends (Kan.) is the National Defender of the Week, Brooke Granstra of Dordt (Iowa) was selected as the National Attacker of the Week and Maddie Squiers of Bellevue (Neb.) is the National Setter of the Week. These three were selected based on their performances from Oct. 17-23 and were chosen out of a pool of conference player of the week selections.  

National Attacker of the Week
Brooke Granstra, Dordt (Iowa)
Sr., MB, Sioux Center, Iowa 

• Averaged nearly five kills per set in a 3-1 win over No. 3 Midland (Neb.) and recorded 22 total kills in a comeback win against Briar Cliff (Iowa).
• On the week, tallied 41 kills, 20 digs and 10 blocks to help the No. 10 Defenders go 2-0 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play.
• Ranks No. 16 in the NAIA in both hitting percentage (.343) and kills per set (4.1).  
• This is the first National Player of the Week honor for Granstra. 

National Defender of the Week
Andrea Kappelman, Friends (Kan.)
Sr., OH, Dallas, Texas

• In three matches, Kappelman garnered 100 digs, including setting a new school record with 40 in a 3-2 victory over Saint Mary (Kan.).
• Averaged 7.7 digs per set and earned one service ace. Totaled a reception percentage of .952 and a service percentage of .929.
• Ranks No. 9 nationally in both total digs (644) and digs per set (6.0).
•This is the first National Player of the Week honor for Kappelman.  

National Setter of the Week
Maddie Squiers, Bellevue (Neb.)
Fr., S, Kearney, Neb.   

• During a 4-0 week for the Bruins, Squiers averaged 13.8 assists per set while helping the Bellevue (Neb.) offense to a .285 hitting percentage in four sweeps.
• Added eight kills, 31 digs and six blocks to her personal stat line.
• Ranks No. 1 in the NAIA in total assists (1,279) and No. 4 in assists per set (11.2).
• This is Squiers’ second National Player of the Week honor this season (Sept. 13).

 For a complete list of all the national statistical leaders, click here.

 For the complete NAIA Player of the Week Calendar, click here.

Nominees:

Attacker
: Mallory Dillon, Missouri Baptist; Sundara Chinn, Tennessee Wesleyan; Jordan Jones, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Emma Gasman, Southern Oregon; Rory Manion, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Remy Bucknor, Indiana Wesleyan; Katie Wiley, Montana Tech; Karly Dantuma, Biola (Calif.); Carla Novaes, Talladega (Ala.); Gisele Silva, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Megan Bohn, Friends (Kan.); Maria Coelho, Campbellsville (Ky.); Mikaylah Gillespie, Bellevue (Neb.); Laycia Robinson, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Shiloh Simonson, Point Park (Pa.); Shaeli Munroe, Southwestern Christian (Okla.); Jasmine Jones, Brenau (Ga.); Nikki Mcdaniel, Webber International (Fla.); Gabby Staggs, Indiana Tech

Defender: Daniela Duarte, Park (Mo.); Kendra Johnson, Montreat (N.C.); Audrey Uyemura, Pacific Union (Calif.); Alysanne Van Dyke, Northwest (Wash.); Leah Alles, St. Francis (Ill.); Caylie Teel, Grace (Ind.); Natalie Kassa, Carroll (Mont.); Tess Van Grouw, Biola (Calif.); Jill Schouten, Dordt (Iowa); Demetria Horton, Dillard (La.); Erin Dodd, Central Methodist (Mo.); Jessie Pendleton, Campbellsville (Ky.); Nicole Warren, Jamestown (N.D.); Brittany Martinez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Chandler Brown, Rio Grande (Ohio); Celi Bruce, SAGU (Texas); Jessica Bagwell, Mobile (Ala.); Michelle Calderon, Webber International (Fla.); Kendra Zwart, Cornerstone (Mich.) 

Setter: Danna Gomes, Park (Mo.); Kellee Geren, Milligan (Tenn.); Athena Abary, Pacific Union (Calif.); Kealia Rosa, Warner Pacific (Ore.); Courtney Joyce, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Haley Harrell, Taylor (Ind.); Bree Davis, Great Falls (Mont.); Kayla Sims, The Master's (Calif.); Jamie Gesink, Dordt (Iowa); Bethany Holland, Talladega (Ala.); Rachel Kater, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.); Jana Boston, Friends (Kan.); Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Savannah Borjas, Huston-Tillotson (Texas); Ellie Abel, Cincinnati Christian (Ohio); Sanja Vojnovic, Oklahoma City; Kaylee Ginnings, Bethel (Tenn.); Lauren Ruby, Ave Maria (Fla.); Sami White, Davenport (Mich.)

2016 NAIA Volleyball Players of the Week (Complete Schedule)
Week 1 (Sept. 6): Attacker, Priscilla O’Dowd, Midland (Neb.); Defender, Nicole Warren, Jamestown (N.D.); Setter, Meghan Birr, Lourdes (Ohio).
Week 2 (Sept. 13): Attacker, Wendy Romero, Park (Mo.); Defender, Taylor Holz, Bellevue (Neb.); Setter, Maddie Squiers, Bellevue (Neb.)
Week 3 (Sept. 20): Attacker, Peiyi Liu, Columbia (Mo.); Defender, Kendra Johnson, Montreat (N.C.); Setter, Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.).
Week 4 (Sept. 27): Attacker, Wendy Romero, Park (Mo.); Defender, Nora Darrhar, St. Andrews (N.C.); Setter, Sarah Bell, Georgetown (Ky.)
Week 5 (Oct. 4): Attacker, Tessa Colden, Webber International (Fla.); Defender, Nicole Warren, Jamestown (N.D.); Setter, Carlee Baxter, Webber International (Fla.).
Week 6 (Oct. 11): Attacker, Peiyi Liu, Columbia (Mo.); Defender, Kami Troesh, Westmont (Calif.); Setter, Makenzie Montano, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).
Week 7 (Oct. 18): Attacker, Natalie Geidel, Viterbo (Wis.); Defender, Cheyan Coburn, College of Idaho; Setter, Amelia Grahn, Viterbo (Wis.).
Week 8 (Oct. 25): Attacker, Brooke Granstra, Dordt (Iowa); Defender, Andrea Kappelman, Friends (Kan.); Setter, Maddie Squiers, Bellevue (Neb.)